Monday, January 30, 2017

Number Of Hikers Going Up Mt. Ulap Will Now Be Regulated And Limited Effective February 4

Due to growing environmental concerns caused by the sudden influx of hikers wanting to climb Mt. Ulap, the officials of barangay Ampucao in Itogon, Benguet came up with a set of rules that will regulate the number of trekkers ascending the popular mountain. In an advisory recently released by the barangay, groups and organizers who are planning to hike the mountain need to limit their numbers to a maximum of twenty (20) individuals. Booking and reservation will also be mandatory.

Groups who want to climb the mountain must inform the barangay several days before their scheduled ascent. As of this writing, booking and reservation are only accepted through the following Facebook accounts: [] and []. These rules and regulations will be effective on February 4, 2017.

The number of people going up the mountain will be limited to 150 individuals on weekdays. This number encompasses both hikers and campers. For weekends and holidays, the limit will be 500 individuals. For more information about these rules and regulations, interested hikers may contact the Office of the Barangay Council in Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet.
The scenic view from along the trail that goes up Mt. Ulap. Photo by Daniel Feliciano / The Cordilleran Sun