It’s so cold on Mt. Pulag now that some areas are covered in frost

Images: Silva Pacliwan / Wikimedia Commons
Images: Silva Pacliwan / Wikimedia Commons

Heads up, mountaineers and trekkers: If you’re planning a hike up Mt. Pulag to get a glimpse of this mountain’s stunning view and sea of clouds, the temperature has reportedly dropped so low that some parts of Mt. Pulag are covered in frost.

The Mt. Pulag National Park management posted photos of icicles blanketing Mt. Pulag’s dwarf bamboo grassland, which makes up part of the hiking trail.

The frost is not necessarily a bad thing, per se — several travel groups have hopped on the trend and ramped up promotions to “experience” the chilly temps.

The cold temperature is reportedly due to the monsoon season.

But while the park management did not prohibit visitors from climbing the mountain, it did release an advisory reminding trekkers to bring thick body warmers to prevent hypothermia. It also advised visitors to bring hot tea or coffee packs, a thermos, kettle, thick blankets, and an all-weather tent to protect themselves from the cold.

Mt. Pulag is the third-highest mountain in the Philippines and runs along the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya in northern Luzon. It has an elevation of 2,928 meters.

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