Share Iloilo: Mt. Napulak, Igbaras

After accomplishing the trails of Tinagong Dagat in Miag-ao, our awesome fambam decided to take a higher challenge – on to the higher mountain peak – Mt. Napulak. We also invited some personal friends to climb with us.

the team at napulak

Through this time mountain has become a favorite hiking spot in Igbaras. Mountaineers are labeling this as a good mountain to climb for beginners giving it a rating of 4/9. But you see for me who weighs heavier than usual, it was like 1000000/9.

Going Up Napulak

Here is our itinerary for a day hike in Mt. Napulak

3:00 AM – 3:30 AM meetup at Iloilo Terminal Market

3:30 AM – 5:00 AM – travel from Iloilo City to Igbaras town proper

5:00 AM – 5:30 AM – Travel from Igbaras Town to Brgy. Tigbanaba

5:30 AM – Start hike.

11:00 AM – ETA Summit

11:00 AM – 12:00 NN – Lunch at summit

12:00 NN – 4:30 PM Hike back to Brgy. Tigbanaba

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Travel back to Brgy. Tigbanaba to Igbaras town proper.

5:00 PM – Back to the city

The first stop is in the barangay where we ate our breakfast. The climb proper started and we took an improvised cane to help us as we hike.

Going up is not easy

We were accompanied by our guide and his dogs.

The next destination is the water source where you can refill your water. In the hike, this was the only water source so drink yours wisely.

No easy path. No flat path. There were only slippery soil, rocky and dry path. If in Tinagong Dagat, you have a lot of time to take photos, here at Mt. Napulak, you will be busy thinking of strategies on how you can make every step easier.

Mt Napulak Trip

There were grasses taller than me, unclear path and steps that will make your knee reach your chin.

Every time we asked our guide how much time we needed to reach the top, his response was always 15 minutes. That was a countless 15 minutes.

mt napulak

Finally, we can see the peak of Mt. Napulak. But wait, it was just the peak. It took more than an hour to finally reach it.

beautiful nipple rock at the background

We’ve made it! We’ve had our lunch and photo opportunities at the summit.

You can also climb up the nipple rock to capture a more awesome view. It was really a good feeling to be as high as the clouds.

Breath taking view at the top

Finally reached the top



half body shot
This is what happens when you asked your good friend to take a half body shot. Literally half body.

kdrama chinggudeul at the top

Kdrama Chinggudeul Going Up Napulak

Lunch at Summit

made it to the top

Reached the Summit

We had a little rest and started hiking down again.

going home

Everything is really impossible unless you give it a try. There are a lot of places to go in Iloilo. All you have to do is to set a plan, stick to it and enjoy the moment.

For someone who spends 40+ hours facing the computer, with sedentary lifestyle, can barely exercise and weighs 200 lbs, it was not an easy task. I couldn’t count the several times I said I couldn’t do it nor I couldn’t count how many times I stopped because I was too tired.

I got cramped. I slipped. I lost my balance. I lost myself. I am thankful for the people who stayed with me even if they had the choice to climb up higher faster. See you in the next adventure only here at


Sheila is a legal editor and a digital marketing enthusiast. She is a kdrama fan, a dog person and a certified foodie!

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