Kaman-utek Hills or Blue Soil Hills

Sagada, Mountain Province

The Kaman-utek Hills or Blue Soil Hills were like grains of sand especially on the damp parts. It is located in Sagada, Mountain Province. This unique set of mini hills in Sagada turns to blue-green especially when moistened. For some possible explanations as to why the soil is blue it is because the land contain certain chemicals like copper sulfate may be high. It is believed that the blue color ...

intensifies once the soil gets even more moistened.

Kaman-utek Hills or Blue Soil Hills News

  • Where To Go In Sagada? (Sagada Tour Starter Pack)

    Where To Go In Sagada? (Sagada Tour Starter Pack)

    Sagada is best known for its sea of clouds and cold climate. It also became more popular for soul-finding because of the movie "That Thing Called Tadhana", featuring the entire beauty of Sagada, Mountain Province - a place for hopeless romantic.

  • Sagada Traverse

    Sagada Traverse

    Before this trip, I asked myself "Is it too soon to visit Sagada again?" I remember the first time I went solo in Sagada, the companions I met there asked, "Bakit ka magisa? Broken hearted ka ba?" That time, I was not. It is different this time.

    I don't want to say that I am broken. Hmmm. Partly maybe because I feel empty? Though I am not bragging about being single or alone, the feeling is just different because after almost 4 years of being in a relationship with someone, now I am just myself. Growing up independently, I guess I can cope up with it. Lol.

    Anyways, it took me a week to d ...

  • The Kaman-utek Hills Of Sagada PH

    The Kaman-utek Hills Of Sagada PH

    Perhaps most of us Filipinos (and to a certain extent, also foreign visitors) have one thing in mind when we talk about picturesque hills and that is the ever famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol. Recently, the Green Hills in Quitinday, Albay are also starting to carve its niche in the Philippine tourism hub. Little would most people know that there is a unique set of mini hills in Sagada that turns to blue-green especially when moistened called Kaman-utek (also Caman-utek) Blue Soil Hills.

    Being one of the newest natural attractions being promoted by the Sagada Genuine Guides Association (or SA ...

  • A trip to Sagada Mountain Province Philippines

    A trip to Sagada Mountain Province Philippines

    Always take a picture for everywhere you go; if you don't, then all you just lost was the precious memories and moments.

    Long before the movie "That Thing Called Tadhana" made this place popular, the quaint and bucolic town of Sagada has been my favorite Philippine destination.

    Sagada ??" a fifth class municiplaity in the Mountain Province, Northern Philppines ??" and is considered as a serene mountain backpacker mecca for both locals and foreigners. It is located north of Manila (taking at least 12 to 15 hours by bus), 6 to 7 hours bus ride from Baguio City, and is adjacent to Bontoc, t ...

  • Sagada Traverse to the Blue Soil Hills Kaipitan and Balangagan Cave

    Sagada Traverse to the Blue Soil Hills Kaipitan and Balangagan Cave

    Wow! How does one get there I asked my companion Norbs while pointing down on a parallel electric line post way down below. It seemed so far and unreachable from where we were at Kamanbaneng Peak or popularly named Marlboro Mountain. After enjoying a wonderful play of billowing clouds after the sunrise, we were set for a long trek southwards of Sagada. It was a beautiful day for a trek but the rains the day before had dampened the ground making it more sticky and on some parts muddy. But after a few hours, we found ourselves below the electric line I was pointing to earlier but standing on the ...

  • Kamanbaneng Sagada Finding Marlboro Hill the Sun Grazing Cows and Wild Horses in the Mist

    Kamanbaneng Sagada Finding Marlboro Hill the Sun Grazing Cows and Wild Horses in the Mist

    Another day, another town, another early start. 4am on a Monday found us sloshing through wet grass and muddy trails headed up Kamanbaneng, one of the highest peaks in Alab. Hamlin, the strappy dog of Rock Farm Inn where we were staying kept us company for a while but decided to return to the inn through a gate in the woods. We've seen the spectacular sunrise in Kofafey in Maligcong days earlier. Would we be twice lucky to witness the same on a different peak given the moody weather lately.

    Funny but the original plan was to head to the Kiltepan view deck anew for a no-frills, just chilling ...