In a crisp morning, we began our journey in a group of twelve. Laughter filled the van, as everyone was getting their share of being the subject of jokes. Our van suddenly came to a halt. Nimesh, sitting at the front seat told us to take out the camera. We leaned forward to look at a snake crossing the road. It spread its head flat when another van abruptly stopped close to it. For the first time, I liked seeing a snake in front of me. The highway was very familiar to me. My birthplace, Khairenitar in Tanahun district, was at a very short distance from the route. Our team kept reminding me to inform my grandparents that we were coming. I couldn’t tell if they were serious, and I even dialed the phone, but it was switched off. We reached Pokhara, and we parked by the lakeside. The rumors of strike around the valley nearly disturbed our plans, but gladly it was just a rumor.
On day three, the some about thirty participants gathered at DWIT premises in the morning for college tour. Informal interaction was taken place among the participants. They were headed to Telkot, Bhaktapur for hiking after breakfast at DWIT. It took around three hours to hike to Nagarkot from Telkot. It was a very nice hiking experience among the participants. Hiking through the hilly trails and bushes with full of natural beauty was different experience for the participants.
As I had never hiked before, I had some apprehensions about this hike. Nevertheless, on the day of the hike, I was pretty excited. We started our day leaving from Deerwalk office premises at around 7:30 in the morning and headed towards Telkot, the starting point of our hike. We briefly stopped at Koteshwor and Bhaktapur to pick up some fellow hikers. Afterwards, we had a wholesome breakfast at a restaurant named Hawa Ghar.
One fine Sunday morning, some Deerwalkers were still in their bed. They were reluctant to get off the bed early, as there were some unconfirmed rumors of bandh (shutdown) in the capital. When the hands of clock struck eight, all of a sudden my cell phone buzzed. It was a call to join a hike. “Hey! Where are you? We are heading out for a hike. You want to join? “, the voice on the other end said. It was too good an offer to pass!
I have always loved to go to new places and experience local cultures and traditions. As such, I was really excited to join the Deerwalk hike team. It was my first hike since joining the company.
The planned route of the hike was from Dhulikhel to Nagarkot. As planned, we gathered at the office premises at about seven in the morning. We left the office at 7:30 AM by office van. Before leaving, we took a head count – and it was seven – excluding Kedar, who was driving us to Dhulikhel. At 8:25 AM, we stopped at Banepa to pick up Rosina – the eighth hiker of our team.
Deerwalk has a wonderful work environment with all sorts of exciting activates such as hiking. Hiking is the best way to explore new places. It was a lucky Sunday for me when I arrived at the office for some work. Many of my coworkers were waiting for our CTO, Jeff, who was arriving from USA that day and was supposed to join them on a hike.
Hiking is always fun for me. I like to walk that is why I enjoy. Hiking, I think, is of two categories. One, predetermined destination, where you determine a spot to hike. Another, undetermined, where the final destination is not set. I specially like the second one as I like to wander. Such hiking surprises my life and I feel so much blessed.
It was a cold Saturday morning at 8 o’clock when we gathered in Deerwalk office premises for a 2-day hike to Chisapani from Shivapuri. Our journey got delayed a little bit thanks to Mr. Consistently Late. It was already 9:30 AM when we finally embarked on our journey from the office premises.
It was already 8:30 in the morning, and many of us were in Deerwalk premises waiting for the organizer to arrive so that we could go together on the hike with excitement. Too bad, there was miscommunication among us and we decided to meet him and rest of the hikers at Koteshwor. Wishing Aawart a very happy birthday, we all finally met at Koteshwor and forgot everything that happened because of communication problem.
It was cold outside but the climate was very pleasant. All of us, fresh and enthusiastic, gathered at the Deerwalk premises at around 8 am in the morning. The van left the premises at around 8:30 am. After picking Rajendra from Sorhakhutte, we finally reached Swayambhu chakrapath at around 9 am. The van stopped at Hungry House Restaurant where we had our morning breakfast. After having few talks with tea, bread and eggs, we finally headed off for the hike at 10 am. Our destination is Seto Gumba.