Mount Pulag is the third highest mountain in the Philippines and it’s Luzon’s highest peak at 2,922 MASL (meters above sea level). The borders of Mount Pulag are between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya. The climate is predominantly cold all throughout the year due to it’s high elevation. (Source: http://www.wikipedia.org)
Mount Pulag spectacular view of “sea of clouds” and “catching the best sunrise” was the most amazing thing that this place will surely surprise you, couple with a cold breeze while zipping a hot coffee at the summit was a great experience that you don’t want to miss.
Climbing Mount Pulag is a fulfillment of a dream that I see real beauty beyond my wildest imagination, reaching the summit is a moving experience that I felt serenity at the wilderness, more so, you will meet and greet people along the trail, and most of all knowing the local lives in the community.
Mount Pulag was my first mountain that I climb and the beginning of my mountain journey.
To have a glimpse of Mt. Pulag, what trail should you take in trekking this mountain?
There are two predominant trails that majority of the hiker’s choice to trek Mt. Pulag:
First, the most famous trail is the Ambangeg trail (also known as Executive trail) in Bokod, Benguet. This trail is the easiest even beginners alike can enjoy this trail. However, do not be over confident along the trail and underestimate the power of the mountain because anything can happen unexpectedly without any signs of warning, preparation is the key important factor for a successful climb.
The second is the Akiki trail in Kabayan, Benguet. This trail was also known as the “Killer trail” as the name itself you will expect a difficult trail but will surely love by those adventurer who seeks challenge because of the breath taking view along the trail.
Things you must have:
Pray, Respect, Smile along the trail, do not leave any trash in the trail, campsite or at the summit. As one of the mountaineer’s creed, “Leave Nothing but Footprints.”
Where to go after trekking Mount Pulag:
After the climb, roaming around Baguio City and visit a vegetarian restaurant, “Oh! My Gulay” located at Session Road in completing your mountain journey before heading back home.
Credits: Thanks to the group of Trail Adventours these young and passionate mountaineers that I join-in on my Mt. Pulag journey last May 13-15, 2011.