Participants: Bikesh, Bikram, Bhanu, Dipti, Namrata, Puja, Rajiv, Shamesh, Shiv, Sophieya (Guest), Subin, and Vishnu
Route: Taudah to Bosan to Chalnakhel
Date: Sunday, Sept 23, 2007
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Trip Doom: 11-Kilo meters
Creative Support: NishchalS
Taudah to Bosan to Chalnakhe
There was one big event being aired on TV for the most of people of this region. Most of hiking participants were attached to the show on last Sunday and waiting eagerly for the schedule.
It was Indian Idol, a reproduction of An American Idol, a Nepalese origin but Indian citizen, a police officer of Indian Police Force, Prashant Tamang was one of the finalist of the show and who was popular and lucky one for winning massive Nepalese’ heart. Moreover some participants had to go in dance practice in late afternoon on the day also.
For this reason we were excited and thinking of making short and sweet journey to save energy for tossing and turning until midnight. With mixed feeling of action and passion we commenced our hike from Taudah and through green paddy field of the Bosan.
15 minutes of pace inside green, but matured paddy field, we had to go along a small canal and the anxious walk did not last for long, as we came about to meet a small stream. Although, the watercourse was rough enough for crossing, our teammates did not mind getting wet. Some tried to fly over, some walked on water and others tried for other remedies of crossing it without getting wet. It was fun to watch different practices for the same action- the act to get to the other side of the stream.
The Other side of the stream which was a reasonable ascent challenged us to climb over and pushed us into the Bosan wood. Further more we walked inside the trees, and directing ourselves to be at the hill, second to the Bhuvaneshwor, where a lonely cottage type was sighted, which the locals called it the White-House.
In about 1 hour of walking uphill, a bit tough, but sincerely worthwhile efforts were duly paid for the climb as the route provided us an awesome view of modern Kathmandu valley and the country side of other parts equally. With the enjoyment we witnessed the WH of Bosan. It looked like a private property, a summer house, and the owner lucky one.
Further ahead there was another Funnel hill connecting with Bosan hill, where we munched, rested and sighted the breath taking view, giggled and juggled for few minutes and descended from Funnel towards other side of Bosan village, where we walked about 45 minutes and discovered office van waiting for us at Chalnakhel. That drove us to Dhobi Dhara for a Thakali delicacy. After concluding with the food for thought we followed our individual course.
Those were the few memorable and funny moments, scene and sounds that really made us forget java and sql behind, if not at least for few hours.
We had lots of fun; even though it was sweet and short.
01 Bikesh stands with restored energy for journey
02 RamDev+YogaGuru-Live= Actions, knowledge and devotion for spiritual insight and trannquility
03 Double actions- running and paying homage to Ganesh
04 Team with first gear to move on
05 Personal phallic symbol of Shiv
06 In a forward direction
07 Puja with an anxious feeling
08 A cooperative unit of Sept-23
09 Shamesh demonstrates how to fly over the watercourse
10 Here Namrata exhibits how to walk on the water
11 The first destination-locals call it White-House
12 Walk-up towards height
13 Akhbare chilli – 2- are enoug for12
14 Entering into Bosan woods
15 Bikram takes lead
16 The pond is called Taudah
17 Left-Growing and flowing & Right deadand dropping
18 Bikesh at calm intent consideration
19 Rest for individual taste yet together
20 Kirtipur in a ship shape but not thatbright
21 Even ascending
22 Followed by others
23 B&B leading
24 The hill in the middle is called Chobhar has nice and easy trail
25 Not clear but view of two cities Kirtipur and Kathmandu
26 Upward parade still on
27 Stand, hold, pull and push everythingexist here
28 Different vista-Lined up and climbe up
29 Beautiful Inland
30 Dipti thought that she could not makeit now done and happy with Puja
31 Capturing Bhimsen Stamba from 12 to 13 kms distance
32 Nice and clean Bosan hill
33 Towards Matathirtha, can be another route
34 Walking towards Solithumko
35 We did not ask them what they were after but been sighted plenty of them…
36 Bhuvaneshwor hill
37 Munching at Solithumko
38 Subin, Rajiv and Shiv trying to locate their area
39 Walking makes you laughing-they say
40 Rajiv truly sure with his forefinger about the spot
42 Calanthe at efflorscence
43 Climbing down from funnel
44 Shamesh at the natural spring coolinghis water bottle
45 Freedom from difficulty
46 Big plant samll turned out
47 Guest Shophieya in front
49 Free from impurities
50 The funnel at fullest
51Waggle jeep runs for in a steady manner
52 In a village a beauty that appeals tothe senses
53 A busy respect to the Thakali goody
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Sharad hope to see you in next one. Your dear ones disappearing now. Come and let us be joyous along with your experiences.
Please come and let us have your company and make us Bhaaam too.
Hiking in D2 changed me forever. Haven’t been hiking in a long, long time, though. Let’s see if I can get back out there starting this October…. Vishnu dai, I’m coming!!
I regret I missed this hike. I appreciate spirit of the girls: Dipti, Puja, Namrata and Sophieya. I think Hiking is far pleasant than Ramdev’s yoga.
Sophiya you proved yourself as a cool customer and colorised the journeying.I must respect you for your love towards Nature. I believe you will use your civil engineering to keep beauty of Nature intact somewhere and i would like to thank you for being part of the team.
Yhe it was a lovely sunday morning with beauty to engulf us. The hills the mountains, the clear blue sky, the wind that blows our heart, the stream that thouched our soul. It was really a beautiful day.
HIKKING TO CHOBBAR
Shamesh offered me to go for hiking organized by his office. I love to go hiking but so confused. Neither wanna miss opportunity but get so afraid of being lonesome. Finally I decided to go. Different questions like how are they? How would they behave with me etc etc kept popping on my head.
D2 vehicle came to pick me at Bagdol around 8a.m. Then we had a healthy breakfast on thakali restaurant. At first I felt bit awkward but later on I found them so friendly, nice and easy going. I really enjoyed their company through out the journey.
After having breakfast, we reached the base of chobbar and started our journey. We moved along the stream. That area is quite damp and shabby and sound of running water, it’s so beautiful, and we were so close with nature. But leech spoil all our pleasure. Every time get so scared that leech may be over here or there.
Way is quite slippery but every body is helping each other. I am so impressed with there helpful nature and so much thankful for such a warm compassion.
After some walk, some guys purposed to go steep way rather than easy way. That mountain is so steep about 25 to 30 degrees. At first I’m doubt on myself but as we started we kept on moving. It’s one of most thrilling, exiting and adventurous part of hiking. I really enjoyed it.
When we reached top of mountain, felt like ya we did it. Felt like we won the victory and became so proud on one-self. As an award after a hard work, beautiful place is ahead of us. Oh god that area is mind blowing, felt like I’m in heaven. Plain area in a high altitude and panoramic view of Katmandu, its breath taking, I crushed myself why I hadn’t been here as my house is so near from here. We generally ignored jewel which is near to us.
When I reached there, first thing come on mind is, this area is great for a resort. It’s a piece of treasure .Here are so many beautiful places around the Katmandu valley but why people are stuck on same old Nagarkot, Godawari , Thankot , Dulikel only.
After some stay unwillingly we left that place. Then slowly we moved downward along the village. That area is only 2 to 3 kilometer from the Balku but life style of people is so different. But they are happier than city people at least they don’t have to cry for basic stuff like water, fuel etc. I wish false development never happen to that place.
With a tired body, we slowly reached the base of chobbar and moved toward same Thakali restaurant. We had heavy lunch and wonderful chat over there. All people are so hilarious, I really enjoyed there company.
I am so thankful to D2, shamesh and all hiking crew for giving me such a great opportunity. I had a wonderful day.