Every other Sunday was quite the same; waking up really late and doing nothing productive. But the last Sunday of Kartik was different. We weren’t advancedly informed that we would be going on a hike on Sunday 2078/07/28, but after we knew about it; our excitement level went so high! We were really looking forward to a hike because it was something which we hadn’t done for years due to the pandemic.
Sundays, which usually means lazy mornings with meaningless Instagram scrolls with half an eye open, the Sunday of October 24 proved to be very different. 17 Deerholders took upon the challenge to hike from Naubise to Chandragiri.
After a lot of anticipation, the day had come for the hike to Tarkeshowr temple. It was a chilly morning and the weather was looking good. Everyone started gathering at Deerwalk Complex at 6:45 AM. We left the college on the bus at 7:30 AM with a lot of excitement and traveled towards our destination for an hour. After we reached there, we searched for a place to have breakfast for about 20 mins and finally found one. At 9:35 AM, we finished our breakfast and started our journey towards the Tarkeshowr temple.
I was fortunate to join a hike with the Deerwalk team, led by Rudra Pandey, on Saturday, October 16. The plan was to begin our hike from Godawari and end in Panauti. We expected the hike to take between 5 to 7 hours to complete. After a cup of tea, a heavy chana and omelette breakfast in Godawari, and some planning, we started walking at approximately 10 am.
On October 3rd, team members of Deerhold Nepal and DWIT hiked to Namo Buddha. The stupa and monastery atop a beautiful hill west of Panauti is home to a legendary tale of a Buddha. A compassionate bodhisattva, storied to be the youngest son of a great king Shingta Chenpo, gave his own body and flesh to feed a hunger tigress and her three cubs. Our short trip wasn’t planned to pay homage to the prince, Semchen Chenpo, yet many of us ended the day feeling perhaps we could be more compassionate like the prince.
The hike to Jamacho, Nagarjun, was held on August 29. It has been a great honor for me to be a part of the hike.
As planned, everyone had to reach the Deerwalk premises by 6:45Am on 8th August, and the bus would then leave at 7:10 Am from the premises. After having some heavy breakfast at a small cafe near Kalanki, we moved to our destination: Chandragiri. After 20 minutes of the drive, we reached the spot at about 9:05 Am.
The Digital Media Team and DWIT News Team planned for a one night, two days outing to Tistung Nepal. All members were eagerly waiting for the day to finally pack their bags and get on the road. After an anticipated wait, the day to leave for the outing finally arrived.
This year’s grade XI hike took place on Sunday, 28th February. The route began from Sundarijal to Chisapani. We left college premises at 8:30 on a school bus. We were very excited to start the hike. There was no limit to our excitement. In total there were 30 of us: 24 students from grade XI, 2 students from grade XII including President of Hiking club and assistant President, and 3 teachers-Sagina ma’am, Nirmal sir, and Sarak sir.
This year’s grade XII hike took place on Sunday, 21st February, the route being Jhorgaun to Kakani. We left college premises at around 9 am. Reaching Tokha municipality at around 10:30, we were stopped short as the road ahead was under construction. So, with bubbling excitement, we got off the bus and started our hike. There were 24 of us in total: 21 students and 3 teachers-Arjun sir,Suraj sir and Madhu sir.