Tag Archives: mountainclimbing

Mt. Ulap

February 7, 2015

This was our first dayhike for the year (Yes, Benguet day trips are possible!). We left Manila at around 12:00 MN of Sunday, and got back in a little over 24 hours.

The Mt. Ulap Eco-Trail was launched just in October of last year. The jump-off point is in the baranggay hall of Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet, which is just a 45-minute jeepney ride (P50 fare) from the terminal in Petron Harrison Road, Baguio City. We spent seven long hours to complete the Ampucao-Sta. Fe Traverse, and got to visit the Ambanao Paoay Peak, Gungal Rock, and the summit of Mt. Ulap. Registration fee is at P100 per person.

It was very cold. News reports say that the temperature dropped to 11.5 degrees Celsius in Baguio City. Fortunately for us, we got to experience Mt. Ulap (which means “cloud” in Filipino) in its literal form as we incidentally climbed on a cloudy day. However, we didn’t get to see some parts of the picturesque view as they were covered with again, clouds. At least there’s a reason for us to go back.

P.S. Thank you to our new friends, who shared the tour guide with us (P400 per group of 10), and gave us free lunch!

Ampucao-Sta. Fe Ridge

Janna Nikko

 

Mountain

Nikko

Nikko Janna

Janna

Nikko Janna Mountain

Mountin

Mountain

Ambungao Paoay

First Peak

Mountains

Hiking

Hiking

Mountains

Janna Nikko

Janna

Cloudy

Nikko Janna

Nikko Janna

Rock

Gungal Rock

Cows

Nikko's Miss Universe

Mt Ulap

Mt. Ulap

Philex

Sta. Fe

We Survived Mt. Ulap

Mt. Ulap Summit

 

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Mt. Pamitinan

March 21, 2015

We reached the peak of Mt. Pamitinan after 2 hours of hiking and rock climbing. Mt. Pamitinan is situated in Sitio Wawa, Rogriguez, Rizal, right next to Mt. Binacayan.

View

Janna and Nikko Peak

Rock Formations

Janna Rock

Janna Rock

Mt. Pamitinan and Mt. Binacayan

Janna and Nikko Peak

View from Top

Janna Peak

Janna and Nikko Peak

Janna Rock 2

Nikko Rock

With Tour Guide

Janna Trees

Janna and Nikko Balete

Watch our video here:


Budget: P710 for two persons / P355 per person

  • P150 – Gas
  • P20 – Parking
  • P10 – Entrance Fee (2 persons)
    • P5/per person
  • P500 – Tour Guide (Not fixed)
  • P30 – Bottled Water (2 bottles)
    • P15/bottle

Directions:

  • By Car

         Travel time is around 1.5 hours from Cubao, Quezon City


Some Notes and Tips

  • Wear fingerless gloves as the trail to the summit requires climbing rocks.
  • There are sari-sari stores at the jump-off point.
  • Come early as you might want to check other places of interest in the area: Wawa Dam, Pamitinan Cave, and Mt. Binakayan.
    • We got there at around 2pm and got back to the jump-off point at around 6pm, leaving us no time to explore other parts of the area.