Gorkha Hiking – DWIT

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RouteAbukhaireni >> Manakamana >> Gorkha Durbar
Date25th – 26th June, 2016
Hike Duration14hrs
CoordinatorAbhisekh Khatiwada
ParticipantsAbhisekh Khatiwada, Abushan Gautam, Ashim Regmi, Asmita Subedi, Barsha Dahal, Bidish Acharya, Bijaya Kumar Shrestha, Bishal Timilsina, Emily Dave, Krishna Chauhan, Prayush Shrestha, Sabin Pathak, Sachin Aryal, Sagar Giri, Sameer Koirala, Suman Thapa and Surendra Nath Adhikari
Report ByBishal Timalsina and Krishna Chauhan
Photos ByPrayush Shrestha, Abhisekh Khatiwada and Sabin Pathak
Creative SupportBarsha Dahal
Edited ByBarsha Dahal

Bishal Timilsina

The two days hike (Abukhairini to Manakamana to Gorkha Durbar) was a great experience for everyone involved. We walked a total of 14 hours in two days, which was tiring but was fun as well with the company of friends and seniors. The 1st day we started off from Abukhairini from where we had to reach Manakamana. It took about 4 hours of hiking to reach there.

The hike uphill was very tiresome but with the wonderful sceneries and even better company, no one really felt tired.

The hike uphill was very tiresome but with the wonderful sceneries and even better company, no one really felt tired. We stayed at Fulbari Resort near Manakamana temple that day. Later at night we had a barbeque along with some music to dance along to.

The next day, the ones who wished to go to the temple got up early and went to visit the temple, it was sad to see the temple destroyed by the earthquake but the faith in the people still kept the popularity of the temple. After that we had our breakfast and got ready to leave Manakamana at about 8 am. Manakamana is in a high altitude, so the path we took was mostly downhill. Some of the students went too far front and were separated from the group when Surendra sir suddenly decided to take an alternate route. One group hiked towards 15 Kilo while the other group hiked towards Syaule. The way was tough for both the groups. The group at Syaule was picked up by the college van and was waiting at 15 kilo for the rest of the group to arrive. After meeting up the group traveled to Gorkha Durbar. Despite of being tired, everyone was excited to see the great Durbar, which carried a great historic background.

After the visit to Gorkha Durbar we had our lunch and started our journey back to Kathmandu. The hike was tough but was also rewarding as I got to know my seniors better. Overall it was a great hike experience. Thank you to the hiking Club.


Krishna ChauhanKrishna Chauhan

The day was 24th June, one of the most awaited days of the month. DWIT Hiking club had organized a 2-day hiking event and I was very eager to have an adventure with the team. The time was almost 6 AM in the morning. It was raining cats and dogs. I packed my bag and rushed towards the college, fearing that I had missed the van that was scheduled to depart from the college premises at exactly 6 am.

I reached the college, found no one there. I asked guard dai where everyone had gone and he told me that the van had just left a few minutes ago. He helped me get in touch with the others and with the help of Rabin Dai, I was able to join the team from Putalishadak.

I reached the college, found no one there. I asked guard dai where everyone had gone and he told me that the van had just left a few minutes ago. He helped me get in touch with the others and with the help of Rabin Dai, I was able to join the team from Putalishadak.

We started our journey at 7 AM, the route was quite long as we had to travel for 5 hours. There were 17 of us in the hiking team but the side view of the greenish hills and the Trisuli River flowing down the side of the highway made me feel like 2 more people were added to the team. I was overcome with excitement as we approached our destination as I knew that this hike would be more adventurous and fun than other hikes that I had been in because we had none other than our campus chief/hiking guru Surendra sir accompanying us.
We had our first breakfast at Dhading. The hot and tasty “puri tarkari” followed by sweet “kheer” made me feel energized and ready for an adventure. We reached our hiking track at 12 pm and started our journey. We passed the fast flowing Marsyangdi River on our waythrough the long and beautiful Jhulunge pool. Our target was to reach Manakamana. As we moved up the hills, we could feel our breaths getting heavier, but the beautiful scenarios made us feel relaxed. The inside jokes and friendly environment were the key points in an incredibly memorable journey. We took some small breaks on our way, had chit chats and took lots of photographs.

We reached our destination at 5 pm. We had a resort booked there. All the hiker rushed in the washrooms for a shower. I felt like watching the manakamana temple and went there but I found it was under maintenance. We had lot of fun overnight. We had a barbeque under the open sky with every one of my friends dancing and singing. All of the hiker slowly began going to bed as we needed to move early the next morning towards Gorkha Durbar.

Next morning, Surendra sir awoke all the hikers as we needed to move early in because we had a tough time due to the heat of the mid-day sun. We all packed our bag and started our hike in the cool morning breeze. Mid-way through our hike, our team got divided into three groups and all of the groups werefollowing separate tracks.Suman and I lost our way but we were finally able to get back to the others after walking for two hours. Finally we met the whole team at a place called “15 kilo” in Gorkha where our van was waiting for us. The hectic day finally ended as we visited Gorkha Durbar and had our lunch there and made our way home.


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