If it’s not difficult, then it’s not worth bragging about with friends, and it was true with Teendhare Jharana, a waterfall nearby Kathmandu. Once, it was one of the most popular destinations, but despite being a popular place to go, the roads are pretty difficult and only off-road bikes are recommended.
Trip Summary- Waterfall Nearby Kathmandu
Location: Teendhare Jharana
Days: 1-day trip near Kathmandu Valley (Tentatively 7-8 hours on the bike – Two ways)
Cost: Rs. 1500 to Rs. 3000, including petrol and food
The season when I traveled: June
We began our journey early in the morning, around 6 a.m., and then began traveling. You will have to first reach Dhulikhel and move towards Namobuddha. You must travel from Namobuddha to Dapcha, and then there will be a road where the offroad trail begins. The total time to reach there will be around 3-4 hours from Bhaktapur.
When you reach the final destination, you will have to park your bike and start a 30-minute walk. You will enjoy the walk where you can see all the greenery, and when you first sight the waterfall, you will be awestruck. I can’t imagine in words how beautiful the waterfall was and how excited I was. I literally started running leaving my friends behind and tried to get there as soon as possible.
It was off-season, so we were along at the entire waterfall, and it felt like you were enjoying the scenes of an Indian movie called Bahubali, which is why people also called the place “Bahubali Jharana”, which I don’t like, so I call it Teendhare Jharaana, which is a beautiful name. I couldn’t believe that we’d such a lovely waterfall so close to Kathmandu.
We were in our swimming costumes in no time and started swimming and exploring the whole waterfall. It was amazing, and we couldn’t ask for anything more. The water was pretty cold, but it didn’t matter at all.
It soon started raining, and then we had to rush towards some shade from the rain and then start dressing. We started our uphill walk, and after around 45 minutes we reached our parking point and had some lunch. We also did some photoshoots there, and we were ready for the return.
It took us around 3 hours to return at an average speed, and all of us reached home on time after eating Thakali Bhat at Thimi, Bhaktapur.
Luckily, we were not hit by rain for a long time as that would have made our downward journey by motorcycle very difficult. We almost lost the clutch plate of one bike due to bad road conditions.
Please note that the roads are mostly off-road after Dapcha (near Namo Buddha), and you need to be a pretty good rider to travel there safely. There were landslides in different places, and roads were severely damaged in many places.
Regardless, this is an adventure worth going on as you will see a small piece of heaven that is just hours away from Kathmandu Valley.
Enjoy the place to the fullest but don’t forget to be responsible and keep it clean. Cheers!
Map of Teendhare Waterfall:
Note: Please don’t just rely on the maps as there might be different, confusing roads. You also need to understand the road condition, so it is better to ask the locals time and again about the location and the road condition.