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Originally posted on Zerah Lakwatsera:
Most of the travel tours that you might see online only offers Lumiang caving or Sumaging caving. Here’s the TIP… NEVER hesitate to pay additional bucks to experience spelunking in Lumiang and Sumaging cave. It is worth every penny!
Spelunking on these caves takes 3-4 hours (we did it for 3 hours and 45 minutes! We’re proud!) And it wasn’t easy I must say! But you wouldn’t feel that you’ve been in that cave for hours already because you will truly enjoy out there. You will be amazed especially about those rock formations, not to mention those kinky stories of the pregnant queen, king & queen’s curtain and all. I’m not going to be a spoiler here because one should really experience first hand being inside the cave to appreciate the stories.Our entry point is Lumiang cave. Behind us are the traditional coffins. Can you count how many are there? Our tour guides that time are really good story tellers. They told us why Igorots prefer to bury their deads that way. So better keep your ears open when they tell you the story behind the coffins Prepare yourself to go through extreme caving! You’ll be entering small passage ways, be holding dirty rocks, get wet and all. Rocks are slippery so you can walk bare foot or make sure to have good shoes/sandals for caving. And if you’re up to it, dare yourself to swim at this cold cave water. We were told that it was 10 Degrees celcius cold. Don’t swim too long though or you’ll get hypothermia. But you’ll surely enjoy those cold waters and since the tour guides have lamps, you can have your hands warmed up by the lamp.And these are our price at the end of the road. The Queen and Kings curtain. Yeah, you gotta hear the stories from folks to know why is it called such! But isn’t it magnificent? Ang ganda ng rock formations you would want to return to the place over and over again.