It is quite an achievement to get out of a busy life in Kathmandu. I grabbed the opportunity immediately when it knocked after the recently held elections. I along with my friends reached Tistung, after traveling 65 km via road from Kathmandu. We rested for a while at the Om Adhyay Resort. As we reached the resort in the evening, we were impressed by the palace-like architecture and bonfire there.
The next morning, we visited Bajra Barahi Temple and hiked for one-and-half-hours to reach atop the Mulabari Hill. The view of the mountains is so astonishing that I forgot many of the hidden pains for a while when I got there. We took pictures of the Dhaulagiri mountain range and had our lunch there. We visited Markhu from there, enjoyed a boat ride and delicious fish dishes. We also visited Daman from there. Though we did not get a chance to play with snow, but the view of the mountain ranges from Dhaulagiri to Sagarmatha was blissful.
Upon having returned to the resort in the evening, we pampered ourselves with a sauna and played a few boards of pool. The last 24 hours felt like a moment in time. We had to get back to our works in Kathmandu, but with a promise to return.
The next morning, we returned to Kathmandu enjoying the view of Kunchhal Village, which seemed like the ones from the pre-medieval times. It was a short and a memorable trip. I feel like Tistung is calling me to return soon.
Pandey is the Cofounder of Optimum Engineering Solutions.