Mount Pulag

Kabayan, Benguet

Mount Pulag (Pulog) is the 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines. It is Luzon's highest peak at 2,922 meters above sea level.

The mountain hosts 528 documented plant species. It is the natural habitat of the endemic Dwarf Bamboo, and the Benguet pine which dominates the areas of Luzon tropical pine forests found on the mountainside.

Among its native wildlife are 3 ...

3 bird species and several threatened mammals such as the Philippine Deer, Giant Bushy-Tailed Cloud Rat and the Long-Haired Fruit Bat. Mount Pulag is the only place that hosts the 4 Cloud Rat species.

It has one of the most diverse biodiversity of the Philippines, with the newly found (since 1896) 185 grams Dwarf cloud rat, Carpomys melanurus, a rare breed (endemic to the Cordillera) and the Koch pitta bird among its endangered denizens.

On February 24, 1964, a large part of the mountain was designated as a National Park with Proclamation No. 56. This act aims to preserve the environment around the mountain due to threats from increased development such as conversion to agricultural lands, timber production, hunting, and increased tourism.

The Ibaloi people of Benguet mummify their dead and house in caverns in the mountain. The Kabayan mummy burial caves, one of the main attraction of the site, is considered as Philippine National cultural treasures under Presidential Decree No. 432.

There has been trouble in the paradise of Ibaloi lore. Large parts of Pulag's mossy forest where the dwarf cloud rat was found last year had been logged over in the 1960s, and only a few large trees remain standing today.

Mount Pulag National Park News

  • Hiking Adventure 5 Pulag 2.0 Ascension To The Playground Of The Gods

    Finally, after almost four months since our failed assault to the summit of Mt. Pulag last December 2016, we’ve gone back for the promised “Revenge Climb”.

    I wanted something new with this climb that’s why I insisted to our group that we take the more difficult route to the summit, the notorious Akiki Trail aka “Killer Trail” because of its terribly exhausting and leg-numbing continuously ascending 8-km long trail. It is only one of four routes leading to the summit of Mt. Pulag, besides Ambangeg, Tawangan, and Ambaguio Trails. Unlike Ambangeg Trail which we previously took on ...

  • 9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Trekking Mt Pulag

    A hike to Mt. Pulag is a definitely must-try to all outdoor and adventure-lovers out there. Mt. Pulag is one of the most sought out trail in the country with it being the 3rd highest peak in the Philippines. People who love hiking, trekking and mountaineering are gushing over the amazing trail and views one can experience at the summit. As a 'novice' myself, I did not fully see the excitement everyone else was getting. I've never even heard of Mt. Pulag before I started my so-called 'mountain adventures'. But all of this changed when I saw the real beauty Mt. Pulag offers, hence the 9 Things I ...

  • Experience Mt Pulag Benguet Philippines 2016

    It's More Fun in the Philippines.

    Mount Pulag It is Luzon's highest peak at 2,926 metres above sea level. The borders between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya meet at the mountain's peak.

  • Winning Images Of Selfie For Biodiversity

    The Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, together with the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB), recently held its fourth annual photo competition "Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism 2017," which in commemoration of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on May 22.

    This year, after a strict screening of the over 600 entries received, Cebu-based student Marrise Tumampos won the grand prize with her photo "Follow Me, Humans." In the photo, Tumampos was able to showcase a swimmin ...

  • 5 Times Mount Pulag Proved To Be An Instagram-Worthy Destination

    It wouldn't be called the "playground of the gods" if it was not for its heaven-like scenery when you reach the summit. Mount Pulag is undeniably one of the most visited mountains in the Philippines. Its easy-trail via Ambangeg, also known as the "artista trail" to many, will only take you an eight-hour hike to summit and back compared to its other trails where it will take you days to finish its traverse.

    Climbing Mount Pulag has been in demand these days. And there are numerous evidences through photos posted on Instagram that showcases the beauty of the mountain. Don't you just get jealo ...

  • Mt Pulag Benguet

    The highest mountain in Luzon and the third highest mountain in the Philippines, Mt Pulag, Ampucao Benguet.
    -Akiki Trail in 3days and 1 Night.

    January 16-18, 2016
    Dream Come True! Ilang years namin to pinangarap madami kaming plano dito akala namin ilang taon pa namin to maakyat, and nakakatuwa lang kasi this is our third mountain climbing, Yes third palang nung inakyat namin. Kaya sobrang thankful at blessed kami napakadakila ni lord nakagawa sya ng ganitong gandang bundok.

    Napakadaming memories namin dito Hihi! Love and Love lang!