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Hiking from Fulchoki to Lakuri Bhanjyang

Route Driving (Kathmandu >> Fulchoki), Hiking (Phulchowki >> Lakhure Bhanjhyang)
Date December 21, 2014
Hike Duration 4 hrs
Coordinator Sujit Shakya
Participants Apsana Lamsal, Dheeraj Pandey, Hikmat Dhamee, Mamta Pariyar, Narayan Chalise, Nitish Maharjan, Richa Aishwarya, Sandeep Rajbhandari, Sanjeev Kumar Tamang, Santosh Kumar Sah. Sujit Shakya, Surya Bhandari, Sushil Dahal
Report By Sandeep Rajbhandari, Santosh Kumar Shah
Photos By Surya Bhandari
Creative Support Kanchan Raj Pandey
Edited By Ankita Dev

Santosh Kumar ShahSantosh Kumar Sah
A hiking trip to Fulchoki. It was supposed to start from the outskirts of Fulchoki which would end at the communication tower situated at the top of the hill. Expecting the nature to take over with the sights of lush green terrace farming, snow clad mountains and snow all around us. We left for Godawari and had some breakfast near Satdobato. As we went, there was no sign of what we all had been expecting. This time, the mid December had been warm enough to melt all the snow on our way. Hiking was supposed to start about 5km ahead of the top, but with fine road and about an hour full of laughter and interesting discussions, we had already reached to the top. The communication tower had been just 69 meters away from us. We all burst into laugh. We had a short break there. The view was amazing and the air was clean. The scenery from the top of the hill was astonishing. After that there was a sudden change in plans and we decided to hike from Fulchoki to Lamatar passing through Lakhure Bhanjyang. We had some snack and with a little bit of stretching, carrying some water and juice, and kurmure our hike started at around 11:30am.

We walked for about three hours through dense forest. Cool weather, sound of running streams and above it all, quite an easy trails to reach Lakhure bhanjyang. There was a small school made out of local materials with a pond in front of it. We rested there for a while.

There were three girls in our group who were as enthusiastic and sporting as guys were.

There were three girls in our group who were as enthusiastic and sporting as guys were. We had some lunch on a small khaja pasal (snack shop) where we had delicious sukuti (dry meat).

The hike was coming to an end as we headed towards Lamatar, our destination of the hike. This has been a beautiful and memorable hike. The fellow team members were really amazing and candid. The hike was coming to an end, but the memories attached to it will always be cherished. I really wish to have more hikes like this in the upcoming future. Thank you Deerwalk for making it possible, such an amazing hiking culture where you have fun, get exercise and total refreshment. Hurray!

Sandeep RajbhandariSandeep Rajbhandari
I love going out of my way, beyond what I know. So, I was quite excited with the trip to Fulchoki.

Early morning when I opened my eyes, as usual, I was way behind my schedule. I needed to hurry to catch up my schedule. I was picked up at Koteshwor by our van from where we headed to Satdobato for our breakfast. After breakfast we start our trip to Fulchoki. We had planned to walk few km away from the destination, but when we walked out of the van we were just 69 meters away from our destination. We took a few photographs at Fulchoki and then we decided to walk to Lakhure Bhanjyang.

After taking necessary foods and water we started our hike. Walking through steep slopes and slippery way was difficult, but the cool climate was helping us to get over it. After walking for about 2 hours we reached a small school where we enjoyed playing see-saw and took some rest. Reaching to Lakhure Bhanjyang had been just half way. Now we had to move to Lamatar, our destination. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed.