Spelunking in Sagada Cave Connection: Lumiang to Sumaguing Cave

Spelunking in Sagada Cave Connection: Lumiang to Sumaguing Cave

About Sagada Cave Connection

Sagada cave connection starts in Lumiang cave going to Sumaguing cave. Around four to six hours of spelunking experience. Activities here are climbing, crawling, rappelling and see lots of beautiful rock formation.

Start of adventure

Trail going to Lumiang Cave
Trail going to Lumiang Cave
Alejandro, Hanah, Alex, and Jasper going to Lumiang Cave
Alejandro, Hanah, Alex, and Jasper going to Lumiang Cave
The entrance of Lumiang Cave
The entrance of Lumiang Cave

Tips:

  • Mandatory to hire a tour guide. (Sagada Genuine Guide Association)
  • Bring footwear with a nice grip. Flip flops are enough.
  • Bring a dry bag for your camera or zip lock bag for your mobile phone.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Bring headlights. (your tour guide have gas lamp)
  • Not advisable for kids.
  • Follow the instruction of your tour guide.
Humans skulls and bones in Lumiang Cave
Humans skulls and bones in Lumiang Cave

At the entrance of the Lumiang Cave, you will find also the Lumiang Burial. Pine coffins will be found at the entrance. Better not touch the remains and respect the place.

Hanah, Alex, Nathaniel, and Jasper in Lumiang Cave
Hanah, Alex, Nathaniel, and Jasper in Lumiang Cave

Lumiang cave has narrow paths or smaller chamber. Some parts of the cave you need to crawl, rappelling downwards or you need to step on the shoulder/leg of your tour guide.

Jasper, Alex, and Hanah in Lumiang Cave
Jasper, Alex, and Hanah in Lumiang Cave
Nathaniel, Alex, Jasper, and Hanah in Lumiang Cave
Nathaniel, Alex, Jasper, and Hanah in Lumiang Cave
Nathaniel, Alex, Hanah, and Jasper in Lumiang Cave
Nathaniel, Alex, Hanah, and Jasper in Lumiang Cave
Jasper, Nathaniel, and Hanah wading to the water in Lumaing Cave
Jasper, Nathaniel, and Hanah wading to the water in Lumaing Cave

Nice and amazing rock formation are present inside the cave. Your tour guide will provide you a great spot for your photos.

Jasper, Hanah, Alex, and Nathaniel at Sumaguing Cave
Jasper, Hanah, Alex, and Nathaniel at Sumaguing Cave
Our shadow art - "The Eyes"
Our shadow art – “The Eyes”

Avoid vandalism in the place you visit. Sad to see lots of names on this wall.

Nathaniel, Jasper, Hanah, and Alex at "cauliflower" rock formation
Nathaniel, Jasper, Hanah, and Alex at “cauliflower” rock formation

Lots of bats are present inside the Sumaguing cave. Watch out for some dangerous cliffs. πŸ™‚

Jasper, Alex, Nathaniel,  and Hanah at Sumaguing Cave
Jasper, Alex, Nathaniel, and Hanah at Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Nathaniel, Jasper, and Hanah at Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Nathaniel, Jasper, and Hanah at Sumaguing Cave
Taking rest at Sumaguing Cave
Taking rest at Sumaguing Cave

Sumaguing cave has the biggest chamber in all caves at Sagada. An enormous amount of stalagmites (a rock formation that rises from the floor of the cave) and stalactite (a formation that hangs from the ceiling of the cave) can be found here.

Ray of light at the back (Alejandro>our guide and Jasper)
Ray of light at the back (Alejandro>our guide and Jasper)

If your afraid of the dark or afraid in confined space, this activity is not advisable for you.

Sumaguing Cave (Hanah posing at the "Pregnant Women" rock formation)
Sumaguing Cave (Hanah posing at the “Pregnant Women” rock formation)

We were delightful to see some rock formations inside the cave. You will see the “Pregnant Women”, “King’s curtain”, “Shark Teeth”, “The Bear” and many more that you can imagine. πŸ™‚

Jasper, Alex, Nathaniel, and Hanah at "King's curtain" in Sumaguing Cave
Jasper, Alex, Nathaniel, and Hanah at “King’s curtain” in Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Hanah, Nathaniel and Jasper in Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Hanah, Nathaniel and Jasper in Sumaguing Cave

In this part of the Sumaguing cave, you need to walk barefoot. Be cautious walking in limestone, they are very slippery. Try to hold on the rope for your safety. (Safety harness not available)

Nathaniel in Sumaguing Cave
Nathaniel in Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Nathaniel, Jasper, and Hanah in Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Nathaniel, Jasper, and Hanah in Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Nathaniel, Hanah, and Jasper n Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Nathaniel, Hanah, and Jasper n Sumaguing Cave
Hanah, Jasper, Nathaniel, and Alex in Sumaguing Cave
Hanah, Jasper, Nathaniel, and Alex in Sumaguing Cave

Our tour guide(Alejandro) give us plenty of location for our incredible photoshoot. He’s a good photographer. πŸ™‚

Nathaniel climbing up in Sumaguing Cave
Nathaniel climbing up in Sumaguing Cave
Alex and Nathaniel in Sumaguing Cave
Alex and Nathaniel in Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Nathaniel, Jasper, and Hanah in Sumaguing Cave
Alex, Nathaniel, Jasper, and Hanah in Sumaguing Cave
Hanah, Nathaniel, Jasper, and Alex in Sumaguing Cave
Hanah, Nathaniel, Jasper, and Alex in Sumaguing Cave

We crawled in some wet passageways or pathways to reach in this magnificent view. The water was near freezing. πŸ™‚

The entrance of Sumaguing Cave
The entrance of Sumaguing Cave

Survive the Sagada cave connection adventure. A bit tiring but a very fun adventure. Thanks to Hanah for convincing me to do this caving activity.

Going back to our hostel
Going back to our hostel

Other activities to do in Sagada:

For more info about Sagada, you can check the Sagada Tourism Facebook Page.

Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.

Revelation 4:11
Spelunking in Sagada Cave Connection: Lumiang to Sumaguing CaveSpelunking in Sagada Cave Connection: Lumiang to Sumaguing Cave

2 thoughts on “Spelunking in Sagada Cave Connection: Lumiang to Sumaguing Cave

  1. We did this Spelunking in Sagada for almost 5 hours. I am not adventurous and I am scared of darkness and heights. With tears, muscle pain and dehydration, I finished this adventure as a stronger person.

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