On 1st March, DWIT Hiking Club had organized one day hike to Sisneri, a beautiful destination 37km south from DWIT. Seventeen hikers were selected and were asked to reach college at 6:15 am and by 7 am we were all set and the journey for Sisneri began.
The excitement of my weekend schedule, which would include two-day hike to Kakani, kept me from going to bed peacefully on Friday night. We all gathered around Deerwalk at 8:30 am, where we loaded all the necessary supplies in the vehicle and got ready to move out.
Our planned hiking route was from Gurje Bhanjyang to Kakani for the first day. We set off from Deerwalk in the office vehicle at 9 am. On our way, we stopped by a place to have a little breakfast before the hike.
After the announcement of two days hike everyone got excited. Finally, On March 8th (Friday) our coordinator Dibyamshu set the pickup points and the destination was chosen to be Markhu as it was the first experience for most of the 15-member squad.
As we entered through the gates of Deerwalk Complex, everyone seemed excited, for it was not just another day in Deerwalk. It was indeed one of the most awaited days for all Deerwalkers. After all, it was the time to show off two months of hard work- two months of juggling between work deadlines and practice, two months of dancing in the courtyard, singing in the hall, and that was all for Deerfest 2019.
The day before the hike Dichhya Di, asked me if I was joining the hike. I was quite unsure about it because I had some pending works but since hiking is always fun, I stacked my works for next week and I was all set to go.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 was the most memorable day of my life. As we (Squad B) planned to go for hike just 3 days earlier. It was really a great experience with new team. Our journey started from Deerwalk. It was my first hike at Deerwalk which gives me a memory and opportunity to be familiar with my new friends . We decide to leave at 8 am sharp but due to some circumstances we get late so, we leave at 8:30. We had our lunch at Bypass, Balaju around 10 am. And we move towards our destination.
We started our hike from Thankot and started walking uphill. On the way, the road was blocked due to landslide. As a result there were no alternatives to go there so we had to cross that path climbing the rock which made the hiking more adventurous.
The excitement of my weekend schedule, which would include a hiking to Kakani and camping overnight, kept me from going to bed peacefully on Friday night. I was restless the entire night. Even though it was Saturday, I got out of my bed at 5am the next morning. It was still quite dark outside, but I was ready and waiting for the office vehicle to pick me up by 5:45. While waiting I could see the morning getting brighter. After a bit of a wait, the vehicle finally arrived and I got in.
The club has decided to organize an almost three day’s hike to Kalinchowk, a place painted all in white. So I was very pleased that I was selected for the hike. I packed my bags and went to college early in the morning. We boarded the bus and left the college premises as early as possible.
The day had finally arrived. All of us were very eager and excited as we gathered inside the Deerwalk complex to commence our hike to Okhreni.The plan for the hike was decided a couple of days earlier and the final list of hikers was finalised by the evening a day later. I joined the hike as I believed it was a great opportunity to experience an adventure into the wild.