Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Climb Itinerary | Mt. Daguldol with Sidetrip to Naambon Falls and Laiya Beach

Our Climb
Date: December 28-29, 2011
Mountain: Mt. Daguldol
Jump off: Brgy. Hugom, San Juan, Batangas
Difficulty: 3/9 Minor Climb, 672+ MASL
Climb: Overnight Camping
Budget: P800

view from the higher campsite


Day 1 - Wednesday
06:00 am - depart, RRCG terminal at Buendia-Taft; bus direct to San Juan, Batangas
08:00 am - arrive at San Juan bayan, proceed to jeepney terminal bound for Laiya near the market
08:45 am - depart, jeep to Brgy. Hugom
10:10 am - arrive at Brgy. Hugom (jump off), register at barangay hall, get a guide
10:30 am - late breakfast/ early lunch
11:00 am - start trek along the beach
11:30 am - start ascent
12:45 pm - arrive at Mang Lizardo's Place (softdrinks break)
03:00 pm - lower camp site
03:10 pm - higher camp site, set up camp
04:30 pm - wash up at water source, rest, photo ops
05:30 pm - sunset viewing
06:00 pm - prepare dinner
06:30 pm - dinner, socials
09:00 pm - lights off

Day 2 - Thursday
06:00 am - wake up call
06:30 am - breakfast
07:00 am - break camp
08:30 am - start descent
10:30 am - back at Mang Lizardo's place (softdrinks break)
11:10 am - trek to Naambon Falls
11:15 am - arrive at Naambon Falls
12:00 nn - resume descent
12:45 pm - side trip to Laiya Beach, wash up at Paraiso Beach Resort
02:40 pm - trek back to Brgy Hugom,
03:20 pm - back at Brgy Hugom, late lunch
04:00 pm - tricycle to Sitio Balakbakan
04:45 pm - depart, jeep to Bayan ng San Juan
05:20 pm - depart, jeep from San Juan to Lipa City
07:30 pm - arrive at Lipa City, dinner at Lomi House
08:30 pm - depart, bus to Manila

Budget for 4 pax

Bus to San Juan - P188.00
Jeep to Brgy. Hugom - P40.00
Tricycle to Sitio Balakbakan - (P80/4) ~ P20.00
Jeep Balakbakan to San Juan Bayan - P35.00
Jeep San Juan to Lipa - P50.00
Bus Lipa to Manila - P125.00

Crinderia Meal - (P40x2) ~ P80.00
Mang Lizardo's softdrinks - (P10x2) ~ P20.00
Baon - P100.00
Lomi - P35.00

Guide Fee - (P350/4) ~ P87.50
Registration Fee - P35.00

Total Budget: P745.50
Safe Budget: P800.00

Bits of Tips

• RRCG's trips to San Juan are available only in the morning, first trip is at 6:00 AM
• Climbers are required to get a guide at the Barangay Hall
• It's cold and windy at the summit area
• there's a water source at the higher campsite
• wake up earlier if you want to assault the summit
• bring swimwear for side trips to Naambon Falls and Laiya Beach


 Read the story here: My First Climbing Experience



  1. thank you for these itinerary! ito ang next trip ko :)

  2. Daguldol was where Christine, The Jovial Wanderer and I became close! It was such a memorable climb, and we did a Laiya side trip as well.

    1. wow. ako naman nakasama ko si ate christine sa Maculot.. haha. at nag-feeling close naman ako sa kanya. hehe

    2. ako rin feeling close kay Ms. Christine.

  3. laking tulong to. ikaw na ata next na gideon.

  4. salamat sa travel guide na ito.. malaking tulong sa mga mahilig mamundok.. at hindi ako yun. hahaha!

    tamad lang. wala bang porter papunta diyan? yung ilalagay ako sa duyan saka bibitbitin paakyat? lol!

    ang ganda kasi e. naiinggit ako

    1. lol parang si Apolinario Mabini lang. hahaha. pwede naman siguro mag check in sa isang resort sa Laiya then iwan yunggamit doon para mag dayhike sa mt daguldol.

  5. I like your entry better then mine hahahaha!
    Very detailed :D

  6. Which is easier to climb mt. Daguldol or mt. Manabu? Galing ako manabu last week and we are planning to hike at mt. Daguldol pero this time gusto ng kids ko sumama! Safe ba trail for them? 7, 8 and 10 yrs old sila.

    1. based on experience, Mt. Daguldol is more difficult. Mas mahaba kasi ang trek at maraming steep assault. Meron naman kayong kasamang guide (required kasi kumuha), and I think safe naman kasi walang matatarik na portion. Mas maganda din ang experience dito because of the side trips.
      good luck to your climb mam :)

  7. kaya po ba 1 day trek ksama sidetrips? 2nd time pa lng din namin aakyat, sa guide 350 pesos ksama namin siya hanggang pgbaba o ibang bayad pa po un? from Cavite kami... :P

    1. siguro kung beterano na kyo sa akyatan at kaya nyo ang mabilisang hike, kakayanin nyo yan i-dayhike. but who knows, baka mga hardcore pala kayo sa ayatan kahit 2nd time nyo pa lang :D

      sayang naman yung views at side trip kapag ginawa nyong dayhike yan.. kasi mabilisan lang ang lahat, hndi nyo masyado maeenjoy.

    2. ihahatid lang kayo ng guide hanggang sa summit, iiwan na nya kayo dun. isa lang naman yung trail paakyat at pababa kaya ok lang na wala nang guide pababa, kaya nyo na yun ;)

  8. pede bang wala guide?

  9. hi Ivan, i am planning to climb Mt Arayat on May, it's my first climb. Any advise? what should i prepare to bring?

  10. You did camping quite well, I am also going their in the last week of March. Traveling on different place and climbing both are my favorite things which i do in my holidays. This time I deciding to visit MT. daguldol. I am going there first time.

  11. Hi!

    We are planning to climb Mt. Daguldol on July and gusto lang namin malaman kung kaya ba to ng dayhike. Di kasi kami pwede mag overnight e. Hehe.



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