3/08/2015

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Exploring MT. MARAMI and the famous SILYANG BATO in Maragondon,Cavite

My appreciation for reaching and conquering different mountains was once again fulfilled as we explored yet another well known destination for mountaineers to climb and that is MT. MARAMI located in Maragondon, Cavite. 

A lot of people might compare this to other mountains maybe because of its topography  but I believe each one has its own charm and that is what I wanted to find out.

Along with the Team Cavite Endurance Sports Enthusiasts and our guide named Onad, We started our climb up to the top at exactly 6:00 am.  It was fine weather and the morning's cold breeze made the conditions for our climb ideal.

Photo Courtesy: JC Igos
We walked through some river streams, luckily the rainy season hadn't started yet so we were able to keep our feet relatively dry. There are parts where the roads are quite sandy or coarse and I could just imagine the area during rainy season. Slippery! 

Photo Courtesy: JC Igos

Along the way you will come across fences. This is to avoid the 
cows from getting through. 


 When our water supplies began to run low our tour guide took us  to this spring where we could drink straight from the clear and fresh source! Our tummies didn't act up after drinking so I can attest that this water is drinkable!


We started seeing the summit of Mt. Marami on the horizon and we grew more and more excited. As per our guide, there are two ways to get to the summit of Mt. Marami. Either way the difficulty is comparable so you can do a traverse if you like. 



We were just so lucky that it was a clear day and we got to see the breathtaking view we'd been looking forward to. 


Mt. Marami is famous for its rock boulder protruding over an edge giving you an amazing 360 degree view of Batangas and Cavite. 


I guess not all are brave to face the heights, I must admit I have acrophobia but I am currently working on it. This once again presented a challenge to me to face my fear. 


The wind at the summit was a bit strong but the view was spectacular! 



Soon it was time for us to go to the famous Silyang Bato, a chair shaped rock boulder that sticks out of the cliff-face making it very popular spot to get an amazing shot.   


People do different poses and dare themselves because
 the picture you will get here is priceless! 


I tried sitting facing the the other way but I guess I am not ready to face the heights yet! :(

Photo from Jc Igos
I am glad I explored Mt. Marami! It is a beautiful mountain to explore not just for experienced climbers but most specially for the newbies. It is also very accessible from Manila making it one of the favorite climbing destinations. 

However, along the way, there were portions where trash had been scattered in the area.We saw liquor bottles along the trail which saddened us because some mountaineers are not being responsible. We talked to some residents in the area and they are also aware of the situation. They also said that the government is working on a plan to solve the problem and let us just hope it could be done as soon as possible. 



How to Get to Mt. Marami

1. From Coastal Mall take a bus going to Naic, Cavite.
2. Go to the Naic Terminal Station and take a jeepney going to Magallanes, Cavite. The fare is around Php 35.00
3. Ask the driver to drop you off at Brgy. Ramirez. You can also ask the jeepney to take you all the way straight to Brgy. Ramirez Barangay Hall to register (No Registration Fee). 
4. Tour guide is available at the Barangay Hall. Ours was Onad and his mobile number is 09068931152 .

Total  Number of Hours Trekking: 
5 Hours with a moving time of 3 Hours and 30 minutes. 

Expenses: 
Tour Guide Fee: Php 100 per person 
Buko Juice: Php 20.00 per Buko
Transportation: Php 300.00 

Total Expenses: Php 420.00


23 comments:

  1. an interesting spot! a must-try. thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thank you so much and it's always a pleasure Trekero!

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  2. Hi! thanks for sharing your experience. We'll go there this weekend. Question po, is guide mandatory? And, do they really charge per head? I noticed you mentioned 100/person. Thanks and keep on climbing :)

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    1. I think it was mandatory which you can get at the Barangay hall. They have different ways of dealing to the guide but I am sure you can haggle for the price. ;)

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  3. sir, salamat s pag share. ang guide fee po ba same lang - overnight and dayhike?

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    1. Hi Sir, I wish I could answer you with that. But I am just not really sure if its the same. All I know is that overnight is allowed. My apologies sir. I have the phone number of Onad maybe you can phone him po sir. Salamat po.

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  4. This is an awesome blog. :) napakalaking tulong. Hehe! Because I'm searching for a recent write up regarding Marami. :) we'll conquer it tom! Such a big help. Thank You AngeloTheExplorer :)

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    1. Thats great! I am sure you will enjoy! Let me know how it goes ok. Take care!

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  5. Is it okay for beginners? Thanks!

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  6. I would just like to know of there is a certain minimum number of climbers per guide? Say for exmple i am just a lone packer, will it still be 100 peso fee from me for the guide?

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    1. Hi, 100 pesos was only charge since we were many that time. But for a lone packer I think they would apply the same rate as group which is roughly around 300-500 pesos.

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    1. Sir Gids enjoy po and I am pretty sure you are going to have a great time sa Mt. Marami. ;)

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  8. Hi kaya ba sya ng dayhike lang paakyat at pababa? ilang oras po kaya?

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    1. Yes kayang kaya po! Start early para hindi masyado mainit. Average hiker can do it in around 6 hours po.

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    2. Sobrang dali lang po ng trail. If you gonna start trail at 0400H you will reach the summit at around 0600H-0630H and kung ma tsambahan nyo, may sea of clouds kayo na maaabutan bukod sa napaka gandang sunrise.


      -Kenneth Buenaflor Puerto of Maragondon, Cavite

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  9. Hello AngeloTheExplorer. Tanong ko lang. Baka alam nyo. Yung jeep po ba from Naix going to Magallanes is 24hrs ang byahe? Kasi sinisingil kami ng 500php ng guide na nakontak namin.. magtrike na lang daw kami from Naic to Brgy hall. Sabi nya 8am pa daw ang byahe ng mga jeep dun. Totoo ba? May idea po ba kayo tungkol dun?

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    1. Yes it is true. Jeepnys there don't travel 24 hours po kaya ang only option po is to hire tricycle from Naic or mas convenient po pag may sarili kayong vehicle. First trip po is around 7 or 8 in the morning and last trip po I believe is 6pm from Magallanes to Naic.

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  10. Hi angelo the explorer!

    Thank you for this, very helpful :)
    Ask ko lang kung ung jeepney ba from Magallanes ay dederetso na sa Brgy. Hall? Puv din ba pag pabalik ng magallanes/naic from that brgy hall?

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    1. Hi Joseph, nag arkila kami ng jeep since madami kami. Bihira lang kasi ang sasakyan at intayan tlga. Pwede rin naman mag tricycle.

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  11. We just climbed (overnight) Mt. Marami this weekend. Our group would want to recommend Sir Aldrin as guide: 09065079694 /,09369682387 . He is nice and accomodating! He even gave us corn during our camp ;)

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    1. Thanks for the information Sir Jc Lucas, this is very helpful specially to our readers! :)

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