Monday, July 11, 2016

Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan in Tanay Rizal

Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan are the newest mountains opened in Tanay Rizal. It's a minor climb with 12.81 km. distance from the jump-off area (versa) Mount Sapari is 592 metres above sea level (MASL) while Mount Binutasan is 562 metres above sea level (MASL).

Mt Sapari |  Photo by Alex Sabugo

Dubbed as the Maysawa Circuit, the he terrain of Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan is similar to Mt. Maynuba and Mt. Batolusong. It features various hills, view decks and cogon-grasslands. At the summit, you will view here of nearby mountains such as Mount Batolusong,Mount Cayabu Mount Daraitan, and Mount Maynuba.

How to get to Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan

Public Transport

Ride a van or jeepney going to Padilla/Cogeo Gate 2. Tell the driver to drop you off at Gate 2 and from here take a jeep bound to Sampaloc in Tanay. After that, ride a tricycle or  habal-habal and tell the driver that you're going to Mt. Sa Pari, drop you off at Sitio Maysawa registration area.

Private Transport

Drive through Marcos Highway. You will pass through Masinag, and  Cogeo. Along the road, you can find establishments like Boso-boso Resort, Garden Cottages, Foremost Farms and Palo Alto. There's a welcome arc to Brgy. Cuyambay on  the right, which means you're almost on the jump off Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan 


Cubao vv Cogeo -Php35
Cogeo vv Cuyambay- Php50
Habal-habal fare from Sampaloc Hiway to Baranggay Hall- Php 30

Guide Fee  - Php 500.00 ( max 6 pax for dayhikes) and  Php 1250 (max 6 pax for overnights)
Environmental Fee - Php 30.00

Travel Tips and Reminders
  • Always practice the LNT Principles at all times
  • It's advisable to wear trekking shoes or sandals avoid injury and wounds
  • Put sunblock to protect your skin from the direct heat of the sun
  • Mobile signals from Smart, Sun, TNT are stable; Globe and TM are intermittent
  • Parking is available at the baranggay hall
  • You can buy your trail food or drinks in the barrio. You can find here some sari sari stores
  • Include on your itinerary the  Maysawa Falls

Contact details
Facebook Page: Mt. Sapari @CuyambayMountains
Enso: 0912 479 5185

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