Here’s my piece of experience from Our great adventure in Masungi. We started to hear about Masungi Geoserve about two or so years. It is actually an effort to preserve some parts of Baras, Rizal. Due to a thirst for new adventure, we stumbled upon their existence a dozen times and so we decided to give it a shot! And why not. You can visit their site to know more Masungi Geoserve.
First off! You need to register your group and decide what date will you be going. A minimum of 7 persons per group. Each person costs Php1800 which includes your tour and a light snack. We registered about a month ago because it is the only slot left! Yessss! Masungi is getting attention -with it’s effort to raise awareness to preserve nature. Hooray! 🤗
How to get there
As per their site’s instruction, you can commute via jeepney and tricycle which will costs you around Php 500.00 Our group decided to hire a van because its cheaper plus it unloads the hassle of commuting and transferring from one vehicle to another. We only pay Php 375. 00 each.
Our play time is 730AM. We meet up at Cubao around 500AM, we reached Masungi around 600AM.
ning shot! The sun is still rising at Baras.
<<<<<<this is the only sign to know that you are now in Masungi. They do not have fancy signboards or flashy signals.
<<<<<<<<<at the car park or entrance, you will be greeted by these beautiful creature, with a beautiful sunrise and a serene view of the mountains. I think it’s the Sierra Madre.
The main entrance to the playground is about 2 to 3 minute walk from the car park.
I would like to refer Masungi as a playground simply because it is created to be a fusion of fun, adventure, awareness, love for nature, rolled into one.
Leave no trace and trash. Save the earth! 👩🏾🌾👸🏻👌🏼
We walk towards the park. Excited to stretch our muscles and enjoy nature, took a picture and upload it to social media. Hahahaha life! 😊📸🐛🌿🐾⛰
The sanctuary is built with pathways, walk way, cemented ladder, lavatories, to ease everyone the burden of finding trail. Unlike raw mountains where hikers will find other trail paths and muddy trails.
Every group is invited in a cottage for a brief orientation about the do’s and dont’s of the park. Every group has a park ranger to supervise and tour them. Ours is named Dang. She is just 18 years old. Very petite. Sure she knows the park well. She smiles often and very shy.
The tour will took us about 3 to 4 hours depending on the group’s phasing. We only have limited water supply up there, so they advise is to fill up our water jugs.
Here’s a shot of their water source! Niceyyyy. They have purified water poured into it. Plus the filter. Fill up, boys!
Our safety is their priority. Each of us should wear a helmet to protect our heads but not our hearts. 🤣❤️ (beacause surely, you will love every bit of Masungi)
Oh no! Im a water person but i forgot my bottle!!! 😱😱😱 Worry Not! Masungi sells water bottle for those who do not have their own.
This bottle costs Php 75.00. How I wish Masungi created a sticker for this bottle. It might be a remembrance for those who wanted to have one from Masungi 🤔😉
For our convenience, the sanctuary has lavatories organized just like hotels. They got free sunscreen, insect repellant, lotion, talc and soap. Heaven. ☁️☁️⛅️
Their lavatories are also picture worthy. Walls are artsy decorated with sea shells. Can’t say no to capture priceless onces like this.
They do not cut trees just to make way for toilets. They included them!!! Nice. 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
Let’s start the trek.
First off. We have a little warm up. Oh no, its not a warm up. It’s the start of the trail.
Trails are mostly composed of ropes. Thus, we are required to clean our shoes to excavate muds and slippery subjects off the trail.
Climb that! To be able to get to first stage, we have to climb this rope! My spider sense is on the loose!
Tadaaaaah! Warm up! 😱🤣 Right after we climb this rope, a beautiful creature of the forest greeted us.
Its a lizard! I am scared enough to cross thinking it might jump in front of me!
Sorry lizard, we scare you. He ran off immediately.
Fist stop is their famous spider web looking rope assembled thing.
Enjoying the saput thing! Each group is given 15-20 minutes to enjoy the scenery and to take pictures.
And we’re off to a greater scheme of walking. We walked and walked and walked for I don’t know. I already lost track.
These are what we bumped in along the trail.
Stone formations, greens, great mountain view, small caves and lots of trees.