Itinerary and Budget for Mt. Damas (658+ masl)
BACKGROUND: Mt. Damas is situated near the border of 3 Tarlac towns: Mayantoc to the southeast, Camiling to the north and San Clemente to the west. The trek starts off at the Dueg resettlement – a relocation site established after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Although there were original settlers before the eruption almost half of the population in the community were resettled from the various towns that were hardly hit by the eruption and the lahar flow.
0600 : Assembly at Solid North Station Cubao
0700 : ETD to Camiling, Tarlac
1000 : ETA Camiling, Tarlac
1030 : ETD to Brgy. Papaac via Jeep/Trike
1100: ETA Brgy. Papaac
1200: Star Trek
1600: ETA Summit / Pitch tent
0530 : Wake-up call/Sunrise(Sea of clouds?)
0630 : Breakfast
0800 : Break camp
0830 : Start trek to ubod falls
1145 : ETA, Ubod falls (Lunch)
1300 : Resume trek to Papaac Camiling
1645 : ETA Brgy.Papaac, Camiling Tarlac
1800 : ETA, Siesta Bus station Tarlac
1830 : ETD to Manila
2000 : ETA Manila
Cubao to/from Camiling: P265 x 2 = P530/head (Student P209 x 2 = P418/head)
Rented jeep to/from Brgy Papaac = P3000
2 Guides = P1000
- Mind you it looks like an easy 658+ tall mountain, but it isn’t. Perfect for a training climb.
- Bring a lot of sun protection like sun block, cap, umbrella, and sleeves because there isn’t much tree shades along the trail.
- Check the weather of the area because you might climb Mt. Damas during the rainy season and it might be harder to climb when it’s raining, because the stones in the river trekking part of the trail will be slippery, especially the UNLI-assault trail will be hard to climb.
Contact: Emman – 0908-942-3592