en.infoglobe.cz » Nepal VIII: Mani

Nepal VIII: Mani

Published: 18.1.2012
Sixth day of our trek, we got up at six o'clock in the morning and after perfecting Tibetan pancakes, we set off at seven. Soon we came to Deng, the village, which should be our rest house, and had the tea there on the unfinished balcony.

It should be noted that in this area we passed a number of newly fabricated hotels. I suppose the Manaslu area in a few years transformed into a highly tourist area with tens of thousands of visitors each year, as it is in the vicinity Annapuren. So we were really pleased that the beauty of this trek, we can still enjoy the privacy.

On the way grew litchi, but unfortunately was not ready yet, so we couldn’t eat it. We saw a Buddhist building where he was standing on a large metal cylinder (later we met yet another, woody one). We walked inside. All the walls were various images of Buddha - young Buddha, Old Buddha, laughing Buddha, the Buddha misbehaving. Especially the last one character I felt the power of Buddha. To me the character seemed like a devil, very badly gaped. Hari but claimed that this is also the Buddha before enlightenment. It also told us that this building, and especially inside the cylinder handling and says that we turn the cylinder. When we do, we say lucky. You should spin one, three, five times, etc. The speed number must be odd. We did as told and then we went on. After the tour we also met frequently walls on which were stacked plates with holy texts. It must be circumvented so that they are always on the right side, as well as all Buddhist buildings, and also called mani. Hari always, when we walked around the mani, humming prayer “Om mani padme hum”.

 

Due to the rapid rise of water by about 150% in Kathmandu we started to disinfect water from the river. We had to disinfect the rest of the drops from previous trips have been to maintain a good taste of the best water around. When you run out, we used a two-component powder that although he was quite fast, but it left a pretty strong taste. Finally, we also had pills that were one-and didn’t leave any special taste, but disinfection of one litre lasted 2 hours and that's why we use them only when we had enough of water.

We spent the night on the loggia Buddhist family in Ghapu. When we arrived, the building echoed with some music, especially drums. Hari told us that it will last for about an hour and that it is a Buddhist prayer, to bring happiness into the house. They met here because of the blessing of lamas from nearby monasteries. Hari wondered if we say it does not matter if we do not disturb a prayer so that we would therefore like to go from here. We really did not mind, quite the contrary. Even we could peek into the room where the performance was. There sat a few men, who loud, with the sound of drums, prayed. They used the corn in the same time. What I do not know, but there was a lot of corn. When it was over, all participants got a big portion of Bhat. We could eat after them. I wrote daily, while Zuzana again practiced with elastic her back. Suddenly I could see her not practicing by herself. In the other end of the elastic was pulling by some lama. When he got bored, the reins took Hari. Apparently Zuzana´s elastic was interesting for everybody.  

Text/photo: Kristýna Bartůňková



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

Nepal I.- Ready For Trip
Published: 30.11.2011
One March day we were with friends roamed the Ore Mountains, and in talking about everything was his turn to our favourite topic - travel. I am very sorry that I can this year due to various obligations set out on a long journey.

Nepal XVII: A short trek north of Kathmandu
Published: 21.3.2012
After a relaxing day, in Kathmandu spent especially by shopping of different scarves, beads, clothing and more, we went on a three-day trip to the not too distant mountains to the north. The day before departure, we had the desire to buy a seat reservation at the bus station, but we weren´t successfull.

Nepal XVI: the final part of trek around Manaslu
Published: 14.3.2012
The second day after leaving the five thousand high saddle, we considered as the most difficult part of the journey. It started with no breakfast, which almost could not eat. Apple pie was still quite good, but the pudding, which was to be involved and who brought us next to the bowl, it was almost inedible. Another course, chocolate pudding tasted like hot chocolate because it was not at all th

Nepal XV: Long Descent
Published: 7.3.2012
After climbing to the saddle, the highest point of our journey, we declined to Bimtang village and there spent the night. The next day long descent waited for us and overcoming long distances, so it was advisable to set off quite early. In the morning Hari annoyed us, because he walked around and looked significantly at his watch, as we already should leave.

Nepal XIV: In The Saddle
Published: 29.2.2012
The peak of our journey around Manaslu we left behind. Now if only we had way down and it was much worse than the previous climb. We had to go down is infinitely long and steep downhill. The road was covered with stones and gravel, so it was necessary to look under the feet, to don’t slip on the wrong terrain. Soon we got bored and more over we were finishing the water.

Nepal XIII: Dharamsala
Published: 22.2.2012
After two and a half days in the village Samdo we had to, though quite reluctant, leave and go to Dharamsala, which is the last stop before the saddle. Due to my cold I went quite slowly and Zuzka with Milan adapted me, but I think, they didn't mind. We left the crowds of tourists to pass us and then we felt more relaxed.

Nepal XII: Samdo, another acclimatization
Published: 15.2.2012
The peak of our trek came on and we found ourselves at an altitude of nearly four kilometres altitude. Village Samdo therefore has become our habitat for the next two days, which we wanted to spend with acclimatizing.

Nepal XI: The First Acclimatization Trip
Published: 8.2.2012
Samagoan village lies at an altitude of three and a half thousand meters and became the place from which we decided to go to the first acclimatization trip.

Nepal X: Samagoan
Published: 1.2.2012
A trip to a Buddhist Monastery in Lho, where we attended a ceremony of prayer by using music, was really successful. When we went down in a good mood, ate ordered breakfast and because we refrain longer in the monastery longer than originally planned, we had also a lunch. About 12.30 pm we went to Samagoan village (3530 m a. s. l.).

Nepal XVIII: The Final
Published: 28.3.2012
Last trip in Nepal took us to Bakthapur, where we had break on the way from a two-day trek in Shivapuri National Park back to Kathmandu. It is a city (like a suburb of Kathmandu), which is part of the World Heritage List.

Nepal IX: Visit The Monastery Under Manaslu
Published: 25.1.2012
After a night spent in the loggia in the village Ghap we should go for long trip and therefore we got up early. On the way back was a lot of the sacred mani. Sometimes we met a poor Nepalese children and Zuzana gave to some of them the pens. We met first yak caravan and dzopke, carrying its cargo from Tibet. Dzopke is a cross between a cow and a yak.

Nepal VII: The First Mountain 7thousand Meters High In Sight
Published: 11.1.2012
In the morning after the first night spent in the National Park Manaslu, we said good bye to compatriots and started on our way. The path before us ran great many small and large lizards. In one village we passed, we saw the last banana tree, that hasn't grown higher.

Nepal VI: Pleasant Encounter
Published: 4.1.2012
There was a fourth day trek around eight-thousand Manaslu. This beautiful mountain was still far away. I didn’t feel happy to leave the village Dobhan, which I liked so much. Limited by time but we could not stay longer, so we had to continue.

Nepal IV: The First Day Of The Trek
Published: 21.12.2011
Entry point to trek around eight-thousand high Manaslu is the village called Agurhat. We arrived here after a strenuous journey by bus was dark and we had some time to look for accommodation. The first place where we asked was already full, but we soon got free room in a small hotel (loggia) and could be accommodated.

Nepal V: Wandering Cross Nepalese Villages
Published: 28.12.2011
After a hot and almost sleepless night in tents in the village Lidingö we were both broken, but not be helped - we had to go on. March of the previous day was relatively easy, but now the terrain has changed and has become quite demanding, because continually alternated steep climb with a steep descent, with an overall prevalence of climb, mostly on the stairs.

Nepal II: Kathmandu
Published: 7.12.2011
The journey from Prague to Kathmandu was quite lengthy and tedious. First, we had two long transfers, and secondly we had to undergo in Delhi incredible safety procedures.

Nepal III. - Drive On Trek
Published: 14.12.2011
On the departure day trek around Manaslu we have with our guide Hari met at the bus station. Hari is 38 years old and nationalities Gurung. Although I read that these people live mainly in the Annapurna area, Hari said that his native village is situated in the Everest.

Place

Czech republic

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:saturday 2. 7. 2022
Holiday:Patricie
Today:
saturday 2.7.
14 °C
Tomorrow:
sunday 3.7.
15 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.

X

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.

X