wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg? Mt. Yangbew in Tawang fits to a T!
years due to its vast grasslands which many say, resemble Mt. Pulag’s. As well, its proximity to Baguio – accessible in just 15 to 30 minutes – makes it one of the best day hikes
for those who want to experience something beyond the usual city tour.
|View on the eastern side the summit shows Tuba mountains. At the center is Strawberry Farm (not in photo).|
The first three to five minutes is cemented road, followed by an
unpaved terrain (turns muddy during rainy season). The trail features a gentle
incline, making it easy even for kids and pets. You can even take your bike up to the summit. You don’t need a guide since the trail is very straightforward
and clearly established.
rock formations where you can take selfies while appreciating the spectacular
views of La Trinidad and nearby mountains in Benguet.
|When you see this marker, it means you are only 10 minutes away from the summit!|
WHY HIKE MT. YANGBEW
HOURS TO COMPLETE
ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES ON THE SUMMIT
HOW TO GET THERE
- Via private transportation: Take Ambiong Road to Tawang.
Parking space is limited but available a few meters after the jumpoff.
- Via public transport: Take an Upper Tomay-bound
jeepney in front of Center Mall. This will take 30 minutes or more depending on
the traffic. Fare is
GOING BACK TO BAGUIO
|View on the westerly side. That bald, rocky mountain is Mt. Kalugong.|
Some taxis carrying passengers to Pines Park or Tomay may also pass by but quite infrequent (though it’s recommended if you want to escape the traffic in the city, since they can take Ambiong Road). Normally you’d have to wait for them to come back after dropping off passengers elsewhere in the area.
FEES PER PERSON (ENVIRONMENTAL FEES)
|Tawang barangay hall|
- Day hike – P30 (P25 for students)
- Overnight camping – P100 for both regular campers and students
- Biker – P30 (P25 for students)
- Day hike – P50
- Overnight camping – P100
- Biker – P50