|Mt Sipit Ulang Summit (Sipit Ulang translates to crab claw)|
Activities: Hiking, Caving, Rock Climbing & Rappelling, Swimming (Falls)
Difficulty: Mostly easy, can also choose to do some tricky rock climbing parts which may be scary for beginners. These parts can be skipped too, without affecting the original trail.
How to get there:
Fx from Farmers Cubao going to Eastwood Montalban – drop off at Total Gas Station, 1hr (50php/head)
Tricycle to Brgy Mascap Jumpoff , 30 mins (30 php/head or 150 php/tryk)
Budget & Expenses:
Transpo (back and forth) – P160 / head
*For going back from Brgy Mascap jumpoff to Eastwood, you might need to pay for the whole tricycle because there are rarely other passengers going back,
Guide - P500 / group (no sidetrip, max of 5 people)
Travel Notes & Tips
The trek to summit is around 2hrs including LOTS of picture taking and stops already. It can be finish in an hour if your group is not as addicted to picture taking as my group was :D
The trek from summit back is less than an hour
Bring headlamp for the caving part (Phone flash light is okay too, but then you won’t be hands-free)
Use small day pack for the caving part (Full pack is okay too, but challenging to fit some of the cave trail)
No river crossing (summer season, around March)
Gloves will be of big help for rock climbing since the rock formations are sharp
The trail we took are as follows: (1) Snake Trail, (2) Tanawan Bridge, (3) Paniki Trail, (4) No Name (as of March 2017) Cave, (5) Summit.
You can also do twin hike or side trip to Payaran Falls.
See you around!