#MargaGoesLocal: Masungi Georeserve

Website: http://www.masungigeoreserve.com/

I haven’t really had the time to blog about my adventures because of work, masters, and football. I have so many things I have to post such as my Ilocos trip, Baler trip, meet and greet with Judy, my cold play experience in Taipei, and etc. My sincerest apologies that it’s taking so long. I promise to make time for it.

Anyway, last Sunday I went to Masungi Georeserve. My friends and I actually booked it last February or March. You have to book months before because it’s always full. Cost per person is 1800 pesos. According to my friend who went last year, the cost per head was only 1500 pesos. I have a feeling though that they will raise the price again next year. It’s getting more popular.

It’s been a hectic month for me because aside from playing football twice a week, I went to Singapore to watch Chelsea and Bayern play. Even if this hike was planned months ago, I wanted to back out because I was really tired and most of my friends flaked because of the weather.

I only decided to go because my bestfriend told me she was going (Hi, Rhea!!!). Our hashtag for the hike was #LabanLeni #MatiraMatibay lol. My other friends though tried emailing the owners to ask for a refund but unfortunately they did not allow so my bff and I decided to go because we already paid the balance.

How to get there?

You can waze it. Just put Masungi Georeserve. Go to Marcos Highway and just keep going straight. It’s an hour away from the city but it depends on the traffic. However, there were no signs that said “this way Masungi Georeserve” so you have to be very vigilant because you might miss it. Don’t worry because you will receive an email with a map.

How long is it?

It has 8 attractions and the spider web was the first one. THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO SEE! The hike lasts about 4 hours. You will be passing caves, bridges, and etc. Surprisingly, the trail was easy but because of the strong winds it was scary.

The experience:

To know more about the attraction you can visit this link http://www.masungigeoreserve.com/experience/trail/

 

At the end of the hike, they gave us bananas and sandwiches.

Tips:

  1. Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet because the weather is unpredictable
  2. Wear old rubber shoes because it can get muddy
  3. The guide will give away ponchos for free so I suggest you get one just in case it rains
  4. Book during summer because aside from getting better pictures, you’d be able to enjoy it more. Hahaha No strong winds or rain!
  5. The owners will decide if it’s possible to do the hike or not. To be safe, just book during summer because they don’t allow refunds.
  6. Bring a light backpack because you will do lots of climbing.
  7. The hike really lasts for 4 hours so make sure you have water with you.
  8. Obviously, there are no toilets once you start the hike so do everything before that
  9. A helmet is essential but they will provide it for you so don’t forget to get one.
  10. This is probably one of the scariest things I have done in my life because I hate heights so always PRAY FOR SAFETY. Lol.

 

Masungi was really beautiful! I am grateful that I did the hike because it was worth it. It’s clean and well maintained. There were so many things to see as well! I was really surprised because I was just expecting to see the spider web but there was so much more than that. Aside from that, I learned so many things too.

Fear. It’s our biggest enemy. It stops us from taking risks and from going out of our comfort zones. I was scared to push through with this because of safety issues. I don’t mean to sound OA but I had thoughts like, “would it be my last day on earth?” LOL. Okay sorry for that. Anyway, sometimes we have to do things we aren’t really used to doing— conquer our fears. Aside from it making us more resilient, it shows us what’s out there. When we see what’s out there, we appreciate life more. I would always end each entry with, “WE REALIZE THAT THERE IS STILL BEAUTY LEFT IN THE WORLD.” Cliché but true.

 

 

 

 

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