Hiking from Sainbu Bhainsepati to Dakshinkali

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Participants: PurushottamP, SharadP, GauravJ, AbishekPC, AshishP, PreranaP, Kamal, ShankarS, ManojR, KumarK and Vishnu
Route: Sainbubhainsepati to Dakshinkali
Date: Sunday, Nov 25, 2007
Duration: 4 hours
Trip Doom: 12-Kilo meters
Report: GauravJ, AbishekPC and ShankarSu
Photo: SharadP & AshishP
Creative Support: NishchalS & SuyeshN
GauravJ

The day started like any other, except that it had been quite a while that I needed to wake before 7. My body was really unwilling to get up at 6 in the morning, and frankly, I didn’t want to leave the warmth of the bed. But having missed two of my previous hikes for various reasons, I decided to attempt this one no matter what. And so I got ready and headed for the office.

Getting to the office, riding on the office van, and reaching the “terminus a quo” happened without me realizing it. The next thing I knew was breakfast at Tiffany’s….oops, i meant, Kaanchi’s.

It was a warm sunny morning in November, and the hike had officially started. It was good and all for the first half hour or so, but then we came to what appeared to be the end of the road. We were posed with a dilemma: to return back all the way to the previous junction on the road, or to brave the steep cliff in front of us, and probably pave our own way through the field of corns. Vishnu broke the tension by being the first one to jump and slide through the cliff. We had no other option, but to follow him. We had to hold to corn branches and hope they would hold our weight and not get uprooted as the safety of our descent depended on their hold to the ground. I even remember nearly toppling over because of mistakenly holding a stray branch!
As soon as this endeavor was over, nature presented another one of it’s challenges; a wide stream, with only a log across it. There was an alternate route to the stream, which most of our friends took. However, a few of us decided to undertake the challenge, and a hell lot of a scary challenge it was. Luckily, I crossed the stream without any incident. Abhishek was the last one to follow, and I still remember how Kumar was laughing over the way Abhishek crossed it. It was no wonder he kept to the safest of roads after that.

Luckily, that was the last of the challenges nature had in store for us for the day, for the day went on with us going besides numerous rivulets, fields and a few jungles as well. Munching on what we carried along and conversing all along the way, it wasn’t long before the hike was over, and we reached Dakshinkali temple at around 1:30 PM. We paid our homage to the goddess, and then went on to have lunch. After about an hour or so, we returned, bringing back memories and a wonderful experience from the trip.

AbishekPC

After my first ever D2 hike about a month ago, I had promised myself that I’d be going on hikes more frequently from then on; but things are easier said than done. Due to my other obligations it took me almost a month before I got to join my friends in a walk in the nature’s foreground.
Like every single day I had to drag myself out of the bed but I knew all this was going to be worth the effort. Ashish and Gaurav joined me at the office as planned, but Dhilung somehow couldn’t make it. Kumar and Shankar gave us a pleasant surprise by showing up coz they weren’t in the list of hikers. As it is customary in our Hindu tradition before starting on any endeavor, we started our walk with blessing of lord Ganesha at Karya Binayak. The good walk soon turned into a struggle as we tried to make it through an adamant field of corn like plants which was reluctant to let us pass. I had the scare of the day when I had to cross a small rivulet over a wooden log which would start to shake as soon as one stepped on it. Shanker gave me a hand and pulled me through, after which I only took the easiest of ways. The walk was much longer than the one I had last month; thank goodness we had carried a lot of food to stuff ourselves with. Our final destination, Dakshinkali, was somewhat nostalgic for me coz it was where I had my last picnic as a student. Even though because of the terrain I had to be on a constant lookout for next thing I’d step onto, or a muddy patch of land I could slip on, all in all, it was a wonderful experience, and the sheer beauty of nature made all the difficult and scary moments worthwhile.

ShankarSu

The day started with ……6:00 am.., …9841….. ring ring.. hello hello …. Kumar jane hoina….. Arrived D2 office at Nepali time (about 20-30 minutes late). Most of hikers were already there.

First stop was at khokana for some breakfast. The combination of jeri, swari, tea and chilly wind of khokana was awesome.

The real hike started at about 8 am. After 10 minutes SaradP was left behind with camera. 3-4 of us were waiting for him……. “ Buda ta haraye” I don’t know who said that. After short puja of Karya Binayaka we resumed our hike. On our way we reached a dead end. Actually, it was a dead end for normal hikers…… someone was there shouting.. “Vishnu arko bato jam”.. But Vishnu insisted on continuing the same route. Vishnu, PurushottamP, KumarK, PreranaP were in the front line sliding to get down. Some of us were shouting to hide fear. Thank god no one was injured.

100 years old bridge (constructed sambat 1964), pharping powerhouse (first powerhouse of Nepal) added extra energy. Finally, after 4 hours of ups and downs, we reached our destination Dakshinkali. With huge blessing from Goddess and the company of friends that made my journey to be remembered in due course came to an end.


01 Endowed with the capacity to reason


02 Resplendency


03 A-OK at Karyabinayak


04 Leaving Karyabinayak behind


05 Mysterious trail


06 Cogent evidence


07 Muster in


08 The act of using


09 Somatic SharadP


10 A smooth continuous motion


11 Blow by blog


12 Gaurav in a gradual manner


13 Get along


14 Ready and waiting


15 Eagerly desirous


16 Foursome


17 A falling temperature


18 Translating an idea into action


19 Purush in parade


20 Ashish’s kick turn


21 Through clean field


23 One II three


24 Done for beginning


25 Walking with sun shine


26 PurushP and SharadP


27 A little play of Gaurav


28 Resistence of flow – Kokana’s oranges


29 Gaurav in a Jung’s style


30 Music lovers


31 In the name of 100 years old s. bridge


32 Cool and calm


33 Made by Lalit Rajya Laxmi 100 years earlier


34 AshishP went this school


35 ……


36 ———-


37 Transparently clear not available in KTM….


38 Be of use


39 A view over Chobhar


40 Pro hikers


41 Ashish’s hostel from distance


42 First hydroelectricity power station


43 This water is running for years & years and still very much clean


44 Young force of D2 Campus


45 We wonder what owner of the house will think blessed or cursed


46 Get the picture


47 Without permission


48 A sudden and decisive increase


49 Sharad looking or searching


50 Lucky airborne


51 Best part of the trail


52 Closing click


53 Divarication


54 Snaky walky


55 One more than seven


56 L2R AbhishekPC, Gaurav and Ashish


57 Thinking or Remembering


58 Jay Ma Dakshinkali


59 Furnished with happyness


60 A reflexion of true homage

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