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Hiking from Panchkhal to Dolalghat
Hiking from Panchkhal to Dolalghat

Date: May 25, 2008 Participants: Binod, Awanish, Ravi, Shashi, Thakur Gyawali, Lava Kafle, Manoj Rokka, Upasana, Shristi, Paras, Gyan, Cindy ,KeshavB, NirajS and Sanjeet Hiking Route: Zero Kilo – Jaisi Thok – Ramkot dada – Jyamdi - Dolalghat Total Distance covered: 15 kms (approx) Duration: 9 hours Theme: Beat the Heat Report By: Binod/Ravi Caption: Awanish/Ravi Photos: Shashi/Keshav/Lava Hiking Report:- It was a fabulous hiking route organized by Coordinator Sanjeet Baidya. The way how he sent mail describing the hiking route from Panchkhal to Dolalghat was itself an awesome. Every hiker was anxiously waiting for Sunday aka the hiking day. Lady hikers were the attraction of this hike. Their aim was to challenge the sentence of previous hiking report i.e. “ DUE TO ZERO PARTICIPATION OF LADY HIKERS, WE PLANNED TO DO A BIT TOUGH HIKING AND CHOSE THE ROUTE OF CHAPAGAUN TO LELE”. We headed towards the hiking starting from office at approx. 7:00am. We travelled almost 40 KM via office van and reached place named “Zero Kilo” at 8:30 where we took breakfast, the fuel for hiking. As the theme of hiking is “Beat the Heat”, we started our hiking at 9:00 am, a very hot morning. From Zero Kilo we started hiking, everyone started to sweat from the start. We were altogether fifteen hikers out of which three were beauties. From the very beginning of hiking we had to quarrel against dusty road. After 15 minutes walk in dusty road, we finally found suspension bridge. Passing through suspension bridge was first experience for some of the hikers. BinodP showed the “Touch-me-not” plant, the plant which when touched closes its leaf. Cindy, the lady hiker, from France and friend of ShristiR enjoyed the sensitivity of that plant. From that point, we had to walk up hill. Way was very narrow and steep. We began to climb up. When we feel more tired we took rest under shadow of Peepal tree. Continuing this action we finally reached Jaisethok-Bhatpol. There was a school named “Shree JanaJagriti Primary School”. As usual we distributed copy and pencil to the little students there. Cindy became very happy to distribute copy and pencil to the village students. From school premises, we have to walk another one hour to reach to the top of the hill and find the way to reach Indrawati River. The tempting scenes and panoramic views never let us felt tired of climbing the vertical hill way. We were proud of ladies hikers namely Cindy, ShristiR and UpasanaR. They continuously walked side by side along with other hikers and never lagged behind. Passing through village area and then through steep hills we finally reached the top of the hill from where we saw Indrawati River. It made all the tired face happy as the way to climb up was finished. By then it was 1:20 pm. We took rest for half an hour and had snacks we carried. Still we had long way to climb down to reach Indrawati River. It was our great mistake that we chose wrong way. The way was not easy one as the way was through fire caught jungle and very narrow. If anyone was mistakenly slipped on the way no one can manage to save his/her life. Thanks to all the hikers as all succeed to pass this way. May be due to our misconception we were headed to the wrong way while passing down the hill, which made our hiking a memorable in fact. To climb up the hill was not so tough rather passing down the hills when the way is so steep and slippery. As always “Where there is a will there is a way” , we managed to go on. Finally we reached the base where everyone bought local tomato. By then it was 5:30 pm. Everyone was hungry and tired at the moment. As we were unknown about the place we reached, we asked the locals the name of place and called driver dai to come there and pick us to Dolalghat. No sooner we called him, raining started heavily. So what can we do then… We bought polythene sac and wore it and began to walk. Road was not graveled and we didn’t want to take risk so we again called driver dai not to come to pick us. The way was easy one but as we walked during heavy rain our all cloth became wet. We walked another one and half hour and finally we reached Dolalghat. LavaK, ManojR, AwanishR and SanjeetB went to the bank of Indrawati River. We were proud to reach Dolalghat, our final distination of hike. We succeed the first ever theme based hiking “Beat The Heat”. We then searched local restaurant and had lunch com dinner. NeerajS and LavaK were busy in buying petrol from the nearby shop there. It was almost 7:45 pm so everybody get back to the Van to reach their Sweet Home. We even started to take some photos inside the van while listening to some of Deepforest’s track on the background. Wow!! it was such a nice experience to return form hike at night… New Driver dai of D2 New Driver dai of D2 A Clear shot by Awanish A Clear shot by Awanish everyone ready to start the hike everyone ready to start the hike Guys be careful at Suspension bridge Guys be careful at Suspension bridge Cindy ..be care full here are lots of suspension bridge Cindy ..be care full here are lots of suspension bridge A hot sunny day-BEAT THE HEAT-our theme A hot sunny day-BEAT THE HEAT-our theme Part time job(far more easy than the work load of D2) Part time job(far more easy than the work load of D2)  Two shikaris K and S Two shikaris K and S Rato mato everywhere Rato mato everywhere Shree Jana Jagriti Primary School Shree Jana Jagriti Primary School Rest Time Rest Time Baba interested in macros Baba interested in macros Co-ordinator come on what is this !! Co-ordinator come on what is this !! Guess who are those lacking behind Guess who are those lacking behind Feeding goats Feeding goats Hill steps used for farming Hill steps used for farming Indra Kamal (used for making perfumes) Indra Kamal (used for making perfumes) What a Shot by Baba!! What a Shot by Baba!! We passed this hill We passed this hill We have to walk thru this hill We have to walk thru this hill  Niraj Shah flat due to extreme hot Niraj Shah flat due to extreme hot  I can't walk its the tough I've ever had need some enegy I can't walk its the tough I've ever had need some enegy Shadow of clouds over the hill Shadow of clouds over the hill A Small Village A Small Village A shot from the top of the hill A shot from the top of the hill Hill Top Shot1 Hill Top Shot1 Hill Top Shot2 Hill Top Shot2 Hill Top Shot3 Hill Top Shot3 Hill Top, mid way of the hike Hill Top, mid way of the hike hill without forest hill without forest Forest density is really decreasing Forest density is really decreasing Guys waiting for the late comers Guys waiting for the late comers  Come on lets move other guys are waiting us there Come on lets move other guys are waiting us there high, higher, highest high, higher, highest Eye catching landscape Eye catching landscape Enjoying the gossip with historical buda Enjoying the gossip with historical buda A glimpse of Indrawati from Ramkot Danda A glimpse of Indrawati from Ramkot Danda Abiral bagdachha Indrawati Abiral bagdachha Indrawati Arniko highway running beside Indrawati Arniko highway running beside Indrawati Arniko Highway with its twists and turns Arniko Highway with its twists and turns Beautiful village on the bank of Indrawati river Beautiful village on the bank of Indrawati river Beutiful view of the river Beutiful view of the river Cemetery at the top of the hill Cemetery at the top of the hill Mere Flower of the hill Mere Flower of the hill Landscape Landscape May be the route of next hike May be the route of next hike Lone house in the village Lone house in the village Students enjoying thier tiffin time Students enjoying thier tiffin time View of Indrawati passing the fire caught jungle View of Indrawati passing the fire caught jungle We cant find dense forest in any hill We cant find dense forest in any hill Way to Khasa Way to Khasa That trail took us to destination That trail took us to destination Towards Dolalghat from Ramkot Danda Towards Dolalghat from Ramkot Danda D2s' sultry Siren D2s' sultry Siren There is a small temple on the top of the hill There is a small temple on the top of the hill Trying to capture the hills or the tree Trying to capture the hills or the tree Someone planned to change the route Someone planned to change the route Lets come back after 20 years and see this place Lets come back after 20 years and see this place See the heat and the moist See the heat and the moist Is it going to rain Is it going to rain New highway New highway Indrawati Indrawati We waked through the fire caught jungle We waked through the fire caught jungle Lava Full of energy this time Lava Full of energy this time Walking inside the jungle was a tough one Walking inside the jungle was a tough one fire caught jungle fire caught jungle Be carefull Upasna Be carefull Upasna Happy Thakur after passing through fire caught jungle Happy Thakur after passing through fire caught jungle Simply marvellous Simply marvellous Saal Jungle Saal Jungle Steep jungle- too hard to climb down Steep jungle- too hard to climb down Jyamdi ko Thuldi's tomato Jyamdi ko Thuldi's tomato Mr. Parajuli with his tomato Mr. Parajuli with his tomato About to rain About to rain Balla aaii pugyo hai binod Balla aaii pugyo hai binod tomato ..kilo ko dus tomato ..kilo ko dus I guess I'm 55 I guess I'm 55 here's no way out.. we must walk in rain here's no way out.. we must walk in rain Finally we managed to reach the destination Finally we managed to reach the destination Ladies plannig for fishing Ladies plannig for fishing Indrawati after rain Indrawati after rain captured almost all the parts of earth n sky captured almost all the parts of earth n sky The art of Fishing The art of Fishing Dolalghat bridge established in 1966 AD Dolalghat bridge established in 1966 AD Awanish--Lets stay here today . i don't want to leve this place Awanish--Lets stay here today . i don't want to leve this place Evening shot Evening shot Departure time Departure time


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