Aug 30, 2011

Itinerary: Mt. Kalatungan Traverse (New Eden - Pigtauranan)

During our Mt. Kalatungan climb last October 2010, we were told that we’re a few days late from a climb event. I was handed out a flyer by Mr. Ver Alima, the Mt. Kalatungan Park Superintendent and was encouraged to do the same trail. But since we were resolved to do the reverse traverse of Pangantucan-Talakag route, I promised him that I will return for this trail and that I will share this information to other aspiring Mt. Kalatungan climbers.

Mount Kalatungan, Pangantucan, Bukidnon
(New Eden – Pigtauranan Route)
October 20-23, 2010

Difficulty – 9/10

October 20 Wednesday
1:00 PM – Arrival and registration at the old municipal building
5:00 PM – Short ride to New Zamboanga, Brgy. New Eden
6:00 PM – Pitch tent; prepare dinner, rest.

October 21 Thursday
7:00 AM – Tribal ritual and climb briefing
7:30 AM – Tree planting at New Zamboanga
8:00 AM – River trekking to Migtambol Falls
9:00 AM – Swimming, picture taking
10:00AM – Hiking to Camp 1 Brgy. Concepcion
12:00NN – Lunch on trail
1:00 PM – Continue hiking
4:00 PM – Arrival at Camp 1; pitch tent
6:00 PM – Prepare dinner, rest

October 22 Friday
7:00 AM – Assault to Mt. Kalatungan Peak via Muleta Ridge
11:00AM – Passing through Muleta Ridge
12:30NN – Arrival at Mt. Kalatungan Peak (2,824masl)
1:00 PM – Short backtrail, descent to Camp 2
4:00 PM – Arrival at Camp 2 (Sangaya- Muleta) pitch tent
6:00 PM – Prepare dinner, rest

October 23 Saturday
07:00 AM – Assault to Lumpanag Peak (Wiji’s Peak)
10:00 AM – Arrival at Lumpanag Peak, picture taking
11:00 AM – Descent to Lake Napalit, Brgy. Pigtauranan
12:00 NN – Passing through Awang Ridge
4:00 PM – Arrival at Lake Napalit; picture taking
5:00 PM – Ride to Poblacion, Pangantucan
7:00 PM – Socials night behind the municipal hall

October 24 Sunday
- Homeward bound

Registration fee: Php800.00/pax
- includes Mt. Kalatungan park entry permit, barangay entrance fee, barangay exit fee, event trail ID, souvenir shirt, certificate of climb, dinner for socials, transportation (from Poblacion to New Zamboanga; from Pigtauranan to Poblacion)

*extra souvenir t-shirts available: order prepaid basis Php200.00
** guides and or porters available at Php250.00 per day

Note: First day trail is mostly wet- aqua shoes or trekking sandals recommended; poison ivy species and leeches exist in some areas. “NEVER UNDERESTIMATE OUR MOUNTAIN”

How to get to Pangantucan:
From Cagayan de Oro City – Pangantucan (166 kms/4.hrs ride) Php180.00 (regular bus bound for Wao)
From Davao City – Maramag (147 kms/3.5 hrs ride) Php230.00 (regular bus bound for CDO)
From Tacurong City – Maramag (173kms/5 hrs ride) Php250.00 (regular bus bound for CDO)
From Maramag – Pangantucan (24 kms/ 45 minutes ride) Php 25.00 (regular bus bound for Wao; Php30.00 (van bound for Wao)

Mr. Ver Alima (Mt. Kalatungan Range PASU) - 09088962547

Note: The above-mentioned information pertains to the event that has already passed.

1 comment:

  1. I salute your guts and love for climbing... This is yet again another one of those things I've been wanting to do but can't because I married early and I've got kids I can't leave behind for five minutes... maybe someday...