Waking up to the sound of rain, I was unsure whether or not that the hike would even happen. But, after a call from the unyielding Ujjwal Manandhar, he commanded me to get up and prepare for our adventure. My name is Binit Shrestha and I have been an intern at Deerwalk for a little over a month. I was asked to come hiking several times before and I could finally free up some time and participate for this one. The hike was on August 3rd and started from Swoyambhu to White Gumba.
It was June 8, Saturday when we were on our hike to Seto Gumba from Deerwalk. We were all together 12 participants in total. The hike started around 8:30 am from Swayambhu. I was very excited because it was my first time to Seto Gumba.
It took us about 2 hours to get there. Firstly I looked around and found the environment to be very clear. It was Saturday and most of the people were there with their family and friends enjoying the place.
The place was surrounded by Buddhist sculptures. The panoramic view from the place was magnificent and I shall remember the trip for a long time to come.
It was cold outside but the climate was very pleasant. All of us, fresh and enthusiastic, gathered at the Deerwalk premises at around 8 am in the morning. The van left the premises at around 8:30 am. After picking Rajendra from Sorhakhutte, we finally reached Swayambhu chakrapath at around 9 am. The van stopped at Hungry House Restaurant where we had our morning breakfast. After having few talks with tea, bread and eggs, we finally headed off for the hike at 10 am. Our destination is Seto Gumba.
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