Hiking from Panauti to Balthali

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Hiking theme: Family is fun and painful and yet pretty
Hiking Route: Panauti to Balthali to to 12yrs MakarMela
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Hiking Duration: ~ 4 hrs.
Hiking Distance: ~ 12 kms.
Participants:Suresh Maharjan, Pravinda Ranjit, Ravi Sharma, Kapil Pandey, Pawan Pandey, Pawan KC, Basu Dahal, Suresh Thapa, Pragya Ratna, Surendra Adhikari, Sangharsha Bhattarai, Jehen Joshi, Manoj Rokka, Dijup Tuladhar, Bishwadeep KC, Abishesh Joshi, Bhaskar Shrestha, Ashutosh Mishra, Deepak Maharjan, Adam Manandhar, Bipin Karmacharya, Jay Ram Sedai and Vishnu Kshettri
Photos: Bhaskar Shrestha, Pravinda Ranjit, Pawan Pandey, Pragya Ratna, Sangharsha Bhattarai, Dijup Tuladhar, Abishesh Joshi
Report:Pawan KC
Hiking Coordinator: Vishnu Kshettri
Creative Support: Dijup Tuladhar

I was very much excited when I saw my name in the hikers list for the very first hike of D2Hawkeye.
As usual we were bit late to move on though. Nonetheless, the lure I have had for the trip was intact in me. After having the typical Nepalese brekky at Surya Binayak, we moved for the starting point, Panauti.

We reached Panauti at around 9:30 and that appeared very colorful as ‘Makar Mela, a religious event taking place, which happens once in every 12 years. And it is believed that if any pilgrim who journeys to a this sacred place as an act of religious and have bathe at the junction of Roshi and Ladku river will be pardoned for their sin and anxieties that has been committed in the past.

…college life was much interesting and very romantic

We began our journey from Panauti towards Balthali Village Resort. On the process of stroll most of teammates were busy with their clicking machines and others were busy sharing their past experience of college life and jokes. This reminded me a phrase that we hear on TV ‘Walk when you talk’. It was really an interesting interact with colleagues. Ashuthosh’s experience of the college life was much interesting and very romantic.
Balthali Village starts in a small village which is a small sleepy settlement which rests at the junction of Roshi and Ladku river. Balthali Village stands on a plateau which is just beyond Khopasi, 40km away from Kathmandu. The area surrounding the Balthali retreat is thickly forested with luxuriant floras, and sal trees cover the hill that undulates and opens out to terrace fields. The treks in untouched village like this have a pleasant feeling and worth for knowing the village culture and also we can promote Village Tourism of Nepal.

…we could see the full range of GauriShankar, Lakpadorje Mountains

The cool breeze of the rivers and shade of the forest added energy on us that helped us walking more pleasantly. A walk of nearly two hours led us to Balthali Village Resort, where our lunch was being cook. The Resort has been built on top of hill above Balthali village. This station provides view of beautiful landscape of the village also the Mountain ranges. As the day was sunny we could see the full range of GauriShankar, Lakpadorje Mountains. I just remembered the global warming conference that was organized in Copenhagen. The Himalayas which were always covered with sludge snow is slowly disappearing and gradually rocks are being appear-“a touchy subject”!

The delicious lunch, garnished with organic vegetables, along with appealing view of landscape, hills, mountains and soothing villages and the religious act of Panauti ‘Makar Mela, caused me to feel better that completed to a perfect holiday. I believe my hiker mates experienced even to an exuberant compliment!

Center attraction- newly borne the Panauti Don!
01 Center attraction- newly borne the Panauti Don!
Browsing
02 Browsing
Living Panauti behind
03 Living Panauti behind
On the name of naughty capture
04 On the name of naughty capture
Shiva's chela was colorful by inner & outer
05 Shiva’s chela was colorful by inner & outer
Equally occupied
06 Equally occupied
Plants for Pashmina
07 Plants for Pashmina
Katti photo kicha ko
08 Katti photo kicha ko
Gloomy sunday
09 Gloomy sunday
The camp of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna
10 The camp of the Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Indreshwor Temple
11 Indreshwor Temple
Lovers' Temple
12 Lovers’ Temple
Not only us  they hike too!
13 Not only us they hike too!
Traditional Nepalese paper factory
14 Traditional Nepalese paper factory
A one-man show
15 A one-man show
Pleasingly Exposed
16 Pleasingly Exposed
Calm, thick & clean
17 Calm, thick & clean
Devoid of creatures
18 Devoid of creatures
Panauti hydropower station- by Russian
19 Panauti hydropower station- by Russian
Hariyo baan nepal ko dhan
20 Hariyo baan nepal ko dhan
We age every day--what a depressing thought!
21 We age every day–what a depressing thought!
They do it for the fun of it!
22 They do it for the fun of it!
The figure of fun
23 The figure of fun
She makes 10 sacks of patotoes by planting 1 sack
24 She makes 10 sacks of patotoes by planting 1 sack
A seasonal rise in Balthali
25 A seasonal rise in Balthali
Yet another
26 Yet another
A skilled construction of Balthali village
27 A skilled construction of Balthali village
Looking after well
28 Looking after well
Recommended for retirement
29 Recommended for retirement
Has distintive odour
30 Has distintive odour
Different view
31 Different view
Flora from the region
32 Flora from the region
Jokes of the King
33 Jokes of the King
Lemon tea
34 Lemon tea
Taking one's ease
35 Taking one’s ease
Watergate Conference
36 Watergate Conference
BVR treat
37 BVR treat
Having a rest at the Resort
38 Having a rest at the Resort
The duad
39 The duad
BKC ko gaun
40 BKC ko gaun
They just did not want to leave
41 They just did not want to leave
The BhaskarS @ focussed
42 The BhaskarS @ focussed
Bipin-Bishwadeep & Dijup
43 Bipin-Bishwadeep & Dijup
Pose for Kallywood
44 Pose for Kallywood
Almost all happy
45 Almost all happy
Still missing six
46 Still missing six
Stormed!
47 Stormed!
BishwaDeep comes from here
48 BishwaDeep comes from here
Future tense
49 Future tense
Towards Khopasi
50 Towards Khopasi
Waiting for Oranges
51 Waiting for Oranges
Climbing down
52 Climbing down
Affection or indispensable
53 Affection or indispensable
Newfangled
54 Newfangled
On a plan to steal the onions
55 On a plan to steal the onions
aba ghar jau
56 aba ghar jau
Ashu....
57 Ashu….
Slowly down the road
58 Slowly down the road
roshi khola pheri bhet kailay hola
59 roshi khola pheri bhet kailay hola
Dancing Rosy
60 Dancing Rosy
photographer`s eye
61 photographer`s eye
The Rosy
62 The Rosy
A wait
63 A wait
captured
64 captured
A post card from Balthali
65 A post card from Balthali
Access to Balthali
66 Access to Balthali
Still natural
67 Still natural
Dijup wants to remain here
68 Dijup wants to remain here
Jehen & Pawan
69 Jehen & Pawan
Makar making
70 Makar making
Center point of religious act at Panauti
71 Center point of religious act at Panauti
Trying to ...
72 Trying to …
In the name of serpent
73 In the name of serpent
Blessed!
74 Blessed!
Abishesh @ point to view
75 Abishesh @ point to view
Worshipped
76 Worshipped
Feelings of ardent love
77 Feelings of ardent love
The act of offering
78 The act of offering
It was time to say Good Bye!
79 It was time to say Good Bye!
Local and visitor
80 Local and visitor
Hiking from Panauti to Balthali was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by Administrator

Blog Comments

  1. Ravi Sharma

    it was indeed a best hike … learned some tips.
    Sangs bro “While taking portrait photography apply the rule of third” …..
    Pawan “Use fastest shutter speed and higher aperture value. to take this shot”
    Thank you so much for the tips ….

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