Bakun Trio: Mt. Tenglawan and its Gorgeous Shape

Mount Tenglawan
Among the Bakun Trio mountains, Mt. Tenglawan is the most difficult to hike because of its long terrain and assault, although its trail class and technicalities can be placed to moderate level. Tenglawan has an amazing shape, from afar (photo above). Based on how it looks and shape, this giant can be compared to Mt. Guiting-guiting in Romblon. Photos below were taken while on trail:

Trail Mount Tenglawan

Bakun Trio

Bakun Benguet

Mount Kibungan

Mount Osdung

Mount Kitanglad
Pine trees can usually be found on the higher altitudes, like Tenglawan, Mt. Ugo, Mt. Apo and others. Aside from the luscious green and clean surroundings, pines also give a huge factor why a mountain can be picture perfect. Photo below is clear evidence that Tenglawan still has an balance ecosystem.

Mount Dulang Dulang

Mount Ugo

Mount Mayon

Mossy Forest
Tenglawan has amazing forest areas; as proof mosses hanging on the trees look so fresh and healthy. Our guide mentioned that Tenglawan is being hiked 1-2 times a month and maybe that’s one of the factors why this mountain still has a well preserved flora and fauna.

Mount Pulag
We arrived on the summit at around 11AM. Upon arrival, we easily saw a thick layer of fog and has zero visibility. There were times where the monolith showed up but still the background was covered with white.

Most difficult mountain in the Philippines

Mount Pico de Loro
Another feature of Mt. Tenglawan is the huge boulder perched by the side of the summit. On top of the boulder there’s a metal cross that serves as a landmark.

Summit mount Tenglawan
Photo above is the summit, taken from the boulder. On top of the boulder is the perfect spot for photo ops but during our visit we only had few minutes stay. We waited to have a clearing for a perfect shot, but the background was still foggy. It’s highly advisable to start trek early and reach the summit 10-11AM. You can also read -> Bakun Trio, Mt. Lubo and Tekip Falls.

How to Get Here | At Victory Liner EDSA Cubao, we rode in a bus bound for Baguio City. Then, we chartered a jeepney to Bakun, Benguet.