Waking up to the sound of rain, I was unsure whether or not that the hike would even happen. But, after a call from the unyielding Ujjwal Manandhar, he commanded me to get up and prepare for our adventure. My name is Binit Shrestha and I have been an intern at Deerwalk for a little over a month. I was asked to come hiking several times before and I could finally free up some time and participate for this one. The hike was on August 3rd and started from Swoyambhu to White Gumba.
Through narrow road and surrounding jungles, narration continued into the countryside. Rudra asked questions every now and then while the rest attempted to provide the appropriate answers. Bhoj expressed mature views while I childish. Lekhnath gave logical reasoning while Kapil made fun remarks. Pramod smiled and explained the inner vision. Ashish, the photographer of the day, was busy clicking the camera and threw his opinion only when not interested in photography.
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