PACK YOUR THINGS RIGHT AND LIGHT
It's really a no no to pack things as if you're going to a holiday abroad. Please note that you are going to a mountain so don't bring bulky baggage because it would make your trekking difficult and tiring. Pack only what you need. You may prepare 2 bags, the back pack that you will bring when you climb, small bag for things that you will use after the trek. You may leave your belongings at Pinaykeypoint office or at your car. Never leave valuables without endorsing it to the assigned staff.
Please use medium sized back pack. It's just a one day trip so the lighter, the better. Just limit your baggage from 3 to 4kilos.
You may bring the following:
Please don't bring valuables/jewelry during trekking. Most of our clients lost their mobile phones, jewelries or watches either at the trail, at the shower room, at the store or 4wd jeeps. In some cases, while applying sunblock, tourists remove their watch or bracelet then forget about it afterwards. There is no assurance that you can recover lost valuables so please leave it at home/car.
Anything that is comfortable and durable is fine. You may opt for sandal, rubber shoes, boots or slippers. If you decided to wear rubber shoes or sandal, wearing thick & tight socks is highly recommended. Please note that the environment is a mixture of volcanic ash and sand and it will penetrate your shoes or sandal that might cause blisters at the end of the day. You may avoid it by wearing a proper sock. The longer, the better.
This is highly recommended especially for the elderly to keep your balance. Please note that you will be crossing some rivers and streams and will step on big rocks and trekking poles will be a big help. If you don't have one but you think that you will need it, you may ask the assistance of the assigned guide. There are some bamboo sticks in the area and you can use it as replacement.
If you opt for package with meals, then no need to bring too many foods because the lunch that we provide is enough to meet your need. Lunch is usually served with rice, banana, 500Ml bottled water, and 2 sets of viands. Viand options are indicated in the online registration form. Your team leader will tick the option boxes and choose the viand for your group. Meals are distributed at the crater.
If you skip your breakfast or if you opt to bring some trail food, Chocolate and soda is highly recommended. According to our previous clients (doctors) Our sugar drops as the elevation increases and may results to dizziness and exhaustion. It is best to have extra sweets and soda to replenish this loss and regain your stamina. You may also opt for biscuits, banana or any food of your choice as long as you make it light.
KEEP YOU GARBAGE & BRING IT DOWN
You may bring anything that you want as long as you can carry it and will not dispose
or throw it in the mountain.
Climbing mountains is a great adventure and our advocacy is to help you arrange your climb but we must ensure that we maintain environmental cleanliness. Let's keep Mount Pinatubo clean. Please keep your garbage and bring it down. You may turn over your garbage to the assigned field coordinators and trail guides. We ensure that each team has black bags or plastic for garbage.
Thank you for availing our service.
I hope that these trekking reminders will be read, forwarded or shared with your team.
Team Head/ Trip Organizer