Skip to main content

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.
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.
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:
Bookmark the website or subscribe to this blog to be updated about more stories of different travelers who have made wonderful memories here in Nepal.
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."

Popular posts from this blog

Story of Survival(Aadesh Neupane's Solo Trek to Gosainkunda)

It's a story shared by Traveler: Aadesh Neupane. Walked alone all the way to Gosainkunda with his heavy Backpack. Made his own tent and spent the night in some corner of Gosainkunda. He said locals didn't even give him fire/water since he was not living in their hotel. He manages somehow. ... Uphill while heading to Gosainkunda everything was fine. He had fun walking all alone within the woods. But what drove me to share his story is the struggle he faced while heading downhill. That is where his life struggle comes as a threat. This made me share his two and half years old story. ... Heavy Rain started troubling him walking down the trail. So he stepped aside under a shed covering himself with his tent. Then with a frustrated mind, he thought of walking downwards. But the hailstorm as strong as stone didn't let him walk and unfortunately, one sleeve of his backpack got torn. He walked some distance tying his backpack somehow. But again that also didn'

Old Abandoned Trail of Ghandruk Village

Ghandruk has become one of the popular and easy travel destinations in Nepal. Mount Everest is famous worldwide and EBC trek is something which everybody wants to travel. But if you ask any youth of Nepal about traveling and trekking, every single person will say, the first name Ghandruk, Poonhill and, ABC. There are several reasons behind this. The first and foremost thing is that you can reach Ghadruk by bus. Yes, you don't need to walk much. Second, even if you think of walking from Nayapool the trail is easy. It will take you a maximum of 5 hours even for the slow walkers.  Pokhara personally is my best hangout destination. Walking around the streets of Pokhara, boating at the lake gives so much joy. Pokhara is known as the major tourist attraction point of Nepal for so many reasons. Ghandruk, on the other hand, is promoted as one of the tourism attraction points for home stay facility and watching the mountain range. The Abandoned Trails For several other reasons, G

Nepal = Never Ending Peace and Love, Says Traveler Lydz

Many foreigners come for different experiences here in Nepal like Trekking and mountaineering expeditions. Some are here to enjoy the wildlife and historical establishment. While Lydz is here for experiencing the life of villagers. So she with her team soon escaped the tourist hub Pokhara and moved to a homestay in the nearby village. Read and experience what she has to say about her travel experience here in Nepal ... Storyteller:  @ventureswithlydz Pokhara is definitely one of the more chill “cities” I’ve been in but we all felt ready to escape the tourists and head for the villages in the hills. This beautiful family invited all 6 of us into their home, gave us a place to sleep, fed us, walked us around the village and let us just be. ... This is my second homestay while in Nepal and an experience I would recommend to all! 🏡 It really puts things into perspective diving into the culture to see how other people live and most importantly how happy they are with the simple