Four Lakes - Kabayan, Benguet, Philippines
Around last week of March 2016, we decided to visit the well know Four Lakes of Kabayan, Benguet.
Upon entering Ballay, Kabayan, the barangay where Four Lakes is situated, we could already feel the change of temperature where cold wind is starting to reach our skins. It was sunny yet it feels like December weather is just around but surely, it would be the kind of climate you'll love and visit once in a while.
Nearing to our destination, you could already view one of the Four Lakes along the road, the Tabeyo Lake. We arrived early but some tourist are already there and others even camp out near Tabeyo Lake. Not included in the photo but a registration site for visitors or tourists is also near lake Tabeyo,
Image 01 - A view of Tabeyo Lake
After enjoying the view, taking some pictures, registering, we headed to the next lake. It was road away from the first lake and we need to enter the mountain to take a glimpse of the next lake. There, we started hiking and taking pictures along the way for the beautiful and forest like path were walking. It was a mossy forest where trees, branches, leaves are all over in your left and right and even in your path.
And we have arrived. Below is the glimpse of Ambulalakaw Lake.
Image 02 - Ambulalakaw Lake
Not that far from lake Ambulalakaw, we have entered a misty or foggy part where Detepngepos Lake is viewed. Though it is not that misty that you can't see your surroundings and the mist sometimes disappear when rays of sun hit the place.
Image 03 - Detepngepos Lake
It was already around lunch time before we have arrived in the last lake with all the hiking, taking pictures which usually consumes most of our time. :)
Finally, the Incolos Lake. We clearly do not see any water like the three lakes but you'll feel like walking on foam when passing Incolos Lake. It is said to be that the lake has been covered already by some amount of land enough to cover the whole lake. This why, tourist are to walk along the side of the lake since the center of the lake may act like a quick sand upon stepping.
We found some spot near Incolos Lake where we had our picnic lunch. After our lunch, we headed back using the same path we used and prepared to go home after an awesome adventure.
Image 04 - Incolos Lake
In addition, there are some tales beyond each of the lake where their name is based on. You might want to ask the local tour guides once you have the chance to visit these mystical lakes of Kabayan, Benguet.
Also, Junior Pulag is also near the Four Lakes though we did not hike it during our trip.