|Route||Fulbari gate – Jamacho gumba|
|Date||31st July, 2022|
|Hiking Duration||6 hrs|
|Coordinator||Pranaya Shrestha and Shaswot Upreti|
|Participants||Amol Timsina, Anuradha Thapa, Ashray Baral, Chadani Thapa, Hariram Khadka, Kabya Sharma, Nirnaya Dangol, Pranaya Shrestha, Prasansha Bharati, Rojen Maharjan, Sakar Shrestha, Shashwot Upreti, Sudip Regmi, Sushovan khanal, Tushar Luitel|
|Report By||Kabya Sharma|
|Photos By||Anuradha Thapa and Prasansha Bharati|
|Creative Support||Pradeepti Aryal|
On July 31st, 2022, the DWIT hiking club conducted a one-day hike to Baghdwar. A total of 15 participants were present for this hike. After gathering at the Deerwalk premises, we boarded the bus at 7:45 am. We decided to have breakfast at a stall near the checkpoint at 8:20. We arrived at Shivapuri checkpoint at 9:30. The coordinators arranged for the permit to hike inside Shivapuri National Park and we clicked a couple of group photos. At around 9:45 we commenced our ascent towards Baghdwar.
We went through the forest trails. It was pretty fun to walk through the green and fresh environment but the weather was awful. It started raining early in the morning, and continued till the end of the hike. It was really tough to go through swampy and slippery forest terrain. We saw all the mesmerizing views of the trees and landscape while we were walking. The view eased our tiredness. We kept walking until we reached a mesa 12:15 pm. We clicked some photographs there and ate our snacks. We even clicked some photos. Then we again set off for the walk.
At around 1:00 pm, we reached Baghdwar. We were absolutely knackered when we reached there. The trail was tiring, that was not the end we had to walk down the dirty swampy forest trails. The ascend was tough but descending was nasty piece of work. We were totally drained on the descent.
We kept walking until we reached the Shivapuri checkpoint at around 4:45 pm. Everybody was tired. The bus was already waiting for us in the parking lot. After that, we regrouped and headed towards a place to eat food.
The place for food was undecided so we found a nice Thakali place near Narayan Gopal Chowk devoured our food at around 5:30 pm. After devouring our Thakali food we headed towards the college. At about 6:45 pm we reached college and that marked the end of our hike day.
The hike was challenging and adventurous. Regardless, it was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had.