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2nd highest mountain in the Philippines
Mt. Pulag is considered the 2nd highest mountain in the Philippines, next to Mt. Apo of Mindanao with only a few meters difference. It is considered as one of the most beautiful National Parks in the Cordillera Area. Mt. Pulag is
typically different from the rainforest mountains in the Philippines because of its open area (no trees mountain). It also has its distinct characteristics of changing color on different occasions and season. During the dry season, Mt. Pulag is brown similar to the chocolate Hills of Bohol. During the Rainy Monsoon season, it will vary
from light green to rich dark green rolling plains, almost similar to a well maintained golf course. Local People believed that is was, and is a play ground of the gods.
How to get there
The trip to Pulag usually starts from the 8-hour bus trip from Manila to Baguio.
This can be best done overnight so that you can rest throughout the entire trip.
The bus that leaves Manila by 10-12 PM is the best trip to take.
Arrange your transportation by hiring a jeepney parked along the Caltex station near
Burnham park and Session road or by taking the Norton buses
(Northern Transit Terminal Station at the top of Magsaysay Avenue) bound for Kabayan Benguet.
There are three established trail for Mt. Pulag namely the
Ambangeg (Babadac), Ellet (Eddet) and Kabayan (Akiki or Killer Trail).
Another trail goes directly to
Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya which is known as the Lusod trail.
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Note: Because of the absence of trees on its summit, some people refer to Mt. Pulag as the Bald Mountain.
By: EPPGarcia 2002