Tarak Ridge: Itinerary and Budget for Mt. Mariveles Climb

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Itinerary update as of May 31, 2015.

Mt. Mariveles
1130+ MASL, Major Climb
Difficulty: 4/9 Trail Class: 3

Things to Consider in Planning:
* Expertise/Climb Experience of Joiners
* Weather
Make sure to consider these things since Mt. Mariveles is a major climb; definitely, this is not advisable for first-timers. The trail to Tarak Ridge is very steep, one should go on 4×4 (on both hands and feet while climbing). Also, it is VERY IMPORTANT to check the weather updates before and on the date of the climb. Camping at Tarak Ridge is not advisable when it is raining.
MT. MARIVELES ITINERARY
Days Needed: 2 Days 1 Night
Day 0
02:00AM  Assembly at Makati
02:15AM  ETD Makati to Bataan Transit Cubao
02:45AM  ETA Bataan Transit Terminal
Day 1
03:00AM  ETD to Mariveles, Bataan
06:00AM  ETA in Brgy. Alas-asin, Mariveles
06:05AM  Breakfast at Alas-asin
06:30AM  Registration at Alas-asin Barangay Hall
06:45AM  Start Trek! πŸ™‚
07:15AM  Stop-Over at Nanay Cording’s
07:30AM  Start Trek to Papaya River! πŸ™‚
10:30AM  ETA Papaya River
11:00AM  Lunch at Papaya River
11:30AM  Rest, Fill all water containers
12:00AM  Start Trek to Tarak Ridge
05:00PM  ETA Tarak Ridge (Set up Camp)
05:30PM  Wait and watch sunset at Tarak Ridge
06:30PM  Dinner/Socials
08:00PM  Lights Off πŸ™‚
Day 2
04:00AM  Wake-Up Call
04:30AM  Start Trek to Summit
05:00AM  Wait and watch sunrise
06:00AM  Start descent to Tarak Ridge
06:20AM  ETA Campsite
06:40AM  Start descent to Papaya River
09:30AM  ETA Papaya River
09:45AM  Have fun at Papaya River πŸ™‚
10:30AM  Lunch at Papaya River
11:00AM  Have fun at Papaya River πŸ™‚
12:00AM  Start trek!
02:30PM  ETA Nanay Cording’s
03:00PM  Back to Jump-Off. Wash.
04:00PM  ETD Mariveles to Manila
07:30PM  ETA Cubao/Manila πŸ™‚

Stop Over at Nanay Cording’s Place

Budget:
Bus Fare Cubao to Mariveles……….Php272.00
Bus Fare Mariveles to Cubao……….Php272.00
Registration Fee………………………….Php40.00
Fee at Wash Up Area…………………..Php20.00
Total Budget……………………………….Php604.00
Optional
Guide Fee…………………………………Php900/group
TIPS/REMINDERS:
* No need to pay another registration fee at Nanay Cording’s
* Make sure to get at least one contact at the registration
* Guide is not really needed. Minimal chances of getting lost.
* If camping at the ridge, make sure to bring sufficient amount of water. There is no water source at the ridge. The only water source in Mt. Mariveles is the Papaya River.
* If all bus to Cubao is full, another option is to take a mini-bus to Balanga. At Balanga, there are 2 bus terminals bound for Manila – Genesis and Bataan Transit.
* If camping at the ridge, make sure to bring extra pegs and jackets. The wind at the ridge is very strong.
* Most ideal campsite is at the Papaya River.

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  1. Ceasar Iram
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    Are we able to do it in 1 day?

  2. Chasing Philippines
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    Few hikers go here for a day hike. So i think it is possible.

  3. Xtian Go
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    If we go there lets say on friday for overnight camp, how long can it take? We have 2 newbie will be joining us.

  4. Chasing Philippines
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    You may check my other posts for Tarak. Medyo mahabang lakaran sya.

  5. Marte Cellona
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    Sino aakyat pasabay πŸ™‚

  6. Ghie
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    Hi we're organizing for Nov 14-15 πŸ™‚

  7. Arjay Daplas
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    @Ghie can I come and join your group for Nov 14-15? Please send me a message if its okey. Thanks!

  8. Unknown
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    Sino po akyat by friday? Pajoin nmn po ko. Salamat

  9. Marte Cellona
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    7-8 po kmi bka gusto nyo?

  10. Marte Cellona
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    Miss @ghie 7-8 na po kmi.tnx nlng po sa invite πŸ™‚

  11. Marte Cellona
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    Miss @ghie 7-8 na po kmi.tnx nlng po sa invite πŸ™‚

  12. Marte Cellona
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    7-8 po kmi bka gusto nyo?

  13. Arianna Guiao
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    Miss Ghie, pede po pasabay? any contact number maam?

  14. Anonymous
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    Kita-kits sa Tarak mga bundokeros! Akyat kami sa Nov. 14.

  15. Chasing Philippines
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    Ingats and enjoy! πŸ™‚

    Share kayo if may any changes or updates mga mam and sir. πŸ™‚

  16. Marte Cellona
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    09305883415 Ador delo santos – Mt. Mariveles Guide

  17. Marte Cellona
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    Or hanapin nyo lang pangalan nya sa brgy. Hall. Mabait yan si kuya. Kahit magkano lang ang sagot lng ang sagot nya pero wag nyo naman baratin hehehe. 2 days 1 night 1k lng binigay nmn kasama na pasuyo na magbitbit ng tubig pag ssunduin nya na kami kinabukasan

  18. Marte Cellona
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    Or hanapin nyo lang pangalan nya sa brgy. Hall. Mabait yan si kuya. Kahit magkano lang ang sagot lng ang sagot nya pero wag nyo naman baratin hehehe. 2 days 1 night 1k lng binigay nmn kasama na pasuyo na magbitbit ng tubig pag ssunduin nya na kami kinabukasan

  19. Marte Cellona
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    09305883415 Ador delo santos – Mt. Mariveles Guide

  20. Chasing Philippines
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    Php1000 din bigay namin, so 10 kami. Php100 lang isa. Pasok na sa budget! πŸ™‚

  21. Alexane
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    Maganda po ba jan?

  22. Alexane
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    This comment has been removed by the author.

  23. Chasing Philippines
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    Yes po. Sulit ang pagod and mahabang lakaran.

  24. Unknown
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    Plan to do dayhike with my officemate tomorrow, 12/05. Baka may aakyat, pwede bang sumama? πŸ™‚ Here's my number. 09435620290

  25. Gie Geralde
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    Sino po aakyat sainyo this weekend? Pwd pasabay?

  26. Gie Geralde
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    Sino po aakyat sainyo this weekend? Pwd pasabay?

  27. Arvin Ryan
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    Ay sayang kakababa lang namin

  28. Juancho Abad
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    Hola, kita-kits na lang sa Feb 6!!!

  29. Unknown
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    My daughter's school is organizing a climb to tarak ridge on 4 march. Thia is a requirement dor their biology class. Is it safe for dirst timers- students- to climb?

  30. Unknown
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    My daughter's school is organizing a climb to tarak ridge on 4 march. Thia is a requirement dor their biology class. Is it safe for dirst timers- students- to climb?

  31. Anonymous
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    Hi, I'm just want to ask if, who can I contact if I want to climb to tarak ridge? I'm going to hike in solo… thank you and have a nice day.

  32. kris
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    WERE PLANNING TO HIKE FEB 20 SINU GUSTO SAMA

  33. Lorence Camino
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    Sir Kris Day hike po ba O overnight?

  34. Therefore, I am
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    Will do a day hike this 16. πŸ™‚

  35. Therefore, I am
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    Will do a day hike this 16. πŸ™‚

  36. Chasing Philippines
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    Magiging mahirap po sya for first timers. Kailangan po talagang mag-ingat.

  37. kris
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    day hike lng po sir

  38. Jhulya
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    Gusto ko sana mg hike this sunday day hike lang. Baka meron dito πŸ™‚

  39. Anonymous
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    Meron maam. 1am po alos namin sa cubao.

  40. Jonathan Field
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    Akyat po kmi sa 27 overnight po kmi sa tarak group of 7 kmi sino po gusto sumabay πŸ™‚ 09223739122

  41. alec ang
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    May aakyat po sa march? Pasabay naman po. Alec Ang 09274379575.
    Thanks

  42. janzen mor dollolasa
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    April 2-3 sched namin . Heh

  43. janzen mor dollolasa
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    This comment has been removed by the author.

  44. janzen mor dollolasa
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    Meron kaming plan sa april 2-3 sana maganda ang panahon. Baka may gustong sumama. Kkb kng po.

  45. janzen mor dollolasa
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    Meron kaming plan sa april 2-3 sana maganda ang panahon. Baka may gustong sumama. Kkb kng po.

  46. Dave Bunagan
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    Aakyat yung sinamahan kong group s mt.maculot. Mar.12-13. Baka gusto m sumama. Sir bhem- 09179014887

  47. Dave Bunagan
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    Aakyat yung sinamahan kong group s mt.maculot. Mar.12-13. Baka gusto m sumama. Sir bhem- 09179014887

  48. Anonymous
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    may akyat po kami this up comin' 19-20th this month. sino po gusto sumabay? – 09062336368

  49. Nikko Villaverde
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    18 -20 kme sir! kita kits!

  50. Jelyn Dabuyan
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    Will climb on 19-20 with my friends. Just wanna ask if there are porters there? And if you know how much is their rate? Will be staying overnight.

  51. Jelyn Dabuyan
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    Will climb on 19-20 with my friends. Just wanna ask if there are porters there? And if you know how much is their rate? Will be staying overnight.

  52. Chasing Philippines
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    Yes, there are porters there and guide. Rate is Php700.

  53. BRANDON Marquez
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    Anyone going next Sunday April 17 for a day hike? Please contact me 09062522093

  54. Alfredo Asan
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    if you are interested we have climb at Mt. tarak April 23-24, 2016

    Like our page: http://www.facebook.com/iclimbmountain
    find Mt. Tarak event all the info of our event is included.

  55. Anonymous
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    Possible po ba ang night trek? Let's say alis sa cubao ng 4pm.

  56. Unknown
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    ready na kami para bukas! sana available si tatay claro….

  57. Mark Cruz
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    possible po!
    be sure na kumpleto lang kayo ng mga gamit nyo especially ung mga lights nyo…

  58. Mark Cruz
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    just wanna check how visible ung trail paakyat sa ridge? bukas na akyat namin…thanks!

  59. OMAY2981
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    sobrang tarik po ba ng mt.tarak? di po ba talaga kaya ng mga first timer?nakapag pico de loro na po kami pero di kami nagmonolith,any suggestion po where to hike s mga baguhan lang na hiker?thanks

  60. Chasing Philippines
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    Pwede naman po. Kaya lang we have to consider safety lagi. You may try Mt. Gulugod Baboy or Batulao

  61. Chasing Philippines
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    Possible. Pero make sure may headlamps ang lahat. Kasi kailangan talaga 4×4 kayo pag paakyat na sa summit after ng Papaya River

  62. Tom woodford
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    Anyone interested in organizing something for a date around the 12th of May?

  63. Triskelion Muska
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    Required ba guide?

  64. Chasing Philippines
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    Hindi po required. πŸ™‚

  65. Anonymous
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    Anyone hiking on the last week of May/ first week of June? We're 3 lang and hopefully may makasabay kami. Thanks!

  66. kintarou samonte
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    Required pa po ba letter of intent + tour guide?

  67. Anonymous
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    anyone onjune 18 to19?

  68. Dim Jorsan Tesiorna
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    Climbing on September 24-25. Joiners are welcome. Here's my number 0917 866 6960

  69. kintarou samonte
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    Hi, required po ba letter of intent? Also, may available pa rin po ba ma tent for rent @ nanay cordings area?

  70. Riene Delimos
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    climbing on June 25. Any joiners?

  71. Unknown
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    Delikado po ba ung treek?
    tingin nyo po, kaya ba pag mag isa lang ?
    Salamat

  72. Chasing Philippines
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    Mas okay po lagi kung hindi solo climb πŸ™‚

  73. SJ
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    isa din pala ako sa makakasagot sa tanong kong 'to haha

    irerecommend ko po na mas maganda na may kasama.
    kasama ko po ung partner/bff/bf ko last Sunday.
    sobra akong nagpapasalamat kahit ayako syang sumama sinundan nya ako :))

    kelangan ng kasama kasi kung ikaw hindi mo makita ung mga sign maari ung kasama mo makita nya πŸ™‚
    extra hand for everything,lalo na umakyat kami ang lakas ng ulan.

    #salamat sa mga masisigasig na kasintahan around the world lalo na kay JM ^^
    –SJ

  74. Chasing Philippines
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    Naks! Love love love!
    Mabuhay ang mga #MayForever! πŸ™‚

    Salamat sa pag-share.

  75. Ranjie Malaya
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    Safe ba siya for solo hiker? I mean, kukuha naman ako ng guide, kaso mag-isa lang talaga ako pupunta. Marami po bang available guides sa jump-off? Thank you.

  76. Unknown
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    Akyat po kami mt. Tarak sept.18, 2016…. sama po kayo.

  77. Rayleigh Pantaleon
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    Overnight po 18-19

  78. Rayleigh Pantaleon
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    Overnight po 18-19

  79. Unknown
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    hello.. may aakyay ba sa sept 4? i want to go there day hike lang. dalwa kami. can any1 share d.number ng guide? thanks

  80. Unknown
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    October 15 organize dayhike. Baka may gusto sumama.

  81. Angelica Bernal
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    Okay lang po ba sya sa first timer? Hehehe. Nainlove po kasi ako sa mga pics ng tarak ridge na nakita ko, kaya gusto ko din mawitness yung ganda. Salamat po! Hehe

  82. D'Wanderer
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    Sino po aakyat this month or next month pasabay po ako

  83. Unknown
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    Sino aakyat next month(november 2016)?nabitin ako kahapon(oct 16, 2016)my nirescue kami..almost 100 mountaineers eh..dahil ky bagyong karen..first time ko naakyat un..gusto ko ulitin..message lng kau dto or txt me at 09063188618..spo1 gabby delos santos..bataan police…iset natin..ung walang bagyo para enjoy!

  84. Joseph Gabriel Delos Santos
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    Sino aakyat next month(november 2016)?nabitin ako kahapon(oct 16, 2016)my nirescue kami..almost 100 mountaineers eh..dahil ky bagyong karen..first time ko naakyat un..gusto ko ulitin..message lng kau dto or txt me at 09063188618..spo1 gabby delos santos..bataan police…iset natin..ung walang bagyo para enjoy!

  85. Rose Ann Quiambao
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    October 29 akyat kami

  86. Ralph Alcid
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    This comment has been removed by the author.

  87. Ralph Alcid
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    If you are going to climb Tarak, be sure you have good hiking shoes. It is VERY SLIPPERY when it’s raining or after the rain, either you skip it as it is risky if you only have a few hiking experience (Trust me I've climb Tarak more than 10 times, twice raining) Guide is not necessary but I suggest you get 1 if you have a large group. Camping in papaya river gives you unlimited water and a chance of seeing fireflies roaming the area. But for me, its still better to camp in the ridge. Sunset and sunrise in the ridge is a spectacular view. December and January gives a good probability of seeing a sea of clouds, its dissolves quickly so be sure to wake up at dawn. Be sure you have a strong tent, the wind in the ridge is very strong and its really cold at night. Trekking Tarak Ridge at night should be done only if you have a guide or really know the trail.

    You can also camp near the summit it can at least fit 2 dome tents but its not really advisable.

    Buko juice in Nanay Cording house is available on Sundays only. Its really good!

  88. Chasing Philippines
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    Thank you for these tips! πŸ™‚

  89. ezekielpesigan
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    hi..po sa inyo kung sino po need ng guide para po sa tarak Day hike or Over night just text me im ezekiel this is my #09302263964……

  90. es es ay
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    Hi po, pag may hiking po kau, pwede pa join kami ng friend ko. para maka gain ng new friends nadin. my cp # 09153853016 thank you πŸ™‚

  91. ezekielpesigan
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    ah sama po kau samen sa 18-19 pangalang po…..

  92. Unknown
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    Hi… may aakyat po ba ngayon january? Sana po weekend. Pasama naman po kami ng sister ko. Or kahit hindi ngayong january. Salamat po. Pa pm naman po ako. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  93. chryzyl faye Aquino
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    Hi… may aakyat po ba ngayon january? Sana po weekend. Pasama naman po kami ng sister ko. Or kahit hindi ngayong january. Salamat po. Pa pm naman po ako. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  94. chryzyl faye Aquino
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    Hi may aakyat po ba ngayong january or kahit di january basta po sana weekend. Baka pwede po pasabay. Maraming salamat po

  95. Rossy
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    Mag hike po kami this january 28-29, overnight! May kilala po kayong tour guide na pede macontact ahead of time. Please, thanks!

  96. Rossy
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    Here's my number po 09264289181. Please, tour guide po. Di namin macontact si Sir ador eh. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  97. Diane Gagni
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    Pag may mga aakyat po pls inform me.. I want to join during saturdays and sundays 09461691775 yan po contact number ko.

  98. ezekiel noynay
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    hi…umakyat na po kau

  99. Aj Sonza
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    our group will climb tomorrow 2/11/17 will be at cubao 4am… wanna join? were from NKTI

  100. Aj Sonza
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    aakyat kami bukas 2/11/17 4am meet at cubao. overnight kami.. txt me at 09474761799 if you want to join. thank

  101. Aj Sonza
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    Were MASAKA MOUNTAINEERING group based at Quezon CIty

  102. Billy Rodriguez
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    Planning to climb pag uwi..dayuhan nko sa sariling lugar eh..tsk

  103. Unknown
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    Hi.
    Maycontact no. po kayo ng guide? Planning to climb on march 25. Makikiup fate lang πŸ™‚

    TIA.πŸ˜€

  104. ezekielpesigan
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    hi baka gusto nio po ng guide kailangan nio papo ba

  105. ezekielpesigan
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    hi

  106. Anonymous
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    hello po.. aakyat po kami sa mt tarak this may 20..anyone would like to join.. pm me on facebook po neil thranduil.. we are from pampanga.. at kong meron po kakilala na tour guide pls pm me also..thank you po

  107. Billy Rodriguez
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    try nyo yan si ezekielpesigan..tga bataan din kasi ako kaya hindi ko na kailangan ng guide..

  108. Elizabeth Dasal
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    +63 915 065 8930 shoot me a message planning to ahon this may 20 & 21 in Five Fingers overnyt. Tara na bes papayat.
    Around metro MNL here

  109. Patrick Sigua
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    San po banda sa cubao yung terminal?

  110. Billy Rodriguez
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    Along edsa north bound sa baba ng monte piedad foot bridge.Five Star bus terminal..may byahe dun BATAAN TRANSIT byaheng mariveles..madadaanan un alas asin

  111. albertmark nacor
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    sino po my gusto sumama samin October 28 to 29 tawag nalng po kayo skin 09957361878

  112. albertmark nacor
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    October 28 to 29 my hike po kmi gusto nyu po mag join samin

  113. Unknown
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    sinu po aakyat february 2018

  114. Grace Santiago
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    Hi! Baka mag daytour kami (2pax) one of these dates (Feb 16-18). Pa-join naman. πŸ™‚

  115. Whitney Mamaradlo
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    Hi @GraceSantiago! Balak ko umakyat sa Sat, Feb 17. Magisa ko lang. Day hike lang. Join ako sa inyo. Here is my number: +639284824060.

  116. Unknown
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    May schedule po ba kayo ng climb sa tarak ridge this coming nov. 1&2 sasama sana ako mg.isa lng ako.

  117. Unknown
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    Meron po bang aakyat sa nov. 1&2 sa tarak ridge.

  118. Unknown
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    Cno po may contact ng guide sa tarak?

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