Mts. Sapari & Binutasan are the mountains located at Brgy. Cuyambay in Tanay Rizal. It can be done in twin day hike as the trails are walking in the park with some semi gradual ascent.
Before hiking these mountains you need to travel downhill from the main highway all the way to Brgy. Cuyambay. It is mandatory to register first and get guides from them. Expect to pay the entire fee’s including the Guide fee in Brgy. Hall. It is also the same jump-off point if you have plan to climb Mt. Paliparan.
I’m residing in Antipolo and Sierra Madre Mountains in Tanay are considered not only me but by many as the training grounds before hiking a Major Climb.
It offers the great view of Sierra Madre at the same time you will enjoy the cool breeze and ambiance of the place.
Before starting our trek, we decided to have our breakfast at nearby Carenderia. We took the famous Lomi as a major meal as we will climb two mountains. Some of the hiker considered these mountains as easy as they finished this in just half day and proceeded to hike another neighboring mountain such as Nagpatong and Paliparan.
We started our trek at exactly 7:00 in the morning. The setting is very good and easily walkable. Plenty of share from the trees – very comfortable. You may rent a Habal-Habal there or ride a tricycle. Again this is optional but our group chose to wandered around on foot and only hitched a ride when got tired haha.
One of the more recent discovery’s ,in Tanay is not as commercialized as the other neighboring mountains. We hired a guide for a day for 500 pesos (good for 5 persons). He educated us on the history and some previous happenings in the area like having a trail run event and told us how to get around.
It served as our opener climb this year with a tune of “ Energy Gap” – our fun way to spend quality time with friends.
After an hour at 620 Meters Above sea level, we reached our first summit this year – Mt. Sapari. The summit offers the view of neighboring mountains such as Batolusong, Maynoba from North and Mts. Ngusong Kabayo and Luyang from South. While enjoying these views, we took our chances to have some Energy Gap moment.
As we resumed our trek, we continued our Energy Gap moment along our way up to the summit of Mt. Binutasan. The view of all the mountains in Tanay is really unique from the beautiful limestone and Sierra mountain range with green surroundings – everyone will truly appreciate its natural beauty. This is a little more than a mile walk through some very beautiful land.
We descended and passed through some residential area. One will notice is the hospitality of the locals as they offer us some drinks and a perfect meal after a tiring hike – BANANA QUE!.
We rented a tricycle back to jump-off point .The road is a little bumpy and rocky not to mention the rain that makes the road slippery.
There are a few restaurants along the way and we ate at REST PARK and DINE – Our newly discovered place. Getting there gives you goose bumps as the place looks like mysterious. But as you enter the place you will feel welcome and enjoy the cool ambiance. It looks like a typical resto in the Metro.
It was delicious and the service was great, The owner told us about her secret ingredients but in the end it was still a mystery for all of us haha… LUYA?
So the next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by work or in need of some fresh oxygen and natural sunlight, remember to look no further than the great outdoors!. Until next time guys soyah!
Watch our Video here —– Mts. Sapari & Binutasan (Energy Gap) <—–
0400 – Meet-up 7 Eleven Boni
0500 – ETD Brgy. Cuyambay (private vehicle)
0630 – ETA Brgy. Cuyambay / reguister / arrange guide
0700 – Start Trek
0800 – ETA Peak 1 – Sapari / explore the area
0830 – ETA Peak 2 – Sapari/ summit viewing
0930 – Resume trek to Binutasan
1030 – ETA peak 1 – Binutasan
1045 – ETA peak 2 – Binutasan
1100 – ETA peak 3 – Binutasan
1130 – ETA summit – Binutasan / summit viewing / packed lunch
1230 – Start descent
1500 – ETA jump-off / wash -up
1700 – ETD Manila
1900 – ETA Manila