Batangas

Mt. Daguldol | Naambon Falls

Mt. Daguldol is situated in Brgy. Hugom, San Juan Batangas – boasting of its height at 670 meters above sea level.  The jump-off area is near the seaside where you can have a sidetrip, with a lot of resorts to choose rom after going down.

The first part of the trail is a seascape of the beach, then turns from moderate to gradual, passing by woodlands and light forests. There was a stop-over halfway of the trail where you can buy a fresh buko and halo-halo. All of us bought one.

As we continue our climb, we often passed through flat areas which we would assume to be the summit already.

The best part of the trek was the rewarding and victorious feeling for reaching the top. What made our experience bizarre was the cow that welcomed us with its “MOOOOO”.  We had a short time of snacks and decided to descend.

This mountain offer also a sidetrip to a falls, located at the foot of the mountain near the jump-off. “Naambon”, in its local dialect, means “drizzling”. A closer look at the physical features of the falls reveals why. The water in it drops from a huge boulder covered with a rough surface. It is not hard to imagine that during the rainy season, the surge of water in the falls would flow very fast over the rough boulder and drizzle into the surroundings.

After a quick dip, we decided to go back to our cottage and prepare for lunch. The girls took a jeepney ride all the way to resort, then the boys continued trekking. Afterwards, we rest for a while, packed our things then headed back to Manila.

Another great escape to urban life. Until our next climb…

Hagulgol sa Mt. Daguldol Video <——link

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Itinerary:

Day 1

0330 Assembly at 7-Eleven Buendia Taft
0400 From Buendia Taft Take Bus going to Lipa
0600 At Lipa: Breakfast, rent a jeep going to Brgy. Hugom
0800 ETA Brgy. Hugom; Arrange for Guides.
0830 Start Trek – Beach Front
1100 ETA Mang Lizardo’s place
1200 ETA Niyugan Campsite, Piknik Camp
1330 Start Trek going to summit
1400 ETA Summit
1500 ETD from Summit, Start Descent
1630 Back at Mang Lizardo’s Place
1800 ETA Beach. Set Camp (BEACH CAMP PARTY) Sunset
1830 – Onwards (Food Preparation, Activities, Social, Swimming) BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!!

Day 2

0500 Wake up call
0530 Prepare Breakfast
0600 SWIMMING NA!..
0900 Prepare Lunch
1100 Early Lunch
1300 Pack-up
1400 ETD Manila
1700 ETA Manila

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Budget Breakdown:

250 – Share Gasoline
30 – Guide Fee
150 – Share Food (Butane)
50 – Share Cottage

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