In the year 1987, an airplane of the Philippine Airlines crashed onto one of Mt. Ugo’s slopes that eventually led to the site’s discovery as an ideal place for hiking. From the date of its discovery, many mountain climbers have gone to explore the wonders that this traverse offers. This trail crosses two provinces, namely Nueva Vizcaya and Benguet. Mountaineerswill definitely have an unforgettable experience during this trip, especially once they interact with the locals.
Many adventure-seekers have proven that Mt. Ugo is definitely a great hiking destination. In terms of difficulty, the Mt. Ugo trail can be rated as moderately challenging. The allotted duration for this trip is two days.
HighlightsHike through beautiful pine trails
Catch the sunrise in Mt. Ugo's ridgeline
See views of nearby Mt. Pulag and Mt. Purgatory
- Roundtrip transportation via bus: Manila- Aritao; Baguio- Manila
- Roundtrip transfers via chartered vehicle: Aritao-Kayapa ; Itogon-Baguio
- Registration fees, DENR fees and other applicable fees
- Services of our Adventure Guides
- Local guide fees
- Camp Meals (Day 1: Dinner. Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch)
- Accommodations in local village
- Certificate of Conquest
- Trail Adventours ID
- Porter fees (if needed by the participants)
- Meals (breakfast and lunch on day 1, dinner on day 2)
- Tips and donations
09:00 PM Depart for Mt.Ugo.
05:30 AM Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Aritao. Board Jeep to Kayapa, Mt Ugo jump off point. (Day 1)
07:00 AM ETA Jump off point. Breakfast. Purchase packed lunch and supplies.
08:30 AM Start Trek.
11:30 AM ETA Indupit Village. Lunch
01:00 PM Resume Trek.
04:00 PM ETA Domolpos Village. Arrange stay in Domolpos School. Rest and easy.
07:00 PM Dinner.
08:30 PM Lights out.
03:30 AM Wake up call. Breakfast.
04:30 AM Start trek.
06:30 AM ETA Summit. Explore summit area. Enjoy.
08:30 AM Start descent.
11:30 AM Arrive at Old Saw Mill. Lunch
12:30 PM Continue descent.
01:00 PM ETA Lusod Village.
04:00 PM ETA Kawayan Village. Proceed to Barangay Hall.
05:00 PM Arrive at Barangay Hall. Wash up.
06:00 PM Depart for Baguio.
07:00 PM ETA Baguio. Dinner.
09:00 PM Depart for Manila.
|Trail Steepness||Combination of moderate and steep trails|
|Trail Exposure||Mostly exposed|
|Mobile Signal||Sporadic. No signal at the camp site|
|Transportation||Public bus and private vehicles|
|Water Source||Present at the camp-site|
|Restroom/Toilet||Present at the jump-off and at camp|
|Temperature||15-20 deg. celsius at night. Warm to hot during the day|
|Accommodations||We will sleep in a local school. Please make sure you have a sleeping bag and mat|
|Meals||Provided (please see meals that are excluded)|
|Wash Area at the Jump-off point||Present|
A good pair of hiking shoes
Jacket (it is recommended to have 2 jackets. A cotton/fleece jacket for the cold and a waterproof jacket for the rain)
Things for rain and sun protection (e.g.Sunblock, shades, cap, raincoat)
Water and other rehydration fluids (we recommend a minimum of 2litters/person/day)
Snacks/ Trail Food
Toiletries (e.g tissue, soap, shampoo, toothbrush)
Sleeping bag and mat
Extra plastic or dry bags for your dirty clothes
Deposit slip and your remaining balance
*No need for tents