Jumping into the Pinoy mountaineers bandwagon and yes, I’m back at blogging my mountain trips! This newly opened tramping ground in Tanay, Rizal has been talked on the town since it was launched in the first quarter of this year, 2016. I’ve been seeing different photos and all that shebang about these mountains, Mt. Maynoba and Mt. Cayabu loop circuit. I must tell you guys, it’s a breath of fresh air among the list of many mountains in the Philippines.
Mt. Maynoba and Mt. Cayabu Loop Circuit
These mountains are located in Tanay, Rizal. They were recently open for Pinoy mountaineers last March 22, 2016. It is a loop circuit, meaning you have to pass by Mt. Cayabu and Mt. Maynabo before circuiting your trail back to the jump-off. One more treat in the mountain is that along the trail you’ll pass by the rigor rocks of the mountain trailing down to 8 majestic waterfalls.
How to get there?
Ride a van or jeep in Starmall (Shaw) to Tanay Market for PHP70. From Tanay Market, ride a jeep bound to Sampaloc then drop off to Batangasan for PHP50. Ride a tricycle going to Brgy. Cayabu which is the jump-off of the mountain for PHP100 per tricycle.
But if you want to save time and effort from commuting, you can hire the van we hired for this climb. Contact Kuya Rommel (09178472722)
Since the mountain is under the management of Tanay Tourism. You’ll have to request a permit to climb the mountain Make sure to you have coordinated with them fully to avoid uneventful moment when visiting the mountain.
Romar Anito (0929-765-8457)
Ronald Africano (0908-433-0444)
Sample Itinerary for Night Trek
02:30PM – Assembly at Manila
03:00PM – Off to Brgy. Cayabu
05:00PM – ETA Brgy. Cayabu for registration
05:30PM – Start Trek
07:00PM – Mt. Cayabu Summit
08:00PM – ETA Campsite
05:30AM – Wake up call
06:30AM – Breakfast and break camp
07:30AM – Resume trek
08:00AM – Summit of Mt. Maynabo
10:00AM – Rest in one of the waterfalls
11:00AM – Resume trek
01:00PM – ETA Jump off
02:00PM – Wash up
03:00PM – ETD Brgy. Cayabu
05:00PM – ETA Manila
The safe budget for each climber is PHP700 for transportation, food and other fees. But as I always tell my climber friends, bring an extra money for emergency. The guides for overnight is PHP1,250 and for dayhike is PHP500 for the whole group. They have an environmental fee of PHP40.
It’s my second climb for this year. It was really fun because of the side trips we had. The trail is really challenging because that time it was friggin’ muddy and we have to climb steep trails. Our shoes are slipping off the deep muddy trails of Mt. Cayabu. We opted to climb during the night, just imagine the struggle. But hey, you can’t avoid that kind of challenges in our lifestyle as a climber, right? The view is just rewarding and refreshing from the hustle and bustle of the metro. Plus, the waterfalls are really a bonus. Though, they are not as high as Buruwisan falls in Mt. Romelo but we got to rock scrambling from waterfalls’ tier to another. I missed writing about my climbing trip. More mountains, please!
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