On 7th Jestha, an unforgettable hiking experience was made. All the hikers from Grade 5 gathered at school, and until the teachers arrived, we played tag and danced. Once the teachers arrived, they took attendance to make sure that all the hikers were present. At 9:50 am, we boarded the bus, filled with utter excitement. On the bus, we talked and sang a lot of songs enthusiastically. I also swapped hats with my friend Presly.
We traveled through Boudha – Jorpati – Mulpani – Thali and reached our destination – Sakhu at 10:45 am, and then our real journey began. When we were walking through the muddy road, we got confused with the route to our destination. The locals in that area were kind enough to show us the way. We also saw a haystack and took a photo together in front of it. We encountered the viral temple which was under construction. We rested near the temple for a while and took some pictures too. We walked a long distance and eventually became tired, so we took a water break and took some group photos. Reshika ma’am asked one of the locals for directions to Telkot and the estimated time it would take. He said it would only take 15 minutes, but it took us more than half an hour to reach our destination. It was hot while we were walking, and many of my friends and I sweat a lot.
Finally, we reached the destination, sat in a high place, and had a dry picnic. We formed groups and ate our food together, sharing with one another. I bought rolls, french fries, and sausages. There were pine trees, and after our picnic, we explored the area and collected pinecones. We also took a few pictures. After an hour, we headed back to Sakhu, but this time we took a different route. The route had scary roads as it passed through a jungle. Since it was sunny, we had to take out our umbrellas. We were all tired, and we saw some leeches along the way, which scared some of our friends. I saw a leech stick to one of my friend’s shoes, but the teachers helped remove it. We had to cross some dangerous roads that felt like real-life parkour. Yukta ma’am told us to find a partner so we would not fall. The stairs were frightening, and it was easy to lose our balance. Once we reached a flat road, Yukta ma’am advised us to check our shoes for leeches. We had run out of water, so we looked for a place to refill our water bottles. When we found a suitable spot, we did so. We then returned to the bus and arrived at school at 2:25 p.m. When we got back to school, our parents were already there to pick us up.
We all really enjoyed and experienced the beauty of nature, it was quite an adventure for us! This memorable experience will forever remain in our hearts.
We walked for quite some time. After about 30 minutes, we took a water break as we were all tired. We rested for a while, and during our journey, we even came across a temple, which had a beautiful design. We took pictures of the temple and continued our adventure, but the sun was shining so brightly that we had to use umbrellas and caps for shade.
Finally, we reached our destination, Telkot. We sat down and enjoyed snacks, sharing them with our friends. We took some time to explore the surrounding nature before resting a bit longer then we packed our belongings and prepared to return to school. I did not want to leave; I wished to sit there in nature longer, but I waved goodbye to the beauty around me, feeling as though nature bid me farewell too.
As we made our way back to the bus, the road seemed a bit scary. We even saw leeches, but once we reached a safer road, we felt relieved. Near the bus, there was a tap, and we washed our faces there. This time, I got to sit with my friends on the bus, and we had a great time laughing and taking photos and videos with my friend’s phone. We laughed so much that our stomachs hurt. After a while, we arrived back at school, and I called my father to pick me up.
That is how my adventurous and joyful hiking experience came to an end. Although I was sad to leave the beauty of nature behind, I carried the memories with me. The hike filled me with happiness. Now I am excitedly waiting for another hike.
After walking through the jungle, we reached Telkot at 12:20 p.m. We were all tired but relieved. After that we took a break and had lunch, sharing it with our friends. We also took a group photo. On the way back, we saw many leeches, which made the hike even more adventurous. Some of us were tired and thirsty too. We walked on a tough and slippery road for about an hour, and then we returned to the bus and refilled our water bottles. The weather was hot as we made our way back. The hike ended around 1:45 p.m, and we reached school at 2:30 p.m.
I really enjoyed the hike. It was my first one at school, and I had a lot of fun. Hiking is great for our health and it brings us closer to nature. This day will be one of my unforgettable moments. Even though I was tired, I felt so refreshed and satisfied. I can not wait to go hiking again.