To ensure success, it’s crucial to strike a healthy balance between work and health. Our escape from the daily grind of office life was long overdue.and we couldn't have been more excited for our hiking adventure from Sundarijal to Kapan Gumba.On 2nd September,2023, with our spirits high and a total of 13 participants, we embarked on a journey filled with scenic beauty and serenity, promising an unforgettable experience.
The day started early as we gathered at the office premise, ready to leave the routine behind. We set off from the office bus from Siphal, Deerhold Nepal premise to Sundarijal bus park at 7:30 in the morning. Anticipation was palpable as we couldn't wait to immerse ourselves in nature's embrace.
Upon reaching Sundarijal bus park at 8:00 am, our first order of business was breakfast. We savored a hearty meal to fuel our bodies for the upcoming hike. Additionally, we stocked up on snacks, chocolates, and juices to keep our energy levels high throughout the day.
The Hike Begins
At 8:45 AM, our journey officially began. The initial stages of the hike were demanding, with steep terrain challenging our endurance. However, our determination to break free from office fatigue and the promise of lush greenery and tranquility ahead kept us moving forward.
Our hike took us up towards Shivapuri National Park, following the scenic Bagmati river.
Nature was our constant companion, with the melodious songs of birds and the soothing river sounds creating a serene atmosphere. The forest’s beauty captivated us, making us momentarily lose track of time. As we made our way along the hiking trail, we couldn’t help but stumble upon some enchanting waterfalls. These falls seemed to have been singing their soothing songs for ages, adding a timeless charm to our journey. We encountered countless staircases along the way, adding to our fatigue, but we pressed on.
Shivapuri National Park
After approximately an hour of hiking, we entered the renowned Shivapuri National Park. The park's reputation for biodiversity and natural beauty did not disappoint. Within the park, we were treated to the sight of birds in flight, butterflies playfully teasing us, and the gentle flow of a river stream. The trail presented us with challenging ups and downs, but we embraced it all. Reaching the summit of Shivapuri, we decided to take a well-deserved break and nibble on some snacks.
Our hike then led us to a gentle river flowing toward the picturesque Kathmandu Valley. From this elevated spot, Kathmandu Valley stretched out like an artist's masterpiece. The valley was surrounded by rolling hills that looked like layers of a grand cake.
During our hike through the national park, we were not only treated to breathtaking landscapes but also glimpses of the park’s rich biodiversity. Among the wonders we encountered, a small damp area provided a habitat for various aquatic species and added to the park’s ecological tapestry. The flora and fauna of the park, including vibrant windflowers and unique animal species, painted a vivid portrait of nature’s beauty, making our hike through Shivapuri National Park an unforgettable experience. And
crossing this river brought us to Tare Bhir, where an astonishing sight awaited us.
After we left Shivapuri National Park, we arrived at Tare Bhir Dada, a vantage point offering a breathtaking view of the beautiful Kathmandu Valley. After a brief rest, we began our descent, gradually making our way down the Tare Bhir Trail. Along this path, we encountered some pear trees and couldn’t resist plucking a few pears for a refreshing snack.
As we continued our descent, the path led us to captivating meadows, their beauty so enchanting that we couldn’t resist capturing the moment with photographs before resuming our journey.
By 4:00 in the evening when we reached our final destination,Suman Dai was already there waiting to pick us up. Although we had originally planned to hike to Kapan Gumba, at this point, we decided to skip that part of our adventure as we were all quite tired. With satisfied hearts and hungry stomachs, we boarded our van and headed for a well-deserved meal of Dhido Bhat. With our hunger satisfied and our energy levels replenished, we made our way back to the Deerhold office, where our day had begun.
Our Sundarijal to Kapan Gumba hiking adventure was a perfect escape from our daily routines. It offered us not only a physical challenge but also a chance to reconnect with nature. In the end, our hike is not just a memory; it’s a reminder of the beauty and fragility of our planet. Let’s preserve it for generations to come.
Thank you, each one of you, for sharing in this extraordinary journey. May it ignite and sustain our shared passion for exploration, conservation, and pursuit of a life that is both meaningful and well-lived