Traveling is highly interpreted as the most amazing activity to do, and it is exactly on point. Those 2 days turned out to be a blissful experience for all of us. Feeding our soul with such amazing trips is much healthier than going nuts seeking for ‘happy things’ to do here in Kathmandu. I can’t wait to be part of another such trip. 🙂
Nearby Nuwakot Durbar area there is a Taleju temple. Only few of us took detour and went to visit the temple and some of us directly went to the hotel; Hotel Nuwakot View where we planned to stay. It was almost 4:30 pm then. I was all sweaty and tired so I was among those who directly went to the hotel to freshen up and take some rest. Some time later others also came to the hotel, then we ordered some food to eat. After the food, Pramod dai and Kapil dai suggested we take a small walk and go sightseeing. I was tired to the point that I did not want to go and Neeraj dai seconded. So we stayed at hotel whereas others left for the sightseeing. I was surprised that most of group members were still energetic.
An all-girls hiking trip- my first one ever in Deerwalk, started in a sunny morning of December 16, 2017. All of us girls were all bundled up and ready for the hiking early morning at 7:30. The Deerwalk van took us to Tokha, where we planned to set off for the hiking. We spent few minutes there- of course had to fill up our tummies before we started the hike. The “Chana tarkari” breakfast gave us some boost and we started walking up the main road asking the local people the way to Nagi Gumba because no one knew the actual way to get there. Little did we know that the road we took would take us to Shivapuri National park first and then to Nagi Gumba. We asked at least 5 people the direction to the Shivapuri National park. Not knowing the way to our destination was actually the highlight of this hiking trip which made it even more interesting and fun.
Ghale Gaun, at the altitude of 2016m above sea level, is a beautiful Gurung village in Lamjung district. This hike offers you a magnificent view of Machapuchhre, Annapurna, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Bouddha Himal, Himchuli, and many other smaller peaks. It is a culturally rich perspective on Nepal.
About 55 km north-east of the Kathmandu city in Sathighar Bhagwati VDC there lies Palanchowk Bhagawati. It is located at an altitude of 1,007m above sea level; north from the hills of Panchkhal. The religious temple over there is one of the most beautiful and most important Goddess images of Nepal.
Nepal is a wonderland of historical sites, natural scenarios, mountain peaks, hidden valleys, and entertainment.
The sky was still covered with dark patches of cloud when I reached the Deerwalk office. Finally everyone gathered and the van departed at 7:45 AM. The journey geared up with few bites of Snickers. We picked up Regina on the way and there we were, 14 in total. The inner ambience of the van was really heating up with funny chitchats and the song “ma ta babaal jhyaap, ma ta fittu” on the audio player.
After having a lunch we leave our office cab and took local bus to Dhunge. Local bus was full rushed did not get seat inside and seated in roof of the bus. We reached Dhunge at 2:00pm which is a small settlement with a few roadside eateries around five. We knew that from Dhunge the trail would be steeper and uneven but a few hours of walking had energized us as we could breathe in mouthfuls of clean, crisp mountain air. Finally we reach the destiny around 5:00pm. The view from the top was magnificent. Well, I can’t explain that moment here in words, that moment was just awesome. That paradise view of sailung, which were covered with dew, cool breeze, and those Buddhist flags and hillocks, just awesome!
Cool welcome by the nature along with the foggy sky marked the beginning of Saturday morning. Our group of 14 people was keenly waiting for an adventurous journey to Pokhara. Around 7:30 am we left the office in Kathmandu and headed towards Pokhara. By 9 a.m. we had reached Naubise where we stopped for breakfast. We had a mixture of chana (chickpea), puri (bread) and curry, which helped us fulfill our appetite. We left the place after half an hour and continued our voyage. DJ Sushant played refreshing songs in the van. However, we started feeling hungry again and had nothing to eat.
Surendra Adhikari, our host, took us to his home town village, near Okharpauwa. He provided us with the best accommodation in his own parental home. The caretakers of his house, Kanchha and his family, were more than generous with their time and effort. Surendra was looking to provide a little more spice to our hike. Rather than walking via an unpaved road that was wide, he decided to take us down a path a little less travelled. It was a path created by a small stream that had dried up. The walk was tight and since I had a rucksack on my bag, the low hanging branches kept on pulling me behind. It was tough while it lasted but was a memorable experience afterwards. I also had the opportunity to walk with Surendra and the DWIT students all the way to Kakani the next day.