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Hiking from Barhabise to Mahadevsthan Mandir

Title Deerwalk Hiking from Barhabise to Mahadevsthan Mandir
Location Barhabise
Date 26th Feb, 2012
Total Time 6 hr
Coordinator Kapil Pandey
Participants Rudra Pandey, Abanish Kayastha, Pramod K Rai, Milan Lamichane, Trilok Acharya, Zoe Acharya, Prajwol Shakya, Arjun Adhikari, Kanchan Raj Pandey, Awanish Ranjan, Kapil Pandey, Suresh Maharjan, Ishan Gajurel
Photos By Pramod K Rai, Milan Lamichane, Kanchan Raj Pandey, Suresh Maharjan
Report By Awanish Ranjan, Prajwol Shakya
Captions Suresh Maharjan, Arjun Adhikari, Ishan Gajurel
Creative Support Kanchan Raj Pandey

Awanish RanjanAwanish Ranjan
For me, this hike was a surprise hike as I decided to join the hiking team on the morning of the hike. Up until then, I had no plans for the hike. I was pretty excited to join the DW hike team for the first time. The reason for my excitement was also due to the destination. Barhabise is one of the places where I always wanted to go but never got a chance.

One of the interesting parts of the hike was its ending point. We knew where to start, but did not know where to end. It was decided only after reaching Barhabise.

We decided to ascend the nearby hill until 4:00 PM and after that wherever we reached, we had to start descending the hill. After a long gap, I was having such a heart pumping climb. Exchanging thoughts with locals and beholding the beauty of nature, I did not even realize that we crossed the time that we set for our hike.

With a very tasty dinner and sweet musical drive back to valley, we concluded yet another wonderful hike. Thanks to all hike team members with whom I had such a wonderful time during the hike.

Prajwol ShakyaPrajwol Shakya
Hiking is always fun for me. I like to walk, which is why I enjoy hiking. Hikes can be of two types – one in which destination is predetermined, and the other in which the destination is not determined. I prefer the second one as I like to wander. Such hikes are full of surprises.

My first hike from Deerwalk was of the second type in which the destination was not set. We were to hike from Barhabise, but to where? No one had the answer.

I managed to wake up early on the day of the hike and reached office at 7AM. Suresh was there already and we played table tennis until others arrived. I had a good warm-up after a long time. After others arrived, we departed from the office to pick up Rudra dai and others on the way.

We headed for Barhabise, our initial point of hiking. I didn’t know where Barhabise was. On the way, Rudra dai was directing Ram dai to stop anywhere there was a good spot for hiking. At around 12PM we reached Barhabise, and we asked the local people about a suitable spot to start our hiking. Finally, we found one and we started our hike from there.

Talking with locals about their life and their daily work and enjoying the natural scenery on the way are the best part of any hike. Nepal is blessed with nature.

Initially, it was not difficult as there were stairs. But the hike got harder as we went along, so more than half of our team members could not make it to the top.

The steep slope of the hill made it more difficult.

The steep slope of the hill made it more difficult and the route the locals had suggested was apparently not suited for the people living in the plains. I remember the locals say “There is a path to the top which we manage to climb daily, but I don’t know about you guys.” Only five of us managed to conquer the hike, and guess what – I led the way.

Difficult it was to ascend and much difficult it became to descend. It was already past 4 pm when we started our descent and we were not sure if we could make it back to Barhabise before darkness fell. All of us were very much tired but we managed to conquer the seemingly-never-ending stairs, hunger, thirst, and inevitable fatigue. When we reached Barhabise just about the time of sunset, our prize was waiting for us: delicious food, chilled beer, and a sense of satisfaction.

11 thoughts on “Hiking from Barhabise to Mahadevsthan Mandir

  1. Nepal is magnificent I tell you. There is vast diversity in every aspect for a small county like Nepal. If only the concerned bodies, be it government or organisations related to tourism were more concerned, Nepal could top the hottest destination in the world. I can visualise that…Can you?

  2. charls jojo, there are many scenic routes in Nepal and it might be difficult to determine any one route as the ‘most scenic’ route but we would recommend the following routes for you.

    Annapurna Base Camp: http://www.everestuncensored.org/26250/2012/01/04/makalu-top-to-annapurna-base/
    Langtang: http://www.everestuncensored.org/15173/2010/12/23/exploring-white-himalayas-lantang-and-gosaikunda/
    Annapurna Circuit: http://www.everestuncensored.org/8269/2009/11/17/d2ains-annapurna-circuit-trekking-thorong-la/
    Everest Base Camp: http://www.everestuncensored.org/2544/2008/05/23/tour-de-everest-base-camp/

    thank you for your interest in trekking in Nepal.

  3. Besssssssssssssstttttttt hike again .. once you commit to reach on the top you accomplish it liked the idea

  4. Hi, I was browsing for “Trekking in Nepal” and came across your blog. This article proved to be very useful as even I want to try Trekking in Nepal. And I also wanted to know; what is the most scenic route to take while doing “Trekking in Nepal”. I am asking you for advice as I found your article in useful. Thanks for your valuable time and this article. Keep us update with your next article.

  5. Lesson from the Hike:
    I must say YES to the tougher hiking destination and NO to sun bask during weekends.

    I will be at the PEAK next time.

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