Participants : Abishehs, Bimal, BhaskarB, Charu, Kehsav, NischalD, Rajiv, SudeepK, Surendra, ThakurG, and Vishnu
Route : Jagati to Kakrobari to Sanga
Time : 5½ hours
Distance : 22 km (Appx)
Date : Sunday, Feb 04, 2007
Report : NischalD
Photos : Abishesh
Captions : BinayaN, VishnuK
Creative Support: BinayaN
Hiking Tips : American Hiking Society
It was just 2 PM and hikers had already accomplished their mission. Manoj, who was watching a movie at Mayur hall, Banepa had to rush to pick up hikers at Sanga. Tough and short, both these English words complement each other to describe last Sunday’s hike.
D2 van stopped at Surya Vinayak, for breakfast. After having breakfast, we reached Jagati around half past eight. Hikers descended from van then started marching. It was long, arduous climb through the trail of Ashapuri hill, with foggy weather as if was trying to curtain beauty of Khowpa from the hikers. It was a nice trail to walk until we reached a dead end.
The pathfinders decided to move forward through the bushes, so the pathfinders turned to be pathmakers. The pathmakers smashed bushes to make the way for teammates. Wild thrones, the slaps of branches welcomed us in the forest with hospitality they could provide us. The ray of sun was the only guide to get out of the forest.
Health Benefits of Hiking,
IMPROVING AND MAINTAINING MENTAL HEALTH
Depression and stress are common medical problems in today’s world. Thanks to research on the benefits of walking, however, many people who suffer from these ailments have found a simpler and much less expensive way to feel better:
walking every day.
Walking causes the release of calming brain chemicals called endorphins, which are natural tranquilizers. Also, walking releases adrenaline, produced by the body to cope with real or perceived danger.
If the Adrenaline is not released from the body, it accumulates, causing muscle tension and feelings of anxiety. A study tested 36 walkers for anxiety, tension and blood pressure levels before, during, and after 40 minutes of walking.Results showed immediate decreases in tension and anxiety as well as blood pressure after walking, regardless of how fast or slow the participants walked.
With scars on body as token of love of thrones, we got out of the forest, and got into a trail. It was the peak of Ashapuri hill standing high at around 2000 meters above sea level. After some refreshments at Ashapuri peak, the hikers started descending the hill hoping that trail would lead them to destination. After around 45 minutes of descend, at the base of Alkapuri hill, we found Saraswoti Lower Secondary School at Kakrobari. Hikers distributed the stationary items to class one students.
Hikers were planning to reach the proposed destination but the locals advised to go for Sanga instead. Respecting the locals’ advice, hikers diverted to Sanga, Kavrepalanchowk. After almost an hour walk, we reached the Sanga, the border of Bhaktapur and Kavrepalanchowk districts. Manoj came like a breather with d2 van to mark the end of hiking of February 04 2007. Hikers boarded the van in a flash of moment. After hiking feast at Ganesh Bhojanalaya, Sinamangal, hikers left for home with the feeling “Yes, I did it”.
Wondering who will receive this!!!
Fuel for the Hiking
Sun of the Bhaktapur
Standing Tall but NOT for GOOD
When the Train will Run on this?
Guess what she would be Thinking!!!
Lying GodNarayan at Maligaun
Begin to Climb
The Trail tells the Story
I am Climbing
Yellow color looks good in Green Bushes
Lemon Syrup on the Top of Maligaun
U Pallo Gaun Village at Distance
Doesn’t look that fresh even though …
Microscopic view of the Village from Maligaun
Raksi Banaye ko– Local Brewery
These are not Spiny babblers
Guess who is behind Bimal
from here we climb without Trail
One Baba Two Camera Men
Where is the Trail
Charu is Tough Hiker
now with Thakur
Bimal, BhaskarB, Vishnu and Baba
Green turned into Black
Symbol of Love from Hiking
I can do it
Rhododendron – First time in this Year
This is a lovely area to stride
Can you count the number of Wild Green berries?
Light your Torch
Looks like Japanese Girl with …
Baba’s Magical Orange from Asapuri
Every one is Busy at the Top of the Asapuri
Banmara – Poison for the fertile land
Through the Tall Pine trees
Out of nowhere
We Let the Copy and Pencil here
Office of the Local Development from Community
Dried Corn Stalk
Curious Students of the Saraswati School
Thakur distributing the Notebook and Pencil to Students
Little Hands holding the Notebook and Pencil
Head Master Mr. Wagley
Arrogance and Anger are the biggest enemy of the Human
May be this is Tiffin time for the Students
Looks like smoking is not injurious to Health…
Tori ko Phool– Mustard Flower
Rajiv stands tall
This Gate welcomes you to Kabre
This is the end of today’s Hike