How To Get To Mt. Ulap?
What To Wear:
Your usual day hike wear will do. Traction shoes of course. Dri-fit shirts – long sleeves because it could get sunny at the grasslands and foggy to cold in some areas; a shirt and a jacket will be perfect too! You could bring sun glasses and brimmed hat or cap to protect your eyes from the sun. Pants – wide & comfy fit – wag maong! or shorts over leggings not stockings!
What To Bring:
A backpack to place all your stuff in. Lipgloss & sunblock is essential. Water and some trail food. Packed lunch. Gadgets like camera, cell phone, power bank – put it in a zip lock in case it rains. Wet wipes & a trash bag – let’s be responsible! Extra shirt if you’re pawisin.. Extra rice if you’re gutumin.. Trekking pole if you’re dapain.. Just in case stuff: flashlight, whistle & a first aid kit.
What To Expect:
It’s a pretty difficult climb. Difficult ascents to make you catch your breath! Rocky trails that get really scary during descent. But the view is breath taking! Ridges, solitary trees, grasslands & meadows, pine trees & cows. Mountains and cloud formations. Ampucao-Sta.Fe Ridge offers an extremely rewarding photo shoot that definitely makes the climb worth every step!
How To Get There:
*make sure you’re in Baguio City
*take the jeep going to Mt. Ulap the terminal is in front of Orion Drug Store near Center Mall.
*ask manong driver to bring you to the registration area in Ampucao. Pay 30 pesos fare.
*at the registration area, pay 100 pesos registration fee.
*get a guide & attend orientation. Guide fee: 400 pesos 1-10 participants. Porter fee: 500 pesos for 25 kls maximum. -porter is optional.
*the hike takes 2-5 hours – it depends on your pace & time spent on taking pictures.
*last trip for jeepney going back to Baguio is 4pm.
The Backpacker’s Tips:
Travel light. Take small steps. Start early to get blue sky. Easy on the water. Jellyace is good trail food. The cows are friendly. Full stop when you take pictures- especially on the ridge! If you think it’s a good shot, shoot it! It won’t have the same view on your way back. Leave no trace. Easy on the rockies. Take it all in before taking pictures. Stop to pick wild berries. Prepare a great playlist. Choose a good spot for picnic. Be friendly to other climbers. Enjoy the view and don’t forget to say a prayer…