CHANGING COLORS The rice terraces of Kibungan town in Benguet province usually start to turn yellow as harvest time nears. Farther up the mountains, however, the hue is a constant green. Approaching the peaks and the gigantic rocks in the clouds makes one feel insignificant against nature. Climbers say it’s a humbling experience to realize the power of nature. SONNY CRUZ/INQUIRER CAMERA CLUB
Getting there: Mt. Tagpew
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 08:32 AM May 25, 2014
MANILA, Philippines—From Baguio City, visitors can go to the Dangwa Tranco terminal behind Baguio Center Mall on Magsaysay Road where buses bound for Kibungan town leave at 6 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Once in Kibungan, they can stay overnight at the town hall because there are no inns in the town. Rooms are available at the town hall for small groups for a minimal fee.
Visitors can start the climb early the next morning at 6 a.m. It takes six to eight hours to reach
Mt. Tagpew’s peak from the Poblacion.
Climbers have to pay P50 each as environmental fee to the local government. Local guides charge P500 a day.