Hiking from Trishuli Bazar to Nuwakot Durbar

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Theme: Revisiting the History – Part II ‘Destination Nuwakot’
Hiking Route: Trishuli Bazar – Nuwakot Durbar
Day: July 13, 2008, Sunday
Hike Coordinator: Ganesh Thapa
Participants: Ganesh Thapa, Vishnu Kshettri, Raju Maharjan, Sajan Sangraula, Bhanu Chalise, Madhav Sigdel, Babins Shrestha, Sunny Shakya, Prajwal Shrestha, Dipti Khanal, Shristi Rawal, Rajani Chulyadyo, Manisha Singh, Puja KC
Caption: VishnuK/GaneshT
Camera: SajanS, BhanuC, PrajwalS, ShristiR, RajuM and GaneshT
Report: SunnyS/GaneshT
Creative Support: Dijup/Pallavi

I am not exaggerating, but I didn’t really get a good night sleep on Saturday night as I kept on thinking about the trip the next day. On a cloudy and misty ,Sunday morning, D2 team was all set to depart with the motto of making the hike to Nuwakot Durbar a historic one. The weather continued to be the same throughout the day with some occasional drizzles. The winding roads, amazing waterfalls, chilling foggy weather and lofty mountains entertained us throughout the journey.

We reached Trishuli Bazaar at around 12:15 pm. We had not expected Trishuli Bazaar to be so such a hot and humid place. Many of us were already drenched with sweat. We somehow managed to start the ball rolling up the hill to Nuwakot Durbar which was about 6 kilometers away from us. After climbing up through the forest for a while, the hikers were confronted with two ways, a regular motor way and the other being through the forest. These two ways divided the hikers into two groups. The steep and muddy way seemed to bring anybody down to their knees. Both the groups united at around half way up the hill. The group that took the way through the forest reached 15 minutes before us and that’s because “Two roads diverged in a wood, they travelled the one that was least travelled by and that made all the difference” difference in time taken to be precise. From the half way, all of us climbed the hill as a group. The group disbanded and reunited at many points.

Throughout the way, Shristi and Vishnu dai made us familiar with many species of plants over thereAfter a while, the sun appeared all of a sudden out of those clouds and it was too hot for us to climb up the hill. Climbing up the hill in such a hot and humid climate was the arduous part of the hike. All those efforts paid up, once we reached the Nuwakot Durbar. The panoramic view from there simply took us by surprise. Eastern views of the Himalayan foothills, the Tadi River through the valley below and on the river’s bank , the lush green fields of the agricultural farms, Western views of the Trisuli Bazaar, the narrow market streets of Trisuli Bazaar views of the Bagh Bagaincha (Tiger Garden ) and the traditional trekking route to Gorkha were simply breath-taking. Too bad, we could not see the beautiful scenes of Ganesh and Langtang Himal.. All were filled with joy and ecstasy when somebody from the group shouted, “Saat Talle Durbar”. Standing tall at seven storeys, it was the very Saat Talle Durbar, the once-palace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah that we had read in the school text books, back in the childhood days. What was more fascinating to know about the building was that even the 1990BS earthquake could do no any harm to it. But the joy couldn’t hang any longer in anybody’s face when the security person informed us that the palace was shut down for the time being due to present political condition in the nation.

It was the southern view of the Devighat, Battar and the confluence of the two rivers that gave us some relief. The Nuwakot Durbar looks historic with those ancient wood carvings and sculptures. The wood carvings that aged back to seventeenth century were fabulous piece of artifact. Besides Nuwakot Durbar there was Rani Mahal where dancers used to perform for the kings. It amazed us when somebody informed us that the dancers were brought in, even from Lucknow.

Beside palaces, there were Taleju Temple and Bhairavi temple. After visiting all the places, we rested for a while at Naya bazaar and went to Devighat where Tadi River and Trisuli River meet to become the greater Trisuli.- roaring aloud.. On the way back from the Devghat, we also discovered that the only school at Devghat was closed for summer vacation. We distributed copies and pencils to the local children over there. They were more than delighted to receive them.

Then we started the journey back to Kathmandu. On the way back home, the game of “Antakshari” between the front and back sitters made the journey even more fun-filled. After the nice meal, we continued the journey back home and nobody knew when the game of “Antakshari” had turned into a solo performance. Solo performances from Raju, Madhav, Shristi and Vishnu kept us entertaining throughout the way.

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A working class hero is something to be
01 A working class hero is something to be
We bent, crawled, tiptoed and climbed
02 We bent, crawled, tiptoed and climbed
Beauty on the trail
03 Beauty on the trail
Dipti, giving a second thought on whether to continue with the route
04 Dipti, giving a second thought on whether to continue with the route
Five plus kilometers of path like this and I will pat you a good job
05 Five plus kilometers of path like this and I will pat you a good job
The anticipated challenge
06 The anticipated challenge
Creatures in different shape and sizes
07 Creatures in different shape and sizes
Preferring the tougher trail
08 Preferring the tougher trail
Vulnerable and delicate beauty
09 Vulnerable and delicate beauty
Go anywhere, you`re not away from beauty anytime
10 Go anywhere, you`re not away from beauty anytime
V searching for peace everywhere
11 V searching for peace everywhere
Well, why not a shot before we begin a good work
12 Well, why not a shot before we begin a good work
The wind blows west as  I whistle down the road
13 The wind blows west as I whistle down the road
the man of stunt
14 the man of stunt
Rajani on the lead, a rare and dear scene
15 Rajani on the lead, a rare and dear scene
is Sajan boasting over his cell
16 is Sajan boasting over his cell
Trying hard to catch the leaders
17 Trying hard to catch the leaders
V always there to lead
18 V always there to lead
A short halt after an arduous job
19 A short halt after an arduous job
The rendezvous
20 The rendezvous
Some therotical lessons
21 Some therotical lessons
the land of temples it is
22 the land of temples it is
No confrontation here, lockdown is a lockdown
23 No confrontation here, lockdown is a lockdown
Sketching the police in roots and leafs
24 Sketching the police in roots and leafs
A PN Shah replica in the making
25 A PN Shah replica in the making
the old roof penetrating the sky
26 the old roof penetrating the sky
An ancient art of work
27 An ancient art of work
another magnificent piece of work
28 another magnificent piece of work
Please take what I say on your own risk, can`t guarantee its true
29 Please take what I say on your own risk, can`t guarantee its true
Krishna standing gracious even in the woods
30 Krishna standing gracious even in the woods
Waitin for preservation
31 Waitin for preservation
the roof to touch the sky
32 the roof to touch the sky
Survived what not, deadly earthquake, heavy rainfalls, snowy winter
33 Survived what not, deadly earthquake, heavy rainfalls, snowy winter
Immense as it looks, the composition is of such tiny pieces of art
34 Immense as it looks, the composition is of such tiny pieces of art
Woods speak its centuries old story
35 Woods speak its centuries old story
a clever art of work
36 a clever art of work
Artifacts aging centuries back
37 Artifacts aging centuries back
With Rangmahal mood
38 With Rangmahal mood
Can`t take my eyes off you
39 Can`t take my eyes off you
immense, giant, the PN Shah palace
40 immense, giant, the PN Shah palace
Saat Talle Durbar   tanding tall and proud
41 Saat Talle Durbar tanding tall and proud
PN Shah built this skyscraper with skills from Lalitpur
42 PN Shah built this skyscraper with skills from Lalitpur
Tadi river as seen from the durbar premises
43 Tadi river as seen from the durbar premises
a piece of temple in itself
44 a piece of temple in itself
Three Malla Kings lived here before PN Shah
45 Three Malla Kings lived here before PN Shah
Support, for each other
46 Support, for each other
Another look of Tadi river
47 Another look of Tadi river
The Washerman bird captured, exclusively for EU
48 The Washerman bird captured, exclusively for EU
Competing with the sky
49 Competing with the sky
Torn apart
50 Torn apart
The art of the magic hands
51 The art of the magic hands
Bhairab goes all red
52 Bhairab goes all red
Malla`s durbar taken in by Nepal Army now
53 Malla`s durbar taken in by Nepal Army now
The romantic story generator Rangmahal
54 The romantic story generator Rangmahal
the premises of Nuwakot Palace
55 the premises of Nuwakot Palace
The Taleju temple
56 The Taleju temple
Hoping for blessings
57 Hoping for blessings
Leaving behind the durbars
58 Leaving behind the durbars
Zooming into the giant
59 Zooming into the giant
Hope to live more than 5000 years
60 Hope to live more than 5000 years
I`d love to retire at this place
61 I`d love to retire at this place
Love to look after this plant after retirement
62 Love to look after this plant after retirement
Stopping by the giant palaces
63 Stopping by the giant palaces
the virgin sky
64 the virgin sky
a view of Trishuli bazar from Nuwakot
65 a view of Trishuli bazar from Nuwakot
The dream destination, the clouds
66 The dream destination, the clouds
harmonious brick and stone
67 harmonious brick and stone
Manage business working around for Aloe Vera
68 Manage business working around for Aloe Vera
Nuwakot Indra chowk linga
69 Nuwakot Indra chowk linga
An elderly lady preparing cotton strings
70 An elderly lady preparing cotton strings
Local industry, incense
71 Local industry, incense
Guarded or threatened by wire
72 Guarded or threatened by wire
In her seventies
73 In her seventies
Pleasing to the eye
74 Pleasing to the eye
a scenic beauty
75 a scenic beauty
a true friends to each other
76 a true friends to each other
1 Captured in a moment
77 1 Captured in a moment
the Trishuli
78 the Trishuli
the swinging road
79 the swinging road
in the name of the Trishuli
80 in the name of the Trishuli
a lil bit of helping hand
81 a lil bit of helping hand
a moment to be with them
82 a moment to be with them
As the dusk takes over the day
83 As the dusk takes over the day

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  1. passerby

    Blunder in title: “Nuwakot Darbar” should be “Nuwakot Durbar” … pic.79. Swinging Road?? Isn’t that swinging bridge.. :razz:

  2. Pic 57

    Nice pic….but one thing that makes me wonder is that fro whom are they hoping the blessing from …?????? :?: There seems no one ..

  3. Vish

    Dear oneofhiker thanks for making out my presence.

    I was always there, walking around with good company, looking at good and so so, if possible stretch some helping hand, learn from surrounding and return home if not at least few hours of walk (is good for who does it) not bad is it?

    Nevertheless sometime life becomes weak and helpless and I cannot fulfill the desire that I wish for-this has been a kind of routine up to this day. Let us see how life goes ahead. They are weaker and stronger identity.

    Cheers!

  4. AP

    Vish bro,
    Don’t feel bad. be cheerful, it looks good at you. ramilo manche sad bhayo bhaney.. its bad.. i hope you get all ur wishes come true. we hope to see you in more hikes.

  5. To Bajya

    :shock: maile ni tehi socheko thiye..bajya..
    tara that is Taleju Temple..
    I was just convinced after I saw bells in the 3rd floor.. :lol:

  6. NatureLover

    10 Go anywhere, you`re not away from beauty anytime… a very well said.. you need eye to see that..

  7. MELAMCHI

    Hello Guys & GIRLS !!!!!!!!!!!
    I am back. Nice pics of Nuwakot Great guys and girls
    Somebody tried to fire me but thier effort gone in vain BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HEHEEHEHEEHEHE
    Blog is blog.
    Blog is where anyone can say anything
    If anyof you feel offended , click on Report Comment
    That is way of blogging
    Do u all get what i mean Over very smart people.
    Anyway pics and ppl in this post are great.
    Gals keep it up

  8. Sajan

    Agree with Rai and dharma, but both these pics were taken from a running van with very little reaction time..

  9. GanesT

    Yeh.. I remember.. with no reaction time at all; turn back, aim and shoot.. that’s how pic 76 was done..

  10. Paul

    Well,
    This hiking was really great. We had lots of traveling, hiking, walking, site seeing, guffs, antakshari and a great meal in the end.

    Cheers, to all hikers!

  11. Nishchal

    Nuwakot is really a most to visit place. Its history is great. Hikie from Shera Darbar to Nuwakot Darbar is more amazing.

  12. Vish

    Hi AP i agreed with you RAMAILO MANCHHE – SAD BHAYO BHANEY HUNCHHA BAD – and we will be together on the excursion with lots of laughter – THANKS TO YOU.

    Cheers!

  13. suresh dangol

    i am very happy! Look in nuwakot is very beautyful and this aira i am, proud u i bourn in nuwakot districkes.

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