2018: Traveled 41/77 Districts of Nepal So far. @Travelingnepal

This 2018, I traveled 10 new districts and it counts a total of 41/77 districts of Nepal

My username at Instagram “@travelingnepal” is not to gain any sort of popularity. Friends always ask like why is it @travelingnepal, when there is already a famous page “@travellingnepal”. So choose something else.

Being known and gaining fame in life is never a dream. Life is good as simple as it can be lived. Being happy and satisfied is most and I’m trying my best for it. There is a reason behind keeping this name. I always wanted to visit every single district of Nepal as long as I’m young. So it’s been more than a year I deleted all my pictures, my friends’ pictures which I uploaded from my account. I changed my username as @travelingnepal and started sharing all my travel posts.

Today on this blog I feel like sharing districts I’ve traveled so far. I have traveled to different districts during my treks, picnics, outings, project monitorings and tours. District counts are added because at least I have walked around the community or roamed around at least a few hours whenever possible.

So here goes the count of districts I have traveled categorized according to seven Provinces of Nepal.

Province № 1

Eastern Nepal is yet to be explored. During my undergraduate, we use to volunteer in Help Nepal Network’s E-Library Project. And as a part of monitoring and deployment, we traveled different districts of Nepal. Once I had to choose between Eastern districts Sunsari, Morang and Solukhumbu. We have E-Libraries in those districts. So I choose Solukhumbhu. So following are the districts traveled in this region:

  1. Okhaldhunga
  2. Solukhumbu

Traveled during the E-library Project Monitoring and made the Lukla-Namche Trekking back in 2016 with my friend RameshGunner.

Province №2

Province №2, previously a part of Central Development Region has eight districts Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha and Saptari. And I have to say this with a little bit of discomfort that I’ve not traveled to any districts of this province. As trekking is my hobby and I have walked in most of the districts, Terai belt is not preferred for treks. Rather in this straight belt driving or riding will be a good idea. But no worries, I will definitely travel all these districts before 2022.

 Province №3

Being born here I have traveled to different districts. Every day I need to travel to three districts to reach my office including my home district Kavre, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. Province no.3 has thirteen districts in total and I have traveled following So following are the districts traveled following twelve:

  1. Kavre(Home)
  2. Bhaktapur
  3. Lalitpur
  4. Kathmandu
  5. Sindhupalchok, 2018, Panchpokhari Trekking
  6. Ramechhap??
  7. Sindhuli
  8. Dolkha, 2011–12 during Community Education Project fro KU
  9. Makwanpur, Hetauda before 2010, Chandranigahapur 
  10.  Nuwakot, 2015, Distributing relief fund for earthquake-affected families with KU 
  11. Dhading
  12. Chitwan

Rasuwa is remaining and Gosainkunda is calling me so much 🙂 This time before going for the Tilicho-Thorangla Pass Trekking, Rasuwa is also in the list. So I will be here soon 🙂

I am confused if I have traveled to the Ramechhap district. It is a neighboring district of Kavre and I have been to different corners of my districts as well as the districts nearby. But I’m not quite sure if I have been there. But it’s not a problem. Soon I will be visiting Doramba Municipality of Ramechhap. My maternal uncle (Mama) Pralhad Dahal is a teacher at a Government School of Doramba. So I am thinking of going there before 20.

Province №4

Western Region has most of the trekking routes and tourist sites. So definitely there are many districts which I have traveled. Also three new districts were added this month during the Tilicho-Thorangla Pass Trekking. So following are the districts traveled in this region:

  1. Tanahu,
  2. Gorkha, Family tour back in 2014
  3. Syangja
  4. Baglung
  5. Parbat
  6. Myagdi
  7. Kaski
  8. Lamjung
  9. Manang
  10. Mustang
  11. Nawalparasi East

This Province wise distribution of districts and division of two Nawalparasi & Rukum Districts has made me confusion is listing districts. I started the division according to the development regions and now this is a bit confusing.

Province №5

Butwal, Bhairawa, Tamghas, Palpa, Ridi bajar, Manigram, Lumbini these are favorite places from this province. Every time I remember these places I remember of my favorite Dhakal family out there in Butwal. First time I went these places was with Ashik to attend Sanosh Dada’s marriage and second was this year for Sheela Di’s Marriage. Still, two marriages are remaining and will be going there in future. And following are the districts I have traveled:

  1. Argakhachi
  2. Nawalparasi West
  3. Rupandehi, 2018, Solo travel at Lumbini
  4. Gulmi
  5. Palpa
  6. Dang
  7. Banke
  8. Bardiya

This year’s Badimalika Trekking gave me this opportunity of marching my feet at far western development region. And at 2011 I traveled Mid Western Development Region during the Help Nepal Newtork’s Elibrary Project with Sagar Pathak, senior from Kathmandu University. So here are the name of districts I traveled from MID and far western development district:

Province №6

  1. Surkhet
  2. Dailekh

Province №7

  1. Kailali
  2. Achaam
  3. Kanchanpur
  4. Dadeldhura
  5. Doti
  6. Bajura, (Badimalika 4200M)

This gives a total count of 41 districts. A total of 36 districts is yet to travel. And these will also be traveled in a couple of years.

I wish soon the numbers of districts to travel will reduce to zero.

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