Mount Ulap

Itogon, Benguet

Mt. Ulap is located in Barangay Ampucao, Itogon Benguet. The said mountain has been visited by several hikers as well as locals however the trail was officially launched by the municipality of Itogon last October 31, 2015.

Mt. Ulap has been documented as the highest peak among the seven peaks in Ampucao Ridge. The ridge is more popularly known as Philex Ridge, named after the bigges ...

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Mount Ulap News

  • Mt Ulap Itogon Benguet New Year Hike Gungal Rock Traverse To Brgy Sta Fe

    I know many have blogged and shared on social media their experience in Mt. Ulap. But as each experience is different, here's mine. It was special because it was my first hike this year 2017, January 2 to be exact, and extra- special because I hiked with a special someone. Naks! The weather was perfect and I celebrated new year's eve in Baguio so I didn't feel the stress of going here. Based on photos one might think that this mountain is in the middle of nowhere. Wrong! It is actually only 45 minutes away from Baguio City. Cool ayt? As cool as the weather here so hiking was a breeze.

    How T ...

  • Mount Ulap Benguet

    Mount Ulap which is located in Itogon, Benguet is one unique mountain I have climbed. It is different from the lush jungle feel that I was used to.

    This one has a lot of pine trees and the path is wide and open.

    Hiking here can be very relaxing if you are not in a hurry. The weather is cool although there is not much shade to protect you from the sun but this place can get very cloudy and foggy in the afternoon.

    If you are aiming to get a clearing for your photos. I would suggest that you start your hike very early in the morning.

    To go here just take a bus going to Baguio like ...

  • Hiking Mount Ulap At The Most Opportune Time

    It was almost a year ago when I found a comrade-in-arms in the art of moving on. A knack – because it takes a while figuring how to pull it off, and requires keen imagination to create a way for one's self to wiggle out. A heartache that punctures deeply and hurting necessitates a massive redo of one's routines. A friend of mine; Cha found a progression to distance herself from that madness; by indulging in the sport of mountain climbing. Mountaineering - my first love back in college, which I had abandoned except during sporadic hiking trips that happens far in between.

    "You should join ...

  • Trail Report From The Mt Ulap Eco-Trail Aka The Philex Ridge Trail

    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 ...

  • Mt Ulap Benguet Philippines

    First time to hike up a mountain, thought it was a good opportunity to make (my first YouTube) video. Hope you like it.

  • Benguet Miners Find A Bit Of Gold As Ecotourism Mountain Guides

    For decades, small-scale mining has been helping residents of Barangay Ampucao put food on their table. Tales of instant fortune from successful miners have drawn them to believe that, indeed, gold can be the answer to their prayers.

    Yet despite their persistence and hard work, most of these miners have remained poor due to income instability. Some of them couldn't find anything valuable for weeks and even months, leaving them in huge debt.

    "Sa small-scale mining kapag may natamaan kang high grade, puwede. Kapag wala kang natamaan, wala din. Swertehan talaga," said Macario, who has been ...