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
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
A Clear shot by Awanish
everyone ready to start the hike
Guys be careful at Suspension bridge
Cindy ..be care full here are lots of suspension bridge
A hot sunny day-BEAT THE HEAT-our theme
Part time job(far more easy than the work load of D2)
Two shikaris K and S
Rato mato everywhere
Shree Jana Jagriti Primary School
Baba interested in macros
Co-ordinator come on what is this !!
Guess who are those lacking behind
Hill steps used for farming
Indra Kamal (used for making perfumes)
What a Shot by Baba!!
We passed this hill
We have to walk thru this hill
Niraj Shah flat due to extreme hot
I can’t walk its the tough I’ve ever had need some enegy
Shadow of clouds over the hill
A Small Village
A shot from the top of the hill
Hill Top Shot1
Hill Top Shot2
Hill Top Shot3
Hill Top, mid way of the hike
hill without forest
Forest density is really decreasing
Guys waiting for the late comers
Come on lets move other guys are waiting us there
high, higher, highest
Eye catching landscape
Enjoying the gossip with historical buda
A glimpse of Indrawati from Ramkot Danda
Abiral bagdachha Indrawati
Arniko highway running beside Indrawati
Arniko Highway with its twists and turns
Beautiful village on the bank of Indrawati river
Beutiful view of the river
Cemetery at the top of the hill
Mere Flower of the hill
May be the route of next hike
Lone house in the village
Students enjoying thier tiffin time
View of Indrawati passing the fire caught jungle
We cant find dense forest in any hill
Way to Khasa
That trail took us to destination
Towards Dolalghat from Ramkot Danda
D2s’ sultry Siren
There is a small temple on the top of the hill
Trying to capture the hills or the tree
Someone planned to change the route
Lets come back after 20 years and see this place
See the heat and the moist
Is it going to rain
We waked through the fire caught jungle
Lava Full of energy this time
Walking inside the jungle was a tough one
fire caught jungle
Be carefull Upasna
Happy Thakur after passing through fire caught jungle
Steep jungle- too hard to climb down
Jyamdi ko Thuldi’s tomato
Mr. Parajuli with his tomato
About to rain
Balla aaii pugyo hai binod
tomato ..kilo ko dus
I guess I’m 55
here’s no way out.. we must walk in rain
Finally we managed to reach the destination
Ladies plannig for fishing
Indrawati after rain
captured almost all the parts of earth n sky
The art of Fishing
Dolalghat bridge established in 1966 AD
Awanish–Lets stay here today . i don’t want to leve this place
36 thoughts on “Hiking from Panchkhal to Dolalghat”
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It’s nice to see hikers effort and the pictures.
TheGreatHiker, thanks for boosting our morale. I correct your typo, “head”=”heat” if i misinterpreted let me know I am wrong although head would make sense as well because head suffered the most. Again,”suburb”=”superb” although suburb is beauty there.
The reports seems great!!!!!!!!
It seems the hike was great and everyone seemed enjoyed walking against the head and humidity.
hats off to all the hikers who made it hope they will scale more difficult hiking trails.
The scenario is just suburb
Rain Shadow has no job in hiking trip blogs but to write […] […] and nothing else that has no meaning.
some captures of the landscapes look better than as seen by the naked eye…the rainmust have helped clear the sky for taking these beautiful shots… nice :)…
cheers to all hikers!!
Sudhira, the new commentor, welcome to next hiking.Please consult one of the travel co-ordinators.
Photos are simply marvellous !
Wow! nice pics. Pic 77- Serenity dissolved!
Hope it will rain, in my next hike too 🙂
n at last flower has come out of the wall – good.
Nice pics and Ravi great hike.
k ho binod , kina slow ! 😀
BeatTheHeatMore, do not pin point on ppl’s personal life. You need not care what happened. Comment fairly on general things about this superb hiking never before experienced by anybody. The Heat, The Half tress, The burnt forests with hot ashes, and The Shower that took all our heat away. We slipped on red mud and finally reached destination. Look at the Confluence of Bhotekoshi and Imdrawati.
Beat The Heat More like in Photo # 71 where the girl wraps her body under stomach with clothes although she is wearing jeans. Or Was her jeans torn during the so called tough hiking?
Diwakar, why the hell you need to know how Cindy enjoyed? It is her personal matter. Do not plunge too deep into others affaira. People like you comment on foreigners and tourists so thaey do not come again to make Nepal poorer still which has no other Industry. All Other Industries in Nepal except Tourism is going down.
Diwakar You are free to join us. Just let you leave your name to one of our coordinators.
The best way to explore the natural beauty of our country……..never got chance to go like this but seeing u guys walking in the endless path, enjoying……… every moment hmm can’t imagine how beautiful the journey it was…….. and by seeing the picture i felt like i was seeing the heaven inside our country……. keep up ur good work by exploring our country more and more and its nice to see that guest gal named “cindy” was with u guys i hope she too enjoyed the tough part of the hiking……………………
AntiHikingLover, what is your name ? is it Anti – Hiking but a Lover or anti- HikingLover who loves hiking or antiHiking lover love those who do not want to hike?
Anyway, we have limitations of photographs. The site EverestUncensored.org is intended for Nepali users. But 95% Nepalese can see text only as those images wopuld never load in cyber cafes.
We want others to enjoy like you with super bandwidth which allows millions of pics to be viewed easily.
Best Hiking till now.
I did not go to hiking but heard the story. why u guys did not post the K and S monkeying around the large Peepal Tree? I heard that the pic is superb. The fatigue due to heat lost there beneath the tree.
barren land 59 to sprouting vegetation 66 . . . . nice!!!
Simply Awesome picutre…keep it up guys….
Amazing Shot!!!…it is like the scene of any beach at sunset ..Great photography…..
Actually the name of that old man was “buda” 🙂 …
We asked him so he replied this way-“Im Ram kumar budathoki .. and im 75 years old. People call me IITIHASIK(Historical) BUDA..”
He likes when people call him as historical buda. So we thought of keeping the nick name of that old man here.
Tough one…actually the fatigue legs were in search of Indrawati river..in course of searching the ultimate destination, the eyes got chance of viewing some splendid scenes of the locality…BEATING THE HEAT…defying the gravity…challenging the rain and slippery Rato Mato….getting acquinted with the experience of legendry elder Baa…..this hiking was the mixed pack of burning the energy and adventure….simply Great Hiking..lets plan similar one once again…
Walking through the fire caught jungle and walking in rain….two best parts of the hiking..What an experience!!!!
It was one of the unique and unforgettable hiking ever we had. Hiking was as per the theme “Beat The Heat”. We really enjoyed walking on a very hot day and climbing up hills and cruising down the narrow steep hill way. I personally thank our hiking coordinator SanjeetB for choosing such a great route for hiking.
One of the tuff hiking i’ve ever had …hmmm !!! one of the best hiking i must say. Actually i was the one who chosed the wrong way 😉 which made the hiking much more enjoyable.. Walking in the rain with bare foot no shoes.!!! yet another good experiece. And the fish of dolalghat 😎
73. I guess I’m 55 noooooo at least 60 😀
This is amazing!! I am jealous!!
One objection with #32 caption. This is a disrespect. They are not historical but our contemporary villagers.
wow!!! sounds like a page out of a travel book….truly beautiful places.
Wow – this theme is already on the lead! Watch out guys – 51 more to go. Good snaps and nice report. Way to go!