MT. YANGBEW: A REVENGE CLIMB IN LA TRINIDAD'S LITTLE PARADISE


Benguet is situated in the mountainous part of the Philippines, there were lots of stunning mountains that every mountaineer dreamed to climb on. Mt. Yangbew and Mt. Kalugong in the other hand is located in La Trinidad Benguet, Mt. Ulap in Itogon Benguet, Mt. Tenglawan and Mt. Kabunian in Bakun Benguet and many more. These are just some of the mountains that every mountaineers dream to climb on. These mountains offer breathtaking, panoramic and instagrammable views.
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Mt. Tenglawan in Bakun Benguet. Second to Mt. Pulag.

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Mt. Kalugong in La Trinidad

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Santo Thomas in Tuba Benguet

Back in August of 2018, we tried to conquer Mt. Yangbew and Mt. Kalugong with my mates from Cebu City, however, we weren't very lucky since the place was covered by a very thick fog and the same scenario in Mt. Kalungong. Nonetheless, we still have so much fun and enjoyed our little unlucky adventure at that time. 


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Photo taken in Mt. Yangbew back in August 2018

Since the day that we went to Mt. Yangbew, I've been planning to have a revenge climb and so that I can really see how beautiful the peak is. The revenge claim was pushed through just recently and this time I went to Yangbew with my colleagues in SynerG, Austin, and Ira. Right after our graveyard shift, we headed directly to the place and so grateful enough to these mates for going there too para naman may mga kasama ako and everything is all so worth it. 


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How to get there? 

From Baguio City, you need to ride a jeepney going to La Trinidad and take off at Km4 then you gotta walk a short distance going to the PUV terminal for Tawang and just let the driver know that your destination would be in Mt. Yangbew, you can also see the itinerary I made down below.


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Is there a guide and entrance fee?

Yes, there is an entrance fee of 30.00 but there will be no guide. As per Austin, a guide is a must before but it's different now. Let your worries away 'cause the trail is very easy, hindi'ng hindi kayo mawawala katulad ng pagka wala nya.

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The Peak

The peak is so wide and so stunning, from there, you will gonna enjoy the panoramic view of La Trinidad and other nearby towns. It is really a good place to camp because of its quiet and mesmerizing place. You can also enjoy horseback riding at the peak for only Php 300.00 for 1 hour and Php150.00 for 30 mins. 

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During the summer season, the grasses there are so fragile, so smoking is strictly prohibited. Also, using burners during camping is highly discouraged. As a matter of fact, there was a recent wildfire in Mt. Kalugong and in Mt. Yangbew. In the picture below, it will show you how big the damages are, sayang nga yung mga pine trees na nasusunog kasi di na yun mabubuhay pa ulit, same lang din sa pagka matay ng feelings niya para sa'yo, never ng mabubuhay pa, Hayst!. 


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Anyways, the disadvantage during the hike, especially if you are going to take it on an afternoon or a rainy season, is that it might have zero visibility due to thick fogs. This actually happened to us during our first hike.


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As soon as we arrived at the peak, we just ate our lunch, wander around and have a good time in horseback riding. You might not consider going there during the weekend for there would be heaps of hikers. In fact, there were more or less 50 heads the time we went there which was Sunday. 


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You'll gonna enjoy two peaks in less than a day adventure in La Trinidad, from Mt. Yangbew you can traverse to Mt. Kalugong. It is located on the lower part and just meters away from Mt. Yangbew. A short hike from Mt. Yangbew to Kalugong can be done without taking a ride. You'll also gonna enjoy the instagrammable photos/view along the trail going there. 


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Just a sneak peek

At Mt. Kalugong,  you will be amazed by the panoramic view of the La Trinidad Benguet and of the different rock formations at the peak of it. One important thing that you seriously bare in mind when venturing the place is that there is no room for error. You really have to be more cautious in every step you'll take. To know more about Mt. Kalugong, check it here


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Peak of Mt. Kalugong

We truly enjoyed our adventure there and I'm so glad kasi finally naka revenge climb na ako to Mt. Yangbew. 


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The device used for taking photos: Huawei 3i.
Editor: Adobe Lightroom 

Surely, there are no laws that would prevent you from doing something or fun activities as long as you do not disturb others or hurt nature and environment, Yes?

Enjoy your trip and let your worries go away even just for a day!

RESPECT mother nature and practice The Leave No Trace Policy.


  • Plan ahead and prepare 
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces 
  • Dispose of waste properly 
  • Leave what you find 
  • Minimize campfire impacts 
  • Respect Wildlife 
  • Be Considerate of other visitors

LEAVE nothing but FOOTPRINTS, TAKE nothing but PICTURES, KILL nothing but TIME.


See ya!
Mt. Yangbew, La Trinidad, Benguet     
Mt. Yangbew, La Trinidad, Benguet
DAY HIKE
TIME EXPENSES REMARKS/ACTIVITIES
ETD 7:30 am 8.50 php per head From Dangwa/
Magsaysay Jeep Terminal
ETA 7:40 am KM5 - La Trinidad
ETD 7:50 am 8.50 php per head From KM4 - La Trinidad
ETA 8:05 am Brgy. Tawang
Start Hike
ETA 10:00 am 30.00 php per head
Entrance fee
Mt. Yangbew
Important contact number/s:
Laag Bisaya +63 917 891 9778 For tour guide
Hopefully andito pa ako
sa Baguio
during your visit


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