17 July, Kathmandu: Nepali Congress (NC) has made a plan to trek across the route through which its founding leader BP Koirala was brought to Kathmandu for imprisonment from Biratnagar some four decades back.

The 24-day march will start on August 17 from the eastern industrial city of Biratnagar and conclude on September 9 at Sundarijal of Kathmandu.

Bisheshwor Prasad (BP) Koirala, founding leader of Nepali Congress

Bisheshwor Prasad (BP) Koirala, founding leader of Nepali Congress


BP Koirala, the first elected prime minister of Nepal, was put in prison for years during 30-year long Panchayat system in a Sundarijal house, which now is a BP Museum.

At a programme organised in Lalitpur today, NC vice-president Ram Chandra Paudel informed that all district committees were circulated to participate in the ‘BP Thought Trek’.

Paudel said that central as well as district leaders and cadres will participate in the march and that special programmes will be held at places where BP was given breakfast, lunched, dinned or slept at night while he was being taken to Kathmandu from Biratnagar for imprisonment.

Beginning from Biratnagar the route of the trek goes through Dharan, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Khotan, Okhandhunga, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Kavre, Bhaktapur and it ends at Sundarijal.

A very special programme is to be held at Dumja of Sindhuli, BP’s ancestral home.