Kathmandu, November 30, 2016:Â It was 2014 when I first heard about â€˜Panch Pokhari,â€™ since then I always had been craving to go there. And it was only after two years later that my wish came true. I always had an inclination towards adventurous travel and this trek was a complete package. None of us had even imagined the journey would turn out to be as memorable as the destination itself.
We could hear the sound of water from distance and later realized that it was such a beautiful river. When we stared at the sky, stars had already made their presence and houses located few hills away seemed like artificially placed stars. It felt like the whole galaxy is compressed in our sight.
The next day, early in the morning, we started the second dayâ€™s journey. Somehow we lost the track of our way and got confused for a while. After 30 minutes or so, we found the way and saw six other trekkers making their way towards the destination. We couldnâ€™t catch their pace as they seemed restless to reach to their destination.
Taking frequent breaks and eating food we had brought, we reached Nosempatias. The scenery was eye-catching and you could see the beautiful mountain range and rocky hills. It got darker but we kept on walking but long awaited destination still seemed far away.
Because of landslides, the path was tough. It was already dark, wind blowing, and cold breeze on the rise. Everyone was fragile and somehow, we found a Goth without roof on the way in Laure Bhanjyang. The environment was cold during the night and trying out various things to warm the legs didnâ€™t help. And it was only after 4:30 AM in the morning that we were finally able to sleep.
Halfway through the trek, it felt like we had already been there more than a week, maybe because of the numerous memories we created and the connection we had with the nature. Despite the difficulties and hardships we faced, the excitement was simply awesome.
By Manoj Bohara
The writer is a student of literature and Â political science. He also works with Equal Access Nepal, a non-governmental organization and a digital broadcast initiative.