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Hike Report to Champadevi Temple
Hike Report to Champadevi Temple
Steven

Subinika Neupane


Before commencing our trek, our team strengthened themselves with a delectable breakfast spread featuring “Puri Tarkari” and “Samosas”, laying the groundwork for the day's ventures. Along
the way, our team welcomed me and Sushant Adhikari aboard, enriching our group dynamics with
each new addition.

Moving through beautiful views and charming small villages, our spirits stayed strong despite the challenging uphill climbs. With unwavering support and encouragement, we traversed each
obstacle, further strengthening our bonds as a unified unit. Upon reaching our ultimate destination, the peaceful ambiance of Champa Devi Temple envelopedus, offering relief in the middle of the cloudy skies and covered mountain views. The temple, perched at an altitude of 2,285 meters (7,497 feet) on a hilltop southwest of Kathmandu Valley, holds significant religious and cultural importance in Nepal. 

Dedicated to Goddess Champa, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, the temple attracts devotees and hikers alike seeking spiritual blessings and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. In celebration of our success, we enjoyed a delightful feast comprising “Poleko Makai”, refreshing juices, and comforting noodles, refreshing our energies and relishing the collective achievement. Our journey was memorialized through a great number of photographs, capturing the essence of our shared experience.
 

Following four hours of exhilarating exploration, we went down to Taudhaha, where we enjoyed delicious meal including “Dal”, “Bhat”, “Tarkari”, accompanied by mouthwatering aachar and moist meat. In the middle of laughter and cheer, we reveled in the joy of togetherness, dancing and singing to the rhythms of our shared experiences. As the evening approached gracefully, we bid fond farewells to our companions, parting ways with Sushant Adhikari at Ekantakuna, Shalu Maharjan at Gwarko, Sir (Nabin Adhikari and Pravin Thapaliya) along with me at Koteshwor, our return route. Despite the seperation, the memories of our shared adventure remained carved in our collective consciousness. Retracing our steps to Deerwalk Compware by 6:30 PM, we reflected upon the day's adventures with a deep sense of gratitude and fulfillment. Beneath the tiredness, we found a wealth of precious memories and newly-formed bonds, exciting us for future adventures and joint projects.
 

As the day came to an end, we parted ways with hearts full of friendship and excitement for the adventures that lie ahead.


Hike Report to Champadevi Temple

1. Destination Group Photo

Hike Report to Champadevi Temple

2. Quick Group Photo

Hike Report to Champadevi Temple

3. Selfie-Time

Hike Report to Champadevi Temple

4. Hands in the Air

Hike Report to Champadevi Temple

5. On the way to Champadevi

Hike Report to Champadevi Temple

6. Lush Green Forest

Hike Report to Champadevi Temple

7. Lunch