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Hattichhap Chappal: Elephant traveled entire Nepal with IIH


On the day before Bhaitika, last year, Asmita bought me this pair of Hattichhap slippers in Nepalgunj. From the lowest point in Nepal, Kechan Kawal, to one of the highest mountain passes in the world, the Suryakunda pass, from Mahakali to Mechi, this pair has endured it all, and yet still remains strong.
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It has been six years since I started wearing this kind of slippers, crafted for the masses from recycled materials, a day back in 2011 being an exception. That day I had an urge to feel spunky and put on a pair of Reeboks I had previously abandoned. But then, I simply could not keep myself straight and kept losing my balance. I felt that those shoes were not a fitting foundation for my soul, and have not worn shoes ever since.
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Reflection upon experiences have led me to believe that slippers represent contentment, freedom, and simplicity - the foundations upon which the answers to the most basic questions of life become accessible.
I may not have the prettiest feet, but I can say for certain that my heart has aged well. (slippers in the frozen Suryakunda glacial lake)

Here we are sharing the stories of travelers from all around the world. Travelers who have something to share about their journey in Nepal is listed here. This story is also about a wanderer who is known by this name IIH. He walked 224 days throughout Nepal and crossed more than 6000+ KMs. The previous blog post includes his journey. It was about the day when he started his journey. You can read them from this link:
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I was talking with one of my follower about the journey of IIH and she told "People are so materialistic nowadays and he seems that one in a million who is totally different."

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