Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Kitanglad to Dulang Dulang Traverse

Theres already a lot of post about these two popular mountains, and I do not intend to add up to a tons of information about itenaries , trail situations, water sources, et al. Mt Dulang Dulang is the 2nd highest mountain in the Phillipines and Mt Kitanglad takes the 4th place.

At the summit of Mt Kitanglad
The Original plan was to do a triple traverse and we named it as the Bukidnon almigh-3. The kitanglad-dulang-maagnaw traverse. We thought we could summit all three mountains. I have communicated for more than a year to the point of contact in kitanglad and he assure us that Mt Maagnaw is open and there is no problem to our climb. However, just a few days before we land in Laguindingan Airport, Our point of contact had difficulty to confirm if we can ascend Mt Maagnaw, He cant deny nor confirm if it is open or not. Of course that was a sign that we need to have a back up plan, If our ascend to Maagnaw will not be materialized. It turns out , we got the confirmation on the basecamp of the kitanglad that theres a friendly people above Maagnaw and theres an ongoing operation for the past few weeks. We did not push trough our Maagnaw dream due to security reasons, instead we just contend ourselves to set foot on the second and fourth highest peak of the Phillipines. And we are blessed with a very nice weather troughout the climb, making us enjoy every moment, every trail difficulties, and the clear view of each summit.

Thus , Im 8/10 now. With just Maagnaw and Ragang are not yet summitted for me to complete the top 10 highest mountain in the Phillipines.

Inside the forest of Mt DulangDulang
As all of the great adventures it start and ends..and only the memory of something wonderful stays with you troughout the years of your life.

This climb is for the books.

At the summit of Mt Dulang Dulang

Climb Expenses :

Laguindingan Airport to Agora Terminal : P450 via taxi
Agoro Terminal to Kitanglad Crossing    : P105 bus
Kitanglad Crossing to Basecamp          : P45 via habal habal
Registration                                        : P500/head
Basecamp to Waiting shead               : P20
Guide / Porter                                    : P500/day
Highway to Ampalaya                        : P 35 bus
Ampalaya to Agora Terminal              : P215 bus


  1. I think Ragang is almost impossible at all. By the way, how many days it takes to traverse D2 and Kitanglad?

    1. If maaga ka makarating sa jump off ng Dulang - Dulang, at malakas ka din umakyat, kaya ng overnight climb lang ito