To Chiruwa (1270m)
The trail ascends and descends steadily for approximately 4 hours as we make our way towards the Tamor Khola and the valley floor at Nagadin. This area is significant to the history of Nepal and is where the first Kirati warriors originate from. The Kirati were the first who attempted to unite all the Himalayan Kingdoms into a single sovereign state. There is a final ascent into Chiruwa, a village tucked away between a steep hillside and the river. The walk today will take between six and seven hours.
Quote for the Day
There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.
― Wendell Berry
Did You Know?
People in Nepal do not always greet each other using a handshake but instead, they put their palms together and bow their forehead and say “Namaste.”
Find Your Fit Fact
Walking helps maintain and develop your brainpower. In a study, funded by the National Council on Aging, published in the July 29, 1999 issue of Nature, found that those who undertook a walking regime were mentally sharper.
Activity Suggestion: Yeti Tag
Objective: To get the students active while learning to avoid obstacles.
Materials needed: None
– Select a group of students (4-5) to start as “Yeti’s”, they have the power to “Yetify” the other players by tagging them.
– Yeti’s must move around the space by walking only
– The other students must run to avoid them
– When a player is tagged, that student is now a Yeti. The game ends when everyone has become a Yeti.