If you’re up for a challenge, feeling adventurous, and want to feel the nature – I urge you to CLIMB!
After a long time (8 months to be exact), I’m on top again. My last climb was June 2016 at Mt. Maculot, Batangas. I missed the feeling of being tired, exhausted, haggard but when you reach the top, it’s all worth it. Matutulala ka na lang sa ganda, bes!
I climb with my Beshie, this is our kind of Valentines date. We’re a different person now, we have no more interest in shopping malls (unless we’ll shop for our mountaineering gears /beachineering essentials or unless we’ll watch movie – indie films 😀 ), we’d rather climb mountains, beachineering and connect with locals.
Credits: Pinoy Mountaineer
Trailhead: Brgy. Cayabu, Tanay, Rizal
LLA: 14°36′22.4′′N, 121°25′18.6′′ E, 728 MASL (+470m)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hours
Specs: Minor hike, Difficulty 3/9 (Summit); 4/9 (Loop hike), Trail class 1-4
Features: Sea of clouds, scenic views of the Sierra Madre, waterfalls
HOW TO GET THERE
Via Public Transport
- From cubao, ride a jeepney to Cogeo Gate 2
- From Cogeo, ride a jeepney to Batangasan Junction
- From Batangasan, ride a tricycle to Brgy. Cayabu (jumpoff)
***I don’t know much about the fare as we’re in a private vehicle***
- 12:00AM Meet-up in Pasay
- 01:00AM ETD to Brgy. Cayabu Tanay, Rizal
- 03:00AM ETA at Brgy. Cayabu Tanay, Rizal. Registration, Secure guides
- 03:30AM Start trek to Mt. Cayabu
- 04:30AM ETA Mt. Cayabu Summit
- 05:00AM Resume trek to Mt. Maynoba
- 06:30AM ETA at Mt. Maynoba’s summit
- 07:00AM ETD to Waterfall; Lunch; Swimming
- 12:00NN Head back to jumpoff
- 01:30PM ETA at jump-off/wash-up
- 03:00PM ETD back to Manila
We joined a group found from DIY Travel Philippines
Fee was Php750.00 only (inclusive of van transfer, guide fee, registration fees & bag tag). Join them on their next climb, click link below:
Or you may contact Arjay (Organizer)
The trail to the summit is forested and grassy. You have to pass “The-HampasYourFaceTalahib-Challenge”. Hehe
Our view while resting at the big stones from the 7th falls. Nice huh!
One of 8 waterfalls down the trail. Clear crystal!
Sea of Clouds – this is the main reason why we decided to climb Mt. Maynoba. But we failed, there is no sea of clouds, instead we saw a sea of crowds. Hehehe! But understandable because I believe these are the peak months of climbing. Instead of being pissed-off because of the crowd, why not try to connect with other mountaineers. It feels good to hear “Hi! Good morning. Ingat po, madulas! (with a smile)” from other mountaineers you bumped into the trail.