How to get to Mt. Pinatubo - DIY

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How can something destructive look so beautiful and mesmerizing? Back in 1991, the world experienced the 2nd largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. The damage from the Mt. Pinatubo eruption and it's aftereffects has been staggering and devastating. Not all were negative as the eruption also gave birth to an spectacular crater lake that offers a stunning view with the color of the water and mountains changing from minute to minute. Here's a guide on how to get to Mt. Pinatubo your own way.

How to get there

-Take any bus that will pass by Capas Junction, Tarlac (Baguio, Pangasinan, Tarlac etc.)
-Tricycles going to the Pinatubo Tourism Office can be found outside McDonald's, Capas Junction.
-Head to the tourism office, sign the waivers, get registered and pay the applicable fees. Wait for the tour guide that will be assigned to your group.
-Follow your guide and sign boards and be ready to witness one of the most beautiful creations of nature!

Try the 7 km trek (2 hours) and be compensated with mesmerizing views.


02:30 AM - Meeting time at Victory Lines, Edsa, Cubao
03:00 AM - Boarding of Passengers and departure for Tarlac
04:30 AM - ETA at Capas, Tarlac; breakfast at McDonald's
06:00 AM - Arrival at Barangay Hall/Tourism Office, Registration
06:30 AM - Depart for Mt.Pinatubo, ride 4×4 vehicle to jump off point
07:30 AM - Start of 2hrs-3hrs trek
10:30 AM - Arrive at Mt.Pinatubo; lunch
01:30 PM - Trek down
02:00 PM - ETA at jump off point, ride 4×4 vehicle back to Barangay Hall/Tourism Office
04:00 PM - ETA at Barangay Hall/Tourism Office; wash up
05:30 PM - ETA to Capas Junction; early dinner
06:00 PM - ETD for Cubao (chance passenger)
08:00 PM - ETA Edsa, Cubao

Swimming is no longer allowed in the lake due to a high level of sulfur in the water. 
What to Bring

-Water, Drinks
-Valid I.D
-Extra clothes and towels
-First aid kit

Be dustproof, waterproof and sunproof.

Bring your squad for an unforgettable experience 

200 - Bus to Tarlac
75 - 300ph good for 4pax; Tricycle to Tourism Office
750 - 3000ph 4X4 Jeep; good for 5
100 - 500ph Tour Guide; good for 5
300 - Conservation Fee
150 - Indigenous People Fee75 - 300ph good for 4pax; Tricycle to Capas
75 - 300ph good for 4pax; Tricycle to Sta. Juliana
200 - Bus to Manila
1.850 pesos per head

Whom to contact
Ms Mai (0947-3912134)
Brgy. Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac

I have been to a lot of places and I reckon Mt. Pinatubo's Crater Lake is very special to me. It is one of the most beautiful landscapes I've ever seen. Go there and see the beauty this lake has to offer, you'll have the pleasure of witnessing a blue sky with fluffy white clouds, glinting rays of sunshine shimmering over the clearest and bluest and calmest water you've ever seen.


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