Kandungaw Peak: Fascinating 360 View


On getting to Kandungaw Peak (Itinerary & Expenses):

Time Route Expenses in Php
6:00 AM – 9:00 AM ETA/D Cebu (South Bus Terminal)- Eskina Dalaguete 120
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM ETD/A Eskina Dalaguete – Brgy Maloray 150
10:00 AM – 12:30 NN Ascend to Kandungaw Peak
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch & PhotoOp
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Descend/Ascend to the Cave
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM Ascend to Sunset Peak
2:20 PM – 2:30 PM Photo op at Sunet Peak
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Descend to the Jump-off Point
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM ETD/A Brgy. Maloray – Mantalungon Market 100
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM ETD/A Mantalungon Market to Cebu City 100

Other Expenses Environmental Fee 30
Lunch, Water, iOn & Trail Foods 150
Flashlight Rental 20/flashlight -You only need onle, anyway. 🙂
Guide Fee 450 / (7) 65
TOTAL Expenses 735

While everyone’s on their Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) Day 2, and we weren’t part of it, we planned to go to Kandungaw Peak! It has been on my list for a while now and finally, we gotta time to do that! I am running out of words as this blog has been sitting on my drafts for almost 3 weeks now. Anyway, below are just few of the snippets that we had in Kandungaw Peak. Seriously, it’s a must-visit in Dalaguete. There’s more to Osmena Peak and the beach in Dalaguete. Look at the fascinating views below when you’re on top of Kandungaw Peak and Sunset Peak.

The trail from the jump-off point going to the peak is one of the easiest trails in Cebu. Your P30 goes a long way. Locals of Brgy. Maloray and the caretakers are making sure to it that going to the peak will be easier to everyone. The trail is an old, adult and child friendly trail and no tall grasses. When we went there, we have we have seen one family who celebrated a birthday in Sunset Peak and after that they proceeded to Kandungaw Peak.

Do not be confused, Kandungaw Peak, Sunset Peak and Lover’s Peak are just facing each other, making a triangle form – which makes easier for everyone to hop on each peaks.

The Registration’s Area
Ready. Set. PIC!
Our very kind guide.

 

Kandungaw Peak from afar.

 

Rest. Relax. Recharge.

 

Almooooooooost there!

 

Who wouldn’t love this view?

 

A jump for joy– because we’re almost there!

 

Almost heaven! 😀

 

Thank God for the good day.

 

Kandungaw Peak

 

To the cave, to the cave.

 

Stones turned to crystals… ehrm– whatever ya may call it. 😀

 

Size of the cave’s entrance.

The Lovers’ Peak.

The Sunset Peak. Sunset Peak accommodates overnight camp for a very minimal fee — and for the guide  (P100/tent). Being on top of these peaks will really leave you fascinated and amazed.

 

Badian Island from afar.

Last shot before we left for Cebu.

 

The Municipality of Dalaguete enforces everyone to wear a helmet. We rented these out for P20.

 

These peaks truly promote and boost the tourism of Dalaguete and both parties benefit to this, however we should still remember and practice the Leave No Trace policy in every place. We are just borrower of the place and we need to properly take care of it. No amount could replace the peaks if eventually this will be ruined by being an irresponsible hiker.

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