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Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan | Travel Guide

Two new mountains were recently opened to the public that feature thick forest, amazing hills and breathtaking 360-degree of nearby mountains such as Mount Batolusong,Mount Cayabu Mount Daraitan, and Mount Maynoba and among others. These new mountains are called Mount Sapari and Mount Binutasan, which dubbed as the Maysawa Circuit.

Mt Sapari |  Photo by Alex Sabugo


Mount Sapari and Mount Binutasan are located in Sitio Maysawa in Brgy. Cuyambay Tanay,Rizal. It is approximately 12.81 km. from the jump-off area (versa). Mountaineers considered these two mountains as minor climb with a difficulty level of 2. Mount Sapari is 592 metres above sea level (MASL) while Mount Binutasan is 562 metres above sea level (MASL).

Trail going to the summit is not yet well-established. The terrain features various hills, view decks and cogon-grasslands.Bamboo and some flowery plant can be also found in the trail. Water source is available.Trek time will be around 2-3 hours if you will take a tricycle or habal-habal from and to the jump-off.

The summit of Mount Sapari and Mount Binutasan are similar to Mt. Maynuba and Mt. Batolusong. You can fine here the amazing view of nearby mountains. Almost everything are green. The air on top is really refreshing and relaxing. If you will go to the mountain early in the morning, you have the chance to witness the sea of clouds.

Other sidetrips are going to  Maysawa, Tuoy and Tungtong Falls


How to get to Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan

Public Transport

Ride a van or jeepney going to Padilla/Cogeo Gate 2. Tell the driver to drop you off at Gate 2 and from here take a jeep bound to Sampaloc in Tanay. After that, ride a tricycle or  habal-habal and tell the driver that you're going to Mt. Sa Pari, drop you off at Sitio Maysawa registration area.

Private Transport

Drive through Marcos Highway. You will pass through Masinag, and  Cogeo. Along the road, you can find establishments like Boso-boso Resort, Garden Cottages, Foremost Farms and Palo Alto. There's a welcome arc to Brgy. Cuyambay on  the right, which means you're almost on the jump off Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan  

Expenses: 

Cubao to Cogeo -Php35
Cogeo to Cuyambay- Php50 
Habal-habal fare from Sampaloc Hiway to Baranggay Hall- Php 30

Other:
Guide Fee  - Php 500.00 ( max 6 pax for dayhikes) and  Php 1250 (max 6 pax for overnights)
Environmental Fee - Php 30.00

Travel Tips and Reminders
  • Always practice the LNT Principles at all times
  • It's advisable to wear trekking shoes or sandals avoid injury and wounds
  • Put sunblock to protect your skin from the direct heat of the sun
  • Mobile signals from Smart, Sun, TNT are stable; Globe and TM are intermittent
  • Parking is available at the baranggay hall
  • You can buy your trail food or drinks in the barrio. You can find here some sari sari stores
  • Include on your itinerary the  Maysawa Falls
Contact details
Facebook Page: Mt. Sa Pari @CuyambayMountains
Enso: 0912 479 5185

Another new mountain that was opened as well in Rizal is called Mt. Paliparan
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