Tag Archives: On the road

Dolpa Nepal – 1 and NIC

Ready to get the bus two Dolpa after spending two days for visiting the National Innovation Centre and getting our trekking permits.

Mahabir Pun and engineers at National innovation centre
Drone control from phone app
Getting ready to fly the drone
4-propeller drone test flying
Villages in Dolpa
Out itinerary for the coming 20-25 days
Sunil on the way from KTM
Limited space

AHCN # 6 Reaching Rukum on Impossible Roads.

On the third day of our trip we would emerge from the flat Terai region in south into the mountains and on the fourth we would have to drive on roads so poor, that it took us 8 hours to drive 35 kilometres.

At times the road would be too narrow for two vehicles and either one or the other would have to back up several hundred meters to find a spot with sufficient room to pass. Seeing people sitting on the top of busses and jeeps in this setting plainly seemed extremely dangerous.

Mountain side terrace-farms were everywhere on the way. We came across numerous small villages and we met many local people. We came across some view points as well and several times Sisne, the tallest peak in Rukum of 5916 metres, would reveal it self in the north. At one of the viewpoints we were lucky to catch an absolutely beautiful sunset over the peak.

We reached Rukumkot, the last location in Rukum that can be reached by car, in the dark at about 9 pm. We received a warm welcome in the village where we stayed with relatives of Dr. Justin Jung Malla.

On the Toad to Chitwan and My Chitwan Family

Panorama at Busstop on the road to Chitwan
Morning tea and Nepali newspaper at the bus

 

On the other side of the road…

 

22/11/12

Today I met my host family in Chitwan after a long and bumpy bus trip. My hosts are Krishna Dhakal, his wife Narmali, daughters Nikita (12) and Kritika (7) and son Nikit (3). Everyday morning and evening they have a meal and tea ready for me. Nikita is great at English – her pronunciation is better that her fathers, so her help is often needed.