Mt. Tapulao Itinerary


Iba, Zambales
Major jump-off: Brgy. Damapay-Salaza
LLA: 15.4833 N, 120.1166 E, 2,037 MASL
Days required / Hours to summit: 2-3 days / 14 hours
Specs: Major Climb, Difficulty 6/9, Trail class 3

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Day 0

2000 Calltime (Victory Liner Sampaloc Terminal); Dinner while waiting for others
2100 ETD going to Sta Cruz or IBA, Zambales

Day 1

0400 ETA Brgy Palauig, Iba, Zambales.
0500 ETA Jump-off point; Register at welcome center, Start trek. Quick Snack/Breakfast to Power-up
0900 ETA First water source (not potable), Snack/Break
1200 ETA Second water source, Lunch (Packed lunch)
)1730 ETA ‘Bunker’, Set up Camp
1800 Dinner, Socials
1900 Lights Out

Day 2

0500 Start Trek to Summit
0600 ETA Summit
0630 Back to Campsite
0730 Breakfast, Break camp
0830 Start Descent
1200 ETA Second water source, Lunch
1400 ETA First water source
1700 Back at Jump-off Point
2300 ETA Manila

Important Note:

This is a Major climb with a difficulty of 6/9 and possible up to 10 to 12 hours (maximum of 14 hrs) of hike.Every person/group need to bring their own food, water/Gatorade and trail food sufficient enough for the duration of the climb.

Day 0 – Heavy dinner (Tip: Pasta/Noodles can be stored in the body for longer time. Not easy to burn that is why it is also known as runner’s food)-Hydrate!

Day 1 – Bring Trail Food (Energy bars, chocolate, Jellyace or candy)-1 breakfast/water (Packed Breakfast)-1 lunch/water (Packed Lunch) 30 mins-1 dinner/water-SOCIALS =) drinks/chaser/chicheria/pulutan/unique pulutan etc.

Day 2 – Bring Trail Food (Energy bars, chocolate, Jellyace or candy)-1 breakfast/water-1 lunch/water-Dinner (@Subic )

  • Expect a muddy and wet hike since it is rainy season (Bring Poncho or Rain Gear). Be cautious of loose rocks. Secure your belonging with plastic bags to prevent from getting wet.
  • Bring Jacket, gloves, Bonnet, extra blanket /thermal blanket since the temperature can get up to 6 deg. Celsius at night.
  • Bring your medication if you have allergy or asthma or other ailments.
  • Observe BMC… Please put all candy wrapper/chocolate wrapper/cigarette butt in your packet during Trek… LEAVE NO TRACE!

Enjoy the climb!

***Extracted from Relax Extremely Daring Mountaineers Archives

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