We picked up the other attendees as we drove to the much debated destination, “Lakhuri Bhanjhyang”. The ascent to the bhanjyang was much fun. Singing inside the bus, funny conversations among us troopers, and so much of hullabaloo.
We headed straight to our destination Lakhuri Bhanjhyang through Gwarko and Lubu. On the way we found that one of our buses had reached our spot, but the catering were not found.
Lakuri Bhanjyang is considered among one of the most preferred sites within Lilitpur. It is a paradise located thirteen kilometer up from Gwarko. The environment and cooperative local people at Lakuri makes the visitor more at home. This place offers a remarkable scenic spot for sunrise and breath taking view of Himalayan ranges whenever the weather is clear. Lakuri Bhanjyang hiking gives a unique opportunity to explore rural Nepal which is a amazing life time experience to gain.
It was my first hike from the Deerwalk team as I’m a newbee here. As it was monsoon, we were all concerned about the rain, leeches and heavy sun that could possibly bother us in the hike. But, it turned out to be a perfect day for hiking since neither the sun nor the rain made any appearance. Everyone seemed to be pumped up for a wonderful hiking time. One of our friends suffered from an early motion sickness which was soon capitalized after the hike started.
Upon entering the van, everyone was laughing. Kapil who had predicted he would be under the weather and not make the hike had jumped into the van. Ashay, having returned the previous day from leave, was unable to join. I was excited at the prospect of the hike as the weather was slightly overcast and comfortable. After arriving at the starting point, we were confronted by 3 different routes.
Using the sophisticated methodology of flipping the camera lens cap, we promptly set off on the right alternative.
Some of the group took off on the middle route while Abanish and Pramod discussed the alternative routes with the locals. Using the sophisticated methodology of flipping the camera lens cap, we promptly set off on the right alternative. Those already ahead on the middle alternative had to return.
Here is how I would describe the first 90 minutes of our hike. It was like climbing to the top of the Empire State Building in New York City with a couple of exceptions. First, it was like climbing to the top
of three Empire State Buildings. Then the steps were not nice, wide and even. It was about a 6-8 inch path filled with slippery rocks that was wet at times. Given that this was my fourth hike, I can say
that the physical makeup of the path was typical for Nepal.