Bishnu Pandey of Nawalparasi district had set out on a Nepal-wide travel on April 27. He started his journey from Taplejung in the east, passed through hills, terrains, rivulets and mountains and finally reached Darchula in the far-western region. It took him 90 days to cover the journey.
He had informed his family members that he would go for a meditation camp when he left home. “I had told none except my wife about my journey,” he revealed, “I had informed my parents only after the completion of my Nepal travel.” “I lost my weight by 20 kgs during my journey,” he shared his experiences with Republica, “It was an opportunity for me to travel my country. Nepal is really majestic.”
He travelled as many as 22 districts while completing his journey from Taplejung to Darchula. “I did not use any vehicles, fell ill in several places. Though difficult, the journey was very exciting.”
He had set out on the journey with a 25-kg bag which contained logistics including a set of clothes, utensils, a tent, and mat. He spent nights in jungles, caves, cow-sheds and lawn wherever possible.