Mt Pulag – 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines. Famous for its “Sea of Clouds” and the view of the “Milky Way Galaxy” at dawn.
How To Get There:
Call the DENR office in Ambangeg
- You may contact Emerita Albas, the DENR Superintendent, at +63 919-631-5402
Ride the overnight bus to Baguio
- Travel time for first-class buses is between 5 to 6 hours and will set you back ₱750 while regular buses will take 6 to 7 hours and cost ₱500. Book a bus ride with a departure time of around 11:00 in the evening so that you get to Baguio in the early morning of the following day.
Ride the early morning van to Ambangeg
- The van to Kabayan will pass by Ambangeg. Get yourself dropped off at the junction in Ambangeg near the DENR Station. Travel time from Baguio to Ambangeg is 2 hours and will cost around ₱120.
Register at the DENR Station
- An entrance fee of ₱100 per person and a camping fee of ₱50 per person will be collected. You should be able to complete all the requirements before lunchtime. You can start your climb immediately after this.
Take a motorcycle ride to Babadac Ranger Station
- Outside the DENR Station, there will be motorcycles for hire (habal-habal) which can bring you to Babadac Ranger Station — the hike’s starting point. Fare costs ₱250 per person per way.
Hire a guide at Babadac Ranger Station
- As for guides and porters, you can request for one at the Babadac Ranger Station. Guide fee is ₱500 per group while the porter fee is at ₱500 with a limit of 15 kilos per porter. If you are camping at the Saddle Camp, the one nearest the summit, ₱100 will be added to your guide and porter fee.
Hike to Mt Pulag’s Summit
- There are three established camps in Mount Pulag: Camp 1, Camp 2 and the Saddle Camp.
- Camp 1 is an easy 30-minute trek from Babadac Ranger Station.
- Then it takes another hour to reach Camp 2.