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Hiking from Sankhu to Nagarkot
Hiking from Sankhu to Nagarkot

Hiking Theme: Hiking from Sankhu to Nagarkot Hiking Route: Sankhu to Nagarkot Date: Sunday, Feb 07, 2010 Hiking Duration: ~4.5hrs. Hiking Distance: ~12km. Participants: AsimS, BipinK, DineshB, NabinM, NarendraM, RameshB, RaviS, SanketS & SudipK Photos: RaviS, AsimS and NabinM Report: NarendraM Hiking Coordinator: DineshB Creative Support: Ganesh Thapa, Sangharsha Bhattarai
The rays of wintery-warm sun penetrated the obscured clouds just before we touched the bottom of our one-day hiking spot-‘Sankhu’ from where we were to hike to reach the roof of Nagarkot. It was already 9 am and we, the 9 hikers, in, for the hiking event coordinated by DineshB reached our starting point. We'd have searched almost whole Sankhu bazar before getting in to a local sweet shop where we had our reveling breakfast. It was barely conspicuous the two hills we were to hike because of the engrossing pollutants in the atmosphere. Straight ahead to the East from ‘Sankhu’ we reached the ‘Panchmeshwori’ temple at the bank of the beautiful river ‘Shalinadi’. The temple looked a variant of ‘Pagoda’ style and humorous analysis of NavinM uttered as though it might have been modeled by drunken sculptors! RaviS and AsimS- the enthusiastic photographers, like miniatures capturing every details of microcosm nature. Ahead of us were three routes: two so-heard cycling and thru-Shreeban routes and the third as guided by our co-coordinator and the local people. We stepped up for the cycling route but later we came to know that we were just walking the common graveled road. We did not know where the ‘Shreeban’ was located but one senile woman informed us that we had already crossed it! Then we started up to follow odd trails making our own way through the jungles asking the locals in the way to our destination. DineshB once asked a school kid, "Vai yo bato kata pugchha?(where does this road go?)". The student pompously replied, "Yo bato ta mero ghar pugcha."(this road reaches my home)

DineshB once asked a school kid, "Vai yo bato kata pugchha?(where does this road go?)". The student pompously replied, "Yo bato ta mero ghar pugcha."(this road reaches my home)

It was a bit difficult climbing the high hills but a lot of resting sessions helped us to maintain pace. Sometimes routes were misleading, ending either to a house or a cow villa! Reverting and finding the way was an unassigned, undeclared task for me and RaviS. The key to good navigation was obvious: we could see the roof of Nagarkot—the direction. All along the way we traversed many patches of jungles, encountered the trail of caterpillar, alluring beauty of ‘Aaru flowers’, little kidos of goat, puppies, schoolchildren, marriage-jovial-houses etc. etc. to reach finally the roof of Nagarkot—the tower. From the tower, we could see a few black-spotted mountains as a result of climate change, the greenery around it, one of its few remedies, barely visible scenes, and some lovebirds.

From the tower, we could see a few black-spotted mountains as a result of climate change, the greenery around it, one of its few remedies, barely visible scenes, and some lovebirds.

Then we enthusiastically went to visti the planetarium but there found the answer “Yaha auna ta Singhadarbar ko pass chahincha”. Then we finally killed our hunger with condimental local ‘Khana.’ with local Dal Vhat and local Kukhura. By 5 pm, we returned calm soothing our brains. All in all our hike was more thrilling, exciting than expected.
 the golden gate
01- the golden gate
The Dragon Gate
02-The Dragon Gate
 aha gayu sau jeri
03- aha gayu sau jeri
ok 25-26-27 n finally caught
04-ok 25-26-27 n finally caught
kathmandu in the front
05-kathmandu in the front
gas paiyena k garne ta
06-gas paiyena k garne ta
love birds
07-love birds
house_full for movie hike today
08-house_full for movie hike today
 Panchmeshwori mandir
09- Panchmeshwori mandir
other side of panchameswori
10-other side of panchameswori
beneath the Panchameshwori temple
11-beneath the Panchameshwori temple
 shaalinadi flowing through the jungles
12- shaalinadi flowing through the jungles
resembling  gosainkunda
13-resembling gosainkunda
hike starts here
14-hike starts here
 my mercedez benz
15- my mercedez benz
feel the dew
16-feel the dew
harley davison,so says dinesh
17-harley davison,so says dinesh
morning beauty
18-morning beauty
Sankey leader of 3
19-Sankey leader of 3
 i have still 7 lives left
20- i have still 7 lives left
nai malai tehi...choclate chahinchha
21-nai malai tehi...choclate chahinchha
 Photographer thinking 'why didnt i take the route like R-Madhwan in 3idiots'
22- Photographer thinking 'why didnt i take the route like R-Madhwan in 3idiots'
wow..makaiko bhandar
23-wow..makaiko bhandar
do you want to play with us..no entry for adults
24-do you want to play with us..no entry for adults
Mero pani single yeuta
25-Mero pani single yeuta
could not break the speed of time
26-could not break the speed of time
akashai ma chil udyo dharti ma chaya
27-akashai ma chil udyo dharti ma chaya
Guess who
28-Guess who
who can ignore..survival of the fittest
29-who can ignore..survival of the fittest
 here is the way to nagarkot
30- here is the way to nagarkot
miharuko himmat chha bhane malai bahira nikalera dekhau..
31-miharuko himmat chha bhane malai bahira nikalera dekhau..
jasle jityo tyasle payo
32-jasle jityo tyasle payo
someone's missing in the row
33-someone's missing in the row
 Finally got the Perfect shot
34- Finally got the Perfect shot
 local maling doko
35- local maling doko
difficult to identify
36-difficult to identify
following dynamic route
37-following dynamic route
Each time my heart smiles, my life enjoys expanding mile
38-Each time my heart smiles, my life enjoys expanding mile
yo ta mero ghar jastai cha ni
39-yo ta mero ghar jastai cha ni
taking rest
40-taking rest
 bipin relaxing
41- bipin relaxing
aba yo baato mero ho ki..navayepani bichmai hidchhu j parla parla
42-aba yo baato mero ho ki..navayepani bichmai hidchhu j parla parla
 there goes our d2van
43- there goes our d2van
 the perfect tree
44- the perfect tree
your camera has mirror effect.......
45-your camera has mirror effect.......
 ready for pose
46- ready for pose
 i m at the top
47- i m at the top
Sanket in dielema (should i climb or not..)
48-Sanket in dielema (should i climb or not..)
haami dinma duipatak golgate le brush garchhau
49-haami dinma duipatak golgate le brush garchhau
lined up for a photo session
50-lined up for a photo session
u tyaha mathi hera.....
51-u tyaha mathi hera.....
 yaha jana lai ta singhadurbar bata permit chahincha
52- yaha jana lai ta singhadurbar bata permit chahincha
 third buddha is the photographer
53- third buddha is the photographer
Peace of Mind
54-Peace of Mind
The bestest meal in the world
55-The bestest meal in the world
 sa...huni discount gari dinu na dherai bhaye reimburse hudaina
56- sa...huni discount gari dinu na dherai bhaye reimburse hudaina
the mirror view
57-the mirror view
see the clouds and guess the location...we are at chabhilway,way to return
58-see the clouds and guess the location...we are at chabhilway,way to return


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