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.
“It’s going to be a really long walk…”. Of all the things that crossed our mind when we decided on the hike, that particular notion stuck. Not to mention that our last hike had been well over a year ago, and that it had not been particularly difficult, given that we walked an almost-straight trail just shy of about seven kilometers, this mostly-uphill trail of over fifteen kilometers was – one could say – quite a piece of work for the inexperienced hiker. Dhulikhel is a welcome retreat outside of the hubbub of the city, Nagarkot – similarly so, but that was when we drove over, not when we walked all the way.
On a sunny morning at the beginning of springtime, thirteen Deerwalkers joined for a 4-hour-long hike from the Deerwalk complex, while the remaining were picked on the way. After all the seats were filled in, the van headed toward the destination, Khanikhola. Since there was no traffic congestion, the drive turned out to be smooth and enjoyable.
“A walk-in nature, walk the soul back home.”- Mary Davis
The hike to Kakani was one of my first hiking. It was a wonderful experience to get in touch with the natural environment. This motivated me to get involved in this kind of thrilling activity. I’m now eagerly waiting for the next hike.
It has been my immense pleasure to be a part of the hiking team. Early in the morning at 7 AM we all gathered at DWIT campus premises to start our journey being excited and joyous as it was my first hiking trip ever. We started our journey at 7:30 AM and stopped at Kalanki where we bought some snacks that could restore our energy during the hike. We continued from there and stopped at the small local cafe to have our morning breakfast at Chandragiri area itself, nearly after an hour of breakfast we moved to our destination: Chandragiri Hills (2,551 M).
We gathered at Deerwalk premises at 7:30 AM. Everyone was excited about the hike. Our van left Deerwalk at 7:45 AM. We also picked some hikers on the way. Also, we went to a supermarket at Golfutar to buy snacks. We reached Budhanilkantha and had some light breakfast. Breakfast was delicious. After breakfast, all the hikers looked more energetic. We began our hike.
On February 29th and March 1st (Saturday/ Sunday), the Hiking Club organized a two-day hike from Kathmandu to Ghalegaun. This time the moments to be spent were limited as this was our last outing. We gathered at Deerwalk complex sharp at 6:00 a.m. and departed at 7:00 a.m. with 25 students and 3 teachers.
Our journey began from Deerwalk Complex at about 8:00 am. We had to pick up the hiking members on the way, and we stopped at Gwarko for some time. Someone once said, “Well begun is half done,” so we started singing songs and had an excellent start. I was delighted for a scant time at least as we were traveling away from the city to enjoy nature. At around 9:45 am, we reached Lakuri Phedi, Chisapani, where we searched a restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, we resumed our hike to Lakuri Bhanjyang Hiking Trail along the natural hiking path that ran through the jungle.