Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

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Theme: Community Service
Hiking Route: Sankhu Bazaar,Lapsephedi, JersinghPauwa,Bajrayogini
Total Distance covered: Approx 25 Km
Duration: 6 hours
Date: September 07, 2008
Participants: NishchalS, SureshT, IshworM, RajendraB, PragyaB, PrajwalS, MaheshR
Report by: SureshT, PragyaB, RajendraB
Caption: PrajwalS, IshworM
Photos: NishchalS, IshworM, PrajwalS, PragyaB
Coordinator: NishchalS
Creative Support: Dijup Tuladhar/Pallavi Sharma

Just before commencing the hike
01 Team [NishchalS, SureshT, IshworM, RajendraB, PragyaB, PrajwalS, MaheshR]

An attic house with shed
02 An attic house with shed

As a continuation to the “Community Service” theme based hiking, this week we took a trip to Sankhu, a small historical town situated approx. 25 km north east of Kathmandu. Although we were supposed to be a group of 13, only 7 of us could manage to be a part of the hike that day. Passing through the busy and dusty area, we reached to a peaceful area of Sankhu at around 9 AM. After having breakfast at Sankhu bazaar, we headed towards Lapsephedi, the base of Jersingh Pouwa. Local villagers, including Dhami- Jhakris [Traditional Healers], were gathered in the main bazaar for participating in a local festival there.

Shree Kalika Sharan Secondary School
03 Shree Kalika Sharan Secondary School

We intially had a plan to visit the local school at Lapshiphedi but unfortunately the school was off due to local festival. So we decided to visit the high school at Jarsingh Pauwa. We reached our destination Shree Kalika Sharan Secondary School; Jersingh Pauwa at around 12:30pm.This school stands as major institution in that locality, and is influenced by Tamang students and culture. We found the excitement among the students over there, might be thinking as if there is going to happen some special function.

Thanks d2..we knew the importance of speaking
04 Thanks d2..we knew the importance of speaking

As our tradition, we distributed copies and pencils among students of primary level, from Grade I to VI. We also conducted a small talk program on “IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION” in three different classes. Total of 6 enthusiastic students spoke brilliantly on the assigned topic. The expressed views were so practical that it got us spellbound.  We presented them with a special gift for their participation. We also distributed additional books and sport accessories to the school. Seeing the students play on the school ground with the accessories we provided brought a sense of great joy to all of us. Teachers supporting our visit seemed excited, as well.

Again seven of us
05 Again seven of us

The physical exertion was momentarily forgotten, eclipsed by a sense of accomplishment. Our contribution was not even equivalent to a drop of water in the sea, but still the smiles on the faces of the children, during our informal program, meant a lot. As we left school and returned, we were unanimous about the idea of integrating community service as a part of all upcoming hikes.

Indeed....Small is Beautiful
06 Indeed….Small is Beautiful

We visited 232KW ‘Salinadi Power Plant’ at Lapsephedi; named after a religiously famous river Salinadi where thousands of devotees offer Pooja and recite the Swasthani manuscript every day throughout the month-long Brata. “Small is beautiful” written on the board, of course it was beautiful. The technical officer of the plant was very friendly and helpful. He explained the functioning and the other aspects of the plant. We came to know that the power generated from that plant is connected to the national power grid. We heard that there are so many micro hydro power plants throughout Nepal but observed closely for the first time. Since it was a little early to return home, the team decided to visit the BajraYogini Temple, just half an hour away from Lapsephedi.

Another hike starts to Bajra Yogini Temple
07 Another hike starts to Bajra Yogini Temple

As we followed the route to the temple, the physical exertion started to take its toll again. The uphill route and growing hunger got us grounded momentarily on our way. Finally a few gulps of water and we were ready again for the final climb towards the temple.

Approaching the temple premises
08 Approaching the temple premises

Upon reaching the temple, we rested there for about half an hour. During the stay, we visited the main temple and then participated in a mini photo session before moving downwards the well maintained stairs of the temple. We then headed back to the Sankhu Bazaar.

Jaya Bageshwori
09 Jaya Bageshwori

The ride back to home was exceptionally quiet this time.We were all recollecting our energies back and relaxing our overworked leg muscles. Nischal Dai, on the other hand, was busy in site-seeing and photography on our way back. The smooth road at Sankhu soon lead to the bumpy roads at Jorpati, and this time these bumps were not doing well on our tiring bodies. We stopped at Sinamangal at a local Thakali restaurant for our lunch at around 5pm.

Even though this week’s trip was not as physically demanding as compared to some of the past hikes, we were able to cover community service and a visit to the Bajrayogini temple, and of course delicious meal at a Thakali restaurant. Yum!!
Hats off to all the brains involved in conjuring up such a motivational theme. Let the feeling of communal service prosper in future hikes as well.

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Having breakfast @ Sankhu bazar
11 Having breakfast @ Sankhu bazar
A snap with Jhaakris
12 A snap with Jhaakris
Healing Jhaakri Beat and Dance
13 Healing Jhaakri Beat and Dance
Encounter with a Jhaakri (Traditional Healer)
14 Encounter with a Jhaakri (Traditional Healer)
Shree Ganeshaaye Namaha
15 Shree Ganeshaaye Namaha
A Risky Journey
16 A Risky Journey
A small waterfall
17 A small waterfall
Men busy repairing Ghatta (a tradional water driven spinning machine)
18 Men busy repairing Ghatta (a tradional water driven spinning machine)
Truss engineering
19 Truss engineering
Seems lost in woods
20 Seems lost in woods
A beautiful member of nature
21 A beautiful member of nature
Hiking is not Easy. Come on, Hurry up!
22 Hiking is not Easy. Come on, Hurry up!
reaching high in the open sky
23 reaching high in the open sky
Flowers ready to bloom
24 Flowers ready to bloom
A mighty chain holding a whole bridge
25 A mighty chain holding a whole bridge
An old man seems with no worries
26 An old man seems with no worries
Stony highway leading to Pauwa
27 Stony highway leading to Pauwa
Seven of us
28 Seven of us
guys getting ready to jump from 20ft wall
29 guys getting ready to jump from 20ft wall
PragyaB on the move
30 PragyaB on the move
A little snacks on the way
31 A little snacks on the way
Our target school
32 Our target school
Distributing copies and Pencils
33 Distributing copies and Pencils
Innocence with hopes
34 Innocence with hopes
Nishchal donating stationeries to kids
35 Nishchal donating stationeries to kids
A student orating on the essence of education II
36 A student orating on the essence of education II
Special gifts for their volunteering speech
37 Special gifts for their volunteering speech
I spoke on importance of education..  got rewarded
38 I spoke on importance of education.. got rewarded
Without education every thing is dark
39 Without education every thing is dark
New Iteams added to class room
40 New Iteams added to class room
Hanging charts in class II
41 Hanging charts in class II
Hanging charts in class III
42 Hanging charts in class III
Let me help
43 Let me help
Distributing playing items
44 Distributing playing items
Distributing playing items
45 Distributing playing items
Donating books and sports accessories to the school
46 Donating books and sports accessories to the school
Maximum utlization
47 Maximum utlization
let`s play in group
48 let`s play in group
football was the center of attraction
49 football was the center of attraction
I can be the national champion
50 I can be the national champion
students excited for a group photo
51 students excited for a group photo
Thank you for gifts
52 Thank you for gifts
Ready 1..2..3....
53 Ready 1..2..3….
Let me fly higher...
54 Let me fly higher…
Mahesh and Rajendra trying some stunts
55 Mahesh and Rajendra trying some stunts
Ban, Nepal ko Dhan. Let`s preserve it!
56 Ban, Nepal ko Dhan. Let`s preserve it!
Descending one after another
57 Descending one after another
Hey....are they ascending or descending!!!
58 Hey….are they ascending or descending!!!
Close Up of spiky caterpillar
59 Close Up of spiky caterpillar
A beautiful regal flower
60 A beautiful regal flower
SureshT quenching his thirst
61 SureshT quenching his thirst
Sanchai hunuhunchha  Aamai...
62 Sanchai hunuhunchha Aamai…
Visit to Salinadi Power Plant
63 Visit to Salinadi Power Plant
232KW production
64 232KW production
A water turbine in operation
65 A water turbine in operation
Curious RajendraB...
66 Curious RajendraB…
All set to take-off
67 All set to take-off
Rejoicing in the fields
68 Rejoicing in the fields
Dazzling green paddy fields overshadowed by dark clouds
69 Dazzling green paddy fields overshadowed by dark clouds
A rice straw waiting for a shower
70 A rice straw waiting for a shower
In the midst of Pine Forest
71 In the midst of Pine Forest
I am waiting for renovation
72 I am waiting for renovation
Gunabahal Temple at Bajra Yogini
73 Gunabahal Temple at Bajra Yogini
In Front of Gunabahal Temple
74 In Front of Gunabahal Temple
Acquiring history of Bajrayogini
75 Acquiring history of Bajrayogini
Sesh Naag revered
76 Sesh Naag revered
Stairway to Bajrayogini Temple
77 Stairway to Bajrayogini Temple
Adhesive and cohesive forces of nature
78 Adhesive and cohesive forces of nature
How weighty am I...
79 How weighty am I…
Many thanks to Ram dai
80 Many thanks to Ram dai
Tired hikers heading for home...
81 Tired hikers heading for home…
Different shades of the cloud
82 Different shades of the cloud

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  1. Paul

    In all aspects, hiking was really great. We had a little bit of volunteer service, sweat , religious work and lots n lots of fun.The most important thing was we returned home on time, contrast to other hiking experiences where we reached home late night.

  2. iEnjoyedItaLot

    wow…….1st of its kind..i guess. Hiking with only 7. None of us did loose spirit for hiking just because of minimal number of hikers. The best part of the whole hike was the moment we spent with school kids………and of course the meal at thakali restaurant….hmmmmmm…

  3. AshishP

    सेवा पनि स्वास्थय पानि , साह्रै राम्रो ।

    तस्बीरहरु पनि राम्रा छन्। नं ४७ अविस्मरणीय ।

  4. Dating

    hoina…what do u say about pic 75? Temple premises have become a common spots for hanging out and dating these days. J hos…Temples will not be abandoned : :mrgreen:

  5. Pink Floyd ko fan

    Pic No. 50.
    Who gave the caption for it?
    Must be a pesimestic fellow.
    Why national champion why not olympic gold medalist ?????
    we must raise our thoughts people.

  6. nepali

    We Nepali are really smart, we can shout and can give idea but only after task is completed. Yes this short of speaking reinforcement to the children is really needed. Speak where it should be and come in front without a shy. I liked the way of distributing such motivative items. Keep it up…

  7. Dating lover

    Dating is the gift from god. and going temple ties the bond between two. Any way new generation at least have a time to go temple in the name of dating. This is good though, isn’t it?

  8. dating fan

    kin jana napaunu dating in the mandir
    Vidam vidcha ktm ko park ani bagar
    jata tetai mandir rai mandir ko sahar
    k nai vo ra gae mitauta manko rahar…

  9. Third eye

    hey Pink floyd ko fan, National champion nabhai kana kasari olympic champion huna sakincha… Nepal ra Nepali bigreko karan yehi ho. First try to widen your thought so that your good words can make good impact on people, if everything goes well olympic gold medal is not that far :lol:

  10. Shutterbug

    D2Hikers seems much excited to prove their ‘Rejuvenating Spirit’ by trying to get caught within the picture amidst in air but this can be risky business. Please don’t try them if you guys have no idea of how this sort of photography is done.

    Some of pictures indicated that you have tried to take difficult route (off-trail) while hiking which I think is very UNSAFE and I wonder whether this team was equipped with ‘First Aid’ box or not. If in case of injury. Let’s Hike for Health not for ‘stupid stunt’.

    Pictures number: 15, 20 and 29 has smog which happens due to rough handling of camera. Photographer should have cleaned the lens using soft cloths.

    Okay, here is Shutterbug’srating:
    Creative Shot: ’25 A mighty chain holding a whole bridge’
    Perfect Shot: ’62 Sanchai hunuhunchha Aamai…’ and ’38 I spoke on importance of education.. got rewarded’
    Lucky Shot: ’67 All set to take-off’
    Nature’s Best Shot: ’59 Close Up of spiky caterpillar’
    Hilarious Shot: ’79 How weighty am I…’
    Lazy Shot: ”73 Gunabahal Temple at Bajra Yogini’ and ’36 A student orating on the essence of education II’
    Prize Winning Shot: ’38 I spoke on importance of education.. got rewarded’
    Paparazzi Shot ’75 Acquiring history of Bajrayogini’

    Keep clicking!! Keep Hiking!!

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