At nearly three thousand meters, Mt. Pulag is the third highest peak in the country. The easiest way to the top? Take the Ambaneg trail, a 3-hour hike up through its scenic slopes. That trail ends in Camp 2 where most climbers pitch their tents. Feeling Superman? The dreaded Akiki trail from the other side of the mountain is a steeper and much more difficult climb, and can take twice as long for the physically fit. That trail ends in Camp 3, just below Mt. Pulag's peak.
We took the Ambaneg trail to Camp 2, but from there continued to climb until we eventually reached Camp 3 at nightfall. That was, by far, the most difficult and incredible climb I've ever made. But once you're up there, the view is truly without equal. Enjoy.