A BUDGET DAY HIKE AT MT. ULAP

Last year December 3, 2017 I went on a hike with a good friend of mine at Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet Philippines. I know I’m posting this a bit late but this is the first time that I ever did a blog. I can’t let it slip and I want to share this with you guys this amazing experience. We book our hike with TakeFive Outdoors and I will be posting here our itinerary.

MT. ULAP HIKING

If you’re looking for a day hike and adventure, I would definitely recommend going on a Hike at Mt. Ulap.  Mt. Ulap is situated at Itogon, Benguet Philippines with a breathtaking view of the Cordilleras with Pine and grassland along the trails. We are lucky enough to have a good weather on our hike and we saw a glimpse of the other mountains near including the Mt. Pulag, Mt. Ugo and Mt. Arayat.

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Difficulty: 3/9, Trail class 1-3

Days required / Duration: 1 day / 4-6 hours

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Stunning sunrise at Mt. Ulap

 

Hikers need to make a 10-minute detour to the barangay hall for registration and orientation of the guidelines (this is required). The trail starts with a ridgeline and later on surrounded by pine trees and its scenic views.

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There are 3 peaks traversing along the trail. The first peak is the Ambanao Paoay. The second peak is the Gungal peak where in taking photos at the Gungal Rock is a must. The last peak is the Mt. Ulap that is measured 1846 MASL.

 

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First peak along the hike

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And finally this amazing photo from the big Gungal rock taken by the TakeFive Outdoors!

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HIKING

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My Friend (right one with the black shirt) and with our very own tour guide (on the left one) from TakeFive Outdoors 🙂

 

 

Here’s the fee and itinerary from TakeFive Outdoors:

Event Fee:

  • PhP1299.00 (24.34 USD)

Inclusion:

  • Transpo via Van (MNL-ITGN-MNL)
  • Barangay Fee
  • DENR Fee
  • Guide Fee
  • Travel Coordinator / Photographer
  • Bagtag

 

Itinerary: (1 Day)

0000 ETD to Benguet (Breakfast along the way)

0500 ETA Ampucao / Jump off

0530 Star Trek

1000 ETA Summit / Pictorial

1030 Descend

1230 Arrival at jump off / Wash up

1400 Baguio City

1700 ETD to Manila

2300 ETD Manila

 

Take Five Outdoors

takefive_outdoors@yahoo.com

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+63 915 877 8862

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