Two types of Clothes to bring
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Two sets of clothes to bring;
First will be the comfy clothes when you are doing the activity like trekking and cave connection
then the second one is a jacket for it will be very cold at night especially in December
Miscellaneous: Bring also pain killers....for aching legs
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Be prepared and travel light!
Luggage and bags: Always travel light. A backpack to carry your stuff is good. A beltbag or a water-proof backpack for the trek to carry water, first aid kit, and other essentials during the trek. Zip lock plastic bags for your digicams, cellphones and videocams. Plastic for soiled clothes and an empty foldable bag for pasalubong to fill-up before you head home.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light shirts, shorts, jogging pants.
A light raincoat in case it rains.
Jacket and sweaters, and socks it gets very cold at night till the early morn.
Trekking or hiking sandals or a durable pair of slippers will do but these will have to come off when spelunking.
A "malong" is VERY handy!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medicine for motion-sickness, diarrhea, muscle pain, gas pain, fever,muscle pain, flu, and, did I say muscle pain? Alaxan is good.
Band aid and betadine for cuts.
Salonpas or a mentholated liniment for muscle pain.
Warning: you may get cuts and bruises during the trek and spelunking but Cuts and bruises are gone in a week but memories last a lifetime!
Photo Equipment: You can bring whatever kind of photo equipment just don't bring a trunk-full unless you are doing a documentary film or something and be sure to have protective covering for them. Ziplock bags are pretty handy.
Sagada Packing List
Luggage and bags: Backpack inside cave (hard to maneuver w/ a body bag)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Havaiannas sandals (with straps) - very good grip, or rubber sole strapped sandals for hiking, rash guard (so it wouldnt be too cold in cave), arm covers (so your arms wont get burned on the hike to the big falls), waterproof windbreaker (for the rain during long hikes), sun glasses to protect against glaring sun
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunblock, insect repellant
Photo Equipment: ziplock to protect your camera if you dont have an underwater case
Miscellaneous: newspaper (to put on floor that might get too muddy / wet), bread, liverspread or jam and 3-in-1 coffee for quick breakfasts before morning adventures, head lights (you can buy from Divisoria at Php100) for the caves, cap (for shade)
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COLORED SAGADA MP
Luggage and bags: pack light!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: rubber shoes, shorts, jacket
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bandaid, iodine, chili plaster, ponstan, off lotion, omega pain killer, biogesic
Photo Equipment: cover your camera with zip lock bag when caving
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: flashlight
Miscellaneous: bring small change/ back up cash
- Hiking and Walking
What you can't do without ...
Luggage and bags: bags with reliable locks (doors in the inns can be too flimsy), inflatable pillow for that sore back during the long travel, backpacks highly recommended, not your hardy trolley luggage
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: non-slip footwear or sandals (in case you go caving), poncho or wide raincoat to cover you and your backback (in case of rain), umbrella not necessary, warm, lightweight clothes for ease of travel and transfers
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: almost all basic toiletries and medical supplies are available, tampons may be scarce or not available
Photo Equipment: if you go caving, bring a reliable camera with good low light capability, and if you can, a waterproof model, a small tripod may be a good help (a big one will be cumbersome during hikes and climbs)
Miscellaneous: Internet service is available
Luggage and bags: If you are taking public transport it is better to travel to Sagada with a backpack.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a hoodie/jacket/sweater and socks for the cold nights.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most regular brands of toiletries are available in the local market but if you have special requirements then better bring your own supply with you. Same with medicines.
Photo Equipment: Bring a good camera. There's a lot of photo opportunities up there! :) If you are planning to do a little spelunking, be sure to take a protective cover for your camera.
Miscellaneous: Bring sunscreen with you and USE it!!! The weather is deceptive up in Sagada. You might think the sun is mild. But believe me slathering sunscreen on your body is a MUST! or else you'll end up with sunburned skin!
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Things to consider in Sagada
Luggage and bags: My Advise is light packing if you plan to stay in any of the for rent rooms or houses in Sagada.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 3 pairs of Shorts and T-shirts will do for your 4 day trip including travel time.
I prefer sandals or slippers, well prepare Poncho for rainy season. also bring warmer or hat/cap for your convenient. And also don't forget sun glasses (para astig) Hehehe
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring First aid kit (Band iad, cotton, Betadine, Guage, alcohol and Cotton buds)
also bring Tissue wet wipes and extra plastic.
Photo Equipment: Small bag for your cell phone and digicam. you could also have it placed in the zip lock plastic.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you tried to camp and not rent for the houses and rooms bring the following:
Tent and sheet ground, burner stove, lamp/headlamp and water.
Miscellaneous: Also bring MP3 with earphones this really help whiles waiting your waiting.
again, PACK LIGHT!
Luggage and bags: a backpack will do. bring an extra handheld luggage for pasalubongs, souvernir items.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bring a sweater! pyjamas... it gets extremely cold at night. even colder than baguio, I swear!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bring everything you may need. medical supplies aren't of abundance in Sagada.
Photo Equipment: digital camera, SLR, digital-SLR. a tripod will also be good for outdoor picture-taking and for steady, blur-free photos.
Miscellaneous: bring cash. your credit cards, debit cards, traveller's cheques are no good in Sagada.
Be Rough and Rugged
Luggage and bags: Sturdy Backpacks
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton shirts
Shorts (avoid denims esp. when hiking/caving)
Sweaters (for cold, cold nights)
Sandals (i.e. Tribu / Sandugo / Islander / etc.)
Shawls / Scarves (for walks and dinners)
Sunglasses (to keep the glare of the sun away)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: First Aid Kit (band-aid / alcohol / betadine / cotton for small cuts)
Salonpas / Mentopas / Alaxan Gel (for muscle pains)
Wet Tissues (for easy clean-ups)
Toiletries (shampoo / soap / toothpaste / toothbrush / etc. but you can also buy these from the sari-sari stores around)
Photo Equipment: Waterproof cameras
Memory cards (for more pics)
Camera phones (if you don't have digicams)
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Flashlight (for night walks on the streets)
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Sagada trip packing list
Luggage and bags: Journey from Baguio to Sagada : Travel light. Backpack will suffice
Trekking : small backpack
Caving : do not carry any
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Journey from Baguio to Sagada : jacket and a neck pillow (long 7 hours journey)
Trekking : T-shirts, Sandals, Shorts
Caving : Swimwear (if not, T-shirts) Sandals (must have good grip!!), Shorts
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Own toiletries, towels and tissues. You might want to bring along some "babywipes" when doing caving as after caving you will find your hands and legs covered with dirt and guanos.
Elastoplasts for small cuts, deep heat rub for strained muscles.
Photo Equipment: Cables for downloading photos, enough memory cards and batteries for your camera. Some guesthouses do not have wire points for you to charge your batteries - you can charge them at the main reception area - check with the counter
Miscellaneous: For Caving - ziplocks for your camera. You will be getting wet when doing this activity. Hand your ziplocked camera to your guide. He will carry it in his bag for you. When you need to use it, ask for it.
Torchlight - it gets dark quite early. Not many street lights in Sagada.
* No need to take along your torchlight when doing Caving as the guide will carry a gas lamp to show the way.
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A Sagada Backpackers' Packing List
Luggage and bags: Foremost - the backpack. A water-proof belt bag is also advisable so you can bring your essential stuffs like wallet and digicam anywhere you go.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Clothing: It's a must to bring warm but light clothings in Sagada because of its year-round cold weather. Sagada gets more chilly from December to February.
Shoes: Hiking shoes and sandals are all that you need.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: With all the hiking and spelunking, bring something for muscle pains.
Photo Equipment: Don't forget your DIGICAM and spare rechargeable batteries. Make sure your memory card has enough storage space as you would not want to miss many photo ops. It would be great if your digicam has a water-proof casing so you can take pictures inside the cave with the underground river. Sumaguing Cave has a lot of interesting stalactite/ stalagmite formations such as the brain, the king's curtain, the mini-rice terraces, the pregnant woman, the elephant head, etc.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You may opt to bring camping gears (tent, cookwares, etc.) if you plan to camp at Mt. Ampacao.
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Let there be light!
Luggage and bags: Backpack - line interior with garbage bag to waterproof contents
Belt bag - camera, valuables
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: "Mojo" sandals - Tribu/Habagat/Sandugo
rubber slippers - for bathing
socks - keep your feet warm at night
shorts/pants - that easily dry
sarong - for that extra layer at night
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunscreen
insect repellant lotion
lip balm/vaseline - for chapped lips, skin
first aid kit - gauze bandage, Band Aid, povidone iodine, elastic bandage, scissors,
in case of emergency: small mirror, waterproof matches
Photo Equipment: camera + waterproof casing
Miscellaneous: Petzl lamp - keep you hands free: put on a headlight!
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Whatsit and whoseits
Luggage and bags: Yes, Backpacks are a must... for easy storage on the bus compartment to the convenience it shall bring you trekking and hiking. A belt bag would be good for your important knik knaks.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear something light... and those that dry easily especially when going to the caves and the falls. When in Sagada, it's gonna be all about walking so Rubber shoes or those hiking sandals would do you a great favor.
SUN BURN!!!!! Yes! you could really get sunburned.. and tanned up in SAgada, so if you wouldn't relish brining home your "tanned souvenir", you might as well bring some good sunblock with you before you give the day a go go.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Almost every store could provide you with your toiletry needs especially those up fronting the municipal hall.
Photo Equipment: ..oh for photos? just make sure it gets really waterproofed when going to the caves. Bring lots of memory cards for emergencies (^o^). But Some computer shops like that at the George Guesthouse could transfer your pictures to CDs for you.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping gears would be an otpion if you plan to go to Sagada by the peaks seasons.. cause, chances are (especially if you arrive like a day before the holidays or on the very holiday itself), you might find yourself knocking at doors for an accomodation. So a camping gear could be a contingency .. and set it up at the parish grounds. Don't forget to ask for permiddon at the rectory before setting up camp.
Miscellaneous: Don't forget your USB cables for your digicams, ziplocks, sunblocks, good sunglasses, light windbreakers for the rains,
Luggage and bags: Take a backpack with you. since,you'll be on the road. it's a lot more convenient.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sagada is cold even during the summer. note, it's a lot lot more colder than Baguio. hiking shoes are recommended.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring thoe muscle relaxant,pain reliever , medicated plasters. your muscle might get shock from those hiking the whole day!
Photo Equipment: You wouldnt want to miss those moments right?! bring those cameras, take extra rolls of films, memory sticks. and the batteries. also place it in a ziplock bag to protect it from moisture specially inside the cave. or better yet if you have an underwater case it would be a great help.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You can ask the person in the municipal hall to help you set up with the bonfire. they have a corresponding fee. just check out the municipal hall.
Miscellaneous: Bring cash, they dont have atm machines.
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Things to bring
Luggage and bags: Try not to bring too much. im a really heavy packer, so i had a hard time carrying my stuff around while travelling.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: we were there last february, the coldest time of the year. be sure to bring warm clothing like sweaters, jackets, gloves, bonnets. if you're going trekking, use the appropriate shoes because some areas, like the ones going to the underground river, could be really slippery. i would also advise bringing rubber slippers if you're going to the small falls or underground river, unless you want to cross the river barefoot.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: dont worry if you forgot to bring toiletries. most stores have almost everything you need.
Photo Equipment: never forget to bring your camera. there's so much to see here, you'd want to show them to other people when you get back. its been a month since we went there, but i still look at the pictures we took almost everyday. =)
Miscellaneous: bring flashlight, especially if you're planning to go out at night. there are no street lights, so its pretty dark outside.