Aug 20, 2011

Itinerary: Mt. Amuyao (Barlig-Barlig)

It was supposed to be a very nice, long weekend. But thanks to Typhoon Mina, it was devastation for our countrymen up north, and botched vacation plans for most. Though this climb was conceptualized in less than a month before the actual trip, we were almost prepared for this...cancellation was a bit disheartening. I originally intended to do a backtrail chillax climb, whilst my companion will pursue a traverse. Here is a sample IT of my botched trip (I will post on a separate entry the traverse itinerary).

August 26-29, 2011

Day 0 Friday
1930 Meetup at Cable Bus terminal (near St. Lukes in Cubao, QC)
2030 ETD Cubao to Bontoc

Day 1 Saturday
0800 ETA Talubin junction, wait for jeep
0900 ETD for Barlig
1100 ETA Barlig, rest, quick lunch, secure guide
1200 Start trek of Monkelat trail
1500 ETA Mt. Polis summit
1630 ETA Barlig viewpoint
1800 ETA Mt. Amuyao summit, prepare dinner
2300 Lights off

1. Awa rice field
2. Stairway to Mt. Alemmona (1800masl)
3. Stairway to Mt. Polis (2000masl)
4. Mossy forest to Lifod/Tochor
5. Barlig Viewpoint at 2200masl
6. Mossy forest leading to Amuyao Knife Edge

Reverse IT

Day 2 Sunday
0600 Wakeup call, cook breakfast
0700 Breakfast, explore area, laze around
1100 Cook lunch
1200 Lunch, rest afterwards, explore the area
1300 Socials to sawa
1700 Prepare dinner
1800 Dinner
1900 Socials ulit
2300 Lights off

Day 3 Monday
0530 Wakeup call, cook breakfast and packed lunch
0600 Breakfast and breakcamp
0700 Start trek
1200 ETA Barlig, lunch and washup
1330 ETD Barlig to Talubin junction
1530 ETA Talubin junction
1545 ETD Talubin to Manila via Cable Bus Tours

Day 4 Tuesday
0300 ETA Manila


  1. Hi,,Im a follower of your Blog, and this is my first time to post..I just like to ask you if you have a contact number of the guide of mt amuyao? How much is the registration fee? Is it also the same as the brgy fee and the bunker fee? The guide fee shows above was 1thou a day, is it a fix rate for the guide or it depends on the guide? Thank you very much..

  2. Hi sir, the guide fee, as I was told by the guide, is a 1k fixed fee per day. I understood it is the same for the traverse. I have yet to verify, I will go there within the month and will post the guide contact after I had been there.

    Thanks for reading this blog. :D

  3. Hi imelda,,thanks ..hope you have a safe climb in amuyao..we will be doing a mt amuyao climb by january next year,,And also im motivated by your bakun trio duo climb,,And we will try that also next year when the rainy season is you happened to still have the contact number of the guide in Bakun? Thanks..

  4. regarding Bakun Trio, we went straight to Bakun Poblacion and engaged the services of the following guides:

    1. Kabunian - kuya max, the town janitor
    2. Tenglawan - mayric of brgy. beyeng
    3. Lobo - the vacationing son of kuya max

    i think it is fairly easy to get a guide once you're there. but you must coordinate with the tourism office to inform them of your planned visit. unfortunately, i don't think i have an updated contact number of the tourism office.

  5. Hi! Do you have an updated guide fee or guide contact number in barlig ? were planning to do a barlig-batad traverse..Thank you very much

    1. hi sir, please shoot me an email at i will send you the number of my guide contact there. thanks!

    2. Hi can you please send me contact of your guide in amuyao? Thanks po