Mt Ulap Eco Trail

Mt. Ulap - Gungal Rock Itogon Benguet
Mt. Ulap - View from Gungal Rock Itogon Benguet
Launched on October 31 2015, Mt. Ulap Eco Trail has been trending here and there on social media. This newly opened Mt. Ulap Eco Trail features breathtaking view of the mountain ranges of the Cordillera Regions and even on a great day you can see Mt. Arayat, Mt. Ugo and Mt. Pulag along the horizon! Truly a sight to see!

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.

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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
Stone Balancing More Fun in Ampucao Itogon


Grassland Slopes of Ambunao Paoay

Ambunao Paoay - Mt. Ulap
Ambunao Paoay - Mt. Ulap

Ambunao Paoay Grasslands - Mt. Ulap
Ambunao Paoay Grasslands - Mt. Ulap

Tall Bamboo grass along the Ambunao Paoay Mt. Ulap
Tall Bamboo grass along the Ambunao Paoay


Gungal Rock

Gungal Rock, Mt. Ulap Itogon
GAGAMGURL at Gungal Rock, Mt. Ulap

Gungal Rock, Mt. Ulap Itogon

Gungal Rock, Mt. Ulap Itogon
Ultimate Selfie at Gungal Rock

Long Queue of line in Gungal Rock



Mt. Ulap (1846 MASL)

Journey to Mt. Ulap
Journey to Mt. Ulap

Seen from the Campsite near the Sta. Fe Ridge Exit - Mt. Ulap
Seen from the Campsite near the Sta. Fe Ridge Exit - Mt. Ulap
Slopes of Mt. Ulap
Slopes of Mt. Ulap


Pong-ol Burial Caves

Pong-ol Burial Caves
Pong-ol Burial Caves



Mt. Ulap Itinerary and Cost

From Baguio

Jeep Terminal:
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







Travel Guide for Mt. Ulap Itogon Benguet

Travel Guide for Mt. Ulap

Mt. Ulap Trail Guide Itogon Benguet

Mt. Ulap Itogon Benguet
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13 comments:

  1. hi there! reading this posts thrills me a lot to go there. Is it cool to bring my 6yo child with us to trek this beautiful mountain?

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    1. You can Art! Easy walk uphill just don't let you child out of your sight for a minute. the slopes there are steep. :) and also be extra careful on Gungal Rock.

      I suggest back trail the Mt. Ulap if you're bringing your child. the Traverse is really a steep slope going down. might be hard to look after your child :)

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  2. hello! do you have any contacts dito? thanks!

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    1. Sorry. will update if meron makuha. salamat

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  3. Mate big help itong post mo :)

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  4. Hi Dan.. Do you know any package tour that arranging climb in mt. Ulap?

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    1. Sorry Dolly, have no contacts. but will udpate if there are any of my friends who will offer such. thanks!

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    2. Hi. You may contact Linang Outdoors at 0956 182 1875 or visit Linang Outdoors on FB. They have packaged tours for mt. Ulap and other mountains in Cordillera and Luzon in general.

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  5. Hello! Anyone going to mt ulap maybe next week or this friday? ☺

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  6. Hello po may group po ba na pwede sa June 21? Thank you.

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  7. hello. sino gusto umakyat sa mt. ulap this coming weekend.? july 29-31. 2 days climb. contact no.09162985924. - salamat- ren

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