Mt Arayat

Mt Arayat is located at the heart of Central Luzon. It stands amidst vast plains and ricefields.

1. Take any bus that stops at Mabalacat Bus Terminal (aka Dau) such as Five Star and Victory Liner bound for Dagupan. These buses leave at 5am from Pasay and Cubao terminals. Fare is 141pesos.
2. You can opt to take breakfast at the nearby fastfood chains or carinderia, which offers authentic Kapampangan food.

3. Go to the other side of the road. Walk to the end of the road (towards the direction of Mang Inasal). In front of the 7-11 store, take a jitney and ask the driver to drop you at the G2G gasoline station. Fare is 10pesos.

4. There is a terminal near the gasoline station. Ask for a driver who can take you at the jump-off point (Magalang trail). Fare is 40pesos.

5. At the jump-off point, register at the nearby police camp.

6. The Magalang trail starts with cogons. There are signboards along the trail to help the mountaineers find the way.

7. Halfway through the trail, you can find the last water source. The lower water source is better for drinking. According to some mountaineers, the police knows a water source near the summit but they do not like to reveal it to avoid destruction.

8. The summit can serve as campsite.

9. At night, city lights provide spectacular views.

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