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Norzagaray | Lioness Back and Rhino Rock (Itinerary and Expenses)

 

Lioness Rocker

One year and nine months -- that's how long it took me to climb again. 

Unbelievably so, because I love the outdoors. So even when our group was just composed of three, I did push through because I have been meaning to climb again. Lioness Back and Rhino Rock was a perfect start, its view and tricky challenges awakened the love for climbs, treks, day hikes and all. I mean, come on, just look at the view and it's just very near the Metro! :)

Just chilling at the Lioness Back


ITINERARY

0900 Meet-up 
0930 ETD Meet-up point
1030 ETA SM Fairview
1100 ETA Circle of Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan
1100 Lunch
1140 ETD Jump-off point
1200 ETA Jump-off point
1210 Start climb to Lioness Back
1240 ETA Lioness Back*
0120 Descend from Lioness Back and climb to Rhino Rock
0130 ETA Rhino Rock
0200 Descend from Rhino Rock to jump-off point
0300 ETA jump-off point
0400 ETA Manila

*Long queue may occur during the photo taking sessions at each summit


 
Selfie at the Rhino Rockies

Buddies at the Rhino's peak, Marcos of Marcos Detourist and Marx of Marxtermind

BUDGET

P47 - Bus from to SM Fairview
P30 - Jeep to Circle of Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan
P15 - Tricycle to jump-off point
P170 - Guide**
P15 - Tricycle to Circle of Bigte, Norzagaray, Bulacan
P30 - Tricycle to SM Fairview
P47 - Bus to Manila
P200 - Food 

P554 – TOTAL

**Guide rates may differ per group. Ours was a small group of three so we gave a little more to our guide, Kenneth, given that he took good care of us during our climb. Climb was fast but trail is very steep especially to the Lioness Back. Leave a comment indicating your email address for his number.



Not much photos during the climb because I was scared for my cam. 
Now I'm kinda regretting doing so.


Oh, you know, I told you I loved the view here.

WHAT TO BRING

Climbing gloves
Extra shirt
Trail food
Bottled Water
Sunblock/Sunscreen
Insect repellant

Tips: After climbing the Lioness Back and Rhino Rock, you can opt to go to Pinagrealan cave which is roughly 15-minute tricycle away from the jump-off point.

Find more about this climb here.




 



Elal of The Shades of Grey Travel and Photography
Elal is a traveler, student of life and photography enthusiast who wants to experience and capture what is raved and not raved about. For more about her travels, subscribe here, email at elal.lasola@gmail.com, or visit her portfolio.

26 comments:

John Marx Velasco said...

Nanlamang ka dun sa selfie!!! :)

Elal Lasola said...

Ano ka ba?! Ang busy nyo kasi kay "lupetz" eh. :D

Renante Mina said...

eto ang isa sa pinaka mura na destinasyon ang astig ng picture nainggit ako gusto ko pumunta nitong weekend hehehe

Elal Lasola said...

go sir! puntahan na yan :D sobrang okay :)

Melvin Pitagan said...

Grabe kagagaling lang namin kanina jan sorbrang sakit sa kamay

Elal Lasola said...

True, sir. I feel you. Kaya ko inuna sa what to bring list and climbing gloves. Haha :)

Anonymous said...

Hello po. Yung sa tour guide po, 170 each po yung babayaran? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi M'am Elal,

Can I ask for the number of Sir Kenneth. Thank you.
erick.villanueva@oneb-mail.com

Elal Lasola said...

Hi, they don't actually set the price. But I suggest around Php 400 per climb at around 3-4 pax :)

Anonymous said...

Hi sis! Please email me the number of sir kenneth at kurttan108@gmail.com :) thank you!

Anonymous said...

hi, can i ask for the guide's contact number? thanks :) pambihirasimply@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

can i have the guide's phone number? 8michaelmike8@gmail.com

Vina Marie Arellano said...

Hello good afternoon, can we have the cellphone number of the local's guide at Lioness?? Many Thanks!!
aniveiramz1624@gmail.com :)

Anonymous said...

Hello, can I ask for Kuya Kenneth's number: katit_31@yahoo.com

Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Hi mam, ano po number ni sir kenneth?

lorenjoyce91@gmail.com

Abigail Sison said...

nag punta po kmi last month lang..hnd na daw po nagpapa akyat ng tourists ksi may namatay na local, lasing daw po ata nung umakyat..pwd po ba makuha number ni kuya Kenneth ?? eto po email ko sis:
abigailsison0623@gmail.com

karletchon said...

Hi! Can I have Kenneth's number? Thanks! Nice blog, btw :)

Anonymous said...

Hi. Can get sit kenneth's number pls? Thanks ariat08@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Hi Can i get Kenneth's number please. Thank you. nalpapara@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Hi Can i get Kenneth's number please. Thank you. nalpapara@gmail.com

Daniel Castillo said...

Can you send my Kenneth's number also? Thank you!!

DSCastillo@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Mam can i get kenneth's number please thankyou kindly send it to carolatienza0430@yahoo.com

Jedidiah Bautista said...

hi can i get kenneth's number?

jhedai.24@gmail.com is my email. thank you :)

simpleng tao said...

hi any updates kung nagpapa akyat pa po dito? parang may nabasa kasi ako na hindi na daw po. please answer thank you. btw pahingi rin po ako ng no. floriejoy29@gmail.com thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Pumunta kami last Saturday (May 14,2016) at di na allowed na umakyat sa lioness rock and rhino back. Pero kung gusto nyo ma-experience and rock climbing, possible pa naman hindi na nga lang sa nasabing rockies. You can also visit their caves (Pinagrealan and Gray).

Anonymous said...

Open na po ba any lioness rock and rhino back??

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