Walking from Mechi to Mahakali
Two Nepalis started on a long journey on February 20 of this year and they completed their Mechi to Mahakali yatra on June 30.
Anup Gatraj and Dipesh Joshi walked from the east of the country to the west and they started their journey from Taplejung. They walked to Yamphudin, the first settlement of Nepal near Sikkim. They chose Baitadi Jhulaghat as the place where they would end their journey. It took them 97 days to complete their walk.
They embarked on this journey as Gatraj wanted to do something new. And they experienced many new things in this journey of theirs. On their way to Yamphudin from Taplejung, villagers flocked around them thinking them to be doctors and asked for medicine.
They made their way through Gufapokhari, Tumlingtar, Namchebazar, Jiri, Melamchi, Gosaikunda, Dhunche, Gorkha, Lamjung, Besisahar Manang, Thorong la pass, Muktinath, Besisahar, Dhorpatan, Rukum, Jajarkot, Dailekh, Achaam, Doti, Dudeldhura finally reaching Baitadi Jhulaghat. Thorang la pass was the highest point (5,416 metres) in their journey in which they crossed 13 passes, 25 major rivers and 11 zones and 24 districts.