A Day of Self-Discovery in Birendranagar

A Day of Self-Discovery in Birendranagar , Surkhet, Karnali Province

Date: 2022/12/20

Today was a day like no other. I decided to embark on a journey within myself while exploring the picturesque mountain view, villages of Chheda, located in the heart of the Birendranagar, Surkhet, Karnali Province. It turned out to be a day of simple yet profound experiences that brought me closer to nature and, more importantly, closer to myself.

A Day of Self-Discovery in Birendranagar : Morning Stroll to  Kathkuwa & Chheda

The day began with the soft rays of the morning sun gently warming my face. I laced up my sneakers and set off on a morning walk towards Kathkuwa, a remote and breathtaking part of Birendranagar. The path took me through narrow, winding trails, lined with vibrant wildflowers that painted the mountainside.

My first stop was at “Kathkuwa ko Tea Pasal,” a small tea stall perched on a rocky outcrop. As I sipped on a cup of steaming masala milk chiya, I watched the world come to life around me. The green jungle, big trees, birds chirping, fresh mountain air invigorated my senses, and the distant sounds of cowbells and birdsong filled the serene mountain valley. Then after that I made my way to Chheda ko Danda.

A Day of Self-Discovery in Birendranagar : Exploring the Local Culture

Continuing my walk, I couldn’t help but be enchanted by the simplicity and beauty of this mountain village. The houses, made of stone and wood, nestled against the green hills, exuded a rustic charm. I encountered friendly locals going about their daily routines, some tending to their terraced fields, while others were milking cows and goats.

As I strolled, the aroma of fresh pine and the earthiness of the mountain soil filled the air. The distant laughter of children playing and the occasional greeting from a passerby made me feel like I was part of this tight-knit community, even if just for a day.

A Day of Self-Discovery in Birendranagar : A Wholesome Lunch

For lunch, I decided to dine at a small local eatery in Chheda. The aroma of freshly cooked Dal Bhat wafted through the mountain air as I entered the cozy restaurant. Wooden tables and benches were scattered beneath a makeshift awning, offering a welcoming respite for travelers and locals alike. It was not a fancy restaurant but a local one. After having a delicious lunch there, I went to a Gumba near by the road and had some peaceful time with myself.

A Day of Self-Discovery in Birendranagar : Afternoon in Nature’s Embrace

After spending few hours in Gumba, on my way, I also had the privilege of making a visit to the Vipassana Meditation Center located in Kathkuwa. I learned about Vipassana meditation, its profound methods, and the center’s admirable practice of offering free accommodations, meals, and meditation courses to all who seek inner peace. It was a great experience there.

Then I went back to Kathkuwa Tea Pasal, again I stopped for a simple yet hearty famous snack Dahi Chiura, a local delicacy. The curd and flattened rice combination was a burst of flavors, and each bite was a testament to the resourcefulness and culinary expertise of the mountain people. Sharing a meal with the friendly locals, we exchanged stories and laughter, deepening my sense of connection with this village and its people.

With a satisfied belly, I continued my day of self-discovery by exploring the surrounding hills and forests. Tall pine trees stood tall, casting dappled shadows on the forest floor. The faint rustling of leaves and the distant call of a Himalayan pheasant filled the air as I walked deeper into nature’s embrace.

Finding a secluded spot beside a gurgling mountain stream, I sat down to simply be. The cool mountain breeze kissed my cheeks, and the symphony of nature played all around me. The babbling stream, the soft swaying of trees, and the distant echo of a shepherd’s flute merged into a tranquil melody that soothed my soul.

A Day of Self-Discovery in Birendranagar : Sunset Serenity

As the day started to wane, I made my way to a nearby hilltop to witness the sunset. The panoramic view of the mountain village stretched before me, bathed in the warm hues of the setting sun. The terraced fields, the winding mountain trails, and the remote houses all glowed in the evening light.

I sat there, humbled by the beauty of it all. The fading light revealed a sky filled with a million stars, a sight that city-dwellers like me rarely have the privilege to witness. It was a moment of pure serenity, a reminder of the profound beauty that nature offers when we take the time to seek it.

Evening Contemplation

As I descended from the hill, I found a quiet spot by a pristine mountain stream. The water flowed gently, reflecting the stars that had begun to dot the night sky. I took out my journal and began to write about the day’s experiences, the people I had met, the beauty of the mountain village, and the sense of peace that had enveloped me.

A Day of Self-Discovery in Birendranagar : Reflections on Life

In the tranquility of the mountain night, I found myself thinking about the busy lives we lead, constantly chasing work, fame, money, and wealth. It’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of success, often neglecting the most important aspect of our existence – ourselves.

In this mountain village, where time seemed to move at a different pace, I realized the significance of self-care and self-love. We owe it to ourselves to pause, to breathe, and to take moments like this to reconnect with our inner selves. It’s in these moments of quiet reflection that we find clarity, purpose, and a deeper appreciation for the world around us.

A Call to Self-Care

As I conclude this day of self-discovery in the mountain village, I want to extend a heartfelt message to all my readers. In the hustle and bustle of life, don’t forget to give time to yourself. Take a break from the chaos, embrace the serenity of nature, and rediscover the simple joys of existence.

Care for yourself, love yourself, and nurture your soul. Just as I found solace and renewed perspective in this mountain village, you too can find inner peace when you make self-care a priority. So, amidst the daily rush, remember to pause, breathe, and give yourself the gift of time. In doing so, you’ll find not only a deeper connection with yourself but also a greater appreciation for the world we inhabit.

As I lay down to rest in the rustic mountain lodge, I am filled with gratitude for the remarkable day I’ve had. Kathkuwa and Chheda nestled in the Birendrangar, Karnali has offered me not only the chance to explore its natural beauty but also to connect with its warm and hospitable residents. Today, I didn’t just explore a village; I discovered a deeper connection with myself, the mountains, and the people who call this remote corner of the world home. In this serene mountain village, I found solace and a renewed sense of appreciation for the simple joys of life, and for that, I am truly thankful!!

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