I backpacked around Nepal for a month and hands down, it was the most important and thrilling trip of my life.
Why, you ask?
Well, for starters, it was my first ever solo trip.
Secondly, it was the first time that I had a good camera (GoPro Hero 8 Black) with me to document my travel.
( A LITTLE BACKGROUND: Earlier in 2019, I decided not to go for a 9 to 5 job and travel the world instead. So, this was my first trip as an amateur travel filmmaker)
And lastly, it was an unplanned trip.
Next morning, I took a train to Panitanki (India-Nepal border). Crossed the border on foot and caught a bus for Dharan, my first stop in Nepal. I was using CouchSurfing (again!). I took me about 5 hours to reach Dharan.
From the bus stand, I walked to my hosts' shop in the market. And honestly, it was my best CouchSurfing experience till date. Not only did he get the currency exchanged, he also got me a sim card on his own identity card! As if this was enough, he told me that he had a cottage in Bhedetar (a hill station 21 kilometers from Dharan), which he was willing to allow me to stay in. He personally dropped me off at the cottage in his car. It was my first time staying in a cottage, and that too, all by myself. Couldn't be better!