Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Luzon 3-2-1: Mt. Timbak, Mt. Tabayoc, and Mt. Pulag via Tawangan-Ambangeg

The first time I heard this, I was in the Akiki trail of Mt. Pulag last March 2012. At first I had no idea what it meant. However, when it was explained to me thoroughly my mind began to clear. One has to climb three mountains in four days. And those are not ordinary mountains. They are the three highest mountains of Luzon. I wanted to do this. Hence, I am planning to organize a Luzon 3-2-1 climb this November 1-4, 2012. The adrenaline rushes every time I think of this crazy idea. I hope there are other "crazies" like me out there.To those who are interested, please be free to contact this blogger.


Day 0
2300 Take bus from Manila to Baguio

Day 1
0500 ETA Baguio. Breakfast
0600 Head to Mt. Timbak
0830 ETA Highest Point of Phil. Highway System
0900 Arrival at Timbak Elementary School
0910 Start trek
1000 Mt. Timbak Summit.
1030 Start descent
1100 Back at Elementary School
1200 Lunch
1500 Arrival at Brgy. Ballay, Kabayan, Benguet
1600 Set up camp near Lake Tabeyo
1800 Dinner / socials

Day 2
0500 Breakfast
0600 Start trekking up Mt. Tabayoc
0900 ETA summit of Mt. Tabayoc
0930 Start descent
1130 Back at jumpoff. Lunch / Break camp
1300 Proceed to Sitio Tawangan
1400 Viewing of lakes along the way
1600 Arrival at Sitio Tawangan. Secure guides.
1800 Dinner / socials
Day 3
0400 Breakfast
0500 Start trekking up Pulag via Tawangan
0900 Arrival at Ta-aw River. Enter the mossy forest
1400 Exit Mossy Forest; start of grassland
1700 Arrival at Mt. Pulag Saddle Campsite
1730 Mt. Pulag Summit for the Sunset viewing
1900 Dinner / socials

Day 4
0430 Wake-up call
0500 Assault summit
0530 Mt. Pulag Summit / Sunrise viewing...
0700 Back to campsite / Breakfast / Break camp
0900 Start Descent
1100 ETA Ranger Station
1200 ETA Ambangeg, DENR (Log-out)
1230 ETD Ambangeg / Lunch along the way
1700 Back in Baguio City


  1. hi Sir, I'm planning on doing a Luzon 321 before the year's end. kelangan po ba ng guide sa mga bundok na to?I'm sure required ng DENR ang guide sa Pulag pero di ko alam sa Timbak at Tabayok.


  2. sir,

    sa timbak no need naman ang guide pero sa tabayok pwede rin na wala kaso I recommend kumuha na lang kayo.. and if tawangan trail kayo sa pulag, sa tawangan kayo kukuha ng guide... ung sa amin na 321 si sir santiago ballagan ang kinuha namin... okay sya lalo na rin ung anak nia na si josiah...