After working for 9 plus months in Deerwalk, I finally decided to go on my first hike from Deerwalk. Despite the freezing cold November morning of Kathmandu, most of us reached the Deerwalk Complex at 7:30 a.m. We waited for Bhuwan Dai’s arrival before rushing towards Hotel Annapurna to pick up Rudra Dai. As the hiking destination was not finalized we were discussing about different possible routes in the van. Finally after a short discussion with Rudra Dai, we decided on the hiking route to be from Tile Ghar to Bhim Dhunga.
Five sunny hours had already passed since they stepped out of the van. They’d come past a river, many villages and hundreds of eyes gazing at the strangers. A hill climbed up and down, another turned around its waist, another up again. All of them were terraced with various crops: rice in the foothills, maize, millet, even ginger, chilly and tomato as they climbed further up