Another stay at Hermitage
Day 64 | 21Oct 2018 | 30KM | Bedhkot, Kanchanpur
That tea shop on Raute village was busy from early on. They used to come there for the morning tea and spend a few hours gossiping around. My host was saying that, the flow used to increase when they get government allowance. The men used to do labor jobs around the village to earn some more money. They were demanding lands on more fertile area so that they could sustain on their farming but the administration had not addressed it yet.
Jogbudha was a tiny bazaar close to India border and people used to come there for Parshuram Temple. But my plan was to climb this hill on the south and reach Western Tarai. After the meal offered by a local family, I started conquering that hill.
The tiled rocks on the climb was making it worse. There was no way I could ride but even pushing this loaded cycle was troublesome as it used to bounce on the rocks. I was checking the map time and again on to know how far the pass was. It was on my interest because I was expecting rideable section after it.
But not every expectation have to be true. I reached the pass only to know that the road was devastated due to last seasons rain. I encountered landslides and trees blocking the road. I had to carry my cycle to cross some obstacles. At one such point, I lost control and my cycle fall down along with bags. Luckily, it just did one roll, otherwise, It would had been to a spot from where It would be hard to retrieve. My feets trembled for a while afterwards.
Bedhkot was a beautiful lake in the middle of the jungle. It was touristic destination for locals. There were few buildings close to the lake and one of them were hermitage. Two saints used to stay there and take care of the temples. When I asked for the camping space, they were like “feel free”. A room was appointed for me and I got a chance to clean myself. After the usual evening prayers, the one looked like apprentice cooked meal and we had that meal.
I know tomorrow’s trail would be easy on the plains towards Mahendranagar. I am planning to visit the longest suspension bridge in Nepal at Chadani-Dodhara.