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Hiking from Surya Vinayak to Banepa

Hiking Route: Surya Vinayak – Banepa
Date: August 9, 2009
Duration: 6.5 hrs.
Distance: 13 kms (approx).
Hike Coordinator: Kapil Pandey
Participants: Abishesh Joshi, Awanish Ranjan, Kanchan Raj Pandey, Kapil Pandey, Kumar Pradhanang, Lava Kafle, Mahesh Regmi, Pravinda Ranjit, Ravi Sharma, Rudra Pandey and Suresh Maharjan.
Photos: Abishesh Joshi, Pravinda Ranjit, Suresh Maharjan
Caption: Kapil Pandey, Lava Kafle, Pravinda Ranjit and Ravi Sharma
Report By: Lava Kafle
Geolocation: Surya Vinayak[27°40′N 85°25′E] , Banepa (27°38′N 85°31′E)

It is a rare moment to share views with Rudra Pandey; those are not always possible to output some personal ideas, jokes, and endeavors. It is also a chance to get acquainted with his insights, vision, entrepreneurship and fellowmenship. His inspiration helps fellow hikers to become social, humble, and good being. He prefers that we take food at local small shops than well known, recognized and rich restaurants so that locals where we visit can be promoted. We also talked about future possibilities in development of computer, communication, and software development industries in Nepal. We also talked on funding remote and disaster-hit areas of Nepal where poverty is taking lives. We also discussed on various motto of being healthy, wealthy, and wise and hiking is one.

Kumar Pradhanang is rarely seen in hiking trips, making some 3 per year, and I found that it was his second one. He hopes to make his third trip around September this year so that he doesn’t deviate from his wish to have three best hikes per year. He is often seemed to make jokes lesser, but during the hike, his jokes excited everybody.

Kapil coordinated the hike. He also accompanied Pravinda in serving us dishes in the awfully peaceful Sunsaan Restaurant in Bhaktapur district. During the trip of about 7 hours, one were so exhausted that fellows would need to wait for half an hour or hours, and everybody else would be in pace. The hikers also remembered the place from where Rajesh Pyakurel had once vanished, some months ago. The tasty breakfast at Surya Binayak local restaurant, the blacktopped roadside, and the narrow difficult uphill trail were main facets of this journey. The cute small local school at Asapuri took our hearts away.

Abhishesh Joshi, who has already won some photography series from everestuncensored.org, had a number of new lenses and filters that were new to the whole group. I was later enthralled to learn that he had spent most of his earnings to pursue his interest in photography.

The craze to savor cucumber soon vanished when an elderly lady said she had none growing this year.

The craze to savor cucumber soon vanished when an elderly lady said she had none growing this year. She had attributed whole house for keeping some pet animals like hens, cows, buffaloes, all in single place. There was no trace if she had ever considered of any diseases that could transfer in between, without seclusion. We however got some tasty green pears in a big tree. What amazed us or say, came as a welcoming gesture from the people, was that the landlord’s daughter happily served us few couples of pears for free. We however managed to ask her to put some money to help for the tree. The narrow steep downhill from the remote house was treacherous and some of us had to use large sticks to support climbing down the terrain.

And how can we forget the story of sweet Chyaang (local beer) that local laborers enjoys ever day, with the accompanying mouth watering Gundruk (Dried Green Vegetables) ?

Mahesh was cracking jokes like Suresh during sweet moments and making intelligent guesses. We cannot forget the guitarist Ravi always discussing new ideas with Pravinda and Suresh to make new alliance and hit the Nepalese market. They might form a new musical band, and the motive wouldn’t be profit, but social service.

A view from 8 storied building
01 A view from 8 storied building
Coordinator kaha harayo
02 Coordinator kaha harayo
D2hawkeyeServices Building in 4D view
03 D2hawkeyeServices Building in 4D view
Dont see evil ,talk evil , hear evil-- HA ha ha
04 Dont see evil ,talk evil , hear evil– HA ha ha
waiting for JPT
05 waiting for JPT
K- bati bato ki Chadna Suru garne ho
06 K- bati bato ki Chadna Suru garne ho
Drink less, Save More
07 Drink less, Save More
cute little fellows
08 cute little fellows
Way to NEW Nepal
09 Way to NEW Nepal
Come back after a decade to see me
10 Come back after a decade to see me
Next time it will be filled by houses
11 Next time it will be filled by houses
Beautiful
12 Beautiful
Thakit Galit
13 Thakit Galit
Why I love Nepal
14 Why I love Nepal
A between 2 Ks
15 A between 2 Ks
waiting for the road to destiny alone
16 waiting for the road to destiny alone
Look I have only this much in my wallet
17 Look I have only this much in my wallet
Dont mess with Te___
18 Dont mess with Te___
My young sons and daughters left me to keep working
19 My young sons and daughters left me to keep working
I need Donation to sustain and grow HELP ME
20 I need Donation to sustain and grow HELP ME
Ravi still thinking
21 Ravi still thinking
typical nepali home
22 typical nepali home
ohh please don't ask me the route
23 ohh please don’t ask me the route
I love to hike everyday
24 I love to hike everyday
No - POP - No - CORN
25 No – POP – No – CORN
Dashai is near, Counting the days
26 Dashai is near, Counting the days
hiking under sun
27 hiking under sun
mid point
28 mid point
Ukali ma Aaghi aaghi
29 Ukali ma Aaghi aaghi
It needs skill to get down the tree you fools
30 It needs skill to get down the tree you fools
me and my loneliness always talks...so walk when you talks
31 me and my loneliness always talks…so walk when you talks
Its a long way to go
32 Its a long way to go
Bhatkai Diula Bakhra ko Khor pani
33 Bhatkai Diula Bakhra ko Khor pani
-La abishes ra mero FOTO liu ta
34 -La abishes ra mero FOTO liu ta
follow me guys
35 follow me guys
Pravinda says march with me
36 Pravinda says march with me
Romantic hillside for you
37 Romantic hillside for you
-have a short break
38 -have a short break
Still one more to go
39 Still one more to go
Khai Banepa kahile aai pugcha
40 Khai Banepa kahile aai pugcha
Banepa from Asapuri
41 Banepa from Asapuri
Capturing
42 Capturing
Abhi with Giant gear
43 Abhi with Giant gear
Captured
44 Captured
Feel the pain if u can
45 Feel the pain if u can
Suicide point
45 Suicide point
Budeskal ko acting
46 Budeskal ko acting
Future Cricket Player of Nepal
47 Future Cricket Player of Nepal
Ti aakha haru bicha ko..
48 Ti aakha haru bicha ko..
Kada-Kada Bato
49 Kada-Kada Bato
Come fight with me, crab on the way in defensive mode
50 Come fight with me, crab on the way in defensive mode
I love you my soil my motherland
51 I love you my soil my motherland
Javlin throw
52 Javlin throw
Kucho
53 Kucho
Thinking of next hike
54 Thinking of next hike
Reality of Life(loneliness)
56 Reality of Life(loneliness)
Politicians, Come and Learn how to Lead
57 Politicians, Come and Learn how to Lead
Fulai ful matra pani haina raicha
58 Fulai ful matra pani haina raicha
Never Tiering Eyes looking for office Van
59 Never Tiering Eyes looking for office Van
Fatigue creeps over the hikers
60 Fatigue creeps over the hikers
We are the ones to keep this world beautiful that is nepal
61 We are the ones to keep this world beautiful that is nepal
Shrawan ko hariyali
62 Shrawan ko hariyali