We the ‘Product B’ team had a hike on 1st june 2014. It was a Sunday and weakend day as well. We were almost 14 together.We planned the hike from Lele to Chhampi.The hikers all gathers together in the office premises by 6 o’ clock in the morning. The office van departure from office by 6:30 with some hike members.But I and some of my friend were picked up from koteswor for our easiness. So in the early morning we started our hike.
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!
The northern part of the Kathmandu Valley rises to the sprawling forests of Shivapuri. Unlike other suburbs of Kathmandu, Shivapuri has remained untouched because of its surrounding significance. Shivapuri is located in the country’s mid-hills on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley and is named after Shivapuri Peak. At 2732m Shivapuri is the second highest point, and one of the last areas of woodland left, on the valley. Likewise, the panoramic views of Kathmandu valley, Langtang and Mustang, and the mighty Manaslu provides a visitor a glimpse of the remoteness and the grandeur.
The drive from Annapurna hotel to the area where we started the hike was around an hour. From there, we spent half an hour touring a temple and then we started the actual hike. It was mandatory for each of us to have at least one full bottle of water, a snack (a snickers bar was provided for us), and juice. Our group consisted of eight people along with four people from Deerwalk. Then, we started along the trail. Our group had been given two options, to either take the “long way” which was four hours or the “shorter way” which split that time in half. The long (and beautiful) way was unanimously decided upon. We had decided to do a first part and then a second part later after lunch. Even from the start, the soon to be long walk had beautiful scenery. We passed by many shacks with many people sitting on their porches or working around their house. The first trail we walked on was made of concrete and easy to walk on; however later on, the path had dusty areas and rocky areas.
Leaving aside a few settlements from kathmandu, a hike trail through forests lead to Chisapani, one of the hilltop at an altitude of 2375m. Chisapani provides excellent short tramp which is renowned among hikers. It is situated on the top of a tall ridge with commanding views for almost 360 degrees where the place opens up and the panorama unfolds to give us a sweeping view of the stunning, unending and seamless Himalayas. Himalayan Thunder Treks provides a closer view of Jugal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang region, traditional culture lifestyle as well as flora and fauna with clear and crisp landscape. Chisapani provides one of the most spectacular outlooks of the Annapurna range in the Valley.
Not only just to skip regular schedule but because hiking has the myriad of benefits for the body, mind and heart with bounty of perks like nice view, fresh air, the sounds and smell of nature; I had predicted this trip was going to be memorable. The plan was from Pokhara to Dhampus.
Nagarkot Hiking offers a unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of Nepal. The awe inspiring majesty and beauty of this heavenly place offers an amazing life time experience to anyone who visits.
I love hiking. As soon as I came to know about the hiking program after joining Deerwalk, I was looking forward to joining one. The day finally arrived when I was able to take part in the hiking trip along with the data team.