Alvin´s Mt. Pinatubo Guesthouse & Tours and North Luzons Tours
proudly present new impressive photos and videos of Pinatubo Trail
Partners since 2014
Hi guys, my name is Alvin, I´m your tour organizer. I was born in Jan.7, 1971. In 2008 we started Alvin´s Mt. Pinatubo Guesthouse & Tours and since then we brought hundreds of guests up to crater lake.
As i grew up i already have an idea about the names of mountains in my surroundings. Mt Pinatubo is one of them. But i don´t remember him telling me that it´s a volcano. I guess they don´t have an idea back then. It was only later that we learned that it´s a volcano when our government bore holes on it and i think they were trying to convert it into a geothermal energy. The project was abandoned. The 5 holes now looked like chimneys.
Sometime around 1990 we used to have a pumice stone warehouse near Mt. Pinatubo (about 7km away) because my father works with the aborigines and we bought the stones from the aborigines.
During that time Pinatubo is already some kind of activity. There will be minor eartquakes/eruptions from time to time.
And i remember few months before the eruption my father told me to help in evacuating the aborigines (using SARAO jeepney) who are living close to pinatubo. In June 15, 1991 the eruption of the century happened. It literally blew apart sending ash and rocks into the air 40km up and 300 m of the summit lost. Afterward a typhoon came and the situation got worse. I remember my father was on top of the roof with a shovel clearing mud, otherwise the roof will collapse.
Lost lives, lost property , lost livelihoods but the most affected were the aborigines because it took some years before they can go back to their villages. There were no suitable land to grow crops again, which is their source of food and livelihood.
But now what pinatubo have taken it´s giving back because of the tourist coming in. GOD is good! The locals even the aborigines were given chances to be guides for tourists who wants to experience Pinatubo Trekking and explore its surrounding environs.
Video of the trail
Views of the trail you will never see on your own!
We want to provide a better understanding of our tour for our valued customers by serving you more information about the landscape and the history of Pinatubo environment.
To open the interactive panoramas click onto the photo of the panorama you like to watch. After the panorama poped up you can zoom in and out, turn the poto around. Hotspots in the panorama links you to further panoramas or photos!
Enjoy watching !
Going from Capas to Sta. Juliana you will pass by
CAPAS NATIONAL SHRINE
We offer video of that place for you, in case you aren´t able to visit that historical location.