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Conquering Mount Lanaya (Kalo-Kalo Peak) via Legaspi Trail, Alegria

The beautiful Mt. Lanaya emerges over Alegria like a timeless sentinel. Conquering Mount Lanaya, also known as Kalo-Kalo Peak via Legaspi trail is never easy as one needs to scramble up a constant 60 to 70 degree slope which is mostly made up of loose rocks. Some parts might reach a 90-degree slope and ropes are highly recommended as aid to climb. During the ascent, the hardest to battle is the scorching heat which adds up to the baggage. Most parts of the trek has no shade since there are no trees to provide one. Nevertheless, everything we experience was worthwhile. In this post, I am going to share to you our experience in conquering Mount Lanaya.

conquering mt. lanaya

There were thirteen of us who took the challenge in conquering Mount Lanaya. Since all of us except for one, are first timers, we needed a guide! Actually, we had two. Departing from South Bus Terminal in Cebu City, we took the three-hour ride going to Centro Alegria. From there, we rode a tricycle going to Brgy. Hall for registration. Below is a detailed itinerary of our experience.

Day 01 (May 11, 2019)

  • 0230 Meet at South Bus Terminal, Cebu City
  • 0300 Expected departure from Cebu South Bus Terminal
  • 0700 Expected time of arrival at Alegria. Have breakfast.
  • 0800 Travel to Brgy. Legaspi. Fill up registration, get guide and pay fees.
  • 0900 Commence trek via Legaspi trail
  • 11:30 Arrival at Campsite (Windows XP). Have rest.
  • 12:30 Resume ascending to Kalo-Kalo Peak
  • 14:30 Reached the summit. Picture taking.
  • 15:30 Descent back to Campsite
  • 17:00 Arrival at Campsite. Cook dinner. Watch sunset.
  • 20:00 Dinner. Devotion and Fellowship. Star Gazing.
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Day 02 (May 12, 2019)

  • 0600 Wake Up. Break Camp. Preparation for Descending.
  • 0700 Descend to Highway.
  • 0830 Reached Highway. Breakfast..
  • 0930 Wait for bus. Return to Cebu City.

Going to the Campsite (Windows XP)

From the Brgy. Hall, everyone ascended to the camp site known as Windows XP. Until now, I don’t know why it’s named as such. We even forgot to ask the locals. Nevertheless, the trail going to the campsite is easy but very open. So, having the right sun protection is a must. Windows XP is an ideal campsite because it provides a breathtaking sunset view facing the Negros Island.

Arrival at Campsite

We arrive at Windows XP campsite at noon time to be exact starting from the highway. We took a short rest before resuming the trek to the summit.

conquering mt. lanaya
conquering mt. lanaya
the beautiful view from the campsite

Conquering Mount Lanaya and Reaching the Summit

I wasn’t able to take so much pictures during the ascent because I was left too busy holding my grips due to the very steep slope and loose rocks. Nevertheless, reaching the summit and given the 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains and waters make everything worthwhile.

conquering mt. lanaya

…at last, the summit!

conquering mt. lanaya
conquering mt. lanaya
conquering mt. lanaya

Camping at Windows XP

The best part of the campsite is the provision of the breathtaking sunset view. What a wonderful sight You had us witnessed!

conquering mt. lanaya
view from our tent
conquering mt. lanaya
watching sunset
conquering mt. lanaya
dinner time

The next day, we woke up with a great sense of satisfaction and privilege for having this as a success. What a beauty we had witnessed here!

conquering mt. lanaya
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Tia McKinzie
Tia McKinzie
May 16, 2020 2:22 am

That sounds like a heck of a hike! I would love to go and do it! I haven’t been hiking in years

Recovering Superwoman
May 14, 2020 8:30 am

I’m already so hurting for travel, and this post really did it for me. How fortunate to have been able to experience this!

May 14, 2020 2:14 am

What a neat experience! This would be a great accomplishment to make it to the top. Such amazing views!
May 13, 2020 11:15 pm

Climbing up a mountain is such an awesome experience, I can’t help but remember when we explored a mini mountain before.

World In Eyes
World In Eyes
May 13, 2020 7:54 pm

Wow, your exposure visit of mount lanaya seems great, I really like the detailed itinerary of your visit , it shows the well planned schedule

Arugba Stanley
May 13, 2020 7:24 pm

You guys have a lot of fun!! Mehn, the view from that top is amazing from here…and I wonder how much fascinating it’s going to be when you’re there in person.

May 13, 2020 9:48 am

Looks like a great challenge! I love the photos of your fun adventure.

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