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Hiking from Sanga to Nagarkot

Title : 2008 Feb – D2Hawkeye Hiking from Sanga to Nagarkot
Participants : Julie, Sanjeet, Niraj, Kapil, KeshavB, Asim, Deepak, Dhilung, Mamata, Bidha, Sita, RinaM,and Vishnu,
Route : Sanga to Nagarkot
Time : 6 hours & 30 minutes
Distance : 20 km (Appx)
Date : Sunday, Feb 10, 2008
Report : Sita Pun
Photos : Asim and DeepakM
Captions : Asim and DeepakM
Creative Support: NishchalS

Excited about hiking, I woke up at 4.45 am in the morning but more interesting was that I had already finished hiking in my dreams. We (I, Rina and Asim) were picked up by office van at Singhadarbar at around 7.45 am. After having breakfast, we headed towards our destination and started hiking from Sanga at 9 am. Walking through fields, making our own way across the highs and lows of mountains, visiting temples, barking dogs, being in different group and making new friends was a unique experience in itself.
On the way, we visited Ganesh Ma. Vi (School) at Tathali ( Bhaktapur) and handed some copies and pencils among lower grades students of the school. Asking the local people over there, we corrected our way. Among the pine trees, we had some snacks as well as some snaps: P (especially ever ready pose of Mamata, Bidha and Rina). Pointing towards the tower, we were saying that, that is our destination, that seemed so FAR, so many mountains in between but we were destined to move ahead no matter what. We got splitted in two groups heading in two different directions but towards the same destination i.e TOWER of Nagarkot. I was so tired and had gone to extreme low, thanks to the moral support of Rina, Keshav, Dhilung, Mamata, Bidha & Sanjit, I got fully energized once again. On the way, we met a woman of KalamMashi village, she was taking grasses in “doko” to her home. I felt that life is still as difficult as I used to hear earlier. Schools are not fully equipped by modern facilities, but the zeal of students to study and teachers’ to teach is praiseworthy.
Fascinated by the beauty of nature, I wished I could stay there forever. Something that has always attracted me: the mountains, those scenes, the wind, the terrace fields, etc …” I was among them”… It was really really fabulous!!! Finally, we had our candle light dinner in Nagarkot (thanx to loadshedding: P) and Vishnu’s love story made it even more enjoyable: P.
Though I preferred to talk less (unlikely to my talkative nature), the overall journey was really nice which gave me the CONFIDENCE that I TOO CAN WALK for such long hours across the mountains. Scarcity of diesel & petrol did affect me too, office van couldn’t drop us at home and it was so difficult to find taxi too, thanks to my brother who picked me up and I finally reached home at around 9 pm.

01Charge with a function

02 Free of restrain

03 Hold for run

04 Commencement from Sanga

05 A race toward Daha Gaun

06 A stop for Pancha Kannya temple

07 Giving close and thoughtful attention

08 Julie in rhythmical steps without music

09 Band together

10 Teen Chori in Tori Bari

11 A visible display

12 Being attached to….

13 Deepak in sliding lead

14 But this was other way around

15 Freed from illness

16 Group Therapy

17 Expertise of Julie

18 Hold my hand and follow me

19 Bewildered

20 V for Julie

21 The Born Hikers

22 The Magician

23 The Girls Guidance

24 Patterns

25 Who’s friend of this

26 Tathali Gaun

27 Natural Instinct

28 Chilgadi

29 Hikers go back to Childhood

30 Lost in Texas

31Julie ready for the action

32 Here she goes…..

33 Dhilung can tell the story

34 Gurubazz..

35 Leaving Ganesh Higer Secondary behind

36 ..dear I’m in Texas

37 A pause for something

38 Here arrives the Excellency

39 Walking in between field and forest

40 Matrix

41 Ascends begins…

42 Lives fly high

43 Bad Master

44 Siris you r missing the adventure

45 2X2= 4

46 Sounds Good!

47 Hiking with dancing

48 What would be the Baba’s preaching here

49 Next time lets go to Goa

50 Kagbeni II

51 Without Ice Hokey Stick

52 RC demonstration

53 A temporary suspension of progress

54 Got the message

55 Entering into Nala Jungle

56 Terpentine Laughing

57 Vijayee bhava!

58 Fun @ short break

59 In the name of wild flower

60 Arrival of visitor

61 Water, biscuits, gossips….

62 Des Pardes

63 Walking in the Bhanjyang

64 Boderline of the Nature

64 Looks smaller but asks 3 hours to climb

65 Rocking walk

65 The tower that has a power to revolveyou round

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  6. “…. she was taking grasses in “doko” to her home. I felt that life is still as difficult as I used to hear earlier. Schools are not fully equipped by modern facilities, but the zeal of students to study and teachers’ to teach is praiseworthy.”….. Very true! The best part of ‘hiking’ is, you get to see your country and learn LIFE.

    Good to read reality vividly through Sita’s words rather than Asim’s and Deepak’s numerous pictures which nearly run my patience out, to view them all. Gosh! I had to refresh it several times.

    Tips on posting photos:
    Don’t post tons of pictures; because it takes longer time to get downloaded for viewers who don’t have sound net connection. Let one picture speak thousand words, not thousand pictures to speak one word ‘HIKE’. I guess you guys know all those technological drawbacks of internet, hoina ta.

    And have seen pictures which are underexposed, no focal theme, repetition… please avoid these things. Select 10 best or 15 best pictures and post it.

    And one more tips, putting captions that makes no sense distract the real beauty of pictures. Better leave pictures uncaptioned than keying wrong words.

    Pictures no: 24, 47, 60, 65 are beautiful, enjoyed the profundity of landscape.

  7. It was good to be back to hiking after long time. Enjoyed ❗

    VisnuDai -nice time slicing shoot 😆
    Rina – thanks for reminding me the missing part 🙂
    Kapil – song encyclopedia 😯
    Sita – u missed that nursery rhyme part in the write up. 😉
    Asim – 300 ❗
    Deepak – sorry hai 😛
    Mamata n Bidha – cheeeze 😮

    Kesav dai – we havent finshed yet ! :mrgreen:

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