Hiking from Lubhu to Lakuri Bhanjyang
– Lakuri Bhanjyang
17th Feb 2008
Nishchal Shrestha, Vishnu Kshetri, Pradeep Gurung, Naresh Bajracharya, Anupa Maskey, Usha Das, Jyotsna Shakya, Manoj Rokka, Kapil Pandey, Brija Karmacharya, Manik Madhikermi, Binod Raj Pathak, Deepak Viswakarma, Ishwor Manandhar, Ravi Sharma, Sanjeet Baidya
Participants : Nishchal, Vishnu, Pradeep, Naresh, Anupa, Usha, Jyotsna, Manoj, Kapil, Brija, Manik, Binod, Deepak, Ravi, Sanjeet and Ishwor
Route : Lubhu-Lakuri-Lamatar
Date : Sunday, Feb 17, 08
Distance : 13 Kms
Report : Binod, Deepak, Jyotsna and Ishwor
Photos : Nishchal
Caption : AnupaM
C. Support : NishchalS
Binod Raj Pathak:
It was Feb. 17, 2008 the hiking day; With lots of enthusiasm about first ever hike from D2; It was almost 7:00 am when almost all hikers gathered at office arena. At 7:15 am, D2 Express started towards destination. We had breakfast at Gwarkhu. Everyone was testing the appetizing “Jerry” at Gwarkho. Then we again headed towards Lubhu the spot from where the real hike started. At 8:30 am, D2 Express stopped at Lubhu and Vishnu announced that the hike starts from here.
There were two ways to reach the “Lakuribhanjyang”. One was the motorable road and another was steep hilly trail. We chose the second way as we are bold enough to challenge the difficulty. It was my fortune to see the natural beauty of Lakuribhanjyang “The Real Paradise”. The sound environment, non-polluted atmosphere and the green forest lured me, due to which I even forgot the tiredness that I perceived from walking. The more uphill was reached, the more panoramic views were seen. Eventually we reached at the Lakuribhanjyang Chautari. We distributed copy and pencil to the students of Sri Bashuki Lower Secondary School. Oh!! the hunger was no longer as we found hilltop restaurant. We had snacks and delicious lunch there. During the stay at restaurant lots of fun and gossips were made. Some of were busy in capturing eye catching views of Lakuribhanjyang.
We spent good time at the restaurant as the walking distance was not that long. It was approx. 3:30pm when we started climbing down the hill. The way was very challenging and adventurous one. Our tired feet took not more than one hour to reach the hiking startup point at Lubhu. Then we waited for D2 express for a while. Finally it came and picked all of us to our corresponding destination.
Last but not the least, the hiking was exciting and adventurous enough to go for more hikes in future.
Provoked by the thoughts of hiking I reached office at 6.15 and joined other members for the tean. Though I have experiences of the partial hiking as I go to the village for time to time but teaming up for fun and enjoyment was a new experience that I was looking for.
Team integrated at office where I witnessed some of the members were new to the hike like me and this made the trip more interesting and excited. So we started for the trip at around 7 O’clock and headed to Gwarkho from where we had to diverge our way left for the Lubhu. The moment we reached the Lubhu we were stunned by the beauty and environment of the area. And we got down at Lubhu from where we started our real hike to Lakuribhanjyang. Initially the trip became tiresome as we took the way straight up for the mountains and the team planned to change the way moving to a bit easier way which made the trip pleasurable. Chillness of the morning flavored by the tranquility of the site was sight to reckon. Gradually the day warmed up and after two and half hours of hike we reached Lakuribhanjyang where we rested for a while and simultaneously had some refreshment.
Team also visited the village school named “Sri Bashuki Lower secondary School” in Lamatar which was opened by the joint venture of financial support by German and Austrian resident. The team presented the Notebooks and pencils to school students. After this team reached the peak of the Lakuribhanjyang and halted for some rest and lunch. For next 2 hours or so team stayed there enjoying the feast and side by side the beauty of place.
After all the happenings up there at the Lakuribhanjyang team decided to return back. Returning moments were the ones that I consider to be a more adventurous as we preceded straight down the sloppy mountains. Climbing down seemed quite dangerous but it was quite thrilling experience. Each time we climbed down we had to hold the trees for the support. And steadily and gradually team reached the place from where the hiking had started. Most of members were tired and for refreshment the team rested in an enchanting club called “Fishing Club”. Finally team waited for the office vehicle for a while and got on to vehicle to return back.
The hiking trip was very adventurous filled with fun and excitement. And I should consider it as of my most memorable one since it was my first hiking experience and certainly feel that in future there would be copious times that I and everyone in D2 gets to taste this sort of experience.
Every week as I saw the hiking snaps and went through the mind blowing experiences of people, I was always eager to be a part of the adventure. The day before the hiking, I was still not sure whether this time also I would be joining the team or not. But late in the evening, I made up my mind for the trip. I went to sleep just thinking about how the next day would turn out to be, whether it would be as interesting and exciting as I had always heard about D2 hiking or would be nothing so special. I was very much excited as this was my first ever hiking. I woke up in the morning and reached office at around 7:15 am. I was very embarrassed as this was my first one and thought that I would be last one to reach. But we were still waiting for others and thank God. In the start, it was quite fun. But after an hour, I was tired but Vishnu encouraged us by saying not to take burden of reaching the destinations rather try to enjoy the view and move ahead. Those words encouraged us and we were off again. Nevertheless we were a little unfortunate as the weather was cloudy and we could not see any mountain ranges. On our way we distributed D2 notebooks and pencils to the students of ‘Shree Bashuki Lower Secondary School, Lamatar’. I was happy to become a part of such socially responsible company. The hiking was not too long, but was good for the first timers like me. In a whole, the hiking was fun and memorable and I am looking forward to another one pretty soon.
It’s my very 1st experience of hiking from D2, though not a 1st ever one. I used to go for hiking at least once in a couple of months with my friends. This was my 2nd hiking to Lakuribhanjyang. I went on a journey to that place before with my local buddies about a couple of years ago.
To begin with, I woke up the morning and reached Jamal to get lift on Pradeep’s bike as we planned a day before. I was thinking we would be the last ones to reach at office but we found no one but Deepak alone in the office. After around 10 minutes, all of friends started turning up. At around 7.30 our vehicle started to move ahead to Gwarko where we had to pick up Naresh. On the way, we picked up Anupa, Usha at New Baneshwor. At Gwarko, we had a “chillicious” breakfast…chillicious because we had mouth-burning Aalu-Tama for breakfast early in the morning. Soon after finishing breakfast, we headed to Lubhu to commence the trip. I felt really very excited to be in such a magnificent outskirt. It’s been about a year that I’ve not been to any outskirt. Everyone seemed exciting to start hiking. Every moment of ascending the dusty hills was worth cherishing. The only incident that made us a bit worried was the wound in Pradeep’s foot caused by a broken piece of glass while overcoming one of the stiff hills. On the way to Lakuribhanjyang, we also visited to a local school named Shree Bashuki Lower Secondary School at Lamatar. D2 notebooks and pencils were distributed to numbers of lower grade students there. All of those little kids seemed happy to get stationeries. That moment was one of the best moments for me during the journey. At around 11.40, we reached at the top of Lakuribhanjyang from where beautiful landscapes can be viewed. Many of us captured those picturesque views in cameras. Ironically, we couldn’t see the view the mountain range due to cloudy weather. That’s the saddest part of the hiking…I should say. We stayed at the local resort named Adventure Tented Camp & Country Kitchen for siesta and lunch. Everyone was enjoying with their beverage order. Some were having tough drinks and othere were enjoying soft ones.
We fully enjoyed the short stay there. We started descending from the peak at around 2.30. We took many shortcuts while descending the hills putting ourselves at the risk. After all, risk is the integral part of the hiking…what to say? Monoj walked a bit more distance to check the vehicle around there and returned with vehicle after few minutes. Many thanks to him for that from everyone.
Personally, I enjoyed this short trip fully with all exuberant D2 buddies; Nishchal, Vishnu, Pradeep, Naresh, Anupa, Usha, Jyotsna, Manoj, Kapil, Brija, Manik, Binod, Deepak, Ravi, Sanjeet
Having a pleasant experience, I’ve made my mind to join every hiking as regular as possible from now onwards. Many thank to Vishnu for such a lively location selecting to hike. Cheers…..!!!
01.Every dusk has its dawn
02.God Morning Jyotshna!!!
03. Morning Invitation
04. The Reception
05. Bhatti Breakfast
06. Stand tall for the trail
07.Welcome to the jungle_D2 Rally begins.....
08.Hiking trail as other aspects too...
09. Moving In
10.Colors of the jackets & Sizes of the bag packs
11. Sanjeet leads the rest
12.Slow & Steady wins the race
13 Youth jumbled together
14 Shuva Tara an educational Institution
15 Wrong way
16 A place for Praying together
17 Deepak devoted to matters of mind
18 Hold for Oranges
19 A likeness that balances right and left
20 Civil force
21 Sanjeet getting stronger
22 The game that does not require skill
23 Bravo Pradeep !!
24 Nothing can stop Pradeep from hiking
25 Was that junglee joke
26 OMG ! What's Niks upto
27 What Anupa is after
29 We can do it
30 Kangaroo Climb
31 Behind every successful man, there isa woman
32 Gals are gals !!!
33 The designer's move
34 Hope is always there
35 Recognise who'z there
36 Recovering walk
37 As usual SI.jpg
38 Bridda Balak
39 Cheers for D2
40 Pandey Move
41 Who doesn't love this view
42 Spot the regular hiker
43 Thumka Pokhari
44 Villagers have plenty of water unlike Kathmanduites
45 Kathmanduites have this
46 Felling hot hot hot...
47 For you my Valentine
48 Walkers' Pose
49 Traditional Jick Shaw Mill
50 Jungle mei Mungle
51 Approaching Bhanjyaang
52 Fast Move
53 Finally ..It's Relaxing time
54 Waiting for happenings
55 Country Kitchen Lunch
56 Fries make you happy
57 When I was in Japan...
58 Lost in Mrs.Pandey's thoughts
59 Designers are planning to buy this house
61 Princess are guarded
62 Catch me if you can
63 Lets Compete.....
64 The touch of your hand says you'll catch me whenever I fall
66 You always have a choice
67 The half way journey begins
68 Rani in her dreamland
69 Rani is explaining her dreams
70 Landed up in reality
71 Pine Tree
72 Rookies are more excited
73 Slope and Shadow
74 We spotted Naresh
75 Hold me If I roll
76 So many lined up to hold Brija
78 Pandey continues....
80 Naresh , ready to jump
81 Lakure Bhanjyaang Range
82 Hold your feet
83 Memories to Cherish
84 Good Action guys...
85 Enjoying the action
86 Joyous Manik
87 Maili didi & her Tori Bari
88 The energy remained till the end
89 Fish Club
90 Mast Manik
92 Balak at home
93 The musicians in composing mood
94 Wish I were young like all these
95 Shutter didnt leave her alone
96 A Sole Proprietor_lucky enough to escape the scarcity.....
97 D2C rocked