10 Things About Climbing Mt. Lanigid, Liloan, Cebu

Last November 14-15, after 8 months of hibernation since Canlaon, the BRBs were reunited in Lanigid Hill. It was a happy reunion spiced up by a lot of guests. It was my first time and I am quite smittened by its beauty.

BRBs++! Dave & Ali’s plus 1s and mine’s plus 3. 🙂

What to expect in Lanigid:

  • If you are looking for a hard core weekend, then this is not for you. Going to the campsite is about 500m, the sign says but it might be a little bit more. Still you could just go down to the store if ever you need something, just like what the other BRBs did. They bought alcohols.
On the way up! There seems to be a lot of Mango trees here.
We’re almost thereee!
  • Fancy stargazing? I’ve been to quite a few mountains but this was my first time enjoying the stars. They just seem to be a lot nearer and brighter in Lanigid.
No, no. This is not stargazing yet. Just enjoyed looking at the clear blue skies and some Migo&Miga kulitan moments as well. 😀 But that what makes me wonder why this was just the first time we did it on a trek. The skies were just so pretty in here I think!
Here’s the real stargazing. We even spent some time sleeping before the colds get to us and decided to call it a night.
  • Not a fan of ants? Me too. That’s why I was shocked and felt violated when the ants of Lanigid flocked to our tents at the tinniest bit of food. One of our companion had to transfer because ants were invading his tent after cooking. Right after the incident, we were extra careful of our left overs. It was my first time seeing black ants who bites. We wrapped our left overs with plastic but lo and behold, the ants were still able to get to it. They totally tear the plastics apart. Wew! So sorry didn’t get the chance to capture them vicious ants.
Greens & yellow greens! Just <3.
  • Pretty campsite with a view, you could see the sea and mountains. Not only that, the camp soil was very ideal for laying out mats because it was not rocky. We laid one in between our tents and used it for stargazing and eating. It makes  me feel like we are having a picnic. Yay!
Setting up camp on a sunset background!
View of our temporary abode!
Cook. Eat. Play & stargaze in Lanigid!
  • The campsite is exposed. Early the next day, we were treated by an early morning hotness while preparing our breakfast.
Enduring the hotness on our American breakfast while others are breaking the camp.
  • The “habal2” (motorbike) will take you to Lanigid’s foot for Php 100 per trip. From Liloan church, you have to walk until the old Mercado to hail “habal2x”. The place is easily distinguished by the lines of motorbike in front of Pacifica Agrivet Supplies.  If you are in pair, you can divide the fare. It’s a 30 minute ride to Mulao Brgy. Hall where you will sign the logbook. You will be collected Php10 per person. From the brgy. hall, it’s about five minutes to the foot and about 15 minutes of ascent to the camp.
From T-B, L-R: Prayer at the church. Habal2x jump-off. Mulao Brgy. Hall. Store near the brgy hall.
Group picture before leaving to habal2x ride!
  • The ascent to the camp was a little strenous especially if you don’t have warm-up. On our next visit, it might be good to start walking at Mulao’s sign so that our body’s rhythm is tuned already as we climbed up to the mostly vertical trail up to the peak.
Up up to Lanigid.
  • Greens and beautiful backdrop for photoshoots.
Photo-ops on arrival with the pretty rays of the sun!
NCR Trekkers in Lanigid!
Photo ops before leaving the camp!
  • Can be funtrekked! Yay! Last February, I invited the ladies in our company to a funtrek, I got the word from funrun. I was only expecting a small group of 10 but we were around 20. It was indeed a fun event. We played card games as well. From that trek, one newbie got very hooked in trekking that she ultimately become a trek-addict. She has been trekking every month from then and even created her blog for it. Yay! It’s gotta be Lanigid next!!!
Funtrek means more photoshoot. Me with the trek-addict!
Funtrek means playing cards!
Funtrek means enjoying the trail!
  • Sweaty short climb. It’s not hard core but the short ascent will still make you exhausted. Going down is a little bit slippery as well due to loose soils and early morning dew.

So are you hype up to visit Lanigid now? Do visit and experience it like we do. 🙂 It’s more fun trekking in Cebu. Which makes me think, how about a Christmas Camp in the mountains. Hmmmm! Soon!


Day 1

12:00 – 13:00 Assembly at SM
13:00 – 14:30 Travel to liloan poblacion
14:30 – 15:30 Buy things, arrange sakyanan
15:30 – 16:30 Habal2x/pakyaw multicab to jump off Barangay Mulao
16:30 – 16:45 Trek to campsite
17:00 – Setup Camp
18:00 – Dinner

Day 2

06:00 – Wake up call
07:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – Descent
09:15 – Wait for habal2x
11:00 – Jollibee Liloan

Expenses individual:
P18 Jeep from SM, Cebu to Liloan
P50 Habal2x from Liloan to Mulao
P10 Fee at Brgy Hall
P50 Habal2x from Mulao to Liloan
P18 Jeep from Liloan to SM
Total: P146.00

Pics are from me and Mr. Wandering Soul Scamper!

Author: Kresia Julio

Kring is a woman of style whose fashion would make you doubt the validity of her stories in conquering mountains. A software engineer by profession, financial literacy advocate, fitness buff, DIY fan, AirBNB host (stopped in March 2020 due to leave and cleave) and a big promoter of self-turn-God confidence with a big heart to those in need. Her hobby includes blogging, scrap/photo booking, traveling, trekking, volunteering, cooking (new in quarantine) & podcasting (new in quarantine). She is easily bored thus the need to have more activities. This is where board gaming and jewelry making comes in. She is married to an introvert who understands and supports her OVERLY extrovert personality.

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