Hiking from Dharke to Sitapaila

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Hiking Route: Dharke-JeevanPur-ChatreDeurali-BhangyangPokhari-BhimDhunga-Ramkot-Sitapaila
Date: November 1, 2009, Sunday
Duration: 6hrs
Distance: 16 Km
Hike Coordinator: Pawan Pokhrel
Participants: Babins Shrestha, Prajwal Shrestha, Rajiv Shrestha, Mahesh Raj Regmi, Bharat Satyal,Lekhnath Bhushal,Pawan Pokhrel
Photos: Mahesh Raj Regmi,Babins Shrestha,Pawan Pokhrel,Lekhnath Bhusal,Rajiv shrestha
Caption: Babins Shrestha
Report By: Rajiv shrestha
Geolocation: Dhading(27°43’55″N 85°12’38″E)

-Rajiv Shrestha

Seven people took a break from the arduous climb that they had started from the highway. Bags were scanned for last of the remaining foods. All the eyes were thirsty to be dazzled by sparkling water. But static reflection of the sunlight from the droplets in the wall of the bottles disappointed everyone.

many villages and hundreds of eyes gazing at the strangers

Five sunny hours had already passed since they stepped out of the D2 van. They’d come past a river, many villages and hundreds of eyes gazing at the strangers. A hill climbed up and down, another turned around its waist, another up again. All of them were terraced with various crops: rice in the foothills, maize, millet, even ginger, chilly and tomato as they climbed further up.

“tyo bar ko rukh ma swing gareko ta laastai mazaa aayo hai?” Mahesh was first to regain the energy to break the silence. Everybody agreed; the sweat running down Lekh’s face took a different route as he flexed his facial muscles differently to smile, he knew, he had the best swing of all.

“Makai ko khesta bhaneko k re Babins??” Prajwal winked. Babins came back in mood and the English-Nepali word discussion topic re-ignited. The “regular quarrel” between Lekhnath and Babins continued. Bharat was guest Nepali-word expert from whom Babins learnt quite a few new Nepali words.

From the point there, they could see a black topped narrow road winding out of among the hills and riding west along the crest of the hills. It refrained the beautiful view of Nuwakot on the North from the highway down South in Dhading. But they could enjoy the enigmatic view as much as a swallow on a branch of the tree above them; showing that the bird had same level of interest.

mildly inclined grassland, on the back of barren rocky hill

The dazzling galvanized steel roof of Jeevanpur health post along that winding road helped the group trace back the route they had walked. The small village looked tiny down from there. Before two hours, that place was their destination for the day. “We’ve come a long way, it is tough one, isn’t it??” Pawan-the coordinator tossed in his opinion. Actually they had thought that it’d be a much simpler hike and finish it in no more than 3 hours. The steep climb had deceived them and they had not set any initial plans. They planned their way en route. But all of them couldn’t agree more, the walk was worth one – through the farms, onto mildly inclined grassland, on the back of barren rocky hill; from top to top of hill.

It was 3.30 already and they still had to walk some more distance according to the locals. So, they marched on from there towards Bhanjyang Pokhari with some hope to see Ram dai dozing off inside the grey van.

Recollection:
1. “Makai ko khesta bhaneko k re Babins??” Prajwal winked. Babins came back in mood and the English-Nepali word discussion topic re-ignited.

2. The steep climb had deceived them and they had no set initial plan. They planned their way en route.

Lekhnath gonna eat them all
01 Lekhnath gonna eat them all
Hike starts with Mahesh Guff
02 Hike starts with Mahesh Guff
Ready to climb up
03 Ready to climb up
lets take rest
04 lets take rest
Tori bari
05 Tori bari
Chota Pahad
06 Chota Pahad
Rest at Locals
07 Rest at Locals
Tired Lekhnath causes traffic jam
08 Tired Lekhnath causes traffic jam
Tres passing around the garlic field
09 Tres passing around the garlic field
Go eat
10 Go eat
Go green
11 Go green
Excited to act as forefather
12 Excited to act as forefather
flying kick by lekh
13 flying kick by lekh
Stunt gone wrong
14 Stunt gone wrong
Heading towards Bhanjyang pokhari
15 Heading towards Bhanjyang pokhari
Hami paanch pandav
16 Hami paanch pandav
Ukalo ma aghi aghi
17 Ukalo ma aghi aghi
One hand push up
18 One hand push up
Chahari ko khoji ma..
19 Chahari ko khoji ma..
Pawan bhude trying to catch up the team
20 Pawan bhude trying to catch up the team
cute children
21 cute children
Gaussian distribution - mathi gaye pachi tala pani jharnu parcha
22 Gaussian distribution – mathi gaye pachi tala pani jharnu parcha
gonna live here forever
23 gonna live here forever
Climbing Up
24 Climbing Up
Rajiv Lee Chang from Hongkong
25 Rajiv Lee Chang from Hongkong
Ukali orali gardai
26 Ukali orali gardai
Kali Danda
27 Kali Danda
Ma audai chu..
28 Ma audai chu..
Chaya ma Thaak Mardai
29 Chaya ma Thaak Mardai
Frens forever
30 Frens forever
Happy Babinz
31 Happy Babinz
Hiking from Dharke to Sitapaila was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by Administrator

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