Mt. Purgatory


FUN AT Mt. Purgatory

Trail Difficulty: 6/10

Adventure Duration: 2 day/s

Despite its ominous name, Mt. Purgatory and its accompanying peaks make for a wonderful trekking experience across the Cordilleras. Spanning 25 kilometers and a total of four peaks, the trail is sure to satisfy those who can’t get enough of that amazing mountain atmosphere.

The trail follows old rough roads and well-established footpaths running up and down the mountains, and takes hikers across seemingly endless swathes of mesmerizing pine and mossy forests. Each of the different peaks – with the highest being Mt. Kokompol at 2,329 meters above sea level – opens up to tantalizing vistas of the surrounding Cordillera Mountains. Along the way, you can easily spot notable landmarks such as Mt. Pulag (you can even spot some of the hikers there on a clear day) and Mt. Sto. Tomas, with some parts of Baguio City visible.

All in all, the trail takes two to three days to finish. At the end of the long journey, hikers will feel not as if they were in purgatory, but like they had just been on cloud 9.

Did you know?
The mountain was christened by an American logging supervisor who had described the difficult working conditions in the area as akin to “being in purgatory.”


Day 1
09:00 PM Meet up and Registration at the Victory Liner bus station, Pasay Terminal. (Day 0)
10:00 PM Depart for Baguio City.
04:00 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Baguio. Board Jeepney. (Day 1)
04:15 AM Depart for Mt. Purgatory. Breakfast along the way.
09:45 AM ETA Jump-off point. Final preparations and orientation.
10:30 AM Start Trek. Lunch along the way.
02:30 PM ETA Mt. Pack.
04:00 PM ETA Mt. Purgatory.
06:30 PM ETA Bakian Elementary School. Settle down.
08:00 PM Dinner.
09:30 PM Lights out.
Day 2
06:00 AM Wake up call. Breakfast. Prepare for the hike.
08:00 AM Start trek.
10:00 AM ETA Mt.Kompol-Kompol.
01:00 PM ETA Pethal. Agno Riverside Trek. Lunch.
02:00 PM ETA Brgy. Ekip. Proceed to Bokod Municipal Hall.
03:00 PM ETA Bokod Municipal Hall. Tidy up.
04:00 PM ETD for Baguio
07:00 PM ETA Baguio. Dinner and souvenir shopping.
09:00 PM Depart for Manila.
03:00 AM ETA Manila. (Day 3)



Roundtrip bus transportation:  Manila-Baguio 
Roundtrip Chartered Monster Jeepney: Baguio-Mt.Purgatory
Camp meals (Day 1: Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch)
Overnight stay at local place
Registration fees, environmental and cultural fees
Adventure Guide/ Coordinator
Local Guide Fees
Certificate of Conquest 
Trail Adventours ID





Please email for any inquries and booking.
  • Clothes good enough for the trip
  • A good pair of trekking shoes
  • Jacket (It is advised to have 2 jackets a cotton/fleece jacket for the cold and a water proof jacket for when you walk at the camp site.)
  • Rain and Sun Protection (Sun block, shades, rain coat etc..)
  • Head Light
  • Water or rehydration fluids
  • Tupperware/ Eating utensils
  • Snack/ Trail Food
  • Trekking Pole
  • Toiletries (tissue, wet wipes, tooth brush etc.)
  • Camera
  • Personal medications
  • Slippers
  • Deposit slip and remaining balance
  • Book donation (optional. This is for our 1 Book Project. We prefer books for elementary students) 

*No need for tents 

You can download our waiver here.
Waiver (PDF)

1. How do we get to Mt. Purgatory?
A 6 hour bus ride from Manila to Baguio then another 4 hour Jeep ride to the Jump off point of Mt. Purgatory. 

2. What transportation will be used?
The Victory Liner bus line.

3. Where is the bus station?
Bus station is located in Pasay, near the MRT/EDSA station. 

4. Is the climb hard?
Mt. Purgatory has a dificulty of 6/10, 10 being the hardest. The trek is challenging as it comprises of gradual ascents, steep trails and a very long walk especially on the first day. One must be physicall fit and healthy for this climb. 

5. Is there cellphone signal?
There is no signal at the campsite. On the trails, cellphone signal is intermittent. 

6. Where do we stay?
We will be staying at a local school. We will be using our  mattress for the floor which will serve as our bed. Restrooms are communal.

7. What food will be served?
This will be discussed during the preparation climb meeting. 

8. How cold does it get?
Usually temperatures at night and early morning range from 10-15deg. If it rains it gets colder. 

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