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Hiking from Chapagaun to Saraswoti Kunda
Hiking from Chapagaun to Saraswoti Kunda

Date: May 18, 2008 Participants: Prajwal Hada, Sanjeet Baidya, Lava Kafle, Awanish Rajan, Samesh Joshi, Bikram Lal, Binod Raj Pathak, Ravi Sharma, Sashi Acharya, Subin Shrestha, Bikesh Babu Rajbanshi Hiking Route: Chapagaun-PIA-Lele-Thapagaun-Lele- Saraswoti Kunda Total Distance covered: 10 kms (approx) Duration: 4 hours Report By: BinodP Caption: AwanishR/RaviS Photos: Shashi/Shamesh/Awanish/Ravi Hiking Description:- It was almost 7:00 am of Sunday morning when all the hikers had arrived to Office. Previously, hike was planned from Budhanikantha to Shivapuri, but due to zero participation of lady hikers, we planned to do a bit tough hiking and chose the route of Chapagaun to Lele. At 7:10 am our office van picked us from office premises towards the hiking start point. As every hiker’s stomach was empty, we stopped at Jawalakhel and find hotel named “Badri ko Khaja Pasal”. After stomach was fully loaded, we again started our journey. After half and hour journey via Office van we reached to Chapagaun, the starting point of our hike. We took jungle way. There was no proper path that we can follow in jungle so we randomly moved discovering our own way. Though jungle way was very steep and difficult to climb up hills, we never lost our serenity. We were so lucky to taste delicious fruit in jungle i.e. “kafal”. Thanks to Binod and Awanish who managed themselves to climb “Kafal” tree and pick “kafal” for all. While we were having “Kafal”, “Kafle Lava” dai frightened every one saying “What will we do if Tiger comes here”. Everyone gave their views but Lava dai gave the most promising view. According to him, four of us will catch four legs of tiger, other two will catch its body, other two will catch its tail and remaining will pour alcohol i.e. beer in its mouth. After having beer, tiger will become “Jhaap” then we will take photo embracing it. Romantic talk was over; we began to climb up and up. We were lucky that weather was on our favor, atmosphere was cloudy so we didn’t feel too hot. After climbing hill for 45 minutes, we reached almost top. We did not find proper way to reach Lele. We used Hit and Trial method to find way to Lele. We decided to climb down the steep hill. The forest is of pine and ground is covered with its leaves which caused difficult to move down the steep path. We began to skate down. Almost all hikers fell once while skating down. Bikesh won first prize for falling down many times. Congratulation!!! Bikesh. After almost one hour skating practice we finally reached the main road. Later on we came to know that the name of area from where we began to skate is PIA. Environment of PIA is cool and naturally rich. From PIA we reached Lele village. As usual, we searched local school to distribute copy and pencil to students. Finally we found school named ‘Shree Maneshwori Primary School”. We distributed all copies and pencils to little students of that school and took some photos with them. There after we walked towards Thapagaun a nice village. People were busy in harvesting wheat from their fields. Moving through wheat field we reached to a lake with clean water. We washed our hands and feet there and took rest for a while. Still we had a lot of time so we decided to climb other hill of Lele. After another 45 minutes of walk through hill, we reached Lele Bazzar. Moving up through Lele Bazzar we reached Saraswoti Kunda our end point of hike. Everywhere we searched for a good hotel to have lunch. We were unable to find any suitable place. Finally we met Parwati didi who helped us finding the right hotel for our lunch. Ravi enjoyed talking with the 65 years old woman. She was having some food with us as well. After having lunch we were headed back to Kathmandu. It was really funny and humorous hike. 01-3 Pals ready to take on lele 02-excitement of Hiking 03-Heading toward Badri ko Khaja Pasal 04-Fuel Crisis 05-lets move guys 06-Someone might be watching us say hi to them 07-Start the hike 08-A Glimpse of Lalitpur district 09-Engineering skills of the machine 10-Lets take rest 11-We are the champions 12-two monkeys hunting for kaafal 13-The D2C 14-Destination not so far 15-lava dai- making plan how to protect from wilds in the jungle 16-Bikram's D 17-it was really cool weather 18-kasto hidna garo bha yespali 19-Help!Help! Please someone help me 20-Ohhhh my God ... ke vayo !!! come ongive some air to him 21-break time lets have some local cheeeezzzz 22-Big bite1 23-Big bite2 24-Big bite3 25-elephant bite 26-Ek se mera kya hoga 27-Is this enough for me 28-this much is enuff for my stomach 29-sanjeet dai- We must reach that hil, lava dai- no we have walked a long lets make it short 30-ohh noo how can i walk such a long distance 31-prajwal dai- come on lava ji we must go now 32-can someone lend me a bottle of waterplease 33-Bikesh n Shamesh on the way 34-Crawling down towards Bhairab Kunda 35-Follow meehh 36-Getting ready to slide 37-Finally ravi stopped sliding bikesh 38-Lost in the nature 39-Enjoying the jungle slide 40-Slide-1 41-Ready to take off 42-Slide -2 43-Simply beautiful 44-Hariyo baan Nepal ko dhan 45-lets walk school.. 46-Finally we found it 47-I got 2 pencils how much did u get 48-Thank you sir..audai garnu hola 49-Prajwal dai distributing copy n pencil to the principal of the school 50-Everybody say D2 51-two beautiful kids of lele 52-Photography at its best 53-Photography skills 54-Hey kasaile ta hamro photo khicha na yaar 55-Lets move on 56-Macro test 57-let them enjoy 58-Lava ji! Khola le bagaula hai 59-paile timi afnu jutta khola ani matrai ma mero arko jutta kholchhu 60-Resting brigde 61 62-What are these guys looking at 63-Our only food in the jungle 64-Mushroom 65-Mero photo chahi bullet aunu parchha hai 66-Three glass of dew 67-binod... i love hiking.. hiking is in my blood 68-Gahu ko bhari 69-Divine eyes of SAS NEPAL 70-Tiger Cheez time 71-It was such a nice place 72--Old house1 73-Old house2 74-Jooka just caught 75-Now no one lives there 76-Hills 77-Etta Bhatta 78-on the way to sarswati kunda 79-size of all three windows are same with the small door below 80-Shiva Temple our destination finally 81-Shiva Mandir 82-Happy Awanish after a long walk 83-eye catching fish of saraswati kunda 84-Parbati didi, who led us to the hotel 85-Finally all the guys love the same topic no age difference 86-Any wish before execution 87-Awareness board of LELE 88-dusty road of chapagaun 89-everybody enjoyed the hike

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