This is our first and I guess, our last trek to Mt. Pinatubo with Ate Janice, Ate Jean, Ate Juni and Ate Diane. (because we seldom see each other now 😦 )
We woke up as early as 4am so that we could catch the registration in Tarlac. Registration schedules are as follow:
|Mon. to Fri.||starts at 6am to 8:30am|
|Sat. to Sun. and Holidays||starts at 5:30am to 8:30am|
|Many Bookings||starts at 5:00am to 8:30am|
The terminal and start point of the Trek is at Sta. Juliana, Tarlac, where we first register and then ride the 4×4 going to the trekking point. The 4×4 joyride took around 2 hours before we reached the trekking point because we like stop-overs to take pictures and sight seeing.
Upon reaching the trekking point, we stepped out of the 4×4 vehicle and started the trek. It took us around 2.5 hours of trekking because we are so much fond of taking pictures and viewing the surroundings.
We also took our packed lunch along the way. It was fun! and really made us hungry 🙂
The trek was really rough and tough, I thank God for giving me the strength to conquer this adventure by merely wearing my pair of plastic sandals. I remember, a foreigner approached me and is very amazed that I will trek using my sandals. You know, I am hard headed sometimes that I am still confident even if I got the wrong attire..ihihihi.. I got no injury during the trek… ok, not true. I got small, and so tiny bruises 😀 but I am still blessed to have no major injuries along the way.
I will surely wear the proper attire on my next trek adventure. (wink! 😉 )
As the saying goes, “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”. No wonder, that despite of our struggles along the journey, we have reached another proof of greatness of God, the crater of Mt. Pinatubo was really magnificent. Sadly, we haven’t found it’s turquoise colored water right at it’s crater because experts said that the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected the inner part of the volcano which also affected the color of the water in its crater.
Nevertheless, the view is still stunning and relaxing.
Don’t forget to also try the Mt. Pinatubo Spa. They use Mt. Pinatubo’s volcanic ash for mud mask that cleanse the skin, or you can lie on a hot ash/sand for a spa treat.
May you receive your blessings,
The crater is back to its beautiful color, you must try this now. You can book your Mt. Pinatubo Trek experience at Enjoy Ka Dito Travels.