The Changu Narayan temple is the historic temple found till date in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
On day three, the some about thirty participants gathered at DWIT premises in the morning for college tour. Informal interaction was taken place among the participants. They were headed to Telkot, Bhaktapur for hiking after breakfast at DWIT. It took around three hours to hike to Nagarkot from Telkot. It was a very nice hiking experience among the participants. Hiking through the hilly trails and bushes with full of natural beauty was different experience for the participants.
As I had never hiked before, I had some apprehensions about this hike. Nevertheless, on the day of the hike, I was pretty excited. We started our day leaving from Deerwalk office premises at around 7:30 in the morning and headed towards Telkot, the starting point of our hike. We briefly stopped at Koteshwor and Bhaktapur to pick up some fellow hikers. Afterwards, we had a wholesome breakfast at a restaurant named Hawa Ghar.
While Hindu folks in Nepal were busy playing with colors – celebrating Holi, the festival of colors, to mark the victory of good over evil – Deerwalkers had a different plan for the day – a cultural tour of Nagarkot Tower via Changunarayan. Jeff Gasser, president of Deerwalk, all the way from Florida, was challenging and inspiring the youths to join the hike.
It was a walk to remember, just because of how much fun it was. One of the more sedate trails that you would have, Telkot-Nagarkot hike still basks in the opulence that is Nepal. As the valley of Kathmandu starts looking green, you keep wondering what could have been. Jo Anne’s first visit to Nepal had us take her there! Next year, we go higher, and farther! Jo Anne Hunt — “On Sunday I had a chance of a lifetime to go hiking with experts. I knew it was going to be a challenge even though I was assured it was going to be “an easy one”. “
The QA team of Deerwalk had organized this particular hiking expedition around the north-eastern outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. We had planned to hike around the Namo Budhha area but a last minute change of plans saw us embarking on this moderately tough hike. We disembarked the van at Kharipati which lies on the way to Nagarkot and started climbing along the foot trails.
Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalayas when the weather is clear .The fabulous area of Nagarkot features attractions ranging from beautiful alpine scenery to the magnificent Himalayan Panorama particularly the Ganesh Himal massif along with Langtang ranges and also visible Mt Everest in clear day.
Even though 5 people could not make out for the hike, we never felt like we were short in numbers. With Justin and Allison joining the hiking team, it was really enjoyable trip. Furthermore, Lava shared us all with his memories of US in his typical style. Bhanu and Tilak being the photographers of the hike, were able to capture very beautiful pictures of smiling mountains….
Title: 2007 Jun – D2Hawkeye Hiking from Telkot to Nagarkot via Sudal Participants: BhaskarB, Hitesh, Kapil, Bimal, Sharad, Roja, SudeepS, Krishna, Manindra, PrabinS, Vishnu and RajuM Route: Telkot to Sudal to Nagarkot Date: Sunday, 24th June, 2007 Trip Doom: 10.62miles Report: Krishna and SudeepS Photo: Hitesh, Krishna Creative Support: BinayaN, DovanR