The sound of crunching beneath the footsteps, the majestic view of the surroundings, the smell in the air and the overall feeling of being out in the jungle is what I love most about hiking. Each hike is a unique experience and this hike was no different as I was going on a hike for the first time. I was really excited.
Hiking – a word that indicates walking in natural environments. How could I miss the call of nature? Geared up for the first official hike on 10th August, 2013 from Deerwalk. Reached office at 7:25 am and waited for other colleagues. We were altogether 15 members for the hike and the route was from Thankot to Kirtipur. We took office vehicle and reached Thankot, and then the real fun started.
It was 17th March, Sunday; I was very excited from the get go as it was my first time participating in a hike organized by Deerwalk. Our very own Kanchan Raj Pandey was the hike coordinator. Including me, there were 10 participants in total for the hike. I got inside the office premises at around 6:50 am. Few of other members were already there and few arrived later. We left at 7:10 am and picked up the remaining participants along the way. At 8:00 am, we were at Thankot. After a short snacks break we headed out for the targeted location, Machhegaun.
Kirtipur, a historical and cultural city. As I was the local lad of Kirtipur, I knew each and every corner of Kirtipur and decided to be the tour guide for the day. We all agreed. Still all of us were checking our socks and shoes for the leeches. We had some light food and then started our journey to Kirtipur now.