On the way to Mount Ulap Summit Baguio City is gloaming in a night landscape , appearing over the Pine Tree Forest mountain range at Ampucao Sta. Fe. Mountain Ridges.





Welcome
to my journy
"on the Way to Mount Ulap Summit"

Hiking on the Ampucao Sta Fe mountain ridge to Mount Ulap Summit at Sunrise

discover and experiance the stunning and breathtaking live view of the rising Sun over the Cordillera Mountains during Daybreak

To my fellow travelers and hikers.

North Luzon in the Philippines is simply the Cordilleras of the Philippines a masive and majestic mountain range situated in the northern central part of the Island of Luzon in the Philippines

These mystical mountains, which ranges from 1400mASL and top out at around 2922 mASL are beloved worshipped and feared in equals by those who witness them and those who live among them

Aside from these mountains, there are rich ethnic cultural attractions and scenic spots are:
ethnic villages,
hanging coffins,
burial caves,
crystal caves,
rice terraces,
water falls
and the wonderful peoples themselves
make the Cordilleras the ultimate tourist destination in the Philippines.

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It' also the birthplace of the Legends, Sagas and mountain spirits

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I have chosen the Mount Ulap Eco - Trail wich is the nearest to my home town Baguio City

Mt. Ulap is technically the easiest to climb to the Summit. You don’t need ropes or special mountaineering gear, or even any previous mountain climbing experience

 On the way to Mount Ulap Summit an elderly female hiker standing before dawn beside the hiking site sign of Mount Ulap a popular hiking destination which is jusy a shourt trail away from  the Ampucao Barangy Hall the registration site for your hiking permission.
 Mount Ulap Eco Trail Registration Desk at the Ampucao Barangy Hall where plenty young  male and female hikers awating there permission.





Arrival and Regiatration
at the
Ampucao Barangay Hall

" From Lety's Transient Homes to the Ampucao Barangay Hall "

you need ca. 20 to 30min by car where your Registration will be done.

So let's do a litle calculation to achieve what is our intention.

to witness the rising Sun over the Cordillera Mountains at different locations

Basic Hiking Table

Sunrise Location
Name
Mountain side Height in mASL Distance traveled
from start
Heiking time
from start
Barangay Hall Ampucao 1497mASL 0.0 meters 0h - start
Totomtombek 1st Tourist Spot 1562mASL 1.0km 15min
Corral Rock Rock formation 1603mASL 2.0km 1h
Ambanaw Paway 1st Peak 1788mASL 3.6 km 2h
Gungal Rock 2nd Peak 1814mASL 5.4 km 3h
Mount Ulap Summit 3rd Peak 1864mASL 6.5 km 4h
Sta. Fe - Philex Road Exit Point 1315mASL 9.4 km 6h
  A google site map showing the way to the Ampucao Barangay Hall and the Sta Fe Exit Point from Lety's Transient Homes in Baguio City.
 Cordillera Mountains Ranges in Itogon Benguet viewed from Mount Ulap during our hiking trip to Mount Ulap Summit.





Totomtombek
is the
1st Tourist Spot

" A live view of the Sunrise at down on the 1st. Tourist spot"

is possible during whole year as long as you start early before Sunrise

For the next hour's we will hiking together the Ampucao Sta Fe Mountain Ridges from the Ampucao Barangay Hall until the Sta. Fe Exit point.

The reason that I have listed down the above mentioned
BASIC HIKING TABLE
is very simple
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Now what you have to do is that you have to find out the "Sunrise for Mount Ulap" in Itogon Benguet for that particular hiking day

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Basic Sunrise Table

Month Sunrise time Hiking time to
1st Tourist Spot
time allowance
before Sunrise start
start Hiking
at
July 5:30am 15min 15min 5:00am
November 5:56am 15min 15min 5:30am
December 6:12am 15min 15min 5:30am
January 6:24am 15min 15min 6:00am
  On the way to Mount Ulap Summit an senior hikers with Keitiry from Avatar resting at the 1st Tourist Spot  before dawn during there Eco Trail hiking trip.
 On the way to Mount Ulap Summit a group of hikers posing for a photo during the Eco Trail hiking trip before sunrise at dawn at the Totomtombek the first Tourist attraction.

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Corral Rock Formation
is the
2nd. Tourist Spot

" A live view of the Sunrise at down on the 2nd. Tourist spot"

is only possible during the Months of November until March

After ariving at the Corral Rock formation the first resting place, a destination in itself is one exclusive place to captures the Sunrise before dawn. Have a break, relax, open your heart to and let the dreams start to soar.

In the meantime prepares your Camera and collect your moments.
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Please Note: in the months from November to March in early morning it is very cold , therefore the right clothing shall be with you as protection from the chilly wind.

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Basic Sunrise Table

Month
of
Sunrise time Hiking time to
2nd Tourist Spot
time allowance
before Sunrise start
start Hiking
at
July 5:30am 1h 30min 4:00am
November 5:56am 1h 15min 4:30am
December 6:12am 1h 30min 5:30am
January 6:24am 1h 30min 5:00am
  On the way to Mount Ulap Summit two senior hikers with Keitiry from Avatar standing at the Corral Rock formation during the Sunrise at dawn.
 On the way to Mount Ulap Summit a group of hikers resting at the Coral Rock formation before the dawn is breaking and awaiting the Sunrise over the Cordillera Mountain Ranges.





Ambanaw Paway 1st Peak
is the
3rd. Tourist Spot

" A live view of the Sunrise at down on the 3rd. Tourist spot"

is only possible during the Months of November until March

The 3rd. Tourist Spot is Ambanaw Paway - 1st Peak with 1788mASL and hiking distance is 3.6km and 2h hiking time from Ampucao Barangay Hall.

At last Sunrise at dawn over the Cordillera Mountain ranges on a cold Sunday morning 6:12 am by 14ºC viewed from Ambanaw Paway 1st Peak.
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At last Sunrise at dawn over the Cordillera Mountain ranges on a cold Sunday morning 6:12 am by 14ºC viewed from Ambanaw Paway 1st Peak

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Basic Sunrise Table

Month Sunrise time Hiking time to
2nd Tourist Spot
time allowance
before Sunrise start
start Hiking
at
July 5:30am 2h 30min 3:00am
November 5:56am 2h 15min 3:30am
December 6:12am 2h 30min 4:30am
January 6:24am 2h 30min 4:00am
  Sunrise at dawn over the Cordillera Mountain ranges on a cold Sunday morning 6:12 am by 14ºC viewed from Ambanaw Paway 1st Peak during on the way to Mount Ulap Summit.
 On the way to Mount Ulap Summit  at the Ambanaw Paway the 1st Peak with 1788mASL a group of hikers are assembling behind the Peak Signboard during early Sunrise over the cordillera Mountains.





Gungal Rock formation
is the
4th. Tourist Spot

" A live view of the Sunrise at down on the 4th. Tourist spot"

is only possible during the Months of December and January

Arriving at the Gungal Rock formation is very difficult do tu the early start at the Barangay Hall in Ampucao

Du not wast your time on the way to Gungal Rock formation, time is at the essence
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During perfect environmental and weather condition in a starry starry night you can see part of Pangasinan in a glooming Landscape

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Basic Sunrise Table

Month Sunrise time Hiking time to
2nd Tourist Spot
time allowance
before Sunrise start
start Hiking
at
July 5:30am 3h 30min 2:00am
November 5:56am 3h 30min 2:30am
December 6:12am 3h 30min 3:00am
January 6:24am 3h 30min 3:00am
 On the way to Mount Ulap Summit two elderly hikers standing in front of the infamous Gungal Rock formation a rocky mountain outcrop nestled along the Ampucao Sta. Fe. Ridges.
 On the way to Mount Ulap Summit during sunrise a part of the Countryside of Pangasinan appearing in a misty glooming Landscape viewed from Mount Ulap.


Story

will continuing soon






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The Eco - Trail INN Style

After a day of exploring the Eco - Trail, what better way to reward yourself than by relaxing at a cozy home.

A dose of Cordilleran hospitality can’t be beaten for providing comfort to weary travelers.

The establishment Lety's Transient Homes in Baguio is located on or near the trail’s route and proudly consider themselves Friends of the Eco - Trail.

With advance reservations, some innkeepers may even be willing to help shuttle you between our establishment and the Eco - Trail for a gratuity.

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