Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Climb Itinerary | Mt. Maculot (Rockies) with Sidetrip to Sitio Lumampaw

Our Climb
Date: January 14, 2012
Mountain: Mt. Maculot (Rockies)
Jump off: Rockies Trail, Cuenca, Batangas
Difficulty: 3/9 Minor Climb, 706+ MASL (Rockies Summit)
Climb: Dayhike
Budget: P600

view along the trail to Rockies Summit


05:30 am - Assembly at Buendia-Taft
06:00 am - depart, Bus bound for Lemery, Batangas
09:00 am - arrive at Cuenca Town, ride a tricycle to Rockies jump-off (the tricycle will pass by the registration site)
09:30 am - final preparation at Ate Thelma's Eatery, start trek
10:30 am - reach the camp site, rest
11:00 am - trek to the Rockies
11:30 am - arrive at the Rockies Summit, Photo ops
11:45 am - head to the "Dila ng Maculot Rockies"
12:00 nn - rest at the "Dila ng Maculot", photo ops
12:20 pm - return to campsite
12:40 pm - back to campsite
12:45 pm - resume descent
01:30 pm - back to Ate Thelma's Eatery, lunch break or Halo-halo break

Optional Sidetrip: Sitio Lumampaw

03:00 pm - return to Rockies Jump-off, walk towards Brgy. Don Juan
03:15 pm - walk down the long stairs to Sitio Lumamapaw (when the stairs split into two, turn left for the shorter).
03:30 pm - arrive at sitio Lumampaw, head to the lake.
03:40 pm - arrive at Taal Lake, rest at the shed or take a dip at the lake.
04:20 pm - head back to Rockies Jump-off
05:00 pm - back at the jump-off, take a tricycle to highway
05:20 pm - at the highway, ride a jeep to Lipa City
06:10 pm - head straight to terminal for Manila-bound Bus, or dinner somewhere in Lipa

Budget for 4 People
Bus from Manila to Cuenca - P147.00
Tricycle to Rockies Jump-off - P20/head
Tricycle from Brgy. Don Juan to highway - P30/head
Jeep to Lipa - P24.00
Bus from Lipa to Manila - P125.00

Packed Lunch - P69.00
Halo-halo - P30.00
softdrinks at Maculot 7/11 - P35.00
dinner - P89.00

Registration Fee - P10.00

Total Budget: P579.00
Safe Budget: P600.00

Bits of Tips

• Maculot trail is almost entirely an assault,
• drinks at Maculot 7/11 are quite pricey, bring extra drink to save money
• Have an ultimate photo opportunity at the "Dila ng Maculot", though you must be extra careful when going there.
• Pay a visit at Sitio Lumampaw to have a closer encounter with Taal Lake.


Read this post for my experience at Mt. Maculot (Rockies).
or read this post for my Mt. Maculot Traverse climb.



  1. been here na din ilang beses na and di ako nagsasawa :)

  2. Replies
    1. katakot takot na assault ito.. nakaka-stress.

  3. galing at may kasamang budget. ito na yung isang magandang supporting posts ng mga bundok para sa pinoymountaineer.

  4. Buko at melon juice at P10 per plastic cup. ahahaha!

  5. ang lapit lapit ko na dyan pero di ko pa rin nararating. one day! :p

  6. pumunta kami diyan last year its so memorable to me dahil buwis buhay talaga ang pag akyat

  7. bro, pahiram ng IT mo ha. thank you.

  8. and again, many thanks to you Ivan sa super informative na site, lalo na ang Tagapo guide mo, looking forward to climb with you sometime..

  9. hey guys ask ku lang ....
    meh aakyat ba sa inyo sa mt.maculot by sept.15 2012?
    if meron pls.do txt me

    salamat in advance:)

  10. Sir Ivan...
    Maraming salamat dito sa blog mo...
    Malaking tulong ito sa amin...
    Thanks again...

  11. pahiram n IT mo. ang galing ng log nyo po.complete details

  12. Hi guys, we'll be climbing maculot and doing a grotto traverse dayhike baka my gusto sumabit txt me in 09107623256

  13. ang ganda s mt. maculot..galing kme jan ng mga frends q last saturday.. (feb 2)...

  14. sir, pwde b s beginner level ang mt. maculot?

  15. Punta kmi dito first week ng March!

  16. Me And my officemate might go this Saturday let me know if may gustong sumabit :-)

  17. Hi Sir! thanks for the detailed info about your climb. Gamitin ko 'tong reference for our climb this Sunday. Ako kasi incharge in planning. hehe



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