Hike to Teen Dhare Jharna
2nd Oct, 2020 | Tourism Mail Crew
Teen Dhare Jharana(Waterfall) a wonderful hidden zems inside bagmati zone is located in Kavre district of Nepal. It has recently been quite popular with the name of Bahubali Jharana, how ever it had existed since very log time yet undiscovered. It was discovered by one of the water supply project researcher while he was looking for new source of water to supply to Banepa. It was just few months a go, when he wrote about this place and posted a video about this place, since then it has been floaded with thousands of local tourist/visitors everyday.
The ultimate importance of this place is this huge waterfall that falls from more than 400m. however, there are much more to explore and understand about the place. This place is entirely occupied by Mongolian community however some newars and arians were also seen in the village. The place is a wonderful destination to start as eco-friendly smart city/village. The land is still very fertile and far from cement constructions. U can find a unique style of hospitality and real local village life. Chhyang(rice beer) and raksi (millet distilled Nepalese alcohol) is very popular from here.
We started our trip from Kathmandu at 5:30 A.M, since this was our first trip to this wonderful hidden land, we decided to hire a taxi (which was our first and big mistake). It took us around 3 and half hours to reach falamechhango,kavre. On the way we passed Banepa-Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Dopcha and pangu. From Kathmandu till Dhulikhel we had a very smooth drive, the road was clean and quiet due to Covid-19, and we could see all the beauty around Kathmandu valley, that were ignored during normal hustling days. We saw those beautiful hills, Nepalese cultural houses and rice field just below the magnificent Shiva statue in Sangha. It seemed as if, we were travelling somewhere outside Nepal.
After reaching Dhulikhel, Everything changed, the route was dusty and rough, the environment was super cold and all you could see was beautiful hills, mountains and houses. No one had dared to be there on a taxi, looked like we were the insane traveller who had no idea how the road was. But the beautiful part was our driver was super friendly who knew all short of conversation. Beside, those beautiful school children waving at us with smile and gratitude made us forget the rough road and its bumps (If you are the lover of organic vegetables, stop and grab some at Pangu).
We reached Falamechhango at 9:00 A.M, as we were super slow, if u are in motorbike, u could have reached by 8:00 A.M. There we stopped for our late breakfast and short rest before we would start our long hike. The food were very cheap and fairly tasty. (Do not eat western food there, like momo or chowmein, tastes are horrible. Try Local food).
While we were having our breakfast, we interacted with locals and talked about the place and its current situations. We learnt so much about the people and culture there, about the village and how it was isolated from Kathmandu, being so close and wit in Bagmati zone. The people were super friendly that they offered us help if we wanted to ride all the way to the waterfall. But we were not there just for waterfall, so we thanked them and decided rather to hike for few hours exploring the village.
As we entered the village we encountered a wonderful man, who was also a villager of same community. As we approached and started conversation, he offered us to guide us his village and escort the way to waterfall, which was undeniable. We talked about the stories of the village, lifestyle and development. He explained us how isolated and untouched the village is. We also talked about his family, and how a parents should be. He said that, the place is works in barter system when it’s about working in the farm. At the end he offered us to visit his house and have a cup of tea, introduced to his wife and felt so beautiful. Now we were no more a strangers in the village, as we were introduced to half of the villagers on the way. We felt like we were travelling our own village, with everyone we knew. Oh……! How beautiful experience it was….
On the way, after departing from the wonderful man, we again came in conversation with lots of other children going to school, old grandma who were carrying huge load of grasses and dried sticks for cattle, women harvesting rice and all. And they all had a beautiful story to share, they all had love to give us. It was just amazing.
After walking for 3 hours and learning lifetime experience, we finally reach kafal dada. This is up-to where normally people come by motorbike or scorpio/bolero. And from here it was 1 hour walk to waterfall. On the way, we could see all kind of food stalls but if you go, do not miss yoghurt, it’s the best. From here the paths are tiny and sloppy so we were reminded of Tilicho alittle bit.
Finally we were in-front of the waterfall, Oh MY GOD….! I had never seen such a beautiful waterfall in my entire life live, I felt as if we were watching 3D movie. It was so huge, cool and refreshing. I could not stop myself and I just jumped into it, and started swimming in the bottom. Finally we made it happen, we so wanted to be in this place and now I can say “Yes We DID IT”
Prospects of Teen Dhare:
Teen dhare is an emerging destination which have gained a huge popularity. Since this place is very much isolated from development prospects, I can visualize its high possibility to serve tourism industry. Currently, there is no any restaurants or hotel facility for the visitors. Establishment of any resort or restaurants could be of high success. This route is a wonderful choice to start a hiking trials and adventure tourism.
I can also imagine the possibility of different tourism activities such as hiking, rock climbing, honey hunting and agricultural tourism.
At the moment, there are only few stalls that serves basic snacks or Nepalese food such as dalbhat.
One can either travel with personal motorbike/scooter or scorpio/ bolero if they have.
There are different busses that goes from Banepa Bus park. The first one leaves bus stop at 8 in the morning and last one at 2:30 P.M.
Similarly from Falamechhango, bus leaves at 8:30 A.M in the morning and last one leaves at 2:30 P.M everyday.
(There are 5 busses running everyday, in normal time. But in covid-19, very few are in operation.
Text/Photo: Binod Khadka