Slideshow: Remembering the Playground of the Gods

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The Road to Park Office
Four-by-four jeeps take trekkers to Mount Pulag National Park Office for registration, briefing and for the start of the trek.
Rolling Hills
The summit area of Mount Pulag is known for its vast rolling hills.
Campsite
To catch the sea of clouds at sunrise, climbers set their tents at the designated camp sites.
Sunset Hues
Like sunrise, the colors of sunset in the summit of Mount Pulag is a sight to behold.
Sea of Clouds
One of the most anticipated scene at the summit is the sea of clouds.
Sea of Clouds
The sea of clouds is not a Pulag fixture, but most mountaineers observed that the months of December to March have the highest chances of seeing it.
Sea of Clouds
Climbers wake up as early as three in the morning for the assault to the summit just to see the sun as it rises from the sea of clouds.
Three Places at Once
Aside from the sunrise and the sea of clouds, another interesting thing at the summit is that it is exactly the spot where the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya meet.
Playground of the Gods
Mount Pulag is considered to have the most beautiful cloudscape and summit’s landscape earning it the title "Playground of the Gods".
Roof of Luzon
It is the highest mountain in mainland Luzon and third highest in the Philippines after Mount Apo and Mount Dulang-Dulang, both in Mindanao.
Trails to the Summit
There are five known trails to the summit - Ambangeg, Akiki, Tawangan, Ambaguio and Eddet.

The beautiful cloudscape, the rolling hills, the freezing climate and the eye soothing greens make Mount Pulag a favorite climb for many. At 2922 meters above sea level, it is the roof of Luzon and the third highest mountain in the Philippines after Mount Apo and Mount Dulang-Dulang, both in Mindanao.

Dubbed as the “Playgorund of the Gods”, Mount Pulag is nested in Cordillera Mountain Range and bordered by the provinces of Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya and Ifugao that meet exactly on the summit.

A trek to the summit can be done in a day but for those who want to witness the sea of clouds and sunrise spend a night in the campsite for the early morning assault to the summit. There are five known trails, Ambangeg being the easiest trail. For hardcore and more adventurous climbers, Akiki, Eddet, Tawangan and Ambaguio trails offer more challenging terrain.

Going there: Take a bus to Baguio City and rent a local jeepney to take you to the Kabayan Ranger Station of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for briefing and registration. The trek also start at this point. Prior booking is required to trek Mount Pulag, contact information: ambangeg@gmail.com / +639196315402 / + 639291668864 / (074)-4442720.

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