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Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali
Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali
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Manish Man Singh


Yet another hiking from Deerwalk (excited for sure) and we all knew for sure that there was something about this hike as we had Shutterbug (AKA Jitendra Bajracharya) with us on the hike. Khokana, a traditional and tiny Newari village eight kilometers south of Kathmandu (on the outskirts of Patan), which has its own history and has retained its tradition and culture.This village was not far from Kathmandu but surely had lots for the photographers. Shutterbug started with a team briefing about Khokana. It was morning around 9 AM where most of the people were enjoying the warmth of the sun and women sitting outside spinning, men crushing seeds, and other daily activities.The village is famous for its unusual mustard-oil harvesting process in which a heavy wooden beam is used to crush the mustard seeds in order to extract the oil.Khokana is a unique village which can be taken as a model of a medieval settlement pattern with a system of drainage and chowks. It houses chaityas and a Mother Goddess temple. The most amazing part is that we also saw the first house in Nepal where electricity was provided.Those that visit Nepal for the sheer experience of learning more about the lives and cultures of the local peoples will usually enjoy visiting even the simplest little farming village and getting to know the local inhabitants better. Clearly, Khokana does have something to offer – even if it will only keep you busy for a few hours. 

 This sunday deerwalk hike was totally different from other hike. Shutter Bug (Jitendra Bajracharya) was with us to share his views about photography. We started our hike from Khokana which was about 6/7 kilometers from Kathmandu city limit (ring road) to the south in the lalitpur district lies the village of Khokana (Tipical Newari Village). Khokana is very good place for Photo Session. We learned some tips and tricks about photography. Perfect way to promote village tourism of this country. Thanks to the team. 

Aawat Adhikari: Apart from other regular hike from Deerwalk, this was very different and special one. We had Jitendra Bajracharya and Aishu Mathema, renowned Photojournalist of Nepal, in our Hike team. Got to learn more Photography skills and the way to Interact with local peoples from them. They shared their professional mantras which I will always remember before taking any shots. And from this hike, also I knew few and interesting stuffs about Historical Khokana and Pharping, It was like time travelling to the Past. 

Niraj Thapa: Hike from Deerwalk has always been a great experience. Besides that, the hike from Khokana to Farping which extended to Dakshinkali was organized as Outdoor Photography Training Session provided from the institute guided by Shutter Bug (Jitendra Bajracharya). So with refreshment and fun being there, it was much more educational and knowledgeable. Thanks to everyone. 

Nisha Sharma Pandit: This hiking was very exciting and special for me because it was a photography hiking.I got a chance to know the lifestyle of the people of Khokana, Brick factory and people suffering from leprosy which is very heart touching. Also i visited the 1st power house Nepal (2nd power house of Asia) Chandrajyoti Jalvidyut, still running in its 101 years it is just amazing. Altogether, it was tremendous hiking! I want to thank Deerwalk and Jitendra Bajracharya for providing us the great opportunity to learn a lot about Photography skills.

 


Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

1. a typical Nepali house

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

2. Beads for the devotees

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

3. Early morning sunrays beating down on the streets of Khokana

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

4. Naughty kid

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

5. Mother carrying her son around the village and stops by for the click

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

6. Old man stand in amusement

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

7. Freedom

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

8. Granny enjoying the warmth of the sun with her Grand childrens

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

9. Hikers

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

10. Inside the house of electricity

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

11. Morning glory

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

12. Thiking about the good old days probably

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

13. where ever I can get the warmth of the sun

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

14. child labor working in brick factory

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

15. symbol of Hindu marriage

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

16. manufacturer of clay facing bricks.

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

17. many drops of water make a river

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

18. dangerous dog

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

19. duck walk

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

20. green parrot on a tree eating a nut

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

21. Valentine Rose

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

22. guess what...

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

23. Meditating Buddha

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

24. Busy

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

25. Feat with Harmony, sharing resources

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

26. Goat Climbing for Sunlight in Cold

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

27. golden Rays of Sun

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

28. Rush for Something

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

29. old days....

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

30. In the Frame

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

31. lets Make Our Place Clean, Daily Chores at Khokana

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

32. Morning job

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

33. Utilizing spare Time (Playing Cards)

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

34. Future of tomorrow

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

35. Head Strong

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

36. This is how the bricks are COOKED

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

37. this is where we started our actually hiking

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

38. money coupon

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

39. happy siblings

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

40. hard sun

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

41. innocence

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

42. leisure

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

43. mother care

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

44. nothing to smile for

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

45. old carrier, modern needs

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

46. walk of life

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

47. warm sun and wind in my ear

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

48. smile please

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

49. kids taking a stroll after lunch

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

50. villagers washing cloths during the weekend

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

51. where is my mama!

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

52. its warm here

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

53. bricks everywhere

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

54. dailywork

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

55. dusty brick work

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

56. its tiffin time

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

57. Near and far view

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

58. rush to go to school..

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

59. Typical nepali house

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

60. What is there

Hiking from Khokana to Dakshinkali

61. Up and Down ...