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Mt. Pulag via AKIKI Trail
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 FLIGHT DETAILS: via PAL (with 25kg baggage allowance) Feb 2: dep SG 2:50pm, arr MNL 6:40pm Feb 6: dep MNL 6:05am, arr SG 9:30am Fare around SGD470.00 You can choose other airlines but the above schedule should be followed. If you want to book earlier, we can pick you up as long as your pick-up point/hotel is near the airport. If you need help booking, we can assist you. 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: 8-12pax =[masked]pax =[masked]pax =[masked]pax =[masked]pax =[masked]pax =[masked]pax =[masked] RSVP is OPEN NOW! You may RSVP for your Friends. To be fair to all, please note that this Event is based on a "First to Transfer, First to Confirm" basis and closes once all slots are taken. You do not need to wait for my email to transfer and secure your slot. To secure your seat now, we will need an initial deposit of $100 from you or you can pay the whole amount immediately. Please transfer via ATM or Online to : POSB Savings Acct:[masked] Once done, WhatsApp the transfer receipt indicating your Meetup Name to Cyril. Cyril - Hp:[masked] **Balance payment to be made by 5th February 2018. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: - Price may be adjusted if the number of participants is less than the required minimum. - Any cancellation due to FORCE MAJEUR (landslide, volcano eruption, flood, and more natural disasters or flight cancellation) is non-refundable and the local tour operator will try to offer other similar programs with the same budget. Disclaimer, Indemnity, and Terms of Participation: If the participant does not show up at the meeting point specified on the agreed date and time, the organizers (hereafter taken to include assistants and hosts) will not wait for the participant. All deposits paid are non-refundable. Transfers will only be allowed under special medical conditions. It is the participant's onus to find out and fulfill, in a timely manner, the immigration requirements of the trip destination with regard to his / her own nationality - i.e. visas, permits etc. In the absence of essential documentation, the organizers shall not be liable for the consequences of incomplete trip formalities. The participant acknowledges that this is an adventure trip. Should the Organizer decides that the participant or their guest/s is unsuitable to join or their participation may affect the general interests of the group, then the Organizer reserves the right to refund the deposit and remove or replace their slot with another member. The participant by joining is fully aware that the itinerary serves as a guide only and flexibility may be required. The organizers cannot be held responsible for any changes, price increases, cancellations or delays caused by the local travel representative including any mishaps, accidents, strikes, government regulations, weather conditions or natural calamities, etc. The participant is advised to have comprehensive travel insurance against medical emergencies, personal accidents, natural calamities, etc. with the appropriate coverage of activities and geographical area. The participant agrees to assume all risks associated with the trip and indemnifies the organizers and hosts against all claims arising from his / her participation. **By my participation, I agree & accept the above terms and conditions.** **All participants MUST sign a waiver**

Mt. Pulag

Benguet · Philippines