Hiking from Telkot to Sundarijal via Sankhu

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Hiking Route: Telkot-Sankhu-Sundarijal
Date: June 7, 2009 Sunday
Duration: 5.5 hours
Distance: 13 km (approx)
Hike Coordinator: Sagar Raj Adhikari
Participants: Akash Deep Shakya, Anuj Bhandari, Ananta Raj Sharma,Bharat Raj Shatyal,Biraj Man Shakya, Boney Pandey,Gyan Prakash Joshi,Kanchan Pandey,Manee Pandey,Rajesh Singh, Rashmi Pandey,Sabita Khadka,Sagar Raj Adhikari,Sanjish Wagle, Shreejana Prajapati and Sushma Pant
Photos: KanchanP, SagarA, AnujK, SushmaP
Caption: BirajS,ShreejanaP, SabitaK, SagarA
Report By: Akash Deep Shakya
Geolocation: Sundarijal: +27° 44′ 60.00″, +85° 25′ 1.20″, Sankhu +27° 43′ 1.20″, +85° 26′ 60.00″

A preplanned walk to Palanchowk Bagawati started just in front of Corporate building block, and by 6:10 Sagar Adhikari, Bharat Shatyal, Sanjish Wagle, Anuj Bhandari and me, Akash Shakya were already there. With Ram dai, gearing up for what was supposed to be an exciting day started with a nice song from Kailash Kher. The famous D2 Hawkeye microbus picked Sabita Khadka just in front of historic Gantaghar, and move towards Tripushwor to pick more ladies. We had to wait a bit, but at the mean time we got a call from Vishnu dai that there was bandha in Banepa and we could not head towards Palanchowk. There was uncertainty in everyone’s mind as where our destination was going to be. We were disucssuing about possible options and waiting for the others to arrive. We decided to discuss the location on our way to Surya binayak where we needed to pick Sreejana Prajapati. The way from Tripureshwor to Suryabinayak didn’t seem long with discussion on possible routes, and ofcourse the interesting meeting of Sabita and Money, as they studied in same class for two years during +2 and they hardly knew each other. We had our breakfast(jeri, puri, tarkari, curd and tea) at Suryabinayak and decided to have a walk from Telkot to Sundarijal visiting Sankhu.

“………………………the interesting meeting of Sabita and Money, as they studied in same class for two years during +2 and they hardly knew each other”

With some hit number on radio, there were some interesting talks going on about ghosts, movies and load shedding, and in no time we reached Telkot. With a small meeting with the locals in Telkot, we got an idea about our route. And with one of the unusual beginnings of hiking we were hiking down the hills rather than up. But by then it already seemed like it was going to be a hot day, but with a bit of breeze by our side and frequent rivers, the walk went on. Photography was on card when there were some beautiful hills, but also when there were some tomatoes on farm. There were farms at some places and a rough way at others. But the discussion about the route continues and nobody exactly knew the right way to reach our destination, there were few logics about how easy it was to choose among two ways than to answer multi choice question in exams, as we can get 50-50, phone-o-friend, or even ask people round there. As it was hot,the stock of water we carried was finishing up sooner than expected, so we decided to have some titaura on the way. At about 9: 45, we
reached Sankhu. Everybody was excited to see Shali Nadi, though there was not much water flowing due to dry season.

As we moved along from Sankhu towards Sundarijal, it was a harder way, as we had to move up the hill.On the way we heard about this amazing person who was starting his medication sitting in between a field with fire. Some of us were thinking about visiting that place, but most of us were tired, but later we knew that the medication was going to start from 4 in the evening, so we decided to move towards Sundarijal bazaar. We had quite a long rest there, but Sagar dai and Rashmi di were really enthusiastic to visit the hydropower station on the way.

“……………with one of the unusual beginnings of hiking we were hiking down the hills rather than up”

It was already 2 in afternoon and everybody was hungry battered by a hot and sunny day. But the destination still awaited us, as we ordered food and move towards the Sundarijal. It was hard and the stairs were pretty hard to climb. Adventure begins right here, as we found out the hidden fountain behind the rocks. The way was hard, but everybody was excited to reach up there, and play with high falling water. Somehow we reached there holding each other’s hands, and it was a great excitement to finally see what is supposed to be a wonderland. Ladies started taking pictures of everything they could probably find. Bharat dai, Ram dai and Ananta dai were already up the rocks, it was a bit hard to reach there, but it was so adventurous that ladies also had their try at it and finally got there. The later part of drama came when it was a bit windy and Anuj got wet by the glimpse of nature. Everybody was more than excited to get on camera, but the battery was already dying up.However, we managed to click some. Even if our destination was Sundarijal temple, everybody was tired and dying with hunger, so we decided to move towards Sundarijal bazzar with all our apologies to Sundarijal mai.

The fun part of the tour was still to come, after we had our lunch and Ram dai unfortunately had to shut the radio down, as there was Antakshari on the box. Everybody looked excited and was singing as if it was a fresh start. It was a day to remember!! The tyres of microbus rolled over and over and we all reached our destination as expected, without any hourly bandha that we were had heard about.

Gearing up for the hike(not them, we)
01 Gearing up for the hike(not them, we)
Enjoying Breakfast
02 Enjoying Breakfast
Guess who...Vishnu dai(clone)
03 Guess who…Vishnu dai(clone)
Cmon follow my way
04 Cmon follow my way
Lamka sathi ho lamka
05 Lamka sathi ho lamka
Kodi relaxing
06 Kodi relaxing
Panch Maha Laxmi....Under Construction
07 Panch Maha Laxmi….Under Construction
Deforestation or Urbanization
08 Deforestation or Urbanization
Goma ko Kuti
09 Goma ko Kuti
taking off...chari varara
10 taking off…chari varara
alluring beauty-Green field and the blue sky...
11 alluring beauty-Green field and the blue sky…
saalinadi salala.....
12 saalinadi salala…..
Jal Pari
13 Jal Pari
Swasthani Mata ki jaya
14 Swasthani Mata ki jaya
On reaching Sakhu
15 On reaching Sakhu
ancient Inar
16 ancient Inar
Abstract..
17 Abstract..
cat walk
18 cat walk
euta foto hani halum na
19 euta foto hani halum na
dare to climb or continue
20 dare to climb or continue
natural hariyali
21 natural hariyali
pura jos ka sath lamkidai chan
22 pura jos ka sath lamkidai chan
Wait.M tying my shoe lace
23 Wait.M tying my shoe lace
yo ta desert ma hidae jasto vayo ni sathi ho
24 yo ta desert ma hidae jasto vayo ni sathi ho
aamai sarpa pani rahecha cha yaha ta
25 aamai sarpa pani rahecha cha yaha ta
Brand ambassador of Open SUSE in Nepal
26 Brand ambassador of Open SUSE in Nepal
Ropain ko samaya
27 Ropain ko samaya
prakritik hariyali
28 prakritik hariyali
bause gardai
29 bause gardai
gobar sohardai
30 gobar sohardai
Tomato Chor
31 Tomato Chor
Saaro Thakiyo ba.....
32 Saaro Thakiyo ba…..
We need to rest for a while
33 We need to rest for a while
laash jasto cha
34 laash jasto cha
Time for some chocolates
35 Time for some chocolates
Wow...kasto mitho local aaloo bakhada
36 Wow…kasto mitho local aaloo bakhada
thaha cha yo preparation ke ko laagi......
37 thaha cha yo preparation ke ko laagi……
timi haru hiddai gara....hami ta hiddna sakidaina
38 timi haru hiddai gara….hami ta hiddna sakidaina
oopss.....jutta vari paani nai pani
39 oopss…..jutta vari paani nai pani
pani aaune bato
40 pani aaune bato
Cascade
41 Cascade
Just 4 U my dear
42 Just 4 U my dear
ekdum thakiyo yo charko gham ma
43 ekdum thakiyo yo charko gham ma
jharana jharyo jharr jharr jharr....
44 jharana jharyo jharr jharr jharr….
I can climb this rock
45 I can climb this rock
The....Super Model
46 The….Super Model
Ram Dai....bistaarai
47 Ram Dai….bistaarai
pheri phasayo Sagar lay
48 pheri phasayo Sagar lay
saat ferae saat janmo kae liyae
49 saat ferae saat janmo kae liyae
happy faces with end of the hike
50 happy faces with end of the hike
Hiking from Telkot to Sundarijal via Sankhu was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. Vish

    Thank you for the generous eyes that caught my clone but do not disclose his gf if you have seen that too:)
    Cheers!!

  2. Shutterbug

    Shutterbug’s Pictures Rating :

    Well composed Shot: ‘42 Just 4 U my dear’
    Nature’s Best Shot: ‘26 Brand ambassador of Open SUSE in Nepal’
    Lucky Catch: ‘25 aamai sarpa pani reecho cha yaha ta’

    I wish I can see more pictures and rate in more categories. I wonder why hiking reports these-days here in EU are lacking some enthusiasm in photography. How about this theme ‘Photography Hike’ for next hiking program? :)

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