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Hiking from Panauti to Namo Buddha

Route Panauti >> Sunthan >> Sankhupati chour >> Namobuddha
Date February 23, 2019
Hiking Duration 4.5 Hours
Coordinator Sabin Krishna Shrestha
Participants Bimal Tamang, Dichhya Shakya, Dipesh Manandhar, Ganesh Sharma, Niranjan Rijal, Prakash Chandra Joshi, Pratik Kafle, Roshan Basnet, Roshan Shrestha, Sabin Krishna Shrestha, Shaswot Joshi, Sujal Kokh Shrestha
Report By Roshan Basnet
Photos By Pratik Kafle
Creative Support Dipal Malla

Roshan BasnetRoshan Basnet
The day before the hike Dichhya Di, asked me if I was joining the hike. I was quite unsure about it because I had some pending works but since hiking is always fun, I stacked my works for next week and I was all set to go.

On 23rd Feb, we left Deerwalk Complex at 8:00 a.m, picking Bimal Dai and Sabin dai on the way. We reached Panauti, the starting point of our hike at around 9:20 A.M., where we had a light breakfast(Puri and Tarkari). At around 10:10 A.M we started our hike towards Namo Buddha. At first, I was really feeling blue, seeing the hike route which was a dusty road with lots of trucks passing by.. But after walking few kilometers, fun began where I got a good chance to see the village life style, cattle and orange farming. We got to see lots of orange on our way.

After hours of walking, some of us were way ahead and decided to wait for others. So we found a resting place, a chautari with big Peepal tree, where we had some snacks. In the meantime, some children from the village were enjoying their home-made cart which made me remember my childhood. We also distributed notebooks and pencils to those children provided to us by Deerwalk.

Leaving the main road we headed towards our destination following the steep mountain trail and enjoying the beautiful panoramic view of the mountains.

After almost 3 to 4hr of walking, we reached our destination – Namo Buddha. Even though we were tired, the sight we got to see from the top made us feel relaxed and helped us forget our tiredness. We took some pictures and had chilled beer there.

Even though it was a nice place to stay and seeing the mesmerising view from the top was fun, it was time to say goodbye to the beautiful place. Our office vehicle had already arrived to pick us up. We had our dinner at Dhulikhel which ended our wonderful hike.