Bokod Launches First Ambuklao Adventure in October

Discover what a barangay in Bokod, Benguet has to offer and experience nature at its best in the first “Ambuklao Adventure.”

Dubbed, “Finding Nature’s Hidden Treasure,” the Ambuklao Adventure is slated from October 26 to 28 featuring the wonders of Ambuklao barangay, home to Ambuclao Dam, the country's first hydroelectric power plant that contributes to the Luzon grid.

According to Municipal Tourism Action Officer Elenjer Dayotao, apart from trekking, boat cruising along the Ambuklao dam is another experience.

Interested participants are encouraged to book early said Dayotao due to limited slots ranging from 50 to 70 for easy management.

Prior to departure on October 26 at the DOT-CAR office in Baguio City, registration and briefing will take place then motor to Jangjang followed by trekking to Balet-te. This will be followed by boat cruising to Kawajan.

After a lunch break, a trek to Mt. Patoktok summit will resume passing through sitio Hilltop. After viewing the summit, participants are expected to proceed to Peses Camping Ground to pitch tents for the night.

The second day will be a trek to Mt. Shipil peak passing through Banao Bridge.

After lunch at the peak, trek will proceed on the way to the Heritage site for a dinner to be followed by a program for awarding of certificates, handing of souvenirs, and testimonials. Participants are expected to have stayed overnight in the area.

On the third day, the adventure will culminate with participants experiencing the tilapia festival and the Indigenous Month celebration.

Participants will be charged P800 each to cover transportation, tour guides, souvenir items, certificates, and meals. Porter fee would be charged separately at P400 for each participant if desired.

Dayotao said the activity is under the auspices of barangay Ambuklao, municipal government of Bokod, provincial government, Department of Tourism – CAR and also in coordination with SN Aboitiz.

For further details, contact Bokod Municipal Tourism Office at mobile no. 0949 9757459 or email at, Provincial Tourism Office at telefax no. (074) 422-1116, barangay Ambuklao at mobile nos. 0908 3473310 and 0921 9889931. (Susan C. Aro/PIA-CAR, Benguet)

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