Thursday, September 6, 2007

Mt. Pulag/ Ambangeg Trail (2,922+)


MT. PULAG (AMBANGEG TRAIL)
Bokod, Benguet
Major jump-off: Ambangeg Ranger Stn, Bokod, Benguet
LLA: 16°34'58"N 120°53'15"E, 2922 MASL (#3)
Days required / Hours to summit: 4-5 hours / 1-2 days
Specs: Major Climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-2
Trail system: Grand Cordillera Trail, Section 3
Features: Sea of clouds, dwarf bamboo slopes, pine forests
Last updated: February 25, 2014

BACKGROUND
Majestic Mt. Pulag is highest peak in Luzon and one of the most beautiful mountains in the Philippines. Its fabled views, of winding slopes of dwarf bamboo, and distant peaks surging like islets in the ocean of lofty clouds, comprise perhaps the most breathtaking sights in Philippine mountaineering. The native tribes say that Mt. Pulag is the "playground of the gods". In Luzon,
it is literally the closest to heaven that mountaineers can get!


The enchantment of Pulag, however, is much greater than just the clouds and dwarf bamboo. The entire experience is a great treat that makes the long travel time (10 hours from Manila to Baguio then Baguio to the jump-off) worth it. Whichever trail you choose - the easy Ambangeg, the challenging Akiki, the arduous Vizcaya trail, or the various traverse climbs - Pulag is a great adventure. Of course, many would opt to do different trails in one climb, the most common of which is the Akiki-Ambangeg combination.

When you climb Mt. Pulag, you would already start off on a high altitude. The cool weather is refreshing, but if you are not prepared the weather will become a great burden because temperatures have been recorded to reach zero or subzero levels. But with proper preparation, the cold weather is quite an experience. Pine trees are everywhere, and you will encounter villages of the Kankaney, Kalanguya, and Ibaloi tribes. Their children are very cute, and bear a resemblance to the other mountain peoples of the world. Their main livelihood is agriculture; you will pass through sloped plots of cabbages, lettuce, potataos, and other crops that ultimately find their way in Baguio's famed markets. Bear in mind that the region is the 'Salad Bowl' of the Philippines.

THE TRAILS OF MT. PULAG
The map illustrates the approximate locations of each trail, as well as its path, in relation with the summit of Mt. Pulag. The Ambangeg Trail is discussed in this main article. Visit also the Akiki Trail and the Tawangan Trail.

THE AMBANGEG TRAIL
It is very convenient to make arrangements for jeepneys from Baguio to take you directly to the Badabak Ranger Station. This significantly cuts climbing time, and it makes possible a 2-day Pulag climb. If you arrive early in the morning in Baguio, you can take the jeep and be at the Ranger Station by lunchtime.

From the Ranger Station to the summit is around 8 kms. First you will pass by wide trails, surrounded by pine trees and picturesque landscape. After awhile, you will enter the montane forest, with its grand spectrum of flora - from the pink flowers known locally as ayusep (see photo) and various mosses to the archaic, bonsai-shaped trees. The next landmark in the middle of the mossy forest is Camp 1, marked by a hut.

In the entirety of the trek to the grassland, there's only one moderately steep part, taking just a few hundred steps. Actually the trail is very relaxing and enjoyable, with the cool weather and the encounter of various faces of the mountain (pine trees, montane forest, grassland). At the montane forest, you will catch the first glimpse of the Pulag summit, which has a hue of golden brown.

There are a few campsites to choose from: Camp 1 is still within the mossy forest area; in Camp 2 the grassland is just beginning (2600+ MASL). There is also another campsite which goes beyond the summit, on the way to the Akiki trail. This is the saddle campsite (Camp 3) and is preferred by those who want close proximity to the summit. Camp 2 is the most advisable campsite, with a close water source, latrines, nice views, and more manageable weather conditions. However, the saddle campsite, being very the near the summit, takes you as close to the sky as possible. Either way, brace yourself! Temperatures can really plummet to near-freezing levels.

Ranger Station to Campsite 2 takes around 3 hours. From this camp, the summit assault is typically done either late afternoon (for the sunset) and very early morning (for the sunrise). The trail beyond this point is offers unparalleled grassland landscapes, with the grand array of the Cordillera mountains as backdrop. The dwarf bamboo grass that envelope the slopes is a wondrous presence. After an hour of trekking, you will finally reach the summit, that is, the highest point in Luzon.

The summit views of Pulag are fabled and legendary. On a blessed time, seas of clouds form beneath, covering everything but the highest points in the Cordilleras: Mt. Amuyao rises very distinctly northeast, then the twin Mts. Kapiligan and Napulauan (NNE). The picture on the left shows the blogger's hands at Amuyao (L) and Napulauan (R). Mt. Tabayoc (N) and Pulag is separated by Mt. Panotoan (N). Then moving your eyes westward, you will see the the mountains of Tenglawan and Kibungan (NW), and you will also appreciate Mt. Timbak (WNW), said to be the Luzon's third highest point. The range from which Mt. Timbak rises is one where the Halsema highroad, the Philippines' highest highway, passes. In this range one can also see Mt. Pawoi (W). Beyond this, further west, is already the Ilocos region. Baguio City and Mt. Sto. Tomas continue the visual circle (WSW) and if the sea of clouds is lower than 2100 MASL, you can also see Mt. Ugu (S). These are objective sights to see, but the subjective feeling of being there, above the clouds, is hard to put in words. How beautiful exactly? One has to go to Pulag in order to find out.

MT.  PULAG VIA AMBANGEG ITINERARY

Note: It is also possible to take regular public transport to the Visitors' Center but it will be difficult to manage a two-day itinerary since the bus would arrive in the afternoon and this would still necessitate taking a motorcycle to the Ranger Station. However, this is very possible with a three-day itinerary.

Day 0
2300 Take bus to Baguio City

Day 1
0500 ETA Baguio City. Breakfast then proceed to jeepney terminal/chartered jeep.
0700 Take chartered jeepney to Ambangeg.
1000 ETA Visitors' Center. Registration / Orientation
1130 Set out for Ranger Station
1230 ETA and lunch at Ranger.
1300 Start trek
1430 ETA Camp 1
1600 ETA Camp 2. Set up camp
1800 Dinner at campsite; socials

Day 2
0430 Early morning trek to summit for sunrise
0545 Arrival at summit just in time for sunrise
0700 Start descent from summit
0800 Back at Camp 2; heavy breakfast
0900 Decamp; start descent to Ranger Station
1130 Back at Ranger; Settle guide fees; jeepney descent
1230 Back at Visitors' Center; tidy up and log out
1400 Head back to Baguio City
1700 ETA Baguio City. Dinner.
1900 Head back to Manila
0200 Back in Manila

PRACTICALITIES: MT. PULAG VIA AMBANGEG TRAIL
General
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Transportation

Public (1) Bus, Cubao or Pasay to Baguio City [P460, 6-7 hours]
(2) Rented jeep to Ranger Station [P8000 for up to 18 persons, 3-4 hours] or public bus in Dangwa, Baguio City i.e. A-Liner [P120/person, 4-5 hours] then habal-habal to Ranger Stn.
Private: NLEX>SCTEX>TPLEX>Marcos Highway or Kennon Road>Baguio City then take road to Kabayan via Itogon. For 4x4 vehicles it may be possible to take vehicle up to Ranger Station but sometimes road conditions make the Visitors Center inaccessible. Check with DENR first.   
Registration
Mandatory orientation and registration at the Visitor's Center, total fees P225/person.
Guides are secured at the Ranger Station; a system is in place and no prior communication is required. The rate is P500/guide for 1-5 persons, and P100 for each addition person thereafter. The maximum number of persons/guide is 10 (P1000) but with 11 persons, the cost is just (P1100). Porters may also be secured at P300/day.
DENR-PASU (Mereng) - 09196315402
Note: The DENR-PASU has requested PinoyMountaineer not to post numbers of transportation contacts that are not accredited with them.
Disclaimer: contact numbers are listed for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of any services. 
Campsites
Grassland campsite (Camp II) and Saddle campsite (Camp III)
Water sources
About 100 meters from Camp II; none in Camp III
Cellphone signal
May be weak in Camp II, sporadic but present in summit
River crossings
None
Roped segments
None
None
None
Rattan
None
Hiking notes 
The temperature in Mt. Pulag can reach zero or subzero levels especially from December to February; hikers should be prepared for cold weather throughout the year. 
Sidetrips
Mt. Tabayoc and the Four Lakes in the far side of the park, other Cordillera peaks. 
Alternate trails
To avoid the crowds, check out the Akiki,  TawanganAmbaguio or the Ugo-Pulag trails of Mt. Pulag.
Theoretically yes (3-5 hours to summit; 2-3 hours down) but logistically difficult if coming from Baguio. 
DIY 2000-3000
Guided tours 3800 and up
Note: For more information about small groups and solo hikes to Mt. Pulag, visit the Mt. Pulag Do-It-Yourself Guide in PinoyMountaineer

ADDITIONAL NOTES
Scheduling. Mt. Pulag is accessible throughout the year, but it is much more advisable to climb it during the early months of the year, for many reasons. Bad weather, for instance, may not allow the jeep to reach the Ranger Station. Also, clouds may very well obscure the fabled Pulag views, which may lead to disappointment. Moreover, rainy conditions would make it even colder. Thus the advisable time frame for Pulag is between December-early May. However, Pulag may be climbed year round and if you're lucky you can have nice weather even in the so-called typhoon months of June to September.

Facilities. You can take a bath or rinse either at the Ranger Station or the Visitors' Center. There are latrines in Camp 2, and a water source is also present in the mossy forest just before the grassland. Cellphone signal exists in many parts of the trail, including the ranger station, the campsite, and the summit. Tents (limited availability) may also be rented from the park.

Environmental concerns. There are growing concerns about the sustainability of the ecotourism activities in Mt. Pulag, with many pointing out that the current influx of weekend hikers exceed the carrying capacity of the mountain. To reduce impact on Mt. Pulag, PinoyMountaineer suggests avoiding camping in the weekends or peak seasons such as the Holy Week, or minimizing group number to 15 or fewer (with 30 as upper limit). This suggestion is also for the hikers' sake: you may not enjoy a campsite full of people. For serious hikers, the less-trodden Akiki, Tawangan, Ambaguio trail, or the Ugo-Pulag Traverse (as part of the proposed Grand Cordillera Trail) may be more rewarding encounters with the outdoors. Moreover, PinoyMountaineer does not advice would-be visitors of Mt. Pulag to patronize organizers who do not regulate their number of participants.

TRIVIA
There used to be a dog named Chica which guides mountaineers up the mountain. In 2003, when the blogger first climbed Mt. Pulag, Chica followed all the way to the summit. It was a chillingly cold November. For full story, see the feature on Chica.

Parts of Mt. Pulag are claimed as "ancestral domains" of the different tribes, such as the Kankaney, Ibaloi, and Kalanguya tribes. The guides and porters belong to these indigenous communities.

MT. PULAG WEATHER FORECAST


MT. PULAG TRAILS AND ITINERARIES
Ambangeg | Akiki | Tawangan | Ambaguio | Ugo-Pulag (Kayapa) | Luzon 3-2-1

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Anonymous said...

congratulations on your blog sirs gideon and ivan! i'll be relying on your info when i go back to the philippines. awesome pics too! - karl, florida

ivanhenares said...

Hi Jon, yes we we're HS batchmates.

Hi Rachex, thanks for passing by this blog and Ivan About Town. Gideon is the mountaineer. I'm the one who posts his itineraries :)

gideon said...

sir rachex, thanks for your update. indeed the marker is on the ranger station na pala!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gideon or Ivan,

Great site and learned a lot about Mt. Pulag. We are scheduled this saturday, April 5 to go to Mt.Pulag via ambangeg trail. Since this is our first time to climb, we'll take the easy route. Somebody suggested to us to go straight to campsite 3 and camp there because it is much nearer the summit and we dont have to wake up early to trek all the way to the summit for the sunrise. Also campsite 3 is like a paddle which in between two mountains and its not that windy like campsite 2. If we camp at campsite2, we have to wake early and trek 3 hours to view the sunrise.

Hope you can help us.

Thanks & God bless

Jun

gideon said...

hi jun,

either campsite 2 (grassland campsite) and campsite 3 (i.e. saddle campsite) is suitable. however, we recommend campsite 2 because that way you don't have to bring your packs all the way to the peak. also, there's not much pressure on day 1 to reach the summit -- especially since sometimes poor logistics get in the way of the itinerary. also, camp 2 is near the water source and the winds are really not much of a problem. camp 2 moreover isn't 3 hours away, but just 60-90 minutes away from the summit. but yes, you have to wake up at exactly 0400H or even earlier.

camp 3 has its own advantages: beautiful views of both sunset and sunrise; close access to the peak. this is recommended esp. if you start trekking early on day 1.

but don't sweat it. either campsite is a good option. good luck in your pulag trip and i hope you have a great time.

ernesto guillermo said...

nice info about the climbing destination. im in Pulag last 23-27 May 2008. 2 lang kami ng friend ko umakyat. may alternative transpo na from DENR to Ranger, Habal Habal. cool kasi rough road tapos motor lang. heheh what an experience.... 200 pesos lang.

gideon said...

sir ernesto, thanks for sharing this very interesting approach! many people are hesitant to climb pulag because of the cost -- having to wait for a large group but at the same time equally reluctant to have to talk up ranger. this will be perfect!

drunkenlily said...

sir, great site! question lang po, by any chance do you know of a particular school near Ambangeg trail? my friends and i plan to go back and we wanted to donate some school stuffs. thanks!

Anonymous said...

hi there.i just browse ur blog here in the internet. just need a help my friends and i were planning to climb mt. pulag via akiki-ambangeg trail and directly go to sagada mt. province after. could u help me with the itinerary.i was thinking after the climb in mt. pulag do you think theres a ride that we can get when we reach the ambangeg i mean not to go back to baguio and hired a ride in baguio.. i read that there were a ride from kabayan via halseman road? have u heard that one? please can u help me about it. our plan will be on the end of this year. thanks and more power to you....

gideon said...

@drunkenlily: sorry for the belated reply. yes, there's is an elementary school in ambangeg, and another one in bokod.

@anonymous: if what you want is pulag then sagada without having to go back to baguio, then you can take the kabayan-atok road that passes by mt. timbak (singakalsa). i think a jeepney services this road from the kabayan poblacion. in which case you must still take a jeep or a bus from ambangeg to kabayan. and from kabayan, take the jeep. i dunno the skeds though. if you do this track, you might as well take the 1 hour hike up mt. timbak!

an exciting alternative is taking a different trail down from pulag summit. for example, you can choose to descend via tawangan instead of ambangeg. from tawangan, the town of tinoc, ifugao is just 2 hours away by foot and from tinoc, you can take a bus that leads to halsema. from halsema just wait for a passing bus to sagada.

from tinoc there is also a jeepney ride to kiangan, ifugao, 2 hours away from banaue...and banaue is 4 hours away from sagada.

a final possibility is descending via the ambaguio trail to reach bayombong, n. vizcaya. there is a jeep from bayombong to banaue - probably 4 hours, and again, banaue-sagada is another four hours.

the possibilities in the cordilleras are truly infinite!

jay said...

Share ko lang. I compiled 2500 pictures of our Pulag trek through Ambangeg Trail in 4 mins of video:

http://www.lunaticrave.com/article/remembering-mt-pulag

:)

xave said...

Oct 31- Nov 3, 08 PLAYGROUND OF THE GODS
Sir Gideon my group and I had a successful climb on Mt.Pulag, it's nice to say that I saw my classmate since high school lurking on DENR. Aakyat ako sya naman is in to M.BIKING he’s name is Ranger, since 98 the two of us are in to nature haha it was nice, sa lahat ng lugar papunta pa ng MT.PULAG, anyway on DENR office ate MERENG gave my group and I the orientation, she was happy to see that even small children are interested on climbing the PLAYGROUND OF THE GODS, may mga kids kase kame kasama the youngest is 3 yrs. old, every view on the climb was a sight to see, MT.PULAG gave my group and I a chance to see it's sunset, WOW! Although on the next day at the summit we had no clearing but still it was the best BECAUSE IT'S NOT EVERYDAY we can climb MT.PULAG ,proud to say "I SURVIVED MT.PULAG"

Xavier Rancap
http://www.xxavierx.multiply.com

gideon said...

@xave: congrats on your climb! pulag is really one of the most beautiful places in the country.

Anonymous said...

i've been to pulag, too! and i must say the experience was really great!

Jay Z ( 09172758305) said...

Pulag peeps!nakausap ko kanina si Mam Mering (Emerita Tamiray-PASU Mt. Pulag Natl. Park) also Mang Roger The jeepney operator from DENR to Ambangueg Ranger Station According To mam mering last week nag drop ang temp. remembr guys last week 9 degrees lang sa baguio lalo na sa pulag... according to the pasu ung ranger station Nag frost! Guys MAY ICE NA SA PULAG!!! hehehe sa lahat ng mag climb prepare ahead of time lets bring jackets,gloves,bonnets,scarves,fleece jacket,socks,raingear,thermal or emergency blankets u can use an insulator instead of earth pads ok din cya.. and the good thing about this is... NAPAKAGANDA DAW NG PULAG PAG GANITONG SEASON! HAHAHAHA......See yah guys!!!!

Anonymous said...

nice update jay z..
tnx alot..
great help especially for those who are planning to make pulag as their year-end climb..

keep on climbing!!!

-->julie hir..

gideon said...

hi jayz, thanks for this update on pulag; a very cold pulag is always a very exciting event. it'd be interesting to see pics of frosted tents on the saddle campsite.

cheers to all and have a nice pulag climb to everyone planning one this holidays. ma'am mereng told me that over 100 climbers per day are expected in the coming days.

sabun-naia said...

hi! fellow mountaineers, thanks sa info, may sked kaming umakyat sa pulag siguro this last week of jan. 09, this will be our home coming to pulag bale nahinto lng kmi umakyat sa pulag nuong may mga fee na, almost 10 yrs. straight un nuon. ang huli siguro namin akyat sa pulag nuong 2004 siguro.

hope 2 see u all sa pulag


samahang akyat bundok ng naia

elaine said...

Hello everyone!

i appreciate all the info i've read here. it only adds up to my enthusiasm to climb pulag! The problem is, not one friend is willing to try it. i've been contemplating on going this year even without a party with me.the trip has taken a backseat for three years already and i cant go on postponing it just because i can't drag anyone to go with me :c


any suggestions? Would appreciate all your comments a lot. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

mam elaine,
meron akong sasamahan na grupo sa coming feb 6 to 8 2009, taking the AMBANGEGtrail pls text me at 09175308069 if interested. first time ko din po na mag pulag. stan

Anonymous said...

Salamat nga po pala ke Sir Ivan na host ng site na ito. Ganda po. Stan

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I reached the summit of Mt Pulag on 24th January 2009 at 5.30am. Fog was thick hence no visibility. I started from the Ranger Station at 2.00am.

The bus from Baguio is at Slaughterhouse Terminal. My bus departed at 9.50am (P72). From Ambangeg I hired a motorcycle for the 10km uphill climb to the Ranger Station. I made arrangement with the driver to pick me up the next day.

Bas to Baguio will arrive at Ambangeg around 1pm.

Zaidi
Malaysia

dine said...

hello everyone!
my daughter will climb pulag via akiki trail on feb 20-22. im a bit worried though she would be climbing with professionals. would appreciate advise on preparation for first timers. thanks!
mommy dine

Anonymous said...

This is the best blog I have come across regarding Mt. Pulag. You really have a passion for what you do.

I am planning a hike the end of March 2010 with a group of high school classmates from Baguio and some expatriates. Most of us are novice hikers and well into our 50s. The biggest concern is how steep the climb is and how the trails are set. Are they all switchbacks? Ambangeg is rated 3/9. How is that compared to a scale of 1-10, 5 being moderate? Thanks.

pedroiho said...

I will be at mount Pulag this February 21-22 via Ambangeg trail.

embrealheather said...

hi!ive been there before.
that was my first time..
wala man lang ako ginawa before kmi umakyat
kain tulog walang exercise
God!nabigla katawan ko.ayaw na ng body ko pero utak ko gusto pang mag patuloy.first time ko umakyat ng bundok at highest pa ang napili kng pag practisan.haha pero pag dating ng summit,WOW!
Sulit!tanggal Pagod!at narealize ko kung ano gusto ko.i want to be a professional mountaineer.

Joseph Melbert O. Gulfan, MD, FPCS. Society of Explorers and Response Volunteers in Ecology (SERVE), Inc. said...

I have been to the enchanting Mt. Pulag through
various trails many times (15 times!)already and
up to now, I am still encouraging mountaineering
enthusiasts to keep climbing and spread the news on exploring, discovering and preserving nature!

Please join us on our March 12-15, 2009 Climb via The Akiki Trail traverse to Ambangeg. This will be a pure trekking adventure. In our future treks you can serve the the surrounding communities (Tawangan, Lusod, Napo, etc)with us by joining our Surgical Missions.

Anonymous said...

climbed pulag back in 1993 and again in 1995. most memorable days of my life. iwasn't able to reach the summit the first time because the weather was uncooperative. it was raining so hard ( it was coming from the side!) that we reach only the saddle. we didn't camp at the ranger station but instead, we camped inside the house of a lady store owner about a kilometer before reaching the ranger station.

second time i went there was when JPII visited manila for WYD. i was with six other schoolmates and this time the weather was very cooperative. and did i mention it was so cold that we set up a bonfire near the ranger station at 2pm just to keep us warm.

i love pulag and i dream of going back someday. but this time, i hope i can bring my daughter with me.

to all those planning to climb the 2nd highest mountain in the country, i wish you all th best and have a geeat time.

btw, great site . . .

jph said...

Thanks for the info.

joseph melbert o. gulfan,md,fpcs said...

Join The SERVE, Inc. on May 1-3 and scale Mt. Ugu.
Please keep in touch with Matt at 09156228155 or Ed at 09217351523 for other details.

Anonymous said...

mt pulag akiki ambangeg trail april 9 etd manila to baguio.. anyone interested contact me @ 09227912211.. may pre hike meeting po kami sa sm megamall 7 pm txt me ok?

~lau~

Anonymous said...

Just got back from Pulag via the Akiki-Ambangeg Trail and I am totally wasted!! The Akiki Trail is not called a killer trail for nothing. Sobrang hirap!!! It rained in the afternoon from the jump off to Eddet and Eddet to Saddle. It was my first ever climb!! But when you reach the summit, every muscle ache, hypothermia, half cooked rice, fantastic latrine will be forgotten. The Sea of Clouds is something! So unreal! Thanks to Aaron, Abet and the UCPB group!Thanks for making this dream a reality! I maybe crazy but I am already thinking of doing it again! haha.

Anonymous said...

doc joseph gulfan,
hi elwin here kamusta, im planning to go to pulag with my family..which way is the easiest, shortest. give me a call 0918-9080800

elwin noche

Anonymous said...

is the ambaguio trail easily accessible?
can we drive to the trail directly?

thank you

Anonymous said...

sir/ma'am
naghahanap po kme ng maakasama ni sir. lups sa pulag via ambangeg trail mid po ng may. kontak nyu po ako @ 09165544406
thnx.
-t0n

Anonymous said...

aakyat po kme ng last week of may.. sinu pu pde mksma? ang mhal po kc ng transportation mula baguio- ambangeg.. 09162454497-paolo

Anonymous said...

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT? I WAS PLANNING TO CLIMB AND BRING MY SON WHO IS ONLY 12 YEARS OLD. IS THIS OK?

coy said...

Dear Mr Gideon :
Your article on Mt Pulag is so very well written, with very accurate information.We trekked through Ambangeg sometime early Jan of 2007 and was blessed with very good weather. We saw the most beautiful sunrise above the clouds, which some do not get to see on their 1st or 2nd climb due "bad weather" conditions. While at the summit,word went around that some of the trekkers were on the 4th attempt, and was just viewing the unobstructed, magnificent sunrise above the bed of clouds for the 1st time!!..I love the Mt. Pulag experience!! Our 11 year old son, who is asthmatic, was with us, also made it to the summit. He asked for his ventolin puff, (which i left in our tent at Camp 2), just before we had to negotiate the steepest part at around 530am but forgot about his difficulty when he made it to the top!) He loved every minute of the trek. We are set to trek again on April 28 but the weather forecast is giving us jitters..We are praying hard for better weather... Once again, thank you for sharing your Pulag story and info with everyone...

Anonymous said...

We're planning to climb Mt Pulag on May 7th, are there any groups going on that same date? Dalawa lang kami, makiki-share na lang sana kami sa rental ng jeep to Ambangeg...please reply back at jy2kca@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

im willing to come, any of u can invite me to mt cabuyao,.. pulag just give me a col 09063492952

Anonymous said...

may and my fellow workers will be going this thursday to sunday...

we are just 7pax. if you'd like to join just text me at

09297993544

Anonymous said...

Ok po ba umakyat sa mt.pulag ng mid-may balak po kasi namin umakyat sa may 22,23,24. Di po ba maulan? Or any concerns?

Anonymous said...

a friend and i are driving to Baguio tomorrow for a hike to Mt. Pulag on Friday. the last time i did it was in 1991. i cannot remember anymore the road condition between Baguio and Ambangeg. may i request for some informations. also, are we obliged to get a guide or we can go on our own.

in 1991, we did not need a guide; we were on our own.

i will appreciate some informations. thanks,

paripinoy

Anonymous said...

Hi, the road condition to the Ranger Station (Babadak) from the DENR oreintation site in AMbangeg is passable (though bumpy at times).

YUp, you will be obliged to get a Guide. Porter is optional though.

Be prepared for a wet and possibly "little" muddy climb esp now that the "early" rainy season has started already.

Anonymous said...

maulan na nga, ok padin b umakyat?or maganda padin b ang view sa peak?ok lang kahit maputik.
anyone wants to join us. 5 pax lang kame. mahal pamasahe sa jeep. may 25,26

Anonymous said...

Hi!
To the one who posted: "maulan na nga, ok padin b umakyat?or maganda padin b ang view sa peak?ok lang kahit maputik.
anyone wants to join us. 5 pax lang kame. mahal pamasahe sa jeep. may 25,26"

We're climbing on the 16th ng madaling araw. We'll leave manila on the 15th ng gabi. Also, there's only 5 of us and none of us has experienced climbing Pulag. Maybe we can schedule a climb together?

Anonymous said...

Hi, the awesome and majestic (if not mysthical) view of Pulag will always be the same, rain or shine. You may experience it during sunrise or sunset, depending on your fortune :-)

Be really prepared for the cold weather though (remember HYPOTHERMIA.... never underestimate it... this is not your usual CLIMB BUT an entirely different thing. Be prepared for hailstorm/halestorm too)

Sana mag-enjoy din kayo sa PUlag, gaya ng narasan ko (twice w/ perfert sunrise and sunset) :-)

Anonymous said...

Grabe, I've been there last fri and saturday. We never experienced the sunset assault coz the weather was uncooperative. The good thing was we experienced the perfect sunrise. 
True, be prepared for the cold weather coz last Friday night the temperature at camp site to drop at 8.5 degrees Celsius.  Di ako nakatulog sa lamig. Hehehe.
We really enjoyed the Pulag's surviving experience and we are planning to go back on January next year to see the pulag with ice. 
PS: to Sir Rommel and Danny of Dasma, please contact me if you are planning to go to other places. Thank you!

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Pia said...

Hi, Everyone,
Our group might be climbing Pulag this June (12-14). We are hoping for better weather (no storms or rain showers).
Will a June climb be ok?
Any advise/suggestion/comment would be really appreciated..
Pia (SPi MC Officer)
09063250119
mprmanzano@yahoo.com or spimc1999@yahoo.com

edge said...

@pia,

Any month wud be good for climbing Pulag.But also consider our seasons every June, it cud be rainydays/storms so it might cause u xperience of discomfort.^_^. from Nov - Mar is the best climbing month to Pulag.

anyhow have a luck to ur climb! hapi trek guys.

Anonymous said...

hi po akyat po kami sa mt. pulag via ambangeg
lahat po kami newbies..... ask ko lang po ano mga gears na kalingan namin bilhin and saan makakabili yung affordable sana hahahaha thank you po..

Anonymous said...

hi po may alam po ba kayo ung saan mkakabili ng trekking pant na size 42? thanks

Anonymous said...

Yo!!!!!! Sarap umakyat sa Pulag, pro kelangan nyo lang talagang mg-climatize kung hinde, yarurg k dun, hehe!

Anonymous said...

hahahaha sabi nung tourism officer na nakausap ko yung jeep rental ay 7thou to 9thou depende sa dami ng passenger at sa load

Anonymous said...

help naman im climbing pulag alone as in alone!!!!! pahingi naman ng tips or pwede din itenerary,, mas maganda cguro kung night trek na lang para hindi ako ma bored sa campsite

edge said...

My advise to u sir is read first all articles above,begin in the background of Pulag.I guess ur inquiries could answer as such tips.

Gudluck!

Anonymous said...

what..climbing pulag alone.. for me its not that good to climb pulag alone.. especially becuse u need to u need to share ur experience with ur co climber..

Anonymous said...

hala may guide naman eh saka may work kasi mga friends ko kaya hindi sila makakasama..... pero sa mt. kinabalu sama na sila may reservation na kami for jun 2010.. aga namin magpa-reserve... edge di ko magets hahahahaha

Anonymous said...

hello sir/mam,
I want to climb Pulag this oct. I want to do the Ambangeg trail so it won't take too much time. i guess either trails you do, u'll end up seeing the great sight of Pulag summit..since it'll be 3 days, anyone knows any good sidetrip? not Baguio please hehe..tnx

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Louie said...

Sir Gideon,

Nice blog, ask ko lang if may mag o-organize ng climb 1st quarter ng 2010. gusto ko kc maakyat ang pulag. I've been into climbing na rin. Di ko na kc makontak ung mga dati kong ka grupo. Kya nag hahanap ako ng grupo na pwede masalihan. Gusto kong ma experience ang Pulag.
Thanks and more power.

Excess: Ano po bang mga dapat na ihanda bago umakyat ng Pulag..

GHod bless!

Anonymous said...

hello kuya louie sama ka nalang po sakin sa december po ako akyat ng pulag naghahanap din po ako ng makakasama...either 2d week or before christmas po yung sked


JR 09184037636

carlo pagulayan said...

good day sir, were planning to climb mount pulag this coming october. will it be a good month to climb mount pulag? and how much will cost us, lets say for a group of ten? btw, we are all geology students with a passion of climbing mountains, together with an academic interests. thank you and more power on this site..

Anonymous said...

hi kuya carlo 1975 petot pag 10 persons kung ambangeg yun trail hahaha kaso kailangan niyo mag add ng extra kasi baka tuaas na naman yung bus fare ng victory

bus fare rt (mnl-bgo-mnl)- 920 per pax
entrance fee, park fee- 175 per pax
guide fee 10pax- 1000 group sharing
jeeh hire rt(bgo-ranger-bgo)- 8000 group sharing

pwede din kayo mag rent ng tent at blanket
check nyo nalang yung website ng mt. pulag andun yung reservation at yung mga contact numbers pati na rin yung mga fees.....


JR

Anonymous said...

1975 for 10 person pero check nyonalang yung website ng pulag para sa mga fees, tsaka contakin nyo si mam tamiray para sareservation saka si mang roger para sa jeephire tsaka inquire din kayo sa victory kung magkano pamasahe


JR

Anonymous said...

mga sir/mam,
mag-kano po kaya ang rent jeep kung papasundo lang kami sa ranger station to baguio?

plan kasi namin akiki-ambangeg, bus papunta since malapit na ata un then sa pagbaba ambangeg mga 10kilometers din daw layo from Ranger station.

any suggestion? small group lang kasi kami

tnx

Paul said...

nag set po kami ng climb via ambangeg this coming oct.30-31 nov.1, 8pax kami kung sino po gustong sumama that date just contact me 09267476250-POL

Paul said...

or you can e-mail Mr.George at bgoc@pdic.gov.ph or
Ms.Dahlia at dedumbrique@pdic.gov.ph... as of now 12pax na po kami

tnx

Anonymous said...

sir,do u have a invitational climb in mt.pulag?

this coming oct. or nov. 2009.

thanks...
ROD

Paul said...

Sir ROD pwede niyo pong tawagan si Sir. George sa office from 9am to 5pm at 841-4233.... 12pax po yung sure na sasama this coming Oct. 30 to Nov. 1
you ask Mr. George for more info....tnx po

Anonymous said...

Sir/Mam,
Ask ko lng po kung marami na po bang incident na inatake ng hypothermia sa mt.pulag? any casualties? kasi sabi nila bumababa daw ng 2-4 deg. ang temp. don? sir/mam reply po asap. :D

Anonymous said...

any person may experience hypothermia unknowingly. just take the proper measures. please refer to the hypothermia page in this site. proper layering of trek clothes din. don't forget a poncho, yung white na makapal. Nung suot ko cia sa Pulag sobrang init nya, it will help preserve your body heat. dala ka rin ng sleeping bag, lots of socks, dont let your extremeties be wet for a long time (hands, feet and head).bring gloves and bonnet.

BPS

Ace York said...

We are planning to climb Mt. Pulag on Jan 1-4, 2010. Ask ko lang po ano po bang mga Mountains ang pwede gawin training climbs? Gusto ko po sanang well prepared lahat ng sasama sa amin para iwas na rin sa sakuna. Salamat po sa magre-reply! Also, Baka may gustong makisabay sa amin, currently below 10 pa lang po ang sigurado. e-mail me at abordona@bsp.gov.ph.

Thanks Gir Gid, you have a very informative site! More Power!

Anonymous said...

@ace york

maraming pwedeng pagpilian para sa traning climb nio sir na malapit lng... dapat dayhike nio lang to para training climb talaga...

1. Maculot Traverse
2. Makiling Traverse
3. Two Peaks (Talamitam to Batulao)
4. Kalisungan

pwede rin overnight sir, i suggest Cristobal Traverse..

Happy Climb!!

Good Luck sa Pulag...

Anonymous said...

pwede ba umakyat ng dec? open na ba ang halsema highway or any roads leading to pulag jump off? thanks!

Anonymous said...

hello gud day to all...ask ko lang cno po aakyat sa pulag this dec...baka meron po makikisabay kami para makatipid sa sasakyan....hehehehe!!!kakaakyat ko lang po this nov 1, grabe great view, kaya gusto ko ulit bumalik with my friends.

bhie

Anonymous said...

Sir Gideon

Pulag season is coming..We are m.biking enthusiast in crosscountry/downhill based in urdaneta pangasinan..inquire ko lang po, is bike permitted up to ranger base? kasi po we want to combine biking and trekking up to pulag summit and downhill back home

thanks

Mars, Trailmaster Club

Anonymous said...

hi guys, inquire ko lang baka my aakyat ng pulag this nov 27 to dec 1..for the long weekend.

baka pwedeng sumabay, group of 4 lang kami. txt me, Al 0929-1811313. ty

darwong said...

wt month po advisable umakyat ng pulag? tnx!

Anonymous said...

sir gid,
may climb po kami mt.pulag (ambangeg/ambangeg)Dec.18-20, baka po may mga interested climbers.. 2.5k po budget.. for more info call or txt na lang po.. +63 915-3258212 look for Floyd

Anonymous said...

from ambangeg to ranger station is not far if you are climber. if not, bring folded bike hehehe!!!

Anonymous said...

we're doing a mt. pulag climb on december 27-28 2009. We're a group of 8 people. We're still open to have small group of 2 or 4 join us to split the cost of the transportation. Just send me an email at daifoxed@yahoo.com if anyone's interested. Thanks!

~Dai

Alejo O. Querol said...

My first climb on pulag was April 1992.A breathtaking,unforgettable experience.Thinking that it was not totally for pleasure but to fulfill a duty to see first hand how the Mt. Pulag Commission was handling its conservation of the said National Park.We used to trek on the Ambangeg trail.The most convenient only by foot.I wonder how it looks today after almost
17 years of not seeing it again.I'm hoping that
mountaineering groups will continue to protect and preserve this magnificent gift that God has
given us to enjoy.Keep it clean.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I just wanna ask u guys if possible ba ang umakyat sa Mt. Pulag kung 2 lang kayo? Or 3 plus the guide of course, even if no experience at all in hiking? Meron po bang ngpaparent ng gamit sa Ranger Station gaya ng tents,jackets,cold weather accesories etc.? I am so curious about it. Me and my friend wants to climb it so bad.

Aug from Maryland USA

Thank You.
Mabuhay Pinoy Mountaineer!

Anonymous said...

hi

Anonymous said...

hello,

dalawa lang din po kami. really interested in climbing within 2010. i will second the question above, can we rent equipment from teh ranger station?

Anonymous said...

Hi Fellow MOuntainers!!! how much would be the budget for the friendship climb at mt. pulag ? is the date for the climb final?


thanks

Anonymous said...

Meron napo ba na itenerary for the friendship climb at pulag? tnx

Anonymous said...

good day!
we are climbing pulag (ambangeg-ambangeg) this feb 13-14. anyone interested to join us, please send email to aytukudya@yahoo.com

bulusok moutaineers said...

Pulag Climb Via Ambaguio Trail, Nueva Vizcaya
Holy Week.. April 2-4, 2010
text 09154331631 for more info.

cris-bulusok mountaineers

Anonymous said...

inform ko lang kayo sa grupong "DOLPHINS RBM" regarding sa pag-iingay. nakasabay namin sila sa mt.gulugod baboy last november 28. grabe ang ingay. 4am na nagsisigawan pa. mga lasing na kasi. medyo wala ring disiplina pagdating sa pagkakalat. be ready at prepare sa pagwawala ng mga ito if ever makasabay nyo sila sa kahit anong bundok.

Anonymous said...

akyat po ako ng 3/16 via ambangeg trail. chill lang ako sa climb na 'to and if anyone is going, baka pwede tayong mag coordinate. email lang at pasimano@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Pare marami ka nabang kasama climb mo s march 16? Join sana ko. Pls contact me @ ghenelz10@yahoo.com Thanks!

Anonymous said...

hello, im planning a weekend climb to mt pulag -angbangeg(beginner) trail before or after panagbenga (feb 26Sat-27sun, 2010 --> i prefer [b]before[*/b]) im trying to avoid human traffic on the campsite/trail and also be on time for panagbenga festival =) im a freelance climber and im looking for a group or new friends who can adopt me. i dont have any iti or budget yet for the trip. if anyone have some info/climbing pls let me know. super thanks! -- tadan@live.com

Arnel said...

just been there last dec 20 with my 3 yrs old daughter and my wife. 5 degrees @ camp 2. Whew hindi ko na alam sa Summit kung ano na temp, di ko na maramdaman face ko yakkk...

Anonymous said...

@arnel - pano kayo nagtravel to the ranger station from baguio?

Anonymous said...

Sir may akyat po kami sa Feb 19-21, 2010 sa PULAG. Ambangeg Trail. Baka po may gusto sumama. 09052524452 - nhoel

Anonymous said...

Mga Sir and Mam Baka po may aakyat d2 ng ngaung march baka pde po sumama sa inyo eto po number ko 09272178714 maraming salamat po

bulayan said...

akiki trail-ambangeg first week march, 3 lng po kami. anyone interested to be our climb buddies? rock on climb high! mundo_ni_bulayan@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

hi gideon, nice site.. the number of DENR superintendent you listed, is it still the same? super thanks!

Danison Rindon Trijo said...

sir gid/ivan,
we r planing to climb Mt. Pulag on MAY. 2010
just asking lng kung updated b ung mga contact/s number and person dun s DENR-PAO at for renting d jeep? tnx tnx

D.TRIJO

Anonymous said...

april 9-10 ambangeg-ambangeg. 8pax na kami. organizing a group of 18-20 pax max para mas matipid. garyq7@yahoo.com, 978554454
garyq

Anonymous said...

hi sir, do you have mobile# of the DENR personnel's?... many thnx

gideon said...

the DENR number is written already in the article. please read carefully before asking because the information you may be looking for is already there. yes it is updated.

Anonymous said...

yes Gideon is correct, updated yung mga numbers pero I tried several times until naka usap ko sila. Yung fax nasa Baguio pa raw yun so they will just get your name and some details. Those willing to go with us, txt me 9178554454 or garyq@yahoo.com. Mga 3-5 pax na lang we can take in. Thanks!

garyq

Anonymous said...

heads-up lang sa mga aakyat, tuyo po ang water source sa camp 2... sa akiki trail naman, ung sa may mossy forest lang ang watersource aside from eddet river...

Anonymous said...

will be climbing pulag via ambangeg trail on the 12th-14th.first time ko aakyat sa pulag! hope to see the awesome sunrise/sunset!

-carlo

Anonymous said...

april 17-18 po climb namin, 8 pax lang kami, need kasabay, pls. contact mark @ 09155322807, 09088825744, 09326788772- ambangeg-ambangeg trail po kami

Anonymous said...

Pulag Friendship Climb sa April 17-18 ng Pinoy Mountaineer... (isa ko sa magjojoin)
malamang makakasabay namin kayo sir...
-AlphaZionix-
(please visit http://pinoymtnr.proboards.com)

Anonymous said...

what's the recommended budget for 10 people for a Pulag climb? thanks!

Anonymous said...

3 ladies conquered mt pulag (march 6-7, 2010)
ganda, grabe...awesome views!
plan to go back there with mas madami kasama, and be well prepared...lam u n kung bakit mga sis,;)

Anonymous said...

sarado daw po ang mt. pulag ngayon until further notice daw po sabi ni Engr. berry sangao

Anonymous said...

hi gideon! pls confirm message posted. mt pulag closed until further notice. my family and friends are planning a trip on april 9,10,11. thank you.

Anonymous said...

would pulag be accessible then by april 1? may akyat kasi ang group namin. any update po? thanks!

Anonymous said...

sino po pwede maka merge sa transpo ung rent ng jeep po? 7 lang po kami. We're planning to climb Pulag on march 27&28 ambangeg trail po... thnx

Anonymous said...

my fiance and i together with his officemate, climbed mt.pulag last month, march 26-27.. since its our 1st time, we took the ambangeg trail.the easiest.. we walked from ambangeg to ranger station.the problem was, our companion are a bit old so our phasing was really poor.it took us 5hrs to get to the ranger station.. if only i knew that there's jeepney ride from baguio to the ranger station.. :-( anyways, kung may alam naman kayo na contact numbers ng mga jeep from baguio to ranger station, that would be a big help. i'm planning to climb mt.pulag again this may with my younger siblings and friends.. tnx!

Anonymous said...

sir, san ba nakaka download ng mt. pulag certificate? para pa sign n lang namin pag dating dun s denr. tnx

rein said...

hello everyone! I'm planning to get my luck in climbing mt. pulag...want to join me? anyone interested to join me may contact me in this number 09283479090...I'm a beginner and you may want to help me reach this MT.PULAG (sea of clouds) out...I'll be more than happy to meet you.thanks! I'm planning to climb on 1st week of May 2010..see you guys!

Anonymous said...

my fiancee and i were at mt pulag national park last march 16-17. we planned on doing an ambangeg-akiki trail but was advised sa denr office to do a roundtrip of ambangeg instead, dahil sa sunog. sulit pa rin naman.

first time po namin ito mag climb sa mt pulag (philippines for that matter), and we noticed na nagsanga-sanga ang trails sa ilang lugar. sana po is we "always stay on the trail" para hindi tuluyang masira ang kabundukan.

saka maliit lang ang kapasidad ng trails - hindi nito kaya ang 236 climbers in a day. pls see attached article - http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/regions/view/20100124-249201/DENR-seeks-curb-on-Mt-Pulag-treks

salamat sa pinoymountaineer.com!

- joel

Anonymous said...

@rein
Sir,pede ba sumabay sa pag-akyat mo solo ako or two kame ng ofism8 ko. anung petsa nga pala ng May ang plan mo sir and kanu budget natin sa climb na yan..beginners lang din po kme..
- +9715-66189509

Anonymous said...

hi. this might be a silly question, pero im just not sure what to expect at pulag kasi. ano mga food na dinadala nyo usually when you climb pulag? me and my friends cook ng bongga pag umaakyat. hehe. yun na ang reward namin sa aming mga sarili matapos manakit ang mga legs kakaakyat. pero i'm just thinking baka ibang case na ang pulag. baka dahil sa lamig eh di kami makapagluto ng mga tipo na sinigang dun (yes sinigang sa bundok we do that. hehe). so please enlighten me. and also sa mga damit na isusuot, i know dapat layers pero may specific ba? pwede ko ba isuot yun mga tshirts lang na ordinaryo tapos patong patong plus jacket? enough na ba yun? at ano kaya temp this summer sa pulag? 10 degrees? or less?

salamat fellow climbers :)

-J

Anonymous said...

sagot lng ako s question mo kc nkaakyat n ko s pulag kya my idea me kng no dpt gwin mo..s pgkain ms mgnda ung nilu2to mo n cnigang kc my sbaw sya pampainit s cold weather ng pulag..d nmn mlkas ang hangin dun kya kyang kya mgluto dun kya lng dpt kainin nyo agd kc mbilis lumamig..s clothing nmn..yup layers dpt pde tshirt tas sunod thermal jacket mga 4 n patong pde n..umakyat kmi s pulag nung dec umabot ng 6 deg..

prodigy..LMT

Anonymous said...

hi prodigy! thermal jacket, ito ba yun may liner sa loob na parang net?

how much na kaya ngayon yun rent sa jeep ni mang roger? anybody who knows. bukod dun sa mla-baguio fare and baguio-ranger station (ito na yun kay mang roger na jeep noh?) ano pa ba ibang gastos sa pulag - environmental fees kung meron man. porter how much?

salamat po.

-J

Anonymous said...

hello j, first time ko sa pulag last 3/16-3/17. malakas ang hangin nong andon kami, pero wala namang problema. just make sure na secured ang tent n'yo bago mag lights-out.

iba-iba tayo. most likes to cook kapag nasa bundok, pero i prefer to backpack light, so essential food/nutrients, water, coffee and some snack food habang naglalakad. if you like to cook, by all means. i cook kapag more than 2 nights ako sa backcountry.

sa clothing, bukod sa panlamig, importante na palaging tuyo ang damit mo. 'wag mong hayaang basang-basa ka ng pawis kahit na naglalakad ka. tama na mag-layer ka. we bring enough clothes para makaya namin ang lamig. it means we wear all the clothes sa gabi, if needed. pero not a lot of extras. pag patong patong ang damit mong tuyo - it'll make you warm. personally, i stay away from 100% cotton. bring a breathable waterproof light jacket and extra pair of socks, in case umanbon.

we paid 6k kay mang roger from baguio to the ranger station, then back to baguio. i might add na 2 lang kaming pasahero ni mang roger. pero as you read from the article above, the jeepney rental can go up to 9k. mas madami kayo - mas maliit ang share per head.

we paid 500 pesos sa isang guide for 1 night, via ambangeg trail. merong entrance fee na 100 pesos, camping fee na 50 pesos and green fee na 25 pesos. these fees are all for phil residence and per head. we didn't need a porter so we have no idea. bring some extra cash if you want to buy some 'i survived pulag' t-shirts.

i hope this helps.

--
joel *stay on the trail*

Anonymous said...

is it ok to use trekking sandals if we'll be climbing Mt. Pulag this summer? medyo low budget kc ako kaya di ko afford trekking shoes. pag rubber shoes naman, sira na yung akin..:)
thanks po sa magrereply..

-Anon

Anonymous said...

pulag kame ng april 25 ambangeg ambangeg trail! sana my makasabay kame sa taas!

Anonymous said...

joel. salamat sa reply malaking tulong :)

pag kaya ganitong summer anong temp sa summit?

@anon: di ko din sure. pero kung magtrekking sandals ka siguro, bring extra socks or wear yun makapal para di masakit sa paa sa trail? at protection na din sa lamig? just my thoughts, haven't been to pulag myself eh.

pwede din magtingin ka ng mga pictures ng mga umakyat ng pulag, tingnan mo kung may mga nakatrekking sandals sa kanila, :) minsan kasi ganun ginagawa ko pag gusto ko malaman what to wear in a specific place na pupuntahan ko. :) hehe.

-J

Anonymous said...

hehehe.. thanks a lot j..:)

-Anon

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info. we summitted last apr. 10, 2010. :)

another tip for all climbers: irregardless of the season, be prepared for rain. add the near-zero temperature and wind chill, it could be a recipe for disaster.

- james

Pebbles said...

we also summited this weekend, but on the 11th. additional tips--

(a) be over-prepared rather than under-prepared in terms of warm clothing. the lowest temperature we noted during the weekend was 9 degrees, although the DENR told us to expect even lower. i'd recommend fleece and light winter gear if you have them. bring something to keep your head, hands and feet warm. low temperatures plus wind can cause you real problems.

(b) even as you're prepared to layer on the warm clothing, also be prepared to peel them off. e.g., summitting at dawn, you usually start out with all your warm clothing on you, but, as you walk, you'll start to get warm and, if you don’t get rid of some of your layers, you might end up sweating in the cold. not a good idea. mahirap nang magpawis at matuyuan ng pawis pag malamig. you might end up catching a cold and getting sick.

(c) for those who want to bathe after getting down the mountain, we were told that you can do it either at the ranger station or at the denr office but, if you can wait a little longer, you can also do it in baguio. burnham park has showers with hot water, 50 pesos per shower. there’s no place to park your packs but, if you’re with a group, you can just take turns showering and those waiting their turn can hang out in the park, or in the restaurant just in front, and watch all the packs. the restaurant isn’t cheap cheap but the prices aren’t too bad. pancit bihon enough for three (and it's good pancit bihon) is 140 pesos.

let’s go, go, go and let's climb, climb, climb!

Anonymous said...

bat naman sobrang mahal ng singil ni mang roger.. ilang kilometers ba ung from city proper?

Anonymous said...

Mura na yan sir! Kami nga last Feb 27, 2010 umakyat kami ng Pulag via Ambangeg-Ambangeg Trail with Kawangis Mountaineer P 2,500 ang budget, 50+ persons kami tapos 3 jeep lang kami, ga-sino nalang yung sa almost 125K na budget, tapos walang breakdown na binibigay yung mga organizer ng Kawangis.

Anonymous said...

ble mgknu lhat lhat ang gastos???

Anonymous said...

^estimated budget namin 3k.pero magside trip kami nun ng baguio.

akyat na kami this Friday. takits mga tsong.

-J

Anonymous said...

mga sir pwede pa b maakyat ang pulagng mga bandang june???waiting for any reps

Anonymous said...

mga sir/mam ano po ba meaning ng traverse?

Anonymous said...

Sana maglabas ng breakdown yung organizer ng Kawangis. Hindi ba yun nahihiya sa mga sumama sa climb na ginawa nya. Parang pinagkakitaan nya lang yung climb na yun ha. Maawa ka naman sa mga sumama.

Anonymous said...

kung 50 na tao tapos 2500 per pax parang sobrang laki na yun kasi angh budget for 10 persons eh 1975 lang base sa computation ko... baka kasali na sa 2.5k yung food saka mga shirt at i.d saka syempre konti din para sa organizer kasi ganyan naman pag organized climb eh lagi may something para sa mga organizer peace guyz......

Anonymous said...

sarap ng feeling, 1st time sa pulag sarap ng experience...

makoy

Anonymous said...

hello 1st time po sana namin umakyak ngaun sa pulag..june 12-13 2010 kmi panik..ok pb dun ng ganun date?and san ba nkakadownload ng certificate para papirmahan nlng namin pag pababa na kmi..salamat po.. albertuz2003

Anonymous said...

Mga Sir at maam,

Ilan ba max na pde sa jeep going to ranger? Thanks

mye said...

hello! sino po ang mga aakyat sa inyo sa oct 13-14? via ambangeg-ambangeg trail po kami. naghahanap po kami ng makakasabay kasi 4 lang po kami para mejo makamura sa rental ng jeep. text nio lang po ako 09194828831.

Anonymous said...

hi mye:

we are a group from cebu, schedule namin would be on oct 10-11. and mga around 5-6 lang din kami. if you can adjust we the scheds, pwede sabay tayo... i will txt you nalang if interested kayo.

mye said...

@ sir gid:

totoo po ba un nabalitaan ko na may kaguluhan po sa pulag? d daw po safe umakyat kasi may 2 pamilya daw na nagaaway and may isasalvage daw dapat kaso nakatakas lang? paakyat po kasi kami this oct e.. thanks po..

gideon said...

it is perfectly safe to climb pulag. i just received this assurance this morning from ma'am mereng. she says rumors to the contrary may be spread by the same people who put mang roger down.

Anonymous said...

Guys may mga clarification and some questions po ako, hope u could help me,di ko kac masyado maintindihan, kac nag iiba ung mga facts na nababasa ko. i'l be climbing Mt Pulag this Sept 18-19, 2010.

SOLO CLIMB lang po.


These are my questions?

1. ano po ba yong sasakyan ko since magsosolo lang po ako.

a) from Baguio City to PAO(Ambangeg)? ----
b) from Ambangeg(PAO) to Ranger Station(Babadak)? -----


2. a) may mga time sched po ba yung transport vehicles from Baguio city to Ambangeg(PAO)? ----
b) how about from Ambangeg(PAO) to Ranger Station(Babadak)? -----


3. a)how far is the distance between PAO and Ranger Station?
b)mga ilang oras ba kung lakarin? pero kung may masasakyan lang din naman, sasakay na lang ako to save time and energy.


4. a) how much is the guide fee or porter fee at the present? ----
b) where to acquire? ----
c) pwede bang porter lang isasama ko and im sure he will guide me na? ----


6. Since galing pa po akong Gensan, may mga gamit kac ako na di ko muna kailangan dalhin sa taas, is it ok to leave it at PAO muna or at Ranger Station and kunin ko na lang pagkababa. just like my extra clothings, chargers, and etc.


7. may kainan/carenderia/food store po ba sa PAO or Ranger station for my lunch on 1st day and 2nd day?


Salamat po.

-JP Pineda
09162666301
jpdp@ymail.com
WWW.DOLEFILMOUNTAINEERS.MULTIPLY.COM

Anonymous said...

Mga sir,
Tanong lang po kung may IT po kayo ng Ambangeg-Akiki, kasi as per comment sa blog puro Akiki-Ambangeg ang IT nila......
Gracias,
Topher of Black Bihon

Anonymous said...

my year end climb po an group nmin sa mt pulag via akiki-ambangeg trail. sa dec 26-30. 1.5k po climb fee from baguio.

Anonymous said...

Sir anonymous,
Plan din po kasi year end climb 27 to 29 DEC, Ambangeg-Akiki po trail namin pwede po ba malaman contact no. nyo?

Black Bihon

Anonymous said...

hi mye we are from cebu & planning to climb pulag this oct 10-11..if you woudn't mind to change your sched so that we can climb together..what do you think?il be texting you...bunzy here..

ian said...

Hi po!
How is the weather in Mt Pulag? Were planning to hike on Oct 5, are the roads passable? Thanks

Ian
Iankremlin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

just did a solo climb in Mt Pulag(Sept 18-19,2010), and it was great. the weather was perfect.

in order for you to reach Protected Area Office alone from Baguio City, sasakay lang po kayo ng N-Aliner Bus going to Kabayan for only 90 pesos. 10am and once a day lang po sila bumabiyahe and it’s a 3 hours travel. Baba kayo at Ambangeg . pagnakakababa na kayo, lalakarin niyo na lang papuntang PAO dahil malapit lang po un. mga 300 meters away ata..

and for you to reach Ranger Station from PAO, sasakay na naman kayo ng "Habal Habal" 200 pesos. Medyo nakakatakot and 45 minutes po ung travel. dapat kunin mo number niya para tatawagan mo siya the next day to fetch you from Ranger to PAO.
i reached the ranger station at 4pm then nagsimula kaagad magtrek after securing guide for 500 pesos. 6pm na nung nakarating ako sa camp 2. and then continue na naman next day 5am and reached the peak at 6:30am. Guide already have their own food and shelter sa campsite.
Yung pabalik naman ng baguio, at 1pm lang po dumadaan ung bus na galing pang Kabayan so dapat na sa Ambangeg Waiting Area ka na para makaabot dahil once lang po daw yun dumadaan.

ung trail(Ambangeg) naman ng Mt Pulag ay ok naman and sobrang dali lang po based lang po sa akin, pero depende pa rin po yun sa umaakyat. During my climb nasa 10 degrees po ung temperature at Camp 2.

The best po Mt Pulag...


-JP Pineda
09162666301
jpdp@ymail.com
WWW.DOLEFILMOUNTAINEERS.MULTIPLY.COM

Anonymous said...

To anonymous who posted the comment below.

anonymous said...
"Mura na yan sir! Kami nga last Feb 27, 2010 umakyat kami ng Pulag via Ambangeg-Ambangeg Trail with Kawangis Mountaineer P 2,500 ang budget, 50+ persons kami tapos 3 jeep lang kami, ga-sino nalang yung sa almost 125K na budget, tapos walang breakdown na binibigay yung mga organizer ng Kawangis."
April 16, 2010 8:42 PM

"Sana maglabas ng breakdown yung organizer ng Kawangis. Hindi ba yun nahihiya sa mga sumama sa climb na ginawa nya. Parang pinagkakitaan nya lang yung climb na yun ha. Maawa ka naman sa mga sumama."
May 24, 2010 3:29 PM

Sorry mga sirs kung medyo late post.

With all due respect sir/ma'am, magpakilala ka muna bago ka mgpost ng kung ano dito. Una 49 lahat ng participants, pangalawa umattend ka ba ng pre-climb meeting kasi kung oo, why you did not contest the budget that time kung may issue ka sa budget? There are participants who asked me "na pwede ba ganito lang ibayad ko, kasi ito lang kaya ko", so for your info not all the participants payed 2500 at exact except for the Organizers(3) and assistants(2)(budget is covered from participants payment). And PLEASE TAKE NOTE: it is a VOLUNTARY climb so meaning walang pinilit sa inyo na sumama.

Kawangis Organizers
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Sir gid, good day! ung number po ba na kontak sa jip e may gumagamit pa? sino na po ang pwede makontak para sa jip galing baguio papunta ng amba? thanks !

Anonymous said...

hi!!!bunzy here from cebu.just got back from mt. pulag..the weather was very great indeed..thank GOD!!we were all 9..with our guide named elorde but we insisted to call him flash..thanks to you..we stayed in camp 2 since it is near the water source..3hrs trek from the ranger station..after eating dinner at 6pm directly slept because it was really cold..woke up at 3:47am..at 4 we started to trek & approximately 5:40+ we reached the summit...it was really amazing...thanks JP for the info...

Anonymous said...

Good day pinoy mountaineers..ask ko lng po kung merong small group na mag Mt. Pulag climb ambangeg-ambangeg oct 31 2010 makikisabay po sana group namin 9pax..para medyo makamura sa jeep from baguio to ambangeg...thnx po good day!!


Pls. Contact
Winson 09323349430
(Limang Elemento Mountaineers)

melo sanchez said...

Luzon321 (timbak, tabayoc, pulag)
When: oct25-29.
Budget: 2.5k - 3k

anyone interested to join us pls contact me (09272037772) or sir daryl (091764345800, sir janel (09173812567)

-melo sanchez
mountain quest pilipinas

Anonymous said...

sir gid, update lng po kng meron ng group na nkpgclimb sa pulag or ugu after the typhoon juan..

Anonymous said...

Good day po... tanong ko lang po kng meron aakyat ng pulag (Ambangeg)ng oct 31.. bka po pwede sabay ung group nmen 7 pax... para mkmura s jeep.. thnx

Pls. Contact
Winson 09323349430
(Limang Elemento Mountaineers)

Jun Hernandez said...

Will be there next summer! Alright!

Anonymous said...

any small groups na akyat ng pulag this 20-21 Nov 2010...may contact na akong jeep need na lng ng additional pax para makatipid....kung sino interested pls txt me at 09161258663

salamt sa site!

Anonymous said...

anyone who wants to join?

Mt. Pulag Ambangeg-Ambangeg (dec.27-29)
Mt. Pulag Akiki-Ambangeg (dec. 26-29)

Txt na lang po 0916.7349930

Jackie
DAYO Outdoor Group

bumburo said...

may akyat ba ng pulag nov 20-21.. pasabay naman... lima lang kasi kami..mga newbies..hehe.. thanks

Anonymous said...

good day! were planning to scale mt. pulag by february 2011 via ambangeg trail at naghahanap po kami ng masasamahan dahil puro kami first timer tnx.

melo sanchez said...

Luzon 321 2nd Set

Budget
P3500 participants from manila
P2500 participants from north ( ilocos/baguio)
...
Mt. Timbak - Top 9 in the Philippines, Top 3 in Luzon
Mt. Tabayoc - Top 5 in the Philippines, Top 2 in Luzon
Mt. Pulag via Tawangan-Ambangeg trail - Top 3 in the Philippines, Top 1 in Luzon

Side Trip:
Halsema Highway Highest Point
Timbak Cave (mummies burial cave)
Tenongchol Cave (mummies burial cave)
Lake Tabeo (base camp for tabeyoc)
Lake Ambulalakao (the cleanest lake in philippines)


Payment Option:
*half of payment will be collected on or before preclimb, the other half will be collected on Dec 17...

1. Pay on Preclimb meeting.
2. Deposit under Carmelo N. Sanchez BDO Accnt # 4710187846 (any BDO Branch).inform me immediately if payment has been made, and present deposit slip on the activity date.

*half of payment will be collected/deposited on or before preclimb, the other half will be collected on Dec 17...
Package = P3500

NOTE :
Payments are non-refundable, but transferable

Package Inclusion:
Transportation: Pasay-Baguio-Pasay
Baguio-Timbak
Kabayan Barrrio-Ballay-Lake Tabeo
Lake Tabeo - Tawangan (optional)
Babadak Ranger - Baguio
Reg fee (Tabeyoc/Pulag)
Camping fee
Guide Fee (/Tabayoc/ Lake Tabeo to tawangan/ Pulag via tawangan trail)
Event Tshirt and ID
Dinner @ Tawangan
COOP rental @ tawangan

for more info pls contact
Melo Sanchez
09272037772
melo.sanchez@inbox.com

boy hanap, cdum said...

i did ambaguio to ambangeg route twice and it was very satisfying! always a challenge but a great experience and well worth it!

lagataw said...

My first attempt of Luzon 3-2-1 was back in 2006 (barely 2 years into my hiking 'career')link @ http://adonisextreme.multiply.com/photos/album/42 That was a bold attempt (for a newbie) to plan a three-peak, 2-man journey which I still hadn't known was a highly coveted feat amongst local mountaineers. Well...who wouldn't be daring if you were doing it with one of the boldest adventurers you had known? The mission was not accomplished owing to my sprained knee. (Downhill Timbak trek was new to my legs...or it's the other way around). Me and my buddy called the thing off when I strained in pain while exploring the four lakes surrounding Mt Tabayoc.
Sixteen months later (Apr 2008), I took on the challenge again with two of my best climb buddies. It took us six days and five nights to complete the journey with virtually just the most basic of necessities in climbing a mountain (2.5k manila-manila). We took the KM55 entry to Timbak then descended to the river-valley of Kabayan Barrio...hitched a ride to Ballay (the jumpoff to Tabayoc)...scaled Tabayoc in 5 hours (U-D)...took the bus back to the trailhead of the Akiki trail in Kabayan..and the following day, witnessed the most beautiful sunrise scenery I've ever seen (link @ http://adonisextreme.multiply.com/photos/album/67/LUZON_3-2-1...sa_wakas).
Luzon 3-2-1 will always be my greatest accomplishment as a hiker. And it is good to know that some people are taking the initiative to share the beauty of nature to others. I am delighted to know that the cost of the above arranged expedition is not that high! I hope you enjoy this adventure!
I'm starting to get bored with climbing mountains alone. This time I want to share it with those who want to see the beauty of nature before it's gone. I will be revisiting the mountains I've climbed and I'm planning to organize some major climbs to newbies. I hate exorbitant fees that's why I never joined any organized climbs. I took on my journeys on my own. So NO FEES will be collected. You will be holding your money all throughout the journey. I'll just lay down the breakdown of expenses so you can make your estimate.
The climbs will be of different natures. It could be really 'petix' (but lengthy and costly) or it could be the hardcore Blitzkreig type (quick and light on the budget).
A friend of mine has just requested that I organize an Akiki-Ambangeg Pulag exped for his workmates (who are no hikers themselves) sometime in late January 2011. There's seven o them. I'll be inviting three more from my circle. I might be admitting four or five more strangers. The only benefit I get out of this is for my expenses to get paid for and the sweet thought that I will have shared a wonderful experience to others.
0920 252 2176
adonis_domino.lloren@up.edu.ph

choconagatas said...

Sir/ Ma'am. May I ask for an estimated budget for a regular jeepney ride (or a chartered one) from Baguio to Ambangeg area. We're about 20persons deep at the moment. Thx

Anonymous said...

sir/mam, may climb po kami ng dec 10-12, ambangeg trail. pwede po kami maki sabay? 7 pax po kami

thanks and more power

HOOK outdoors group
nilaldin@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

may new year pulag climb po ba? i want to join to see the sunrise ng new yr 2011.. saya cguro nun.. tnx .. king_starbag@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

mga ma'am/sir, may aakyat po ba ngayong dec. 27-29 sa pulag? sabay sana kami wer from bicol bali 3 palang kami na sure na aakyat via ambangeg po kami kong my aakyat po sabay sana kami para makatipid sa bayad sa jeep, or kong my gusto sumabay samin plz. txt me to this # smart= 09128864532 or globe= 09279506005. maraming salamat:-)

Anonymous said...

to anonymous poser
To anonymous who posted the comment below.

anonymous said...
"Mura na yan sir! Kami nga last Feb 27, 2010 umakyat kami ng Pulag via Ambangeg-Ambangeg Trail with Kawangis Mountaineer P 2,500 ang budget, 50+ persons kami tapos 3 jeep lang kami, ga-sino nalang yung sa almost 125K na budget, tapos walang breakdown na binibigay yung mga organizer ng Kawangis."
April 16, 2010 8:42 PM

"Sana maglabas ng breakdown yung organizer ng Kawangis. Hindi ba yun nahihiya sa mga sumama sa climb na ginawa nya. Parang pinagkakitaan nya lang yung climb na yun ha. Maawa ka naman sa mga sumama."
May 24, 2010 3:29 PM

Sorry mga sirs kung medyo late post.

With all due respect sir/ma'am, magpakilala ka muna bago ka mgpost ng kung ano dito. Una 49 lahat ng participants, pangalawa umattend ka ba ng pre-climb meeting kasi kung oo, why you did not contest the budget that time kung may issue ka sa budget? There are participants who asked me "na pwede ba ganito lang ibayad ko, kasi ito lang kaya ko", so for your info not all the participants payed 2500 at exact except for the Organizers(3) and assistants(2)(budget is covered from participants payment). And PLEASE TAKE NOTE: it is a VOLUNTARY climb so meaning walang pinilit sa inyo na sumama.

Kawangis Organizers
Cheers!


Hi sensya na kung nangengealam ako Im not involved pero parang nangyari na to sa grupo ko in the 1st place dapat talaga pag may ambagan eh may break down ka kasi hindi biro ung perang hahawakan mo and may karapatan yung mga sumama para malaman kung saan at kung sinu-sino ang nagbayad kahit pa sabihin na 2.5K each or 1K each yun.. sensya na po sa kawangis ganyan na ganyan kasi ang na experience namin, and nasira ang grupo dahil dun.... sana maayos nyu yan ... let it be a lesson for those na magoorganize and makikisama... peace Bosss!!!

Anonymous said...

HOOK OUTDOORS GROUP>>TEXT MO AKO'USAP TAYO RE:PULAG CLIMB 09289988275

LAGATAW said...

This is what you get when you join ORGANIZED CRIME, este, climbs. That's the reason why I rarely, if ever, join organized climbs. Antique, Iloilo and some Mindanao organizers are good. You won't get screwed when you join their organized climbs (which most of the time are open climbs). Plus their mountains are AMAZING. But if you don't have enough dough to head to the south and are left with no other choice but Luzon mountains, then you gotta be careful in choosing which group you're joining. Avoid those BIG, ESTABLISHED, NAMED, mountaineering groups. But if you just want to BE IDENTIFIED with them, do as you may!
As to the apparent irregularities in ORGANIZED CRIMEBS, I don't want to blame the organizers because the participants assented to the agreed-upon fees or charges. There was a pre-climb and you should have raised your concerns there. Hindi rin kasalanan ng participants (lalo na yung mga first timers) kasi wala naman talaga silang alam kung magkano ang ideal na budget sa pag-akyat sa Pulag or whichever mountain it is.
ETO LANG SIGURO ANG MASASABI KO:
1. Kung may dapat mang sisihin, isa lang yun: yun ang LACK OF INFORMATION. Pero pasalamat na tayo na may site na ganito where valuable information is shared.
2. Mali din naman ata ang pagsasamantala sa kawalan ng impormasyon ng mga makikilahok na baguhan. At least give them a breakdwon of expenses and a justified reason for where the excess money should go.
3. Hindi biro ang mag-organize ng expedition. Sa organizers nakasalalay ang safety at enjoyment ng mga participants. Planning and logistics are no joke. Ano gusto niyo ibalik sa organizers? Simpleng TY?
4. Hindi lahat ng organizers nangingikil! may mangilan-ngilan pa ring natitira jan na ang hangad lang ay ibahagi ang kagandahan ng kalikasan at ang kasiyahan sa paglalakbay sa mga taong hindi pa nakakaranas nito!
Scroll a few notches up and you'll know who I'm talking about!
And that was at the risk of sounding self-righteous! But try me, you'll see!

Peace y'all!

Start Exploring!

LAGATAW

Anonymous said...

In my opinion, wala nga namang pumipilit sa inyong sumama sa mga organized climbs. If ever na binigyan ka ng presyo ng climb, responsibilidad mo as participant na alamin ang normal na gastos. Nagbayad ka ng CLIMB FEE, understood na agree ka sa binigay na package inclusions and wala ka ng kwekwestyunin unless hindi maibigay yung ipinangako dun sa package na napagkasunduan nyo. Ika nga, caveat emptor.

If guest ka lang at alam mong organized climb ang sinamahan mo, wala kang karapatang magexpect ng sukli. If member ka ng group at regular group climb lang yan, more or less pitch in pitch in yan then dun ka lang dapat manghingi ng breakdown.

FYI: Iba ang AMBAGAN (hati-hati sa gastos, kadalasan pay as incurred) at CLIMB FEE (fixed amount na binabayaran, yung sobra is either for a cause or for organizer's fee). Keep that in mind next time you join a group climb.

BPS

Anonymous said...

practice na talaga sa mga organized climbs na hindi nman organisado yung sumingil ng higit sa gastos. wala kayong karapatan na magtanong dahil sabit lang kayo.ang lesson dito e magsarili kayo ng akyat napakadali lang naman gawin e.sa era ng mga mountaineering ngayon wala ng mga climb na hindi pinagkakakitaan ..

jr said...

mga kuya wak na kyo away akyat na lang ng akyat kung ayaw sumama sa mga organized climb eh di climb solo diba or organize your own climb mahirap din mag research dami ng info sa net pero syempre iba pa rin kung may organizers na kasama na madami nang experience.... peace guyz

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir Gid,
The only contact person I know is Sir Roger, I heard na yung anak ang nagtuloy ng business ng transpo going ranger..is that true? Climb kasi namin sa jan7-9 2011 and I wana make sure na safe padin pumunta dun considering the rumors na nagkakagulo dun..baka madamay yung group ko pag yung anak ni kuya roger contakin ko sa jeep.. or do you have any other number na pede ko contakin about sa jeep..Thanks. More power.
-PITAD

Anonymous said...

Hello po,

My friends and I are planning to climb Mt. Pulag on Dec 21-22, un nga lang we're only five. just want to ask sino gusto makisabay or kung pwede kami makisabay sa jeep lang..we don't want to join organized climbs since we're all from Baguio. text me 09158717081 thanks

art soriano said...

Good day!!

FYI, Mang Roger's jeep is now being driven by his brother, Mang Charlie. For those who need transportation going up ambangeg, you may contact Mang Charlie at 09289353684.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

sir hihingi lng po sana ako ng IT ng 3-2-1

lagataw said...

anon:
There are a lot of versions of Luzon 321 IT. They differ mostly in your take on Mt Pulag. The climb size is another factor. Sir Melo's IT takes only 3 days and 2 nights (or 4d3n at the max). Dayhiking Mt Timbak, they set their 1st night camp at the foot of Tabayoc. The second (or and) third night/s is at any of the campsites of Mt Pulag (with Tawangan entry). But this is the Blitzkrieg type and requires a climb size that can support the rental of vehicles. The budget (Manila-Manila) is roughly 3.5k (if you reach a climb size that is around 20pax). My version takes 6 days and 6 nights. 3pax, hitch, 2.5k(mla-mla), Akiki (entry to pulag) and a bloody "walkathon" from Mt Pulag summit to the DENR office.
For details:
e-mail me at adonis_domino.lloren@up.edu.ph
or reach me at 0920 252 2176

Start Exploring
LAGATAW

Anonymous said...

Anon:
Try this site LUZON 3-2-1 "real time IT". Timbak-Tabayoc-Pulag (Tawangan, via 3 lakes). No hired jeepneys --> http://d3wdr0ps.multiply.com/photos/album/9/LUZON_3-2-1_Hiking_The_Cordilleras_Three_Highest_Mountains.


Burog. --badlefthookteam--

lagataw said...

Yep...check out that site http://d3wdr0ps.multiply.com/photos/album/9/LUZON_3-2-1_Hiking_The_Cordilleras_Three_Highest_Mountains.

It's the best Luzon 3-2-1 I've known (that caters to the low-budget, low-impact, low-time traveler). But if you're looking for the petix type (at maramihan kayo), go for sir melo's IT...or better yet, go with his team!

art soriano said...

another one of my trusted pulag jeepney drivers, Billy Tacio. You can contact him at 09099961669.

thanks!

Anonymous said...

gangdang umaga,, ask ko lang po kung magkano yung possible budget kung 10 persons lang kaming akyat ng pulag ambangeg trail? anu-ano po ang choice namin para maka-mura lalo na sa transportation papuntang ambangeg. sana po matulungan nyo kami.maraming salamat po

datkilab...

Anonymous said...

we're going to mt pulag on january 8-9 via ambangeg trail, baka may gusto sumamasa inyo.. contact me 09052688275 confirm on or before dec30

thanks

bitoks said...

maam/sir, may akyat po ba sa inyo ng jan 17-19, 2011 Mt. Pulag, amba-amba lng. kng may gsto po sumama sa nasabing date. just txt me 09177600037. tnx

Anonymous said...

any individuals/groups climbing pulag via ambangeg-ambangeg this coming Jan. 29,2011? bka pdeng sumabit at ng makatipid.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous

try mo po makiusap dito.
anniv climb ng group namin..
pwede guest diyan..
post kalang po sa forums.


-ralph

Anonymous said...

sir ralph, thanks for accomodating my post.
sure kami ng wife ko na aakyat ng pulag on jan. 29. undecided pa ung 1 ksama nmin. makiki-ambag kmi pra sa jeep transpo. late in the day na kasi kung mag co-commute by bus p puntang ambangeg. will appreciate it very much kung ma a-accomodate ng group ninyo kami.

-brian

Anonymous said...

sir brian,

cenxa di ko naipost ang link..
eto na http://www.emsph.org/phpwsbb/view/topic/id/41

post kalang dito at try mong makiusap na sumabay..
di ako makakasama sa climb nayan kaya itry nyo po kausapin yung lead nila sa ambangeg..name "xander",

goodluck po..mababait mga yan..im sure papayag yan

Anonymous said...

Good day,

We are organizing a climb @ Mt. Pulag (akiki - ambangeg) this coming March 4 - 6. You can contact me @ 09228624639 if you're interested to join us.

Thank you.

Ron Timoteo said...

Good Day,

Our mountaineering group named RUROK will be climbing the majestic Mt. Pulag this coming January 21-24, 2011. Sir Gideon, may you also please include us on the List under NCR. Our group was formed since year 2009 and wi've been through various climbs. For those who want to join us you can contact us at 09173822298. Thanks...

Anonymous said...

mam, sir i am glad to inform you that our group is having a climb at mt. pulag (angbangeg trail on Jan 28-30 2011. ATD 8pm Jan 28 at victory liner Pasay. we are glad to invite everyone to join to our climb. mang Billy Tacio is our contact as a driver going to DENR. na kapag pre-climb na rin po ang grupo and give a 1K down payment as for bus payment 460 php. and for the rental fee of the jeep 8k for 15 person. 534php per person. 1k/10person as a guide fee and 150++php registration fee sa DNR. dyan palang po macocompute nyo na po kung mag kano po talaga ang gagastosin nyo. you can bring your own food ok lang po saamin sabay sabay naman po tayong kakain at mag sosocial. may shirt po kami pero may logo ng grupo namin kaya di ko na po iaalok sa inyo hehehe pero kung gusto nyo rin po we are open na igawa kayo ng T-shirt. yung money nyo po ay hawak nyo ang kailangan lang po namin ay yung 1k na pang book sa victory liner at yung bayad sa jeep po. maaari nyo po akong tawagan sa no. ko (09166148535.
paalala lang po sa lahat ng climber na gustong sumama sa mga organize climb na maging maingat at wag kalimutang magtanong ng mga information tunkol sa climb. para sa bandang huli ay hindi mag sisi sa bandang huli at hindi mang hinayang sa inyong binayad. more power po sa pinoy mountaineer. maraming salamat po.

Arnel of (Timog Lahi)

Anonymous said...

hi,
im ready to go up Mt.Pulag on the 25 of Feb.. isn't raining during this time?
no one of my friends have the spirit to climb,I am willing to go up alone though, and I want it "DIY". any advice/ suggestion for a novice like me..

my appreciation in advance :-)

Anonymous said...

hi there fellow climbers! We just got back from our Pulag Ambangeg-ambangeg trip and we were blessed with a beautiful and lovely weather. If some of you are looking for a chartered jeep going to ambangeg, I would highly recommend Mam Gina Epe (09198169234) She was also recommended to us by the DENR People in Kabayan. 8k ung rate nila for a Monster Jeep that has a sitting capacity of 16 people. chaou!

Mark Fritz

Kurt Cruz said...

Sino po ang pwede naming makisabay sa jeep papuntang Mt. Pulag? Plano po naming akyatin ang Pulag on Feb 13-14 2011 (Ambangeg-Ambangeg). Apat lang po kasi kami. Salamat :) Pakitext na lang po ako 09176254639. :)

Kurt Cruz said...

or paki-email na lang po ako sa krvc03@yahoo.com

(naghahanap ng kasabay sa jeep going to pulag on feb13-14 2011:) ambangeg-ambangeg po. thank you!)

seph said...

Kurt aakyat din mga tropa ko ng Mt.Pulag sa Feb 19-21 Akiki-Ambangeg trail mga 8 kami lahat...join ka na lng samin....hehehehe

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