Last Saturday, February 24, I joined my colleagues to Pisang Waterfall. It was a weekend escape from the scorching hot weather and to be able to immerse in the chilling waterfall was a great pleasure. I’ve never heard of the waterfall, partly because it is overshadowed by the more famous ones like Templer and Sungai Tua. Anyway the Pisang waterfall is one of the source water for Sg. Gombak.
Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
We arrived as early as 8 a.m at Jungle Lodge Alang Sedayu, 12th Mile off Jalan Gombak. It’s the old Gombak trunk road going north before there was PLUS highway. Visitors have to pay a fee of RM1 per head and RM3 for parking.
The first thing you see is the water intake at the entrance.
Crossing streams is the prerequisite of this entire journey, you’ll get wet at some point of time.
Get across the two gigantic tunnels under the Karak Highway. This is where one truly experience themselves in the “light at the end of the tunnel” expression.
The trek is fairly easy to follow. TIP #1: Follow the stream, at the confluence, take the right turn. The walk from the tunnel to waterfall took us about 30 minutes.
Picturesque forest and stream.
A rather unique tree which its branches stretching far across.
The massive root system and the orange flower buds from the salakas tree.
We continued our trek, stopping in between just to take a short break for photography. They say it is not the destination that matters but the journey itself.
Behold, Pisang Waterfall! The full view of the beautiful 20 metre drop greets and invites you for a refreshing swim.
View from the other side of the gorge, there is a steep trail climbing up the gorge.
Apart from swimming, one can try wet abseiling. You will need to make special arrangement with the tour operators.
At the foot of the waterfall where visitors lay their picnic mats or just simple enjoy the scenery. This place is still a genuine beauty, but over the years irresponsible visitors have polluted the environment with of rubbish. So do your part, take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
I’ve included a map for your useful reference. For more waterfalls in and around Klang Valley, visit this site.
Coordinate: Jungle Lodge (N3 18 17.8, E101 44 07.0)
All pictures credit to my friend ooisl.