Theme: Fun under the Sun
Date: May 10 2009
Hiking Route: Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri
Participants: Niraj Shah, Prabin Shakya, Siris Bajracharya, Kapil Pandey, Manoj Rokka, Suyesh Nepal, Pradipna Gautam, Pravinda Ranjit, Jeevan Singh Basnet
Co-ordinator: Siris Bajracharya
Photos: Prabin Shakya & Manoj Rokka
Caption: Prabin Shakya and Siris Bajracharya
Report: Pradipna, Suyesh, Pravinda and Manoj
Creative Support: DijupT/PallaviS/DhilungK
Geolocation: Coordinates: Budhanilkantha 27°46’53″N 85°21’36″E, Nagi Gumba 27°46’59″N 85°22’52″E
Once again I was about to hike after a long gap, When I thought about hiking what struck my mind was the first hike for I went after I joined D2. Where I had to hike for 11 hours to reach Kulekhani, when the estimate was about 4 hours. But this hike was wonderful had lots of fun. I really got revived to work again the next day.
“Although it’s good to know new people, I realized that hiking is more fun with people you are personally close to..”
I am neither a regular hiker nor a non-hiker. For me it’s like a break from regular schedule and with a happy mood I can say this was a good break. I had once been to similar hiking around 1 year ago but that was not enough. I love the overall beauty of that traill; even in such climate there was not much feel of heat. Dense wood, seamless songs of birds and stunning view from up above made me re-think Nepal is really naturally beautiful. Besides that, company of such wonderful friends made the overall hike a good experience. Although it’s good to know new people, I realized that hiking is more fun with people you are personally close to which is because we can talk about personal stuffs rather than work, we can make joke of anyone we want, we can plan for another event, anything. Overall, this hiking has increased my interest in hiking and I am looking for hiking in the future. For me, rather than route its people you are going with that matters. Looking forward to the next fun filled hike.
“..the worst thing that happened was that both the cameras we were carrying were out of battery.”
As I have problem in my ankle, I was worried hearing the tough hike “FUN UNDER THE SUN” but, I didn’t let my mind think about my ankle and continued with the hike. My worries were eased as I heard the giggles on the trail behind me. The mood was good with a vibrant group and the weather was even co-operating. As we moved on, some friends chose a tough trail but rest didn’t and followed easy route and kept on walking. Everyone was helping out and sticking together, we all had great time. On the top, we had a great view. After our all-too-brief break, we started hiking downhill. The trip ended as many such good trips have in the past. Real reason for such a great trip: great people who come along to share the experience. But the worst thing that happened was that both the cameras we were carrying were out of battery. I personally feel we need to maintain our official camera as this always plays bad role in each hike.
It was a great journey for me along with some great friends. The view from the top was breathtaking. Being enthusiastic hikers I personally don’t care about the location, it has to be natural place and this hike was the perfect example of it.
Sunday morning 7:40 Am D2 Van started to roll its wheel towards the destination. On the way we had regular breakfast, and we reached our starting point around 8:45 Am. All seems eager to explore the jungle and steep climbing. On the way some shared jokes, some were busy chatting and some looked tired. Finally we reached our target for the day. I really got perfect refreshment and enjoyed the day.