After re-energizing and fueling up we again moved ahead, leaving the dirt and smell of the Kathmandu valley far behind.
After I saw my name in the list of hiking teams I was eagerly waiting for Sunday 28-12-2014. It was decided that we all will go for a hike from Sundarijal to Shivapuri. I was very excited because it was my first hike from Deerwalk. I woke up around 7:15 am, but it was already decided that everybody will gather in Deerwalk complex around 7:30 am.
It was a Saturday morning on 21st June, 2014 and it was my first hiking since I joined Deerwalk Inc. as an Intern along with my friends from college. The hiking expedition from Budhanilkantha to Sundarijal was arranged for the Interns and Trainees at Deerwalk under the leadership of Sandeep Neupane Dai. The day was cloudy and gloomy so I packed my umbrella and reached the Deerwalk office which was our pickup point.
Leaving aside a few settlements from kathmandu, a hike trail through forests lead to Chisapani, one of the hilltop at an altitude of 2375m. Chisapani provides excellent short tramp which is renowned among hikers. It is situated on the top of a tall ridge with commanding views for almost 360 degrees where the place opens up and the panorama unfolds to give us a sweeping view of the stunning, unending and seamless Himalayas. Himalayan Thunder Treks provides a closer view of Jugal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang region, traditional culture lifestyle as well as flora and fauna with clear and crisp landscape. Chisapani provides one of the most spectacular outlooks of the Annapurna range in the Valley.
There is a memory imprinted on my mind because of which I could never say “No” to hiking or trekking. It was six years ago. Right after completing my A-levels, I went trekking with my friends to the Annapurna Region – from NayaPul to Muktinath. During the 9 days, we saw the pristine beauty of nature including the magnificent Himalayas. One day I was walking ahead of all my friends and I saw the most beautiful scene I have ever seen. On the two sides of the path were gigantic green trees and right in front was a mighty snow-clad mountain. I have never felt the mixed sense of pure peace, serenity and joy as I did at that moment. Since then, I have always loved being with nature.