The Sirao Peak can be considered an easy climb for veteran climbers, but it may be somewhat challenging for those who are not quite used to exercising their muscles out on a mountain. While it is also known as Kan-Irag Peak, some mountaineers say its original name is Sibugay Peak. It is around 700 meters above sea level and reaching the summit gives visitors a panoramic view of Cebu.
While you can climb the Sirao Peak and go back down to civilization within a day, you might be interested in spending the night on top of the mountain. Nothing beats sleeping under the night sky with the stars shining down on you. You will also have an awesome view of the city when the lights turn on at night. There are two campsites at the Sirao Peak. The first campsite is at the Sirao Peak itself. You can find a good spot on the peak and pitch your tent there. The second campsite is located at the foot of Mt. Kan-Irag, which is accessible through the Budlaan Trail.
There are two known trails going up the peak. The first trail is the Budlaan Trail where you pass through the Budlaan River. This trail also brings you close to the Tinisik-uwang Falls and the Kabang Falls. You will get to climb huge boulders on your way to the peak using this trail. The trek will take around four to six hours depending on how fit you are.
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