The journey changes you. It leaves deep marks on your memory, your consciousness, your heart, and your soul. With every journey, you take something with you. Hopefully, you also leave something good behind. Filled with this idea, I was more than thankful when I was provided with the opportunity to visit the Deerwalk’s Lexington office.
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.
December 2019 was about to end, and everyone was excited at the prospect of welcoming the brand new year, 2020. Therefore, the Squad D of Deerwalk Inc. organized a two-day hike to bid farewell to the memorable year, 2019 and welcome the tourism year, 2020.
The very thought was exciting. Early at 7 am, we all arrived at Deerwalk premises to start our journey. After having some tasty breakfast at a small café near Kalanki, we moved to our destination: Chandragiri. Reaching Chandragiri station, we picked up some snacks to ensure that if needed we could recharge our energy on the way.
Squad A had planned to hike to Champadevi, and this was my first hike. We set out to start the hike at 7:30 in the morning from the office premises, but it was already 7:45 when I reached the office. Waiting for a few other hikers, it was around 8:15 when we left the office. On our way, we picked up a few more hikers. We stopped at a local eatery in Balkhu for breakfast and bought some snacks, juice, and bottled water for our journey ahead. We then officially started our hike from Hattiban Resort at around ten.
With sleepy eyes and the prospect of a fun-filled day, I arrived at Deerwalk at around 7:30 in the morning. Many hikers had already gathered and were playing table tennis. When all of us arrived, we left Deerwalk at 8:05 am. All of us were thrilled about the adventure that lay ahead of us.
I have always been fond of traveling. It was quite a chilly afternoon when we landed in Boston after almost 14 hours of flight from Doha. At the Extended Stay, Milan dai and Prashant dai gave us a walkthrough of the hotel and some itineraries for a month-long stay. It was quite an experience to get a Jet lag for almost 4 days. The weather in Boston began to show its effect from the day we landed. It was already chilly and then came the snow.
The US has always been in my go-to list. One thing led to another, and here I am writing a blog about it. We were flying Turkish Airlines. The food was excellent, but not 16 hours of travel. Yet the 22 hours of layover was a relief between the two lengthy flights. Istanbul is a beautiful city with 5-star hotel stays, Greco-Roman architecture, mosques, the welcoming people of Istanbul, its grand bazaar, baklava, Turkish delights, Turkish coffee, and tram. Our tour guide, Rustam, paid for most of the food and travel out of his pocket. What more can you ask?
The morning started with dense fog, and a question popped: Is it a good time for a hike? Hell yeah! When the hiking route is through the forest, it’s the perfect weather for hiking. The whole journey had a mesmerizing panoramic view of mountains and cities under the clouds.