Mt. Yangbew, La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines

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This mountain located in Tawang, La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines has been blessed with different names by the locals and tourists. It was named Mt. Yangbao, Yambo, Yangbo, Jumbo, Jambo, and some other similar sounding names. But, just this year, 2016, the mountain has been given its official name: “Mt. Yangbew”.

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The mountain is a grassland similar to that of Mt. Pulag (3rd Highest Mountain in the Philippines) that is the reason why it is sometimes called the “Little Pulag”. If you cannot climb a 2,922masl mountain, you can go here.

Mt. Yangbew caters a scenic 360 degrees view of the mountain ranges of Benguet, including the La Trinidad Valley, and some parts of Baguio City. It is the best spot for campers, hikers, bikers, photographers, tourists, nature lovers, “lakwatcheros”,  etc. It is also a perfect place for sunsets and sunrises for those people who loves chasing the sun.

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Hiking the top of this mountain will not even take an hour from the main road. Jeepney lines are available from Baguio City going to Tawang, La Trinidad either by riding a jeepney bound to Tomay and get off at the Tawang Junction and ride another jeepney going to the feet of the mountain (near Tawang Elementary School).

Another way is to ride a Jeepney that will pass through Pines Park at Km. 4 La Trinidad and ride a Jeepney that will pass through the feet of the mountain.

If you don’t know where to go, ask the locals or the drivers, they are very much approachable and kind to help you find your way.

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  1. Awesome! I’m traveling to Baguio next year and I’ll definitely go here. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. By the way, what’s the best time to go here? Early morning? Late afrernoon? 🙂

      1. I have been there during sunrise only. 🙂 However, I will bet that sunset is also very awesome in that place because you have a 360 view around the area which is very good for sunrise and sunset viewing. Just make sure that the weather is good for you to see the sun, if not, all you can see are clouds or fog around.

        1. Good to know. Thank you so much! 🙂

    2. That’s cool! 🙂 I hope that you’ll have an amazing stay here.

      1. Hi there! It’s me again. 😀 I forgot to ask… when you trekked here, did you have a guide? Is there a clear trail in case there isn’t a guide? Thanks! 🙂

        1. Hello Faith! 🙂 When I went there, I didn’t have a guide, there is a clear trail din. All you have to do is pay for an environmental fee worth P20.00 or P30.00 if I remember it right. And you can ask the people along the way where is the entrance going up the mountain.

          1. Cool! Are there already people around before sunrise? Or did you camp here? 🙂

          2. Yes there are people already there waiting for the sunrise. As for the camping, you are allowed to camp, I just don’t know who to contact. I’m sorry I have not tried camping there yet. 🙂

          3. Okay. Thank you so much! 🙂

          4. You are welcome! 🙂 I hope to see this in your next blog entry. Enjoy! 🙂

    1. Sure.. thanks pal! 🙂

    1. Thank you @purplepeninportland.. 🙂

  2. Yes I hope you can visit this place and I know you’ll love it. 🙂

  3. Awesome photos! Would try to visit this when I happen to return in Baguio

  4. Saan po ba kayo? 🙂 Visit kayo sa Baguio minsan. I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

  5. Ang layo nga! 🙂 magkabilang dulo. 🙂

  6. Gorgeous scenery! I like the shots with the horses, in monochrome.
    Thanks so much for the follow.

    1. Thank you. 🙂 Please like and share. thank you so much.. 🙂

  7. Nice site! Thanks for the follow. Followed you back! Cheers!

  8. awesome photos!!!.thanks for the follow, btw… how do you commute here coming from Baguio?

    1. Thanks! 🙂 There are jeepney lines going to tomay at Centermall. Tell the driver to drop you off Tawang Junction.

      1. okay, thanks for the info… 🙂

  9. The Black & White pictures are absolutely breathtaking!

  10. The views of the mountain are just amazing. A 360 degree view would be so panoramic. I will love to visit here.

    1. I hope you could visit one day! 🙂

  11. Mt Yangbew is gorgeous. We would love to climb it and see those spectacular views in person. Thanks for introducing it and for all the other insider tips.

    1. Thank you for dropping by. 🙂 I will be very happy if you’ll be able to visit the place. 😀

  12. traveldejavu0 says: Reply

    Lovely photos! looks like you take all the sunrise shots, have you ever tried sunset time? which one do you think can be the best?

    1. Yes I only tried taking sunrise shots in this place. 🙂 I haven’t been back since then. 😀 I would also love to try during sunset, maybe soon. 🙂 for now you can try to browse my other collections for sunset pictures. 🙂 Thanks for browsing.

  13. Amazing photos! I miss hiking and this place looks easier than Mt. Pulag 😀 Thanks for the tip!

    1. yes it is far more easier than mt pulag.. 😀

  14. Your photos are absolutely stunning! And oh my god this is such a great timing because guess what, I am going to Mt. Yangbew on the 14th of April! I am excited already!

    1. Really? 🙂 I will be very happy to browse your blog soon about mt. yangbew which I find really hard to pronounce.. hahahaha

  15. I liked the pics taken & my interest to visit this place has increased. Good information on the place. Philippines is on my travel list.

  16. Mind blowing scenic captures. Thanks for the descriptive explanation of how to get there.
    An hour of trek does seem doable.

  17. Philippines never fails to surprise. Just when you thought you know all about the beautiful places, a hidden gem pops out. I have read so much about the exotic islands and beaches. Now I am reading about the lovely mountains which comes with a refreshing new perspective. Would like to hike to this mountain and enjoy the views.

  18. Wow! You got lovely photos here. I hope to visit this place soon! I really wish to be more enthusiastic in climbing mountain 🙂

  19. hi, may i ask do you know how to get there via private transportation?or if i use waze or google map is it correct?our drop-off point is in Tawang brgy. hall? thanks 🙂

    1. 18megapixel says: Reply

      Hi Richelle. I think pwede naman.. sinearch ko siya sa google maps nakikita naman.. You can ask the locals mababait naman sila. 🙂 pwede siguro magpark sa paa ng bundok. Just head towards tawang elementary school and malapit na dun yung drop off point. 🙂

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