|Route||Sankhu >> LapsiPhedi >> Nagarkot|
|Date||5th and 6th December|
|Hiking Duration||5 hrs each day|
Aasha Poudel, Abhisekh Khatiwada, Anil Parajuli, Ashim Regmi, Barsha Dahal, Bidish Acharya, Osheen Shrestha, Prayush Shrestha, Sachin Aryal, Sagar Giri, Suman Thapa, Surendra Nath Adhikari, Surya Raj Timilsina, Utkrista KC
|Report By||Ashim Regmi, Anil Parajuli|
|Photos By||Abhisekh Khatiwada, Prayush Shrestha, Sagar Giri, Surendra Nath Adhikari|
|Creative Support||Kanchan Raj Pandey|
First day of hike:
All the hikers were gathered at college permises by 10:10 AM. Everyone was excited for the hike which was going to be one of the most adventurous hikes ever. We left the college at 10:30 AM. On the way, we stopped at Bhatbhateni store to buy some snacks to eat during hike. The hike started from Salinadi Chowk at about 11:30 am. The fervor of hiking had shone on the eyes of every hiker. The primary destination was Jaharsingh Pauwa in which we had to move completely through the timberland of Sankhu and reach Lapsi Phedi at first.
Towards the starting, we all had some difficulties in walking. The swinging breath of the majority of us could be effortlessly noticed. We came to one of the villages where we strolled through the fields. Likewise, the contant counseling with the villagers was not ceased because missing the trail may have led to some different destinations instead of our own. On the mid of the woodland, the breeze, that touched our drained body, made us all much more revived. At around 2:30, we stopped in the middle for snacks. Some of us could not stop ourselves from enjoying and playing cards. Moreover, we had to cross the next jungle from Bajeni to reach Jaharsingh Pauwa. We couldn’t give up our appetite, hence again, we halted by the pine trees to get ourselves energized with some light sustenance. Taking the dark, topped street and some alternate routes, we came to Shankhapur Paragliding take off side and lastly the resort (National Mount View and Green Peace Resort) where we spent our night. We were served with delicious delicacies and incredible accommodation. Enjoying the camp fire and barbeque alongside is the thing none can forget. The babbles made the environment full of laughter. Along with it, the phantom stories by on the spot story tellers were, by one means or another, ready to give everyone’s mind a fear. Likewise, the supper presented with desi ghee was yummy. Lastly, after playing cards, we could not let go of our sleep even though we wanted to because we had to again hike the other day. The fun that we had on that day is something that I and every other hiker can appreciate in future.
Second day of the hike:
The next day, all the hikers gathered at the top of the resort for the breakfast. We were served with juice, puri, curry, and tea. The breakfast was good. We again began the hike exactly at 9:30 AM. Our destination was to reach Nagarkot. At the starting, it was troublesome for us to move upwards due to the earlier day’s fatigue. However, our eagerness to hike somehow overshadowed our exhaustion. Not only that, the woods which was slopy as well as thorny made our way considerably tougher. Moreover, it was overshadowed by the songs which we sang throughout the way. For coming to Nagarakot, we needed to take the same course as we had taken the earlier day to reach Jaharsingh Pauwa. The view around and the cool air were able to bring us to life again. At around 11:30 am, we halted at Bajeni for snacks and at around 12:10 pm we came to a spot from where we could effortlessly see the mountain ranges. We all ceased there for taking rest for a while. It was simple for every one of us to go down slopes after that for quite a while. On the way, we met a foreigner who had trekked the distance from Chisapani and was heading to Nagarkot. At around 12:45 pm, we came to Kartike from where we needed to go uphill. We additionally met DWIT mountain bikers on the way. Thenafter, we began walking through the trail which gave us a sigh of relief. At around 2:00 pm, we came to Nagarkot Bajar where Deerwalk van was waiting for us at Nagarkot Food Home.
We ate the lunch at Nagarkot. The food was delicious. Everyone was tired. After eating lunch, we drove towards Kathmandu at around 2:50 pm and came to college at 4:00 pm. So, we had wonderful experience on the hike.
We started our hiking from Sankhu and our first goal was to reach Jaharsingh Pauwa through Lapsi Phedi. We started hiking from Salinadi Chowk at around 11:30 am. We continuously faced uphills and our swinging breath could be easily noticed. We had some difficulties walking initially, but we gained our stamina in the meantime and began to enjoy our walk. We stopped at around 2:30 pm for snacks in some unknown place at a hill. Beginning from there, we continuously faced jungles, timberland, … Taking a small road at a hill we reached our destination National Mount View and Green Peace Resort where we spent our night. The service there was worth mentioning. The hospitality they showed and the food they served were all fantastic and altogether we enjoyed our night there.
On the next day, we left after having some snacks at the resort. After walking only for 2 minutes, we started our journey through the hills to finally reach Nagarkot. On the way, we encountered spot from where some mountains were visible. We rested there for a few minutes and again resumed our journey. At around 2:00 pm, we finally reached our destination Nagarkot Food Home where Deerwalk Van was waiting for us to drive us to the college. We were finally on the way to the college after finishing our food there. At around 4:00 pm, we reached the college.