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

  • Mount Pulag 2018

    Mount Pulag 2018

    Mount Pulag is considered as the third highest mountain in the Philippines. I was planning this trip ever since. According to our tour guide, Pulag or Pulog means "Kalbo" I promise myself that I will visit Mount Pulag before the year ends. If you are planning to visit Mount Pulag choose Larga Pilipinas they will give you everything you want. The fee is two thousand eight hundred pesos inclusions of van transfer (Manila to Benguet and vice versa), food, and certificate. They will also give you time to buy some pasalubongs in Baguio. The organizers are very friendly and they will treat you as th ...

  • From Luzon To Mindanao

    From Luzon To Mindanao

    Each one of us yearns for some kind of escape, an adventure that will take us away from what we construe as a banal day-to-day existence. Oftentimes, we think of distant lands offering treasures filled with new experiences, sights to behold, and people to meet. Indeed, traveling to different places is, for most, a forgotten plan or an impossible dream simply because we are held back by time, resources, and responsibilities. Devoting your time to check off all of your dream destinations from your bucket list is not cheap at all and requires a lot of days off from work or everyday tasks. But for ...

  • 6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Benguet (Aside From Visiting Baguio)

    6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Benguet (Aside From Visiting Baguio)

    Benguet is one of the six provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region and my birthplace. In this article, I'm going to tell you why you should visit the other parts of Benguet and not only check Baguio City.

  • Banario Makes Most Of Off-season By Conquering Mount Pulag

    Banario Makes Most Of Off-season By Conquering Mount Pulag

    After winning his year-end bout this past November, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario had an opportunity to check off an item on his bucket list.

    Last Wednesday, 5 December, the 29-year-old native of Mankayan, Benguet reached the summit of the well-known Mount Pulag, the third highest mountain in the Philippines and one of the country's well-maintained national parks.

    Nestled at an elevation of 9,600 feet above sea level within the mountain range of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya, the temperature can reach zero or subzero level, especially from Decemb ...

  • Mt Pulag Benguet Travel Guide

    Mt Pulag Benguet Travel Guide

    Mount Pulag, the third highest peak in the Philippines at 2,926 meters behind Mount Apo and Mount Dulang-Dulang is becoming more and more popular as the popularity of social media and the trend "#wanderlust" continues to grow. Mount Pulag truly deserves the raves it gets with its picture perfect golden grassland and breathtaking sunrise. If you're considering hiking for the first, this "playground of the gods" is worth the sight and experience.

  • What We Can Learn About The Conservation Of A Hiking Trail From Mount Pulag National Park In The Philippines

    What We Can Learn About The Conservation Of A Hiking Trail From Mount Pulag National Park In The Philippines

    The trail that meanders like a giant snake on the mountain North-West of Eddet River is full of pesky pebbles. The constant downpour?rather a common feature of the Mount Pulag National Park of Northern Philippines?has made that trail, with an angle of about 60 degrees, a tad more difficult to traverse.

    While hiking on the trail during a rainy afternoon, Patricia Torga, a Quezon City-based doctor was as tired as a hiker could be on the first day (of any hike). Her legs were shaking because of the constant uphill hike and she felt the immediate need of taking some sugary element to boost her ...