On July 17th,2022, the DWIT hiking club conducted a one-day hike to Jamacho, a sacred Buddhist shrine. A total of 20 participants were present for this hike. After gathering at the Deerwalk premises, we boarded the bus at 7:30 am. We arrived at Balaju and went to a local restaurant at around 8:10 am where all the participants had breakfast of fried potato, chickpeas, boiled eggs, and tea. We boarded the bus again at 8:40 a.m. after finishing our breakfast.
After that, we continued on our way and arrived at Shivapuri National Park at 8:50. The bags of each person were examined. When we entered, the adventure up the steps began. The destination was 4.371 kilometers away, according to a sign. Everyone was initially unaffected, but for some of us, walking was a little challenging. While some people walked easily, others moved slowly and at their own pace. Although one of us received a leech on the stomach, we had no idea where they had come from. And still more on shoes and legs. About 1.7 kilometers from our starting point, we arrived at a checkpoint. There was a modest house where they could relax in the middle of an open field. We took photos of each other and the breathtaking scenery.
We were heading back from the hilltop at about 12:35 p.m. We eventually arrived at the checkpoint. We were waiting for a handful of the other participants who had not yet arrived at the checkpoint because they wouldn’t let us pass unless all of us were there. We all reached down to the main road after congregating there at the checkpoint. At about 3:10 p.m., it began to rain while we waited for our bus. Once the bus arrived, we boarded it and headed to lunch.
The hike was challenging and adventurous. Regardless, it was one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had.