Hiking from Kurintar to Manakamana

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Date : January 11, 2009
Route : Kurintar-Manakamana-Kurintar
Duration : Around 8 Hrs.
Distance covered : 15 KM (Approx.)
Participants : AlinaS, AnishB, Mrs. Baidya, SabitaK, SureshG, RoshanG, PravindaR, DeepakL, SameerT, PrajwalS, KapilP, RameshwarY, RajendraB, RajendraS
Report : RoshanG and DeepakL
Photo : PravindaR/ KapilP/ RajendraB/ PrajwalS/ RajendraS
Caption : PravindaR and KapilP
Creative support: PallaviS/DijupT

RoshanG writes

Sunday, January 13, 2009, a luring hiking location but sure tight time schedule, we all tried and succeeded to be on time to leave valley as quickly as possible.

Sudden call from work limited the hikers’ number to twelve of an otherwise massive twenty-two. Wonder how all of them would have fit in the van. Just as Paul started feeling hungry, we were in Naubise.

Most of us enjoyed heavy breakfast reminiscing Dashain’s mutton. At around 10:15, we were at Kurintar, our base, loading bags with D2 stationary, water etc. Just 200 steps below the highway, we found our self, photographing and singing in the swinging suspended bridge over the ever pristine Trisuli River. Then started the hike, initially across plain crop fields but the slope increased once we reached village and then jungle.

In village we distributed D2 Stationary among children, some of whom were busy ploughing the field. Just as we passed the village, one of our hikers realized that she would not be able to hike. So she returned to the base to join Ram Dai and Mrs Anish Baidya and her daughter for comfortable cable car, while we continued to climb. The passing cable care pole would suggest us how far we were from our destination. There was a long pause after the fourth pole before we finally had fifth tower in our count. Our Group scattered further when our canter group failed to synchronize with the hill gallopers, Rajendra and Prajwal who reached the Manakamana Temple in an impressive two hours.

Such was the slope and effort that we all were in T-Shirts by mid-route. Credit goes to our coordinator, Suresh Gautam, who choose that route in winter season or else we would have been baked in parching conditions.

After three and half hours of exciting hiking we reached the Manakamana Temple. We greeted from outside and headed towards the hotel where our cable car group and gallopers had already ordered a delicious lunch. Suresh Dai’s capacity to consume ghee was worth watching. Also the rumor that oranges from Manakamana are extra sweet seemed to be true. Cable Car Journey may be smooth but to be in line for more than one hour is real boring.

We ran down the hill, about one kilometer clocking two hours. We sang on top of our voices in the supended bridge harmonized by sound of Trisuli’s waves. Soon we were in the van. We had D2 idols lead by Anish Dai, who enchanted us with great Nepali Ahdhunik Numbers.

Refilling with Malekhu Fish, the singing program continued till we reached kalanki. Ram Dai was kind enough to escort all of our hikers at their door step. It was an exciting well organized hike and thank you Suresh Dai for coordinating it so perfectly.

DeepakL recollects:

Since it was first hiking with D2ians leaving the chaotic City and busy life it was awesome!! Yet I can’t forget how depressing it was at the initial stages to move towards our destination because of the tough route from the base at Kurintar. We almost walked along steep hills and crossed each pole of KABLE KAR taking around 8 hours, startingat 10.45 AM. During hiking, I always heard the voice of the SureshG dai(Hike Coordinator) and AnishV dai. AnishV and I were always at the last among the hikers during the uphill climb. I am thankful to SureshG and all hikers who made the hiking superb from K-M-K.

 busy road at kalimati
01 busy road at kalimati
 hiker are you ready
02 hiker are you ready
 accident on the way
03 accident on the way
 clear highway
04 clear highway
 ram dai the next Schumacher
05 ram dai the next Schumacher
 starting point
06 starting point
 Get set go
07 Get set go
 photo session
08 photo session
 boys on the bridge
09 boys on the bridge
 someone`s heart
10 someone`s heart
 hay lets start we are late
11 hay lets start we are late
 this is only plain we need to climb high
12 this is only plain we need to climb high
 Carrying his brother
13 Carrying his brother
 please don`t disturb me
14 please don`t disturb me
 you guys need to study
15 you guys need to study
 do we left any body
16 do we left any body
 Stop working
17 Stop working
 Happy aren`t they
18 Happy aren`t they
 keep on study
19 keep on study
 where is you mum
20 where is you mum
 hilly banana
21 hilly banana
 Cable car
22 Cable car
 pulley of cable car
23 pulley of cable car
 Life ma boom boom cha
24 Life ma boom boom cha
 walking up the rocky road
25 walking up the rocky road
 it was so hard
26 it was so hard
 this is mid point lets have some rest
27 this is mid point lets have some rest
 Pakha sab ko palo aucha
28 Pakha sab ko palo aucha
 how many oranges you can have
29 how many oranges you can have
 hurray we got it
30 hurray we got it
 I think its not that tough what u Think
31 I think its not that tough what u Think
 thanx for the snaps
32 thanx for the snaps
 are others coming
33 are others coming
 this is nice palce to sit
34 this is nice palce to sit
 NTC tower
35 NTC tower
 other hikers on the way
36 other hikers on the way
 Sab ko jay hos
37 Sab ko jay hos
 do you need helping hands
38 do you need helping hands
 who light the fire here
39 who light the fire here
 a gift from manakamana
40 a gift from manakamana
 in the memory of
41 in the memory of
 Rs. 25 rs Kilo
42 Rs. 25 rs Kilo
 local taste of nepal
43 local taste of nepal
 funny faces on pencil tip
44 funny faces on pencil tip
 wall to save from landslide
45 wall to save from landslide
 local sweets- jerry
46 local sweets- jerry
 mountain view from manakamana
47 mountain view from manakamana
 Dragon on the bell-chhepu
48 Dragon on the bell-chhepu
 hiker posing infront of manakaman temple
49 hiker posing infront of manakaman temple
 Let all wishes come true
50 Let all wishes come true
 Sign of peace
51 Sign of peace
 Lunch at Narayan dai`s hotel
52 Lunch at Narayan dai`s hotel
 want to be in calbe car
53 want to be in calbe car
 que to get in cable car
54 que to get in cable car
 we are having bad time
55 we are having bad time
 maize-storage
56 maize-storage
 lalupate
57 lalupate
 Best frens
58 Best frens
 Tired souls
59 Tired souls
 lets have a break
60 lets have a break
 spider`s home
61 spider`s home
 lets us wait for our frens
62 lets us wait for our frens
 hiking was sucessful
63 hiking was sucessful
 we suceed our hiking
64 we suceed our hiking
 Entrance gate of Cablecar
65 Entrance gate of Cablecar
 yummy fresh fishes
66 yummy fresh fishes
 Malekhu ko maccha
67 Malekhu ko maccha
Hiking from Kurintar to Manakamana was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. Shutterbug

    sbrating1
    Creative Shot : ’20 where is you mum’
    Journalistic Shot : ’03 accident on the way’ & ’17 Stop working’
    Nature’s Best Shot : ’32 thanx for the snaps’
    Lazy Shot : ’49 hiker posing infront of manakaman temple’
    Interesting Shot : ’20 where is you mum’
    Prize Winning Shot : ’17 Stop working’

    Keep clicking! Hikers.

  2. Paul

    This hiking was great and would like to thank Suresh dai for coordinating such wonderful hike. I really loved the nepali hits that set my mood, and it was great listening to Anish Dai, Kapil Dai, and Suresh dai singing. All are D2 idols…

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