Hiking from Abu Khaireni to Manakamana

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Title: Spiritual Hike
Hiking Route: Abu Khaireni to Manakamana temple
Date: May 27, 2009 Sunday
Duration: 4 hrs.
Distance: 6 km.
Hike Coordinator: Deepak Maharjan
Participants: Ashutosh Mishra, Anuj Khadgi, Badri Adhikari, Chandani Shrestha, Deepak Maharjan, Pravinda Ranjit, Shreejana Prajapati, Sweta Shakya, Sweta Shrestha, Uma Lamichane, Nirmala Prajapati (Rookie)
Photos: Pravinda Ranjit and Shreejana Prajapati
Caption: Shreejana Prajapati, Pravinda Ranjit, Chandani Shrestha, Sweta Shakya, Anuj Khadgi
Report By: Nirmala Prajapati
Creative Support: DijupT/PreranaP

Hike to Abu Khaireni to Manakamana temple
Truly speaking the day began with a slight confusion for the hike to Manakamana. A hike with people whom I have never met and talked before!!! But still I was excited and I was hoping the hike to be very much interesting than anything I had experienced ever in my life. I grabbed all my zeal and headed towards the office where all of us gathered. At about 8:00am a group of 13 including me and Ram Dai drove towards “Abu Khaireni” from where we had decided to walk. The chilled and gloomy morning was spent in the coach listening to the music, enjoying the natural scenery, watching the serpentine flow of the Trishuli River and the waves of the water and sometimes being stuck in short traffic jams. After having breakfast on the way in ‘Everest Bhojanalaya’ we proceeded. After a long drive the hike started at about 12:00 pm and all prepared, we started walking. The real hike began from the ‘jholunge pul’ (swinging bridge). Crossing the wide river through ‘jholunge pul’ wasfun but Sweta di was a little scared.

He almost laid down on the bench in the rest house…

Everything went on as expected. Chatting with the co-hikers, jokes and pranks were something I enjoyed the most. I had a nice time with all of my jolly co-hikers. Though I was new in the group, within few hours I became involved with everyone, I felt like they were someone whom I have known since very long and all of them were very friendly and lively. The most jovial was Ashutosh Dai. He became exhausted quite soon and was walking at low pace. He almost laid down on the bench in the rest house being all tired and still commented on us that we didn’t know what is hiking, it is not just walking but also resting and enjoying the scenarios around and if we wanted so much of walking then we’d better done – 2 to 6 and 6 to – 2 in D2 building. This funny comment made us laugh till our stomach start aching and I felt this was the joke of the day. Even after the joke was over Chandani di and Ashutosh Dai were recalling that very joke and laughing their lot.

All the way long we were chatting and joking with each other and snapping pictures. Pravinda Dai was busy taking ‘the ek karod ko photo’ and Jeevan Dai was all time ready to give the “babbal” pose for the picture. During the walk Badri Dai let us know us through our zodiac signs. He helped us recognize ourselves in a different manner and taught us different perception of life. That was also one of the remarkable achievements of the day.

The fields and farms full of ripen oranges were all eye…

Besides the temple of Goddess Manakamana another attraction of Manakamana was juicy and tasty oranges. The fields and farms full of ripen oranges were all eye catching. A school there named “Suntala bari Vidhyalaya” seemed funny to me.

The way to Manakamana was all full of tedious steps but climbing those steps up was very much exciting. Stepping up high hill and still very high. My goodness – finally we were there, after all ups and only ups we reached the Manakamana temple, the ultimate destination of the hike, then we did our “pujas”, prayers and then rushed hurriedly to catch the cable car since it was about to close.

While moving down in cable car, I realized how high we had hiked, we were really great! Reaching Kulintar we got into our coach and moved on. There in Malekhu we had our yummy dinner. On our return drive Pravinda dai’s song ‘mai chori sundari’ amused all of us.

Summarizing the day it went on fantastic, the day left me with the memories that will be cherished for the rest of my life and I’m happy to own them.

 Morning glories
01 Morning glories
 Expensive Breakfast
02 Expensive Breakfast
 Charging before hike
03 Charging before hike
 Recharging
04 Recharging
 Get set goo
05 Get set goo
 Marshyang-di river
06 Marshyang-di river
 crystal clear
07 crystal clear
 Sunsan pool
08 Sunsan pool
 Beauties of the hike
09 Beauties of the hike
 poses in jhulunge pool
10 poses in jhulunge pool
 will have leaves in few months
11 will have leaves in few months
 Pani ko ad gardai
12 Pani ko ad gardai
 Say no to cable car
13 Say no to cable car
 Local hikers vanda hami agadi hurray
14 Local hikers vanda hami agadi hurray
 Never ending stairs
15 Never ending stairs
 Sabai jana tauko nikala ta
16 Sabai jana tauko nikala ta
 Pravinda dai eata hernus
17 Pravinda dai eata hernus
 Thanx 4 Photo
18 Thanx 4 Photo
 Orange trail
19 Orange trail
 Hamro pyaro ghar
20 Hamro pyaro ghar
 stairs made of tree trunk
21 stairs made of tree trunk
 traditional balance
22 traditional balance
 Kada photo
23 Kada photo
 Ek karod ko Photo
24 Ek karod ko Photo
 What a flattered smile
25 What a flattered smile
 yo chain 2 crore ko
26 yo chain 2 crore ko
 garo sarai nai thado bhayo bato
27 garo sarai nai thado bhayo bato
 Feri khudkila ayaecha
28 Feri khudkila ayaecha
 yahain samma ta pugen
29 yahain samma ta pugen
 Ma sikauchu timiharulai hike ko technique
30 Ma sikauchu timiharulai hike ko technique
 Late hikers
31 Late hikers
 Ashutosh dai lead  ma !!!!!
32 Ashutosh dai lead ma !!!!!
 reeeeeeeeest
33 reeeeeeeeest
 Fungus inside the fanta bottle1
34 Fungus inside the fanta bottle1
 Fungi Detail
35 Fungi Detail
 local chickens
36 local chickens
 hera na hera makurako jalo
37 hera na hera makurako jalo
 seems he want to be in frame
38 seems he want to be in frame
 Photo please
39 Photo please
 Where is everybody looking at
40 Where is everybody looking at
 what actually  are they doing
41 what actually are they doing
 Gaint behind
42 Gaint behind
 Waiting for you guys
43 Waiting for you guys
 Boganvillia
44 Boganvillia
 waiting for sun
45 waiting for sun
 Mero Fool ko foto khichus na
46 Mero Fool ko foto khichus na
 Merry Chrismas
47 Merry Chrismas
 Orangy Boom
48 Orangy Boom
 ali sano bhayena raaaa
49 ali sano bhayena raaaa
 butterfly ..bf what color do you like
50 butterfly ..bf what color do you like
 Suntala bari school
51 Suntala bari school
 No don't jump from there my dear
52 No don’t jump from there my dear
 Aeeya sarai garo vayo
53 Aeeya sarai garo vayo
 Aba dheri baki chaina we nearly reached
54 Aba dheri baki chaina we nearly reached
 Thakaeko ki pose paraeko hummmm
55 Thakaeko ki pose paraeko hummmm
 Sharing is Loving
56 Sharing is Loving
 Hamile mandir dekhyam
57 Hamile mandir dekhyam
 Manakamana Mai Temple
58 Manakamana Mai Temple
 showing devotion
59 showing devotion
 Single bell
60 Single bell
 Gingle bell
61 Gingle bell
 Wishlist
62 Wishlist
 Ashutosh dai bhauju ko lagi gift khoijdai
63 Ashutosh dai bhauju ko lagi gift khoijdai
 Ashutosh ramro gift paunu vayaena kina senti
64 Ashutosh ramro gift paunu vayaena kina senti
 Gaint trun holy
65 Gaint trun holy
 Laa srijana chutyo
66 Laa srijana chutyo
 But said yes to cable car
67 But said yes to cable car
 snap from cable car
68 snap from cable car
 sun set from cable car, manakamana
69 sun set from cable car, manakamana
 Professional hikers
70 Professional hikers
Hiking from Abu Khaireni to Manakamana was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by Administrator

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