Mt.Pulag

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“Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you.”

Mount Pulag is the 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines,next to Mt.Apo and Mt.Dulang-dulang,It is the highest peak at 2,922 meters above sea level.Mt.Pulag is famous for its majestic ” sea of clouds” and the view of the Milky Way Galaxy at dawn,which has attracted many tourist who wish to see the ” other-worldly” scenery.

May 09,2015-May 10,2015 ” My unexpected Mt.Pulag adventure

With my officemate Cathy,together with accenture pips, ( another set of  new found friends this summer), Despite of the bad weather last May 09,2015,with thunder-storm signal in the entire Luzon due to Bagyong Dodong.I had this unexpected and unforgetable Mt.Pulag  adventure. It was a last minute notification from cathy ,but I was able to prep my things and get ready to join her sister Chin to climb the famous Mt.Pulag.

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Victory Liner Bus Terminal

Call Time : 11pm ,we leave at exactly 11pm in manila from Victory Liner Bus Terminal,going to Baguio there is two bus stop overs, where in you can grab a snacks and have a quick stretching ,MOTORWAY in Tarlac and Sison in Pangasinan. After 6hrs with stop overs,we arrived in Baguio City around 5am.

Our Mt.Pulag adventure is arrange by Kiko Guevarra

PULAG TOUR PACKAGE 2D/1N (Ambangeg Trail) 3000php

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip air-conditioned Bus Transfer (Manila-Baguio-Manila)
  • Roundtrip Monster Jeep Transfer (Baguio-Benguet-Baguio)
  • Guide fees, Cultural Fees, Environmental Fees & Registration Fees
  • Tent (Optional)
  • Certificate of Achievement

 PLACES TO VISIT

  • Pulag national park. Highest Peak in Luzon, 3rd highest mountain
  • Badekdek Sulfur Springs (optional)
  • Ambuklao Dam (optional)

Day 1 : Breakfast in Pinkan Jo Eatery

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Top Load to DENR office,

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DENR OFFICE

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DENR OFFICE – DODONG TREKKERS –
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DENR OFFICE

The OIC of DENR named our group as : Dodong Hikkers

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TOPLOAD
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TOPLOAD
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TOPLOAD

Top load experienced is fun and a bit dangerous,mountain province offers a very spectacular views.

Around 10am we arrived in Ranger Station

INSIDE OUR TENT, SO COLD
INSIDE OUR TENT, SO COLD

 At this point,we are planning to go to camp1 and stay over night,but the weather is really bad,so we decided to stay in Ranger station,after setting up our tents and had a quick lunch , the rain starts to fall and the area is being surrounded by fog,it’s getting thicker,and the temp is getting low,it was so cold,I am wearing like 4 jackets and 2 pairs of socks that time,but still ,im freezing to death. I can’t even sleep. We keep on asking for miracle that day,asking for sun to rise,so we can go to summit of Mt.Pulag.We are just two groups that time due to bad weather,we are all hoping to have a good weather the next day,and there it is,sunset! Everyone was so excited and happy,knowing that we can proceed to summit the next day.

Sunset, sunday 0630pm ohh yeah,,,
Sunset, sunday 0630pm
ohh yeah,,,
 
 

                                                                                              – Day II-

 

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ready,set,go

 

 

Sunrise View at Grass Land of Mt.Pulag
Sunrise View at Grass Land of Mt.Pulag

 

view from Camp 2
view from Camp 2
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with jonathan and jr ( joiner )
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Groupie – sunset view , PEAK 3
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Groupie – sunset view , PEAK 3
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Groupie – sunset view , PEAK 3
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its me— peak 3
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eto pa — peak 3
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PEAK 3
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PEAK 3 – Groupie
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THE TRAIL TO SUMMIT
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ITS ME, UP TO SUMMIT
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FINALLY — THE SUMMIT
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FINALLY — THE SUMMIT
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FINALLY — THE SUMMIT
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thanks for this wonderful experience guys!
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FINALLY — THE SUMMIT

 

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OH.. EMOTE PA
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“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place ? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.”

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“True greatness comes not when things go always good for you; but true greatness comes when you are really tested, when you have taken some knocks, faced some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be atop the highest mountain.”

 

 

I will see you again soon,and I will never stop until I witness the mejestic beauty of sea of clouds of Mt.Pulag.

 

 

Till next time!

Thanks Dodong Trekkers

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