Pasang Tamang

Born: 1st August 1951

Kathmandu, Nepal

Date of interview: 29th August 2006

Map showing where Pasang Tamang came from

So for a six day journey on foot, what would you take with you?

You'd walk for five or six hours then stop. Tourists used to walk for six hours and stop, we used to walk for fifteen hours before we stopped. You'd stop, normally knock on someone's door and they'd have some food there and so on, someplace, someone would provide shelter. You'd carry your own blankets and stuff but you'd knock on the door and someone would provide you with shelter.

The first time I went from her village to Kathmandu, it took me thirteen days.