Mount Pulag National Park Travel Guide
Situated in central Luzon in the Cordillera region, Mount Pulag National Park is a beautiful nature reserve with an abundance of bird species and native plants and fauna.
Mount Pulag has over 528 officially documented plant species, with several only found in this area. There are around 33 bird species living in the pine tree forests and numerous mammals including the giant bushy-tailed rat, long-haired fruit bat, Philippine deer and wild boar. The park was designated as a national park in 1987 to protect the wildlife and forests from logging.
The local indigenous people consider Mount Pulag to be sacred, believing the mountain is the after world for their dead. The name Pulag in the native language means to fall and roll down, which characterizes the mountainous terrain.
The mountain is a favorite with climbers from around the world. It is respected for its challenging hikes and steep cliff faces that will test best adventurers. The top of the summit is covered with long grass and bamboo plants. The view from the top is truly spectacular.
Camping is allowed in the national park for a small charge but only in the designated areas. If planning to camp, be sure to take warm clothing and be prepared for rain as the mountain can experience rain year round.
Getting There & Away
The easiest way to arrive to Mount Pulag National Park is by flying from Manila to Baguio City then taking a bus which leaves early in the morning, arriving in Ambangeg 3 to 4 hours later. Flights from Manila to Baguio City leave on a daily basis and take approximately 45 minutes. It is also possible to take a bus from Manila to Baguio though it takes around 7 hours, making the total journey time to the national park around 11 hours.