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Manaswi Sapkota

On 19th June 2023, the students of Grades 8, 9, and 10 went on a combined hike to Nagi Gumba. This hike had all the students, especially those going hiking from the school for the first time, excited. We departed from the school at around 9:35 AM, with 30 students and 3 teachers guiding us. The driver did not hesitate to let us put on music, so all the students enjoyed the bus ride, listening to energetic songs.

An unexpected twist of events made us walk to the Shivapuri National Park’s gate when normally we would have been taken there by bus. Although this event caught us by surprise and annoyed some of us, we recollected ourselves and decided to enjoy the hike. While walking this path, we encountered magnificent views from the high grounds.A few students seemed to be running up the hill, showing their energy and motivating other students to continue walking. We finally reached the park after an hour. The park seemed distant even when we were right there, probably because we still had a long way to go. After a strict check of all our bags by the park staff, we were finally able to start hiking. The trail was steep and full of rocks, making our feet hurt. We took a lot of shortcuts, even the dangerous ones, which made the hike more adventurous and fun.

A couple of friends and I decided to take the less dangerous route as it seemed faster and safer. Unsurprisingly, we were right, as the students who took the shortcut arrived a bit later than us. Regardless of that, the group reunited and continued the hike towards our destination. Many students were tired as it was their first hike, but everyone seemed to have enjoyed the walk, regardless of its difficulty.

The flora and fauna and the elevated terrain provided a magnificent view of the forest and its natural beauty. We were thrilled to be able to walk on this trail. Since loud noises were not allowed in the park, we kept our noise to a minimum and avoided playing music through speakers. Along the way, we talked about the hike and what we enjoyed.

During this hike, one of my juniors broke their phone screen. Although it was a sad scene, I couldn’t help but laugh in my head. They kept complaining about it, which made it even funnier, as they broke the phone while sitting down. The hike was really fun. I enjoyed it as it was calm, and there weren’t any leeches like I had expected.

Around 1:40 PM, we finally reached Nagi Gumba. The view wasn’t as great or beautiful as one would expect after a long hike. It was a barren land with a temple. However, in my opinion, the beauty of this hike wasn’t its destination but rather the hiking trail itself. After eating and resting for a while, we were ready to descend. We started walking downhill, and after getting out of the park, we walked to our bus. Getting on the bus was a relief to me as I was exhausted. We listened to music while heading towards the school and ultimately our homes.

Sifal school organized a one-day hike to Nagi Gumba for the students of grade 8, 9 and 10 on 18th June, 2023. Total 30 students participated in the hike with three teachers. After we all gathered at the school, the bus departed at 9:35 am towards Shivapuri National Park. Before getting on the bus we clicked some photos and officially began our journey. While we were traveling to Shivapuri National Park we enjoyed a lot by listening to music. After reaching near Shivapuri National Park we got off the bus and had to walk to the main gate for about twenty minutes to reach the main gate of Shivapuri National Park.
Upon reaching the gate, we purchased tickets and took a photo. Before we were allowed in the park, the army officer checked our pass and instructed us not to take meat items along with us so we had our meat items there only. From then our main hike started. A few of us walked very fast and were in lead from all with Kushal sir. During the hike we had too much fun. We were taking shortcuts which were very fun and challenging. During the hike we were waiting for others but our group and 4 others were following the right route, others took the wrong route and took more time. We reached the top at around 12:30 pm and waited for others for around 30-40 minutes. Until then we took photos and roamed around. When everyone arrived, we gathered outside the gumba, had our lunch and enjoyed ourselves. After that we returned to the main gate in a short time period.
We again had to walk for around 10-15 minutes and the bus came to receive us. Again we started enjoying it and came back to school. Altogether we had too much fun on the hike as it was my first experience of hiking from school. I look forward to another hike.

On the third of Ashar, I got the opportunity to go on a hike from my school. It was an unforgettable moment. The hikers from grade 8, 9 and 10 gathered at school around 9 1:15 and we clicked a group picture. We departed from the school at 9:35 am. I was very excited to go on the hike to Nagi Gumba as I had never visited that place and going with my friends made it even more exciting. On the way we listened to music and took a lot of pictures.
We rode through Budhanilkantha temple, got off the bus and had to walk to the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park gate. We walked through the road and also took water breaks to refresh ourselves. It took some time to reach the gate. I was very excited once we reached there. We had to get our bags checked so we waited in a queue waited our turn. The army personnel asked us to not take any items that had meat in it as it was prohibited. After a while all of us moved on and continued the hike. On the way me and my friends talked and also clicked pictures. The scenery there was very pleasant, calm and peaceful. All of us were enjoying the hike even if it was a bit tiring. As we continued to walk, we came across the stairs we had to climb. Each step we took we were getting closer to our destination. When we finally reached our destination, Nagi Gumba at around 1:00 pm, I was thrilled and wanted to explore. We sat down for a snack break and enjoyed our food. My friend and I shared our food with each other. We explored the area and wehad to return back.
Going downhill was easier and faster and we soon reached the starting point and made our way to the bus. We soon reached our school and returned back to our homes. That was a very memorable experience and all of us enjoyed it a lot.


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