Things to do in SAGADA | Bomok-od FallsSunday, April 07, 2013
After visiting the Hanging Coffins in the Echo Valley, TRIPinas' second activity on our Surviving Sagada Adventure was to trek to Bomok-od Falls.
Bomok-od Falls is the most visited waterfalls in Sagada. It is always on the list of things to do when you're in town. Though Bomok-od Falls is not for the faint of heart, to go there you have to trek for 4.2 kms- one way! But to tell you honestly, before going to Sagada, I was not amazed with the falls when I saw pictures in the internet. It was just typical for me, nothing really stunning. But since it was part of the tour we had no choice but to follow.
We were eight in the group, my papa who has a knee injury was hesistant when he heard the long trek but we conviced him nonetheless. Before the trek, stilt canes were given to trekkers. Unfornatunately, because of the big number of tourists in the area, naubusan kami. I just told myself, why would I need it eh I'm fit naman but later on kinain ko din ang sinabi ko.
|l-r: RV, Tita Lolit, Gin, Mama, Tito Lando & Papa|
First, you have to go down a cemented stairs which wasn't really hard at first (kasi masmahirap ang paakyat!), then you will pass by Fidelisan Town where you can buy halo-halo, snacks or drinks. By this time, my papa retreated and told us he will not continue with the trek because of his condition :( too bad because the best scene was next.
|Fedelisan Town... malayo pa jan ang lalakbayin|
Tip: Try their halo-halo, it's different from what we usually eat.
To truly appreciate the trek to Bomok-od Falls you have to pass by the well manicured rice paddies, Fidelisan Rice Fields. The view was A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! It was pictureque and every angle you shoot in your camera was mesmerizing. Walking along the rice field was a feast to the eyes- nakakawala ng pagod.
|Fidelisan Rice Fields|
|Cam whoring in the beautiful rice paddies|
After 2 hours of trekking, Bomok-od Falls at last!
We then had a quick picnic lunch and dipped in the freezing water from the falls. It was soooo cold!!!
|with our trek guide ate Darla :)|
|raining while trekking! This is our pinetensya! |
GO MAMA!!! Smiling even if she's super tired
We were so worried about Mama and Tita Lolit if they'll make it, we saw a girl faint right before our eyes! But good thing we all came back safe :)
|How many steps? We lost count!!!|
Tip: It's harder going back because the trek is upwards so start your trek during or after lunch so when you go back it's not hot. You also need a stilt cane especially when you go up, your life will be easier with it :)
|Everyone wants HAPPINESS, no one wants PAIN.|
But you can't have a RAINBOW without a little RAIN.
I was right about the falls being typical, but the complete experience was worth the 8.3 km trek. Go here if you are willing to walk that long and if you want to experience the pleasant mountainscape and the wonderful view of the rice fields.