Hiking from Banchare to Thuldanda via Pokharibhanjyang

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Hiking Theme: Beyond ordinary understanding the Bhaskar Shrestha
Hiking Route: Banchare to Thuldanda to Pokharibhanjyang
Date: Sat-Sunday, January 30 – 31, 2010
Hiking Duration: ~6 hrs.
Hiking Distance: ~15 Kms.
Participants: Surendra Adhikari, Bhaskar Shrestha, Prajwal Shrestha, Krishna D Bhatt, Pawan KC and Vishnu Kshettri
Photos: Surendra Adhikari, Bhaskar Shrestha and Krishna D Bhatt
Report: Pawan KC, Prajwal Shrestha and Krishna D Bhatt
Hiking Coordinator: Surendra Adhikari
Creative Support: Ganesh Thapa, Sangharsha Bhattarai

We were all gossiping and listening to good old Hindi songs around the campfire in the middle of the forest when Bhaskar got up and went to the dark. Everyone thought he had gone for a pee or for some photo shots as it was a full moon night. The night slowly inched towards midnight, but Bhaskar didn’t return. Everyone looked worried and we were shouting Bhaskar, Bhaskar. But, no answer followed back.

The night slowly inched towards midnight, but Bhaskar didn’t return. Everyone looked worried and we were shouting Bhaskar, Bhaskar. But, no answer followed back.

This all started from the idea of visiting Surrender’s village house in SwatiGaun, Nuwakot, which was planned couple of years back. Due to busy schedules it had not been feasible since then. Six hikers gathered in D2 premises for a one night stay hiking at Surendra’s village home. We prepared for everything that might needed for night stay, yet we still had to arrange something special for dinner. So, on the way we drove little further from Teenpiple and purchased a rooster at heavy price but the stuff added some energy to everyone. We passed along the dumping site at Sisdole and stopped there as our vehicle couldn’t go further.
The bag seemed heavy as we had to carry sleeping bags, food, and water for the night stay. The day was pleasant and trail was moderate. By enjoying the greenery that we passed by and galloping empty paddy fields we reached Surrender’s forefather land. Bhaskar was maintaining the distance as always he was busy capturing snaps on the way. Surendra showed us his land and told the story about them. The land stretched from the bank of the river to the hill top through the forest. We had a little nibble there at terra firma of his land field since his house was still half an hour away to reach. We split into two groups as some of us decided to spend a little time at place. The first group (Surendra, Krishna, and Prajwal) went first, and start preparing for the night stay.
The house was located in the middle of the forest. Three mango trees guarded the house from the front. Kanchha and Kanchhi (Surendra‘s house keeper) welcomed us with hot tea. They helped us to light the bonfire for Saturday eve. The other group (Vishnu, Bhaskar, and Pawan) were still on a way to be arrived. Now, it was quite-dark and we were certain that the other group had lost their way. Surendra,Prajwal and Kancha went downhill to look for them. After a while, we heard voices and found out they had been climbed the other hill instead.
We all gathered around the fire. Vishnu, Pawan shared their epic stories of their heroic college and travel days. Bhaskar and Krishna were busy taking snaps shot of the full moon that was in a hide and seek game with clouds while good old Hindi songs were playing in the background. Everyone was enjoying oneself amidst the gossips.

Then, Bhaskar, Bhaskar…
We divided into two groups to look for Bhaskar. One group went uphill and the other downhill. Then finally, we heard a sound. Bhaskar had gone in search of signal network (NTC network) and caught by dozed under a tree. He woke up finally to our cries. What a relief and party went on……
Until the dinner that was served by Kancha and Kanchi. The house garden organic saag and chutney tasted very well. By then, it was nearly mid-night, we laid our sleeping bags and snoozed listening to melodious collection of Hindi songs by Vishnu.
After having tea in the morning, we decided to roam around the village for a while. Surendra was busy exploring his plot of land.
Saying goodbye to Kancha and Kanchi, we started our Sunday hike to reach to Kathmandu which ended after walking 3 hours of steep ascent at Pokhari Bhanjyang. At this place we waited two hours for the local bus when it arrived three of us squeezed in and other three climbed on the roof of the bus.
A distinguishing feature of our personal nature of being adventurous came to an end but remains in our mind to cherish in due course along with a gratitude to Surendra!



A road to special provision
01 A road to special provision


Here they come the Gallus gallus
02 Here they come the Gallus gallus


Small but very bright- the Kagati village
03 Small but very bright- the Kagati village


So happy for a click
04 So happy for a click


Hami sita jane bhaye Thuldanda ma Rel chha
05 Hami sita jane bhaye Thuldanda ma Rel chha


On the way to Thuldanda
06 On the way to Thuldanda


Do you want to work after the age of 60!
07 Do you want to work after the age of 60!


Available for Resort
08 Available for Resort


The travelling company walk  on the same route
09 The travelling company walk on the same route


Came along the path &  Pawan opens his arm
10 Came along the path & Pawan opens his arm


But Prajwal stuck in the middle yet smiles
11 But Prajwal stuck in the middle yet smiles


A pleasing trail to walk on
12 A pleasing trail to walk on


A laborious hiker
13 A laborious hiker


Thule Kanchha happy to meet motes Jethas
14 Thule Kanchha happy to meet motes Jethas


Krishna leads Vishnu
15 Krishna leads Vishnu


Once again he is very honest!
16 Once again he is very honest!


Banchare Danda
17 Banchare Danda


Speed breaker
18 Speed breaker


Here is the proof!!
19 Here is the proof!!


A merry chase
20 A merry chase


Company keeps company
21 Company keeps company


The team elected its officer for the journey
22 The team elected its officer for the journey


Now Vishnu shows something to Krishna
23 Now Vishnu shows something to Krishna


We used to have these scenario in the past not much these days
24 We used to have these scenario in the past not much these days


Vishnu's cherished Surendra's this Sano Danda
25 Vishnu’s cherished Surendra’s this Sano Danda


Sun has done job for the day
26 Sun has done job for the day


This adds a light note to the program
27 This adds a light note to the program


Have a guess male or female!
28 Have a guess male or female!


They lost everything in the fire
29 They lost everything in the fire


Taken away by something
30 Taken away by something


With all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere
31 With all that smoke there must be a fire somewhere


A lively period in the journey
32 A lively period in the journey


The Adhikari Resort where we spent Saturday night!
33 The Adhikari Resort where we spent Saturday night!


I am milking this for all it's worth
34 I am milking this for all it’s worth


Early diagnosis
35 Early diagnosis


True sparrow
36 True sparrow


The morning of Thuldanda
37 The morning of Thuldanda


Common Stone Chat
38 Common Stone Chat


Red Bulbul
38 Red Bulbul


Asian Magpie Robin
39 Asian Magpie Robin


Black Drongo
40 Black Drongo


Long-tailed Shrike
41 Long-tailed Shrike


Robin
42 Robin


Yellow-breasted Bunting
42 Yellow-breasted Bunting


Surendra with local active member of the  village
43 Surendra with local active member of the village


Morning breafast half boiled egg and three red chillies
44 Morning breafast half boiled egg and three red chillies


Asian Magpie
45 Asian Magpie


A lonesome Bulbul
46 A lonesome Bulbul


Bird's nest
47 Bird’s nest


White Crane
48 White Crane


The Golden Hawk
49 The Golden Hawk


Pattus log- The Parrots
50 Pattus log- The Parrots


Liberty is a hawk flying in the blue sky
51 Liberty is a hawk flying in the blue sky


Available on rent
52 Available on rent


Ants live here
53 Ants live here


Sunday sunny morning where begins the running
54 Sunday sunny morning where begins the running


Prajwal at athletic contest
55 Prajwal at athletic contest


BhaskarS giving up
56 BhaskarS giving up


Grey Maina
57 Grey Maina


Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
58 Strive and make an effort to reach a goal


The middle point on a line
59 The middle point on a line


He holds them by their promises
60 He holds them by their promises


They are resting their bad legs
61 They are resting their bad legs


Flying was still an exciting adventure for them as well as for us too
62 Flying was still an exciting adventure for them as well as for us too


Kanchha and Kanchhi of Thuldanda
63 Kanchha and Kanchhi of Thuldanda


They held on the trail and kept shooting
64 They held on the trail and kept shooting


Leave all those behind if anybody likes to enter into humanity- the journey told us!!!
65 Leave all those behind if anybody likes to enter into humanity- the journey told us!!!
Hiking from Banchare to Thuldanda via Pokharibhanjyang was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. Rudra Pandey

    I like the photos and the story about Bhaskar S. I am sure you all had fun. Did you actually MURDERED those two little guys? Feel bad for them.

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