Mountain in BOKOD

Mt. Purgatory

Mt. Purgatory together with Mt. Pack and Mt. Komkompol are mountain peaks located in Bokod, Benguet. Mt. Purgatory stands at the elevation of 2,100 MASL and it is formerly known as Line 7 by Benguet Corporation as a jump pole for the tramline. It was named as Purgatory for its isolation due to coldness and darkness.

Mt. Purgatory is usually traversed from Japas jump-off point to a Pethal, a village before reaching the municipal hall of Bokod.

Mt. Purgatory requires a two day itinerary to traverse the three summits of Mt. Pack, Mt. Purgatory on the first day and Mt. Komkompol on the second day. See the story of Mt. Purgatory Traverse by Kenneth Bastian.

  • About Mt. Purgatory
  • Entry point

    Japas Jumpoff

  • Exit point

    Brgy. Ekip

  • Difficulty

    6/9 (Pinoy Mountaineer)

  • Avg. Trip Budget from Manila

    Php 2000 - 3000

  • Hiking Duration

    2 days (~12-16 hours)

  • Elevation in meters

    2,100 MASL

  • Mountain Peaks

    Mt. Pack, Mt. Purgatory, and Mt. Komkompol

About the trail

Mt. Purgatory's trail is fairly straightforward rolling hill from Japas until you reach the junction entering the mossy forest going to the summit of Mt. Pack. This takes around 3-4 hours of hike.

The mossy forest of Mt. Pack goes straight to the summit of Mt. Purgatory and it ends on the homestay and camping village. It usually takes 3-4 hours of hike to traverse the mossy forest.

The last section of the trail is the journey from the homestay village to the summit of Mt. Kokompol which usually takes 3-4 hours back and forth where you enter the mossy forest diverted from the main trail.

Important Notes from Bokod Tourism Office

No advanced coordination, no climb - Bokod-MTO and ABADEG regulates the hikes in Mt. Purgatory.

Mountain guides are mandatory - Members of ABADEG are the only official guides and porters for Mt. Purgatory.

Mt. Purgatory Rates

  • Environmental Fee - Php 75.00
  • Entrance Fee - Php 75.00
  • Camping Fee - Php 50.00 per head/night
  • Guide Fee - Php 500.00 (one guide per five hikers)
  • Porter Fee - Php 500.00 per day (maximum of 15 kg. per porter)
  • Chatered jeepney - Php 6,500 for 15pax
  • Chartered vans - Php 5,000 - 5,500 for 8 - 10pax

For more information, contact the following numbers:

  • ABADEG - 0912 370 1436
  • Municipal Tourism Office - 0912 930 4547

Location of Mt. Purgatory

  • About Mt. Purgatory
  • Entry point

    Japas Jumpoff

  • Exit point

    Brgy. Ekip

  • Difficulty

    6/9 (Pinoy Mountaineer)

  • Avg. Trip Budget from Manila

    Php 2000 - 3000

  • Hiking Duration

    2 days (~12-16 hours)

  • Elevation in meters

    2,100 MASL

  • Mountain Peaks

    Mt. Pack, Mt. Purgatory, and Mt. Komkompol


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