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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pico de Loro: Budget and Essentials

See Also:

Picking Our Way to Pico de Loro
Pico de Loro Itinerary and Driving Directions




For a minimal expense, you can enjoy a 360º panoramic view atop a mountain!  Well, that, and some passion for hardwork :)


BUDGET

Below is our budget for our Pico de Loro trip:

P  75.00  Bus Fare - Manila to Ternate
P  75.00  Tricycle Fare - Ternate to DENR (P75.00 x 4 pax = P300/trip)
P  20.00  Registration - DENR jump-off point
P  20.00  Registration - Base Camp 1
P  75.00  Tricycle Fare - DENR to Bus Terminal
P  75.00  Bus Fare - Ternate to Manila
P100.00  Packed Lunch
P300.00  Miscellaneous food (trail food, canned goods, water, bread)
P740.00  TOTAL (approx. US$17)




Essentials

Although I am still trying to become a real hiker, below are what I have identified as essentials in climbing Pico de Loro especially if you are spending the night there:


Individual

Trail food - those that can give you an energy boost, or just fill an empty stomach i.e. granola bars, jelly, nuts, chocolate


Pack - Choose the pack that is right for your build and the amount of things you are bringing.  I brought a 30L The North Face pack, which was enough for all my knickknacks.  Take note that I didn't bring my own tent.

Sleeping bag/earth pad - The ground was really cold for the back!


Beltbag - This is handy for easy access to your phone, camera, money, and some trail food.


Headlamp - Very important, as there will be no other source of light in the mountain except whatever you bring with you.


Water - I carried 4 liters, which was just enough for the ascent and descent


Food - canned goods, instant noodles, rice


Others - camera, sunblock lotion, hat, trekking pole, flashlight


For Sharing/Group

Tent - Some tents are good for 2, 3 or 4 persons.  Make sure to coordinate who's bringing the tent to ensure that everyone will have a shelter during the cold night.


Cook set - If you wish to have coffee or a warm soup in the mountain, this is a must.


Stove & butane


Garbage bag - Remember to bring your trash with you!


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6 comments:

Hi! Would you happen to know if Saulog bus terminal is located in Buendia near DFA? I read one blog that mentioned it. I am planning to climb Pico this weekend Feb 26-27 and I am finding the easiest way for me to ride a bus. Is there any other alternative aside Baclaran? Thanks! By the way, nice blog you've got here

Thank you for dropping by! I am still in the process of developing this blog, where I hope to feature my adventures :)

I haven't taken a Saulog bus yet, but I remember that we initially planned on taking a bus in Taft. On the last minute, my colleagues decided to go to meet in McDonalds Baclaran and just across the street to catch a bus going to Ternate. That's the easiest way, according to them.

Have fun on your climb!

Thank you for dropping by! I am still in the process of developing this blog, where I hope to feature my adventures :)

I haven't taken a Saulog bus yet, but I remember that we initially planned on taking a bus in Taft. On the last minute, my colleagues decided to go to meet in McDonalds Baclaran and just across the street to catch a bus going to Ternate. That's the easiest way, according to them.

Have fun on your climb!

were planning to hike this coming aug. 28, but then its rainy. is it stillpossible? hehe. just asking.

Hi @fe8d21d3c0dc8adc6cf10e12b4e91661 ! I was wondering if you pushed through with your climb? How was it? :)

Just wanna ask if you rent some tour guide? Is it hard to find way going up? Thanks :)

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