For the month of May, we explored what Mt. Marami (Mataas na Gulod Boulders) has to offer. 🙂
Fun Fact: It is called Marami (plenty) as it refers to the mountain’s feature having multiple rocky pillars.
Check the important deets below:
Campsites and waypoints
Estimated Budget – Php 500-700 (day hike)
How to get there:
Major jump-off: Brgy. Ramirez (Magallanes, Cavite)
Brgy. Ramirez is 10 minutes away from the town proper. It is accessible by tricycles. Before you start with the trek, you can be able to purchase goods, snacks or necessities since there’s a convenience store (7-eleven) and other sari-sari stores in the area.
Parking is also available near the Barangay hall.
Be sure to drop by at the Barangay Hall. Officials will let you sign in the log book. You can arrange for tour guides and they’ll be providing simple reminders before you proceed with the trek. No fees collected. Comfort rooms are also available in the hall, so you don’t have to worry if you need to rinse up after the 6-hour hike (to & fro).
Depending on the weather, you may ask the guides for the perfect/suitable trail since there are two variants that lead to Mt. Marami — Nuestra Senora Trail and Talahib Trail.
If I remember it correctly, atleast 5+ sari sari stores are established there (1-3 km apart) to replenish your thirst and hunger. So fret no more, lots of buko juice, halu halo, cold water and soft drinks await you 🙂
I was so glad that there was a mobile phone signal at the peak of the mountain. I took the chance to post a Facebook live video. 🙂
This was already my third trek so I did not expect that I would still feel like dying trying to reach the top. To be honest, I think this was the hardest hike I’ve ever encountered. We were able to try two paths – the Nuestra Senora Trail and the Talahib Trail. We paid for Php 800 to our guide (Thanks, Caila!). We contacted her thru prior arrangement. Before you head home, there are available sidetrips so be sure to ask your guides about it. We failed to drop by at the waterfalls near the area since we had a hard time going down. But still, it was super fun and overwhelming. 🙂
Huge thanks of course to our friend Lester who was our driver slash organizer for the trip. Also, to our new found friends who made the trek extra special, see you when I see you guys! Keep climbin’ 🙂