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Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki
Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki
Steven

Indra Dhoj Kshetri


Fulchowki is the highest peak among those surrounding the Kathmandu valley. It lies at the height of three thousand meters. It is like a gateway to the world from communication perspective. Nepal Television, Radio Nepal and Nepal Telecom uplink and downlink their signals from here. The tall tower stands gloriously, towering to the sky. It has a motorable road to Kathmandu via Godavari. And trails lead to the peak from various parts of Kabhre as well to the hikers. Our plan was to reach the peak from Panauti side. A team of a dozen of us reached Panauti on office vehicle at 9.30. On the way, we happened to observe the IT Park as well. After having heavy breakfast, we started our hike of the day at 10.00 from Malpi. Five among us were the beginners. Nearly after 50 minutes walk by the river bank, we followed steep road to the up. It took nearly an hour to reach Naya Gaon. The road is so steep that it is difficult for those living on the plain or to those who have very less walking habits to cross. A slippery road, however interesting to see the surrounding beautiful landscapes, begins from Nayagaon. The road is not well developed as the locals never reach up to the hill. Even the people at their old age were amazed to see us coming from Kathmandu just to climb the hill. They said they have never been there in their lifetime. Shops to buy the things are also not available at the roadside. Hence, hikers have to carry all the necessary things from Panauti. However, the villagers showed their generosity to us by giving fresh cucumbers and refusing to take the money in return. Smiling faces of the villagers reduced our tiredness. It takes another two hours walking up through the villages from Naya Gaon. The real hike begins when the villages are over. Fulchowki peak looks very close from there. A stranger to the place becomes amazed to see jungle all around. A very narrow trail leads towards the peak. However, it goes missing at some places, creating confusion on the hikers where to go. It happened for us as well. The trail was not very clear. We lost the way. We lost the view of the Tower as well. And we had to crawl to the peak, to the sky. Ignoring thorny bushes, fear of wild animals, we crawled up and up. It took hours to reach the very close looking Fulchowki tower. Finally we reached there at 4.00. We felt as if we won the big battle. An army canteen served us with some snacks at the peak. However, a team of us was still behind. It could not meet us even we waited for an hour at the peak. Then we descended through the motorable road to Godavari, with the belief that they also might have descended without reaching the peak. It took two and half hours to reach Godavari. Then we took the vehicle and went up to help the team left behind. Hence, a very adventurous and memorable hike was over for the week. 


Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

1. Banepa IT Park and Rudra from Boston

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

2. Interior of the IT Building

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

3. Residence...[empty]

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

4. Main Gate at the IT Park

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

5. Hikers at the Baranda of the IT Park

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

6. Administrative Office Block

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

7. The goat is for Dashain ;)

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

8. Rashmi leads the Hikers

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

9. The Traditional House in Panauti

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

10. Saving for winter pop-corn ...

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

11. Clean Rosy

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

12. Hanging Bridge

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

13. Waiting for others to arrive

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

14. Two rookies in lead

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

15. Taking pace in the trail

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

16. Rudra enjoy talking with the Bigger Girl

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

17. Not the easy job... but going on...

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

18. One with paddy and another with corn

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

19. Break

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

20. What Vishnu is doing...?

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

21. Landslide by the river at Rosy River

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

22. close view...

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

23. Two Roofs...!!!

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

24. Wow!!! The Veteran... SharadP

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

25. one wet and another dry

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

26. Land is available for Plotting

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

27. Miss Uprety saying Bye Bye to the Hikers

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

28. SharadP Remembers his childhood

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

29. NischalD, Rashmi and Rudra

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

30. Hikers entering in Naya Gaun

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

31. Rashmi !!!

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

32. Clean Hill from Naya Gaun

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

33. Parallel

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

34. Rudra, Laba and Rashmi

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

35. Fule supply

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

36. Vishnu Leads

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

37. and now Lava

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

38. Another way of preserving the corn

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

39. Another Look of Naya Gaun

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

40. Zoom in

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

41. This time Rajendra Leads

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

42. 10 Numbers of...

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

43. Find the No. 10...

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

44. Through Naya Gaun

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

45. Trail...

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

46. House is Blessed with Sun Shine

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

47. Window without Joints

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

48. Trail in Naya Gaun

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

49. Resting on the roof of the reservoir at Naya Gaun

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

50. Looks like a Bandipur BUT NOT...

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

51. Thumbs Up!!!

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

52. Available for Resistance

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

53. The Only Big rOcK of the Hiking

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

54. Pink sky Shading the GREEN

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

55. The sky Plays games with the hills....:)

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

56. Lights of the Bright Sun...

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

57. Blue Hills

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

58. Edible Junglee Mushromm... free of cost

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

59. Picture taken at 6:47 PM

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

60. The Chinese Man

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

61. Commander in Chief

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

62. Tower at The Pulchowki

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

63. Rookie tolerance

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

64. The Shivalaya at Pulchowki top

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

65. Property of the Lord Shiva

Hiking from Panauti to Godavari via Naya Gaon and Phulchowki

66. Commander's Mess