The hiking club successfully conducted a two-day hike to Kalinchowk on 11th and 12th February, 2023. We all gathered at Deerwalk Complex at around 7:20 a.m. and then headed towards our destination.
On the way, as we were all very excited for our trip, the bus filled with our laughter and the voice of our chit chat. A couple hours later at 9:20 am, we stopped at the 55 Kilo Cafe for our breakfast. It had a scenic view, which we enjoyed with warm tea and clicking a few pictures.
After some time, we went back to the bus and for the journey ahead, we spent our time singing and dancing to different songs. Around 1:30 pm, we reached Deurali, where we booked two jeeps for our destination of Kuri village. After two hours in the jeeps, we finally reached the village, where we were treated to a beautiful view of the surrounding area. We engaged in a short hike for about an hour and took several pictures on the way. As time went by, the wind became more and more chilly, so we went back to our prebooked hotel.
At the hotel, we first treated ourselves to some warm cups of tea. And then, we killed some time playing cards and enjoying the ambience of the place. As we were all hungry, we ate chowmein and later, after some hours, dinner around 7:00 pm. After the food, we went to the campfire and danced around it. The sky was full of stars on the cloudless night and with the burning campfire, it felt enchanting. Finally, we went to bed around 12:00 am.
Early in the morning, we woke up and then, after being fresh, we left at 6:00 am for our hike to the temple of the goddess Kalinchowk Bhagwati. We walked on an upward trail for about two hours, after which we finally reached the hilltop and worshipped the goddess. The view there was magnificent, and we clicked several photos. After some time, we returned to the hotel and had our morning breakfast.
Around 11:00 am, we took our jeeps to Deurali from where we went on our college bus to Charikot. There, we stopped for our lunch and then went back on our bus. On the way back, we enjoyed some music and engaged in some chit chat all the way to Banepa. There, we stopped at 4:00 pm for some local Momo and Coco cola. Finally, we returned to our bus and danced for some time before ultimately parting ways at the college at 7:00 pm.
The hike was an amazing break from all the monotony with the great views, the fun times, and the heartfelt laughter and conversations. As such, this will remain one of my most memorable experiences at Deerwalk in the days to come.