A Day Hike from (Budlaan to Sirao)

A Day hike from Budlaan to Sirao Peak 

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Thoughts on going the wilderness of nature excites me. Especially I’ve been hearing a lot of stories about Budlaan trek to Sirao Peak. Through social media, I met my elementary batch mate as he shared on the group chat about asking school supply donation they’ll be needing on their trek for a cause. Because of that, I got interested in his activities and found out he had been to different mountains. If you’re a tech-savvy person it’ll be easy for you to search someone online. In a short span of time, I was able to show my interest to join in their hike activities. During that time they’ll be having a trekking event at Mt. Lanaya in Alegria Cebu. The 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Mt. Lanaya is popular for its Windows 8 overlooking on the peak of the mountain.

Why windows 8? I asked Ronaldo my batch mate, he said: ” check your desktop either a laptop or PC, one of the wallpapers has a great landscape of a mountain.” So probably Mt. Lanaya’s view on top is the same as the wallpaper or screensaver on your pc/laptop. However; I can’t join them because I had a scheduled day tour to Camotes Island with foreign friends. Check out my Day tour escapade in Camotes for more details.

There are things you need to consider as joiners for this trek. You need to do some research about the place. Read blogs and experiences to those who already had their trek from Budlaan to Sirao peak. Assess yourself if you’re fit enough to join. If you’re a newbie you need to prepare yourself especially if you don’t do regular exercise. Because it may shock your muscles and you will experience muscle cramps for a couple of days.

As for my experience, I always end up having muscle cramps in my legs for 2-3 days because I always bring unnecessary things. If your backpack is heavy you always exert strength through your legs in hiking especially if there are rocky parts on your trek. So don’t put too much loads in your bag. Only necessary things should be considered and you should have a lightweight bag.

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Credits to our guide for the itinerary 🙂 

Budlaan to Sirao Itinerary
February 25, 2018 (Day 1)
1000 – Meet Up (Gaisano Grand Talamban) (Make sure you already eat your lunch)
1100 – ETD to Barangay Budlaan
1130 – ETA Brgy. Budlaan (Set up things and registration)
1200 – Start Trek
1300-  ETA Kabang Falls
1300 – 1400 – Picture2x and Ligo ug ganahan (Taking pictures & take a quick dip in the falls)
1400 – Continue Trek to Sirao Peak
1630 – ETA Sirao peak
1630 – Tent and Dinner Preparation

1700 – Trek to Sirao Garden for Dayhikers
(80 to 100 Pesos Habal2x going to JY Lahug)
(25 Vhire @ Canada Drive Highway)
1730 – ETA @ Sirao Garden (Habal2x Post)

1900 – Dinner time for Campers
2000 – Socials (Talk about adventure plans and more events)
2200 – LIGHTS OFF

February 26, 2018 (Day 2)
0500 – WAKE UP CALL
0500 – 0600 – Breakfast Preparation and sunrise picture taking
0630 – Breakfast
0700 – Picture2x and Cleaning time
0800 – Trek to Sirao Garden
0830 – ETA Sirao Garden
0900 – ETD going to JY Lahug Cebu
1100 – ETA @ JY Lahug

Things to bring:
Foods:
Easy to eat foods
Can goods
Slice Bread
Rice (wala pa maluto) /Uncook
Water
Note: iyahay lang ta ug dala and itapok lang nato inig dinner para madaghan.
(AYAW JUD KALIMTE AND TAGAY, Dala lang ganahan magdala hihihi kiki emoticon)
(Individualls will bring their foods and to be share with everyone. Alcohol is an option)
For breakfast:
Coffee
Cup noodles
Buner and Cookset: cover by Master BENNEDICT
(BUTANE kay magdala lang pud ko para incase(LANDO))
Clothing:
Jacket
Extra Shirts
Towel/Shower Towel
Tent – Kamo lang sabot ug unsa planu ninyu sa tent
Flashlight ug naa mo. ( Don’t forget the tent and Flashlight)
Transportation:
30 persos from Gaisano to Brgy. Budlaan each
80 to 100 pesos habal from sirao to JY
30 – 35 pesos vhire from canada drive to JY
35 – 40 pesos Jeep from sirao to JY (panagsa ra mo agi)
Food expenses:
200 pesos each
TOTAL Damage = 350 pesos each

The suggested Itinerary is good to those who would like to camp at Sirao peak.

 

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