MT. ULAP SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE
May 07-08, 2016
Entry point: Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon
Exit point: Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon
LLA: 16.2904 N, 120.6312 E, 1846 MASL (Mt. Ulap)
Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hours
Specs: Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3,
Features: Grassland and pine ridges, scenic views of the Cordilleras.
How to get here:
Ride a Bus from Cubao or Pasay to Baguio [P460-750; 4-6 hours],then a Jeepney from Baguio City to Brgy. Ampucao via Philes-Bound route [P50; 40 mins]
Note: It is also possible to rent a taxi from Baguio City to take you all the way to Brgy. Ampucao and back. Fare: 1000php-1500php
From Sta.Fe there are Baguio – Philex Bound jeepneys along the exit. And the guides of the Ampucao Eco Trail will surely help and contact jeepneys for you in Sta. Fe.
Fare: 50 pesos per head
Registration Fee : 100php per head
Guide Overnight Rate – 800php /10pax
Camp Fee : 500php / 10 pax
Parking Fee : 70php
All set,and we are ready to climb,and to check-in to our 5 billion star accommodation. Another set of cool people for this weekend event. This time our entry point is in Sta. Fe, an entry point near camp site.
Time Check : 04:00 pm . From Sta. Fe,it will take you 2-3 hrs to reach the camp site.
Time check : 07:00 PM . Yup, you see it right. 07:00 pm na pero maliwanag pa rin. Lucky me. Di ako inabot ng gabi o ng dilim sa daan. During that weekend ,there is like 30+ tent at the camp site . Medyo crowded, pero tahimik pa din naman.
Time check : 09:00 PM Dinner Time/ Socials – Wala mang alak, masaya pa din.
10:00 PM Light Off – Imagine yourself sleeping inside your tent, under a billion star with a cold weather. Uh, that’s perfect. I just wish he was there me 🙂 .
Tip : Bring your sleeping bag,it will help to keep you warm. Put your things inside a plastic bag to keep it dry .
Good morning Sunshine !
Mt.Ulap sunrise view –
Time Check 06:00 AM Break Fast
08:00 Break Camp
Eto yung pinaka ayaw kong part sa camping- Break Camp. anyway…
Group Picture muna bago mag start ng trek to Gungal Rock.
08:30 AM Trek to Gungal Rock
From here, it will take 45 minutes to 1hr for you to reach the Gungal Rock. You better go there as early as you can if you don’t want to wait on the line, specially during weekends .
Gungal Rock Shot of my team
Time to go.. Descending from summit to Ampucao is easier than Sta. Fe Exit, with some treats , yup,ask your guide about the wild berries.
Thanks team, they are my last batch for Mt.Ulap event this summer 2016. Another proof how strangers become friends, more than friends.
May secret akong sasabihin about Mt.Ulap – That night , May 07,2016 – Nag pasabog ng love spell ang mga diwata ng Mt.Ulap.
How? – I will write about it soon …. let’ see how long that spell will last for them, i wish it will stay there forever.