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DESTINATION : Mount Iglit-Baco National Park

This information is courtesy of Metropolitan Mountaineering Society from their websites  www.geocities.com\metropolitanms and www.metropolitanms.org. 

LOCATION : Mindoro Occidental and Oriental
ELEVATION : 2,488 meters above sea level (Baco)
LEVEL : Major Climb, Level II, Moderate (Iglit)
JUMP OFF POINTS : CALINTAAN, Occidental Mindoro
AVERAGE DAYS REQUIRED : 6 Days (including travel time from Manila)
MINIMUM DAYS REQUIRED : 5 Days (including travel time from Manila)
IT CREATED BY : Long Henson and Ed Ocampo
DISTINCT CHARACTERISTICS : Tamaraw Reserve, Spectacular Views

INFORMATION
Located at the heart of Mindoro, Iglit-Baco National Park was established through a proclamation dated November 9, 1970 encompassing a lot area of 75,445 hectares. The main features of the national park are the two mountains Mt. Iglit at 1434 meters and Mt. Baco at 2488 meters. It is one of Mindoro’s reservation areas declared as a game sanctuary for the Tamaraws. A Tamaraw is a wild animal found nowhere else in the world. The Tamaraw bears a close resemblance to the Philippine water buffalo commonly known as the carabao. However, it is smaller and has shorter horns growing straight upwards forming a V instead of curving in like that of the carabao’s. The place is also home to another endangered species, the Mindoro Imperial Pigeon. It is listed as one of the sites under the ASEAN Declaration of Heritage Parks done on November 0f 1984. Treks to the place are usually going towards Mt. Iglit and a side visit to the Tamraw Conservation Project located near Iglit. Mt. Baco, on th eother hand, is located farther inside the park and is not easily accessible from Iglit. There are very few know ascent to Mt. Baco and usually, it is done via Baco and not from Iglit. This is due to the difficulty of scaling the said mountain. 

WHEN AND HOW TO GO
Most of the places in Mts Iglit and Baco are exposed thereby it’s very hot to trek during the summer months. December is one of the more pleasant months to explore the place. From Manila, take a bus trip to Batangas City. Take a ferry ride to Abra de Ilog (2 ½ hours – at 70 Php). From Abra de Ilog, catch a jeep or bus to San Jose Oriental Mindoro (6 hours- 100 Php) passing by the town of CALINTAAN. An alternative is to take an airplane from Manila to San Jose. From San Jose, you can pay a courtesy call to the CENRO office or the Kalikasan NGO for permits and instructions. Then from San Jose, another 2 hour trip from San Jose back to CALINTAAN (35 Php), which is the jump-off of the climb signals the start of the trek. From CALINTAAN, you can still ask the jeepney to take you farther to Barangay Poypoy and Anahawin river to shorten the trekking time. The first target place is the Magtangcob Ranger Station. Another ranger station known as the Mt. Iglit bunkhouse servers as the base camp. There are rooms and lodging facilities to welcome you. From the bunkhouse, Mt. Iglit summit is just 2-3 hours away. The Tamaraw Conservation Project site is also located few hours from this bunkhouse.

POINTS OF INTEREST
Aside from Mts. Iglit and Baco as well as the Tamaraw Conservation Project, you can also climb a smaller mountain 3-4 hours from the Iglit bunkhouse. The name of the mountain is Mt. Magawang.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY
DAY 1
05:30 – Assembly Time, Buendia-Taft
06:00 – ETD Manila to Batangas City
09:00 – ETA Batangas City, Arrange Boat Tickets
10:00 – ETD for Abra de Ilog
12:30 – ETA Abra de Ilog, Lunch
13:00 – ETD for San Jose, Mindoro (Last trip around 13:00)
19:00 – ETA San Jose, Look for Lodging House
DAY 2
08:00 – Wake-up Call, Breakfast
09:00 – Courtesy Call, CENRO
10:00 – ETD for BRGY. POYPOY CALINTAAN
12:00 – ETA Jump-off Point, Start Trek
17:00 – ETA Bunker, Dinner
21:00 – Lights Out
DAY 3
07:00 – Wake-up Call, Breakfast
08:00 – Start Summit Assault
09:30 – ETA Summit
10:00 – Start Descent
11:00 – ETA Bunker, Lunch
13:00 – ETD for Tamaraw Conservation Project (TCP)
15:00 – ETA TCP
16:00 – ETD for Bunker House
19:00 – ETA Bunkerhouse, Dinner
DAY 4
06:00 – Wake-up Call, Breakfast
07:00 – Start Descent
11:00 – ETA Jump-off Point
12:00 – Lunch at CALINTAAN
13:00 – ETD for Abra de Ilog
19:00 – ETA Abra de Ilog, Dinner, Look for Lodging House
DAY 5
05:00 – Wake-up, Breakfast
06:00 – ETD for Batangas City
08:30 – ETA Batangas City, Catch Bus for Manila
11:00 – ETA Manila

Additional useful information can also be found below. Please click on the individual photo (jpeg) thumbnails to view their actual sizes.

Source: www.pawb.gov.ph

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7 comments on “DESTINATION : Mount Iglit-Baco National Park

  1. emptybutfull
    February 4, 2013

    I’m a resident of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro and now working here in Manila.
    I’ve been into mountaineering just this year 2013, and I learn to love it.

    Occidental Mindoro have several nature destinations though underrated and not that commercialized. Mind you, you’ll be amaze when you visit these nature spots like these two mountains.

    I’m planning to climb these mountains this year.
    Yay, I’m excited! :)

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  6. Ryan Rey Bondoc
    August 27, 2014

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