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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”.
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.