All tour starts at the Panorama Viewpoint, the coffee shop and meeting point of the Mt. Kalawitan guides.
Tour 1 – Outing to Apa Campsite (1 days)
After arrival at Panorama Viewdeck in Sabangan before 10:00 am, it is a 1.5 hour hiking to Apa Basecamp 1190 m above sea level. There you can enjoy the natural river pools and the Campsite. The guides will show you around and prepare a lunch over the fire. In the afternoon, it is time for hiking back to Panorama Viewpoint or along Chico River to Sabangan Poblacion for a visit of the Sabangan weaving industry.
Tour 2 – Apa Campsite Overnight (2 days)
The program starts like Tour 1. But there is more time in Apa for exploring the Kapangdanan Valley with it’s abandonned rice terraces and crystal clear rivers. Towards evening and early morning of the second day, birds can be observed directly around the Campsite. The evening will be spent together at the legendary Apa bonfire.
Tour 3 – Apa Basecamp and Mt. Kalawitan (3 days)
After arrival at Panorama Viewdeck in Sabangan before 4:00 pm, it is a 1.5 hour hiking to Apa Basecamp 1190m where we spent the first night. At 5:00 am next morning, we start climbing up to the top of Mt. Kalawitan 2714 m. It takes about 6 h. On top, we explore the mystical forest. After a pack lunch, we hike back down to Apa Campsite and relax at the bonfire in the evening. There is still time to explore Kapangdanan Valley and the natural river pools the next morining before going back to Panorama Viewpoint. This tour is for very conditioned mountaineers only. The trails in the Mossy Forest are all natural and partially very steep. Water sources exists until 1950 m only. Hiking is not possible during night.
Fees: Pleas contact us for actual tour rates.
The number of needed guides depends on the tour and group size. Your safety is our concern. Please download this PDF for more and detailed informations for Mountaineers.
To book a tour or if you have any questions, please contact the Sabangan Mountain Guides and the Friends of Apa, Sabangan, Mt. Province or visit us in the coffee shop at the Panorama Viewpoint. It is along the Halsema Highway just above Sabangan and can be reached by any bus going from Bontoc direction to Baguio or via-vers.