Mount Kabunian in Benguet

Mount Kabunian Bakun Benguet Trio Igorot God Location Hiking Trail History Elevation Height Size Time Coffins Bones Destination Rock Climbers Trekking Climb Ecotourism Mossy Forest Thriller Barangay Mount Kabunian is located in Bakun, Benguet Province. Mount Kabunian is one of the three mountains in the Bakun Trio (the other two mountains are Mount Tenglawan and Mount Lobo). This mountain is known as the abode of the Igorot god “Kabunian“. Part of the mountain was used as a burial ground of the community’s ancestors and until now, remains of the old coffins and bones are still evident. This mountain is an ideal and challenging destination for rock climbers and mountain trekkers. Moreover, it is also a perfect venue to promote eco-tourism because it showcases the Kabunian‘s rice terraces and the famous Kabunian waterfalls. This rocky mountain stretches for kilometers displaying its multifaceted profile. A mossy forest is located a few meters from its summit. Mount Kabunian features the Thriller Trail and the imposing boulder formations along the trail.┬áThe Bakun Baranggay Hall usually serves as a basecamp for hikers and offers well-kept rooms for visitors stay in. The townspeople are very accommodating, and there are plenty of stores around for purchasing basic needs. Tents are not necessary, but may be brought along, in case of emergencies.

To get to Mount Kabunian, coming from La Trinidad going to Central Bakun is approximately 2-3 hours drive. From Central Bakun to Mount Kabunian is about 2-3 hours hike. Travelers may rest at the Poblacion Guest House at the Barangay hall of Poblacion, Bakun.

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