Mt. Daraitan Travel Guide

MT. DARAITAN
Tanay, Rizal and General Nakar, Quezon

April 02, 2016

Major jumpoff: Brgy. Daraitan (village centre), Tanay
Minor jumpoff: Sitio Cablao Brgy. Pagsangahan, General Nakar
LLA: 14°36′48.5′′N 121°26′19.5′′ E, 739 MASL (+600)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2.5-4 hours
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 4/9, Trail class 1-3
Features: Tropical forest, limestone formations, river trek
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the cast

How to get there:

Public (1) Jeep or van, EDSA-Shaw Crossing to Tanay [70-90 pesos; 1.5 hours]
(2) Jeep, Tanay to Sampaloc [26 pesos, 45 minutes)
(3)Tricycle, Tanay to Brgy. Daraitan [100 pesos/person; 30 minutes]
(4) Raft, Daraitan river [10 pesos; 1 minute]
(5) Tricycle, Daraitan river to Brgy. hall [10 pesos/person; 5 minutes]
*Alternatively for 1-2, take jeep from Cogeo to Sampaloc
*Alternatively for 2-3, if going overnight, take jeep from Tanay to Daraitan that leaves at 1300H and 1500H (and returns from Daraitan to at 0900H and ~1200H)
Approximately 3-4 hours travel time because of various stops and delays. Private. Head out to Marcos Highway and follow through the Tanay-Infanta Road. Make a left turn to the rough road that leads to Brgy. Daraitan, and park just before the river which used to be connected by a wooden bridge. Cross the river following 3-4 on the ‘Public’ section above. Parking is available before the river crossing. Approximately 2-2.5 hours travel time.

 

Contact number(s) :

+639069533470 – Willy (Head Guide)
+639989881590-  Tanay Tourism Office

Registration Fee/ Expenses :

Mt. Daraitan : 20php each

Tinipak River : 20php each

Caving : 5php each

Tricycle fare from Tinipak to Barangay Hall : 20php each

Shower Fee: 20php each

Guide :

Available; assigned at the Barangay hall (500 pesos for the dayhike/10pax; 1250 for overnight/ 10pax)

 

ITINERARY
Mt. Daraitan + Tinipak River + Caving – Dayhike
0100 Assembly time / Jollibee Farmers Plaza
0200 Departure time to Tanay, Rizal
0500 ETA Barangay Hall; Register and secure guides
0600 Start trek up Mt. Daraitan
1000 ETA summit. Explore the viewpoints / Lunch
1300 Start descent to Tinipak River
1500 Arrival at Tinipak River. Explore the area
1700 Proceed to Brgy. Daritan via riverside trail

1800 Back to Manila


 

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The trail going to summit of Mt. Daraitan is just an easy trail,but it  can be slippery during rainy season. Hindi kami napagod sa hirap ng trail, feeling ko napagod ako sa pag tawa sa jokes at hugot lines nila.

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Once you reached this spot, get ready for 45 minutes to 1hr challenging and unbearable trail to summit,make sure that you are physically and mentally ready to face whatever may come your way. Along the way,we got the chance to meet  Cris of ” lakas Trip M.O” . Unlike other celebrity,Chis is  nice and friendly.

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Finally , hellow Summit –

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Right after the mandatory group shot, and fun lunch ,  its time to go… Excited na kami lahat na mag babad sa Tinipak River.

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Going down to Tinipak River is a diff level of difficulty , masakit sya sa tuhod. Buti na lang at hindi mainit ang trail pababa, malamig ,kaya relax pa din. After ilang oras, sa wakas eto na.

Malinis ang lugar, tahimik pa din naman kahit madaming tao. Bring your own HeadLamp para magamit mo sa Caving. But they have FlashLight for sale for only 25php. Medyo hindi maganda ang amoy pag pasok ng cave, madulas at maputik. Sa sobrang dami ng tao,di mo na makita nag taglay na ganda neto, sa bandang dulo,may maliit n pool  na pwede kang mag swimming, nakaka- relax yung lamig ng tubig nia after a long hike.

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Tricycle ride Back to Barangay Hall- medyo buwis buhay sya,kaya maglakad na lang kayo. Halos isang linya n lng,malalaglag na kami sa bangin. Mapapatawag ka talaga ng ” Mama”
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Dinner after the climb, Lomi house kung saan kami nag shower,malapit sa Barangay Hall. Try nio..Masarap sila mag luto

Mt.Daraitan climb is one of the memorable event i had this summer 2016. Sila yung pinaka naging kaClose ko sa lahat ng naging group ko this summer, para kaming, ibat-ibang taong pinag-tagpo ng tadhana. Kase mag kakasundo kami sa kalokohan, kadramahan,at adventure sa buhay.

Sana di kayo natakot sa pag kaligaw naten pauwi,mula Tanay hangang Infanta lng naman tayo napadpad,kasalanan yan ni Kuya Driver ( Joven)..Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. Isa na namang grupo ng bagong kaibigan.

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Nasundan yan agad ng Climb to Mt.Ulap – Click here

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2 thoughts on “Mt. Daraitan Travel Guide

  1. chay holganza says:

    thanks much, kaibigan! brings back memories. i remember climbing mt daraitan thrice in a span of 2 months when i was still training with the scout rangers as a young army lieutenant in 1978. kampo namin dyan sa tanay, playground namin yang tanay to daraitan. those were the days…
    tanda ko na, ano? haha!

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