A Walk in the Clouds
Rate for day-tour 10 people: Php1,399/person (with Manila transfer) Php750/person (if you start directly in Baguio) Please email us if your group has less or more than 10 participants ✔ Round trip transfer Manila-Baguio-Manila ✔ Transfer Baguio - base camp - Baguio ✔ Service of a guide ✔ All the fees ✔ All the permits
0030 Departure from Manila 0530 Arrival in Baguio 0630 Base camp - Oritentation 0700 Start of trek at Tomtombek 0800 ETA at Ambanao Paoay (1788 masl) 0915 ETA at Gungal Rock (1814 masl) 1030 ETA at Mt. Ulap summit (1846 masl) 1130 Departure from the summit 1400 Back at the base camp 1530 Arrival in Baguio 2200 Arrival in Manila
● A 25-30L day-pack, with raincover
● at least 2L of water/ hydration
● trail food, snacks
● rain gear/ poncho
● sun protection (wide-brimmed hat, SPF cream, buff)
● wear: moisture wicking, sweat-resistant top (no cotton shirt, please)
● walking stick
● trash bags
● hiking sandals/ shoes
● change of clothes, basic toiletries
● extra cash for miscellaneous expenses (e.g. meals)
❶ Due to its close proximity from Manila and Baguio City plus the plethora of Instagram-worthy photos taken from this mountain, the mountain can get a little crowded on weekends and holidays. If you have the luxury of time, try to arrange your trip to avoid the mountain congestion that happens during long weekends. That being said, the area can offer some pockets of solitude if you know where to look.
❷ Start your hike as early as possible as the heat can get intense past 8AM. Remember that some portions of the trail are exposed. Wear a strong sunscreen.
❸ There are no water sources on the trail so bring ample supply of drinking water.
❹ Visibility conditions at Camps 2 and summit vary widely. Wait until you get a clearing before you ascend or descend to avoid accidents.
❺ Cows are aplenty. They graze at some of the camps. They are normally tame and will let you be but, as with all animals, they can lose their temper. Do not provoke them with endless cow selfies.
❻ Follow your guide and stick with the established trail. The weather is tricky at the higher camps and you may get disoriented when the fog rolls in.