The Umbrella Waterfall is one of the beautiful waterfalls of Abbottabad KPK Pakistan. This waterfall is located near the Sajikot waterfall nearby Poona Village. The Umbrella Waterfall is very much famous because of its unique and attractive natural architecture.
Besides, crystal clear water is running through the big rocks. The water showers create an amazing view which is heart freshening. The ambiance is awesome one can feel how beautiful is mother nature. I know you are getting excited to know more about Umbrella Waterfall Pakistan. Keep reading as I am going to share every bit and piece of information that I have.
Umbrella Waterfall Distance From Islamabad
I am sharing my experience and the exact location with all of you. The total distance from Islamabad to Poona village is approximately 100km via Pir Sohawa. It will take 2.5 hours for the car to reach Sajikot via the Margalla Hills Pir Sohawa / Sangada / Nalla Hazara. The road is newly built and is in good condition.
Moreover, you will find very less traffic on this route. The best thing is that the views on the journey are mind-blowing and soothing. Also, if you have been to the Nooran Di Dand waterfall, it will be easy for you to reach there.
There is an alternative route via the Hazara motorway. You have to take to travel until Havelian via the motorway and then turn towards the Sajikot Bazar road. The distance from Havelian to the Umbrella waterfall is 27 kilometers approximately. On the way, there is another beautiful waterfall the Sajikot waterfall. It is closed nowadays because of no safety precautions taken by visitors and the management. The Sajikot waterfall is very deep and one should not swim without a life jacket.
Avoid visiting these waterfalls in heavy rain as it gets difficult to descend. Moreover, the rain brings a lot of mud and floods in these hilly areas. Never try to be smart in front of mother nature and always take care of your safety.
The Umbrella Waterfall Map
The umbrella waterfall is at a distance of 4 kilometers from the Sajikot waterfall. After traveling 4 kilometers there is a left turn, the road is heading towards the Umbrella waterfall Pakistan.
In addition, there is parking available. They charge 50 Pkr for the motorcycles and 100 Pkr for the car parking. Also, there are a lot of shops and cafes for refreshments. The best is to try tea with Pakoras; an Asian dish which has potato and other vegetables. Enjoy your food.
Umbrella Waterfall Trek
The Umbrella waterfall trek starts near the parking. One has to trek down the hill for 20-25 minutes to reach the Poona waterfall in Abbottabad. The distance is not much but the hiking is steep. The hike is a bit difficult for non-hikers but it’s worth visiting. If you are wearing proper hiking shoes or shoes that you are comfortable with. Then this will become easy for you. While descending the last portion near the waterfall, there are big rocks that are slippery. Make sure your footwear should have a good grip.
Moreover, the local people have tied ropes for descending. You can use them when needed. They charge you 20-50 Pkr. You can also descend without using the rope it depends on your physical capability. But, it is always good to be on the safe side, right? Further, it will take 40 minutes approximately to hike back towards the road. The uphill hike is difficult but you can go slow and steady. It gets very slippery in the rainy season. Always take good care of your hiking or trekking gear.
UMBRELLA WATERFALL WATER PONDS
The Poona waterfall has fresh water coming from the porous rocks. There are natural water ponds to enjoy. It is a perk for swimmers. Further, you have to take care, do not dive where the water is deep. You can easily find many places where the water is not too deep. It is a great feeling standing under the waterfall. The water is cold but in the summer you can enjoy it a lot. I have been to many waterfalls before but this was one of its kind. I had never seen such a beautiful showering waterfall wrapped in between the lush green hills. It was one of my best experiences visiting this waterfall.
Which is the best time to visit?
The best time to visit Umbrella Waterfall Poona is on the weekdays. As it is getting famous day by day. So, on the weekends more people tend to visit this waterfall. This makes it overcrowded. If you really want to enjoy quality time visit in the early mornings on the weekdays.
Can I go with my family?
The Umbrella Waterfall has a downhill hike to reach there, which makes it a bit difficult for kids and elders. Otherwise, if your family members are physically active then there is no issue. It is all safe.
Take a dip in the Umbrella Waterfall
The waterfall has fresh water coming from the hilly rocks. Do not miss the chance to take a dip. Further, you have to take care, do not dive where the water is deep. You can easily find many places where the water is not too deep. It is a great pleasure standing under the waterfall. The water is cold but in the summer you can enjoy it a lot. I have been to many waterfalls before but it was one of a kind. I had never seen such a beautiful showering waterfall wrapped in between the mountains. It was like an oyster in a pearl.
Umbrella Waterfall Poona Sajikot Weather
The weather is very pleasant. The average temperature is between 22 degrees to -1 degrees Celsius. Most importantly, do not visit the Umbrella waterfall in the rainy season. As it gets a lot of water and floods. This can be dangerous for your friends and family. Further, in the rainy season, the trek gets muddy and slippery too.
Best season to visit Umbrella Waterfall Abbottabad?
The best season is to visit after the Monsoon season. As the water level rises all over. But, always check the weather update before leaving for Umbrella Waterfall. It can get dangerous in the rainy seasons.
Is there any other waterfall nearby?
Yes, the Sajikot waterfall is at a distance of 4 kilometers. Also, do not forget to visit the Black Waterfall in Haripur Pakistan. The black waterfall is just above the Noori waterfall which is a famous tourist attraction.
Things to carry
- Food: You can cook food there and enjoy nature with friends and family. Please keep the environment clean, sit back, and enjoy your day.
- Trekkers or Shoes.
- Puncture Kit (for bikers).
- Rain Coat.
- Shorts for swimming.
In addition, please take care of the cleanliness of the Umbrella waterfall. This is a blessing from mother nature. Do not throw garbage at such natural and beautiful places. Rather dispose of the wastes properly. Also, avoid lighting fire where there is a jungle as a forest fire can cause a lot of serious damage. Take only memories, leave only footprints.
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