Mt Pulag (2922m), sacred to the Ibaloi and Kalanguya peoples, is the highest peak in Luzon and anchors the Cordillera’s largest national park. The Protected Areas Office in Ambangeg, 1½ hours south of Kabayan, doubles as the park’s visitor centre. There’s a hefty P1000 park entrance fee for nonresidents, payable here or at other points of entry.
From the visitor centre a rough road climbs 11km to the start of the Grassland Trail near the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) ranger station, where you must hire a guide (P600), or else bring one with you from Kabayan to navigate the final three hours to the summit.
Visibility is best in March and April, and the area sees regular heavy downpours from June to November.