Hike Mt. Halcon 4Days (not for beginners/preclimb training needed)

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MT. HALCON
Baco, Oriental Mindoro
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Lantuyan, Baco, Oriental Mindoro
Alternate jumpoff: Brgy. Bayanan, Baco, Oriental Mindoro
LLA: 13°[masked]N 120°[masked]E, 2582 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 3.5-4 days / 15-18 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 9/9, Trail class 2-4
Features: River crossings, mossy forests, rocky ridges

Budget: 4,300/pax

Downpayment: 1300
Deadline: March 15

*Need downpayment to confirm slot

Itinerary:
DAY 0 - March 31 - Wednesday
01:00 AM Assembly at Buendia corner Taft
02:30 AM ETD Manila to Batangas City
08:30 AM ETA Batangas Pier, take ferry to Calapan
10:15 AM ETA Calapan Pier, Hire tricycle to Calapan Market Place
10:30 AM ETA Calapan Market Place, Ride jeepney bound for Baco
11:30 AM ETA Baco Municipal Hall, Arrange for permit
12:00 NN Lunch in Baco / Buy final supplies
02:00 PM ETD Baco Municipal Hall to jumpoff
03:00 PM ETA jumpoff. Register / Arrange for guides
04:00 PM Free Time, Setup Camp, Make Final Preparation

DAY 1 - April 1, Thursday (Holiday)
06:00 AM Breakfast / Prepare for the hike
07:00 AM Start Trek
12:00 NN Lunch along the the trail
01:00 PM Resume Trek
05:00 PM ETA Aplaya campsite
06:30 PM Dinner
08:00 PM Light Out

DAY 2 - April 2 - Friday
06:00 AM Breakfast / Break camp
08:00 AM Start Trek
09:00 AM Dulangan River
12:00 NN Lunch at Camp 2 or along the trail
12:30 PM Resume Trek
04:30 PM Knife Edge Ridge
05:30 PM ETA summit / set up camp
07:30 PM Dinner / socials

DAY 3 - April 3 - Saturday
05:30 AM Wake-up call / Enjoy the sunrise atop Mt. Halcon
08:00 AM Start descent
12:00 NN Lunch along Dulangan River / Swimming!
01:00 PM Resume trek
04:00 PM Back at Aplaya campsite / Set up camp
07:00 PM Dinner / socials

DAY 4 - April 4 - Sunday
06:00 AM Breakfast / Break camp
08:00 AM Start descent
12:00 NN Lunch along the trail
04:00 PM Back at trailhead. End of trek!
05:00 PM Take tricycle back to Baco then jeep back to Calapan
07:00 PM ETA Calapan. Dinner
08:00 PM Take ferry back to Batangas
12:00 AM ETA Batangas. Take bus back to Manila

REQUIREMENTS:
1. Certificate of Climb/Basic Mountaineering Course
2. Medical Certificate(fit to climb)
3. Valid ID(should be left in the tourism office before the climb and will be given back after the climb together with the certificate of climb given by the Local Tourism Office of Baco)
4. Itinerary of Travel (we advice to include the processing of permit in your itinerary(2 hours)
5. Waiver
6. List of group members

FEES: (may change)
Fee(PERMIT): 350/person
Guide fee: P[masked] per day (1 guide per 7 climbers)
Porter fee: P[masked] per day (maximum of 15 kls. per porter)

HOW TO GET THERE?
* Batangas Port - Calapan Port: Boat Fare (P280.00 plus P30.00-terminal fee)
*Calapan Port - Calapan Proper (Jeep Terminal): Tricycle(P20.00)
*Calapan Proper to Baco Proper: Jeep (P23.00)
*Tricycle rental(from Baco Municipal to Bayanan(Jump off point)) P[masked], Baco Municipal - Lantuyan P[masked] (good for three persons)

***Jeepney rental (from Calapan Pier - Poblacion, Baco - Bayanan/Lantuyan): P 3,000

Maximum number of climbers per day: 30
Maximum number of climbers per group: 20

**Fees are subjected to change by 2019. This is only based on 2018 budget allotment.

NOTE:
*All climber are required to have done at least 2 major hike 1 month before the event.
*BMC and Medical Certificate are required.