Featuring the trip from Manila all the way to Baguio City up to the highlands of Itogon Benguet. Capturing the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Ulap in Barangay Ampucao - Sta. Fe, Itogon Benguet.
Name: Mt. Ugo
Jump-Off: Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya
Exit Point: Brgy. Tinongdan Itogon, Benguet
Elevation: 2150+ MASL
Difficulty: 5/9 (Pinoy Mountaineer)
Features: Pine Forest. Highland rice paddies and villages. Marvellous view of the Cordilleras.
Mt. Ugo has a very rich history which even dates back to the Spanish era that one will find totally insightful. According to our guide, the word "Ugo" was derived from a native term which means beheading someone. It was said that the native people living in the mountains in the effort to defend their lands used to take their Spanish and American c ...
Name: Mt. Ulap or Cloud Mountain
Jump Off: Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet
Exit Point: Sta. Fe, Itogon, Benguet
Features: Grassland and Pine ridges
Elevation: 1846 MASL
What a great summer day! A perfect day to start my mountaineering adventure. Hmmmm! Where to go next? Well, I would love to trek in a cold and breezy place under the scorching heat of the sun. One of the destinations in my bucket list is Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet where MT. ULAP is located. Mt. Ulap is a newly opened hiking haven located in Itogon. It was officially launched on October 31, 2015 and first welcom ...
Hiking at Mount Ulap in Itogon, Benguet the gateway to heaven!
Mt. Ugo Traverse a guide to your first major climb.
The Mt. Ulap Eco-Trail ended up being my favorite hike from our one-month trip to the Philippines. It has the winning combination of great views, some nice climbs, and decent trail. Unfortunately, figuring out some of the practical information about the trail, such as how to get to the trail head using public transportation, ended up being a bit of a challenge. I've included some of those details in this post in case others may find it helpful.
Despite my difficulty finding helpful logistical information regarding the trail, it turns out that the trail is really popular. There is a cap on ...