MOUNTAIN CLIMBING & NATURE TREKKING
Aurora is a prime spot for mountain climbing and nature trekking
activities, with its large forest reserve areas, its vast lowlands
and foothills, and the presence of the Sierra Madre Mountain
The variety of terrain coupled with the abundance of clear streams,
waterfalls and vegetation can make for a trekking experience
as unique and challenging as one can plan. Trekkers are advised,
however, to consult local officials in the municipalities to
ensure that the area is safe beforehand.
The municipality of San Luis offers some of the finest spots
for nature trekkers. In its mountainous areas, one can track
the trails to Cunayan
Falls, Banju Springs and other splendors.
San Luis also has numerous kitchenettes and food stalls where trekkers can buy provisions before a trip.
Dingalan is a place of many varied attractions for trekkers,
including the Dingalan Bay View Site, Lamao
Caves and the Rocks of Dingalan.
Dipaculao and Dinalungan also have many fine trekking spots,
though mountaineers have not yet explored and marked out the
areas for good trails. Casiguran and Dilasag also have their
share of mountaineering attractions.
The best time for mountaineering in Aurora is during the summer
months from April to June. It is best to avoid mountaineering
activities during the wet season from June to October, when strong
typhoons typically buffet the province.
Most transportation accommodations are concentrated in Baler.
These places can serve as jump-off points within the vicinity
of Baler and the nearby municipalities of San Luis, Dipaculao
You can possibly also make an extended trek up to Dingalan,
Poblacion. Here, buses and a few jeepneys go daily to Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, while other means of transportation are available
going to Cabanatuan City.
Casiguran and Dilasag can be trekked to from Baler, or reached
faster by boat.
To travel to nearby areas, you may take a tricycle in Baler,
Dingalan, Casiguran and Maria Aurora. Fares start from Php3.00.
Several individuals offer adventure tour packages for backpackers
and outdoor enthusiasts. Contact Noel C. Dulay at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at +63 (919) 372-4764 for details.