|Title||Skipping Leech Therapy|
|Duration (hrs)||4 hrs.|
|Distance (km)||8 kms|
|Hike coordinator||Abishesh Joshi|
|Participants||Abishesh Joshi, Amit Nepal, Asim Shrestha, Jehen Joshi, Pawan KC, Ravi Sharma, Surendra Maharjan|
|Photos by||Abishesh Joshi, Asim Shrestha, Pawan KC, Ravi Sharma|
|Captions by||Amit Nepal, Asim Shrestha, Jehen Joshi, Pawan KC, Ravi Sharma|
|Report by||Surendra Maharjan|
|Creative Support||Dijup Tuladhar, Prerana Pradhan, Sangharsha Bhattarai|
I was very much excited as this was going to be my first hike from D2. Although it was raining the whole morning, I, with Pawan, waited for the D2 van at Gwarko chowk, as we were planning to hike from Lamatar to Godavari. A cup of tea, in the wet morning, while waiting for D2 van, with the excitement of my first D2 hike was what I needed to cool my head down.
At Aaround 8 am, the van reached at Gwarko. Probably due to the continuous raining, the number of hikers was quite fewer than expected. As it began to rain quite heavily, we made slight change in to our plan. Instead of hiking from Lamatar to Godavari, we planned to hike somewhere around Dakshinkali side. Without wasting time, we headed towards Dakshinkali.
Around 8:30 am, we stopped at Taudaha Lake, the only lake in Central Nepal which is known to harbor more than 40 varieties of birds mostly dependent on wetlands. At Lasun restaurant (on the other side of the lake), we sat to have light breakfast. After fulfilling our hunger, the camera personnel’s (Ravi, Abishesh and Asim) started taking some photographs of the pristine lake.
Then we drove ahead and at around 9:30, we reached Dakshinkali from where we planned to hike all the way through Pharping to some top hill resort. At that time, the weather was partly cloudy and turned out to be a nice day to hike and we felt that it was a wise decision that we changed our plan to hike to a instead of going to Lamatar, where we were supposed to go initially. We left the van and started hiking to our destination. After hiking for a while, we went through different short cuts instead of taking muddy road. It was slightly steep and slippery as well. Many of our folks were about to fall but luckily nobody fell. We stopped on the way for a while and took a break, except Pawan Dai (the newly born photographer) who was busy in capturing snaps of tired hikers, and of course the scenic beauty. After a while we again moved ahead to our destination. Around 1:30 PM, we finally reached the Resort. The view of Himalayan ranges were was awesome and even the crowded city looked good. All of us were quite hungry after the hike. Around 2.30pm we had sufficient lunch which made us feel sleepy and everyone had took a nap in the Lawn outside, except Ravi who was busy taking photographs of different insects that were present in different plants. After having a sound sleep we woke up and suddenly it was time to go. No one wanted to leave the place but we had to. We liked the location so much that some of us wanted to go to the resort again.
All in all we had a great time and thanks to the organizer Abishesh for organizing such a wonderful hike.
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- 01 Its raining outside
- 02 Taudaha on Sunday morning
- 03 waiting for us
- 04 Welcome to LASUN Cafe
- 05 Breakfast n snap time say cheez
- 06 Dakshinkali Temple
- 07 Holy Sound
- 08 the other side of Dakshinkali
- 09 Tathastu..
- 10 Bam Bam Bhole..
- 11 World war III
- 12 Here comes the gadget man
- 13 Amit taking the lead
- 14 CONVERSE..Can be used anywhere..at any place..Dhing ting ta dhing…
- 15 Hikers for the day
- 16 Cameraman in action
- 17 Pure blues..
- 18 Lets take some short cuts
- 19 C`mn guys ..Keep u`r head high..
- 20 Following the shortcuts
- 21 Could you guys climb a little slow
- 22 left behind
- 23 From the eyes of the lens
- 24 Nature at it best
- 25 The alive ones after III world war..;)
- 26 Gearing up
- 27 Pawan KC at his best
- 28 ehh hajur Namasakar hajur
- 29 can you count the strands
- 30 tired and exhausted
- 31 Surendra leading on his first hike..Keep it up..
- 32 The Trail
- 33 the curve way but we took shortcuts
- 34 little more ..come on u can do it
- 35 Sight Seeing
- 36 TGIS–Thank God it`s Sunday
- 37 Touch the sky
- 38 A nice place to have food n scenary in one package
- 39 Monastery all over
- 40 No matter where i go..u`r always here with me…
- 41 Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder..Despite looking crowded..looks awsome…
- 42 Green is the color
- 43 little mushroom
- 44 Hey Darling! Don`t hide..u`r my model of the day…
- 45 View from hattiban resort
- 46 Natural Camouflage