Theme: Revisiting the history
Hiking Route: Chaimali – Pauwa – LamaGaun
Hike Coordinator: Bahadur Baniya
Day: August 3, 2008, Sunday
Team: BabinsS, BahadurB, BasantaJ, BishalP, Eyasha Pandey (Purushottam Dai’s Daughter), LekhnathB, MaheshS, ManishS, PawanP, PrajwalS, PurushottamP, RaviS, SudeepS
Report By: Lekhnath Bhusal
Caption By:Ravi Sharma/Prajwal Shrestha
Creative Support: Dijup/Pallavi
We left D2 premises at 6 A.M., earlier than the usual hiking time. Our plan was to start hiking from Kulekhani. We drove to Dakshinkali and had our breakfast there. There were two routes to drive to Kulekhani. We chose the shorter one through Dakshinkali. After only five minutes of drive we were stuck in the muddy road. We asked the local people about the condition of the road ahead. They replied with the same answer- it is a bit easy, and the harder one is just the beginning. We were not satisfied with the answers; especially Ram was not sure whether he could cross that muddy road. A Sumo van driver said it was very hard even for his van to pass through the road and it would be better for us to return back. We desperately wanted to advance but our van could not move any further. Some of us got out of the van and pushed it from the back.We got out of the bus and started to walk from there itself. The place was Milan Chowk and time was 9 A.M.
We asked the local people about the way to Kulekhani and started walking along. After few minutes of walk we were not ready to continue the road, so we searched for a track for a short cut. Soon we started climbing up the hill; the local women encouraged us by saying that we could reach Kulekhani in 3 hours if we were to follow that particular track. We climbed up until we reached the top. When we reached there, we noticed that there were leeches in the jungle, canary in a coal mine. We poured salt all over our shoes. We could not find any one to ask the right way to Kulekhani-we had to decide the route on our own.We finally saw a small village down the hill and headed towards the same. We saw a small track far from us but could not figure out the right path to lead us to the track. We travelled down the way that was easier. We landed up in a very damp place where leeches started falling from almost everywhere. When we were out of that place all of us were covered with leeches. It was hard time to detach all the leeches. The villagers were also amazed seeing us there out of that damp place.
We distributed copies and pens to the children there since all the schools in Makawanpur district were closed for summer vacation. One of the villagers agreed to guide us up to Pauwa, a nearby village. We were disheartened when he told us that we were already on the wrong track to reach Kulekhani and 4 hours away from it. It was already 12:30 and it was nearly impossible to reach Kulekhani since we were not likely to get any vehicle there. It was then that we decided to return back. The villager informed us that we could return back to Pharping in about 2.5 hours. He showed us the right way to return back.
We reached Humane village in 2 hours and decided to have lunch there and informed Ram to drive back to Pharping and arrive at that village if possible. Ram drove upto Lama Village that is 45 minutes walk from Humane village.
We ordered for lunch at a local hotel and some of us decided to go up the hill. When the friends returned back, we were amazed to hear that we were at a distance which was approximately 45 minutes far from the point where we had initially started our hike. We had our lunch and returned back from to Lama Village at 4:30 P.M. and drove back.The hike was short and adventurous; we were not able to reach the planned destination due to the muddy roads of the rainy season. We finally decided that the planned trip actually deserves two days hike in this season.
32 thoughts on “Hiking from Chaimali to LamaGaun via Pauwa”
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Looks cool hiking!
hey great hike , great pics ….love it …….. but the captions on pics 14 and 42 don’t make any sense … hehe
btw, shutterbug ko admiration ma parne ma pic 14 ra 42 ko caption chai maile deko hai..
Many many thanks to Shutterbug for ur beautiful lines there
I’ve always been a gr8 fan of ur photographs. (though most of us don’t know ur identity) 😉
Pic 25, 30, 35 and 40 were some of my accidental photographs.
It feels really gr8 when someone admires one’s creativity.
A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. And every week many awesome pictures get posted here in EU Blog in ‘Hiking Recollections’ which I think should be appreciated. With my respect for those talented photographers of D2H let me do this rating to help viewers to look into it in a way it should be. I also wish to encourage those Hiker photographers to gain more knowledge on better photography. For this posting Shutterbug rates following shots as:
Creative Shot: ’08 who is that’
Perfect Shot: ’25 a story under the shade’
Lucky Shot: ’14 Bolo Alok Niranjan’
Journalistic Shot: ’42 Juga stabbed in from the back side’
Nature’s Best Shot: ‘ 40 Common Banded Peacock Butterfly’
Hilarious Shot: ’30 we can lift it’
Lazy Shot: ’04 Breakfast @ Dakshinkali’ and ’12 We will follow the shortcut’
Prize Winning Shot: ’35 landscape_02′
Happy Clicking!! Hikers 🙂
Heavy filure in writing notes, pictures, and coordination, total mess.. Heel up guys, extremely bad performance in history series that i have been reading in everest uncensored and i am wasting my time.. The Administrator of EU must not post such horrible ugly series. No adventures, no good captures, all worst
revisiting history in the sense we revisited the same place where our D2 precedes have left their foot prints before us
But where is history??????
Hey pawan who is ur guru Ramdev, Kaamdev or Damdev?? ❓
Nice pics..#69 the caption speaks it self..pawan baba ko padmasan herne mauka chahi gumyo..next time hai pawan baba…
💡 💡 💡 💡 💡 💡 💡
Nice one… Change by this.
O! lots of revisiting the history why they can’t change the theme . 😈
i love mud and leeches. I rue not being able to make it into the hiking team so much
yeah, there’s always next time. we could choose the route pharping-kulekhani next time. so that drive will also be short and we could reach in time to the destination.I hope, Someone will coordinate this hike in future.
ramraicha pics haru! but everywhere leech attack hune nai rahech 😆
I had high hopes of reaching Kulekhani and observe the huge engineering construction out there. If we had taken some risks we could have done it, but it was all about priorities. I felt very low when we had to make our way back without even taking a glimpse of Kulekhani. But, it was a team decision and we certainly had to see other priorities that lay before us. So, there are times when you are just near your goal, but for the sake of other reasons you just have to put it off.
Nevertheless, hiking was just great and the decision taken was the right decision. There’s always a next time.
41 Distributing notebook n pencil_01
Old Lady and Old Man… are they student from प्रोढ शिक्षा? 💡
@ worthless pic – if u are searching for good pics then u better go to flickr or any other site where u can find real good pics. Those are the hiking pics.. and its not compulsory that all the hikers need to be good at photography .. If u can capture ramro ramro pics then why dont u show us ur photography in the next hike 😈
hey pawan u a gal or a guy…. 😀
Hahaha… Do u know Pawan Mukti Ashana mean?
46 Padmashana experineced by Pawan
Should be Pawan Mukti Ashana
i agree with worthless pic yaso ek duita ta gals haru ko ni rakhnu ni hoina….
PIC 56 People come up the hill to worship
Revisitng the temple(Moksya devi) at Humane,dakshinkali twice in a day hike ….
One after two hours of walk and moved to jhuga ghari … other time just 45 minutes walk… 🙂 🙂 😳
yauta ramro pic chaina
sab pic haru jhur chan… 😯
Good place to hike and all in all a great capture of pics.
pic 71, 69, 60, 05, 02, 01 are really beautiful