Luggage and bags: Travel light. I suggest taking a backpack. For moving around, a belt bag or body bag will do.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shirt and shorts are acceptable, although there are some shrubbery areas where you are most likely to get scratches on exposed legs and arms. At bedtime, a cotton pajama set is suggested as it covers your arms and legs both from the cold and from insects.
Wear comfortable shoes for long walks and good traction shoes for hiking. Some areas are muddy and slippery, like the rice fields.
Bring a cap for protection against the sun and windbreaker against the rains.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellant or cream for insect bites. Plastic strips may also come handy for your blisters.
For good measure, medicines for fever, body ache (after all that hike), and indigestion (for all that food).
Photo Equipment: Camera, camera, camera. And, don't forget the case, to protect your camera from getting wet especially inside the caves.
Miscellaneous: Flashlight is a must, especially when night descends. There are no (or very few to notice) street lamps, so finding your way from the restaurant row to your lodging house is a concern.
Ggrrrr. Well, better bring your own portable water heater. The water coming out from the faucet in the morning is really ice-cold. At mid-day, it becomes bearable.
Miscellaneous: Sagada maybe remote, but it has access to cellular/mobile phone technology. Both Globe and Smart services are available, but Smart has stronger signal. Why? Well, it's transmitter is located at the peak of Mt. Ampacao, which incidentally is the highest point in Sagada.
sagada TO BRINGs
Luggage and bags: backpack
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: shoes/sandals that won't slip....shorts...or any breathable/comfy shirts/shorts/pants
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: tissue, meds for muscle aches
Photo Equipment: tripod, camera water case or ziplocks will do....
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: swim wear (when you visit the falls)
Miscellaneous: flashlight! and extra batteries....
- Family Travel
shelter from the storm
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bring umbrella when you go to Sagada during the month of may, since the weather starts to become unpredictable, it might rain during the afternoons, schedule your itinerary wisely