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Trek to Bomod-Ok Falls in Sagada, Mountain Province

Trek to Bomod-Ok Falls in Sagada, Mountain Province

Another popular activity that one shouldn’t miss when visiting Sagada is the trek to two of Sagada’s most visited and sought after attractions – the Bokong Falls (Small Falls) and Bomod-Ok Falls (Big Falls.)

Our group was supposed to visit these two falls on our third day in Sagada but since we didn’t have much time, we decided not to push through with our trek to Bokong Falls and just headed on to the 200-feet tall, Bomod-Ok Falls.

Bomod-Ok Falls

From the town proper, we rented a jeepney that took us to Banga-an, the entry point to the Big Falls. The trek begins near a basketball court in Banga-an, then passing through the villages of Modongo, Banga-an, and Fidelisan. The downhill trek has already been made easier because of the concrete walkways that were built across the maze-like trails of the rice terraces. The whole trek was really long and exhausting, with the sun scorching at times. This, however, was worth all the effort because the views and sceneries of the picturesque rice terraces on your way down were truly stunning and breathtaking.

On our way to Banga-an Rice Terraces Rice stalks
Flowers along the rice terraces Concrete Walkways Trail to Bomod-Ok Falls

We were also lucky to have met GMA-7 news reporter, Steve Dailisan, together with his news crew on our way to Bomod-Ok Falls for they were about to feature the Big Falls on 24 Oras’ Gimik sa Tag-init portion. And after about an hour and a half of trekking, our group finally reached the huge boulders of rocks that surround the Big Falls. From there, we all had a spectacular view of Bomod-Ok Falls.

Boulders of rocks around Bomod-Ok Falls Bomod-Ok Falls Bomod-Ok Falls
Bomod-Ok Falls Bomod-Ok Falls Bomod-Ok Falls

Upon arrival, we eagerly dipped into the swimming area and enjoyed the icy cold water of Bomod-Ok Falls. We had to be extra careful though since there were some deeper parts of the water.

Swimming at Bomod-Ok Falls Bomod-Ok Falls Kids swimming at Bomod-Ok Falls
Enjoying the cold waters of Bomod-Ok Falls Enjoying the cold waters of Bomod-Ok Falls Taking a dip at Bomod-Ok Falls

After our freezing swim, we all headed back up to Banga-an. Before leaving the place, two of our colleagues were even interviewed by Steve Dailisan for their report. We also witnessed a woman who suffered from a sprained leg and knee who was then carried back to Banga-an by the tour guides in the middle of our trek. Expect the trek to be more tiring and strenuous since most of the trails were uphill.

One of our colleagues while being interviewed Injured woman With GMA-7's Cameraman
Going back to Banga-an Few more steps before reaching Banga-an With GMA-7 News Crew

Btw, here’s the video of GMA-7’s 24 Oras featuring Sagada’s Bomod-Ok Falls:

Getting There

Bomod-Ok Falls is a 20-minute jeepney ride or a 2-hour walk from Poblacion to the drop off point in Banga-an. From there, you will need to trek for about an hour and a half before reaching the falls.


  • Jeepney Rental – P600
  • Registration Fee at Fidelisan – P10/pax
  • Tour Guide – P600 (for a group of 10 pax or less)

Must Haves

  • Comfortable and light clothing
  • Extra clothes
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers/sandals
  • Cap, hat or bandana
  • Shades/sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Walking stick
  • Camera (Extra batteries, extra film, extra CF or SD Cards and tripod)
  • Water, water and lots of water

On another side trip, we also visited these nice and historical places in Sagada:

Kilterpan Viewpoint

Trek to Kiltepan Viewpoint Kiltepan Viewpoint Rice terraces at Kiltepan Viewpoint

Another must-see place in Sagada is the Kiltepan Viewpoint. The place got its name from its three bounding barangays namely Kilong, Tetep-An, and Antadao. The highest point of the place offers a cool temperature and great panoramic view of the rice terraces and mountain ranges within Sagada.

Latang Underground River

Opening of Latang Underground River Rock formations at Latang Underground River Latang Underground River

Latang Underground River is another pathway to Sumaging Cave which is composed of different formations of rock minerals and ancient corals.

Echo Valley

Sagada Cemetery Echo Valley Hanging Coffins at Echo Valley

A memorial cliff where the beautiful views of lime stones and the most visible hanging coffins can be found is the Echo Valley. From St. Mary’s Church, you will be passing through a cemetery and trek for a few minutes before reaching the view deck. The place was named as such because of the echo it produces when somebody shouts at a distance.

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47 responses to “Trek to Bomod-Ok Falls in Sagada, Mountain Province

  1. comment-770

    There are so many breath-taking places at at SAGADA! Wow! This just made me regret not being able to go. 🙁

    Maybe in the next trip with Pasyalera? Any project like that? he he he. I can’t wait.


  2. comment-771
    Wayne Post author

    Hehehe. Don’t be sad Doc Zi. I’m pretty sure na mararating mo rin yang place na yan. 😀 Hmmm, with us? Naku, baka matagal pa yun. Mauuna pa siguro yung gimik natin nina Crystal. Hehehe! 😛

  3. comment-772

    Ang ganda naman sa SAGADA, luntian na luntian pa ang kapaligiran. Gusto ko ‘yung mga ganyan. You’re in one with nature talaga. Hope makapunta rin ako diyan some other time. As of now, Davao ang ina-eye kong mapuntahan together with my mother 🙂

  4. comment-773
    Wayne Post author

    Hey Madz,

    Yeah, I so, so love the greenery! Nakaka-relax. Kaso super nakakapagod naman maglakad papunta dun sa falls. As in! Hirap na hirap talaga ako nun. Pero worth it naman. Kelangan talaga syang ma-try kahit once lang. Hehehehe! 😀

    Uyyy, goodluck sa trip nyo ng mom mo. Tama, sa Davao mo na lang sya dalhin. Exhausting puntahan ang Sagada. Dapat friends mo ang mga kasama mo pag nagpunta ka dito. 😛

  5. comment-777
    Wayne Post author

    Benj: Sobrang tagal na nyan. April 2008 pa. Hahaha! Ngayon lang kasi kami nagkaroon ng blog kaya ngayon lang namin naisulat yung experiences namin doon nun. Thanks! Thanks! Shots yan ng iba’t ibang mga kasama namin nun sa Sagada. 😀 Nga pala, salamat sa pagbisita mo dito. It’s such an honor na dinadalaw kami dito ng may ari ng :-$

    Suni: Syempre naman. 😛

    Mimi: Balik ka muna dito sa Pinas. Para makabalik ka sa Sagada. 😛 Uyyyy, diba dyan kayo nagsimula ni Berd?! Hihihi!

  6. comment-781
    Wayne Post author

    As in, father???!!!! Astig!!! 😀 Maghanda kayo ng husto. Magjogging. Mag-exercise. Para fit na fit pag dating dun. 😀 Balitaan mo kami ha. 😛

  7. comment-782

    haha. Magaan ang loob ko sa mga taong mahal ang Sagada. Kawawa naman sila dun, isolated dahil sa mga landslides. Wala naman daw nadisgrasya o namatay kaya mapalad narin sila.

  8. comment-786
    Wayne Post author

    @Benj: Awww, salamat. Pasyalera loves Sagada and too. :-$ Buti naman kung ganun na walang mga namatay at nadisgrasya sa kanila. Grabe talaga yung naidulot ng bagyong Pepeng sa lugar natin. Tsk, tsk. Sana lang makarecover agad tayong lahat. 🙂

    @Ronel: Mas ma-i-speechless ka pag nakita mo lahat ng yan in person. Promise! 😀

    @Suni: Marami daw landslides. Pero at least diba? Wala naman daw namatay.

    @Yuri: Hey Yuri, long time no see. Yup, super ganda dyan. Relaxing and pwedeng pwede kang mag soul searching. Hehehe! 😀

  9. comment-787

    malakas ba yung bagsak nung tubig nung andun kayo? Nung huling punta ko, palapit palang kami, basa na kami eh. haha

    May Manila-Bontoc trips na daw ulit.

  10. comment-791
    Wayne Post author

    @Benj: Hmmm, malakas din. Pero normal lang siguro yung lakas nung nagpunta kami. Medyo na-i-splash-splashan lang kami ng konti pero hindi naman kami nababasa ng sobra. Nyahahaha! Uyyy, nice. Buti naman kung ganun. Safe naman na daw ba ulit magpunta dun? 😀

    @C: Mukhang open na, kasi passable na rin ung ibang daan papunta doon. Goodluck on your trip. 😀

  11. comment-793

    pwede na raw through Bontoc. Halsema is still not passable. 🙁

    Nung pumunta kami nung huling beses, dapat, titingnan lang namin – walang swimming. Wala, nasa ilalim palang kami nung bato na naka overhang, basang basa na kami. pointless ng hindi mag swimming heheehehe.

    Did you take the stairs (all the way up)? ANG HIRAP NUN. hahaha

  12. comment-794
    Wayne Post author

    @Sheen: Adik. Wag mong masyadong pansinin. Baka maudlot ang pag-aartista ni Arturo. Hehehehe!

    @Benj: At least pwede na through Bontoc. Sooner or later, maaayos rin lahat ng daan papunta dun. 😀

    As in?! Grabe naman yun. Ang layo pa nung bato na yun ah. Hahahaha! Hindi naman ganun kalakas yung tubig nung nagpunta kami nun. Konting splash splash lang talaga. Then yung iba rin naming kasama, nag-dip lang talaga ng paa nila sa water and hindi nagswimming.

    Yup, we took the stairs. Bakit? Meron pa bang ibang way para makaakyat???? Don’t tell me meron ng cable car ngayon dun? Wahahahaha! 😀

  13. comment-800
    Wayne Post author

    Nyekkkk! Sayang naman Father. Pero okay na rin yun. Para mas safe at mas maenjoy nyo din naman yung trip ninyo. 😀

  14. comment-804

    Wayne, okay un kung nakakapagod, pampabawas ng excess fats, he he.

    Tama, hindi pwede si mommy ko kapag ganung nakakapagod. 🙂

  15. comment-808
    Wayne Post author

    Madz: Sa bagay. Pampaseksi rin yun ano? Hehehehe! Yup, dalhin mo na lang si mommy sa mga relaxing place para hindi ma-stress. 😀

  16. comment-890
    Sagada Igorot

    I love beautiful photography. Especially if the subject is my hometown. Thanks for a wonderful post. I now so miss Sagada – seeing all the great images captured in this page.

  17. comment-985
    ezra arze

    whaaaa grabeh naman ang pasyal niyo mga pasyalera sah sagada… hai nakoh akoh nga sumaging and lumiang pah lang napuntahan koh pero I’m almost calling it as my homewtown… hehehehehe 🙂 sna naka drop bye din kameh dyan, kaso kulang sa oras…. perhaps next time

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  19. comment-2342

    Very beautlful place mahirap lang talagang puntahan masyadong malayo ang lakarin pero sulit ang pagod, parang yung mother falls sa baler, aurora 30-minute walk din bago marating pero binabalik-balikan pa din ang mga ganitong lugar..

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