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Sirao Peak: Is it worth it?

If you’re a Cebuano, living in the metro, I guess you all heard about Sirao and their famous Sirao flower farm and Sirao Peak. Sirao peak is one of the most common trails to those who love trekking. It has been considered as an easy trail for them given that you have several options on which route to take.

Since my husband love the outdoors — he asked me to join him on an “easy trail” to Sirao Peak. For a beach person like me, trekking is not really one of my favorite things to take. The last time I experienced trekking was 2 years ago when we visited Osmeña Peak — haha! It was just a 30-minute hike from the foot of the mountain. It was pretty easy. So just imagine when he said that it would be around a 4-hr hike!

But then again, I was up for the challenge and joined him one weekend. It started to be an easy trail except for the part wherein we need to pass and climb all the way up to Kabang waterfalls. I need to hold on to rock and boulders without me thinking of looking down or else I may just want to stop on the middle of nowhere. Haha!

Everything went well after the waterfall fiasco. It’s an easy road to take but you need to have the stamina to reach Sirao Peak. If you’re like me who seldom exercise, then it can be a challenge. We had several stops because my legs were already shaking! Hahaha!

Amidst the srtuggle, you can always look back and see the whole metro Cebu behind you! The lush trees and the buildings in a distant made you realize that you are actually near the peak! I was able to ask a lot of “Are we there yet?!” before we reach the peak! Haha!As we reached the summit, I guess it was all worth it when I saw the view — the sunset, the city lights, the sunrise and let’s not forget the endorphins rushing down after the long climb! We spent the night there by the way — it’s cold so bring your jackets if you’re planning to do so as well. 🙂

I didn’t want take the same route going home the next day, so we took the easiest route. It was just a 30-minute hike and you’re already on the road near Sirao flower farm. We then just rode a motorcycle back to the city.

These are just some of the snapshots that I was able to salvage before ze husband deleted the photos on the camera. He thought I was able to export everything in Lightroom so goodbye photos! Haha! He said it can be another reason to go back and take much more beautiful photos. This can be another challenge but I think I still need to think about it. Haha!

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  • Reply
    Meera
    August 9, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Wow. It’s a beautiful location and I’d really want to go there. Loved that house, it has a rustic look. The scenery, yes, it’s worth a lot!! You have shared some great photos. 🙂

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      kris
      August 9, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Thanks,Meera. 🙂

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    Amila
    August 4, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Wow!!amazing pictures.It is nice that you only have to hike for 30 minutes.views are breathtaking.I really like such places to visit

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    Indrani
    August 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    OMG! These pictures are killing me. I so badly want to go there now.
    Such a wonderful doable trek and to get rewarded with these sights is most inspiring.

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    Scenes From Nadine
    August 1, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Stunning photos!!! Wow! It looks like these photos were taken in another country. I’m sure it was exhausting to get to but by looking at the photos,I would say that that view is totally worth the tiring 4-hour hike! Congratulations on surviving it! I don’t know if I will make it alive if I try it!

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you,Nadine. 🙂

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    Clarice of My Metro Lifestyle
    August 1, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Looking at your photos gives me the impression that it is definitely worth it. Not to mention, having another adventure with good friends or loved ones will always be worth the muscle aches and other challenges. I may not be into climbing but I am always looking forward to your posts. You inspire me.

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Awwe, thanks Clarice!:)

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    Dawn
    August 1, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Trekking is not for me, I easily get tired and run out of breath but I did try it once but that one is not too hard to climb so I made it. But trekking is still one of my bucket list so I hope I could catch up with my immune system and start trekking. Haha. Thank you for sharing your experience, I might try this when I visit Cebu someday. Hopefully.

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Hopefully you can visit, Dawn. 🙂

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    Mommy Queenelizabeth
    August 1, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Ive never been into a trail going to a peak and its one of the many things that id like to do! Ive heard quite a lot of good reviews about Sirao Flower farm esp. last summer and it made me want to visit the place too someday soon. Your shots are wonderful and its a really nice bonding with the husband! 🙂

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      i hope you can visit soon! 🙂

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    Teresa
    August 1, 2017 at 5:06 am

    You have beautiful photos of the mountain. I like the photo of the two of you a the peak the most. 🙂 It’s nice that there is a short route to the Flower Farm from the peak. I would most likely take that route also if I went up this mountain. 😉

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you, Teresa! Yep most people took the shorter route and it’s walking distance to the flower farm. 😉

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    Gene Rose
    August 1, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I haven’t been to Cebu unfortunately, and your post is another must visit one for me. I also do not exercise regularly so, I feel you. I’m not a hiker too but, when the opportunity presents itself, I do hike. But I don’t mind the river or waterfall crossing, and I think the view was breathtaking.

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      I hope you can visit soon. There’s a lot of places to explore.

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    Angelie
    July 31, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    These are beautiful photos! Just looking at them made me realize that every climb is worth it! Not everyone was given the priviledge to explore nature in this manner. 🙂

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Thanks, Angelie! 😉

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    Joanna
    July 31, 2017 at 11:33 am

    The photos you took are really beautiful, I can only imagine how amazing watching the sunset over the city from the peak was. The waterfall climb would probably scare me a bit, it does looks pretty dangerous, fit or not. It’s enough for your foot to slip on a wet rock… It’s good to know however that there are other routes as well. Even if it was a 4 hours hike it was definitely worth it for those amazing views! The morning must have been si pretty as well, waking up in the sounds of nature.

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      right on the spot. the city lights looked mesmerizing at night and the sunrise completed the trek before we head back home. 🙂

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    Pia villamor
    July 31, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Like you I’m a sedentary creature. You lost me at 4 hour hike. Hahaha. And that waterfall trek does look pretty daunting! Beautiful beautiful pictures though! It must have been worth the climb to see that gorgeous view! (Ps glad you found an easier way down!)

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      hahaha! I thought they were just kidding about the 4 hr hike too.Lol! Thanks for appreciating my photos. 😉

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    Olivia
    July 31, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I might not have experienced what you did to get up Sirao Peak, but I have to say that the view from the top is definitely worth it! One of the last photos really took my breath away. What is effort if you get to see such a lovely view of nature? Although to be frank I really wouldn’t have agreed in the first place if it were me, haha. I’m more of a forest hike type. Too bad Cebu is too far from home!

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      kris
      August 1, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Haha! I would understand if you would say no to this but yes, the view was great!

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    Swayam Tiwari
    July 27, 2017 at 5:17 am

    From the perspective of a woman ( though I am not one), this trek looks safe. Glorious photos and swirling clouds and mist make this trek a desirable activity. Do other trekkers take the same train as the two of you?

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      kris
      July 27, 2017 at 6:31 am

      Thanks! Yep, it’s a common trail for trekkers. 🙂

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    LaiAriel R. Samangka ( Thelittlelai: Beyond limits)
    July 25, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Wow, I feel you. The first time I trek to Sirao Peak, I didn’t able to make it to the summit because I experienced muscle cramps when we were on the shoulder of Sirao Peak, which is only 20 minutes before I reach the Peak. Then, I made another try just this year, and it was a success. Anyway, Sirao Peak is a really beautiful, I like the trail, the panoramic view and the whole experience as well. I hope to read more of your trekking adventure soon.

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      kris
      July 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Haha! I hope I can deliver, Lai! 😀

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