Unleashing Team Bonding and Adventure: Escaping the Office for an Epic Journey of Team Building
At Optimum Futurist, we believe in celebrating our employees and fostering a positive work culture. As part of this ethos, we recently embarked on a thrilling office outing to Kurintar. In this blog post, we'll take a moment to reflect on our unforgettable trip, sharing the highlights and experiences that brought our team closer together.
A Promising Start
Our journey began with a lively meetup at the office, where excitement and anticipation filled the air. Colleagues exchanged smiles and stories, discussing our plans for Kurintar. The sheer anticipation of escaping the office walls and venturing into the unknown was invigorating. With everyone on board, we embarked on the road, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city, ready to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty that awaited.
The drive to Kurintar proved to be an enjoyable adventure in itself. We were blessed with smooth travel, serene landscapes passing by our windows, and laughter echoing through the vehicle. The road seemed to open up before us, beckoning us to leave behind our professional personas and embrace the spirit of exploration.
Summit Resort - Our Oasis
Arriving at Kurintar, we were greeted by Summit Resort, a hidden gem perched on the cliffside, offering breathtaking views of the Trishuli River. The sense of wonder grew as we caught our first glimpse of this tranquil paradise. The resort's rustic charm and picturesque setting were a welcome departure from the usual office environment.
The journey to Summit Resort involved a short hike, which further heightened our anticipation. As we traversed the winding path, our steps filled with excitement, we stumbled upon a charming guesthouse nestled among the trees. Its warm ambiance and the alluring presence of a Billiards table enticed us. We couldn't resist the opportunity to engage in a few friendly matches, bonding over shots and laughter. The guesthouse owners graciously served us cold bottles of beer, perfectly complementing the camaraderie and setting a relaxed tone for the rest of our journey.
Welcome to Summit Resort
After bidding farewell to our unexpected detour, we continued our ascent to Summit Resort, our main destination. Greeted by the friendly staff and a warm reception, we felt an instant connection to this place. The resort exuded a sense of coziness and adventure, striking the perfect balance between relaxation and exploration. Once settled into our comfortable rooms, the team eagerly embraced the resort's amenities. The swimming pool, glistening under the sun's warm embrace, became a hub of activity. We splashed, swam, and laughed, momentarily escaping the pressures of work. Shekhar Sir, always up for a challenge, even offered impromptu diving lessons, entertaining us with his fearless acrobatics.
As the sun began its descent, we made our way to the poolside bar. The setting sun painted the sky in hues of orange and pink, casting a magical glow over the resort. With Barasinghe beer in hand, crafted at a local distillery known for its craftsmanship, we toasted to the bonds we were forging and the memories we were creating. It was a time of relaxation and connection, a reminder that life is not solely confined within the four walls of our office.
Unforgettable Evening Activities
As the evening progressed, the sense of camaraderie continued to grow. We engaged in social games, team-building activities, and friendly competitions. Laughter echoed throughout the resort, as teammates shared stories, strategized, and playfully bantered. The spirit of healthy competition sparked excitement and encouraged us to step out of our comfort zones.
The highlight of the evening was our late-night movie session. With the resort's open-air cinema, we settled into cozy seats, surrounded by starlit skies. The screen flickered to life, transporting us into a world of laughter, adventure, and inspiration. Cheers erupted as the winning team claimed their prizes, and good-natured teasing enlivened the atmosphere. We sang and danced into the night, reveling in the joy of being together, away from the usual work obligations.
As the new day dawned, a few early risers embraced the serenity of the morning, embarking on a scenic jog around the resort's lush gardens and trails. The rhythmic sound of footsteps against the earth provided a backdrop for reflections and conversations that deepened our bonds.
Gathering for breakfast, we savored a feast fit for champions. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingled with the scent of local delicacies. The breakfast spread offered an array of choices, from the creamiest homemade yogurt to made-to-order omelettes bursting with flavor. We shared stories, dreams, and aspirations, fueling our souls and forging connections that would extend beyond the boundaries of our trip.
With satisfied appetites and eager hearts, we discussed our plans for the day. Unanimously, we agreed on a short hike to a nearby waterfall adorned with a natural spring. As we set off on the trail, the verdant beauty of the surroundings enveloped us. Majestic mountains stood tall, their peaks touching the heavens, while valleys stretched out like a tapestry beneath our feet. It was a moment of awe and inspiration, reminding us of the vastness of the world and our place within it.
Reaching the waterfall, we were greeted by nature's masterpiece. The cascading water formed a symphony of sound, a soothing melody that resonated with our souls. Some team members couldn't resist the allure and dove into the refreshing pool beneath the waterfall, their laughter blending harmoniously with nature's melody. We reveled in the joy of simple pleasures, allowing the beauty of our surroundings to wash away any residual stress.
Bidding Farewell to Kurintar
As our time in Kurintar drew to a close, we packed our belongings, carrying the memories of our experiences with us. We bid a fond farewell to Summit Resort, grateful for its warm hospitality and the sanctuary it provided us.
On the journey back to Kathmandu, we made a stop at The Cliffside Resort for a final taste of the local cuisine. The flavors danced on our tongues, a gastronomic delight that served as a fitting culmination to our adventure. With each bite, we reminisced about the laughter, the shared moments, and the growth we experienced as a team.
Arriving back in Kathmandu, we were tired but satisfied, our hearts filled with gratitude for the unforgettable journey we had undertaken. The scenic views, delicious food, warm hospitality, and the bonds we forged made this trip truly exceptional. We were reminded once again of the power of stepping away from our everyday routines, embracing new experiences, and building stronger connections with our colleagues.
Our office outing to Kurintar was an extraordinary journey of team building, adventure, and self-discovery. From the bonding moments at Summit Resort to the awe-inspiring encounters with nature, every aspect of the trip contributed to strengthening our camaraderie and fostering a positive work culture. We returned to Kathmandu, tired yet fulfilled, carrying with us a treasure trove of memories that will forever remind us of the importance of celebrating our incredible team at Optimum Futurist.