Hiking from Thali to Lamachaur

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Participants: Amulya, Anjana, Sangeeta, Surendra and Vishnu.
Date: Sunday, 2nd Oct, 2005
Route: Thali to Lamachaur
Duration: Six and half an hour
Distance: 18 kms
Photo: Team
Caption: VishnuK
Report: VishnuK

To seek peace in silence, we gathered on Sunday 2nd of October at morning, placidly to commence our day for the excursion. While we were waiting for others we couldn’t keep ourselves idle, so some of us began to play table tennis. Some generous soul was making tea for us. During tea was prepared rest others arrived and we shared the tea together and thanks to those hand who made tea for us.

We were purposed to hike on route from Nagarkot to Sankhu instead we decided to go onto other route and we reached a place called Thali by a cab and got off from the cab then began our journey. We started off with a sloppy trail heading towards Sundarijal, wandering through fertile field of mixed vegetation for next one and half an hour of walking, we reached at Sundarijal. On our way, it was wonderful experience to see the farmers working in a calm manner in their field. When we reached Sundarijal we had to stroll for half an hour as it was a market area. As soon as we cross the market we reached close to the jungle area from where we began to climb on gentle steep hill. On the summit of steep there was check post where we bought the ticket to enter Sunderijal forest preservation and we had to open the our bags to security guard for security cause. After 20 minutes of walk down the hill there was temple of Sundari Mai Goddess. Surendra suggested us to pay homage to the Goddess and we agreed and followed his advice to pay homage to Goddess.

Then we came back to the track to proceed further. Although we were unaware of the route but lured by the charm of beautiful forest and we were compelled to roam for some time. We came across a water fall formed by Bagamati River where we stayed for a while. Then we moved to climb up, after a short while we reached Hotel called Karma where we tempted to take some refreshment and we did.

After quenching our thirst along with natural view we again kicked off to climb Mulkharkha village on a steep hill trail, on this semi natural stairs we walked for one hour and fifteen minutes, which led us to Lamachaur. In fact Lamchaur is a route to go to Chisapani which is very famous place for hikers to visit. Unfortunately, we did not had a enough time to go ahead and enjoy Chisapani surrounding but with thought of reaching the place some day we climbed down Mulkharkha bottom where the hotel Karma seemed waiting for us and we could not overlook it, so we decided to have the lunch. We asked hotel owner to prepare lunch for us. It was very pleasant to see the owner picking fresh pumpkin from her vegetable garden to cook as our vegetable for our lunch. We all felt that it was a great honor to us. After enjoying the delicacy we moved backing towards Sunderijal. On arrival at the place we boarded a bus to Kathmandu. Finally, we reached office around 5 PM. and again played table tennis for while and then decided to disperse.

In addition, to my team mates:

“Here with a loaf of bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of wine, a book of Verse and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness
And Wilderness is Paradise enow” (Edward Fitzerald on Omar Khayyam)

Mustard of the Season
01 Mustard of the Season
Commence from Thali
02 Commence from Thali
Fertile Sundarijal Valley (Floriculture farm)
03 Fertile Sundarijal Valley (Floriculture farm)
Looking at the Floriculture farm
04 Looking at the Floriculture farm
Surendra walking on Sundarijal paddy fields
05 Surendra walking on Sundarijal paddy fields
Keeping pace with surendra
06 Keeping pace with surendra
The skillful farmer prepares the field for potato
07 The skillful farmer prepares the field for potato
Crossing Bagmati river
08 Crossing Bagmati river
Hardworking women
09 Hardworking women
Pondering in the paddy field
10 Pondering in the paddy field
Sangita glad to be putting on her shoes back
11 Sangita glad to be putting on her shoes back
Chopper hovers over Sundarijal
12 Chopper hovers over Sundarijal
Surendra waking up Anjana
13 Surendra waking up Anjana
The scoolboy with his bag
14 The scoolboy with his bag
Buddhist stupa watching keeping the peaceful eye on the valley
15 Buddhist stupa watching keeping the peaceful eye on the valley
The only turkey in Sundarijal
16 The only turkey in Sundarijal
The camping site - anybody want to stay for the night
17 The camping site – anybody want to stay for the night
Bagmati river behind the Sundarijal Valley
18 Bagmati river behind the Sundarijal Valley
Happy Campers
19 Happy Campers
The Gereniun goes well with dried garlic goe
20 The Gereniun goes well with dried garlic goe
Ascending towards the Sundarijal hill
21 Ascending towards the Sundarijal hill
Walking on the rocky trail ( wondering where my life is leading)
22 Walking on the rocky trail ( wondering where my life is leading)
Silhouette of evergreen Sundarijal tree.
23 Silhouette of evergreen Sundarijal tree.
Sangeeta feeding brownies to the wild fishes
24 Sangeeta feeding brownies to the wild fishes
off the rocky trail, on to brick stairs
25 off the rocky trail, on to brick stairs
Group pose against the Syalmati falls
26 Group pose against the Syalmati falls
Thus Syalmati dances away
27 Thus Syalmati dances away
Taking a much needed rest along with Syalmati
28 Taking a much needed rest along with Syalmati
Have a rest and a smile
29 Have a rest and a smile
Worms eye view fo the Syalmati falls
30 Worms eye view fo the Syalmati falls
Vishnu does not want to leave Syalmati
31 Vishnu does not want to leave Syalmati
Looking through the hills toward Thali
32 Looking through the hills toward Thali
Jungle trail with Buddhist chandlers
33 Jungle trail with Buddhist chandlers
Where is Vishnu
34 Where is Vishnu
Another look at Sundarijal paddy fields below
35 Another look at Sundarijal paddy fields below
Just look at how far above we have come
36 Just look at how far above we have come
A welcome sign
37 A welcome sign
An old summer palace from the Rana period
38 An old summer palace from the Rana period
On the way to Sundari Mai temple
39 On the way to Sundari Mai temple
Surendra quietly talking with Sundari Mai
40 Surendra quietly talking with Sundari Mai
It is hard to tell what the Goddess said to Surendra
41 It is hard to tell what the Goddess said to Surendra
Ladies want to get a taste of Bagmati river
42 Ladies want to get a taste of Bagmati river
Sangeeta don't do that - D2 will pay you better
43 Sangeeta don’t do that – D2 will pay you better
Boys pose at the camera as the girls ponder
44 Boys pose at the camera as the girls ponder
Bagmati dances wild
45 Bagmati dances wild
Should I push her
46 Should I push her
Surendra glows in the midday sun
47 Surendra glows in the midday sun
Where did my body disappear... Surendra peeping out of the hole made by water current
48 Where did my body disappear… Surendra peeping out of the hole made by water current
Anjana QCing the local Cucumber
49 Anjana QCing the local Cucumber
Vishnu with Bagmati
50 Vishnu with Bagmati
Water doing the lambada
51 Water doing the lambada
Fantasic Four Walking towards Mulkharka
52 Fantasic Four Walking towards Mulkharka
Where do we go from here
53 Where do we go from here
Hotel with a beautiful view
54 Hotel with a beautiful view
I better keep my mouth shut while Sangeeta is talking
55 I better keep my mouth shut while Sangeeta is talking
A story from Sangeeta
56 A story from Sangeeta
Dahlia
57 Dahlia
Millet terrace
58 Millet terrace
The first boy waiting for everybody else.
59 The first boy waiting for everybody else.
Looking at the Okharni Village
60 Looking at the Okharni Village
Another view
61 Another view
A closer look at the village palace
62 A closer look at the village palace
The tranquil evergreen hill
63 The tranquil evergreen hill
Dashain preparation
64 Dashain preparation
On the way down
65 On the way down
Woudn't you just love to live here
66 Woudn’t you just love to live here
Easy way down
67 Easy way down
Burning eyes of the squirrel
68 Burning eyes of the squirrel
Squirrel on the way down
69 Squirrel on the way down
The tempting signboard invites
70 The tempting signboard invites
Feast of the hike at Karma Hotel
71 Feast of the hike at Karma Hotel
The Natural Reservoir - Sundari Jal
72 The Natural Reservoir – Sundari Jal
Pine forest
73 Pine forest
Beyound Sundari Jal
74 Beyound Sundari Jal
Grand pa paints for Dashain
75 Grand pa paints for Dashain
Surendra picking flowers for Sangeeta's Grand Mother's Birthday
76 Surendra picking flowers for Sangeeta’s Grand Mother’s Birthday
Soothing Green telling us goodbye for the day
77 Soothing Green telling us goodbye for the day
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