Level of Difficulty: 3/9
Mount Binacayan at 424 meters high is one of the best alternatives for mountain climbers to hike which is only more than an hour drive away from Cubao, Quezon City with an estimated budget of not more than P500 for a day hike. its 360-degree panoramic view on its summit is very rewarding.
For a regular climber, it only takes more than an hour to scale the mountain from its jump-off point. However, the trail is so rocky and they have sharp edges in which a climber is required to wear hand gloves but not the knitted one or else it will stuck to the rock edges.
Climbing this mountain requires a short interval of time that most often for season climbers, it can be done for three summits in a day including the Mount Pamitinan and Mount Ayaas. This is not to mention that on its vicinity, pamitinan cave can also be visited and the picturesque wawa dam.
My expenses for this climb is summarized as follows:
|1.||Round Trip Van Fare from Farmer’s Cubao to Louver’s Montalban and vice versa|
|2.||Round Trip Tricycle fare from Louver’s to DENR Registration Site|
|3.||Share in guide for a maximum of 8 for a fee of P500|
|4.||DENR Registration Fee|
|5.||Donation to Barangay (Optional)|
|6.||Lunch in one of the Carenderias in the jump-off point|
|7.||Breakfast at Jollibees (Cubao Farmer’s) while waiting for the departure|
|8.||Budget for Trail food and Bottled Water|