Date: March 14, 2010
Hiking Route: Palung to Daman
Hiking Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Hiking Distance: 7 kms
Range 1600 m 2322
Participants: Shiva K Pun, Sameer Tuladhar, Manoj Rokka, Lava Kafle, Rajiv Shrestha, Asim Singh Mahat, Tilak Magar, Roshan Gyawali, Rikesh Shakya, Krishna Bhatta,Rudra Pandey, Chris Kryder, Mark Carlson and Vishnu Kshettri
Photos: Abishesh Joshi, Mark Carlson, Krishna Bhatt and Tilak Thapa Magar
Photo Captions: Abishesh Joshii
Report: Chris Kryder and Mark Carlson
Hiking Coordinator: Lava Kafle
Creative Support: Dijup Tuladhar
Daman trek is now a fine memory, four days later, and now after a day at work in the sands of Abu Dhabi. As always hiking in Nepal lived up to expectation and delivered a great experience. We started from Palung an area full of verdant vegetable gardens. The way to Daman was gradual, rich with rhododendrons, easy on the feet and fine for reestablishing Chi balance. We did not encounter any downhill travelers this time, save an old women carrying straw. March is a ripe season for hiking in the Himalayan countryside and it is a great gift that some of the trails have remained hidden from the overwhelming tourists. We had lunch at a fine house at the summit, with lovely stone stairway. I really have to admit that the beer never tasted better. Furthermore we were rewarded with a brief glimpse of Mt. Langtang. You learn something new on each hike, and this time I learnt that “Ram has eyes in the back of his head.” I bid adieu to my fellow hikers with the following CEO announcements.
1.Abishesh is hereby appointed the official D2 photographer.
2.A new rule. No one sitting beyond the front seat should (a) party the night before a trek, or (2) eat breakfast.
A most amazing experience!! The drive up the mountain was the most tortuous and scary I have ever done! However, it was worth it. The views were spectacular and the stops were memorable. When we reached the trail, I thought it would be…well, a hike. But…it was a mountain climb! The trail was so steep, you had to be on all fours in many places. It was very exerting. Near the top of the trail we came upon a woman carrying a huge 75 lb sack! (Please see picture). After that, I decided I was not as tired. In all, it was a fantastic time. Thank you so much for inviting me!
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41 thoughts on “Hiking from Palung to Daman”
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I lkafle lava kafle feel luckiest to be part there now in healthcare deerwalk solutions , products team feel great remembering those moments from d2hawkeye now named veriskit veriskhealth. It was final hike of CEO Chris Kryder , Mark Carlson ( It was great friendship with him, miss you mark Carlson), COO Rudra pandey ,
This was the last D2 hike that Chris and I hiked together. We will certainly hike again together, but not ever as D2 exec. That will never happen. So this hike is pretty special for me.
my home is in bajrabarahi,it is near the daman,palung. i study this pic. alot, i am so happy bcoz u visit in our place,but u can visit in simbhanjyang,bajrabarahi,kulekhani,chitlang etc area,
too many accidents in such beautiful place
humble pictures great representation
Admin please correct her/his typo
oh, heavy laod , god, how could such an old woman carry that?
Height of Daman 2322 meters anybody convert into feet. ft
wowow grand pic of rooster, thanks mark
wowowo superb display of love and sacrifice
Where is shutterbug lost these days, He does not appreciate or depriciate pics. Titanic is all I crave for.
Always keep on hard labor seen in Pic above. Tough mission to accomplish.
makes him a nepali fan
thanks for nice tweet from twitter
it should have been 1.73*2 there
I love the pic #49
@Chris taught a few things to remember
I understand the conversion from meters to feet, but what do you mean by ‘instead of using complex 1.73 value to multiply or divide.’ Can you please elaborate?
it would have been unjust to forget to add “Natrawise” a new word spelt by lava kafle instead of “otherwise” hahahah hehehe thanks!!!! And also do not forget the moments of laughter between Vishnu and Mark.
NATRAwise….!! 😀 😀
The pictures are good , nice, best, and I have no words to describe.
The exercise , the training, the discussions, the admiration of surroundings , every moment in the palung daman makwanpur trip is notably beyond comparison.
We also rested on the way in Tasarpu Simaldada Ward 9, which had warm hospitality for tea lovers. The scene was simply great and Abhisesh was playing his camera against a stream, a pure water fall from the mountain alongside the road.
Vishnu had prepared a great curry out of Green Vegetable (Saag Duku), which was finished within a minute of sharing which everybody wanted to taste.
Lava was caught RED-Handed Smoking. he is always caught for his naughtiness.
The Tuborg oh no its Carlsberg simply served its best.
Rudra smelled fish inside a Fanta Bottle and somebody was wearing Adidas boots.
Rudra also narrated stories of hardships of village people and the REAL truth that can be bundled inside those big sacks.
The captions are great and so are the photos.
It was a great opportunity for guys to be served by CEO.
The route was really tough one.
where is our hero AsimM?
can anybody point out where is shiva k pun in those pictures hididng somewhere?
I Loved Pic# 38… and 59 too..:)
the chakka jam bandh , nepal bandh, district bandh, area bandh, tamshaling bandh, and road blockades have been imposing a lot of chjallenges to developing country like nepal. When will it stop?
anyway, carlsberg or tuborg advertisement, Rajiv looks splendid with his reward.
Keep up the team spirit!!
60, 38, 15 awesome Abishesh dai … loved the caption of 07 .. i guess u know why 😉
Grand Welcome to the hikers after long efforts!!
@Pic 55, a new advice for nepalese people
thanks for talking about numbers and computing!!
nice pictures and styles and captions and writeup!!
see the golfing pic!!! awsome hit and inspirational.
Given 2322 meter height of Daman, you divide it by 3 i.e. 2322/3= 774 now add a 0 to it which is approx. in feet ft. 7740 instead of using complex 1.73 value to multiply or divide.
He also talked about a measuring instrument thaT IS STILL PREVALENT IN MANY us SCHOOLS TILL NOW FROM AGES AGO like abacus but it is a slide rule, one of the first computer made of wood and sliding edges that calulates addition subtraction and gives results.
#38 – awesome picture Abishesh … looks like an oil painting … and it is amazing how the scale of the big white cloud looming over the hills can be felt from the picture … great shot!
I have been on this trail for the third times and I always enjoyed it in different way. Chris, I liked your set phrase and chose for hiking theme. Hope you would not mind?