The majestic mountains of Benguet superimposed with the stillness of its surroundings truly makes for an awesome site. Towering among these mountains is Mt. Pulag. Covering 11,550 hectares with parts in Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya, this mountain was declared a national park in 1987 in order to preserve and protect the ecology and endangered animals of the area. Several tribes in the area call Mt. Pulag home and consider it sacred.
The journey through Mt. Pulag can be long and arduous, but definitely rewarding. At 2,922 meters or 9,587 feet above sea level, Mt. Pulag has one of the best sunset and sunrise views.
One has two options in Mt. Pulag: The easy climb through the Ambangeg trail (half-day climb) or the much harder Akiki trail (2-day climb).
07:00pm: Assembly time in Metro Manila bus terminal
09:00pm: Depart Manila to Baguio City via public aircon bus
03:00am: Arrival in Baguio City. Breakfast then proceed to rented jeepney
04:00am: Take jeepney to Ranger Station. Register at the jump-off
08:00am: ETA DENR (Orientation & Registration)
11:00am: ETA Ranger Station and take heavy lunch.
12:00nn: Start Trek going to Campsite
05:00pm: ETA Camp 2. Prepare tent and dinner
08:00pm: Dinner at campsite; socials.
03:30am: Start trek to summit for sunrise
06:30am: Back to Camp
07:30am: Break Camp; cook breakfast
08:30am: Start descent to Ranger Station
12:30am: Back at Ranger; Prepare lunch
01:30pm: ETD Ranger station
03:00pm: ETA DENR (check out)
04:00pm: ETD DENR back to Baguio
07:00pm: ETA Baguio City.
07:30pm: Dinner at Baguio
09:00pm: Head back to Manila
03:00am: Estimated time of arrival in Metro Manila