Hiking from Kapan to Tarebhir via Shanistar

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Theme: Exploring the heights
Hiking Route: Kapan-Tarebhir-Shanistar
Date: November 09, 2008, Sunday
Hike Coordinator: Vishnu Kshettri, DeepakM
Participants: Rudra Pandey, Lava Kafle, Ganesh Thapa, Shekhar Poudel, Prajwal Shrestha, Mahesh Regmee and Vishnu Kshettri
Photos: The hikers
Caption: Ganesh Thapa and Vishnu Kshettri
Report: Prajwal Shrestha
Creative Support: Pallavi Sharma/ Ganesh Thapa/ Dijup Tuladhar

‘Exploring the heights’ – Kapan to Tarevhir to Shanistar

With the sole aim of conquering the most difficult and challenging peak, seven hikers headed towards Kapan on the conquest of Tarevhir. Located several kilometers away from the main city, we drove to Kapan where we had a small energizing breakfast. The place seemed calm and quiet until we made our way through the narrow trail that led us to a small village. The downhill trail was wet, so slippery that a common act of moving forward became risky at times. Jumping up and down the fields, and paving our own path we reached a beautiful pine forest. A short hike from there we reached the top where we could get a glimpse of the peak, Tarebhir (2100m). By then, we were sure about atleast one thing- the hike wasn’t going to be easy.

Slowly climbing uphill and following the trail that lead us to Nagi Ghumba( Shivapuri National Park), we reached a stupa where we took rest for sometime. After taking short rest, we moved ahead to reach the Shivapuri highway. Ignoring the main trail, we decided to take the trail through the forest. The trail was vertical by all means, tough and deserted. We were moving higher and higher, and that was the only way to reach our destination. I must say everyone was tough enough to defeat any elevation that discouraged them. It wasn’t easy and after two hours of steep climb we reached the top.

After getting a nice view of the Himalayas on the other side, we started our hike downhill. Descending was quite easy, and within an hour we reached other lower side of Tarebhir. There we had a late lunch. Now, we had to reach Sundarijal and it already was getting late. We packed and started our hike towards Sundarijal at 5:00 pm. Slowly the night took over, and we were hiking under moonlight. All the trails looked identical, and we lost our way in the forest. We could see the airport runway below us and that reminded us that we weren’t that far from the city. We just knew we had to descend so we were moving downhill not knowing where we were about to land. At 7:30 pm, we met a guy who was climbing uphill in the forest. We asked him the directions and following his words we reached a house.

The family had just finished dinner, but the man was kind enough to show us the nearest path from where we could reach to Shanistar, where Ram drove the van to fetch us. At 9:00 pm we all got in with sore legs and aching body with stretched chest and that was filled with pride.

My recollections:
I don’t how Shekhar Dai completed this hiking, but I just want to say V for Victory to Shekhar Dai. You MADE it!

This hiking was tough from the initial phase, so Shekhar Dai was lagging behind right from the start. I was with him and he told me it was tough and he would return back. He told me to go with the group ahead and he would somehow walk to the nearby bus stand and reach home safely. But I convinced him to move ahead slowly and talk to the group if you couldn’t make it. Then, Rudra Dai and Vishnu Dai convinced Shekhar Dai that there was no way of looking back and we would walk slowly to reach Tarebhir.

V 4 Visage
01 V 4 Visage
A kick off
02 A kick off
Good morning Sir - dar Bhim Singh_Nepal Police
03 Good morning Sir – dar Bhim Singh_Nepal Police
Spiritual sense of certainty
04 Spiritual sense of certainty
Physical examination without a Doctor
05 Physical examination without a Doctor
Peroccupied
06 Peroccupied
The General thinking of battle to win
07 The General thinking of battle to win
A view of Narayansthan
08 A view of Narayansthan
Adversity generates the Generosity
09 Adversity generates the Generosity
Truth of hike_slide down and become happy
10 Truth of hike_slide down and become happy
Up and make your legs rub
11 Up and make your legs rub
Cruising through the forest
12 Cruising through the forest
GT and his wet jump
13 GT and his wet jump
Ancient engineering
14 Ancient engineering
And modern engineering
15 And modern engineering
A halt for the mind
16 A halt for the mind
Youth  to lead
17 Youth to lead
My T-shirt is Canadian but i am a Nepalese
18 My T-shirt is Canadian but i am a Nepalese
Local business or life in nepal
19 Local business or life in nepal
Team work- always pleasant with surprising outputs!
20 Team work- always pleasant with surprising outputs!
I would surely like to recommend this trail
21 I would surely like to recommend this trail
Cold War prevails
22 Cold War prevails
A glimpse at Tarebhir village
23 A glimpse at Tarebhir village
The TAREBHIR and Khela of TAAR
24 The TAREBHIR and Khela of TAAR
Waiting for Aloo, literally
25 Waiting for Aloo, literally
1130 hrs_bottom of Tarebhir
26 1130 hrs_bottom of Tarebhir
Embodying solace
27 Embodying solace
Mahesh narrating the story of a teacher and restaurant owner_Mahesh has details
28 Mahesh narrating the story of a teacher and restaurant owner_Mahesh has details
Belief and custom
29 Belief and custom
Always on a march to the heights
30 Always on a march to the heights
Cruel TAREBHIR at its immensity
31 Cruel TAREBHIR at its immensity
Arachnid_smartly webs traps for prey
32 Arachnid_smartly webs traps for prey
Jay Bajrangbali
33 Jay Bajrangbali
A passion for heights
34 A passion for heights
The Ram Leela
35 The Ram Leela
And Shekhar's khela
36 And Shekhar’s khela
Excuse us guys, no conferences going on here
37 Excuse us guys, no conferences going on here
Dendrobium - Surpsingly welcomed us
38 Dendrobium – Surpsingly welcomed us
Land of Himalayas
39 Land of Himalayas
And jungle
40 And jungle
A day's work
41 A day’s work
Just as it is
42 Just as it is
At 80, still going strong
43 At 80, still going strong
Household is not kidding
44 Household is not kidding
Captured in a moment
45 Captured in a moment
Good evening
46 Good evening
And ciao for the day
47 And ciao for the day
I am here for you
48 I am here for you
The Tarebhir treat
49 The Tarebhir treat
A momentary bliss
50 A momentary bliss
Second phase of hiking in progress
51 Second phase of hiking in progress
Man at work
52 Man at work
Be careful, we've been missing the trail regularly
53 Be careful, we’ve been missing the trail regularly
Finding a way out
54 Finding a way out
Rest is necessary, irrespective to what you do, where you are
55 Rest is necessary, irrespective to what you do, where you are
Still hanging around Jomsom, though just in thoughts
56 Still hanging around Jomsom, though just in thoughts
The friendship at wavelength
57 The friendship at wavelength
I am thankful to someone
58 I am thankful to someone
Stilll descending
59 Stilll descending
Careful Rudra Dai....
60 Careful Rudra Dai….
The miraculous millet field that brought our journey to an end
61 The miraculous millet field that brought our journey to an end
Hiking from Kapan to Tarebhir via Shanistar was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. Fan of Ashish Lohorung Rai 2

    Hawks prey on cock, hens, mice, and jungle animals especially tiger, cheetah, panther, bear, elephant, whatever they get while vultures prey on dead animals as shown by national geographic and discovery channel.
    pic 33 is not bad either . Prajwal shrestha is carrying such a big boulder like other Hawkians of D2hawkeye

  2. Fan of Ashish Lohorung Rai

    Asshish Rai, your blog is nice and so does your appreciation of pic 48. Yes all are hawks. You know these hawks have dawning moon at night like that picture and are more powerful, attntive to details at night. So that Pic 48 is best. D2 Hawks like to roam at night forget the day when they are busy with other taks at head

  3. D2NepalFan

    D2Nepal, good comment on best photographs. May be your other friends do not have skills on commenting about such exclusive photography that was never seen in everestuncensored before alongside its history,

  4. ShutterFan

    thanks Shutterbug for being alive after so many months and grading thsoe pics and honor to photographer

  5. Shutterbug

    Shutterbug‘s Pictures Rating.

    Well Capture Shot : ’42 Just as it is’ & ’48 I am here for you’
    Creative Shot : ’42 Just as it is’
    Nature’s Best Shot : ’38 Dendrobium – Surpsingly welcomed us’
    Lazy shots : 24, 28, 39 & 40
    Hilarious shot : ’01 V 4 Visage’
    Prize Winning Shot : ’48 I am here for you’

  6. Lava Kafle

    Lost Cell phone Found >>The girl had fought back:” It is a present from my boyfriend.”

    Then, on Tuesday, I did not get a call from ppl who got my cellphone. Frantic, I was worried a lot as I lost all my contacts. In the evening,my in-law called me and said that he could recover the SIM card from a girl.
    The girl received a phone call from my wife. My wife fought over cellphone insisting that the cell number belongs to her husband. The girl had fought back:” It is a present from my boyfriend.”
    Finally, my in-law made it. The Nokia set of the phone could not be recovered however even though we promised to pay 5000 Nepali Rupess.
    Thanks to the lady for returning my SIM card and nearly making my wife feel that she is my girlfriend whom i presented my cellphone.

  7. Lava Kafle

    Thanks LavaFaaan for excitement on my return. I lost my cellphone the fateful sunday night and we requested villagers to keepa vigil if they find it in deep forest. The Next Day I went to search it myself from Sundarijal Maiti Nepal to the topwhere we had our lunch. It took me 2 hours uphill and 2 hours downhill. I went to a house and found 4 tired ppl who had searched my cell phone. I thanked them for their effort in trying to help a nepali fellowman.

  8. Paul

    Hiking is all about challenging yourself and defeating your own constraints and limitations. This hiking perfectly matches with the Theme “Exploring Heights”. We all had a great great Time!

    Cheers! To all Team Members!

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