Travel Guide to Mt. Daraitan Traverse Tinipak River

Rizal, with its refreshingly cool atmosphere and perfect mix of rural and metro-ish ambiance, is part of the list of my favorite provinces in the Philippines. Being able to visit it again, this time to climb Mt. Daraitan, validated my fondness to this province. I was planning for my first climb for 2015, and it was my want to visit the picturesque Tinipak River that made Mt. Daraitan my buena mano mountain for this year (as both attractions can be found in the same area). That time I dragged with me my fellow weekend warriors: Jommel, Corz, Nobs and his friends Jeck and Pio. Armed with information from other blogs, we went. Aside from that, we were honestly clueless of what we need to go through for us to get there.

Mt. Daraitan as seen at the drop off point before the river crossing
Mt. Daraitan as seen at the drop off point before the river crossing

We traveled for 1 hour and 45 minutes to Tanay, and another two hours to Brgy. Daraitan. The six of us were squeezed inside one tricycle, and it was very uncomfortable. It wasn’t a smooth ride as well as the road going to Brgy. Daraitan was not yet paved. It was bumpy and butt-numbing, and there were times wherein we need to go down of the tricycle and walk just for us to get through steep parts of the road. We haven’t reach the jump-off yet and we already felt the challenge.

A short 2 min boat ride
A short 2 min boat ride

The weather Gods? They were not on our side as it started to drizzle halfway through our journey. I should have known better as we were already approaching parts of the Sierra Madre region where the weather is a bit unpredictable, but poor us, we were not prepared. The moment we reached our destination for the river crossing, I hurriedly went outside and it was like I was freed from being caged. We took a banca for us to get to the other side, and it was just a fast 2-3 minute ride. After paying, we rode another tricycle to bring us to the Barangay Hall.

Mt. Daraitan, mother of assault

All fees that you will have to settle first
All fees that you will have to settle first

First of all, kudos to the officials of Brgy. Daraitan for being organized. There was a system and everyone was well-informed of the do’s and dont’s.

After paying all necessary fees and securing a guide, off we went. As we were walking towards the foot of the mountain, we came across a group of ladies who abandoned their plan of reaching the summit. They told us that the trail was very muddy, and that they will just go directly to Tinipak River.


We were curious with what made those girls retreat that we decided to push through with ours. During the first few minutes, I already found myself panting. I thought that was already it, but no. I was sweating bullets and man, the assault was not a joke. To add to the challenge, we have had to reach the summit, traverse to Tinipak and get back to the jump-off point before six in the evening as one of our colleague still needs to report to work.

along the trail
along the trail

During our ascent, I was silently cursing inside as the trail was steep and straightforward. There were times where I slid and felt out of balance since I couldn’t use my right hand to hold on to vines and trees as it was operated just months ago before our hike (Yes, I’m that hard-headed).

at the summit of Mt. Daraitan
at the summit of Mt. Daraitan

with the Power Rangers

After about two hours and endless assault, we reached the summit. A river forming a heart shape welcomed us, and before we jump to the photo taking session, we had our lunch. The view at the top was nothing short of spectacular. Being surrounded by the whole Sierra Madre region gave us a natural high. Truly, this mountain won’t be classified as 4/9 for nothing and so far, I must say that it is the second to the hardest mountain I’ve climbed next to the traverse that we did at Mt. Arayat. Thanks to the bad weather, a super muddy trail and the never-ending assault thus giving birth to me naming it as the mother of assault.

with Kuya Allan at the summit
with Kuya Allan at the summit

Big thank you goes to Kuya Allan, our guide for bringing us to the summit, to the river and way back to the Barangay hall as safe as possible. It was hard, but we couldn’t imagine how much harder it was for him to climb without any shoes on. I was able to talk to him during the traverse, and I was able to have the chance to ask him my million dollar question which was, “Hindi ba mahirap pag naka-paa lang?” To his words, “Masakit pero mas okay na din kasi madulas pag naka tsinelas.

Tinipak River, a pot of gold in the end of a rainbow

The perfect example of working your ass off to get to somewhere beautiful or delaying gratification. It never dawned on us what we need to go through in order to reach this river. If we only opted to visit the Tinipak River alone, and not do the traverse then I guess it will all be easy cheese. But in the name of adventure and pride, we took the challenge of conquering Mt. Daraitan traverse to Tinipak River and man, the experience did not disappoint. When we got there, it was like a pot of gold in the end of a rainbow.

what welcomed us
what welcomed us
Power Rangers at Tinipak River
at Tinipak River
isn't she beautiful?
isn’t she beautiful?

It took us three hours from the summit and a couple of slides and fall. But all was eased when we got to see the beauty of the river. I was lost for words. There is something about Tinipak River that is magical. It was truly enchanting that I could not resist having to try swimming in its waters.


It was dark when we decided to leave back to the jump-off point, and we didn’t have any light with us. I honestly find it somewhat scary, given the rural ambiance. Having to pass by the side of the river, I thought that there could be someone or something lurking in the dark. It took us around 45 minutes to an hour to reach the barangay hall. From there, we freshened up and bade our goodbye. We went as fast as possible to get back to the Metro. It was another experience added to my treasure chest of memories and this one was made for the books.

P.S. As a sign of gratitude, I gave my trekking shoes to Kuya Allan. I want him to take care of his safety as well before he do it for others.

2nd campsite at Tinipak River
2nd campsite at Tinipak River

For those who have plans of going to Mt. Daraitan or Tinipak River, you may follow our sample itinerary below:

0600 ETD from EDSA-Shaw (Parklea) to Tanay, Rizal

0745 ETA Tanay, Rizal

0800 Take tricycle to Brgy. Daraitan

1000 Arrival at Daraitan River (river-crossing and trike to barangay hall)

1010 ETA Barangay Hall

1030 Start trek up Mt. Daraitan

1330 ETA summit / Lunch

1430 Start descent to Tinipak River

1700 Arrival at Tinipak River

1830 Back to Brgy. Daritan via riverside trail

1900 ETD to Tanay, Rizal via tricycle

2030 ETA Tanay, Rizal

For the budget:

Jeep from Shaw to Tanay: 58 php

Trike to Tanay to Daraitan: 120 php / head (should be 600/group)

River crossing:  5 php x 2

Trike to barangay hall: 10 php x 2

Registration / Environmental fee: 20 php

Guide: 500php / group of 10

Trike back to Tanay: 100 php / head

FX to Starmall Shaw: 78 php

contact person
Brgy. Daraitan Local Tourism Contact Info

For questions or concerns, you can contact the numbers above. Also, as I tend to get this query a lot, we were not required to show a medical certificate when we climbed Mt. Daraitan.

Now pack your bags for an adventure is waiting for you.


170 Comments Add yours

  1. Lala says:

    It’s nice of you to give what you have to those who lack the ability to buy such necessity. Touched by that part of the blog and I immediately thought of a way to give him shoes but I’m surprise of what you did at the last part. 🙂 Thanks for the inspration and the info regd mt. Daraitan!

    1. Kenneth says:

      No one has ever become poor by giving. A quote of Anne Frank that I always put in mind. Isa pa, I know that it will benefit him more.

      Thanks Lala.

      1. Alvin says:

        Sir kenneth ask lng pwede ba mag overnight stay sa daraitan at may matutuluyan ba dun?

      2. Kenneth says:

        Tent lang sir. Pwede po either sa summit or sa Tinipak River kayo mag camp. Mas malawak sa Tinipak.

  2. Allan Jesalva says:

    Hi! Quick question. We are bringing a car. Can we take it all the way to Brgy. Daraitan or do we really have to go there by tricycle? Thanks!

    1. Kenneth says:

      Yes sir then there’s a parking space available before the river crossing, pwede nyong iwan dun yun.

      1. Yo says:

        Sir Kenneth, kaya ba ng small car yung papuntang Brgy. Daraitan? Thanks!

      2. Kenneth says:

        Depende ata po sa sasakyan pero mabato kasi at may mga paakyat kaya I suggest na commute na lang.

    2. Kenneth says:

      Please be reminded pala that it’s a rough road almost 90% of the journey.

      1. Sir kenneth? Same question po sakin.. kaya po kaya ng Hyundai na maliit yung daan??

      2. Kenneth says:

        I’m not that familiar with cars Sha. Pero yung nakita ko dun were vans.

  3. Allan Jesalva says:

    Thanks so much for the quick reply. Thanks for the caveat as well. Will keep that in mind. Great job on the blog, by the way. Very helpful!

  4. Maan says:

    Hello! i want to end my 26th year in this world something na di ko pa nagagawa (since i have a lot of first time ng maging 26 years old ako ) my question is it worthy it ung 1 day hike? i mean sobrang mabilisan in one day (no camping) na sulit ung nature trip?

    1. Kenneth says:

      For me it was more than worth it but for a much more fun experience and if you would want to commune with the nature more, then I suggest you go overnight. Advance happy birthday Maan!

  5. Maan says:

    winner ung pag bigay ng shoes. above all else ung pure intentions mo ang winner 🙂 god bless!

    1. Kenneth says:

      Thank you Maan. God bless you as well 🙂

  6. Ivy says:

    After Mt Arayat and Gulugod baboy we’re planning to conquer Mt Daraitan and Tinipak River. We would like to ask if it is safe fron NPA or the like since we are all girls that are planning to climb? Hahaha Thank you.

    It was a great blog by the way. 😊😊😊

    1. Kenneth says:

      Yes it’s safe. Haven’t heard of NPA’s when we went there.

  7. Hello! I am wondering if you would recommend this hike to a someone climbing a mountain for the first time? Thanks a bunch! 🙂

    1. Kenneth says:

      Depending on the person itself but if I were to say my own opinion, I’d rather have you try Batulao or Manabu first.

  8. Hi,congrats to a very informative, helpful and generous blog of yours.i would like to ask if its safe to camp near the summit of mt.daraitan during this rainy season?river crossings?..were planning to climb there next week july 11-12..
    thanks in advance!..

    1. Kenneth says:

      The campsite is too small but there are trees around so i think kaya naman. For the river crossing i think d naman mag ma matter as it is for a short 2-3 minute ride lang naman. If you are asking sa Tinipak, d naman mag k-cross dun.

      Thanks dn sir.

  9. zneb says:

    Kaya ba sya uwian? Like whole day? both mt daraitan hike and tinipak river? thanks

    1. Kenneth says:

      Yes zneb. Uwian din ginawa namin kaso masyadong mabilisang akyat dn.

  10. Phoebe Kates says:

    Hi Mr BratPacker, Thank you for sharing your Buena Mano mountain experience. Me and my friends are scheduled to climb Daraitan on the 18th. And I guess your blog will help us alot. Thank you. More safe and fun adventure for you and your friends. God bless you. 🙂

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Phoebe, You’re welcome. Enjoy and be safe at Daraitan.

  11. is it really P600 for the tricycle rent? other blogs kasi they were charged P1200 balikan na. which is which?

    1. Kenneth says:

      It was 600 one-way kaya tama lang na 1200 balikan Gorio 🙂

  12. April says:

    Mr. Bratpacker, your blog is really so helpful for a fellow weekend warrior! Winner ung part ng BEFORE and AFTER ng shoes. And for giving your pair to the guide. Most of the time, before I go places or do minor climbs, I read blogs and I always check yours. Planning this climb for July 17. This has really been very helpful. You’ve made me love the Luzon mountains even more! I will miss all these when I go back to Cebu. 😦 You’re blog is inspiring. Keep it up!

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi April! I was having a bad day but when I read your comment, nawala lahat. Thanks a lot. Words can really do wonder. You’re statement, “You’ve made me love the Luzon mountains even more!” is very overwhelming. Hopefully, I will have the opportunity to climb with all of you. See you wherever whenever fellow wanderlust.

  13. Rodilyn says:

    Hi po. 2 lang kasi kami ng friend ko aakyat ng Daraitan. Safe naman po ba umakyat? Babae ka pareho. Thanks 😀

  14. grasya says:


    1. Kenneth says:

      None, but you can ask it directly from the numbers of those I’ve posted 🙂

  15. Jasper says:

    Goodeve tanung ko lng kung totoo un requirements about daraitan bago umakyat like med cert , letter of intent napaka hassle kse if kung totoo un na kukuha pa ng permit thx may plan ke kme mid august thx

    1. Kenneth says:

      No Sir. We went there on the spot.

  16. Sir is it safe na magcamp jan kahit konti lang kayo?

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Eldon,

      For me it is safe.

  17. Happy Sunday po. nabasa ko po yung blog nyo about po sa daraitan tanay experience. toursism student po kami. May thesis po kasi kami ngayon bali po yung Daraitan yung napili namin. kaya kailangan po namin ng survey na nakapunta napo sa daraitan. ok lang po ba pasurvey kaonti lang po ito Maraming salamat po.

    1. Kenneth says:

      I already sent my response through Facebook Melynor. Good luck 🙂

  18. cavhin says:

    Ask lang po. if sakali bang dadalin yung car. kaya naman po ba yung mga rough road? or is it better na hindi na magdala?

    1. Kenneth says:

      There are those who have brought their cars. Kung yung tipong malalaki sya at mataas, kaya naman Sir.

  19. Mariagraciana says:

    Cool Blog! After I had my first twin hike (day) at Binacayan and Pamitinan last July , I am planning to go there too (Mt. Dinaraitan and Tinipak River). Thank you for your itinerary! God Bless Sir ! 🙂

    1. Kenneth says:

      You’re welcome Mariagraciana. Have a fun and safe climb in Daraitan.

  20. Kathlene says:

    Ung bayad po ba sa tourguide as a group na? 500 good for 10 na? or 500 EACH for day tour..

    1. Kenneth says:

      It’s per group of ten.

  21. Kathlene says:

    May balak po kasi kaming pumunta since ung daraitan ung napili napili naming lugar for thesis para makita rin namin ung place. For tourism planning and development po kasi un. We’ll study po about potencial niya for tourism development para makapagproposed kami ng project na magbebenifit ang draitan tourism

    1. Kenneth says:

      That’s good to hear Kathlene but I think there is another group who contacted me with regards to their thesis as well and it was about Daraitan tourism.

  22. Jang Blanza says:

    is it true na need na require na ng medical certificate pag aakyat ng Daraitan? Plan kasi namin mag night trek this Saturday.. anyone?

    1. Kenneth says:

      As far as I know, hindi. A friend went there and they were not required to show a Medical Certificate.

    2. Trekking Love says:

      Yes hindi po nila required. Basta bawal lang hard headed.. dapat marunong sumunod sa rules ng tourguide 🙂

      1. Jill says:

        meron ba kayong number ng guide na puede sa gabi? 🙂 thanks

      2. Kenneth says:

        You can check there directly at the brgy hall po.

  23. Kathlene says:

    we already visit the daraitan.. ang ganda po sobra.. 🙂 Di na nila kelangan ng medical certificate at waiver kasi hindi naman kami hinanapan na.. 🙂 sinunod namin ung itenerary pagpunta dun pero nung pauwi may ibang way na tinuro ung tourguide namin kasi apat lan kami.. at masyadong matagal sa tricycle.. nag jabal-jabal kami pauwi (di ko alam spelling) pero single na motor un na pde magbackride ang dalawang tao.. 50 each lang nung oras na un pero minsan daw 75php each. sa sampaloc kami bumaba at meron na dun jeep papuntang cogeo.. kasi taga cainta lang kami kaya mas prepared namin ung ganung way 🙂 all in all super great experience for us.. 🙂 para sa thesis at syempre para magenjoy na rin as well. 🙂 Highly recommended. kaya lang di pa rin nila binibigay yug mga infos na kelangan namin. saaad hahahah

    1. Kenneth says:

      Good to know that you have enjoyed Daraitan.

      Good luck on your thesis.

    2. Sarah says:

      Hi kath pano ang route kapag sa cogeo kami dadaan the to sampaloc? sana makareply ka… salamat

  24. Ivy says:

    Hello Kenneth! Nice blog 🙂 Try to trek Mt. Miyamit at Porac Pampanga, 4hrs trek then merong waterfalls 😀

    1. Kenneth says:

      I will check that Maam Ivy. Thanks 🙂

  25. Judie says:

    Hi. Ask ko lang.. May bayad ba kung magstay kami overnight? If yes, how much? And sa tingin niyo po magkano kailangan naming budget per head if 2 or 4pax lang kami?

    1. Kenneth says:

      Less than 1500php is okay depende na dn po sa inyo.

  26. Trekking Love says:


  27. Shaina Doreen De Pedro says:

    Hi. Pano kung dalawa lang kme ppnta? possible ba un? babayaran pa ba namin ung iba? ksi dba dpat by group? and pwede bang sa tinapak river agad pmnta? 🙂

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Shaina. Yes, you will have to pay for the guide fee even if dalawa lang kayo. You can join other groups though, meet new friends at para mas makatipid. Pwede ding dumeretso sa Tinipak River 🙂

  28. Angelica says:

    Magkano bayad sa tricycle pag papunta sa mt. Daraitan? Okay lang din ba kung dalawa lang kami? 500 parin ba ang bayad ng tour guide kapag ganun? Thanks.

    1. Kenneth says:

      We rented the tricycle for like 600php, one way. Yung guide fee, fixed po sya.

  29. Karlet says:

    Hi is it possible to hike if I travel alone with the tour guide? Thanks!

  30. Ernest says:

    Sir dalawa lang kaming aakyat? Is it okay at sa tingin nyo magkano po expenses? Thank you for reading. Good day.

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Ernest, yes okay lang. For the expenses you can divide the expenses I have on my blog into two for the estimate.

  31. miccroo says:

    hi i just want to thank you for this post. Your post was one of my references before climbing mt daraitan 🙂 I made a video of the experience! Feel free to watch and share 🙂 you might want to add thi link here in your blog for your readers’ more visual preference 🙂 here’s the link

    1. Kenneth says:

      I’ll check this one miccroo. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Bette Medina says:

    wow super ganda…puede ba yan for first timer?

    1. Kenneth says:

      Yes, but expect a lot of assault 🙂

  33. Kidd says:

    Hi sir. Tanong ko lang po. Pwede po ba night trek sa Mt. Daraitan? Salamat!

    1. Kenneth says:

      I have no idea to be honest. But I think it will be at your own discretion. You can contact the numbers I’ve posted to confirm it with them.

  34. jobille says:

    required po ba na may tour guide? and magkno po bdget kung 2 person lng? tnx po.

    1. Kenneth says:

      It is required po. Same budget divide nyo lang to two 🙂

  35. ruby says:

    Magkano po lahat lahat ng gastos niyo per person?

    1. Kenneth says:

      Nasa blog na po Ms. Ruby.

  36. Cat co says:

    Hi. My friends and i are planning to visit the place too. May i know if ano requirements? We asked someone kc and he gave us tanay tourism fb acct where they listed many requirements like letters addressed to officials and mountain climbing permit pa. Ganon b tlg? Or can we just go there?

    1. Kenneth says:

      You can just go there directly.

  37. Hexor says:

    Hello, Mr. Kenneth! Awesome blog; I just wanted to ask if a Honda City 2015 can pass through that rocky road you’re talking about? Thank you very much.

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Sir, I honestly have no idea as I am not that keen on cars.

  38. Hexor says:

    Nice blog, dude. Keep it up

  39. Hello, Mr. Kenneth! Awesome blog, man; I just wanted to ask if it would be possible to bring a Honda City 2015 to Barangay Daraitan? I know the road is rocky but I wanted to hear it from you if it can be done; and lastly, how long of a walk will it take to reach the lake from the Barangay? We plan on camping then hiking in the morning. Thank you so much dude.

    1. Kenneth says:

      From the jump-off point? The river crossing? The barangay is just a few minutes away. 8-10 minutes approximately. If it is the Daraitan river, it is a 10 minute walk to the Barangay Hall.

  40. Mia says:

    Can I ask kung anong occupation niyo? For thesis lang…

    1. Kenneth says:

      Can you send me a PM through my page? Thanks.

  41. Reynard says:

    Kaya ba ng 1 day hike?

    1. Kenneth says:

      Yes, Sir. We did a day hike as well.

  42. Joe says:

    What can you recommend for the trekk shoes or sandals? Thanks!

    1. Kenneth says:

      Shoes as sandals tend to be too slippery when used in the trails of Daraitan.

  43. Kirk says:

    Hi, ask ko lang. Balak kase namen magcar papuntang Daraitan. Okay naman ba yung daanan? Thank you! 🙂

    1. Kenneth says:

      Depende sa sasakyan nyo po. Pero 95% is rough road going to Brgy. Daraitan.

  44. Hi Sir Kenneth, ask ko lang if it is necessary to get Health Cert., bago akyat ng Daraitan?

    1. Kenneth says:

      As far as I know, no requirement for a Health Certificate is needed to climb Daraitan.

  45. Joji says:

    Salamat sa very informative blog. Pupunta kami sa Feb 8 kasama 8 year old child (boY) and others . . . kakayanin ba ng whole day summit, cave and river? Pwede ba ito sa beginners?

    1. Kenneth says:

      Kaya pero I don’t recommend it for beginners. Majority of the trail kasi is assault.

  46. Khaki says:

    hi there… 🙂 wondering if all the activities can be done in 1 day only.. i mean without spending overnight or camp. 🙂 Hope to hear from you soon.. btw, great blog.. i love it.. very informative! Thanks!

    1. Kenneth says:

      Sorry for the late response but yes it can be done in a day 🙂

  47. Hi, Just want to ask if Mt. Daraitan is Beginner – friendly? rumors turns me to a doubt that is not suited for me as a beginner. Thanks…

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Jerone, in my opinion, it’s not. Better start with mountains much easier than Daraitan. This is not to discourage you though, if you really want to climb Daraitan, do it but please prepare yourself.

  48. Patricia says:

    Hi everyone. My boyfriend and I are planning to go to Daraitan in feb 14-15. But we think na hindi sulit if we’re gonna spend P1,250 for the guide. So i just wanna ask if anyone here na aakyat on the said date and pwedeng makijoin sa group nyo? 🙂 here’s my no. 09061682539

    1. Mond says:

      Hi Patricia,

      Natuloy ba kayo nung weekend? Gusto ko lang tanong kung hiningan pa ba kayo ng medical certificate. Salamat!

  49. Elsa Katrina says:

    Wow! Continue doing this! You are inspiring a lot of people to travel and explore the beautiful creation of God… (: you sure are a big help to us who are scared to travel Cus of uncertainties. Your guidance makes me see the road map to adventure! Thanks sir! You are awesome!

    1. Kenneth says:

      Sorry for the late response as I was out on a trip. I want you to know that you guys are as well my inspiration. Thank you Elsa. 🙂

  50. Mica de Vera says:

    Hi! Can I take a minute of your time for a survey regarding your climb in Mount Daraitan, I am a tourism student of Far Eastern University, and as a requirement in Tourism Research Methods and Techniques (one of our major subjects), we are to do a research about the Assessment of Sustainability and Development of Mt. Daraitan. Hope you can help me and my group with this matter. Thank you and God Bless!

  51. cammendoza says:


    kailangan po ba talaga magemail sa kanila at medical certificate? or can we just go their directly/ thank you!

    1. Kenneth says:

      For Mt. Daraitan, you can go there directly.

  52. cammendoza says:

    Hi Sir Kenneth

    Kailangan ba talaga magemail at magbigay ng medical certificate bago makaakyat? Can we just go their directly?

    Thank you!!!

    1. Kenneth says:

      You can go there directly.

      1. Clarisse says:

        question po, paano po pumunta sa mt. dinaraitan? commute lang po kami

      2. Kenneth says:

        Sakay po kayo pa Tanay then take a trike to the jump off point.

  53. Em-em says:

    Hi. Good thing that your very active in answering queries as me & my friends will be visiting Daraitan this coming March. Ask lang If overnight stay, may pede bang rentahan ng tent? Marami kase kami and kulang yung tent. Thanks ahead. I really admire how you put words into life. Lalo na po kami na-excite 🙂 Thanks and God bless.

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Em-em, Thank you for dropping by. As far as I remember there are tents for rent there. You can contact the guide directly to reserve one.

  54. Jose says:

    Hi Sir, Anytime po ba pwede pumunta dyan? no need to reserve sir? Plano kasi namin umakyat dyan bukas Feb. 25, 2016. Thanks po.

  55. Jose says:

    Hi Sir, Anytime po ba pwede pumunta dyan? no need to reserve? Balak kasi namin bukas pumunta Feb 25.. thanks 🙂

  56. marinel says:

    how many hrs po kaya bago marating yung peak ng bundok ?

    1. Kenneth says:

      It took us two hours but it will depend on your pacing Ma’am.

  57. gelay says:

    hi! do we still need a tour guide if we just want to see the river? is there any resto or food court? just asking po. we’re planning to hike this coming march 10 with my friend. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    cool blog anyway! im checking your blog while im at work. haha

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Gelay, I think it is you whom I have had an exchange of messages in Facebook. Yes, a guide is required. There is a store in Tinipak river and there are karinderyas near the barangay hall.

      Thank you.

  58. racusaannakatrina says:

    Hi, any safety gear na pwede namin dalin at dapat po namin dalin pag pumunta po kame jan ng mga friends ko sa Mt. Daraitan? or any suggestion po…thank you so much..:) hehe

    1. Kenneth says:

      To be sure, bring rainjacket and gloves. Anticipate the muddy trail as well.

  59. jenniferparanaas says:

    Hi good day. we are going there on March 5-6. overnight na din. Do we need permit to climb and med cert yun kasi sabi…tsaka meron po bang tent for rent doon. salamat

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Jennifer, when we went there we were not asked for permit and med cert. You may contact the numbers I’ve posted to verify and to check with regards sa tent for rent.

  60. hi sir.. kasama ba sa trail ung tinipak river and cave o we ask our guide para puntahan ung lugar na un? then sasakay pa ng bangka? balak kasi namin this weekend umakyat.. thank you..

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Sancho, You can do Daraitan or Tinipak only or you can do the traverse. When you do the traverse, you can ask the guide to bring you to the cave. If you’re planning on a dayhike, your pacing should be fast enough to be able to visit the three.

  61. same parin ba ung mga fare sa trike and guide? then along the trail lang ba ung cave at tinipak river sir?

    1. Kenneth says:

      It should be the same rate. For Tinipak, you will have to traverse.

  62. advisable ba umakyat jan kahit newbie lang??

    1. Kenneth says:

      Pwede sya Sir kaso, in my opinion, I’d prefer you climb other mountains.

  63. kaya kaya akyatin yan ng mga newbie?

    1. Jey says:

      Sir try mo yung Mt. Batulao 🙂
      Ok yun para sa newbies

  64. Athena says:

    hi! do we really to provide medical certificate? Thanks!

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Athena,

      We were not asked of a medical certificate when we went there before.

  65. angiepanado says:

    Hi! We’re about to hike here on 26th of this month, how hard is it? We are not first timers, we’ve already hiked at 3 mountains. Recently at batulao which we found a bit hard but exciting 😁😄 how about this one?

    1. angiepanado says:

      Maculot pala yung last hike namen! Nabasa ko kasi yung batulao, yun tuloy nalagay ko! Hahaha

    2. Kenneth says:

      For me, Daraitan is part of the hardest mountains I’ve climbed. Almost 90+ % of the trail is an ascent.

      1. angiepanado says:

        Ah. How hard is it po? Kunwari on a scale of 1-10? Hahaha medyo natatakot din ksi ako. Hahaha

      2. Kenneth says:

        Nakakapagod lang sya Angie but I saw first-timers who were able to scale Daraitan. On a scale of 1-10, I’d say it’s a 7.

  66. Geli says:

    Hi po! Ask ko lang, may byahe po kaya from nasugbu to ternate? we’re planning to go this weekend. kaso hindi namen sure kung may byahe po. Commute po kami. thank you po!

    1. Kenneth says:

      I haven’t tried it Geli so I can’t tell.

  67. beware says:

    Thank you po sa mga shinare nyong mga info. 🙂 Aakyat po kasi kami dito sa sabado!

    1. Kenneth says:

      Enjoy Daraitan! 🙂

  68. Junlie says:

    Hi Po! Sir Kenneth, ask ko lang po kung ok po na akyatin po nmin ang Mt.Daraitan newbie po kame pero nung April 3 lang po inakyat po nmin yung Mt.Pamitinan ngayon po nagpaplano po kame na next target po nmin ang Mt.Daraitan tingin nyo po ba safe po kaya para sming mga baguhan ang Mt.Daraitan? 🙂

    1. Kenneth says:

      Safe sya but I suggest you guys to prepare yourselves since ascent po almost 90% of the trail ng Daraitan.

      1. Junlie says:

        Ok po 🙂 thanks 🙂
        Nice blog po (y) hehe yung mga blog nyo po yung olwes ko hinahanap. Nakakaamaze po kasi and malaking tulong po sya para po sa mga gaya nmin. Thank you din po sa reply sa mga tanong namin hehe GBU po. 🙂

  69. trisha says:

    Hi sir good day! ask ko po sana kung anong age allowed for Mt. Daraitan climb? Thank You!

    1. Kenneth says:

      As far as I know, walang age requirement po.

  70. jay-ar says:

    hi sir kenneth, possible po ba umakyat ng walang tour guide? thanks.

    1. Kenneth says:

      Mandatory po yung guide Sir.

  71. Jayar Lee says:

    hi sir kenneth, possible po ba umakyat ng walang tour guide?

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hindi po. Mandatory po sya.

  72. Angela Cangco says:

    Hi po . Ask ko lang po kung mas lessen magagastos naming pamasahe if we have our own car po ? Then magkano po bayad sa tricycle papuntang Barangay Hall po nila ? Begginers lang po kame kaso gusto po ng mga friends ko dyan talaga .. What time din po yung pag-akyat po sa Mt. Daraitan ? Thanks in advance po. Godbless 🙂

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Angela,

      Mas makakamura if you will bring your car kaso please take note that it’s 90% rough road going to Daraitan. Sa tricycle, 5 php per person sya going to Brgy. Hall. Yung akyat naman you can schedule it anytime you want pero the earlier the better kasi marami na rn pumupunta dun.

  73. hello sir kenneth,

    May we know who is your tour guide? which van you are renting? is it really advisable to go to summit around 7am so you can be able to see the sea of clouds?
    since the one that we are inquired a travel agency, the eta to mt daraitan would be at noon time.
    So we are looking for another option/travel guide that would take an overnight stay there and climb to mt daraitan at 4am..

    1. Kenneth says:

      Hi Aze, Our guide was Sir Danny and we weren’t in a van. Nag commute lang po kami. Your plan is feasible. You can do an overnight stay at Daritan River then climb the following morning.

  74. Jaime says:

    Good day..
    sir kenneth..
    Nice blog!
    May i ask please?
    We are planning to travel there with my friends on may 7, saturday, do you think sir, there are many visitors at that time?
    thank you for your answer….
    God Bless..

    1. Kenneth says:

      Yes po since it is a Saturday.

  75. Dah Borj says:

    hi sir you know if there’s tent rentals if we plan to stay for the night?

    1. Kenneth says:

      I’m not sure Dah if there are available tent for rents at Tinipak River.

      1. Clarisse says:

        ask ko lang po saan location nito? since manggagaling kami sa quezon city, sm north edsa. thanks

      2. Kenneth says:

        All other details are already in the blog po.

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