Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mt. Bagacay, Fundado Camarines Norte

Mt. Bagacay, Camarines Norte ( Fundado Trail)
Major jump-off: Brgy. Fundado, Camarines Norte
LLA:14°12'59"N 122°49'32"E , 787 MASL
Outline (polygon) is 500 meters high
Days requires / Hours to summit: 2 days / 3-4 hours
Specs: Minor Climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1-3

Up on the "Tanawang Bato'" of Mt. Bagacay's Summit, you can have the best view of the beautiful Manangua Caves and a number of gigantic rocks by the mountain's foot. 

Another breathtaking view is the River System.

Mount Isarog along with Camarines Norte's Pride, the Seven Islands of Mercedes, the Quinamanukan Island and the Famous Calaguas Group of Islands and the Municipalities of Labo, Daet, Vinzons, San Vicente, Talisay, Mercedes, and Basud can also be viewed from it's summit.

Day 0
0800 Take bus to Daet

Day 1 ( April 4, 2011)
0500 ETA Bus Terminal
0600 Breakfast at Daet
0700 Take Van going to Labo (Daet Terminal)
0730 Take jeep to Brgy. Fundado jump-off
0800 ETA jump-off, proceed to Brgy hall for registration
0830 Registration / secure guides
0900 Start trek
1000 Visit Tanawang Bato, Manangbuwaya Cave
1200 Lunch along the Trail
1300 Resume trek
1500 ETA Campsite. Set up camp.
1800 Dinner / socials

Day 2 ( April 5 2011)
0400 Wake-up call / Breakfast
0600 Commence summit assult
0730 At summit, take pictures
0800 Back to Campsite
0900 Campsite, breakcamp, prepare lunch.etc.
1000 Start Descent
1200 Lunch at trail
1300 Back at jump-off / Tidy up
1400 Head back to DaetCity
0600 At Daet, take return bus to Manila or proceed to sidetrip.


Private Vehicle:
From SLEX, take the Lucena Batangas exit and follow the road to Bicol passing by Laguna and Quezon Province.

Public Utility:

Take any Daet-bound bus from Cubao or Pasay (Superlines, Philtranco, and Amihan Transport). Tell the conductor to drop you off at Labo, Camarines Norte. Fare is around P585 A/C.


A guide and/or porter is required in exploring the spots of Mt. Bagaca. Prices range from 250~300 pesos per day. Arrangements may be done at the Barangay Hall at the jump-off area.
Customized itineraries may be accommodated just negotiate with your guide.

River systems are slippery especially during the rainy season, so be careful.

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1 comment:

  1. You can conjointly climb its summit up to the "Tanawang bato" during which you'll sight seeing and see the gorgeous Manangua caves in its mountain foot and you'll conjointly see some rocks that as massive as churches in it's foot. Mount Isarog and Calaguas Islands may also be seen fron the Tanawang bato in high of Mount Bagacay.

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