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Hiking from Godavari to Lakuri Bhanjyang via Gundu

Participants : SiddhiK, ShashiA, SurendraA, RajendraS, DikeshJ, RejanK, AbisheshJ, LavaK, BasuD, ShishirA, VishnuK, BikramS, ShaileeG, TejasweeS, ManishaS, LalS, ShameshJ, DipinS, AnjanaS, KeshavB, ShalunP, MilanL, NishchalS, and PrabinS,
Route : Godavari to Lakuribhanjyang to undu
Time : 6 hours
Distance : 17 km (Appx)
Date : Sunday, Dec 24, 2006
Report : ShameshJ, ShalinP and ManishaS (Rookies)
Photos : NischalK
Captions : BinayN, VishnuK
Creative Support: BinayN

Mt. Dhaulagiri

Let’s Breath Free

Sunday morning, I used to be on my bed, sleeping, trying to convince my mom that I’m in deep sleep, but in reality I’m a Lazy Bone. For me to start in an early morning is like climbing Mount Everest. However, that day was different. I had given my word to join others.Therefore, after a struggle with myself, I was in front of the gate to our journey. The morning was chilling and I was fully prepared with my weapons. (Gloves, muffler, shocks, jacket, etc, etc).

We headed to our starting line, the Godawari around 8 and amazingly there was a huge numbers of crew, 24 (I guess coz I’m weak in remembering things) in a single Micro Bus. Hahaha it was quite a packed bus. Any way I always hate micros and busses, it always make me SICK, and that day was not an exception.

We reached Godawari at around 8:10 and filled our tummy with curd (actually it was so sweet) and egg, my breakfast of the day.Our journey to hill begun at 8:30 and guess what, some were already tired of looking on the way. It was a tough (for me) hike. Walking for 2 hours made me exhausted. Nevertheless, one thing was great, our team leader. He always waited for us, the POOR FOOLS, with great excitement and legs aching, we were heading up.

Our theme that day was to distribute some stationery to local school. On the way, we found a primary level school named “Chapakharke Primary School” established in 2039 in Vishankhu Narayan, Chapakharke, Lalitpur. It was a small school with bunch of local students. The scenery was marvelous. It was just great. There was a pond, a large ground, some of teammates did not miss the opportunity to kick the football and breath-taking scenery of mountain range made us feel different.The students seemed to be full of puzzled, excited and presented their innocence. It was a sweet mixture. We enjoyed their activities. Some were hiding and some trying to show them. Hahaha it was enjoyable.

Our journey was not over yet, the meeting with children gave us energy but our tummy was singing and dancing. On our way we stopped in ‘Adventure Tented camp & Country Kitchen’, lakhuri Bhanjyang, Pokhari Thumko for little snacks. Hahaha we heard there was only 1kilo of ‘ALOO’ and nothing else. Our hunger was increasing but we have to wait.

The view of mountain range was one of the popular talks of town. The wide snow, peaked mountain range, oh my god, it was superb. I was there admiring and watching and admiring and watching.Now our journey has to finish, so after a short break, we headed down. (Short path through woods). It was my first hike and I have to trust on myself. We have to crawl through fences. The trail was unnoticeable, and whole gang was marching down just like a trail of ants following one another.

Ahh!! It was a trail!!! Full of mud, ditches, and no way to go. We, the team were so determined and focused that we created one. It was a tough one, but we succeeded. Every body fell, every body were laughing, crying and ahhh… a great team. There was support, there was help, and I figured out “UNITE WE WIN”. The trail was full of slippery mud, thorny bushes and determined teammates. “Use your BUTT”, it was our favorite quote – hahaha, coz no one was able to walk straight.

After a breath-taking journey, we finally came to halt. Every body was tired but I heard some one telling “Hiking has just begun, I’m not tired”, that was the sprit man, that is the sprit.One thing is for sure, I love hiking and I love it. Hope my ass stops hurting until next time. However, lots of conflicts aroused during the trail, Let’s Enjoy Our Beautiful Nature, Let’s Smell our Warm Earth, Let’s Breath Free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 24-2006, my first day on hiking in D2- I can say it is my first formal and announced hiking as well. The route was from Godawari to Suryabinayak. Luckily, many colleagues were present. We were able to outnumbered the capacity of the D2 transport; amazingly 24 people were able to sit on 15 seats. This compactness provided extra warmth to fight the evil cold.

Prominently, I was the weakest human there as I was the only one quivering because of this brutal cold. Some people were in shorts – to my astonishment. However, more than shivering, I was worried more about my pace. The velocity of Surendra and Vishnu made me worried more. However, it gave me an ease to know that there were some first timers too.

We started climbing up around 8:30 am. My dear colleague Rajendra provided me some helpful tips for an effective hike – thanks to him. However, it worked until the first five minutes only. I did not last another minute. My heart pounded against my chest bones so hard that I could listen to it from outside- a one of a kind experience to me.

To struggle with the climbing I developed a theory from the story of “Tortoise and Rabbit”- walk two minutes and rest three minutes. I used to rest for three minutes and walked until I have the last drop of energy (which in spite of my endeavor did not last for more than two minutes). Surprisingly it worked- people who believe in “slow n’ steady win the race” might not agree. I reached the top defeating my own expectations. I was happy.

In retrospect, I enjoyed my first hike in spite of some bitter moments I had (many people have already talked about it so I will not repeat). I could see people helping others in difficult paths, showing patience when colleagues are late, cleaning trails for their colleagues, enjoying their jokes, sharing photos and many other activities. In addition, I got a victory over myself. I beat my own record. If all these issues arising with hiking were cleared then I would love to continue hiking as if I love to have: a nice fresh coffee, a nice movie etc. Then, I would cry hey tough hills here I come to climb you up.

Pretty much confused about whether or not to hike, i gathered all the courage to join the team. This being my first hike was quite difficult but the experience was great. Scenery, yes it was superb, but getting to know all the wonderful hikers was even better. I would like to thank all the hikers of that day who made “a pathetic hiker like me feel like a winner”.

The Copy Pencil and Sharpener given to the “Chapakharka Prathamik Bidhyalaya”@ Besankhunarayan

Manisha Rookie smiling

There are 25 Hikers inside


Godawari ko aanda ra dahee ani chana pani chha

Dawn at the Godawari

Look at Shailee

Rookie ShameshJ

ManishaS and ShalinP taking a short rest

St. Xavier School @ Godawari

Anjana Shrestha

in Lead

Godawari Town

Rainbow Trout farming

Some times jungle makes you feel good

Vishnu also needs rest

Posing for camera or pushing hard

First site of the Himalaya

White and Green


Bisankhu Narayan Village

Don’t know the name

Close to the chapakharka

is it true?

Shalin is charming

Dikesh in lead with happiness

Sun bathing @ Chapagaun

Works of the local students


Little Present from D2

Magician Surendra

Ready to distribute

Abishesh is good @ Foot Ball

and Sharpener

School Students


Principal BalKrishna Pathak receiving the Sharpener


Anja looks happy with the children

Shailee and Tejaswee in action

and Siddhi Joins here

Anjana also involved

Happy Time… All Smiling

Chapakharka primary school

Football ground of the school

d2’en and the students

Posing for Principal


Hills from Godawari Area

Group Photo Missing Nishchal and Milan 22+2

Ranges of Himalayan

of same range


and his friend DikeshJ

White and Green both look bright

View from Lakure Bhanjyang

Lakure Landscape

Lakure Hills

Manisha in Lead

We shared the nice time with beer

Front Pro behind twos Rookies LAL and DIPIN

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We are through

Rejan and Vishnu

Towards Gundu

Shailee is in command

Ready to Jump

Surendra helping Tejaswee

Here Lava goes

Abishesh guiding Sishir

and Manisha

let me go first

Manisha follows Abishesh

WOW Baba in his own style

Some time you hike like this way also

That was tough

looking back the trail

in rows

Surendra is not climbing up

Surendra in Lead

Gambari Masyo – [Do our best]

Itai naaa – [its hurting]

Baba helping Abishesh

Dikesh is so happy to jump again

Now its turn of Rejan

Shailee used her hand also

Good Support

Mustard flower

Usuro – [They used other way round also]

late lunch

Lava and Surendra talking or what? 😉

Busy time

15 thoughts on “Hiking from Godavari to Lakuri Bhanjyang via Gundu

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  3. There is no way this one was tougher than the Dhulikhel to Nagarkot hiking. Hey Abi bro, I’m gonna catch up soon hai– my leg’s almost fine now hehehe…. damn I miss the hikes so much!!

  4. Miss you all. I am doing little exploration in Honolulu, Hawaii. It still can’t bit Nepal’s beauty except for the fact that this place is very well managed. In Nepal, we need Management!!!

    Thank you for little donation to the School.



  5. This wasn’t the toughest one but for me one the most adventurous. Vishnu dai, please let me know if we will be venturing such places in future. I’ll bring a make shift ski and develop a new sport – jungle sliding!!

  6. being a rookie, I must say that the route was so tough though enjoyable, coming down was a deadly experience and a painful remembrance(यता छोयो काँडा, उता छोयो काँडा अैया बाबा, तर म चैं लडिन है रे के!!) 🙂

    Every coming down had a thorn… hehe

    I really enjoyed this hiking and yeah ofcourse really excited to go again and again and again… समय ले साथ दियो भने।।।

  7. This sugesstion is related to most of the pages in this Web site which contain tons of photos.

    Although I really like watching these picture, especially with rich scenary, I hate the time I have to wait before they are downloaded to my browser. My suggestion is either to limit the number of photo per page or to develope a separate facility for the management of pictures.


  8. This was the toughest hiking i ever had but still it was the best experience.

    Sharing the hiking experience next day is the best part.Isn’t it???

  9. Pictures are simply eXcellent!

    The rout was quite tough & exciting… anywayz, I hope everyone enjoyed that rout while coming down from the deadly slippery hills… 🙂

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