Monday, January 26, 2015

Trekking to Pisang Waterfalls via the Twin Drains

Who would've known that there's a waterfall just within Kuala Lumpur.. Situated in Gombak, Pisang Waterfalls is fast becoming popular among waterfall hunters and also a perfect place to escape the hustle-bustle of the big city.

Some time last year, I was hosting a couchsurfer from Philippines. She had another local friend in KL and the three of us altogether decided to trek to Pisang Waterfalls. I never heard about this place until that day her male friend told us about it.

So it happened like this.... her friend would pick us up from an arranged spot and he will drive us to the starting point of Pisang Waterfalls trail. I was surprised to know that it was very close to KL! Our driver parked his car at the side-road, paid a parking fee of RM5 and a nominal entrance fee of RM1 per person,.. and off we go!

We got our stuff that consist of extra clothing, towels, water and packed lunch, and started our trek, with our male friend leading the way.

And to where first?

To two HUGE DRAINS with water going through it!

The famous twin drains that will lead us to the enclosed Pisang Waterfalls.

It was so dark inside that my eyes needed time to adjust. The end of the tunnels seemed just a small circle of light in my sight.

Let the light at the end lead you....  to heaven.
Damnnn.. it was scary yet exciting. Hahaha!

We continued our trek into the forest where we passed several streams, and muddy trails, until we heard a gush of water.. 

The trail to the waterfalls was an easy trek around 30 to 45 minutes. 
There were some spots where you had to climb using a rope that was already there.. but not that extreme. You can easily trek in your slippers (like we did. Haha).

I was perched on a high hill.... looking down... 
And this was what I saw...

Pisang Waterfalls from above!
This place has long been a spot for people to do abseiling. I also saw some campsites around the waterfalls.

One thing I love about this place is that the pool at the bottom is pretty deep, making it an ideal swimming spot! 

The water was up to my stomach! Pictured here is me with my couchsurfer.
After taking our own sweet time at the falls without a care in the world (as no-one was around)...had snacks, swim, get under the falls, swim some more... then reluctantly changing attire... we soon decided to head back. Huh! We left a goodbye note near the foot of the waterfall.. just a little thing to remember us by... unless of course, somebody destroyed it. Hehe.

Rock formation... usually done by Koreans to gain good luck! 
Not that many go here during that day... and the lush forest around it seems untouched. I just hope that the next time I go here, no thrash are seen.. :)

PS: The map to get here can be seen here.

Coordinates :Jungle Lodge (N3 18 17.8, E101 44 07.0)


Happy walker said... [Reply]

nice, i wish can travel like you did, still remember me mah after so long? heheheh

(A Growing Teenager Diary Malaysia)

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

@ happy walker.. yes I do remember you... we met during a nuffnang event. hehehe.

Rana Singh said... [Reply]

Wonderful article and very truly written wish i could be there.
Thanx for sharing your experience.

Jard The Great said... [Reply]

rana.. thanks for dropping by :)

ruggedmom said... [Reply]

Gigih berlatih Jard