Osmeña Peak | An Overnight Camp

Osmeña Peak is known to be the highest peak in Cebu, located in Mantalungon, Dalaguete. This mountain is the most favorite peak for most climbers in Cebu. It has a great campsite and a magnificent view. Unlike any other mountains in Cebu, Osmeña Peak has a jagged edge hills which makes it unique. Weather in the area can be unpredictable at times, that is why it is best to hike or camp during summer. You can still access it anytime you want, just remember to prepare before heading out there especially during rainy season.
Well, just last month a friend of mine came back home from Australia. We went to Osmeña Peak for an overnight camp. It was July and just the beginning of rainy season. We got ourselves prepared for the heavy rain and  strong winds. Fortunately, lucky for us the weather that night was great. There wasn’t even one drop of rain and a warm sunrise woke us up in our comfortable sleep the next day.
HOW TO GET THERE:
You can reach Mantalungon by mini-bus. There is a Terminal for Mantalungon mini-bus in Caltex gasoline station just near carbon market and USJR.  It’s a 2-3 hours travel from Cebu City proper to Mantalungon, a municipality in Dalaguete which will be your jump-off point for the hike.  You’ll know when your already in Mantalungon when your welcome with a large banner “Welcome to Mantalungon” on the road.
Just ahead, you’ll find Mantalungon’s public market. From there you can start your hike up to Osmeña Peak.
Osmeña Peak [backtrack] Itinerary
DAY 1
0700 Assembly time @ Caltex near USJR/carbon market
0800 ETD Mantalungon
1200 ETA Mantalungon, Lunch, Last minute shopping
1400 Start trekking to Osmeña Peak, Load water
1600 ETA Osmeña Peak
1700 Picture taking, pitch tent, prepare dinner
1800 Dinner, SOCIALS
1900 MAOY mode
2100 Lights off
DAY 2
0500 Wake-up call
0600 Sight seeing, picture2x
0700 Prepare breakfast & pack lunch; Breakfast;
0800 Start trekking back to Mantalungon
1000 ETA Mantalungon; ETD Dalaguete Proper/Cebu City
1300 ETA Cebu City
***Possible sidetrip in Obong Spring
Osmeña Peak Traverse Kawasan Itinerary

DAY 1
0700 Assembly time @ Caltex near USJR/carbon market
0800 ETD Mantalungon
1200 ETA Mantalungon, Lunch, Last minute shopping
1400 Start trekking to Osmeña Peak, Load water
1600 ETA Osmeña Peak
1700 Picture taking, pitch tent, prepare dinner
1800 Dinner, SOCIALS
1900 MAOY mode
2100 Lights off

DAY 2 TRAVERSE
0500 Wake-up call
0600 Sight seeing, picture2x
0700 Prepare breakfast & pack lunch; Breakfast; Load water
0800 Start trekking to Kawasan
1200 Lunch on trail
1400 ETA Kawasan
1700 ETD City/ SIDETRIP to MOALBOAL

DAY 3 MOALBOAL (optional)
1300 ETD cebu city
1600 Home Sweet Home ^_^

Estimated Expenses per Person: P350
Cebu to Mantalungon – P100 [one way]
Badian to Cebu City  – P150 [one way]
Miscellaneous [food, drinks, etc.]- P100

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