The DWIT Hiking Club hosted a one-day climb to Lakuri Bhanjyang in Lalitpur on March 13.
We began by meeting at the earliest possible hour of the morning, around 7 a.m. We gathered and prepared our snacks, water bottles, and other necessities for the journey ahead of us. We left at 7:30 a.m. on one of our campus buses. We started blasting music on speakers at full volume as soon as we left the college grounds. Friends were singing. Anish gave them juice and cookies to soothe their throats. We stopped by a little home for tea and breakfast around 8:30 a.m. Everyone gathered around a large table to await their orders. Fortunately, the potatoes we had ordered turned out to be really tasty, and everyone appeared to enjoy them. We laughed a little, exchanged a few words, and then boarded the bus. We arrived at the bottom of the hill after a 30-minute trip. Because the sun was shining brightly, most people took off their jackets and sweatshirts. Because the trail was dusty and rough at first, Anish suggested taking a shortcut. We pushed and pulled each other as we climbed through the trees. Surprisingly, Saujanya came across a curious white egg while on the road. After 20 minutes of climbing, we arrived at a residential area. There were two small puppies and two miniature dwellings. We were vying for the opportunity to play with and caress the dog. The majority of us took photos with the puppies. We started our journey through the village on the small path that ran between the fields. The scenery, along with the sounds of household animals and wild birds, enhanced the experience significantly.
Then we climbed a little higher. The sun was blistering now, and everyone was sweaty and red from the heat, so we decided to stop at one of the nearby eateries for a quick bite to eat. We shared our food and cold drinks with each other after opening them. We continued climbing once everyone was revived and in a good mood. Oh, and by the way, a dog accompanied us all the way to the top and waited for us while we were busy snapping pictures and joking around.
We started down the slope around 2:30 p.m. Unfortunately, the downward track was steep and narrow, and most of us struggled to descend. We made it to Godawari in the end. Because we were all fatigued, we jumped into the bus. Lunch was served at Lete.
We had a fantastic day, and as it was my first trek, I thoroughly liked it. We shared a lot of laughter and made many memories. Dashain's cheesy and amusing comments, Saujanya's heart skipping a beat when he couldn't find his phone, and the amazing thakali meal at the conclusion of the day were the icing on this fantastic hike.