Fun fact about lele: It consists of temple called Tileshwor Mahadev. And legends has it that if a deaf and dump person drinks water out of the “Saraswati Kunda”, he/she will start speaking. I don’t believe in legends but just the thought of it, made the trip a lot more enjoyable.
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, we, the Deerwalkers of Squad C, got ready for Deerclean. Deerclean is a campaign organized by Deerwalk Services to create awareness about the importance of a clean and healthy environment. This was my first experience in participating in the Deerclean event, and I was really excited about it.
With the excitement and expectation to witness the panoramas of Gaurishankar, Langtang, Ganesh, Annapurna and their wide ranges, We met at Deerwalk premises at 7:45 am. We gathered notebooks, pencils and filled water on our deerwalk bottles. Then we left for Tokha at approximately 8:10 am. We had planned to start hike from Tokha. So we went on micro till Tokha. The hike was quite exploratory as we had no idea how breakfast would be around Jagat Buspark. We had breakfast near Tokha (I recommended not to rely on breakfast near Jagat Buspark. ) and started our hike.
The hike was set to start at 7AM sharp, the heat wave of the summer was leaving us and it was a pleasantly cool day with hints of unnoticeable droplets of rain. Kapil dai had concocted a shrewd plan to make the latecomer be the one to document the event of the day, and needless to say, I was the one who got the low end of the stick. The ensemble of hikers also included 2 guests from the American embassy Mike Mussi and Bruce Keen along with few of us deerwalkers left the premises of Deerwalk off to Changunarayan, around 7:15. On the way we picked up Kamal at Baneshwor and Jeevan dai at Pepsicola(technically Jeevan dai was the last to arrive, so he should be writing this reports, but semantics).
Our hike started with some group selfies and cheerful laughters. We stopped at Dhulikhel for breakfast, where we met Kanchi, a jovial four months old Boxer. We instantly fell in love with her. From New Horizon resort we started our journey. My motto for any hike is, “Always walk ahead so that you will have plenty of time to rest and enjoy the view while the rest of the group catch up.” So I walked ahead.
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.