There are a lots of place to hike in Nepal and one of them is Kulekhani. After traveling about nineteen kilometers from Kathmandu you will reach a middle mountain zone of Makwanpur, the place called Kulekhani.
It is the first and the largest man-made lake prepared for the Kulekhani Hydro Project. We were a team of nine and headed towards Thankot.
In this hike I got to connect with a lot of awesome people. Walking with Prasanna dai and Surya Bhandari was real fun. I can’t forget the rap-debates I had with Sawan dai. Pawan dai, the all-time hero of Makwanpur, Rishi dai’s famous Rishipaedia and Sagun dai’s photography. I would like to thank Sushma didi for buying apples and oranges in Thankot as they proved to be invaluable during the hike. Anil dai who enjoyed noodles along with the seasonings. I am also very thankful to Deepak dai who picked up and dropped us off as late as half past ten in the evening.
Saturday, July 5, 2014. The day scheduled for hiking from Kulekhani to Markhu. Being the first hike for most of us, we were very enthusiastically looking forward to it. As per the pre-informed schedule, we gathered at Deerwalk premises at 7:00 AM and were off to destination at about 7:15 AM.
It’s always great to move away from schedule. Doing same things over and over again makes everyone monotonous. I was very excited to go hiking as it was my first time. Our hiking destination was Kulekhani. Kulekhani is a beautiful and panoramic landscape situated in Makwanpur district.
After catching our route we headed towards Simbhanjyang. Some of us started to walk fast as we were hungry and getting cold. We reached Simbhanjyang at 4:00 pm and stayed at a small hotel. We had some food there and headed for Daman. After walking for half an hour we reached Daman and managed to stay in a hotel
Kulekhani is a village development committee in Makwanpur District in the Narayani Zone of southern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 2972 people living in 535 individual households The Kulekhani watershed is located 50 km southwest of Kathmandu and is the source of water for the Kulekhani reservoir, which supplies water to two hydropower plants ($120 million total investment). When the reservoir was completed in 1982, it had a 100 year design life based on projected sedimentation rates. Unfortunately, due to high erosion rates and landslides in the watershed,
Twelve of us left Kathmandu through Nagdhunga by making commitment to follow the rules and regulations of the trip as per one of our members decision. We agreed and started making jokes and singing famous Nepalese songs. All teammates joined in, making the atmosphere livelier. We use a popular “THEGO” as “HASAUNCHA BUDA LE” throughout the trip. After reaching Naubise,we had a heavy lunch in the same hotel as we used to have breakfast earlier.