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Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele
Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele
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Abhishek Shrestha


For this week, the Everest Uncensored team chose to explore around Lamachour via Godavari. The number of the hikers had increased to 19 including 2 ladies. The team disembarked at Godavari and had heavy breakfast in preparation for the tough climb ahead. Then the thrills through narrow trails in the woods began. They huffed and puffed up a hill with tales of tigers and geishas. 

After an hours walk through the woods, a three pronged fork lay before them. One led towards the left (deeper into the woods), another to the right (to a village in the distance) and the next right up (to the Heavens above). The team chose the left one. After nearly half an hour’s walk, figuring out that the left path led them to nowhere, they returned to the spot. And the team chose wonderful way to find which was the right path. Though many of the team mates didn’t agree, it was left with no options inside the dense forest and a coin was tossed to decide on the remaining two paths. The Heavens won and they commenced the steep climb. The team proceeded with the scenic view of the mountains and the valley. It was so exquisite that many would have opted to settle down on the hill-top for the rest of their lives, had they not have had worldly affairs to attend to down below. After walking through treacherous tracks, laid in frosted ferns at intervals, the team reached another hilltop where it munched biscuits and cheese and marveled at the achievement made so far. After an hour’s steep and dusty descent, the team thought to kill two birds with a stone and decided to have picinic there. Iit reached a farmhouse at Lamachaur and negotiated the procurement for a goat and lunch. Some busied themselves in cooking rice and mustard green, while others played cards, while some slept, and others some waited eagerly for the goat and local wine to arrive. Meanwhile, Kesar Bahadur Bista, the actual owner of the farm and a minister in the erstwhile Royal government, summoned us all and gave an oration about the place and his farm. We guessed so why he was the Minister for Agriculture. We knew that His farm had rhododendrons that range from deep red to white in color. The mustard green on his farm are the tastiest in entire Nepal; he claimed. He has grown some such unique and delicate herbs in his farm that it is better not to reveal such confidential information. He also invited the team to come again for a picnic during the time of spring when the rhododendrons are in full bloom. Finally at 4.00 pm, a late self-cooked lunch washed down with the local wine (rakshi) did wonders and jovially hollering hikers descended to Lele in the dark after five. After arrival, the team made a survey amongst the participants to assess the hiking experience which resulted as following: The Question: How did you find the hiking? The Options: (A) Excellent (B) Very Excellent (C) The Most Excellent The Result: (A) 21.05% (B) 21.05% (C) 52.64% (D) 05.26% (No participation in the Survey) Really, it was the most exciting hiking. 


Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

1. Setting out: The hikers on a van

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

2. Setting out: The hikers on a van

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

3. The breakfast at black and white

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

4. Sahuni: The hotel owner where the team took breakfast

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

5. Setting out: The hikers on a van

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

6. The map

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

7. Micro: Taking pictures

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

8. Our game: Two small boys imitate Badminton with the materials what they are availed with

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

9. The lovely wood

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

10. Ssssh! What's up there!

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

11. hrough the flowery bushes

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

12. Beautiful mountain range at the background

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

13. Beautiful mountain range at the background

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

14. Bravo! We are up here!

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

15. The flower

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

16. The wider view of the mountain range.( God is great, the atmosphere was so clear and the view is so vivid)

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

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Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

18. Hiking principle: the leaders can have rest while others follow

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

19. Hiking principle: the leaders can have rest while others follow

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

20. Hiking principle: the leaders can have rest while others follow

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

21. Hiking principle: the leaders can have rest while others follow

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

22. Hiking principle: the leaders can have rest while others follow

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

23. Too much tired

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

24. Preparing lunch: Men at work; not women

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

25. The Pullao and Vishnu

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

26. Fuuuuuuuuuu!

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

27. On the fire

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

28. The (scape!)goat

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

29. The (scape!)goat

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

30. The (scape!)goat

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

31. The farm house management

Hiking from Godavari to Lamachaur via Lele

32. The farm house management