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

  • 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 ju ...

  • 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!

  • Mount Pulag Wandering Above The Clouds

    Climbing the roof of Luzon for the second time was a dynamite. The first time I scale this mountain via Executive trail was very memorable. Though we were not lucky enough to witness the famous sea of clouds at the summit, the whole journey was worth it.

    Mt Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest mountain in the Philippines which stands 9,600 ft above sea level. It is known for its Milky Way Galaxy treat at dawn and one of a kind sea of clouds you would ever see if you're lucky.

    There are four established trails going to the top. 1) The Ambangeg or Executive trail (4-5 h ...

  • Overcoming My Fear Of Mount Pulag

    This is how you will enter the playground of the gods: with sleep in your eyes and dread rising in your gut at the prospect of a four-hour hike, a freezing campsite, and an early wake-up call.

    At least that's what was going on in my mind just before the hike up Mount Pulag.

    This wasn't my first time to climb Luzon's highest peak (standing at 2,922 meters above sea level it is the 3rd highest in the Philippines). I had last visited in December 2013, and while the company had been fun, the trip itself had left me disappointed and a little bit traumatized. It had rained all throughout our t ...

  • Skills Training For Mt Pulag Eco-tour Guides Held

    Series of skills enhancement trainings started for the eco-tour guides, porters, homestay owners, store-keepers and small scale entrepreneurs of Mt. Pulag National Park. The activity is part of the implementation of the WOW Project being implemented within the national park.

    On March 30 to 31, a skills enhancement seminar-training was held at the Benguet State University, Bokod campus attended by 70 eco-tour guides, porters, homestay owners, store-keepers and small scale entrepreneurs who are collectively referred to as the front liners in Mt. Pulag National Park.

    Protected Area Superint ...

  • Mt Pulag At Benguet Philippines

    Ang Bundok Pulag ay ang ikatlong-pinakamataas na bundok sa Pilipinas. One of the foremost adventure destinations in Northern Luzon,the best part about joining this tour is getting to see this wonderful place with the magnificent company of your awesome friends-yet-to-meet,and our heavenly father as our guidance.