Challenge yourself! This is the unwritten mountaineer’s creed that is on the mind of every hiker.
We know that there can be a lot of trails for reaching the peak of a mountain and that most beginners hike through the fastest route. In going to Mt. Cabuyao and Mt. Sto. Tomas of Baguio City, Benguet, there are easy trails, fair trails, and of course, there is the Andolor Trail. If you have good cardio and enough hiking experience, then you are now ready to face one of Cordillera’s toughest trails. The said route to Mt. Cabuyao and Sto. Tomas is extreme because aside from the never ending road, you will also endure a lot of leeches along the trail.
Aside from this trials, I can say that your climb will be fun. You can enjoy freshing up in a lot of water stations and you can also take a bath in what the climbers call “river” before you start your actual ascent.
There are also a lot of lemon trees along the way and you can gather them if you like because the natives won’t mind it.
You also have two choices for you campsite, you can camp near where the cows eat their grass, it is a clearing, or you can camp in the saddle (just be cautious if you climb during the wet season in the Philippines). You can also enjoy the view of Mt. Pulag, Tabayoc, Singkalsa, and Panotoan which are the four highest mountains in the Philippines.
Dare to trek through Andolor and you will surely have an adrenaline filled sight seeing.
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