Bomod-Ok Falls Sagada, Mountain Province
BOMOD-OK FALLS, SAGADA
Bomod-ok Falls is also called the Big Falls because it is bigger than the other two falls in Sagada – the Bokong Falls and Pongas Falls. Bomod-ok falls is located in the northern part of Sagada near the small towns of Pide and Fidelisan (often called “Pidilisan“).
This is one of the places we visited on our 2nd-day adventure in our Sagada trip. We rode a jeep from the town proper to the registration area/jump-off in Brgy. Bangaan. After registering and paying for a local guide, our group started the hike. We got the stick we are holding in the picture below from the registration area. They are offering it for free to serve as our trekking pole. (It helps a lot…OMG!)
The weather was really sunny that day so we are under the direct heat of the sun. I am so unprepared for this. I don’t have an umbrella or a cap, good thing I have a scarf. The rubber slippers I wore left me with blisters after. I also have a love-and-hate relationship with the pants I am wearing. It’s so uncomfortable during the trek but at the same time, I am kinda thankful for the shade it is giving me from the sun. I am telling you this so you can prepare for your visit and be as comfortable as possible.
The start of the trail has a narrow uneven steps going down thru the small town of Fidelisan. The people in this town are very friendly to tourists. There are stores selling food and drinks. It also provides temporary shade and a quick stopover to rest for a while.
After a few minutes of rest, we moved on and made our way further down the hill. From here the trail was steeper. We walked across more terraces and over a small stream with big rocks. Though it got more and more tiring, the view got better and better. Plus, from here we can already hear the sound of water cascading into the pool which was both exciting and encouraging.
After an hour and a half of a long hike, we finally reached the mother falls of Sagada. This mighty waterfall is tall and huge. It has massive amounts of water gushing from a mountain cliff to a rocky pool below. The impact was too strong that we felt the cold wind with mist from afar. I even sat on one big rock near the falls. It was so cool.
We went here on a Thursday, so we got the falls all for ourselves. Our guide told us that our timing was the best because this place can really get crowded especially during weekends. Also, because this waterfalls is famous in Sagada and most travel tour package includes this falls only (not the other two falls) on their Sagada Itinerary. So make sure you plan your visit to avoid too many crowds.
You can very much tell how much we enjoyed this. The water was extremely cold yet helpful in recuperating our tired bodies. Our experience here in Bomod-ok falls is truly fun and memorable.
HOW TO GO TO SAGADA
- From Metro Manila – Ride in a bus bound for Sagada. Coda Lines’s semi-deluxe and super deluxe buses have a direct trip to Sagada. The tickets get sold easily so book in advance. The terminal is located in EDSA, Quezon City.
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- If you are coming from Banaue (Ifugao Province), you can ride in a van or Coda Lines bus – travel time is more or less 2 hours. The terminal is at the site of the Banaue Tourism Office.
- From Bontoc, Mountain Province, Sagada is more or less an hour’s travel. There are regular jeepney trips to Sagada from Bontoc.
- From Baguio, ride a bus bound for Baguio City then transfer to a bus bound for Sagada. Bus going to Sagada is in Dangwa Station and travel time is more or less 5 hours.
WHERE TO STAY IN SAGADA
WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO PACK TO BOMOD-OK FALLS OF SAGADA
- Dry fit Shirt
- Waterproof bag
- Camera / Action Cam
- Protection from the sun
- Phone waterproof case
BOMOD-OK FALLS BUDGET EXPENSES
NOTE: Rates indicated above may change.
|Guide Fee||PHP 500 for 1-7 visitors|
|Barangay Fee||PHP 10 per visitor|
|Two-way vehicle hire via Aguid||PHP 650|
|Two-way vehicle hire via Bangaan||PHP 500|
SAGADA MUNICIPAL TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER
Poblacion, Sagada, Mountain Province 2619 Philippines
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