Information about Mt. Yangbew
Photo by La Trinidad Tourism
Mt. Yangbew located in La Trinidad, Benguet is the highest mountain in the municipality (with the main jumpoff point being at Sitio Binat, Barangay Tawang), having an elevation of 1648 meters above sea level. It has become a destination for local hiking enthusiasts and even for tourists coming from Baguio City, which is about 10 KM away. It is also called “Mt. Jambo” because it was used for the National Scout Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America during the American Era.
Aside from being known as Mt. Jambo, Mt. Yangbew also earned the name the “Little Pulag” of Benguet because some of its spots resemble some sceneries found atop Mt. Pulag. The most remarkable resemblance is the “sea of clouds” that you can see from atop Mt. Yangbew, especially before sunset. You can also find a vast, grassy summit and glorious views of the sunrise and sunset upon reaching the summit of Mt. Yangbew.
The trail, which is considered to be ideal for novice hikers, starts with a paved concrete road and then continues on a dusty terrain until one reaches the top.
Aside from just hiking up the summit, one can also do biking and horseback riding at Mt. Yangbew. There are also huts at the top for resting and taking time to soak in the views.
Best time to visit
It's best to climb Mt. Yangbew between December to late May, as these are generally considered the dry months. However, travelers can hike up the mountain all year round as long as the weather permits and the local authorities deem it safe to climb.