|Route||Driving (Kathmandu >> Manakamana)|
|Date||March 28, 2015|
|Coordinator||Netra Prasad Neupane|
|Participants||Amrit Silwal, Dipak Gurung, Kedar Khadka, Madan Subedi, Netra Prasad Neupane, Rabin Shahi, Ram Bahadur Bhujel, Sanjay Shrestha, Shyam Sundar Swonepa, Umesh Shahi|
|Report By||Sanjay Shrestha|
|Photos By||Ram Bahadur Bhujel|
|Creative Support||Arati Shilpakar, Kanchan Raj Pandey|
|Edited By||Ankita Dev|
Team outing is always fun and memorable. The time to leave back all of our workload and spend the happy moments of life. This time in Deerwalk Q4 2014 Team Outing, our destination was Manakamana temple, 104 km away from Kathmandu.
We were altogether ten in number. We gathered at Deerwalk premise and started our journey at 6:30 in the morning. The heavy rain last night made the weather clear. On the way we sang song, joked, laughed and taunted each other for fun. We had a good group discussion and got to know each other more closely. We had our first break in Naubise. We happened to meet Raghu Nath Pathak, part of a Deerwalk family and had our breakfast in his own restaurant. We spent about an hour over there. After that our journey continued with group songs and fun on Deerwalk van, heading towards Kurintar. We reached Kurintar at about 10:30 AM.
The queue for the cable car was in a huge snake row. We were also in the queue for about two and half hours. For a while, the basking in the sun was good, but afterwards the sun was too sharp that we had to get down in the shadow. Finally, it was our turn to the cable way. This was my first experience in the cable car. It was a little scary, but feels good to be on the air. The view through cable car was spectacular.
In about 10 minutes we crossed 4 hills and reached the upper station of the cable car. I feel thankful towards technology development and company introducer .
In about 10 minutes we crossed 4 hills and reached the upper station of the cable car. I feel thankful towards technology development and company introducer . From the cable car station, we walked about 10 min to reach Manakamana temple and the time was about 1:00 PM. We lighten the incense and prayed Goddess Manakamana for goodness and prosperity. The moment was cherished. We had our lunch with local chicken and rice in a local hotel. We also did some shopping. Dipak Gurung bought a sarangi (a musical instrument). Oh no, there was queue again to return to the base.
On the way back to Kathmandu, we paused for an hour at Malekhu and had the popular fish fried dish. The day was sunny. We had a good time on the river bank. The time spent on the bank was much more relaxing and gave a good conclusion to the trip.