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Climb Itinerary : Mt. Madja-as

By Synzmemoir @synzmemoir
Climb Itinerary : Mt. Madja-as
Mt. Madjaas, Culasi, Antique
Major jumpoff: Brgy. Alojipan, Culasi
Elevation: 2177m
Days required to summit: 3-4 days
Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 8/9, Trail class 1-4
Features: Open slopes, Mossy forest, Waterfalls, Highest Point
DAY 0 (April 4, Wednesday) 1700H - Assembly at Pier 4 (Trans Asia Terminal)
1800H - ETD Cebu City
DAY 1 (April 5, MaundayThursday)
0700H - ETA Iloilo City
0730H - ETD Iloilo City Van/Bus Terminal
1030H - ETA Culasi, Antique (Last Minute Shopping and Buy Food for Lunch)
1100H - Drop by Culasi Municipal Hall and Secure Permit from Mayor's Office (Login at PNP Station)
1130H - ETD Culasi Town Proper (Via Habal-habal)
1200H - ETA Brgy. Alojipan Jumpoff (Lunch and Meet Up with Guides and Barangay Officials and Gear Check)
1300H - Start Trek to Hangud Tubi Campsite
1900H - ETA Hangud Tubi Campsite (Dinner)
2100H - Socials
2130H - Lights Off!
DAY 2 (April 6, Good Friday)
0400H - Wake Up Call! (Prepare Breakfast and Packed Lunch)
0500H - Breakfast
0600H - Break Camp and Water Refill
0630H - Start Trek to Boundary Campsite
1230H - ETA Boundary Campsite (Lunch and Rest)
1400H - Start Ascend to Summit
1500H - ETA Mt. Madjaas Summit (Explore and Take Pictures)
1600H - Start Descend Back to Boundary Campsite
1700H - ETA Boundary Campsite (Prepare Dinner)
1800H - Dinner, Socials and Mountain Juice
2000H - Lights Off!
DAY 3 (April 7, Black Saturday)
0400H - Wake Up Call! (Prepare Breakfast and Packed Lunch)
0500H - Breakfast
0600H - Break Camp and Water Refill
0630H - Start Descend Back to Hangud Tubi Campsite
1200H - Lunch, Rest and Water Refill
1300H - Start Descend Back to Brgy. Alojipan Jumpoff
1900H - ETA Brgy. Alojipan Jumpoff
1930H - ETD Brgy. Alojipan (Via Habal-habal)
2000H - ETA Culasi Town Proper and Logout (PNP Station) 
Options
  • Spend the night at the town plaza and travel back to Iloilo City the following morning
  •  Spend the night at Malalison Island which is 15-minute boatride away from the plaza (Depends on pumpboat availability) and travel back back to Iloilo City afternoon the following day 
  •  Ride a bus going to Caticlan and spend the rest of the trip in Boracay (Estimated travel time is 1 hour) 

Expenses
 Boat Fare (Trans Asia Economy Accomodation) - PhP 810.00 (One Way)
 Bus/Van Fare - PhP 200.00 (One Way)
 Habal-habal Fare - PhP 150.00/head (One Way)
 Guide Fee - PhP 350.00/guide/day (2 Guides)
 Entry/Permit Fee - PhP 150.00/head/day
 Barangay Fee - PhP 20.00/head
Contact Person Mr. John John Sumanting (Tourism Officer) - (036) 277-8077/09163245068 Adonis (Guide) - 09286878128
Check out my other adventures in Antique:
* Mt. Madja-as : Holy Week Climb * Culasi, Antique : Exploring Malalison Island

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