Clean and cold water, awesome natural view (picture below by Julz Mella) - much has been said about Lake Holon in T'boli, South Cotabato that it has been my long desire to join in a climbing event organized and see its beauty in person. 

Considered by mountaineers as one of the cleanest lakes in the country, Lake Holon (formerly Lake Maughan) is really a must-see and joining a climbing event at Mt. Melibingoy 1756 meters high above sea level is a must-experience

On June 8-10, 2012, a group called Friends of Holon and Melibingoy (FHM) will be holding TAKLADTAMIG, a fun climb to Mt. Melibingoy via the Tbolok trail in T'boli, South Cotabato.

Because of a prior commitment on June 9 (read here), I'll be missing this climbing event again (i have not attended or joined any climbing event actually^^) but i am sharing here the itinerary for those who want to join and experience Mt. Melibingoy and Lake Holon. By the way, Taklad ta mig is an Ilonggo term which may mean "friend, let's climb" or "climb with us".

ITINERARY

DAY 1: JUNE 8, 2012
12:00nn – REGISTRATION
ASSEMBLY AREA: T’BOLI MUNICIPAL PARK
1:00 – CLIMB ORIENTATION 
1: 15 – ETD: FROM POBLACION T’BOLI TO BRGY. T’BOLOK
2:00 – ETA: BRGY. HALL OF T’BOLOK
2:00 – 3:00 – COURTESY CALL TO BRGY. OFFICIALS
- BAMBOO PLANTING ALONG GA-O AND TBOLOK RIVERBANKS
- OUTREACH ACTIVITY (interaction with the students and teachers, giving of school supplies)
3:00PM - ETD –HIKE TO CAMP 1 (2HRS)
5:00PM- ETA - CAMP 1 
5:00PM – 7:00PM – PITCHING OF TENTS
DINNER PREPARATION / DINNER BY THE FOREST
7:00PM-9:00PM- FEEL THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS
9:00PM – LIGHTS OFF - PUERA VISITA

DAY 2, JUNE 09, 2012
5:00AM – WAKE UP CALL
5:00AM – 6:00AM – GOOD MORNING RITUALS
- CAFÉ T’BOLI
6:00AM -7:00AM -BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PREPARATION
7:00AM-8:00AM – BREAK CAMP
8:00AM – ETD – FROM CAMP 1 TO MELIBINGOY PEAK
LUNCH ON TRAIL!
ETA 1:00PM – MT. MELIBINGOY PEAK
1:00PM-5:00PM- PHOTO OPS
SUN SALUTATIONS (SUNSET PHOTO OPS) 
SILENCE 
5:00PM-7:00PM-DINNER BY THE PEAK
7:00PM-9:00PM- FEEL THE MOUNTAIN SPIRITS
9:00PM- LIGHTS OFF
 
DAY 3, JUNE 10, 2012
5:00AM – WAKE UP CALL
5:00AM-6:00AM- COFFEE BY THE PEAK
SUN SALUTATIONS (SUNRISE PHOT OPS)
EXPLORE THE PEAK AND THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE 
6:00AM-9:00AM- BREAKFAST
BREAKCAMP
9:00AM- - ETD –DESCEND TO CAMP 1 (30 TO 60 DEGREES DOWNHILL CHALLENGE)
12:00NN – ETA - CAMP 1: LUNCH ON TRAIL
1:00PM – ETD – HIKE BACK TO BRGY HALL
3:00PM- ETA - BRGY HALL
- TRAVEL BACK TO POBLACION T’BOLI
4:00PM – ETA - TBOLI PUBLIC TERMINAL
BACK TO THE ARMS OF OUR LOVED ONES!
UNTIL THE NEXT CLIMB!

Don't miss it!  Registration is only P500.00 inclusive of an event t-shirt, button pins, ID and climb certificate, bamboo seedlings to be planted, free rides from town proper to Brgy. Tbolok and back.

For more information, contact:

Stella - 0919-7475721
Julz - 0908-9373130
       - (083) 228-3447
Louie - 0921- 3885455

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  1. unsugarcoatedreviewsMay 19, 2012, 7:13:00 AM

    I'm ignorant. It's my first time to hear of Mt Melibingoy and Lake Holon. The lake looks amazing!

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  2. I never realize there is this fantastic treasure in South Cotabato. This is definitely world class and should get the right tourism boost. I am so mesmerized with the beauty of the lake. Wonderful indeed.

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  3. Arnold FamilaranMay 19, 2012, 8:48:00 AM

    what a spectacular venue! never mind the effort on climbing cause it's definite worth it!

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  4. the registration fee is tempting! 500 pesos for that beautiful lake; what a steal!

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  5. Kalabasa K. KamoteMay 19, 2012, 9:55:00 AM

    This natural wonders should get widespread promotion. We have unsung tourist spots that are much more beautiful than what other countries offer.

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  6. www.edmaration.comMay 19, 2012, 11:27:00 AM

    What a breath taking huge pool! How I wish I can join this event.. I will just wait for your photos guys :)

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  7. That's just a fantastic view over there. And the registration is quite tempting. 

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  8. Lake Holon is just WOW! :) Truly more fun in the Philippines :)

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  9. Wow, Lake Holon looks so majestic! Wish I can see this place too and capture the scenery.. :D

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  10. Wow! :) looks really great!

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  11. amazing photo that one!!! good planning as well!! 

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  12. I hope they keep Lake Holon clean and clear when the time  we pay them a visit. ^_^

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  13. we are so much blessed with very nice places to enjoy, we should make efforts to preserve them.

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  14. right! i wish to visit, see and experience lake holon too when i come home.. 

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  15. Such a picturesque lake! Good that it's high up in the mountains. At least it deters developers from building resorts and restaurants around it. No wonder it's one of the cleanest lakes. :)

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  16. wow that an amazing view, goodluck on ur activity!

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  17. Wow! Ang ganda naman! Sana makapunta ako jan soon! =)

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  18. OHMY !!! ANG GANDA !! D:
    breathtaking maxado DDD:
    would love to go there someday

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  19. More pictures please! Also what should be your mountain climbing level or experience to conquer this mountain? :)

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  20. Mount Molon top view is really breath taking .Love the lake at the middle of the mountain.

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  21. Hi Maam Tess, it's Lake Holon po, in order to see the breathtaking view you have to climb to Mt. Melibingoy, friends told me it would take some 2-3 hours :)

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  22. This is truly enchanting and captivating view!
    It's like a huge lagoon hidden from afar.

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  23. oh my.. napakagandang puntahan nito, hope you can arrange more events like this!

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