Theme: Community Service (later changed to Sano Sansaar)
Hiking Route: Dakshin Kali – Pharping – Hattiban – Jai Nepal Cinema Hall
Hike Coordinator: Niraj Shah
Day: September 14th, 2008
Team: Bhaskar Shrestha, Prabin Shakya, Sanjeet Baidya, Pradipna Gautam, Niraj Shah, Abishesh Joshi
Photos By: Team: Bhaskar Shrestha, Prabin Shakya, Sanjeet Baidya, Pradipna Gautam, Niraj Shah, Abishesh Joshi
Report By: Abishesh Joshi/ Niraj Shah
Caption By: Niraj Shah/Abishesh Joshi
Creative Support: Pallavi/Dijup
The excitement of next day’s hike was so overwhelming that I couldn’t sleep the whole night. But somehow I managed to get some sleep late in the night only to be woken up by the alarm ring that I had set for 5:30 am. I was excited and yet nervous about the treacherous trail that we would be taking. We were to scale uphill to Hattiban (Elephant Hill) and then hike downhill to Pharping Bus Park. So then, with constant anxiety, I arrived at the office premises at around 6:00 am only to have to wait another 45 minutes before everyone came in. We then packed our bags with notebooks and pencils that were to be distributed at some local school on the way as a part of the community service – the hiking theme.
So at 7:00 am, we all got into the office van and set out for a supposedly tough hiking trip. After traveling for about half an hour, we stopped by at Tau Daha, our first hiking stop, for a light breakfast where we ate and drank energizing stuffs like egg and milk and bread…
CUT… GUYS CAN’T YOU COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAN THIS…
So then, after that clichéd story about the way one person felt about the hike, we all did sleep pretty well the previous night; probably most of us were under some alcoholic influence. It was suppose to be a hiking team of ten but some people were under more alcoholic influence than others and failed to show up the next day… with excuses like “dai, ma aja aauna bhyaunna hai”, “mero kaam paryo”, etcetera etcetera. Finally, when the office van left, there were six of us… continuously modifying the hiking route along the way.
The original plan was to hike up to the Hattiban Resort and then walk down hill to Pharping. But the sudden change of plan led us to Dakshin Kali from where we started the actual walk. The so called tough hike was not as tough as we walked along the pitched road… well only up to Pharping. From then on the trail started getting tougher as we took on the hills of Pharping that led to Hattiban. The distance from Pharping to Hattiban wasn’t the longest hiking trail but we did take our time, stopping now and then, throwing jokes at each other, and looking for any school on the way. What we were not aware of was that Sunday, 14th September 2008 was Indra Jatra (Festival of the God Of Rain) and all the schools in the valley were closed. The note books and pencils that we intended to distribute were inside our backpacks throughout the way ?. With heavy bag packs, we finally scaled the Hills of Hattiban and reached Hattiban Resort in about 3.5 hours. The light breakfast we had at Tau Daha was just enough to get us to Hattiban Resort and by the time we got to Hattiban we were all starving to death. Had there been no resort at the top of the hill, the story would have turned out to be like the plane crash in Andes where survivors ate their not so lucky comrades.
Having filled our empty stomachs and resting for a while we scaled down for about an hour down to the road where the ‘D2 Van’ was waiting. Oh… what a lovely sight …ha ha ha J. This surely was not one of those tough hikes, but having a close group of people made it an ‘Absolute Fun’.
0 thoughts on “Hiking from Dakshin Kali to Pharping via Hattiban and Jai Nepal Cinema Hall”
roshan, if you look at it closely, all those ‘mouthy’ captions are deliberate.
pictures r gr8 but all the captions r mouthy.u should find a good english speaker to change the caption from “forrest gump”.no link between running in phurping and handicapped child.its only copy cat
Aba dashain pachi GYM jaaney 😀 😀
Niraj & Bhaskar …Find the nearest gym ASAP ….D2 can’t afford to loose you 🙂
yeah…no retakes on shot 45…. and 50 – hanging by a thread – awesome macro, Prabin.
nice writeup 🙂
and ya “27 Ascent to Hattiban begins” my fav shot. Looks like a painting.
“45 Jet Li wannabe” wata timing… was that the first take?
53 is a very good shot.
‘50 Hanging by a thread’ – Definitely award winning shot!
belly boys harulai jumla tir lagera besmari bhari bokaunu parne – alchi mora haru lai masu ra raksi napacheko jasto chha – yeso kam garnu ni ke pet halera baseka
Landscape shots are wonderful. I wish there were some human figures or any prop to trigger an interesting story within. Sky seems so amiable and weather just perfect for landscape photography. You guys must have had great hike. Most pictures are very good in term of quality, which I guess will tempt many budding photographer to try DSLR and fast lenses.
Dear ‘OShutterBugWhereArtThou?’ thank you for waiting to my ‘rating’. It’s my pleasure to rate pictures here in EU Features posting and I do learn a lot while doing so. By the way, I request not to take my personal rating as 100% correct. My sole judgment may not evaluate the real feeling photographer has for her/his creation because every photographer is a unique artist, with a distinctive style and perception. And never to forget that there are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs like ‘Ansel Adams’ said. That’s why keep pushing the shutter wherever you go.
Okay here is Shutterbug’srating.
Perfect Shot: ’18 Sadhu’, ‘ 46 Still a long way to go’ and ’27 Ascent to Hattiban begins’
Nature’s Best Shot: ’50 Hanging by a thread’
Hilarious Shot: ’36 belly boys’
Lazy Shot: ’14 Garlands for the Goddess – On the way to Dakshin Kali Temple’ and ’31 Armed and ready to shoot’
Prize Winning Shot: ’50 Hanging by a thread’
d2 ka keta haru H1 visa paye chi k k na hola bhanthane, pet bokayera pathauda rahechan
Waiting for shutterbug’s photo rating… 🙄
Daami report yaar!!
hahaha kungfu panda – aba d2 le euta movie banaune bho
The hiking theme of the season was supposed to be community service isn’t it?
something is wrong with this hike….
was this hike or tour to ……….
Please try to be fear with the words…
EU ko home page ma featured section ko title wrong bhayo.
photo 52 pani
Photo 61 : Raju timro daat moti jasto chamkekiyeko cha…
Ma naayera dhoka diye i am sorryyyyyyyyyy missed one of the besttttttttttttt hike………….
i lost 2 kgs hahahahahahaha
yet another beeeeessssssssssssstttttt hike …(© & ® kpandey)
Bessssssssssssssssssst Hikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee once again……….
Sano sansar and sano hike.. seems with much fun 🙂
“D2 ko keta haru le bacha pauna lagye cha its a matter ko male pregnency yek ajna le Hatti jasto yekajana le boka jatro ”
Data Processing ma bug aako ni 🙂
D2 ko keta haru le bacha pauna lagye cha its a matter ko male pregnency yek ajna le Hatti jasto yekajana le boka jatro
D2 ma naya ako lai samjira ne !!!!!!!!! kuch baat samaj ma aye Nay nepal ma lusuka jane manchay kaam paryo vanera Hiking na ako
” No D2Social Work. School, Student, D2copies & pencils”
No D2 ko natak….he he he
euti 3 mahina ko ra arki chai 6 mahina naghe ko bha jasto cha
aba ho ni, pyaar me kabhi kabhi aisa hota rahecha. ….ke garne..paapi maan…
@36 tyaha bhitra ka ek aapas maa k kura gardai holan hai ❓
Sanjeet must be dreaming of someone who just left D2…isn’t it Sanjeet? ho ..tapai nai hanumaan ..tapai kai puchaar laamo cha hai 🙂
No D2Social Work. School, Student, D2copies & pencils.
aba jai nepal nai pugisake pachhi tyahako photo haru pani rakheko bhaye hunthyo ajha ma bhanchhu video nai rakheko hunthyo. cinema maa pani herna paainthyo haamile aahaa katti majje EU batai cinema ko majja 😆
moto bhaye pani kungfu kick ramro chha
57 -> Dreaming of …. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 🙂
45 => kung fu panda