It was 17th March, Sunday; I was very excited from the get go as it was my first time participating in a hike organized by Deerwalk. Our very own Kanchan Raj Pandey was the hike coordinator. Including me, there were 10 participants in total for the hike. I got inside the office premises at around 6:50 am. Few of other members were already there and few arrived later. We left at 7:10 am and picked up the remaining participants along the way. At 8:00 am, we were at Thankot. After a short snacks break we headed out for the targeted location, Machhegaun.