Our hike started great. Everybody was on time as we had planned. We left the office at around 7:30. We decided to stop for breakfast at chobar. After half an hour we left chobar and towards Dakshinkali. From Dakshinkali there were two paths that reached sisneri.
“STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE POTHOLES IN THE ROAD AND JUST ENJOY THE JOURNEY” that’s what I said to myself when we reached Kalanki. Little did we know that this is going to be one of those memories that will send chills down our spine whenever we think about it. On August 24, 2019, I, Pratiksha, and Roshan left Deerwalk Complex at around 8 AM to start our fun-filled two days hike to Bandipur. Before this gets misinterpreted, we were supposed to pick up the rest of the hikers Susan, Utsuk, Sujan, Smriti, Roshan, and Sumit on our way. We had with us musicians and musical instruments, singers and songs, and lots of snacks for the journey.
My first ever experience on Deerclean began on a fine Saturday of 7th September 2019. I am not an early bird and waking up early in the morning is a big deal for me but to my surprise, I didn’t even need an alarm to get up that day. As I got ready to leave for the event, I did not know what to expect. Little did I know that the day would turn out to be so beautiful and fulfilling.
On 7th and 8th September 2019, DWIT hiking club organized a two days hike to Helambu. A total of 16 members were selected and they were asked to gather at Deerwalk Complex at 6:30am. With full of excitement and energy, we departed from the college premises around 7:00 am.
On September 7, Saturday, the hiking club had organized a one day hike to Namo Buddha, a pilgrimage site highly esteemed by people all over the world and located about forty kilometers away from Kathmandu. There were thirty-five hikers which consisted of grade eleven, teachers and the coordinators. Our route for hiking was Dhulikhel – Namo Buddha. Since it was our first hiking, we all assembled around Deerwalk premises at 8:30 am sharp and the bus departed at about 9:00 am.
On the beautiful day of August 17, fourteen of us gathered together in Deerwalk Complex at 8 am to begin a memorable hiking experience. All of us were very excited for the hike. Our vehicle left the complex at about 8:30 am, and the journey began. After about 1.5-hour long ride, we stopped at Nagarkot for breakfast. We were in big group and had to split for breakfast into two groups. We had tea, selroti, egg and tarkari in the local eatery, and after spending for about 30 minutes, we reached a point from where our actual hike began.
It had been such a long time since I went on a hike, which was enough reason for me to get excited for this adventure. We were a group of 13 hikers. It all started from the base of “Hazaar Sidi”. All of us were well prepared to face the scorching heat as we applied multiple layers of sunscreen and had caps and glasses on.
A hike for Grade XII was scheduled and organized by the hiking club on August 24, 2019. Thinking about the fun and memories we are going to make that day, we had an adrenaline rush. So, we couldn’t be late and we gathered around Deerwalk premises at 8:30 AM sharp. The bus departed at 9 AM with 20 students and 4 teachers.
Last Saturday, I was all by myself at home resting and thinking what to do the next day. All of a sudden, I got a call from Pramod dai in the evening in which informed me about the hike with Rudra dai the day after. Since I had no plans on Sunday, I was excited about the hike. Also, it was my first hike with Rudra dai.
Good thing about living in the Kathmandu valley is that you don’t need to travel too far to enjoy the beauty of nature. After a hectic week there are so many hiking trails where we can go to refresh ourselves in the weekends around the valley. We, the new employees who joined Deerwalk in 2019 decided to go for a hike to Nagi Gumba on 3rd August 2019.