Mount Ulap is one of the astonishing mountains in BENGUET. It is quickly growing in popularity as a climbing and hiking destination which is located at AMPUCAO ITOGON BENGUET.
So we went here last November 13, 2016.We took a jeep at BAGUIO CENTERMALL just near jollibee. Then we visited the AMPUCAO BARANGAY HALL (just near the school) for us to register. The entrance fee is 100 per head and 400 pesos for the guide whether you are in a group or alone. And then after a quick orientation of our guide, we started the trek at 12:30 pm.
There are 3 peaks in this destination by the way. First is the Ambanao Paoay Peak, second is the Gungal Rock and then third is the SUMMIT.
The first part of the trek was the hardest because we experienced heavy breathing while walking for the reason that the way up is very hard until the ridgeline. But we were still thankful because the place is surrounded by pine tress with a relaxing air.
And then the next trek was actually easier as it was more relaxing. And this is the part where we really enjoyed the most. The views are awesome.
There were a lot of hikers when we came here so while waiting for our turn for photo, we decided to have some rest first. Then some snacks. And then when we were done for picturesque, we continued our trek going to the last destination which was the summit. We got even more excited of what it looks like.
It took us 3 hours to SUMMIT but it can be done within 2 hours. It was that we took some times having some rest again and again and having photos of course. haha
We had our exit at STA. FE. Never been to MOUNT PULAG but the trek going to STA. FE is the hardest not the first part according to our guide because it’s slippery and too steep . There were areas where we were traversing the side of the mountain where one wrong step would have us rolling down the cliff. So extra careful is a must once you decided to take the TRAVERSE TREK rather than the BACK TREK.
We finished the trek for 7 hours and we had body pain after but definitely worth the experience!
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