we reached destination Om Adhyay Retreat in the evening, when I saw around, I was like ‘WOW’, and the view was mesmerizing. We had to walk for around 10 mins. to reach the resort. Snacks & tea were well served on that cool environment. We then played team building games. Some of us were high either on drinks or atmosphere that it was difficult to explain the game rules and start the play. As time passed outing became more & more interesting. The moon rose and bon fire was set followed by barbecue, music, songs,dance and drinks. I discovered so many talented singers & guitarists in the group, Naren dai sang very soothing songs.
Our much awaited trip started on that day at around noon from Deerwalk complex. Fun started soon from bus itself when enthusiastic mates started to Drink, Dance and play Dohori. Beautiful scenarios on the way to Balthali compelled some of us, nature lovers (like me) to plan for next visit, on short breaks, as the places were just few kilometres away from Kathmandu.
This outing being my first one at Deerwalk, I was specially enthusiastic about it. After a week long excited preparation for the day, on April 30th, we started for Dakshinkali Village Resort from Deerwalk premises picking our friends along the way. Few of our friends from OM chose to cycle to the resort.
Chitlang is a VDC located at Makawanpur district, a part of Narayani zone in mid-hills called Mahabharat range. It is about 22 km far from Kathmandu. Chitlang is preferred for hiking rather than others. Chitlang has a rich newar culture. This village is surrounded by beautiful green forest which consist of more than 160 species of birds and animals. The large green fields are added attraction to Chitlang. There is a big apple garden with more than thousand apple trees. Few cottages have been built where we stayed. Characteristics of the village are its geographical diversity , flora and fauna.
The day of the outing arrived. At the office premises, I could see a lot of happy and excited faces ready for the trip ahead. We left Deerwalk premises at around 9:15 am. Music began playing and everyone was beaming with excitement. The party began in the bus itself, something I hadn’t really anticipated. Everyone started grooving to the music, turning, falling and laughing as the bus took to the twisting road. Midway to Daman, we stopped for a roadside picnic. Everyone was famished by then, so we all devoured the food hungrily.
On 24th of April DWIT hiking club organized the first ever adventure sport of DWIT, Wall climbing. The venue for the wall climbing was Asterisk Wall Climbing; Thamel. The wall climbing was to be started at 10:00 am, however, due to traffic in the venue it started 40 minutes late. There were 12 participants to climb the wall that was at least 5 storey’s tall.
The Sundarijal dam was initially constructed in 1895 and is a British design which supplied water from Shivapuri to Kathmandu valley. The first full commercial operation of water supply system in Kathmandu commenced with the completion of the Sundarijal water supply system.
Never start packing your bag without having deep information about the destination you are going to hike. The place might be glorious, but your hike will be unpleasing, what would be more distressing than this. Here are some bag packing tips for hikers which would help you a lot.
The Pharping Hydro Power Project is the first hydro-power project of Nepal and second in Asia situated in the outskirts of Kathmandu. In 2010 it was declared a Living Museum by government of Nepal and was open for public.
We were scared, but didn’t lose hope, called some friends to know the way and kept on following the trail until we finally met some other friends. We asked some locals for the shortest way to Palanchowk Bhagawati and reached the temple, quite on time.
The bus was there to pick us up. Thank God, we did not have to hike downhill. I was already out of energy!