Trekking in Mount Naupa: Same Trail, Different Story

Mount Naupa ranks as the 8 highest mountain in Central Visayas with a height of 584 meters above sea level. It is situated Naga Cebu with an eye catching and breathtaking view of sunset and sunrise. I’ve been into Mt. Naupa for 3 times and yet each trek has it’s own beautiful story.

HOW TO GET THERE?

  • The Meet-up.
    • Jolibee Basak fronting Shopwise.
      Beside Jolibee, there are several Jeepney there going to Naga with a fare of Php12.00. Just tell the driver to drop you off in Tungkop Naga in front of Tinongs bakery. It takes more or less 30 minutes if there is no traffic.
  • The Motorcycle Ride.
    • Tungkop Naga front of Tinongs bakery.
      There are several motorcycle that can take you to jump off (Sto. Nino Cogon Chapel) that can accommodate 2 passengers each. It will cost Php50 per person. The ride is not that difficult except that it has an ascending and rocky road when you are approaching the chapel. It takes around 30 minutes ride.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

  • The Trek and Trail.
    If it is your first time to trek, you can ask the local at the Sto. Nino Cogon Chapel to guide you. You just have to bargain with them for their asking rate. The trail is relatively easy on the fist half of the trail. There is an ascent on the second half which may quite difficult if you are not an experience mountaineer. You just have to take time to rest and catch your breath. You will get there. It takes an hour or less to get to the peak.
  • The Sunset and Sunset.
    The most awaited moment in the afternoon and in the morning is witnessing the beautiful and amazing sunset and sunrise that slowly changes its color – orange, pink, purple dusk over tangerine woods!

HOW TO EXIT?

Back trail to Sto. Nino Cogon Chapel. There are motorcycle there that can take you back to Tungkop Naga. I haven’t try the other trail yet.

EXPERIENCES:

12/29/2015 w/ Eddu and AJ.

Just because Mt. Naupa is on our 2015 bucket-list on mountains to climb in 2015, a group of 3 flexible and outgoing people had a chitchat on the night of 12/28 and immediately decided to go the day after. The 3 of us haven’t been there yet – reading some info on the net is of help (but I did not read, just AJ. Haha.).

After our individual appointments on the morning of 29th, we then meet @ Gaisano Tabunok. Unfortunately due to heavy traffic, we left at the place past 3PM in the afternoon already. We then hire a motorcycle from Gaisano Minglanilla going to the jump-off. Good thing there are still kiddos age 13-14 who guided us going to the peak.

My 2015 is such an awesome adventure both my personal and trekking life. 🙂

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Photo by: WanderingSoulScamper

1/30-31/2016 w/ NCR Trekkers and Friends.

Monthly NCR trekking adventure resumes by starting a trek at Mt. Naupa with new members. This time your’s truly being the vice president of the club (Bullied! Haha).

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Photo by: TheWanderfullLife

11/19-20/2016 Night trek with NCR Trekkers and Friends.

I am not suppose to go since I got an appointment the whole day on the 19th but I got a friend whom I can’t say “No”. This time, I was being told to be the guide and I was like… “What!?” Haha. I have a night trek experience before but being a guide on the night feels scary. A little heart pounding moment when I sense that the trail that we had seems so unfamiliar to me. I feel anxious of having 33 night trekkers with me. We continue on walking and I was relieved when I saw that the trail converge with the trail that we used to have on day trek.

And Ohh! Did I mention that we had several motorcycle adventure with Baymax (Adrian) on our way to the jump off? Yes we had! And I still have a bit of heart pounding moment for the first few minutes on the trek. 🙂

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