Saturday, December 5, 2015

Charikot View Tower Conquered

Traveling was totally stopped after earthquake,,,the work pressure and all other reasons,, , but today with my office colleagues we planned to visit charikot view tower, deurali-a junction and bhoot pokhari – ghost pond.  It was 12 am in the morning that we set our journey from charikot. We took some chicken curry, rice and pickle from home and we bought some chips and coke from the shop.
The view tower was up hill and it was a bit hard while walking up the hill,,,, the guide was the daughter of our colleague,, on the way to charikot view tower, there was a beautiful place where we took a lot of pictures,, after resting for a while we left for the view tower,, we had to pass a small jungle,,
The view tower was located on the top of hill which is in construction phase,,, the tower is 6 storey building,, I felt dizzy while climbing the tower,, and I am afraid of heights ,,,we took some pictures there and we went to a suitable place for our lunch,,,,there were cracks on the hill due to earthquake,,,the lunch was delicious and the weather was too cold.
As soon as we finished our lunch we got down through the different path,,, following a deep dense forest,, on the way I found some edible lichens,,,I plucked and collected with the help of my colleagues,,,I collected  a bag full of lichens,,It will be a gift to my mother and she will be happy as these edible lichen is indigenous knowledge and which is not available in the market,, The lichens are tasty with the pork meat,,,
We went to Deurali – a famous junction where we bought the ‘Chauri Churpi’ which is local and tasty. There was a gumba where we took some pictures,, we drank milk tea there and move towards the Bhoot Pokhari- Ghost pond.

The ghost pond is named as ghost pond because it looks black. It is a beautiful place like a shooting location,,, we took lot’s and lots of pictures ,, The battery of my camera showed low and it was getting dark so we returned to Charikot before it got dark,,, The day ended with beautiful memory, healthy mind and healthy body,,



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

बिदाको दिन

'अनी टाढै ?' छिमेकी दिदी सोध्नु हुन्छ
'घुम घाम ' उतर दिन्छु
एक्लै घुम्ने परिबेश नभएको हाम्रो समाजमा एक्लै घुम्न निस्केको मलाई देखेर अनौठो मान्दै फेरी मलाई प्रश्न गर्नु हुन्छ ' अनी बाबु उतै ?'

  ' हजुर '
  यसरी सुरु भएको थियो मेरो शनिबारको दिन दोलखा यति सुन्दर भन्ने कुरा मलाई कहिल्यै थाहा हुन्थेन होला यदि यहाँ नआएको भए। धेरै दिन पछी चरिकोट को मौसम खुलेको थियो अनी त्यो खुलेको मौसममा गौरिशंकर हिमाल मुस्कुराइ रहेझै लाग्थ्यो। अब गौरिशंकर हिमाल पनि आफ्नो झै लाग्न थालेको शायद मकालु हिमाल नि यती आफ्नो नलाग्दो हो ।।। गौरिशंकर हिमाल बादल लाई हेर्दा यस्तो लाग्थ्यो जस्तो कुनै लेडिजले मिलेको कुर्था सलवार लगाएको जस्तो ।।। सेतो हिमाल अनी सेतो बादल ।।

चैते दशै को दिन ।भिमेश्वोर मन्दिरमा मानिसको घुइचो मानिसको घुइचो देखेर आफु मात्र कस्तो नास्तिक रहेछु जस्तो लाग्छ मन्दिर को अर्कीटेक्चरले आकर्शित गरे पनि फोहोर नै फोहोर ले गर्दा मन दिक्क हुन्छ अझ त्यो माथि बली दिएको रगतको कुरै नगरौ खुट्टा टेक्न नि मन हुँदैन तर बिभिन्न मानिसहरु को कृयाकलाप हेर्न आनन्द हुन्छ कोइ फुलको टोकरी बोकेर लाइन बसेको , कोइ बत्ती बाली रहेको , कोइ फोटो खिचिरहेको , कोइ विवाह सम्पन्न गरी रहेको अनी कोइ जस्तो अरु लाई अवलोकन गरी रहेको सबै खलको मानिसहरु

भिमेश्वोर मन्दिर तल त्रिपुरा सुन्दरी को महल अवस्थित ईतिहास थाहा नभएपनी महल मन मोहक त्यसै टहल्न आनन्द लाग्दो बातावरण अनी अली तल हरियाली पार्क निर्माणहिन अवस्थामा जहाँ बाट गौरिशंकर हिमालको द्रिश्य अवलोकन गर्न सकिन्छ मोबाईलमा भएको संगीत सुन्दै गौरिशंकर हिमाललाई टोलाउन पाउँदा स्वर्ग यही जस्तो लाग्छ ।। तर कुनै कुरा नि स्थाइ हुँदैन .. त्यो क्षणको आनन्द लिएर फर्किने सुरसार कस्छु कुनै दिन फेरी त्यहाँ आउने वाचा लिएर ।।।।। 
माता लाई गुराँसको फुल 

त्रिपुरा सुन्दरी महल 
हरियाली पार्क 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

5 Reasons why I visited Manthali Ramechap district this weekend

First
Manthali is the headquarter of Ramechap district which lies on the bank of Tamakoshi river and I wanted to explore it.
Second
It is just 2 hrs and 30 min drive from Charikot, Dolakha district. The bus starts it’s journey from charikot at 9 am and last bus from Manthali leaves at 3 pm to Charikot. Between this time, we can take a tour to Tamakoshi river, have meal and roam around Manthali bazaar. 
Third
I was really excited to take some new photographs of 2015. Though photography has remained as a hobby since long time, I feel relaxed after taking good photographs. They help me in taking out my frustrations, heal my soul and fill energy within myself. So I don’t want to quit photography.
Fourth
I really wanted to buy some local beans. The geographical condition of Ramechap is dry so the beans are the most suitable crop to cultivate there. People mostly are involved in bean cultivation. But as we reached there and asked for local bean we got negative response. The local beans are sold only on “Haat”-the local market during Mondays. So we returned empty hand.
Fifth

My husband was free after such a long time. I always miss my son wherever I go and feel sad. But I read somewhere that sometimes it is good to spend time by husband and wife together. This helps to nurture the relationship which finally benefit the child so no worries.
A Typical Nepali house at Manthali 

Dry maize plants harvest in trees

 mustard flower fragrance ....and a book

Friday, January 9, 2015

Kharidhunga,,,360 degree view,,,clear winter days,,, weekend,,,memory ,,, December 2014

As long as I stay in Dolakha, I have plan to visit most of the places like Sailung, Kalinchowck, Lamabagar, Singati,,,,Once in a month I go to Kathmandu to visit my son, and once in a month I have to visit my field areas,,,,I always have few weekends to plan for my personal travel,,,
My latest travel on December 2014 was Kharidhunga, Dolakha. It was a fine and a cool day when we (with husband) took bus from Charikot to Kharidhunga,,it takes  one hour to reach but the scenic beauty of Dolakha glues our eyes to the beautiful landscapes outside the bus,,,,I put my ear plug to listen to beautiful songs in my phone to divert my vehicle sickness,,,it really helps me but don’t know till when???
Khardhunga is located at an altitude of 2500m,,, it is barren and this has added beauty to this place,,,,it is one of the popular film shooting location and it is also popular picnic spot for local people,,,From Kharidhung, on clear day mostly it is clear on winter season,,you can see 360 degree panoramic view of Doalkha and Sindhupalchock,,,

We sit and take beautiful pics,,,sun bathing and a great book is a good combination in winter days,,,,
My husband exploring Himalayas

The beautiful hills, where the heart flows

The combination of nature and the good book

The beauty where eyes glue

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A Journey to remember

Cloudy days, ,,I wake up early in the morning and today I have to walk 4 hrs . Have full energy and start my journey from my temporary residence. Some hesitation lies on me as I have never walked alone in remote village silence road. My feet move fast..  to kill the silence in the air, I greet people ‘Namaste’. They return my greetings and their eyes questions me. I move forward enjoying my solitary walk.
My colleague who is a local, has duty to guide me and set off on a journey above the village. He gives me the geographical ideas of the village and informs about the local herbs like Ghortaple which is used as a medicine for fever, cold etc.  He shows another herb and I forget its name and uses. Herb has been my new interest lately. I need to do some research before taking herbs seriously so will be planning to buy some herb books soon. And I start to plant those herbs in my kitchen garden.

Jungle is over and my colleague gives the direction and return back to his village, still more hrs is left to reach destination. I move forward enjoying the summer scenery.  I rest and take a deep breath of fresh air. I remember my husband and my son. They must be somewhere at Kathmandu and then, I start to write in my digital note “ Standing at chautari, somewhere at dolakha. Below me paddy field lies green. The murmuring sound of river, insects .. hen .. can be heard. The mist has covered the valley and the rays of sun are lightly making the warm weather . Time to move forward.. still more hrs left to make by my happy feet”
I greet every person I meet on the way, it relaxes me. I talk to them and they are curious about my whereabouts. I answer them ‘Far very far’ .

Finally, my destination welcomes me where women are preparing to celebrate song competition on the occasion of Teej.
The path where my foot steps are printed

The journey is exciting as well as dangerous. I look into the bhir below me..

Happy to reach to a place like this.. mesmerizing.. 

My temporary residence where local tasty food is served.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Domestic Tourism in Ghale Gaon

The long journey to a new place is tiring and when that new place turns out to be a piece of heaven, and then the price of tiring effort is paid off. Ghale Gaon, Lamjung district is well fitted in this case. A beautiful village lies on the lap of  Mount Lamjung, Mount Harka Gurung and Mount Himalchuli. Lamjung is the birth place of Late Dr Harka Gurung so the mountain name is changed to his name to pay tribute to him. He was a scholar, geographer, politician, sportsman and artist. Far across is the place where he chased his father to Kathmandu, bare foot in order to study in Kathmandu as explained in  ‘ Bisaya Bibid’ his book.

The mountains are so close to village and it feels like the mountains are gazing us. Local people say that the Himalaya has become black from last few years otherwise the Himalayas used to be white with snow all year round. May be this is the sign of global warming.

Local set of khaja called as Jhilung along with tea and local radish pickle

Majestic view of Mount Lamjung, Mount Harka Gurun and Mount Himalchuli from Ghale Gaon

Cascade of hills; the dangerous road leads through these hills

The rays of setting sun reflects the Himalayas

Monday, July 28, 2014

Black water valley: Beauty at its peak


 Summer has always different charm in UK, farnborough can’t escape with this charm. The sun rise early, and sets late. Days are longer so people can enjoy the park, forest and nature after returing home late in the evening. So British eagarly wait for summer and when there is arrival, they spent it as if the summer is not going to come again in their  life.
The blackwater valley which is a part of Hawley meadows near farnborough is a quiet and calm place to enjoy the summer and many people come there late in the afternoon to relax. Historically, this area was hedge-bordered fields, used by local people to graze their livestock and cut grass for hay.The river which is  black in color, flows through the middle of blackwater valley.

“Make a  hay while the sun shines”: Busy Bee collecting honey in order to survive in the harsh winter of UK
Riped  wild berries, but doesn’t taste as good as of Nepal.
Organic water cress collected for vegetable. Water cress is not found in any groceries in UK.
Hawley Meadows: Cattle grazing in the evening but couldn’t see any shepherd.
Evening walk is wonderful