Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu
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Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

By on September 1, 2016

Exploring the scenic Mount Kan-irag was an absolute treat, and the icing of the cake to our most recent weekend adventure. Although we took the easier trail from Ayala Heights, it was still a lovely bonus, capping off a breathtaking and heart-pumping trek in Mount Babag. With its awe-inspiring panoramic views and fresh mountain breeze, Mount Kan-irag was for me one of the highlights of our awesome barkada trip!

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

So, how did we get there? After bidding farewell to Marky and the rest of the club in Chalet Hills, we took a habal-habal ride by pairs to Ayala Heights.  Afterwards, we walked and talked for a few minutes within the trail, until we found a shady area where we took our lunch.

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While some were preparing for lunch, Wilfred and Kevin were a bit busy taking pictures of the picturesque rolling hills and trees. Like them, I couldn’t also resist the urge to snap photographs of the trail’s verdant and outstanding landscapes.Mount Kan-irag: The Cherry On Top To Our Fascinating Sunday Adventure

Mount Kan-irag: The Cherry On Top To Our Fascinating Sunday Adventure

With a full stomach and a rejuvenated spirit, I, together with my intrepid and youthful hiking pals, marched on the trail. We we’re spearheaded by Sheng, who was the only person in the group who had any hiking experience to Mount Kan-irag.

Along the way, we saw some interesting flora and amicable farm animals.

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Then, we walk up a few rocky slopes and through tall cogon grass.

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

We, finally, reached the peak where we were treated to a majestic overlooking view of Metro Cebu. I haven’t been everywhere in Cebu, but I must say Mount Kan-irag is, thus far, one of the best lookout points in the whole province.Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

I sat there for minutes, soaked in the scenery, breathed in fresh air, and relaxed my senses, trying to alleviate the stresses caused by my bustling city life. To make things even better, I was in company with a bunch of like-minded people who were just as blissful and grateful as I was to see such beauty.

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

Raymond, our good friend from Netherlands, also had a swell time hiking Mount Kan-Irag.

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

Later on, we roamed around the area to see more great views as well as to admire its natural beauty.

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The only thing I didn’t like about Sirao Peak was the trash scattered all over the area. As a matter of fact, I even saw a couple of used panty-liners (so disgusting) in Mount Kan-irag.

In the near future, I hope people visiting Mount Kan-irag will wholeheartedly practice the seven Leave No Trace principles.

For a few minutes, we – me, Sheng, Kevin, Christine, Donna and Wilfred – sat in a shaded area, and talked about our future hiking and adventure plans.  Though it was a rather short chat, we made some progress figuring out which place should our next trip take place.

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

We wanted to stay there until later afternoon, but Raymond and Vine had other plans, so we descended back to Ayala Heights. Then, the couple chartered a habal-habal for their return ride to JY center.

As for the rest of squad, we went to Sirao Flower Garden, fittingly nicknamed as the mini Amsterdam of Cebu, to relax and feast our eyes on a colorful mishmash of celosia flowers.

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

We also spent over 30 minutes inside the farm, just sitting on a tree, and indulging on the refreshing mountain air.  All of a sudden, people noticed our sweet spot, and they began flocking the area.

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

Ultimately, we left the farm, hiked to the main road to catch a V-hire back to the central part of Cebu.

We waited there for almost 20 minutes since most of the V-hires heading back to Cebu were full of passengers. Luckily for us, a pair of good Samaritans riding on an elf truck gave us a lift to JY Center. As I’ve said before, good people still exist in this world!

Mount Kan-irag: One Of The Most Scenic Lookouts In Cebu

My Sunday visit to Mount Kan-irag was nothing short of amazing. Not only was I awestruck by its grandeur, but I also had a few good friends who made the trip worthwhile.  Honestly, I’m really glad to have these people in my side, hiking with me and exploring the charms of Cebu. Hopefully, we’ll have more mind-blowing and exciting escapades together for years to come.

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6 Comments
  1. Reply

    Mary Mousy

    September 30, 2016

    Ask lang ko, unsay cam imong gamit?

    • Reply

      chuckzster

      September 30, 2016

      Thanks Mary. Glad you like my blog. As for my cam, D5200. When mu adtu? Bacn mag abot ta didtu..

  2. Reply

    C Jak

    February 10, 2017

    how long is the hike from start to finish? Thanks!

    • Reply

      chuckzster

      February 10, 2017

      From Ayala Heights, it will probably take less than 20 minutes to get to the top. If, however, you’re going to hike Sirao via Budlaan, it may take about 4 hours or more, depending on your fitness level. In our case, we took the easier trail since we just finished hiking Mount Babag. In other words, Sirao Peak was just a side trip to our Babag trek. Cheers!

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    Ace and Demi

    February 23, 2017

    Hi! We’re planning to trek Mt Kan-irag this weekend. How’s the trail? We haven’t been there, so we’re wondering if it’s okay to climb it without a guide.

    I’d appreciate your response. 🙂

    Blessings!

    • Reply

      chuckzster

      February 23, 2017

      I think you need to be accompanied by someone who has been there, especially if you’re taking the Budlaan trail. 😉

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