Lately, my friends have been asking me about Mount Pulag in Benguet. What should I wear? What should I bring? Should I do some training? Is it really cold up there? So I’m writing this post for people who are first time hikers to Mount Pulag.
YES! IT IS REALLY COLD UP THERE!
But if you have the proper gear you’ll be able to survive the harsh temperature of my favorite mountain.
The technique is all about layering. You wear something and when you feel cold, you put something on top of it to add layer.
Here’s what I wear in Mount Pulag.
Bonnet – to cover my head and ears.
Handkerchief – Tied around my head to cover my nose and lips.
Drifit shirt – 1st layer
Fleece Jacket – 2nd layer
Wind Breaker – 3rd layer
Gloves – can be knitted or fleece.
Underwear – Layer to protect the family jewels
Cycling Pants – 1st layer
Fitted Jogging Pants – 2nd layer
Trek Pants – 3rd layer
Socks – 2 layers
Trek Shoes – for walking
Should I always wear all of those when I am in Mount Pulag?
NOT ALWAYS. When the sun is up it provides heat enough for you to trek without the layers of clothing. Only when the sun goes down do you need to wear all of them as it really gets cold at night.
Like me, when we start trekking I’m actually just wearing a shirt, a short, socks and trek shoes. Everything else is in my bag.
That is too many and it sounds too technical!
Look at it in a good way. The more you can wear, the more fashionably variant you can become.
Just don’t forget to respect the local customs with your fashion statement.
You can bring your angel wings if you want to. Just don’t forget to pick up your feathers before you leave.
These are what I usually advice people to wear when going up Mount Pulag. Some people can wear fewer clothes there and some more clothes. It really depends on how cold resistant you are. The lesser cold resistant you are, the more layers you will need.
Always go for safety first when selecting your clothes to Mount Pulag.