Hiking from Bhardev to Lamidanda
16th Sep 2007
Surendra Nath Adhikari, Sharad Pokharel, Chiranjib Karn, Kumar Kisalaya, Vishnu Kshetri, Kundan Khanal, Ritesh Khanal
Participants: Surendra, SharadP, Pankaj(guest), Chiranjib (FT), KumarK (FT), Vikshnu, KundanK and RiteshK
Route: Bhardev to Lamidanda
Date: Sunday, Sept 16, 2007
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Trip Doom: 11-Kilo meters
Report: KumarK and ChiranjibK
Photo: SharadP & Surendra
Creative Support: NishchalS
A busy Saturday, followed by a hike on Sunday, I dragged myself out of the bed early morning and reached office at around 6:45. This was going to be my first hike from D2 and I didn’t want to be late. We left office at around 7:30 and picked up Surendra, Kundan and Ritesh on the way. We had our breakfast at the Bakery Café in Jawalakhel and headed towards Lamadanda.
The 1 and ½ hrs drive to Lamadanda wasn’t all that bad despite the fact that road was in pretty bad shape. This was mainly due to Vishnu’s witty comments and hilarious conversation between Vishnu, Kundan , Surendra and Sharad.
We started our hike at around 10:00, with Vishnu making sure that we do not mistakenly take the easy route. The hike wasn’t too tough, but wasn’t smooth sailing either. We didn’t know the exact route and relied on Vishnu and Surendra’s experiences to find the way. Surendra’s occasional warnings on leeches, invariably followed by stories of ‘leech-attacks’ on previous hikes kept us charged up all along. The initial easiness of the hike was later made tougher by the slippery trails and extremely steep climbs.
After two hours climb, and about half an hour of descent, we reached the farm-house of an ex-minister, which we thought ended our hike. But Vishnu had other plans and decided to take us for a final spin. He chose the steepest possible way down to the road and many of us had to crawl on our way down. But once we made it to the Van, remembering the whole hike gave us a sense of achievement.
On our way back, we had our lunch at Jawalakhel. Amazingly enough, I wasn’t feeling all that tired. Maybe because the fun was worth the pain or maybe because getting close to Mother Nature simply rejuvenates your senses so you feel no pain but surely something to gain.
When I read about Hiking in EU first time ,I always used to get scared of thinking about the long journey to be covered by walk, in up and downs of hill. I used to think why the people are interested in hiking so much? What do they get of that? But Vishnu helped me to solve that puzzle by inviting me to hike last Sunday. Believe me that was real fun for us. We were eight including a friend of mine from outside D2. After one and half hour of drive we reach to the base of Lamidanda and after two long hour of climbing the hill we reached the farm house of “Keshar Bahadur Bisht”.In meantime we found a small temple where we relaxed for some time, got some snaps and resumed our interesting hiking again. While hiking, superb joke’s of our oldie bros used to refresh us all the time.
I must thank Vishnu who encouraged me to participate in such a beautiful event and I wish I would always get such an opportunity on coming days.
01 An admission of misdeeds-just for fun
02 Surendra in business
03 And here the world is in commercial activity
04 The costomers for particular product
05 The Khokana-one of old town in the valley
06 The Nakhkhu river
07 An organized series of acts and perfomances of our sisters and mothers
08 Lovely glimpse of CHHAMPEE
09 The walk begins at Bhardev
10 C++ - Clean and Chilled
11 MR. ROOSTER
12 Walking up to Baleshwor Mahadev
13 A walk in good-natured
14 Neta Jee Parade
15 Setback - the senses failed here
16 The hill on the right can be another excusion
17 The Bell devoted to Mahadev 52 years ago
18 In the name of feelings of being intimate
19 For the same Surendra joins here
20 Pankaj-the guest in the lead
21 NOT MUCH but affording pleasure
22 Feelingly FIVE
23 Chiranjib in a first move
24 Entering in Lamadanda Jungle
25 View of Bhardev Village
26 The pine plantation in respect to Nature
27 Remained foreclose to those hills
28 Marked by high spirits
29 Inside more deeper
30 Arrival at a new stage
31 Liliopsid genus - Calanthe- the ground orchid
32 Lofty in style
33 Sharadp_and l2r_ Pankaj-Chiranjib-KumarK
34 Happy to c d2-4 wheel
35 Lele to Bhardev High-Way
36 Lele village not very bright
37 Amazement by not being expected
38 Deliberate move
39 Surendra prepares for action
40 BUT his knapsack ran faster
41 KumarK on the followup
42 Dealing with in a routine way
43 Pleasant and agreeable art of RiteshK
44 Generously responsive act of KundanK to Bhai RiteshK
45 Bachau Prabhu Bachau......
46 Unfolding SharadP as he should be-flyBhaire-fly
47 Pankaj capable of being controlled
49 Patan and Kathmandu from Lele height
50 Surendra- well expressed and to the point
51 Tika Bhairab settlement
52 Lele farming and we passed over thosehills before
53 This meeting was different from earlier one
54 Eating and bit of drinking in a informal gathering- NICE & EASY!