Hiking from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri

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Date: June 1st, 2008
Participants: Ashish, Binod, Manoj, Merina, Sabita, Shashi, Subin, Suhrit, Swastika, Ravi and Deepak
Hiking Route: Budhanilkantha – Shivapuri – Budhanilkantha
Total Distance covered: 10 kms (approx)
Duration: 7 hours 30 mins
Theme: Into the jungle
Report By: Ashish, Suhrit, Merina
Caption: Ravi/Deepak
Photos: Manoj/Ravi/Subin/Swastika

Hiking Report:-
Based on the theme “Into the Jungle”, eleven enthusiastic hikers gathered at the D2Hawkeye premises at 6:30. The fact that no one except ManojR had been to the Shivapuri peak added to the excitement. The event was coordinated by RaviS. Previous hike from Panchkhal to Dolalghat was dominated by scorching summer heat, so he appropriately selected Shivapuri hike for a different experience.

For the few of us, the first time hikers, it was a grueling experience, but amazingly one of the most gratifying. Ladies who participated in the previous hike to Dolalghat proved to be a disappointment, but the interns (ladies) came through. There were three ladies and all of them were interns. All the interns were especially enthusiastic due to the fact that we missed the previous hike.

The hike began at Budhanilkantha at around 7:00am. After a hearty breakfast and being blessed by Budhanilkantha for a triumphant journey, the team headed towards the base of the Shivapuri National Park. After paying the required entrance fee and greeting the military personnel at the gate, we entered the jungle. Within the first minute of the hike we saw a beautiful deer in all its wild glory. But ironically, for a national park that boasts of 177 species of birds, black bear, leopards and wild boar, it was the only wild animal that we came across. But the lack of fauna was definitely compensated by the flora. We started trekking through the dense vegetation. Occasional privilege of a spectacular view of the city kept us going. An unexpected spring on the way with the coolest natural water was a treat as well. First phase of the hike was completed as we reached Naagi Gumba. After few minutes rest at the Gumba, we headed to Baaghdwar, en route Shivapuri hill. The trail was treacherous with its notorious steep climb and the mosquitoes did not help either. Bitten and battered, after frequent rests and a light snack along the way, we reached Baaghdwar. Amazingly the water at Baaghdwar seemed to rejuvenate the hikers. And the meeting with three “BABAS” turned the environment mystical. All the hikers especially RaviS seemed very interested in the “spiritual saints”. After a brief photography session at Baaghdwar, the team headed towards the ultimate destination, Shivapuri. Though only a kilometer uphill from Baaghdwar, it was probably the most rigorous climb. But once we reached the top, it was all worth it. The feeling of triumph was evident in everybody’s faces. We spent quiet some time at the top enjoying the spectacular view. As good things don’t last for long, we had to return from the top. But the descending downhill was not without its share of adventures. We came across “suicide point” during the descending. The dizzying height of suicide point made the hike all the more special. Finally after more than five hours of ascend and two and half hours of descend, we came back to the base of the Shivapuri national park, concluding the hike. It was a perfect hike indeed.

Warm up before hike
01-Warm up before hike
Stopped at budhanilkantha to have some fuel for hike
02-Stopped at budhanilkantha to have some fuel for hike
The place where we had our fuel
03-The place where we had our fuel
Hiking started in the name of Budhanilkantha
04-Hiking started in the name of Budhanilkantha
Garlands for the beloved lord Narayan
05-Garlands for the beloved lord Narayan
see the love between brother and sister
06-see the love between brother and sister
Peak not so far
07-Peak not so far
Caliber 5.56 mm automatic
08-Caliber 5.56 mm automatic
Hmm sounds good we must follow the map
09-Hmm sounds good we must follow the map
Enter the jungle
10-Enter the jungle
Everyone filled with full energy at the start
11-Everyone filled with full energy at the start
We found deer in the jungle
12-We found deer in the jungle
Another Deer
13-Another Deer
Coordinator leading the group
14-Coordinator leading the group
15-Menu For Next Hike
Valley Glance from the top
16-Valley Glance from the top
Valley View II
17-Valley View II
glitters like gold, but is it real
18-glitters like gold, but is it real
Taking rest or waiting for others to come
19-Taking rest or waiting for others to come
way to Nagigumba... ofcourse
20-way to Nagigumba… ofcourse
Natural Entrance made for the hikers
21-Natural Entrance made for the hikers
Interns in joyous mood
22-Interns in joyous mood
Eagle flying in the sky
23-Eagle flying in the sky
Morning view of Galfutar
24-Morning view of Galfutar
Naagi Gumba
25-Naagi Gumba
Interns posing for the photograph
26-Interns posing for the photograph
-two lost in Gumba
26a-two lost in Gumba
Fern Arena
27-Fern Arena
Manoj trying to capture the land
28-Manoj trying to capture the land
Thanks to the trees who put their leaves on our way
29-Thanks to the trees who put their leaves on our way
Rookie on the Lead
30-Rookie on the Lead
tiresome
31-tiresome
A well deserved rest
32-A well deserved rest
Ligths of solar shadows of leaves
33-Ligths of solar shadows of leaves
Pass-way thru tree
34-Pass-way thru tree
Rest time
35-Rest time
Wondering minds
36-Wondering minds
Towards Baaghdwar
37-Towards Baaghdwar
Got a chance to view the clear view of the sky
38-Got a chance to view the clear view of the sky
A perfect shot by Ashish
39-A perfect shot by Ashish
grassland 01
40-grassland 01
Meadow 02
41-Meadow 02
Young baba of Baaghdwar
42-Young baba of Baaghdwar
Old baba of Baaghdwar
43-Old baba of Baaghdwar
Guess who stays in there
44-Guess who stays in there
Source of Baagmati
45-Source of Baagmati
Statue of Lord Shiva at Baaghdwar
46-Statue of Lord Shiva at Baaghdwar
S-baba
47-S-baba
S-baba doing the palmistry
48-S-baba doing the palmistry
Joyous after meeting BABA
49-Joyous after meeting BABA
We must put our effort in mainting these historical places
50-We must put our effort in mainting these historical places
Second Source of Baagmati
51-Second Source of Baagmati
Mantra for Baagmati
52-Mantra for Baagmati
Kopche baba
53-Kopche baba
Hmm now i'll capture the real shot of ---
54-Hmm now i’ll capture the real shot of —
No words to explain(Awesome)
55-No words to explain(Awesome)
Mushroom
56-Mushroom
Recall the tree of Evil Death
57-Recall the tree of Evil Death
A roadblock... not for 11 determined hikers
58-A roadblock… not for 11 determined hikers
Guerilla Training
59-Guerilla Training
Resting in peace after tough slopy hike
60-Resting in peace after tough slopy hike
Tree-top residency
61-Tree-top residency
Tree - Inside story
62-Tree – Inside story
Second animal seen in jungle
63-Second animal seen in jungle
Finally at shivpuri peak
64-Finally at shivpuri peak
From the top of Shivapuri
65-From the top of Shivapuri
Paradise view
66-Paradise view
I wanna touch the sky
67-I wanna touch the sky
Captured the bird after 10 useless shots
68-Captured the bird after 10 useless shots
butterfly caught in cam
69-butterfly caught in cam
Resting in peace at the top of Shivapuri
70-Resting in peace at the top of Shivapuri
Who is wearing D2s Cap
71-Who is wearing D2s Cap
Shady Kathmandu
72-Shady Kathmandu
Sentry
73-Sentry
Daisy(Reminds me of JJH)
74-Daisy(Reminds me of JJH)
Captured from the steep rock
75-Captured from the steep rock
Yellow flowers perfectly matching with green leaves
76-Yellow flowers perfectly matching with green leaves
Orchid(Suna Khari)
77-Orchid(Suna Khari)
This is probably the 6th call 'mobile kanchi' got.....
78-This is probably the 6th call ‘mobile kanchi’ got…..
Blooming garden
79-Blooming garden
Destination visible
80-Destination visible
Time to end the hike and start the food(probably the most awaited part of hike)
81-Time to end the hike and start the food(probably the most awaited part of hike)
Hiking from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri was last modified: June 15th, 2015 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. admirer again

    i like the pic of bagmati source pic 51.
    Lord have mercy on us…

    may this beauty always remain in Nepal….

    My country my pride….
    But some of the fellow countrymen are letting us down…

  2. admirer

    wah kasto ramro pictures haru…..
    These pictures depicts the true scenario…..
    felt like i was on that tour….
    unfortunately i was not…

    Anonymous admirer…

    Great job…. great work….

  3. Sultry siren fan

    Ladies who participated in the previous hike to Dolalghat proved to be a disappointment, but the interns (ladies) came through. There were three ladies and all of them were interns.
    hey What does that mean ?
    :oops:
    Are u trying to impress someone or heart broken by absence of D2′s sultry siren???????
    Try to appreciate someone who hiked through beating the heat and humidity and elevation.

  4. Jumrey

    Names like this “Jumrey” makes this blog nasty….but the awesome pics here makes feel me good…… :mrgreen:

  5. Dear Vish dai

    Vish dai get well soon and rock the hike
    hope u won’t slip from the next hike in the days to come

  6. Diwakar

    Hey guys i am sorry i really missed the ample opportunity because of my personal work i was there in your office to join you guys but its my bad luck some stuff came up which is so important to me………..
    It seems you guys enjoyed a lot and i will be glad if you guys provide me another opportunity to explore some dead leaves, caves, and sleeping bed inside the jungle way as i saw in the pic no. 28…………… i really missed so can i have next time guys…………………………….

  7. Allokey

    Oye thutey tailey S Baba lai haath dekhai nas???? tero yo janam ma g/f huncha ki hudai na huh…aani teiley D2 ma taki raha kt ko hal khabar k cha purpose hanis??

  8. Dear jumrey

    First of all thanks for your comments, at least u gave some of ur time in writing comments there.
    nothing in this world is good or not good(bad), its in our thinking, in the way we look at the things, we imagine it be. So lets not talk about those here.

    Number “6″ can turn out to be “9″ to the one seeing it from other direction and to other it alwasy is 6. so to argue in the number as 6 or 9 is a useless. It\’s the number, thats all.

    Pictures are pictures; let it be.

    At last its hard for one to capture the beauty in notes, in eassy or in photography it needs a lot of practice and expertise there :mrgreen:

  9. jumrey

    good pictures, some were good, most were not. amateur writing, reminds me of my middle skool essays! sudeep ji, we dont need to know where you work.

  10. Vish

    Oh dear, please give me little more time. I will be with you guys without fail.

    “When we want to know more, we feel curious.
    When we slip on the floor, we feel furious”- Risa Jordan

    And time will favor me to be with you, till then all the best!!

  11. hey Thursday

    afterall i found the baba that u’ve told me about. Never mind we can make it some other time as well. Well i even talked about u there, and he was kind of lost when i told him ur name. If i’d got chance to speak with the old Todke baba i would have made it but alas !!! u know the truth ..

    Well we will definately make it some day together.

  12. pragya

    hi interns! u guys r looking grt. timi haru ko foto dekhera ta, i cant wait to go for my first hiking.

  13. hiker

    it was yet another best hike, got a chance to meet Kopche baba. but knowing the fact that todke baba passed away 3 yrs ago made me a lil bit stunned.
    Walking inside the jungle was a life time experience. Got a muscle cramp on the left leg for the first time, :mrgreen: who cares I kept on walking, exploring the nature’s beautiful creation.

  14. JJH

    JJH – (Jeon Ji Heyon) is the actress who played in a korean film ‘Daisy’.
    Im a great fan of JJH and i know there’s some other guy as well here in d2 how likes her a lot.
    Watch the film Daisy …. n u’ll start loving the flower daisy and ofcourse the meaning of JJH there.

  15. Prattic Poudyal

    i miss these things in ohio far from home….nice to see the cool pic…77 and gentry are awesome

  16. Sumit Poudyal

    lovely tour…lovely pics…lovely Nepal….Kati lai ta dekhe dekhe jasto lagcha nee hau hahaha lol

    University of Waterloo
    Ontario,Canada

  17. Rabindra Niraula

    wow …nice photos of babas…not urs ..hahaha :lol: …just kidding…awesome pics..hope u guys had the nice time

    Rabindra Niraula
    Minneapolis
    US

  18. sudee...

    Nice to See the MNC in Nepal with such tours…Hope the brain drain will get little controlled with it.Pics are awesome and i am left here with the nostalgic feeling.

    Sudeep Ghimire
    LSI Logic Inc
    Developer/Data Analyst
    Wichita, KS
    USA

  19. Mobile Kancha

    Mero ta cell ma balance nai thiyena mobile kanchi, tyati dherai call kasle gareko timilai ?? Mero ta cell ma balance nai thiyena

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