Stairway to Heaven

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The trail was simple – you just have to hike up a flight of stairs. For seven hours. With a full, at least 8kgs pack. Hello Mt. Amuyao.

I can’t give you the details because our trip was handled by Weekend Wanderlust where we paid PHP3,600 for everything (transpo, food, guide fees. We had to rent a tent at PHP200 per tent good for 2 pax).

Quick tips

  • Don’t bring too much water. There’s a water source near the summit.
  • Be prepared for the cold. I was wearing gloves, bonnet, one heat-tech base layer, fleece jacket, shell jacket and three layers of socks (two of which are heat-tech) and I was still cold.
  • Practice going up the stairs. Haha.

 

We had a side trip at the Banaue Rice Terraces and boy was it amazing.

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That’s a precarious trail!
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Best jump off point!
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Clouds on the trail.
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The trail at the ridge.
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Flora at the summit

 

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The much awaited sunrise.
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Sea of clouds! I’ll never get tired of them.
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Rainbow (?) at the summit!
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Going down. Define lush vegetation.

That’s it for Mt. Amuyao – Barlig backtrail. Hopefully I’ll get to do the traverse in a few years! 🙂

 

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