Hiking from Sankhu to Nagarkot

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Hiking Theme: Hiking from Sankhu to Nagarkot
Hiking Route: Sankhu to Nagarkot
Date: Sunday, Feb 07, 2010
Hiking Duration: ~4.5hrs.
Hiking Distance: ~12km.
Participants: AsimS, BipinK, DineshB, NabinM, NarendraM, RameshB, RaviS, SanketS & SudipK
Photos: RaviS, AsimS and NabinM
Report: NarendraM
Hiking Coordinator: DineshB
Creative Support: Ganesh Thapa, Sangharsha Bhattarai

The rays of wintery-warm sun penetrated the obscured clouds just before we touched the bottom of our
one-day hiking spot-‘Sankhu’ from where we were to hike to reach the roof of Nagarkot. It was already 9 am and we, the 9 hikers, in, for the hiking event coordinated by DineshB reached our starting point.

We’d have searched almost whole Sankhu bazar before getting in to a local sweet shop where we had our reveling breakfast. It was barely conspicuous the two hills we were to hike because of the engrossing pollutants in the atmosphere.

Straight ahead to the East from ‘Sankhu’ we reached the ‘Panchmeshwori’ temple at the bank of the beautiful river ‘Shalinadi’. The temple looked a variant of ‘Pagoda’ style and humorous analysis of NavinM uttered as though it might have been modeled by drunken sculptors! RaviS and AsimS- the enthusiastic photographers, like miniatures capturing every details of microcosm nature.

Ahead of us were three routes: two so-heard cycling and thru-Shreeban routes and the third as guided by our co-coordinator and the local people. We stepped up for the cycling route but later we came to know that we were just walking the common graveled road. We did not know where the ‘Shreeban’ was located but one senile woman informed us that we had already crossed it! Then we started up to follow odd trails making our own way through the jungles asking the locals in the way to our destination. DineshB once asked a school kid, “Vai yo bato kata pugchha?(where does this road go?)”. The student pompously replied, “Yo bato ta mero ghar pugcha.”(this road reaches my home)

DineshB once asked a school kid, “Vai yo bato kata pugchha?(where does this road go?)”. The student pompously replied, “Yo bato ta mero ghar pugcha.”(this road reaches my home)

It was a bit difficult climbing the high hills but a lot of resting sessions helped us to maintain pace. Sometimes routes were misleading, ending either to a house or a cow villa! Reverting and finding the way was an unassigned, undeclared task for me and RaviS. The key to good navigation was obvious: we could see the roof of Nagarkot—the direction. All along the way we traversed many patches of jungles, encountered the trail of caterpillar, alluring beauty of ‘Aaru flowers’, little kidos of goat, puppies, schoolchildren, marriage-jovial-houses etc. etc. to reach finally the roof of Nagarkot—the tower.

From the tower, we could see a few black-spotted mountains as a result of climate change, the greenery around it, one of its few remedies, barely visible scenes, and some lovebirds.

From the tower, we could see a few black-spotted mountains as a result of climate change, the greenery around it, one of its few remedies, barely visible scenes, and some lovebirds.

Then we enthusiastically went to visti the planetarium but there found the answer “Yaha auna ta Singhadarbar ko pass chahincha”.

Then we finally killed our hunger with condimental local ‘Khana.’ with local Dal Vhat and local Kukhura. By 5 pm, we returned calm soothing our brains. All in all our hike was more thrilling, exciting than expected.



 the golden gate
01- the golden gate


The Dragon Gate

02-The Dragon Gate


 aha gayu sau jeri

03- aha gayu sau jeri


ok 25-26-27 n finally caught
04-ok 25-26-27 n finally caught


kathmandu in the front
05-kathmandu in the front

gas paiyena k garne ta

06-gas paiyena k garne ta


love birds
07-love birds


house_full for movie hike today
08-house_full for movie hike today


 Panchmeshwori mandir

09- Panchmeshwori mandir


other side of panchameswori

10-other side of panchameswori


beneath the Panchameshwori temple
11-beneath the Panchameshwori temple


 shaalinadi flowing through the jungles
12- shaalinadi flowing through the jungles

resembling  gosainkunda

13-resembling gosainkunda


hike starts here
14-hike starts here


 my mercedez benz
15- my mercedez benz


feel the dew

16-feel the dew


harley davison,so says dinesh

17-harley davison,so says dinesh


morning beauty
18-morning beauty


Sankey leader of 3
19-Sankey leader of 3

 i have still 7 lives left

20- i have still 7 lives left


nai malai tehi...choclate chahinchha
21-nai malai tehi…choclate chahinchha


 Photographer thinking 'why didnt i take the route like R-Madhwan in 3idiots'
22- Photographer thinking ‘why didnt i take the route like R-Madhwan in 3idiots’


wow..makaiko bhandar

23-wow..makaiko bhandar


do you want to play with us..no entry for adults

24-do you want to play with us..no entry for adults


Mero pani single yeuta
25-Mero pani single yeuta


could not break the speed of time
26-could not break the speed of time

akashai ma chil udyo dharti ma chaya

27-akashai ma chil udyo dharti ma chaya


Guess who
28-Guess who


who can ignore..survival of the fittest
29-who can ignore..survival of the fittest


 here is the way to nagarkot

30- here is the way to nagarkot


miharuko himmat chha bhane malai bahira nikalera dekhau..

31-miharuko himmat chha bhane malai bahira nikalera dekhau..


jasle jityo tyasle payo
32-jasle jityo tyasle payo


someone's missing in the row
33-someone’s missing in the row

 Finally got the Perfect shot

34- Finally got the Perfect shot


 local maling doko
35- local maling doko


difficult to identify
36-difficult to identify


following dynamic route

37-following dynamic route


Each time my heart smiles, my life enjoys expanding mile

38-Each time my heart smiles, my life enjoys expanding mile


yo ta mero ghar jastai cha ni
39-yo ta mero ghar jastai cha ni


taking rest
40-taking rest

 bipin relaxing

41- bipin relaxing


aba yo baato mero ho ki..navayepani bichmai hidchhu j parla parla
42-aba yo baato mero ho ki..navayepani bichmai hidchhu j parla parla


 there goes our d2van
43- there goes our d2van


 the perfect tree

44- the perfect tree


your camera has mirror effect.......

45-your camera has mirror effect…….


 ready for pose
46- ready for pose


 i m at the top
47- i m at the top

Sanket in dielema (should i climb or not..)

48-Sanket in dielema (should i climb or not..)


haami dinma duipatak golgate le brush garchhau
49-haami dinma duipatak golgate le brush garchhau


lined up for a photo session
50-lined up for a photo session


u tyaha mathi hera.....

51-u tyaha mathi hera…..


 yaha jana lai ta singhadurbar bata permit chahincha

52- yaha jana lai ta singhadurbar bata permit chahincha


 third buddha is the photographer
53- third buddha is the photographer


Peace of Mind
54-Peace of Mind

The bestest meal in the world

55-The bestest meal in the world


 sa...huni discount gari dinu na dherai bhaye reimburse hudaina
56- sa…huni discount gari dinu na dherai bhaye reimburse hudaina


the mirror view
57-the mirror view


see the clouds and guess the location...we are at chabhilway,way to return

58-see the clouds and guess the location…we are at chabhilway,way to return
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