Mount Pinatubo Trekking
We usually send trekking reminders to help you pack your baggage. If
you're a team leader of your group, you have to ensure that info is
properly disseminated among your team to help them pack the
necessary things. Most of the time, Team Leaders were blamed by their
members on the final trek date because they failed to forward or
discuss these important reminders.
YOUR THINGS RIGHT AND LIGHT
It's really a no
no to pack things as if you're going to a holiday abroad. Please note
that you are going to a mountain so don't bring bulky baggage because
it would make your trekking difficult and tiring. Pack only what you
need. You may prepare 2 bags, the back pack that you will bring when
you climb, small bag for things that you will use after the trekking.
You may leave this at the dispatching area or at the 4wd jeep at the
jump off point but be sure to inform them about your baggage and never
medium sized back pack. It's just a one day trip so the lighter, the
better. Just limit your baggage from 3 to 4kilos.
may bring the following:
don't bring valuables/jewelry during trekking. Most of our clients lost
their mobile phones, jewelries or watches either at the trail, when
they swim or during shower. Some cases, while applying sunblock, they
will remove their watch or bracelet then forget it afterwards. There is
no assurance that you can recover lost valuables so please leave it at
- Camera and extra battery
- Umbrella or light raincoat
- Big hat or cap
- Towel/Scarf or Mask to protect you
- Shawl/malong (this is important esp
for the female trekkers)
- Medicine (Alaxan, paracetamol or meds
for stomach trouble
- Sunblock Lotion
- Extra trail water
- Extra Trail Food
- Slipper (Mandatory)
- Swim wear
you need to cover your things, mobile phones,
wallets and camera or any other electronic gadgets with zip lock
plastic to protect it from sudden rainfall. We had an experience that
some of our previous clients disregarded this particular reminder and
they were caught in a sudden rain fall as they descend from the
mountain and their cams and phones were soak & wet
that is comfortable and durable is fine. You may opt for sandal, rubber
shoes, boots or slippers. If you decided to wear rubber shoes or
sandal, wearing thick & tight socks is highly recommended. Please
note that the environment is a mixture of volcanic ash and sand and it
will penetrate your shoes and sandal that might cause blisters at the
end of the day. You can avoid it by wearing a proper sock. The longer,
highly recommended especially for the elderly to keep your balance.
Please note that you will be crossing some rivers and streams and will
step on big rocks and trekking poles will be a big help. If you
don't have one but you think that you will need it, you may ask the
assistance of the assigned guide. There are some bamboo sticks in the
area and you can use it as replacement.
If you opt
for package with meals, then no need to bring too many foods because
the lunch that we provide is enough to meet your need. Lunch is usually
served with rice, banana, 500Ml bottled water, and 2 sets of viands.
Viand options is indicated in the online registration form. Your team
leader will tick the option boxes and choose the viand for your group.
Meals are distributed at the crater.
If you skip
your breakfast or if you opt to bring some trail food, Chocolate
and soda is highly recommended. According to our previous clients
(doctors) Our sugar drops as the elevation increases and usually
results to dizziness & exhaustion. It is best to take sweets &
soda to replenish this loss and regain your stamina. You can also opt
for biscuits, banana or any food of your choice as long as you make it
YOU GARBAGE & BRING IT DOWN
bring anything that you want as long as you can carry it and will not
or throw it
in the mountain.
mountains is a great adventure and our advocacy is to help you &
arrange your climb but we must ensure that we maintain environmental
cleanliness. Let's keep Mount Pinatubo clean. Please keep your garbage
& bring it down. You can also turn over your garbage to the
assigned field coordinators & guides. We ensure that each team has
black bags or plastic for garbage.
for availing our service.
I hope this
trekking reminder will be read and shared to your team.