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Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini
Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini
Steven

Pragya Ratna Bajracharya


A hike we'll remember for a very long time.


Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

1. Having breakfast @ Sankhu bazar

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

2. A snap with Jhaakris

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

3. Healing Jhaakri Beat and Dance

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

4. Encounter with a Jhaakri (Traditional Healer)

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

5. Shree Ganeshaaye Namaha

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

6. A Risky Journey

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

7. A small waterfall

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

8. Men busy repairing Ghatta (a tradional water driven spinning machine)

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

9. Truss engineering

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

10. Seems lost in woods

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

11. A beautiful member of nature

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

12. Hiking is not Easy. Come on, Hurry up!

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

13. reaching high in the open sky

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

14. Flowers ready to bloom

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

15. An old man seems with no worries

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

16. Stony highway leading to Pauwa

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

17. Seven of us

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

18. guys getting ready to jump from 20ft wall

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

19. PragyaB on the move

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

20. A little snacks on the way

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

21. Our target school

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

22. Distributing copies and Pencils

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

23. Innocence with hopes

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

24. Nishchal donating stationeries to kids

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

25. A student orating on the essence of education II

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

26. Special gifts for their volunteering speech

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

27. I spoke on importance of education.. got rewarded

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

28. Without education every thing is dark

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

29. New items added to class room

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

30. Hanging charts in class II

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

31. Hanging charts in class III

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

32. Let me help

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

33. Distributing playing items

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

34. Distributing playing items

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

35. Donating books and sports accessories to the school

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

36. Maximum utlization

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

37. let`s play in group

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

38. football was the center of attraction

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

39. I can be the national champion

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

40. students excited for a group photo

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

41. Thank you for gifts

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

42. Ready 1..2..3....

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

43. Let me fly higher...

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

44. Mahesh and Rajendra trying some stunts

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

45. Ban, Nepal ko Dhan. Let`s preserve it!

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

46. Descending one after another

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

47. Hey....are they ascending or descending!!!

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

48. Close Up of spiky caterpillar

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

49. A beautiful regal flower

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

50. SureshT quenching his thirst

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

51. Sanchai hunuhunchha Aamai...

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

52. Visit to Salinadi Power Plant

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

53. 232KW production

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

54. A water turbine in operation

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

55. Curious RajendraB...

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

56. All set to take-off

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

57. Rejoicing in the fields

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

58. Dazzling green paddy fields overshadowed by dark clouds

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

59. A rice straw waiting for a shower

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

60. Team [NishchalS, SureshT, IshworM, RajendraB, PragyaB, PrajwalS, MaheshR]

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

61. In the midst of Pine Forest

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

62. I am waiting for renovation

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

63. Gunabahal Temple at Bajra Yogini

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

64. In Front of Gunabahal Temple

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

65. Acquiring history of Bajrayogini

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

66. Stairway to Bajrayogini Temple

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

67. Adhesive and cohesive forces of nature

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

68. How weighty am I...

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

69. An attic house with shed As a continuation to the “Community Service” theme based hiking, this week we took a trip to Sankhu, a small historical town situated approx. 25 km north east of Kathmandu. Although we were supposed to be a group of 13, only 7 of us could manage to be a part of the hike that day. Passing through the busy and dusty area, we reached to a peaceful area of Sankhu at around 9 AM. After having breakfast at Sankhu bazaar, we headed towards Lapsephedi, the base of Jersingh Pouwa. Local villagers, including Dhami- Jhakris [Traditional Healers], were gathered in the main bazaar for participating in a local festival there.

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

70. Many thanks to Ram dai

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

71. Tired hikers heading for home...

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

72. Different shades of the cloud

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

73. Shree Kalika Sharan Secondary School We intially had a plan to visit the local school at Lapshiphedi but unfortunately the school was off due to local festival. So we decided to visit the high school at Jarsingh Pauwa. We reached our destination Shree Kalika Sharan Secondary School; Jersingh Pauwa at around 12:30pm.This school stands as major institution in that locality, and is influenced by Tamang students and culture. We found the excitement among the students over there, might be thinking as if there is going to happen some special function.

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

74. Thanks d2..we knew the importance of speaking As our tradition, we distributed copies and pencils among students of primary level, from Grade I to VI. We also conducted a small talk program on “IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION” in three different classes. Total of 6 enthusiastic students spoke brilliantly on the assigned topic. The expressed views were so practical that it got us spellbound. We presented them with a special gift for their participation. We also distributed additional books and sport accessories to the school. Seeing the students play on the school ground with the accessories we provided brought a sense of great joy to all of us. Teachers supporting our visit seemed excited, as well.

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

75. Indeed....Small is Beautiful We visited 232KW ‘Salinadi Power Plant’ at Lapsephedi; named after a religiously famous river Salinadi where thousands of devotees offer Pooja and recite the Swasthani manuscript every day throughout the month-long Brata. “Small is beautiful” written on the board, of course it was beautiful. The technical officer of the plant was very friendly and helpful. He explained the functioning and the other aspects of the plant. We came to know that the power generated from that plant is connected to the national power grid. We heard that there are so many micro hydro power plants throughout Nepal but observed closely for the first time. Since it was a little early to return home, the team decided to visit the BajraYogini Temple, just half an hour away from Lapsephedi.

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

76. Approaching the temple premises Upon reaching the temple, we rested there for about half an hour. During the stay, we visited the main temple and then participated in a mini photo session before moving downwards the well maintained stairs of the temple. We then headed back to the Sankhu Bazaar.

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

77. Jaya Bageshwori The ride back to home was exceptionally quiet this time.We were all recollecting our energies back and relaxing our overworked leg muscles. Nischal Dai, on the other hand, was busy in site-seeing and photography on our way back. The smooth road at Sankhu soon lead to the bumpy roads at Jorpati, and this time these bumps were not doing well on our tiring bodies. We stopped at Sinamangal at a local Thakali restaurant for our lunch at around 5pm. Even though this week’s trip was not as physically demanding as compared to some of the past hikes, we were able to cover community service and a visit to the Bajrayogini temple, and of course delicious meal at a Thakali restaurant. Yum!! Hats off to all the brains involved in conjuring up such a motivational theme. Let the feeling of communal service prosper in future hikes as well.

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

78. Big Chain holding the bridge

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

79. Sesh Naag revered

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

80. Again seven of us The physical exertion was momentarily forgotten, eclipsed by a sense of accomplishment. Our contribution was not even equivalent to a drop of water in the sea, but still the smiles on the faces of the children, during our informal program, meant a lot. As we left school and returned, we were unanimous about the idea of integrating community service as a part of all upcoming hikes.

Hiking from Sankhu Bazaar to Lapsephedi via JersinghPauwa and Bajrayogini

81. Another hike starts to Bajra Yogini Temple As we followed the route to the temple, the physical exertion started to take its toll again. The uphill route and growing hunger got us grounded momentarily on our way. Finally a few gulps of water and we were ready again for the final climb towards the temple.