MT. PULAG | A Photo Narrative Slideshow | By Joel H Garcia

MT. PULAG | A Photo Narrative Slideshow | By Joel H Garcia
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IMAGES THAT SPEAK.Behind every frame there's a story.Mount Pulag is the third highest mountain in the Philippines. It is Luzon's highest peak at 2,922 meters above sea level. The borders between the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya meet at the mountain's peak.As the highest mountain in Luzon, Mount Pulag attracts a lot of mountain climbers. Highlights of the climb include the montane forests and the grassland summit with its «sea of clouds» phenomenon. There are four major trails up the summit: the Ambangeg, Akiki, and Tawangan trails from Benguet and the Ambaguio trail from Nueva Vizcaya. These trails are managed by the Mount Pulag National Park, under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.The national park is open throughout the year. A permit is necessary. Depending on the trail, a climb may take 1--4 days, with the easiest being the Ambangeg trail. The difficulty level of the climb ranges from 3 to 7 out of 9 in the local classification system. No special equipment is required for the climb.The National Park is inhabited by different tribes such as the Ibalois, Kalanguya, Kankana-eys, Karao, Ifugaos and the Ilocanos.It is the second highest mountain in the Philippines, next to Mount Apo and Mount Dulang-Dulang