A Dangerous Suspension Bridge Near Keyul

a dangerous suspension bridge near Keyul

20 October (Timbu): A few minutes after we left the village of Keyul and Maya the girl behind, we came across a suspension bridge over Melamchi khola that we didn’t have to cross. But we wanted go over it. The first sight of the bridge reminded me of Wanda Vivequin and the amazing bridge over a stream in Nar village of Manang district. During last years Nar Phu trek, we crossed a bridge or Chamjong to go to Nar region from Phu region. I was terrified to walk from over that bridge. Wanda encouraged me by saying this: “You must do at least one thing daily that scares you.”

a dangerous suspension bridge near Keyul

I remembered that line as I crossed this bridge near Keyul though this bridge wasn’t as dangerous as the Nar one, and it wasn’t as scary either. We didn’t want to miss the photo-op as well. These types of bridges are now being replaced by others (the one that you see along side the old Nar Bridge actually) throughout the country that are easy to walk over.

a dangerous suspension bridge near Keyul

I do remember crossing this kind of bridge in my childhood in my village in Duragaun, Ramechhap. We had to go to the bensi (or plains where we had and still have rice fields and house) from gaun (or village in hills where we used to stay most of the year) during summer (two months) and winter (a month). In the summer, the stream between gaun and bensi would swell and there was this terrible bridge which was difficult to walk over. But I was too small to remember anything significant about that experience but the remnants of the unused bridge were still there even as we grew up.

a dangerous suspension bridge near Keyul

a dangerous suspension bridge near Keyul

5 thoughts on “A Dangerous Suspension Bridge Near Keyul

  1. “You must do at least one thing daily that scares you.”
    You wanna be scared daily? Then just stand in front of Mirror just for a second and have a look yourself, I am sure you will be scared! LOL! You dont have to cross such a dangerous bridge.

    And for third phot “Ramrari Hai NATRA LADIELA” could be caption. I think so. In fact, this caption hit my mind when I first came to that photo.

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  2. “stand in front of Mirror just for a second”

    >> What a girlie suggestion, couldn’t you find something more boyish? How come you thought that a person like me who carries a digital camera (now the one with wider LCD panel) 24/7 needs a mirror to see how he looks? Just click a self portrait and there you see your face.

    But yea, I feel sad for you that you are scared of your own face. Oh…poor prani😦 use some fair and lovely!

    BTW, I appreciate your caption.

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  3. I am not scared of my own face. You wrote that line very importantly so I thought you wanted to be scared daily. I think you do not have any plan to be settle down in Helambu but also you can be scared daily. You have that thing with you, so why not use that.

    I knew that thing today through your journal. I didnt find that interesting to follow as you have followed! But if I need to be scared I will have a look your few sample foto. You have namuna namuna foto, I will pick one of them. One would be enough!

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  4. “I am not scared of my own face.”

    >> That’s nice to hear. Since you suggested that method, I thought, that was your way of scaring yourself: by looking at your own face. If not, that’s fine.

    “I think you do not have any plan to be settle down in Helambu”

    >> Well, so far I can’t completely rule out the possibility! You never know.

    “But if I need to be scared I will have a look your few sample foto.”

    >> M glad to know that some of my photos are useful in that way!

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