Province Exit point: Batad Junction, Banaue, Ifugao LLA: 17.0123N, 121.1297E, 2702 MASL (#10)Days required / Hours to summit: 3-4 days / 5-7 hours Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 8/9, Trail class 1-3 BACKGROUNDMt. Of the three, it is considered the most challenging, taking the hike from the mountainous town of Barlig, Mountain Province to the summit of Amuyao, then off to a lengthy but well-maintained trail to the scenic villages of Pat-yay and Cambulo and finally to Batad, home of the amphitheatre-like rice terraces that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amuyao summit (5-6 hours; 4.1 km SE): Evenly steep, but the trails are comfortable and reasonably wide.Amuyao is the country’s 10th highest mountain and an important physical and cultural landmark in Mountain Province. The entire trip takes 3-4 days – a real challenge – but the cultural and natural wonders seen in the trek make it a worthwhile expedition. There are no thorny plants or noxious fauna or flora, so youwould only have to prepare for the cold.Porters also available with the same rate and can carry up to 25 kgs. From Max: “Mt Pack is named after Governor William Pack, who was the governor of the Benguet province in 1901. Purgatory was coined by an American logging supervisor named Durham Hale Bennet of Benguet Consolidated as he encountered difficulty in the area prompting him to coin it as “being in Purgatory.” In terms of mountains climbed, Pinoy Mountaineer recognizes two separate mountains within the Purgatory traverse: Mt.
Highlights include the pine forests up from Barlig, the summit views of Mts. The trail would only be hazardous when muddy – it gets slippery when wet so it’s preferrable to climb Amuyao during the dry half of the year (November-early May) even as one still has to possibility of rain.
Pulag, Napulauan, and even the Kalinga mountains north, the enchanting flora on the traverse trail, and of course, the villages. Since the trails are very friendly, night trekking is a possibility to make sure you reach the bunkhouses at the summit on Day 1.
Nestled between two of the major Cordillera mountains – Mt. Ugo – are the lesser-known but very beautiful peaks of Bokod, Benguet.
In the past year, the municipality of Bokod with various hikers joined together to establish a trail going through these peaks, forming what is now called the ‘Mt. This article is based on my hike up the mountain from December 28-29, 2012.
Take chartered jeepney to Bokod 0700 Breakfast along the way 0900 Arrival in Bokod / Registration / Orientationn 1000 Start trekking 1200 Lunch along the way 1400 Arrival at Mt. Purgatory; set up camp 1800 Dinner at campsite; socials Day 2 0600 Wake-up call 0700 Breakfast / Break camp 0830 Resume trek 530 Wake-up call 0630 Breakfast / Break camp 0700 Resume trek 0800 Arrival at Mt.
Komkompol 0900 Start descent 1200 Arrival at Pethal / Agno River. Ekip* 1400 Exit Bokod, Benguet 1700 ETA Baguio City. 2000 Head back to Manila 0400 ETA Manila *Note: Depending on the season, weather conditions, and the type of jeepney that you have arranged, it is sometimes possible for the jeepney to drive through the 4-km.rough road and thus expedite your trip by an hour or so. MAKILING TRAVERSE ENTRY Public Public (1) Bus, Cubao or Pasay to Baguio City [P460, 6-7 hours] (2) Rented jeep or van to trailhead [P6500 for up to 15 persons or P3500 for 7-9 persons, 2.5-3] or public bus from Baguio to N.Vizcaya via Ambuklao [~P110/person, 3-4 hours] Private: NLEXAt the Municipal Hall.Past Bakian, the alternation of pine and mossy forests continue, and in the former, clearings and viewpoints offer the opportunity to glimpse at some of Benguet’s prominent peaks: Mt. Purgatory Traverse is a highly-recommended trek in Benguet, and paves the way for possible, future long distance connection to and from Ugo and Pulag.ITINERARIES TWO-DAY PURGATORY TRAVERSE Day 0 2200 Take bus to Baguio City Day 1 0400 ETA Baguio City.Midway is cemented shed with a nearby water source.