“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings” – John Muir
Mt. Ulap: Ampucao, Itogon Benguet
[photo and video credits: @understvtement]
I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I hike. On this particular day, I went to Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet with some of my friends. Mt. Ulap has 3 peaks, and along the way you see many views more beautiful than the last. Aside from the view of other towns and mountains, you can even see the Ocean. On the last part of our hike, there were stores that sold food and souvenirs. If you’re lucky and stop at a certain store, you might get to taste delicious avocado ice candy. It took us 6.5 hours to finish the hike. The hike was difficult, but it was worth it.
– ACTUAL DATE 6/12/17
HOW TO GET THERE (BY JEEPNEY) Baguio City
- The jeepneys are located near Centermall, just ask for the ones that go to Mt. Ulap. The fare is around Php. 33.00.
- They will drop you of near the city hall where you need to register and pay for an entrance fee and a tour guide fee. Students will be discounted with valid ID. The entrance fee is Php 100.00 and Php 50.00 for students. The tour guide was Php 600.00 . The hike could usually take up to 8 hours, depending on how fast you go. Restrooms can be found halfway through the trail.
TIP: Lots of water and sunscreen
NOTE: Camping is available for Php 1,800.00 a night (1,000 for a maximum of 10 people and 800 for the tour guide)