Hiking from Lele to Godavari

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Hiking Route: Lele to Godavari
Date: Feb 01, 2009
Hike Coordinator: Niraj Shah
Participants: Upendra Pradhan, Kapil Pandey, Pravinda Ranjit, Bhaskar Shrestha, Abishesh Joshi and Niraj Shah
Caption: Niraj Shah and Abishesh Joshi
Report By: Abishesh Joshi and Niraj Shah

Looking at previous statistics we were expecting quite a lot of participants for this hike as well. But when the final list of participants was compiled, the number came down to just nine. It seemed that D2′ians were more interested in “tough 2-day Night stay out-of-town” hikes rather than “short sweet-feel good” hikes.

So, on Sunday, as expected, nine enthusiastic hikers were to show up. But again, some thought the hike would be an easy walk and decided not to join in. Finally, there were six of us, travelling down South to Lalitpur country side. The original plan was to hike up from Lele to BhatteDanda and see the PIA crash site and come back down. But on enquiring locals about the hiking trail, we came to know that the short-sweet-feel-good hike would be too short to feel good. So we travelled on, down to the southernmost end of Lalitpur towards Chandanpur in search of an appropriate hiking trail. The search went on for quite a while (till 12 in the noon to be precise). Finally Upendra dai suggested a route he had travelled 12 years back. The hiking trail was from Lele village to Godavari. To get to the starting point we had to travel back down to Lele village, an hour’s drive from where the plan was conceived. So, back inside the van and towards Lele.

Lele finally and Godavari another four hours of walk…but does Upendra remember the trail he walked 12 years back? We all liked to believe that he did…and so we all followed his lead through ups and downs and didi ko pasal and beer ko glass and Mankamana temple and fighting the Ultraviolet assult with our improvised UV protection goggles :-P (See the picture below for the UV protection goggles we mean). And after 4 and half hours we finally believed that Upendra knew the trail.

hike started from naag dhaha
01 hike started from naag dhaha
reflections on still water
02 reflections on still water
ka bata Kachuwa Kha Kharayo Kharayo ko
03 ka bata Kachuwa Kha Kharayo Kharayo ko
bamboo fences around love huts
04 bamboo fences around love huts
Slum Dog Bankrupt
05 Slum Dog Bankrupt
.SlumGoats NoMoney
06 .SlumGoats NoMoney
Smile and ever lasting smile
07 Smile and ever lasting smile
nakaruana ma hike ma chu
08 nakaruana ma hike ma chu
love huts
09 love huts
Beeesssst Hiker
10 Beeesssst Hiker
naagraj
11 naagraj
on the way to chandanpur
12 on the way to chandanpur
Upendra leading the hike
13 Upendra leading the hike
reluctantly he walked
14 reluctantly he walked
believe it or not
15 believe it or not
oops wrong turn
16 oops wrong turn
this is how we survived (UV Protection)
18 this is how we survived (UV Protection)
the team had no clue where to start
19 the team had no clue where to start
I`ve got a bike, You can ride it if you like, It`s got a basket, A bell that rings, And things to make it look good
21 I`ve got a bike, You can ride it if you like, It`s got a basket, A bell that rings, And things to make it look good
trail to Godavari
21 trail to Godavari
a these boots are made for walking
22 a these boots are made for walking
marching towards godavari
23 marching towards godavari
The curious case of Bhaskar Shrestha
24 The curious case of Bhaskar Shrestha
Is this the trail I wallked 12 years back
25 Is this the trail I wallked 12 years back
Ohh yesss
26 Ohh yesss
Abishesh with his tools
27 Abishesh with his tools
practicing survival skills
27 practicing survival skills
Not high enough for a bungee dive
28 Not high enough for a bungee dive
Guys follow me
29 Guys follow me
that hill is still a long way away
29 that hill is still a long way away
tori baari ma ho tori baari ma
30 tori baari ma ho tori baari ma
country side lalitpur
31 country side lalitpur
Green fields and blue sky...
32 Green fields and blue sky…
Lele village - ward no
34 Lele village – ward no
Upendra still leading
35 Upendra still leading
a Even tough hikers need a break
36 a Even tough hikers need a break
Bhaskar is happy with his new look
37 Bhaskar is happy with his new look
yo baato kaha jaaney ho
38 yo baato kaha jaaney ho
interesting landscape
39 interesting landscape
Under construction - no steel frames
40 Under construction – no steel frames
this picture reminds me of somebody
41 this picture reminds me of somebody
manakamana temple on the way
42 manakamana temple on the way
Mini Mankamana
43 Mini Mankamana
the great KP
44 the great KP
look who is in the mirror
45 look who is in the mirror
time to climb up the hill
46 time to climb up the hill
not again Upendra is still leading
47 not again Upendra is still leading
bhaskar trying his best
48 bhaskar trying his best
hmmm still a long way
49 hmmm still a long way
Niraj is exhausted
50 Niraj is exhausted
the trail
51 the trail
finally we reached at the top
52 finally we reached at the top
sweaty Upendra
53 sweaty Upendra
wild-fire
54 wild-fire
going down-hill
55 going down-hill
ohh yea we reached
56 ohh yea we reached
time to pose for the pics
57 time to pose for the pics
what we still have to walk to reach Godavari
58 what we still have to walk to reach Godavari
into the woods
59 into the woods
on the way to Godavari
60 on the way to Godavari
at godavari
61 at godavari
Different view
62 Different view
Hiking from Lele to Godavari was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. kabjeeet poudel

    i really miss my village lele,aja malaysia ma huda dhari yaad aaudo rai chacha thanks for capturing my village and manakamana mandir ko photo really nice cha mero ghar near the manakamana ho thanks guys.kabjeet poudel,lele lalitpur

  2. PiperAtTheGatesOfDawn

    I’ve got a bike, you can ride it if you like.
    It’s got a basket, a bell that rings
    And things to make it look good.
    I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.

    You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
    I’ll give you anything, everything if you want things.

    I’ve got a cloak it’s a bit of a joke.
    There’s a tear up the front. It’s red and black.
    I’ve had it for months.
    If you think it could look good, then I guess it should.

    You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
    I’ll give you anything, everything if you want things.

    I know a mouse, and he hasn’t got a house.
    I don’t know why I call him Gerald.
    He’s getting rather old, but he’s a good mouse.

    You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
    I’ll give you anything, everything if you want things.

    I’ve got a clan of gingerbread men.
    Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men.
    Take a couple if you wish. They’re on the dish.

    You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
    I’ll give you anything, everything if you want things.

    I know a room full of musical tunes.
    Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork.
    Let’s go into the other room and make them work.

  3. Shutterbug

    Shutterbug Rating
    Creative Shot: ’45 look who is in the mirror’
    Hilarious Shot : ‘30 tori baari ma ho tori baari ma’
    Interesting Shot : ‘59 into the woods’
    Well Composed Shot : ‘02 reflections on still water’
    Best Landscape : ‘29 that hill is still a long way away’ & ‘31 country side lalitpur’
    Prize Winning Shot : ‘31 country side lalitpur’

    Have fun and keep clicking wherever you go.

  4. one of the hiker

    Khai ta asti hiking jana payena bhanera eetro natak…. Groupism blah blah blah banera ahile khai ta interested hiker… Feri Khasa tira organize garnu parla jasto cha ni .. Interested haru badla … Ki kasso???

  5. Abishesh

    30 # nic pic
    yo katha ko niraj ra ….. baskar ho ki ….. ko tori bari ko samjaudai chu timi lai ……………….
    Dukur ko jodi jhhai mayalu ……………..

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