Hiking from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri

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Hiking Route: Budhanilkantha – Cha gau – Shivapuri Peak– Naagi Gumba – Pani Muhan
Date: June 21st, 2009
Duration: 7 hrs.
Distance: 22 kms.
Hike Coordinator: Surendra Adhikari
Participants: Mahesh Regmee, Prajwal Shrestha, Manoj Rokka, Vinod Gyawali, Prajowal Manandhar, Omendra Adhikari, Sanjish Wagle, Akash Deep Shakya, Surendra Adhikari, Ravi Sharma]
Photos: Manoj Rokka, Surendra Adhikari, Prajwol Manandhar
Caption: Manoj Rokka, Ravi Sharma
Report By: Prajwal Manandhar and Vinod Gyawali
Geolocation: [Shivapuri Peak (2,732m) 27°48'47"N 85°23'7"E]

Hike to Shivapuri
- Prajowal Manandhar and Vinod Gyawali

A day to remember! Not just because it was the longest day of the year; also, because it was the day that Surendra had decided to give a bit of outing to the Interns. As adventurous as the word adventure itself goes, that is what actually happened with this hiking. We left D2, thinking that we’d hike the beautiful places of Nuwakot, but things turned around on us when we got set back at the Balaju bypass as it was blocked by few protestors. We hadn’t realized that it could be a bandh anywhere. We had to change our plans instantaneously. We then discussed on different places to hike. At the end, all of us consented with the peak of Shivapuri. And now the story goes like this!

We hadn’t realized that it could be a bandh anywhere. We had to change our plans instantaneously.

The schedule to leave D2 was @ 6:30 but it was only myself, who reached D2 @ 6:35 and still became the first one to reach D2. And slowly, others turned up. Surendra also showed up after 25 minutes. And finally we were 9, who headed to Nuwakot.

But, then Manoj also turned up @ D2. And as we were already on our way, we decided to have breakfast at Gongabu and wait till he’d join us. But he overtook us and reached Balaju bypass from where we had to make our way to Shivapuri. Now the thrill had begun as we reached the double figures in number.

We came to know about the baba’s living style and medical herbs they use.

It was already 9:00 am when we started our hike but the sun was on the cool side as we were going through the shades of jungle. So, we thought that the hiking was going to be a pleasant one. And then we decided to move on and on. The first planned route was from SCA gate to Naagi Gumba- to baghdwar to Shivpuri peak and to Cha gaun to Pani Muhan and back to SCA gate. But as we started moving, the plan to approaching to the peak changed, so we headed from SCA gate to Pani Muhan to Shivapuri peak to the baghdwar and to the naagi gumba and back to the SCA gate.
The route looked pretty much easy at first but once we started to climb the hills then the hike started showing its true colors. The hiking started getting pretty tough on us. The experienced guys made their way easily and it was for us that they had to wait and wait and wait. And still there was no trace of ours, showing up. It was Sanjish who was finding hard to even walk an inch and needed a rest after every 10 steps. We could say he was following his baby walk. Prajwal was having a kind of height-o-phobia. But still, we made our way to the peak , taking pictures, and steadily walking, making to the right, in the mid afternoon where again, we had snacks. The photo session started again. The beautiful view of Kathmandu valley and the hills just made our day. We then decided to make our way back to SCA gate, our starting point. While we were returning, we sat there for a while. Also, while in Baghdwar, we had a short chit-o-chat with the Indian Babas. We came to know about the baba’s living style and medical herbs they use. After 2 hours of descending from peak, we further reached the Naagi Gumba where, again we had a little tits and bits and a bit of photo session. It is 3 kilometers from Naagi Gumba to SCA gate. We could still get the full view of the sun.

Finally, we reached SCA gate after an hour walk and we headed back to the city. The only other setback for us were the guys who were on their half pants and they were bitten by the local insects. They are still complaining about it.

Means of Protest...
01 Means of Protest…
Hikers ready for snap
02 Hikers ready for snap
Hiking Trails at Shivapuri National Park
03 Hiking Trails at Shivapuri National Park
obey the Rules
04 obey the Rules
Working class heroes
05 Working class heroes
take a break
06 take a break
lost in greenary
07 lost in greenary
Guess What the guys are thinking
08 Guess What the guys are thinking
How do i look
09 How do i look
Surendra - The Punk
10 Surendra – The Punk
Rock on
11 Rock on
its my turn now
12 its my turn now
Photography at sucidal point on a way
13 Photography at sucidal point on a way
Revered Rock
14 Revered Rock
Surendra at sucidal point
15 Surendra at sucidal point
A look back to Daisy
16 A look back to Daisy
Come on guys. hurry up
17 Come on guys. hurry up
Enjoying the moment
18 Enjoying the moment
Sky`s the Limit
19 Sky`s the Limit
built for someting left for nothing
20 built for someting left for nothing
Blowing in the wind
21 Blowing in the wind
Shivapuri Peak @ 2732m
22 Shivapuri Peak @ 2732m
Fun time at the peak
23 Fun time at the peak
From the top of Shivapuri
24 From the top of Shivapuri
GUESS WHAT
25 GUESS WHAT
Droplets
26 Droplets
Fractals
27 Fractals
aahaa kasto chiso paani
28 aahaa kasto chiso paani
herb for babaji
29 herb for babaji
ayurvedic medicine for Babaji
30 ayurvedic medicine for Babaji
Shivapuri Baba Ashram
31 Shivapuri Baba Ashram
Babaji ko kitchen
32 Babaji ko kitchen
monastery at baghdwarr
33 monastery at baghdwarr
Outside Baba`s House
34 Outside Baba`s House
where do i go now
35 where do i go now
Baghdwarr(Broken)
36 Baghdwarr(Broken)
Into the wild
37 Into the wild
A shot for memory
38 A shot for memory
slow walk in the sun
39 slow walk in the sun
Monastery
40 Monastery
a long break at Naagi Gumba
41 a long break at Naagi Gumba
Computer Engineer in happy mood
42 Computer Engineer in happy mood
Extravaganza Decor
43 Extravaganza Decor
Flying Wishes
44 Flying Wishes
Leaves Basking in the Sun
45 Leaves Basking in the Sun
prayers
46 prayers
What are they searching for
47 What are they searching for
Sleeping Meditation
48 Sleeping Meditation
Hiking from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. Nishchal

    36 Baghdwarr(Broken)

    Till our previous EU hike, that stone tap was all ok and looking perfect. Main attraction over here is this tap. It is rare to find this type of creation. That’s made of stone and it won’t be broken by itself. Don’t know who have broken that and why people shows such behave?

  2. Ravi

    Shivapur hike …. ahh … better than expected..
    looking back after a year…. reminded of some good old memories ..
    the best part for me was the Daisy still flowering at the same place with the same fragrance … cudn’t capture it though..

    all in all it was a perfect hike

    @ Dhilung Kirat :- Manoj dai took that shot

    @ Suresh:- you really missed this one.. i must say hehe

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