The Mountain Provinces, composed of Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga and Apayao, are called such because of their majestic, mountain ranges that are not present in the plains of the lowlands. Some portions of Kalinga and Apayao are flatlands and some portions are composed of verdant mountains.
The highest peak is found in Benguet Province, and there were reports of hail rains during wet seasons. Understandably, it is the coldest part of the country.
The flora and fauna are also incredible in these mountains. If a botanist would visit them, he would presumably find exotic plants.
The Kalinga Mountains are known to grow a variety of edible wild fruits. Wild berries, guavas, and bananas abound that one cannot go hungry. Waterfalls, fresh spring waters are also common occurrences.
Here are some pictures of the mountain ranges of the Mountain Provinces.
All pictures are courtesy of Arvie Gaye Trinidad