Cool down at nearby Tinipak River in Tanay Rizal

To celebrate reaching the end of 2016 still alive and kicking, my sister and I headed out for a nature hike in nearby Tinipak River.

Actually, we thought we were headed off to the summit of Mt. Daraitan in Tanay Rizal. Guess I wasn’t paying enough attention.

However, the Tinipak River stroll was more than enough to quench our thirst for adventure. Besides, because of its fair proximity to the city (I mean the whole experience could be enjoyed in just one day) it allowed us to get the amount of exercise and thrill we needed, and enough time for us to come back home sooner.

And in this part of my life right now, that’s exactly the kind of escape I’m looking for. ๐Ÿ™‚

Came to Tinipak River with an all-girls glam team. Tried this dante’s inferno type of boat to get to the other side of this river where the Barangay hall is. Charged 5 pesos per person.
Haha sorry for the candid shot sis. This is where all tourists bound for Mt. Daraitan, Tinipak River and Cave must register. Rode the tricycle to get here.

Then we started to trek! This is the second most beautiful trail I’ve ever been to…as running beside us, is already the Tinipak river.

The boulders, ย river stones and mountain views made the scene even more dramatic. It’s too pretty we decided to destroy the view right then by taking photos.

Our guide warned us that that’s not even the best scenery yet.

Look back pose :p

My sister with a new friend. A solo traveler. Interesting.

I’m guessing we trekked about 7-10kms to the campsite.

Expect your footwear to get wet along the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

This Brgy. is a residential vicinity btw. They raise animals such as chicken and goats, which may be found along the trails. I also saw horses, cats and dogs. ๐Ÿ™‚
Finally arrived at the camping grounds where a souvenir shop and an eatery is located. They serve hot bowls of lomi which is perfect for the erratic rain-shine weather in Daraitan.

The campsite offers tenting areas, cottages and tables for tourists. This is where climbers of Mt. Daraitan summit usually stays overnight. Didn’t ask for the price though!
Our all-girls glam team rocking by the rocks. Huh?

In this side if the river, the current is stronger! Careful with the rocks though, they’re slippery. No one slipped from our team, thankfully.ย 

By the river we laid down and took selfies. Hahaha

The river, as expected was extremely cold. But we got the hang of it. Until it became refreshing and right now we miss it so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

Channeling my inner Moana

Tinipak River is a must see in your bucket list!

Have an adventurous new year!

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