Kiltepan View: Sea of Clouds in Sagada
I watched the hit Filipino movie “That Thing Called Tadhana” and there is no doubt that the most iconic scene is the one where Angelica Panganiban vented her brokenhearted ire to the rolling sea of clouds of Kiltepan. That scene left me wanting to visit Sagada and witness that sea of clouds myself.
Kiltepan View (also known as Kiltepan Peak or Kiltepan View Deck) is located on the eastern side of Sagada. To complete our Sagada trip, we visited this place on our last day. We woke up at around 3:30 in the morning for our Kiltepan View trip. We made it extra early because we wanted to find a good spot on the view deck.
After preparing ourselves, we went out of our homestay and took a jeep going to Kiltepan View. The 30-minute ride is actually smooth at first and when we reached the uphill road the path becomes rough and bumpy.
We arrived at Kiltepan View at around 4:00 AM in the morning and the place is already crowded. I thought we are already early but it seems that others are more early than us. The place is also surrounded by mini stores where locals are selling hot beverages and warm meals like champurrado (Filipino term for chocolate rice porridge), sopas, pancit, and other typical Filipino breakfast meals. My friends and I waited the sunrise near the cliff of Kiltepan view.
At 5:00 AM, the sun finally showed up. This is my first sea of clouds experience and I am amazed beyond words. Never would have I thought that I would see it just above the mountains. The sunrise is glorious. How the sun slowly lightens the whole place and seeing the clouds drift away showing the view of the Sagada below is truly amazing. Wow! Your creations are beautiful God. Thank you!
We took a number of photos during our stay in Kiltepan View and have our coffee afterward.
How to Go to Kiltepan Peak
For DIY travelers, visit the Sagada Municipal Tourist Information Center located in the town proper. All Sagada Tours are governed by the local government. You can book transportation going to Kiltepan View at the information center. The transportation fee costs PHP 500/jeep for a 15-minute jeepney ride from the town proper going to Kiltepan Viewdeck and back. The jeep will depart at 4:00 AM.
|How to go to Sagada? There are buses from Manila to Sagada directly.|
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