Nepal Short Trekking Trip, Day 1: Sundarijal to Chisapani

Our adventure started in Sundarijal which is situated about 130hrs away by car from Kathmandu. The driver had dropped us off at Shivapuri National Park entrance and we were on foot from that point onwards.

At the beginning, there wasn't much view or anything interesting that caught our attention. Instead the route is depressingly dull and the ground was dry and dusty. This went on for a few hours until lunchtime. After that (thank God!) the route turned to hiking up flight of stairs through a village. Here we were able to see villagers going about doing their chores and managed to take photos of them tending to their livestock.

Up, up the stairs we go!

After the village the route continued on uphill leading us into a thick forest.

We also passed by an army camp which we later found out to be pretty common inside national parks and continued on what seems like forever wandering inside the maze of the Nepali Jungle until we saw the first distance mountains between the bush clearings.

And slowly slowly, as we walked out from the jungle, the view just got better and better. This is when the route turned downhill into Chisapani.

By the time we reached Chisapani, it was close to sundown. Chisapani is a small village that only has a few block buildings along the stretch of a single lane road. The lodge which we were put up for the night is pretty impressive given the remote location. It was made up of bricks and comes with a nice toilet and hot shower facility.

Next morning we woke up at 650am to catch the sunrise. It was really peaceful looking at the mists giving way to the breaking of dawn.


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