Mt. Ulap Eco Trail Travel Guide
Mt Ulap Eco Trail
|Mt. Ulap - View from Gungal Rock Itogon Benguet|
This is the perfect day hike option if you are in Baguio. If you are don't mind getting more sun that your usual dose, this is an easy climb. But on a rainy day, this might be a difficult trail due to the soft and steep slopes of the mountain ridge.
Some information about Mt. Ulap Eco Trail
Location: Itogon, Benguet
Entry point: Brgy. Ampucao, ItogonExit point: Brgy. Sta. Fe, ItogonLLA: 16.2904 N, 120.6312 E, 1846 MASL (Mt. Ulap)Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hoursSpecs: Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3,Features: Grassland and pine ridges, scenic views of the Cordilleras, burial caves
Attractions along the Eco Trail
Rock and Stone Balancing Peak (Forgot the name of the Peak)
|Stone Balancing More Fun in Ampucao Itogon|
Grassland Slopes of Ambunao Paoay
|Ambunao Paoay - Mt. Ulap|
|Ambunao Paoay Grasslands - Mt. Ulap|
|Tall Bamboo grass along the Ambunao Paoay|
|GAGAMGURL at Gungal Rock, Mt. Ulap|
|Ultimate Selfie at Gungal Rock|
|Long Queue of line in Gungal Rock|
Mt. Ulap (1846 MASL)
|Journey to Mt. Ulap|
|Seen from the Campsite near the Sta. Fe Ridge Exit - Mt. Ulap|
|Slopes of Mt. Ulap|
Pong-ol Burial Caves
|Pong-ol Burial Caves|
Mt. Ulap Itinerary and Cost
Shopper's Lane in Lakandula St. near Center Mall across Jollibee Magsaysay
Fare: 31 pesos per person
Note: First Trip Going to Ampucao Barangay Hall is 6 AM in the Morning
Ampucao Barangay Hall:
ETA: 45 mins to 1 hour
Registration Fee: 100 pesos per head
Tour Guide: 400 pesos per group of 10 people
Note: Head over to the registration area, sign the consent forms and jot down every member in the log books. You can opt not to have a tour guide ( if you speak ilokano, you have higher chances going on your own). But I suggest to hire otherwise for new hikers and the like. We nearly got lost going down the Sta. Fe Ridge since we chose to traverse the Eco Trail.
Backtrack and Traverse Options
From the Ampucao Brgy Hall, the staff there will ask you about what do you want to do in the Eco Trail. Either Backtrack or Traverse the Eco Trail. The same registration and guide fee applies.
Note: Another perk of having a Tour guide is they will contact jeepneys to pick you up if you choose Traverse and exit in Sta. Fe Ridge. But do not fret if you have no tour guides, there are Baguio - Philex Bound jeepneys along the exit. And the guides of the Ampucao Eco Trail will surely help and contact jeepneys for you in Sta. Fe.
Fare: 50 pesos per head
This trip wouldn't be an awesome Year end Climb without this pips:
For my Highschool friends, another year end travel we share, let's not break it!
For my College friends, start of a new tradition!
For my friends from Travelling/Hiking, more hikes in 2016!
For the lone wolf who join our crazy group, Carl, don't stop exploring!
Crazy mix of individuals but same thirst for adventure! See you again in 2016