This trip was supposed to be a Mt. Marami trek but due to inclement weather in Manila (a bit in Cavite but only every afternoon), our friends/ co-hikers call off their participation so me, Beb, Ate Jane and Kuya Phet decided to hike at Mt. Buntis and Mt. Nagpatong instead since Mt. Marami was a bit unsafe during rainy season according to the blogs that I read.
After our lunch, we decided to head back to the jump-off point.
We are supposed to proceed to Mt. Nagpatong where Bonifacio’s shrine is located,but since we are all tired and the guide told us that it will took us another 2-3 hours to complete the hike, we just decided to visit Bonifacio’s museum instead.
All in all, it was the most chill (and the cheapest) or pabebe hike that we ever had. According to the locals, hikers are more frequent during Bonifacio Day since this location was known for a historical purpose, it is where Bonifacio was executed (they are still arguing if it was on Mt. Buntis or Mt. Nagpatong). It was not as famous as those mountains that offer much breath taking views, sea of clouds and good for buwis buhay shots but nevertheless, Mt. Buntis is for someone who hikes to escape from the fast-pacing, toxic and suffocating environment down the hill.
Below are our itinerary and budget breakdown:
0550 Arrival at Maragondon, Register and hire guide
0615 Start trek
0830 Arrival at the Peak, Rest and Photo ops
0900 Start descent
1115 Arrival at the Hanging Bridge
1200 Arrival at the Brgy. Hall then wash up
1220 Visit at Wall Sculptures and Bonifacio’s Museum