Enjoying Mt. Naupa

Romayne Danielle Rivera

Photos by: Jharm Cabatas @Lakwatserong Engineer

Witnessing the transitions of an empty night sky fade into bright, calming blue clouds with birds soaring high together with the sun is both a magnificent and humbling experience-- especially when such progression is experienced at the top of a mountain.

584 meters above sea waters in the City of Naga, Cebu is Mt. Naupa.

Depending on one's pace and how often water breaks are taken, the trek to Central Visayas' 8th highest mountain usually takes about one hour.


Once reaching the top, get ready to live in the moment as a sea of clouds sprawl before your very eyes-- this is one of the many reasons why Mt. Naupa is a popular destination for both mountaineers and campers.

To get there, one must take a bus going to Rikio Highway from the Cebu City South Bus Terminal. Alight in the Rikio Highway and take a habal-habal to Sto. Niño Chapel, in Barangay Cogon, City of Naga, Cebu. This is the jump-off point going to Mt. Naupa.

Kids from the chapel would offer to guide visitors in going to the peak. Most of them would ask P100 for the fee. One also has to pay P20 for the entrance fee.