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5 Things not to miss out in Osmeña Peak

Anyone living in Cebu is familiar with the highest peak in the island of Cebu which is approximately 1000 meters above sea level. The peak is known to be one easy trek that you can always visit over the weekend. I’ve visited the place at least once and I am still in awe. This are the 5 things you should be missing if you haven’t been to Osmeña peak.

The jagged hills. These picturesque view is something that’s very common to the people who have reached Osmeña peak. Common, yet, everyone is always mesmerized even if it’s not their first climb on this peak. The multiple jagged hills looks like a rugged version of the infamous Chocolate Hills of Bohol, grouped together, overlooking Badian shorelines. This breathtaking view will welcome you right after you reach the summit.

opeak_sunsetThe amazing sunset. I may have talked about sunsets for most of my posts but I can’t get to miss this one out. We were planning to stay overnight and were decided to start trekking around 4 pm, I guess. We’re lucky enough to still see the sunset view bidding us goodbye for the day.


The camping experience. They usually say that it’s zero visibility when you go camping at the peak. Thick mist will be all over the place, making it so freezing at night. We brought the right things to prepare but we were greeted by stars and an ample amount of cold breeze. With the stars right above us, I can say that everyone were happy campers for the night. 🙂

Hello morning sun! You could have the best of both worlds on Osmeña peak. Aside from the dramatic sunset, you will also witness the sunrise! Hitting two birds in one stone if you go camping. This is a very easy trek so you can always choose to just stay for a while and pick the day’s highlight.  Some will went too early to catch the sun and some will do the trek later during sunset time. You choose, but you can always have both. 🙂


The guides. Well, seriously you won’t need a guide. haha! There’s a clear path to follow to reach the summit, although you can’t just say no to the kids offering to be your guides. They won’t asked for a specific amount, they would just let you decide how much will you compensate them. haha! They’re too helpful to offer us a hand with some of our things. You can also asked them to buy something from the foot of the mountain (In case you forget something), before they leave. It’s amazing how they’ll just breeze through the rocky path and run all the way down.

How to get there:

  • Ride a bus from South Bus terminal and asked to be dropped off to Mantalungon junction. (Php 105.00)
  • Motorcycles will be in line on the junction, willing to dropped you off at Mantalungon market (some wanted to start trekking from there) or at the foot of the mountain (the easier and faster option). (Php 100.00/person)

 

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    Rome of Basta Bisaya
    October 18, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Looks great! Been there na sad, and, yes, di gyod needed ang guides! Hahaha. Sayon ra kaayo siya!

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      Kris
      October 18, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Bitaw pero malingqw nlang kas hard selling sa mga bata..hehe

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    El Mundo
    October 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I’ve been planning to visit Osmena Peak but it was never realized yet. Thanks for this post, I now have a short guide on how to get there and what to expect in Osmena Peak.

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      Kris
      October 18, 2016 at 11:17 am

      You’re welcome! I hope you can visit soon!

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    Pam @ Hey, Miss Adventures!
    October 15, 2016 at 2:46 am

    The first time we went to OPeak, we walked from the market to the peak. The kids said it would take us 30 minutes but it took us an hour! It wasn’t as breathtaking just yet; it was high noon and there was no shade so we slept it off inside our tent. We also had the campsite all to ourselves. Haha. We did enjoy the view when it was starting to get dark but we weren’t prepared for the temperature. It was freezing cold even when we had our jackets!

    But OPeak is a really great experience and you had awesome photos to boot. 😀

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      kris
      October 16, 2016 at 1:01 am

      omg! Lucky for us we had our jackets. hehe!

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    Ramzy Magbitang
    October 10, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Your photos are quite amazing as usual! And all this time, I can’t believe I’ve never gone there once! It’s almost ridiculous at this point. I’ve always had some abstract plans with friends, but as they say: “puros ra drawing”, and none of the plannings have actually come to life. Hopefully soon though! Haha

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      Kriswanders
      October 12, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Climb na soon! 😀

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    Sam
    October 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    What an awesome experience! I also went to Osmena Peak, and it was the highlight of my Cebu trip, to be honest. The place is just magical. I’m surprised not a lot of shows are filmed here. It’s a huge plus that you camped there! I bet it’s freezing!

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      Kris
      October 18, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Awwe! Im glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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    Rea Alducente
    October 10, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I’ve been there once! We went early because we didn’t have plans to camp although I would love to one day. The idea of a pitch black night sky with sparkling stars is amazing! We witnessed the sunrise when we were on the motorcycle going there so I was taking photos while on the scene of Fast and Furious. Lol

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    Mimi Gonzales
    October 10, 2016 at 6:14 am

    I’ve missed Osmena Peak! And I love how you take those pictures 🙂 It’s been two years since I went there and I see not much has changed. I loved the climb going there and seeing the breathtaking views at the peak. Can’t wait to plan another trip back there!

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      Kris
      October 18, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you! It was the only time I visited as well and I haven’t got any plans to go back yet. 🙂

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    MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld
    October 10, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Your photos are absolutely stunning! The colours make everything look so surreal – and to camp up there under thousands of stars in the clear night sky would have been absolutely incredible!

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    ROBERT LEE
    October 9, 2016 at 10:37 am

    That is so nice! You say it is an easy trek huh? Next time I go to Cebu, I am asking my friend to bring me there! Osmena Peak is now on top of my to do list in Cebu!

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      Kris
      October 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      Super easy, sir! Hehe

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    Christina Pfeiffer
    October 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Osmena Peak looks lovely and lush. Fabulous photos of a little-known yet beautiful spot in the Philippines. I was amazed at the number of tents!

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      Kris
      October 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      It’s a local attraction here in Cebu, Philippines. 🙂

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    Love from Scotland
    October 8, 2016 at 10:45 am

    What fantastic photos. I love the one of the kids! We are thinking of starting wild camping in Scotland next year and I so looking forward to waking up with the sunrise on a mountain.

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      Kriswanders
      October 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

      That’s surely an exciting activity! 😀

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