Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mt Kanlaon with Mt Talinis Sidetrip

Canlaon City, Negros Oriental

Entry point: Sitio Mapot, Brgy. Maiba, Canlaon City
Exit point: Sito Mananawin, Brgy. Masulog, Canlaon City
LLA: 10°24'44"N, 123°7'55"E, 2435 MASL (#27)
Days required / Hours to summit: 2-3 days / 9-11 hours
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 7/9, Trail class 2-

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After almost a year of planning and coordinating with people who can make this hike happened. We did Mt Kanlaon via Mapot - Mananawin traverse with Mt Talinis Apolong to Bediao Traverse sidetrip in 4 days.

Respect Salute at the crater of Mt Kanlaon
The key to make it work is that to book your flight early, make all the preparations and contacts as early as possible. All the things that you need to buy should be listed to save time. Make all your arrangements to your point of contact as clear as possible to avoid delays.

Margaja Valley
What we did is that we traverse Kanlaon in 2 days , we ascend to the peak on the day we arrived in Canlaon City. Then we descend the next day, rest in basecamp, wait for the first trip going to dumaguete, meet the guide and start our journey to traverse Mt Talinis.

Boy Band
There's a lot of articles and itenaries posted on the internet about these two mountains and I will not add up to the world wide web storage. Maybe I can just share the cost and other expenses for these climb so that you can plan accordingly if you want to try this.

Casaroro falls

Twin Falls

Lake Yagumgum
From Silay Airport take a taxi to Bacolod Ceres Terminal : P500
Ceres terminal to Canlaon city : P115
Canlaon City to Jump off via Habal Habal - P150 and another P150 for pick up on your descend
Permit fee : P300/head
Permit processing fee : P200/group
Guide fee : P700/day
Porter fee : P500/day

Van to Dumaguete : P180
Jeep to Valencia     : P15
Habal to Jumpoff   : P100/head
Casaroro falls entrance fee : P10
Guide fee : P500 - P1000 per day
Habal from exit point to highway : P100
Jeep to Dumaguete : P15
Bus to Bacolod       : P178
Taxi to Airport        : P 500

Thanks to Epoy Cabatingan, Mark Mapili, Tata and Jovie and Adrianne Pajunar for all the assistance. With your help were able to ascend and descend without problems.

Special thanks to my hiking buddies - Errol, Cliff and Kyt - you guys rock..

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Drying our wet gears