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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

131 trekkers start 4-day journey from villages to Mt. Binaratan in Tanudan

Updated: Feb 9

Tabuk City, Kalinga – Over a hundred individuals accepted the challenge to trek the villages of Tanudan up to the summit of Mt. Binaratan, popularly known as ‘The Silent Mountain’, as the Lumin-awa Trek returns, being one of the highlights of this year’s Bodong Festival.


Last year’s edition was a success, with more than 300 yKalingas and adventurers from Baguio, Benguet, Pampanga, Manila, Cagayan, Isabela, Ifugao, and Mt. Province joining, prompting the provincial government to work for the event’s comeback.


The trekkers started their journey on Wednesday, February 7, which is expected to end this weekend, January 10.

The adventure this year will not only satisfy the eyes with picturesque views but also take care of the environment since tree planting will be conducted along the way.


As expected, endurance will be tested, but surely it will be complemented by the hospitality of the Tanudan people and the breathtaking destinations in the municipality, which include waterfalls, rice terraces, and other wonders of nature.

Aside from trekking, they will also experience fun-filled activities such as camping and immersing themselves in the culture of the Y Kalingas residing in Tanudan.


Joining the hikers are the members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Committee and Quick Response Team, composed of uniformed personnel and medical professionals.


Meanwhile, as the nature wanderers enjoy their adventures in Tanudan municipality, other events for the 5th Bodong Festival are also being held in Tabuk City.


One of these is the turnover ceremony of the Banneng-Darulog Farm to Market Road held today, February 8, while on February 9, there will be a preliminary competition for the Mr. and Ms. Kalinga pageant at the Rang-ay Eco-Adventure and Resort in Babalag West, Rizal, Kalinga.