Kabayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet. It is located on the eastern part of Benguet, bounded on the north by Buguias, on the south by Bokod, west by Atok, while on the eastern border are Tinoc, Ifugao and Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya.
Kabayan is approximately 335 kilometers north of Manila. From Baguio City, Kabayan is 85 kilometers northeast travelling through the Baguio-Ambuclao-Bokod-Kabayan Road. Taking the Halsema Highway, then following the Abatan-Buguias-Kabayan Road, the town can be reached after covering a distance of 118 kilometers.
The second highest mountain in the Philippines, Mt. Pulag is found in this municipality. The lowest elevation is 1,000 meters above sea level while the highest elevation is at 2,922 meters above sea level. The municipality's terrain is generally steep to very steep slopes with few rolling foothills and mountain plateaus.
According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 12,344 people in 2,063 households.
The municipality is inhabited by Ibalois, Kalanguyas and Kankanaeys tribe. Each of these tribes has its own beginning. The Ibalois are the majority tribe who trace their origin to a settlement in Kabayan known as Embosi. Hence, Kabayan is known as the seat of the Ibaloi culture.
Kabayan is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.
Agriculture is the major industry of the locality where they are known for their kintoman, coffee and cauliflower. The kintoman is a brown aromatic rice.
The municipality has two seasons - dry and wet. The coldest temperature is at 19.4 degrees Celsius while the warmest is at 40 degrees Celsius. The dry season lasts from December to March and the wet season, the remaining months.
1. Timbac Caves
2. Opdas Caves
3. Tinongchol Burial Rock
4. Mt. Pulag