Mt. Pulag Akiki-Ambangeg Traverse 3D2N Itinerary

Day 0 – Travel to Baguio

  • 9:45pm – ETA Victory Liner (Bus) Terminal in Sampaloc, Manila City
  • Wait for climbing group to arrive
  • 11:45pm – ETD Sampaloc, Manila. Manila to Baguio via Victory Liner Bus (6 hours) – P440

Day 1 – Akiki Trail Day 1

  • 6:00am – ETA Victory Liner Terminal Baguio.
  • 6:15am – ETD Baguio. Chartered Jeepney ride from Baguio City to Badabak, Benguet (2 hours and 45 minutes)
  • 8:45am – ETA Mt. Pulag Ranger Station in Badabak, Benguet
  • Mt. Pulag National Park visitor briefing
  • 9:25am – Jeepney Ride to Akiki Trail jump-off point in Akiki, Kabayan, Benguet (2 hours)
  • 11:20am – ETA Akiki trail jump-off point
  • Packed lunch at the jump-off point
  • 12:30pm – ETD Akiki jump-off point. Start Akiki trail hike
  • 2:15pm – ETA Eddet River
  • 2:30pm – ETD Eddet River. Continue hike to Marlboro Hills campsite
  • 6:00pm – ETA Marlboro Hills campsite
    • Set-up Camp

Day 2

  • 6:30am – Wake-up. Breakfast. Break Camp
  • 8:45am – ETD Marlboro Hills. Continue hike to Camp 3 (near Mt. Pulag Summit)
  • 9:30am – ETA Mossy Forest
  • 10:20am – ETA a meadow (just before the Grasslands). Water stop.
  • Rained heavily while at the Grasslands. Had to wear rain coats / poncho.
  • 1:00am – ETA Camp 3
  • Set-up  Camp
  • Late Lunch
  • It was still raining,very cloudy, and there was no clear view at the summit. Cancelled the sunset trek.
  • Dinner inside the tent because it was very cold and wet outside
  • Try to sleep in a flooded tent

Day 3

  • 6:00am – Wake-up. Break Camp. Breakfast
  • 9:00am – ETD Camp 3. Continue Hike to Summit
  • 9:34am – ETA Mt. Pulag Summit
  • 10:40am – ETD Mt. Pulag Summit. Start descent via Ambangeg Trail
  • 11:20am – ETA Mossy Forest
  • 1:15pm – Exited Mossy Forest. Continue Hike to  Ambangeg jump-off point
  • 3:00pm – ETA Ambangeg jump-off point
  • Jeepney ride to Mt. Pulag Ranger Station to “log off / sign out”
    • 5:15pm – Quick Stopover at Ambuklao Dam Viewdeck
  • Contribution for Mt. Pulag DIY Expenses – P2,600 per person (group of 9). Includes contribution for roundtrip jeepney charters, (5) camp meals, (1) trek guide, (2) porters.
  • 6:30pm – ETA Baguio City. Drop-off at Victory Liner Terminal
  • Taxi ride to Sta. Teresita Inn (Ben Palispis Road, Baguio City)
  • Check-in at Sta. Teresita Inn
    • Fan room with two double beds and two-deck bunk bed – P500 per night (not sure if it was discounted because I was alone)
  • Taxi ride to Session Road
  • Dinner at Sizzling Grill Steakhouse
    • Porterhouse Steak, Double Pork Chop, 5 pcs. Pork Barbeque – P130 per person share (group of 6 persons)
  • 10:45pm – ETA Sta. Teresita Inn

Expenses Summary

  • Manila to Baguio via Victory Liner Bus – p440
  • Mt. Pulag Trek Contribution – P2,600 per person (group of 9 persons)
  • Overnight at Sta. Teresita Inn  (Ben Palispis Road, Baguio City) – P500

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Itinerary dated March 2011