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Hike to Dhap Dam

RouteSundarijal – Mulkharka – Dhap Dam
Date22nd April, 2023
Hiking Duration9 hours
CoordinatorPrayusha Acharya
ParticipantsAnchit Acharya, Asmita Sharma, Bidhi Raghubanshi, Chadani Thapa, Kushal Shakya, Namuna Sharma, Prabish Dangi, Pratik Mainali, Pratishma Acharya, Prayusha Acharya, Rishav Aryal, Sakar Shrestha, Samrajya Basnyat, Sankalpa Aryal, 
Saujanya Sharma, Saurav Dhakal, Shabda Shrestha, Sneha Poudel, Swikriti Suwal, Tushar Luitel
Report ByPratishma Acharya
Creative SupportGaurab Neupane

The hiking club organized a one-day hike to Dhap Dham on Saturday, April 22nd.  Dhap Dham is a beautiful place in Bagmati Province of Nepal known for its scenic hiking trails and water supply to nearby villages.  

At 7:35 a.m., all the participants had assembled at the Deerwalk Complex. The organizer brought us noodles and quick lunch. We arrived in Sundarijal around 8:10 a.m and had our breakfast at 9:00 a.m. The hike started at 9:15 a.m., after the group purchased tickets at the entry. We weren’t too perplexed because several of us were previously familiar with the route and knew about the quicker option. Two of our active athletes who were well ahead of us had taken the longer route, but they quickly caught up. Until we discovered a stall, our water supplies and some of the goodies we had were insufficient.

We found the hike challenging because it was such a long, bright day. The heat and wearinessfully depleted us till we arrived at our destination at 1:30 p.m. Even though we were scatteredand whining about the lengthy journey, once there, we realized it was well worth the effort.

After enjoying the view, taking pictures, and playing around with dam’s water, we headed backat 2:45. Our feet were completely numb while descending and all along we were thinking ofwhen we would reach Sundarijal. Time and again, we were taking breaks to fill us with energy.We were relieved after the hike came to an end at 6:35 pm. We reached dinner point at 7:10 pm and then headed home.

Even though the hike was tiresome and challenging, the beautiful view of the lake made it worthwhile.

Thank you.