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Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan
Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan
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John Cassella


 Sunday started out cloudy but by the time the team of highly motivated. Deerwalk hikers made it to the summit at the peak of the centuries old temple it had cleared. Lava took the crew on a side trip to Kathmandu University where they were treated to a nice breakfast of chapatis, parathas and eggs rolls at one of Lava’s old haunts. Although more than 12 years out of university the team heard tall tales of student misadventures and of early morning ascents of Lava through the jungle where cheetahs roamed around. To work off the fine breakfast the hikers set off on their journey. The short climb had two very different approaches. For the fit and fearless there were seven sets of marble staircases which made for a very direct and steep climb. For “with age comes wisdom” part of the team the journey was made on a dirt road which weaved its way to the summit and except for the occasional school bus proved to be a very pleasant. It was clear so were able to enjoy the scenery. Upon returning to the base we enjoyed a typical Nepali chicken lunch washed down with some typical Kentucky and German beverages. This feast was followed by a heavy metal song fest lead by our resident Metallica guitarist. 

 One of the most wonderful moments shared by the team walking steep uphill and then coming back and having delicious meal and drinks. The highly passionate guys showed all their spirits and enjoyed taking great snaps shown here. There was a great dancing and singing and listening to best songs. The nature helped us by clearing just in time. Rupesh the great, Aawart the artist, Jeevan the life, Kapil the bud, Narendra the norm, Santosh the satisfying, Lava the love, Kanchan the pure, Manish the monkey, John the pope, Arjun the fighter made all moments lively full of enigma, charm, merry and special.


Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

1. breakfast before the hike started

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

2. Bird planning for the day

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

3. John Casella

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

4. Lunch is ordered and will be ready by the time we get back from the hike

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

5. shall we move now

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

6. Stopped by to buy some oranges

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

7. there are no short cuts only better ways

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

8. The tower

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

9. on the way to Kali Mandir

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

10. Group photo before we move on with the hike

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

11. Finally we reached our destination

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

12. Smile please

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13. Hikers from Deerwalk

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14. Students on a picnic

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

15. Back from the hike and time for Lunch

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

16. Lets talk about Genomics

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

17. Do you see that person

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18. Happy Faces

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19. This picture need no caption

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

20. WooW WooW....Lava Brand.

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

21. lets move on to our next destination

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

22. Those are not real

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23. Hot selling items

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24. Souvenir

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25. On the way to Changu Narayan

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26. Bells

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27. One of the trademarks from Nepal

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28. Preparing for the exam

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29. Shy village girl

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30. Puppy

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31. Under construction

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32. Practice Parade Ground of Nepal Army, Board Stating, If we Practice well here, we will win there

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

33. The Typical DhungeDhara at Changu Narayan ( Source of drinking Water)

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

34. Site Map of ChanguNarayan

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

35. 'Dallu', Called in Local Language, Used as lamp in Temple

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

36. Pipe ready for Surprise Water Supply

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

37. Entrance to Changu Narayan Temple

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38. Changu Narayan Temple

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

39. on the way Changu Narayan

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

40. Jump of joy, Wowowowow

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41. Inviting the Customers

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

42. Enjoy the music

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

43. Hey Mr. DJ put the record on

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44. Arts and Crafts

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45. The MileStone and Our Caravan

Hiking from Dhulikhel to Changu Narayan

46. Locals in Tourist Bus