Participants : Rudra, Prakash, Hitesh, Sharad, Milan, Prabhkar, Pradipna, Shekhar and Vishnu
Day : Sunday, March 05, 2008
Route : BishalNagar to Daman
Distance : 150 Kms on 4 wheels
Photos : MilanL
Caption : Pradipna
Report : Vishnu
Creative Support : NishchalS
Run the Van
98510 91446 blinks on the LCD of my cell phone, transmitted voice of Rudra softly spoke to me if we could gather a team. For which I could manage Prakash, Sharad, Prabhakar, Milan, Hitesh, me and Rudra himself for conquering the Sunday tradition of D2 Nepal to go on an adventure.
In respect to the mutual consent out of our above listed, to add the pleasure Shekhar and Pradipna appeared in the office premises and happily shown their enthusiasm to join the squad for the trip.
At 10:00 am eight of us left the office then picked up Milan at Soaltee junction. The contingent of ten including Ram geared up for proposed destination toward Daman. Through the hustling and bustling crowd of Kalanki we reached Naubise in around an hour with uncountable pause. We stopped for refreshment after the jostle ride and entered to Chandeshwori Restaurant for the brunch which was combined of mutton fry and beaten rice. The meal replaced our tedious drive with vivacity to move on.
With this get up and go attitude our van slowly began to ascend Satghumti, which was famous for winding turns in yester-days. After driving over the Sathghumti for an hour or so we arrived at 2030 meters height the place called Tistung, had a stop for look around and Rudra was willing to climb the eastern hill of the place but could not do that. 30 minutes of another ride brought us to Palung and halted for while to have a cultural exchange. After a consultations with a local Vishnu insisted to drive toward Agarbhanjyang on a newly built road. One hour of cruise from Palung teammates did not appreciate the turn and decided to return to previous junction of Palung Bazaar, there after headed to Daman.
It was almost 5 o’clock in the evening when we decided to charge with wee dram to overcome our fatigue simultaneously we put an order to prepare an early dinner for the typical traditional Nepalese taste. To satisfy our temptation Kalo Daal (black pulse), Gundruk (dried soured green), mustard green and of course without missing the mutton were prepared. This feast was lavish enough to rejuvenate all of us. When we done with this Daman party it was nearly 6:30 pm and time for us was to return.
At the beginning when we started from Kathmandu we had a hope that we would make a reasonable hike but somehow we could not maintain the stride instead it turned “run the van”
Although Rudra’s tactful approach of discussion engaged us in playful manner for 12 hours was incredible and appreciable. Sometime finesse in certain way can be entertaining if it remains unharmed in words and deeds.
01 Street Ludo
02 The road takes you somewhere special plot
03 Someday you might spend a night in this Kanakot
04 Wanted to become a truck driver when i was young
05 Non academic engineering
06 I am late to pursue truck driving career
07 Waiting for brunch
08 Hello Groom where do you take the bride
09 Getting ready for Boston
10 Cricket Fever
11 In search of Rainbow Trout
12 Part of the Rajpath
13 How much profit can be made with 1 IPhone
14 Rudra likes to take Sharad to the top of Tistung hill
15 Prakash says there is another one
16 Precaution for when she gets bigger
17 Bears the weight of another thing
18 Shekhar and Prakash for WWF
22 Tiny hike
23 Bus with wedding guests going to Hetauda
24 Part of Palung
25 Another look of Palung
26 Tinikka Tinikka Tinikka Tan
27 Next time on those hill
29 A for alone, B for beauty, C for …..
30 Flower of the season
31 Daman ke Chaman mei
32 FM station at Daman
33 Sharmilee ko Bhale
34 Who wants to be a Ghar Jwai!!
35 Guess why the van is here
36 And the answer is here!!!