Spelunking In Sumaging Cave
Of Magnificent Caves And Timeless Rock Formations
Note: This is a repost
Cave Spelunking was our first tour itinerary in Sagada.
With Caves, Hanging Coffins and even cave coffins, these are the things that make Sagada famous.
A visit to Sagada is not enough without a visit to them.
Photography is a challenge in caves unless you know how adjust your DSLR to low lights
without getting blurred pictures since a tripod is out of the question.
I could say that this trip was an achievement for me and my travel buddy "The Pinoy Travel Freak"
We both our amateur photographers.
We were feeling a bit of adventurous that day so we didn't hire a van to get to Sumaging,
We walked for 45 minutes, I thought that other tourist would be walking as well.
I'm surprised that we are the only ones who did.
It was a long walk down spiraling roads,
Our reward was a sprawling view of Sagada on a closer look.
I was tired before reaching the Sumaging cave, but I wouldn't do it any other way.
|(Photo Credit: Pinoy Travel Freak)|
Our first stop along the way is the Lumiang Cave
Just visited the entrance that showcases the famous cave coffins.
Now who wants to be buried like this?
The body is twisted to form fetal position and the to fit in a very small coffin.
Much to my chagrin, the hike is tiresome.
Entering the cave.
Tanga lang ako.
I thought you'd find mummies here, so I asked the guide if they perform the mummification ritual.
Sa Benguet daw yun.
Spelunking here was really good.
Down there in the Sumaging cave, where the rocks had never seen daylight.
Here I stand in the Dinosaur footprint.
It looks like a big clawed footprint.
Just for your imagination, meet his Majesty the King.
I think this one was carved, I've look at it closely
Meet her Majesty the Queen.
His highness, The Prince
I lost my picture of the Princess, it was very visual..
I'd rather not include her in here.
The passing snake.
The Royal Curtain.
Who wants to ride the turtle?
You don't just go there because you want to see limestone rocks.
Take a plunge.
at least 3 times, you have to rappel to get through a route.
You pass and squeeze into tight spaces.
or embrace a sleeping bear.
Waddle though sub zero cold water that's above waist deep.
The light is brought by the guides.
It cast a glorious yellow light inside the cave.
Before the spelunking ended, I got to feel claustrophobic.
It's a very nice adventure experience even for just 2 hours.
I've seen a different world down there.
The route is well used and planned for, I think the dangerous stalactites had been remove purposely.
After spelunking, we still had to hire a van.
By the way there's no other mode of transport.
Trycyle is alien with these people.
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