Hiking from Lamidanda to Batase Danda via Suire and Panauti

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Participant: RudraP, PurushottamP, BimalK, GaneshT, KapilP, KrishnaDB , RajendraB, NishchalS, DhilungK, DijupT, PrajwalS, LavaK, SudeepA, NirajS, BhanuC, RaviS and VishnuK
Hikers: RudraP, PurushottamP, GaneshT, KapilP, KrishnaDB (rookie), RajendraB, DhilungK, DijupT, PrajwalS, BhanuC, RaviS and VishnuK
Date: Saturday & Sunday, March 14-15, 2009
Location: First Phase-Lamadanda, Second-Suire to Panauti, Third Phase-Panauti to Batase
Duration: 2 hrs, 8:30 hrs, 2 hrs
Distance: 18 kms (Driving), 20 kms + 6 kms
Photos: DijupT, DhilungK, BhanuC, KrishnaDB, NishchalS, GaneshT
Report: KrishnaDB
Caption: GaneshT & VishnuK
CreativeS: DijupT, DhilungK & GaneshT
Geolocation : Lamadana (27°33’22″N 85°21’41″E) , Suire (27°33’0″N 85°22’44″E), Bhardeu Bhanjyang (pass) 2198m (27°33’18″N 85°23’49″E), Panauti (27°35’7″N 85°30’53″E), Batase (27°35’53″N 85°33’5″E)

Just for change and with the Rudra’s initiation, we finally came to a mutual consent to spend a wild night somewhere in the jungle. Two vehicles fully packed with tents, sleeping bags, a goat, utensils, and all necessary supplies for night-out to an unspecified location started to move along with team of 19 night hunters.

Ram and Birkha sat behind the steering and we jumped in behind them as per capacity of the automobile. With the speed of our vehicles, the destination, Lamidanda, was coming to our sight where we had decided to spend the night on March the 14th. Vishnu started talking to the owner Keshar Bahadur Bista to get permission to use his Farm House at Lamidada, 5 kilometers above Lele of Lalitpur district. This place is popular for its Saraswoti temple. It was not long before the team paid homage to the holy place and started unpacking things from the two vehicles which took a coupld of hours.

The respectable Nepali khukuri gleamed out of Nischal’s bag. Ram needed a split of second to complete the goat’s primary rites when Bimal pulled the legs while Lava pulled the head.

We started preparing hot water for cleaning up the deceased goat. Amazingly the whole team got busy for this business. Somebody was busy cleaning meat while others were endowed with vegetable cleaning task. At 6:30 PM, everybody shared the sipping of wine to follow the catering process. Rudra too helped cooking amidst the smoke that made our eyes tear filled.

Finally, Vishnu asked everybody to gather to eat Chiura (The local Nepali Beaten Rice) and Fried meat accompanied with small pegs. Not long that team started to sing, share anecdotes, jokes, and vivid experience of life, dancing started in full swing along with bonfire that leapt its flames towards sky and the half moon must be surprised at its gleam. Nischal and Rajendra also challenged the fire by leaping through it as if by using their spiritual powers. The events continued until tents were filled. Some even managed to take naps outside, in the sheer cold night accompanied with flares of fire burning bright.

Next day on March 15 the hiking was started early morning at 6:30 AM with Rudar’s big hands. Some couldn’t manage to continue with the hiking, thanks to the previous fun-filled sleepless night. Rest of the guys took breakfast in Suire and started their hike from Suire towards Dhulikhel. Approximately at 11:00 a.m. we reached the Bhardev Bhanjyang. After taking a short rest, we started to hike across the Rosi khola. The walk through forest was very thrilling. After hiking more than 2 hrs inside the forest we happened to land at graveled road. In Rosi village, guys started with popular game of Carom Board with sip of hot milk tea, chew Anarsa and munch biscuits that we’d been carrying all the way. After sometime, I realized that Rajenrda, Prajjwal and I were walking in a group, Rudra and Purushhotam walking another group and rest, in another group. Perhaps matching with taste!

At 2:30 pm, we reached Panauti. Rudra, Purushhotam and I took fruits whilst Prajjwal and Rajendra had Mo:Mo. Rudra, Purushhotam, Rajendra, Prajjwal and myself moved ahead to prolong the hike from Panauti to Dhulikhel.

Later we realized rest of the group had halted their hike at Panauti and finally, at 4:45 PM we reached Batase dada which happened to be our final destination. Yet I personally am ready and seek to go for the night-out and have a day hike.

Derived from the wild pansy of Europe - Pansy
01 Derived from the wild pansy of Europe – Pansy
Heading for the India Idols
02 Heading for the India Idols
Dai kati lamo hunchha tapaiko hike
03 Dai kati lamo hunchha tapaiko hike
Bramha Vishnu Maheshwor from right
04 Bramha Vishnu Maheshwor from right
Guess who is Jim Carrey
05 Guess who is Jim Carrey
Fertile Lele Valley
06 Fertile Lele Valley
Sarara saaila
07 Sarara saaila
Looking for some land to call home
08 Looking for some land to call home
Habitat for all
09 Habitat for all
Rudra is waiting for someone to arrive
10 Rudra is waiting for someone to arrive
Nearly done
11 Nearly done
A Decent community
12 A Decent community
Dusk taking over
13 Dusk taking over
Sunset settings
14 Sunset settings
Men at work
15 Men at work
Making a panchamrit
16 Making a panchamrit
Waiting for prasad
17 Waiting for prasad
Savoring the prasad
18 Savoring the prasad
Fire painting
19 Fire painting
Give me some more yaaa!!!
20 Give me some more yaaa!!!
Gaihri khet ko sirai hanyo...
21 Gaihri khet ko sirai hanyo…
Higher and higher, I believe I can fly..
22 Higher and higher, I believe I can fly..
Happy time
23 Happy time
Happy leaving the wheels behind
24 Happy leaving the wheels behind
Jaaniiiii .. kya hey teri kahani...
25 Jaaniiiii .. kya hey teri kahani…
Kaha timro mayalu lai chadi rakhyou..
26 Kaha timro mayalu lai chadi rakhyou..
Give it to me baby .. aha aha..
27 Give it to me baby .. aha aha..
Bholi dekhoula hamro khela
28 Bholi dekhoula hamro khela
Ani I won`t let you leave alone...
29 Ani I won`t let you leave alone…
Three lost in the past (!)
30 Three lost in the past (!)
Which one is up there Rs. 1 or next one!
31 Which one is up there Rs. 1 or next one!
Nikhil Upreti uprising in Verisk
32 Nikhil Upreti uprising in Verisk
Living for the moment
33 Living for the moment
Hidden Talent
34 Hidden Talent
Fascinated by Lava`s talent
35 Fascinated by Lava`s talent
The morning call
36 The morning call
The journey continues ....
37 The journey continues ….
Trying to rise ...
38 Trying to rise …
Part of Bhardev Village
39 Part of Bhardev Village
Where we spent our previous night
40 Where we spent our previous night
The dawn welcomes us
41 The dawn welcomes us
The wheels that run for humanity
42 The wheels that run for humanity
Childhood is godly
43 Childhood is godly
Preparing to ride the majestic
44 Preparing to ride the majestic
A day of life in Nepal
45 A day of life in Nepal
Kapil pushing it hard
46 Kapil pushing it hard
Happy to be on pace
47 Happy to be on pace
Fist of burden
48 Fist of burden
Rejuvenate the lost energy
49 Rejuvenate the lost energy
Here comes the last emperor
50 Here comes the last emperor
Skinhead taking over
51 Skinhead taking over
And everywhere
52 And everywhere
Guys! Always seek to climb higher
53 Guys! Always seek to climb higher
The team of 15 March
54 The team of 15 March
Restarting everything again
55 Restarting everything again
EU in the jungle
56 EU in the jungle
A traditional engineer
57 A traditional engineer
The thorny trail that awaits us ...
58 The thorny trail that awaits us …
Amazingly we found flowers too
59 Amazingly we found flowers too
The beautiful wild
60 The beautiful wild
Bokeh in the wild
61 Bokeh in the wild
Can`t escape boy!
62 Can`t escape boy!
Roshi khola captured exclusively for EU
63 Roshi khola captured exclusively for EU
Spirit of water
64 Spirit of water
Rural engineering
65 Rural engineering
The village of Rosi
66 The village of Rosi
A short halt for leisure time
67 A short halt for leisure time
Joining the experience
68 Joining the experience
Life goes on
69 Life goes on
Life goes on in a different world as well
70 Life goes on in a different world as well
Man machine and nature
71 Man machine and nature
Action and reaction
72 Action and reaction
Already crossed 23 kms and still the hiking goes on
73 Already crossed 23 kms and still the hiking goes on
The trail
74 The trail
Few more steps up
75 Few more steps up
Resting
76 Resting
Hiking from Lamidanda to Batase Danda via Suire and Panauti was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. Purni

    :roll:

    Thanks for your message. Any time you have new pics please post and wish you all the best. Take good care of yourself/

    Purni

  2. Purni

    Dear Lava

    The picture are awesome! The dawn welcomes us is the best among all, all pics are too good but that one is my fav. Keep posting nice pics and the site as well.

    take good care of yourself.

    Best regards
    Purni

  3. Other Sites loved this article on Nepal

    Thread Replied on :3/19/2009 10:04:59 PM

    lava kafle
    computer engineer
    Kathmandu, Nepal Foreign life sucks. See our Nepali life here:
    http://www.everestuncensored.org/5091/2009/03/19/hiking-and-camping-suire-to-batase/

    Thread Replied on :3/19/2009 10:43:12 PM

    sangita k.c
    Student (Ph.D. Research)
    NEW YORK Nice Collection of Pics.. ya , now i surely believe life in foreign really sucks..

    lava kafle
    Thank you Sangita. We create careers there, but we need to protect and assess our resources here in nepal, utilize them, care them, nurture them.

    Sorry Buddy LavaKafle I found and copied it here

  4. TheFirstEverTripExperience in LalitpurKavreNepal

    you all enjoyed guys in lalitpur kavre nepal lele lamidanda batase sure of nepal. i missed all those moments because I was programming java netbeans 6.7 sql developer 9 php 20 and oracle 44

  5. मबि

    Picture 63 should have been taken (one more extra frame) with higher shutter speed than the current frame . The water fall would have more definition (compared to current blurring) and would be published or even win an award in major photography journal.

    The photographers techinque should be well appreciated on scenic ones.

  6. Jimmy Dai

    I love the pictures esp rhodon’ Gurash picture. Want to know what time of the year was it taken? Thank you

  7. Pic 10 waiting for

    Pic 10 waiting for new sunshine, new projects, innovation, creativity, and after all New people. Add more and more to make 1000 employees in software industry in Nepal. Nice Vision

  8. Anti_I_would_never_run_away

    what u say, sometime sbunking classes, hiking, biking, fun is good like in many previous hikes. Why to fine? fine them first who showed the way :grin:

  9. VishFan

    At least praise Rudra and Purushottam pandey
    Who helped make our day
    During the night that shivered
    Morning glorified the victory

  10. Vish

    Rumble and mingle at one place with nineteenth single
    That will be living with me like a fiddle
    I shall be longing for playing
    To live in future of past singing, dancing and walking
    In the name of generous soul with praise approving!

  11. Abishesh

    14 Sunset settings – A near perfect shot…cropping out vignitte would’ve made it Perfect. thumbs up Dhilung

  12. i_would_never_run_away

    hike ma bhageko ? come on, that’s a real pathetic thing to do. those guys should be omitted from any hikes for at least a year and fine few hundred thousand rupees as punishment.

  13. sangharsha

    04 Bramha Vishnu Maheshwor from right [Caption (Y) ]
    14 Sunset settings [HDR - evening]
    61 Bokeh in the wild [Nice DOF]
    64 Spirit of water [Hats off to DHK (I need that filter)]

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