[CEBU] Kandungaw Peak: Fascinating 360 View

  • Location: Brgy. Maloray, Dalaguete, Cebu
  • Hike Date: November 19, 2017

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 =P120
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM ETD/A Eskina Dalaguete – Brgy Maloray =P150
  • 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 =P100
  • 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM ETD/A Mantalungon Market to Cebu City =P100
Other Expenses:
  • Environmental Fee 30
  • Lunch, Water, iOn & Trail Foods 150
  • Flashlight Rental 20/flashlight -You only need one, anyway. 🙂
  • Guide Fee 450 / (7) 65
  • TOTAL Expenses 735

Other notes:

  • Bring your pack lunch.
  • There are few stores at the jump-off but they do not serve lunch.
  • The motorcycles from Eskina Dalaguete will be waiting for you all throughout the hike, that’s why they will ask you to pay P300. You can opt to do it one way though.
  • For the side trip, you can visit the strawberry farm just few meters away from the jump-off point, or if you still have time, you can still go to Osmena Peak.
  • Leave no trace. Respect wildlife.
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 beaches in Dalaguete. Below are just few of the snippets that we took when we were in Kandungaw Peak.


The jump-off point is just beside the national road, easy, ayt?


Our local guide- not an optional. The coordinator will give you guide once you get there.


Stairway to the peak- Seriously, these steps are pretty difficult.

Kandungaw Peak

Take 5! 


The most challenging part of the trail.


Kandungaw Peak

One of our favorite spots-


…because we’re almost there!!!


I’ll reach that flag—-




Whew! Finally, we’re at the peak!

Few meters below Kandungaw is a small cave where you can see these crystals-like stones that were formed through the ages… This is where your P20 for the flashlight goes. 😀




Few meters away is the Sunset Peak—– where you can see the Badian island as well as the chocolate hills like.

KandungawPeak 2

The Sunset Peak from Kandungaw’s POV- There’s a camp site on this peak.


Sunset Peak: Kandungaw Peak at the back.

Sunset Peak

…and Badian Island at the back.

Lovers Peak

The Lover’s Peak.

Lovers Peak 2

A fuller view of the Lover’s Peak from the Sunset’s Peak POV.

It was 2PM when we descended, we just decided not to go the the Lover’s Peak anymore as everyone seems to be exhausted because it was too hot and there was no shade along the way (haha, di sa arte, kapoy ra jud kay init kaayu! haha).


Time to go back to Cebu! Thank you, Brgy. Maloray.

The Municipality of Dalaguete enforces everyone to wear a helmet. We rented these 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. At the end of the day 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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