Mount Bungkol Baka

San Jose, Tarlac

Mount Bungkol Baka is located in San Jose, Tarlac. Bungkol Baka literally means "cow's hump" with an elevation of 650 MASL (meters above sea level) or 2,132.54 feet above sea level.

Mount Bungkol Baka News

  • San Jose Circuit, Tarlac Travel Guide

    San Jose Circuit, Tarlac Travel Guide

    How to get San Jose:
    - Ride a bus that passes by Tarlac City Siesta Bus Terminal (i.e. Victory Liner; travel time is 2.5 ? 3 hours depending on traffic condition and number/duration of stop-overs).
    - Coordinate with GAMENEST for jeepneys for rent to reach Barangay Iba which serves as the jump-off. It is much better if you are traveling with a group so the expenses can be shared among the participants of the climb. You can also join organized hiking events to save on time and cut on costs.

  • Mount Tangisan-Hike After The Forest Fire

    Mount Tangisan-Hike After The Forest Fire

    As I only had barely two days left to use my Birthday Leave (we are only allowed to use it during our birth month), it was my first time in a long while to again climb solo, and on a weekday at that.

    At first, I could barely decide where to go until a brilliant idea pique my interest and which eventually made me decide to visit some friends in my province. As such, I found myself driving towards the NLEX while eagerly anticipating the climb up Mt. Tangisan.

    For starters, Mt. Tangisan is one of the mountains located in Western Tarlac (particularly in the town of San Jose), thus the popula ...

  • The Mount Tangisan

    The Mount Tangisan

    For the JUNE Adventure of The BACKPACKERS, we journeyed to the mountainous part of Central Luzon: San Jose, Tarlac. This place is no stranger to The BACKPACKERS as we explored the same location during our August 2011 Mt. Bungkol Baka climb. This time, our eyes were set on the nearby Mt. Tangisan.

    The BACKPACKERS:
    Angelica Cawaling
    April Bedana
    Liz Honrade
    Dennis Piano
    Heinz Alvarez Jr
    Ivan Ignacio
    Kenji Revoltiado
    Mau Mauleon
    York Advento

    The Guests:
    Cynel Reyes
    Ever Leono
    Isabel Fonte
    Leah Nogoy
    Ninya Alday
    Aaron Quime
    Adrian Arias
    Chad Planea
    Erwin Adami
    Kenn ...

  • San Jose Circuit Mt Tangisan 491m Mt Bungkol Baka 617m and Mt Kawayan 595m in San Jose Tarlac

    San Jose Circuit Mt Tangisan 491m Mt Bungkol Baka 617m and Mt Kawayan 595m in San Jose Tarlac

    San Jose Circuit Mount Tangisan Mount, Bungkol Baka and Mount Kawayan.

    Major jumpoff: Sitio San Pedro, Brgy. Iba, San Jose
    LLAD (T): 15°26'8.22″N, 120°23'47.63″E, 491 MASL, 4km
    LLAD (BB): 15°24'44.74″N, 120°22'57.75″E, 617 MASL, 9.3km
    LLAD (K): 15°24'24.83″N, 120°23'39.71″E, 595 MASL, 11.5km
    Days required / Hours to peaks: 1-2 days / 1.5-2.5h (T); 4-6h (B); 5-7.5 (K)
    Trail length: 17.7 kms (Loop: San Pedro-Tangisan-Bungkol Baka-Kawayan-San Pedro)
    Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 6/9 (SJC dayhike), Trail class 1-3
    Features: Scenic views of Cen ...

  • Mount Bungkol Baka Climb 2011

    Mount Bungkol Baka Climb 2011

    This is an organized climb of UPM Member, Dada Macusi, my acquaintance in my December 26-29, 2010 Mount Pulag Climb. This climb is dated February 5 ??" 6, 2011 in Mount Bungkol Baka located in San Jose, Tarlac with an elevation of 650 MASL (meters above sea level) or 2,132.54 feet above sea level. It is consist of 21 participants, namely: Dada Macusi (the organizer), Allan Hernandez, Alvin Raymundo, Andy Portuguez, Charlie De los Santos, Edward Dalisay, Erwin Villamor, Gladys Siamen, Jay Cabrera, Jester Ga Moyano, JM Martinez, Jong Dumalo, Joy Abutan, Leizl Bernardo, Ray Leonard Bernardo, Jaso ...

  • Mount Bungkol Baka 551 MASL

    Mount Bungkol Baka 551 MASL

    Mount Bungkol Baka
    San Jose, Tarlac
    Major jumpoff: Sitio San Pedro, Brgy. Iba, San Jose
    LLA: 551 MASL
    Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 3-4 hours
    Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3

    Information and pictures for this article were provided by the Tarlac Mountaineering Club. The exploration of the trail is attributed to the UP Mountaineers. PinoyMountaineer thanks TMC and Sir Dax Simbol and for making this article possible.

    NOTE: This is an obsolete itinerary. It has been succeeded by the San Jose Circuit itinerary where the latest information and updates on thi ...