Thursday, March 15, 2012

Climb Itinerary | Mt. Pundaquit Traverse to Anawangin Cove

Our Climb
Date: January 21-22, 2012
Mountain: Mt. Pundaquit
Jump off: Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales
Difficulty: 3/9 Minor Climb, 464+ MASL
Climb: Traverse, Overnight Camping
Budget: P1,700

*view of Anawangin cove from the summit of Mt. Pundaquit


Day 1 - Saturday
03:00 am - assembly time, at Victory Liner Caloocan (Monumento)
04:00 am - depart, bus Manila to San Antonio, Zambales (4:00 am is the earliest trip direct to San Antonio, Zambales)
08:00 am - arrival, San Antonio. Eat breakfast, shop for goods at the market.
09:30 am - departure, tricycle to Brgy. Pundaquit
09:45 am - arrival, Brgy. Pundaquit (jump-off)
10:00 am - start of trek to Mt. Pundaquit
12:00 nn - summit of Mt. Pundaquit
12:30 pm - start of descent
02:00 pm - water source
03:30 pm - Anawangin Cove, rest

From this point, choose the cove you want to stay in for an overnight camping (Anawangin or Nagsasa) - our group opted Nagsasa Cove, then a sidetrip to Capones Island

04:00 pm - departure, boat to Nagsasa Cove
04:30 pm - arrive at Nagsasa Cove, superduper late lunch, set up camp
05:30 pm - sunset photo ops, enjoy the beach
06:00 pm - prepare dinner
06:45 pm - dinner time, socials
08:00 pm - stargazing
11:00 pm - lights off

Day 2 - Sunday
06:00 am - wake up time, prepare breakfast
07:00 am - breakfast time
08:00 am - photo ops, explore the cove, enjoy the beach
10:00 am - break camp, freshen up, quick lunch
11:00 am - depart, boat to Capones Island
12:00 nn - arrive at Capones Island, explore the lighthouse, photo ops
02:30 pm - depart, boat to Pundaquit beach
03:20 pm - arrive to Pundaquit beach, wash-up
04:00 pm - depart, tricycle to San Antonio Market
04:30 pm - bus San Antonio to Olongapo
05:30 pm - arrive at Olongapo, early dinner.
07:00 pm - depart, bus from Olongapo to Manila
10:00 pm - ETA, Manila

Budget for 8 pax


Bus to San Antonio - P270 
Bus to Olongapo - P40
Olongapo to Manila - P250
Boat transfer (Anawangin-Nagsasa-Capones-Pundaquit) - P350 per head

Goods from the market - P200

Other Fees
Mt. Pundaquit Guide fee - P100
Registration - P20
Camping fee - P100

Tips - P50
extra gastos - P300

Total budget - P1,680
Safe budget - P1,700

Bits of Tips

• start early to avoid the midday sun during the trek to Mt. Pundaquit
• the trail is almost entirely a grassland, very little shade is available.
• For boats, I recommend Mang Mike's service, you may reach him through the following numbers: 09283405136 and/or 09277801312.  


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  1. whoa, another climb. hows the difficulty level? i heard mahirap tong anawangin trail..

    1. for beginners, yeah, nakakapagod sya.. pero it's easy for the seasoned mountaineers.

    2. sir advisable bang hike with kids age 10-11?

  2. pasok sa budget para sa ganda ng anawangin. sulit ang pagod at init.

  3. Nag worry ako sa less shade, haha! ang init! pero sulit nga for the beauty of Nagsasa and Anawangin... :)

    1. aktwali pwede mo nmn makita angganda ng Nagsasa and Anawangin without going through the sun's heat. pwde naman mag boat direct to the coves.. mahilig lang tlga kami sa adventure kaya inakyat pa namin yung bundok.

  4. Thank you so much for this very detailed itinerary.

  5. Hi, been reading your blogs a lot..very nice and informative :) magkano kaya ang boat pag good for 2 pax lang? and may kasama na ba kayo na guide during your trek sa mt. pundaquit? may mga guides ba na makukuha dun? thanks

  6. I'm not sure kung meron boat for 2. pinaka maliit yata ay yung for 5's. better ask Mang Mike regarding the boat and rates. nandyan lang sa baba yung contact detail nya.

    yung sa guide naman, yup maraming guide dun na available.

  7. magkano po bayad sa guide para dun sa akyat ng bundok? :)

  8. I've been there also and share ko lang ung trip nmn biglaan dumating kmi sa pundaquit 11:30 pm and nagboat kmi around 12 and its very hazardous mgtravel ng gnun time ahaha now i see ur itinerary so i want to go back again love it especially ung view and the adventure worth it!!

  9. sir wla ka bang fb account?salamat!

    1. please like my FB page. search for Batang Lakwatsero or just hit the like button on the footer of this blog.

  10. Hello Anawangin Enthusiast,
    Summer is fast approaching and ZAMBALES has a lot of awesome BEACHES and COVES to offer to chill and relax. And if you are planning to visit again and for the first time the below listed attraction, let us do the honor of assisting you to make your summer tour hassle free.

    1.) Anawangin Cove
    2.) Talisayen Cove
    3.) Nagsasa Cove
    4.) Silangen Cove
    5.) Capones and Camara island

    All you need to do is txt or call
    09172022692 / 09995959623

    Thank you and God bless.

  11. Sir Ivan, pwede po ba pa elab nung itinerary pabalik na po ng manila? haha. Anong bus po yung pabalik ng Manila via Olangapo? May schedule po sila? Salamat po! (:

  12. . .hello po!...good am/eve po mga maam and sir na gustong bumusita sa camara, capones, anawangin, talisayin, or nagsasa contact po kami we offer package and non package, trekking/hikking is also available and van for rents...

    4-8 PERSONS - 550 perhead
    9-10 ABOVE - 500 perhead

    4-8 PERSONS - 750 perhead
    9-10 ABOVE - 700 perhead

    boat with island hopping(capones), tent, entrance, tubig, yelo, bonfire, uling...

    For more questions and inquiries pls. Call or text us at: 09272684714
    salamat po.



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