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Tirad Pass, also called as Pasong Tirad, is one of the most famous historic destinations in the Philippines. It is well known to be the place where Philippine General Gregorio del Pilar fought his last. The Battle of Tirad Pass occurred during the Philippine-American War in the year 1899.
Aside from its historical value, Tirad Pass is also popular among adventurers because of its beauty. Located in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur, Mount Tirad is ranked as the 3rd highest peak in the province. Meanwhile, it is ranked as the 446th highest mountain in the Philippines.
To those looking for a great adventure in the northern region, Tirad Pass is one perfect place to visit. The trail difficulty is rated 5 out of 10, so this can pose a challenge to both beginners and seasoned mountaineers. Mount Tirad is a place where you can experience a combination of adventure and history. –
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Reaching the Tirad Pass monument marker is accessible with an easy trail and trekking time varies from 1.5hrs to 3hrs. From marker up to summit is 2.5hrs – 4hrs. The trail class is 1-2 from jump off up to marker, class 3 on the upper portion of forest to small grass, beyond going to summit where segmented rope is needed is class 4. Due to sharpness and steepness, the summit can accommodate 7 persons at a time which present a 360 view including the view of Sigay town, Salcedo’s mountain range, Quirino Province and Gregorio del Pilar(GDP) downtown. The perfect time for climbing is during summer time where river is not yet high.
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