18th April 2016 Monday, a surprising day from the regular working day for the team of Foodmandu. It was the day for our Hike to Champadevi. Champadevi is named after the goddess which is located in southern side of Kathmandu city. It is the third highest hill of the valley which is at the stature of 2278 meters. (Just for information 😛 )
We were all gathered at our office at 6:30 A.M early in the morning. Everyone was geared up and excited for the hike. Our bus arrived at 7:00 A.M, and then we were headed towards Pharphing, a drive about an hour on the way to Dakshinkali. We began our hiking from Pharping; from the way to Hattiban Resort.
And here we start 😀
We had our breakfast (run of the mill Nepali breakfast jam and bread, boiled egg, fruits and juice) after reaching around Hattiban Resort. There we had some time to relax. Some of us were singing, some of us were taking photographs and some of us were busy eating.
Breakfast time 😀
We started again, talking, giggling; we strolled up to the slopes. We were already drained, with the exception of few “we were born to be trekkers” colleague. The way appears to be so steep. Some us didn’t trust we could make it up there. There was a never ending stairs on the way to Champadevi. We were climbing and climbing and climbing, but the stairs, my god it does not just ends. We thought “it’s what the stairs to heaven ought to resemble”.
Despite of the never ending stairs, we manage to pose somehow!!
The groups were formed naturally. The so called trekkers group on the first, slow walkers on the second and “ we are so tired” group reached the Champadevi height at last. We did some cleaning up there. The view from Champadevi was worth all the pain. The serene beauty of forest, the view of range of mountains, made the hike unbelievable.
Heres some experience of my colleague after the hike. Let’s see what they have to say :
“I felt like am not a hiking kinda person. After I crossed one hill, I felt like I was hanging in the purgatory line between heaven and hell. The climb was tough but when I reached at top I found peace. 😀 “– Pooja Khadka
“Hiking should be done by Viking.. Haha . I was not mentally prepared that the hike would be so difficult, but with companions and amazing surrounding, I made it to the top. “ – Bishow Gurung
“I literally lost 2 kg of my weight. (sigh ) “. – Suraj Dhonju
“It is always a pleasure walking into the woods. I got to feel the nature, if only for one day. The whole experience was magnificent” –Nawaraj Khadka
“We started off with a “YAY”. Somewhere up the hill, it transformed to “why the hell do we need to hike?” Upon conquering three hills and reaching the destination, the good energy just pumped up. The feeling was awesome.” – Suja Manandhar
Now check out our photo gallery. (Hiking memories captured in a lens.)
Walk Walk !
Let us pose!
Our T shirt color does match. 😀
Let us chill for a while !
Cleaning up the place !
Uff.. Now we are tired!!
We are the singing group 😀
Let me pose !
Selfie Time 😀
The serene Champadevi Height!