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Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli
Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli
Steven

Roshan Ghimire


Hiking in Nepal -especially in the hilly areas- is a great activity full of fun and adventure. My office, Deerwalk Services, had recently organized such a hike, and I decided to join in to be part of fun and excitement. The hike was to start at seven in the morning on March 17, 2012, Saturday. The planned route was from Majhitar to Trishuli in Nuwakot district. As planned, we gathered at the office premises at 7 AM in the morning. We had planned for twelve members in the hike. However, two of the members could not make it due to some urgent work. So, we were left with ten folks. We left the office at 7:30 AM by bus. The hiking starting point was about three hours drive away. On the way, we briefly stopped for breakfast at a place called Ranipauwa. We finally reached our starting Point –a place called Tigaun - at about eleven. Our walk started from Tigaun, and the fun started. It was much more exciting than I had expected.  We passed many villages, forests, rivers, and muddy paddy fields. As we were passing through a village, people began watching us with surprised look on their faces, as if we were the first outsiders to reach there. They asked us where we were going, and we replied - “Majhitar”. Looking even more surprised, they suggested that we would have been better off taking the bus to get there. Little did they know that we were on a hike! As we walked, we were searching for shortcuts instead of using the existing trails. At one point, we resorted to following the local women – who were going to the forest to get grass to feed the cattle – so they could guide us through the wilderness of the forest. We even joked with the ladies - asking them to help search for beautiful local girls for our friends to marry. Walking through muddy fields was the one of the interesting parts of the hike. In some places, as there was no path for walking, we had to walk through the muddy paddy fields – delicately balancing our body so we would not fall. The most memorable moment of the hike was Basant’s disappearance. While we were busy tending to our muddy feet after the wade through the fields, we suddenly realized that Basanta was nowhere to be seen. We moved our eyes to search for him – and much to our relief – we saw him waving his hands from the field below where he had fallen. We continued walking. We passed a Hanging Bridge on Madi river, which was really beautiful. Crossing the bridge, we walked up the hill and reached Majhitar – our final destination. At Majhitar, we had some cold drinks and food, and took a little rest. We then began our journey back to Battar, where our bus was waiting for us. It was about 3 PM when we reached Battar. As we still had some time left in the day and we had not had enough of the walk, we decided to walk further. So, we headed off to Nuwakot. Upon reaching Nuwakot, we ordered our lunch in a restaurant. In the meantime, as the lunch was being prepared, we went to visit Nuwakot Durbar (palace), where King Prithivi Narayan Shah had lived. The palace was made by the king as a safe haven from enemies. We visited the jail at the palace as well. After the little tour, we went back to the restaurant to have our lunch. The lunch was so delicious that most of us realized only after the meal that we could eat so much. I would never forget the ghee that was served with the meal there. After the lunch, we returned back to the office. With all the fun, it seemed that the day had passed quickly. We chose a different route on our return trip - Trishuli to Galchi and then to Kathmandu. On the way back, we passed through a place called “Devighat”, where King Prithivi Narayan Shah had died. We reached the office at eight in the evening, having captured some of those unforgettable moments in our cameras as well, which should help us relive those moments time and again…


Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

1. What usually has been the starting picture of every hike... inside the van..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

2. Stopped at Ranipauwa for Breakfast..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

3. At T-gaon to buy some to have it on the way..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

4. The journey started with a steep climb downwards this time...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

5. A hand made skate board

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

6. Ashish making his way...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

7. Through the jungle at T-gaon

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

8. Nimesh trying to balance himself through the paddy fields..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

9. Dragon fly on the way through the paddy fields..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

10. Ploughing a field on a hot day..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

11. A typical way of ploughing a field...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

12. A solitary house in the middle of the paddy fields..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

13. A farmer planning for the day..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

14. I definitely took a muddy path but it was totally worth it..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

15. all the hikers were scattered, some took a short cut and some the other way..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

16. some reached early and rest under the tree while Ashish still trying to make his way..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

17. Manish and Basant sharing their muddy story..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

18. hikers had a stone throwing competition

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

19. Nimesh and Ujjwal trying to pose for a photograph

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

20. it was worth taking this short cut.

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

21. Some took the other way and reached early...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

22. A family business...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

23. A little girl getting trained to carry on with the family business..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

24. It was a harvesting season and people were busy in the fields...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

25. Little girl helping her mother in the fields..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

26. Mother and daughter making their way home for lunch...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

27. Stopped by for a group photograph..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

28. We met a companion on the way who guided us to our destination..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

29. Paddy fields are over and now through the muddy roads

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

30. A long bridge which connected us to our destination..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

31. Hikers while they rest after a walk in the hot sun..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

32. Another view of the bridge and the hikers..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

33. Suraj helping a biker start his bike but I guess he needed a mechanic...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

34. After we climbed the steep hill, this sight was quite refreshing.

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

35. This is where we landed up after a steep hill climb...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

36. Refreshment to get ourselves going...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

37. Only Deerwalk t-shirt....

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

38. At Nuwakot

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

39. Statue at Saat talley Durbar...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

40. a view of a big tree from the Nuwakot Dubar..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

41. at Nuwakot Durbar...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

42. A dark room where the Kings used to punish the prisoners...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

43. A view from the window of a village at Nuwakot..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

44. Hikers checking the quality of the material which was used by the Kings..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

45. Suraj and Ishwor at Nuwakot Durbar...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

46. At Nuwakot Sat talley Durbar

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

47. Nimesh the Gulliver...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

48. one of the oldest Durbar at Nuwakot..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

49. Roshan and Ishwor...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

50. Rupesh showing his talent...

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

51. At Nuwakot, Nimesh and Ujjwal..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

52. Hiking team group picture..

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

53. We stopped by to have a tea while returning back.

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

54. We were blessed with a light shower in the late afternoon

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

55. This marked the end of the hike....

Hiking from T-Gaon to Trishuli

56. panorama