Mt. Pulag via AKIKI Trail

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₱5,510.00
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Start your year with climbing Mt. Pulag, the third highest peak in the Philippines and the highest in Luzon is one of the best mountain you can ever hike in the Philippines.

Dubbed as the “Playground of the Gods” because of its majestic view at the summit surrounded by sea of clouds. Trekkers often go here to witness the stunning beauty of the sunrise as it shines to the slopes of the mountain giving light and warmth to its surrounding.

There are several trails that can be taken in order to reach the summit of Mt. Pulag. These trails vary according to difficulty, length and features. One of the most famous trails of Mt. Pulag is known as the Akiki trail. This is considered as one of the most challenging routes in Mt. Pulag. In fact, Akiki trail has been labeled as a ‘killer trail’ because of its steep and ultimately challenging path. Akiki trail consists of 60-70 degree slopes. Aside from the fact that Akiki trail is considered as the ‘hardcore’ level climb, it is also a place where you can experience the diverse trail of pine forest, mossy forest and grass lands in a more in depth fashion. Witness both the sunset and the sunrise from the summit as your second camp is just minutes away from Luzon's highest point. When the adventure is over you can boast of this amazing achievement of reaching Mt. Pulag via the Killer Trail.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:
Please be informed that a Medical Certificate is a must for all hikers as a policy by the DENR. Also note that this is a MAJOR CLIMB. Not recommended for beginners BUT if you have a heart of adventure and do what it takes, then, you are in (your full responsibility).

INCLUSIONS:
RT Van transportation
Registration fees, environmental and cultural fees
Camp meals (Day 1: Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Day 3: Breakfast and Lunch)
Guide/Porter Fee
Tent accommodation
Bag tag & Jersey

EXCLUSIONS:
Airfare
Items not stated in the inclusions

ITINERARY:
Day 0: Feb 2
8:00PM: Meet up at NAIA.
9:00MN: Depart for Baguio City

Day 1: Feb 3
04:00AM: Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Baguio. Depart for DENR. Breakfast along the way.
05:30AM: Breakfast stop and purchase packed lunch. Continue drive to DENR.
08:00AM: ETA DENR. Orientation.
09:00AM: ETA Jump-Off Point, Kabayan.
10:00AM: Start Trek.
12:00PM: Arrive at Eddet River. Lunch.
01:00PM: Start ascent to Marlboro country.
04:30PM: ETA Marlboro Country Camp site. Set Camp.
07:30PM: Dinner. Socials.
10:00 PM: Lights out

Day 2: Feb 4
05:00AM: Wake up call. Breakfast.
06:00AM: Break camp and prepare to trek.
10:00AM: Enter Mossy Forest. Lunch along the way.
03:00PM: ETA Saddle Camp. Set Camp
05:00PM: Optional Summit assault to watch sunset.
05:30PM: ETA Summit.
06:30PM: Descend back to camp site.
07:30PM: Dinner. Socials.
10:00PM: Lights out.

Day 3: Feb 5
04:00AM: Wake up call. Light breakfast.
05:00AM: Start trek to summit.
05:30AM: ETA Summit. Sunrise viewing.
07:00AM: Start descent back to camp.
07:30AM: Arrive back at camp. Breakfast and break camp.
09:00AM: Start descent to Ranger Station.
01:00PM: Arrive at Ranger Station. Board jeep to lunch stop.
01:30PM: Lunch and Tidy up.
03:00PM: Depart for Baguio.
07:00PM: ETA Baguio. Dinner and souvenir shopping.
09:00PM: ETD for Manila.

Day 4: Feb 6
03:00AM: ETA Manila. NOTE: We are not sure if we can arrive in Manila this early but to be sure, I still recommend for an afternoon flight in case there will be delayed. If we arrive early, then, we can have a sidetrip in Intramuros before the flight.

NOTE: The above itinerary may subject to change depending on weather condition, traffic, hikers pacing, delayed flight and other unexpected circumstances without prior notice.

PRICE PER PERSON:
11 pax= P5,510/person
10 pax= P5,870/person
9 pax= P6,320/person
8 pax= P6,880/person
7 pax= P7,600/person
6 pax= P8,560/person
5 pax= P9,900/person

Note: if below 5 pax we can take a bus!