Mt. Pundaquit traverse Anawangin Cove

Mt. Pundaquit is located in San Antonio, Zambales where in the fast growing surfing capital in Zambales is also located. One of the best feature of Mt. Pundaquit is climb and swim because it is surrounded by South China Sea. The usual trail of Mt. Pundaquit is traversing going to Anawangin Cove.













History:

Pundaquit was not an attraction until Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991. Few years after the eruption, an exploration of a group of mountaineers who were looking for a new mountain for destination, discovered Anawangin Cove. Mt. Pundaquit became famous because of this place. Which has a wonderful feautures, the luminous white sand came from Mt. Pinatubo, the pine trees near the shore and the swamp that connected to the South China Sea. Aetas are the first to discover the place. Few years back wild carabaos are freely in the forest, but now a days they are few and just came to the place from time to time.










The Trail

The trail in Mt. Pundaquit is one of the easy to trek. Even tourist can survive on this trail. The first part of the trail is still residential area and an open trail full of “talahib”. Locals said that some 4X4 Vehicle can still pass by on that trail, when you reach the foot of the mountain, you will pass by a small portion of the forest while you gradually as you climb up. And most of the trail is just a rolling where in you can still run and jog. Most of the times you can’t feel any wind blowing as you climb up especially during summer season. That’s why it is recommended to trek as early as 4 a.m. so that you almost reach the saddle before the sun rises. From the saddle it is just 10-15 minutes going up to the summit. You will see a wonderful view of South China Sea and mountains around it. You can pitch your tent at the summit, but most of the time mountaineers ascend going to Anawangin Cove to camp and enjoy he fresh water.









When ascending you’ll be need a big step in a sharp and big file of rocks. And even use your hands if it’s slippery. It will take you one and a half hour to ascend. But it is still depends upon the weather. When you reach the foot of the mountain you just need to follow the river going out of Anawangin Cove.













Special Concerns:

During summer season the river get low or even dried on some point. So that it adds up heat while you pass by the rocky trail. Always watch your step on the rounded rocks to avoid sprained. And wear proper gears to avoid further injuries.





The trail became difficult due to the reason that during rainy season the river gets big and deep. There are instance that you’ll be need a rope just to pass by the river. But always think of your safety. Don’t pass the river if the current is too strong. You can still do back trail or let the river go low first. Most of the accidents in Pundaquit-Anawangin is merely of safety precautions. Most of the deaths happen during time of disasters. Just always put in mind that “Safety First”.





How to go to Mt. Pundaquit?

If you will be commuting, make sure to secure the last trip from Victory Liner Caloocan where in they are the only one who has an 11:30 P.M. trip going to Iba, Zambales. Most of the time, it’s hard to get a late trip going to these place. Tell the conductor to drop you by San Antonio, Zambales proper where in here is a market place to secure all you’ll be need. But most of the store in market opens at around 5:00 A.M. Better secure everything at home.

From San Antonio proper, secure a tricycle going to Pundaquit where the jump-off is located. And at the jump-off, before start trekking contact “bangka” to pick you up from Anawangin Cove going back to Pundaquit to tidy up.

And if you will having your own transportation. You may park it on the resort along Pundaquit.

Suggested Side Trip are Anawangin Cove, Capones Island and Camara Island.

Itinerary

DAY 0
2130 Assembly Victory Liner Pasay
2300 ETD San Antonio, Zambales via Iba-bound Bus

DAY 1
0400 ETA San Antonio; proceed to Brgy. Pundaquit
0430 ETA Brgy. Pundaquit; start trek
0700 Arrival at Mt. Anawangin summit
0715 Start descent to Anawangin Cove
0930 ETA Anawangin Cove
1200 Lunch at Anawangin Cove
1300 OPEN TIME
1900 Dinner and Socials
2100 Lights Off

DAY 2
0500 Wake Up / Prepare Breakfast
0600 Breakfast
0700 Swim / Explore / Picture2x
1000 Leave Anawangin for Brgy. Pundaquit
1130 ETD Manila
1700 ETA Manila

For Anawangin Tour Packages - http://gurlastig.multiply.com or visit Facebook account of Kaladkad Tour Club.

For more options you may visit http://www.pinoymuntaineer.com for day hike itinerary.

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2 comments:

  1. . .hello po!...good am/eve po mga maam and sir na gustong bumusita sa camara, capones, anawangin, talisayin, or nagsasa cove...direct contact po kami we offer package and non package, trekking/hikking is also available and van for rents...

    ANAWANGIN COVE PACKAGE:
    4-8 PERSONS - 550 perhead
    9-10 ABOVE - 500 perhead

    NAGSASA COVE PACKAGE:
    4-8 PERSONS - 750 perhead
    9-10 ABOVE - 700 perhead

    INCLUSIONS:
    boat with island hopping(capones), tent, entrance, tubig, yelo, bonfire, uling...

    For more questions and inquiries pls. Call or text us at: 09272684714
    salamat po.

    ReplyDelete
  2. . .hello po!...good am/eve po mga maam and sir na gustong bumusita sa camara, capones, anawangin, talisayin, or nagsasa cove...direct contact po kami we offer package and non package, trekking/hikking is also available and van for rents...

    ANAWANGIN COVE PACKAGE:
    4-8 PERSONS - 550 perhead
    9-10 ABOVE - 500 perhead

    NAGSASA COVE PACKAGE:
    4-8 PERSONS - 750 perhead
    9-10 ABOVE - 700 perhead

    INCLUSIONS:
    boat with island hopping(capones), tent, entrance, tubig, yelo, bonfire, uling...

    For more questions and inquiries pls. Call or text us at: 09272684714
    salamat po.

    ReplyDelete

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