Travel Guide: Mt. Batolusong

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Looking for a short, budget-friendly adventure to escape the busy streets of Metro Manila? Here’s our DIY weekend trip to Mt. Batolusong + Kay-Ibon Falls in the heart of Tanay, Rizal.

All of us think that this is mini Batanes because of the mountain slopes. A very windy grassland welcomed us to the point that even our body is shaking up. View from above is really breathtaking, you’ll be able to see the Sierra Madre ranges of mountains and Laguna de Bay.

Suggested Itinerary

0200 Meet up in Jollibee Cubao
0230 Depart going to Cogeo
0300 Take Jeepney going to Sampaloc, Alight in Sitio Batanggasan
0400 Take habal habal to Brgy for registration
0415 Registration, breakfast, double check everything before the start of the trek.
0500 Start trek
0530 Sangab Cave
0700 Camp Site photo ops, rest and kung ano ano pa.
1000 Summit, Lunch Time, it’s up to your group if you guys want to continue to another hike the susong dalaga part also known as Rangyas Peak.
1030 Start descend, going to Kay-Ibon Falls
1130 Arrival in Kay-Ibon Falls, Swim, you may also eat your lunch here
1200 Start trek going to the highway of Batanggasan. YES! Pauwi na.

Expenses

Cubao to Cogeo Jeepney – 24 Pesos
Cogeo to Sitio Batanggaasan Kanto – 42 Pesos
Habal-Habal Ride from Batanggasan to registration area – 30 Pesos
Registration Fee – 40 Pesos
Guide – 5 is to 1 for 500 Pesos / 100 per person
Highway to Cogeo jeepney – 42 Pesos
Cogeo to Cubao jeepney – 24 Pesos
Total = 262 PESOS

Food

There’s food being sold in the jump off or you could bring your own pack lunch plus your favorite trail foods.

Transportation

For my group since we did a traverse and we don’t want to go back to barangay for a quick wash up, we decided just to go home even all of us are wet, well… you’ll get dry eventually along the road. Hahaha or in short (nag katamaran ng bumalik sa bgry.) it will take you 40 minutes to 1 hour to go back. We just spend our time to wait for a jeepney that will take us to Cogeo instead.

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  1. Hi, thank you for sharing this! Would you have any contact detail (email, landline, or mobile #) of a tour guide/travel agency or the barangay hall (where you register to hike)? Thank you very much.

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