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First Ever Trekking Adventure in Osmeña Peak at Dalaguete, Cebu




Osmeña Peak is known as the highest peak in Cebu. It is a very popular trekking destination for locals. Even trekking enthusiast from other provinces visit Cebu to experience the beauty of nature the place shows.

It was November last year when I first got interested about Osmeña Peak. I then made a quick research of the place and I found many good reviews and comments of fellow bloggers based on their experience. I'd like to try trekking and experience the place  that time but I don't have any companion to do the adventure. It would be very lonely going on a trekking adventure alone in a secluded place, right?

January 2014 when a friend of mine told me that she and her barkadas have plans made for O'Peak adventure. I automatically ask if I can join them in their little adventure because I have listed Osmeña Peak and Obong Spring as first and second item in TFN Bucket List 2014, which means I can accomplish two items in the bucket list if they allow me to join. Good thing! An outsider is welcome in their group (^_^ happy face).

Here's the little plan for Dalaguete adventure:

21 Feb '14 - We will be heading Dalaguete, Cebu around 9PM. We will be staying overnight in the house of my friend's friend's boyfriend.

22 Feb '14 - Early in the morning, maybe around 4AM if we wake up early, we'll be heading Osmeña Peak. In the afternoon, we'll have a nice cold swim in Obong Spring and go home in Cebu City in the evening.


It's the O'Peak out there. Nice view huh?

On the day of our trip, I got home from work around 5:30PM; I've packed my things and got ready to go in South Bus Terminal where we will be boarding a bus going to Dalaguete, Cebu. It was quarter to 10PM when our group boarded a bus bound for Alcoy, Cebu, the towm next to Dalaguete. We arrived in Poblacion, Dalaguete pass 12AM.

Woke up around 5AM, got ready for our little trekking adventure early in the morning though the plan is we're going head in the place 4AM but maybe we're just tired of the late night bus trip to Dalaguete. But it's okay, we have the whole day to spend.

We rode a habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) going to Mantalungon, Dalaguete where O'Peak is situated. More or less 40 minutes travel time. And started trekking where the habal-habal dropped us going to the peak. It's just a short trek, more or less 30 minutes of walking narrow trails.

The view you can see in the surrounding of the O'Peak.
The view in the right side of the peak.

Midway to the right.

The view in the left side of the peak.

Now it's time for solo and group photos!

Strangers before, now adventure buddies!

These people are good company, thanks!

Wondering if I go trekking again here traverse Kawasan Falls. ^^

A wondering shot again. Hahahaha!

My baby and I. Sweet!

It's a very great experience we have there in Osmeña Peak. I'd be willing to go there again if there's time. And I'll try the longer trekking this time.

I'd like to thank Honey and her friends for letting me and my baby join their trip. Thanks guys! Till next time!

20 comments:

  1. Honey AbesiaMarch 04, 2014

    You are always welcome jai. 'till the next trip. Let's explore the world and appreciate the beauty of nature and God's creation altogether..

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    1. Yeah! Let's do that Hon. Tell me if naa lain planned trip. Thanks a lot!

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  2. AnonymousMay 22, 2014

    Hi! From dalaguete junction to tingko beach in alcoy, malapit lng ba? Ilang hours ang travel?

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    1. Hello! Malapit lang, mga 20 to 30 minutes travel lang.

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  3. AnonymousJuly 29, 2014

    More or less how much po ang magagastos?

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    1. Malaki nah ata ang 500 kung gusto mu lang talaga makarating doon. Excluding siguro sa fare mu in going to Dalaguete which is less than 100 din.

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  4. is overnyt camping allowed in the area? do we need guide way up?

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    1. Yes, overnight camping is allowed. Actually you can follow the trail or just ask the motorcycle driver you've hired where to start and you'll find your way there. ^^

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  5. Hi!
    Ask ko lang kung ilan hrs niyo siya tinrek? at d naman siya mahirap?

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    1. It won't take an hour actually. Madali lang naman patungo dun Bernadette. No worries!

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  6. Is it ok for kids (7-12) to climb?

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    1. Yes it's ok as long as the weather is great and you are there to support in case the kid is exhausted walking. It really depends to you. ^^

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  7. hai,,,,,nag plan kami ng friends ko pumunta dyan sa peak
    kapag nakarating kami sa dalaguete saan ba a check point?.. may tour guide ba?
    uhm... ilan kaya ma gastos?....... we were from cebu city,,,

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    1. Baba lang kayo sa Dalaguete proper, motorcycle for hire are waiting for tourist going to the peak there. Walang tour guide but you can ask a kid from there to accompany you going to the peak. Just do give a tip after the trek. 500 pesos will be enough back and forth from Cebu City, excluding your food.

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  8. Hi. Is the road safe, especially when riding a habal-habal? My friends and I are planning to go there tomorrow but I heard a feedback from my mom's friend that it was dangerous.

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    1. Hello Zyra, the road is fine and it's not rainy season so the roads are dry, there's nothing to worry. You know sometimes people say the exaggeration when thinking about safety. Go girl!

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  9. araw-araw ba may napunta sa peak? kasi ako lang mag-isa. sabay nalang sana ko paakyat.hehehe

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    1. Hello Liz, visitors normally come in the morning. We'll you can ask for a guide there. Children are waiting for first time visitors to guide for a tip of course.

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  10. Hi po..ask lang po kung magkano pamasahe from s.bus cebu to dalaguete?including habalhabal...ksi po sabi nyo sa comment 500 ok na back n forth.

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    1. Hi Nel! Yes, kung pamasahe lang kasya na yung 500. Let's say 120pesos from cebu city to dalaguete and 100pesos for the habal2x fare. That's a total of 220 pesos one way, double that for your whole trip and it won't reach 500 pesos. Good day!

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