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Mount Ugu, Benguet

 

On the southern portion of the Cordilleras stands Mount Ugu. It became famous when a plane bound for Loakan airport crashed on its slopes back in 1987. Mountaineers who volunteered for the rescue operations found hidden beauty amid the disaster. Since then, may have ventured into the Cordilleras for this 2086 meter high mountain found between the municipalities of Itogon, Benguet and Kapaya, Nueva Viscaya. It is frequently visited due its closeness to Baguio City. Starting from Itogon, you’ll trek through long, dusty and sun-drenched trails until you reach the steep mountain trails overlooking cool valleys of thick pine forests. The summit features the tall mountain tops of the Cordillera, the rolling pine hills of Nueva Viscaya and the plains of Pangasinan.

 

How to get there: Fly to Manila then take a bus to Baguio City. From there, here a jeepney for Otogon, Benguet.

 


Central Philippine Cuisine

Bicol is noted for its gastronomic appetite for the fiery or chili-hot dishes. Perhaps the most well-known Bicolano dish is the very spicy Bicol express. The region is also the well-known home of natong also known as laing or pinangat (a pork or fish stew in taro leaves).

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Philippine Top Mountains to Climb: Mount Pico de Loro, Cavite, Mount Daguldol, Batangas, Mount Pinatubo, Zambales, Mount Ugu, Benguet, Mount Pulag, Benguet, Mount Mariveles, Tarak Ridge, Bataan, Mount Kitanglad Range, Bukidnon, Mount Apo, Davao del Sur, Mount Kanla-on, Negros Occidental, Mount Guiting-Guiting, Romblon, Mt. Banahaw, Quezon, Mt. Makiling, Laguna

Philippine Hike Mountains By Region: THE CORDILLERAS HIKING , CAGAYAN VALLEY HIKING , CENTRAL LUZON HIKING, SOUTHERN TAGALOG HIKING , MIMAROPA HIKING, BICOL REGION HIKING, VISAYAS ISLANDS HIKING, NORTHERN MINDANAO HIKING, SOUTHERN MINDANAO HIKING

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