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MakTrav via Sipit Trail

Makiling traverse from San Felix, Sto. Tomas, Batangas to Los Banos, Laguna


Previous major climb
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TEAM COMPOSITION (With cellphone number and contact in case of emergency)


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0400 Assembly at JAM Liner EDSA-Kamuning (under the flyover near GMA 7), board Lucena-bound bus
0430 ETD bus station
0630 Alight at San Felix, Sto. Tomas, Batangas (Landmark: Seaoil Gas Station on the left side), breakfast, take tricycle to Sitio Jordan, San Vicente (MakBan: Makiling Banahaw Geothermal Plant)
0700 ETA jump-off, register, secure guide
0730 Start Trek
0900 ETA Palanggana Trail/Sipit Trail junction
1000 Lunch en route
1230 ETA summit (peak 2)
1300 Start descent via UPLB trail
1530 ETA Aguila Base
1700 ETA UP College of Forestry outpost, wash-up
1800 Post-climb dinner, take bus to Manila
2130 ETA Manila



1. Day pack - fully water-proofed with day hike essentials
2. 3 liters of water
3. Packed meals
     a. Breakfast (can have breakfast at San Felix bus stop)
     b. Lunch
c. Snack/trail food
4. Headlamp with extra batteries
5. Umbrella/raincoat
6. Arm sleeves, hat, wind-breaker/jacket
7. Trowel
8. Groundsheet (2) + strings
10. First aid kit and personal medicine


COST ESTIMATES (As of April 14, 2013)


Bus (Cubao - Sto. Tomas, Batangas) - P111
Tricycle (San Felix - San Vicente) - P70 per tricycle, max 4 people
Registration fee: None
Guide fee: None (they are volunteer guides up to Palanggana junction. Up to you how much you give them.)
UPLB trail fee - P10
Jeep (UP Campus - Olivarez) - P8
Bus (Los Banos - Cubao) - P99



LNT mini-lecture at Mt. Makiling summit (peak 2).