Philippines FAQ!

When is this trek?

11 to 16 December 2016. 5/6 days 5 nights.

 

What is the difficulty rating of this trek?

Difficulty rating of Mt Pulag trek: 2.5/5.

How much does this trip costs? What does it include?

The estimated cost of this trek is $680 SGD (dependent on airfare price & agency quotation). The money you pay will go into airfare, all land transport, the permits & guides, equipment for the climb up Mt Pulag, meals within Mt Pulag National Park, 2 nights accommodation in Pulag homestay, 1 night accommodation in Sagada, as well as insurance. Meals would be provided for Day 1 dinner, Day 2 breakfast and lunch. Members of NUS Rovers are eligible for a $5 discount. You will however have to bring your own money for your own expenses for souvenirs and other meals.

How many participants?

Estimated 20-25 participants.

What is the brief itinerary?

Day 0:

Arrive in Manila

Day 1: (lepak day, sleep early to prepare for Mt Pulag trek at Day 2 0000hrs)

Side trips: Ambuklao Dam, Jang Jang Hanging Bridge, and Daclan Sulfur Spring.

Day 2:

Summit ascend/ sunrise at Mount Pulag

Day 3:

Sunrise at Kiltepan Viewpoint

Banga-an Rice Terraces

Bomod-ok falls

Cave Connection Adventure (Sumaguing Cave)

Day 4:

Marlboro Hills

Blue Soil Hill

Sunset at Lake Danum

Day 5:

R&R at Manila, Mall of Asia

Will there be a local guide?

Yes, we have enlisted a local agency to provide the guides, transport and accommodation.

Where are we having our meals?

Day 1 dinner, Day 2 breakfast & lunch would be provided. The rest would be at own expenses.

Where are we staying?

Day 1 and 2 nights would be a homestay 15 minutes away from Mt Pulag. We would be renting a local house.

Day 3 would be at Sagada homestay. A good local experience.

Day 4 night would be spent on an overnight bus enroute to Manila for our last day for R&R.

Will there be shower facilities?

Shower facilities will be available at the end of Mt Pulag trek, and back at the accommodation.

What will the weather be like?

Among our December treks, this trip will be the coldest! Temperatures on Mt Pulag can drop below 10 degrees at night and Sagada is located in the mountains as well. We will summit Mt Pulag, the highest mountain on Luzon island at 2922m.

Weather on the mountains may be unpredictable, advised to bring a poncho or parka even if weather forecast predicts a sunny weather. Waterproof items. Prepare thermals as well for the ascend.

Will there be a wet weather plan?

Seek shelter immediately if the rain gets heavy. Seek advice from committee members and local guides.

Can I purchase my own air ticket as I wish to extend my stay?

No. Tickets will be booked in advance to minimise costs. See you at Changi Airport!

I have more questions. How may I contact you?

More information will be relayed in detail during the pre-trek briefing, which will be held on at a later date. However, we welcome any questions from now till then. Feel free to drop us an email at (pulagtrek2016@gmail.com). Also, do check out this video for a sneak peek of Mt Pulag!

I’m ready! Where do I sign up?

Sign up here! Read our Terms and Conditions here!

Why should I go on this trip?

This trip will span across Baguio, Sagada, and Manila.

First, take ride around Baguio in a Jeep to soak in the sights, before retiring to a homestay for a comfortable night. Then, get ready for the ultimate adventure as we travel from mountain to rice terraces to lake to cave to waterfall! Beautiful views you definitely cannot miss, including a sea of clouds at the peak of Mt. Pulag, and 3 days of sunset viewing at 3 different locations. 

Brought to you by:

Wei Lin

Wei Lin

Trek IC

Alvin

Alvin

Wei Jie

Wei Jie

Agnesh

Agnesh

Clara

Clara