About

Twelfth Mile is an extension of myself, my life, my home. Hello, I am Kabir Pradhan and grew up in a small town in the Himlayan foothills of Kalimpong. It’s a sleepy little town with beautiful people, landscapes and weather (minus the monsoons). Outside the main town is the village Twelfth Mile – it’s where I grew up, the place I call home and the only place where I shall eventually retire and rest.

Growing up was real good fun – hiking, trekking, camping and if it weren’t about doing these things, it was also about being able to roam freely and being free. With my cousins and friends, we’d climb trees, hunt birds with catapults, run our dogs, fish in the little streams (and yes many a time we did catch crabs as well), sit under the open sky, play the guitar, star gaze and so much more. We were always outdoors  and am thankful that then technology wasn’t popular, as it would not have allowed me to have this wonderful childhood and growing up days.

This blog – Twelfth Mile is an extension of my travel experiences that I would want to share with you as I have since my growing up days been very appreciative of nature, adventure, culture, people, history, heritage, art and so much more.

Kalimpong Town as seen from Twelfth Mile

Kalimpong Town as seen from Twelfth Mile

Views from Twelfth Mile

Views from Twelfth Mile

Mount Kanchenjunga as seen from Kalimpong

Mount Kanchenjunga as seen from Kalimpong

Kabir Pradhan

3 thoughts on “About

  1. ishakhadka44

    Hey Kabir,

    I really enjoyed all of your blogs. Always a pleasure to read or listen to the minds of people who love the outdoors. Sujan & myself are planning to do a part of the Appalachian Trail soon. Preparing & making sure we are ready for our first backpacking.
    I’d love to hear any tips you may have for us.

    Keep up the journal Kabir, for us people who believe in the wilderness.

    Best
    Isha

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    1. Kabir Pradhan Post author

      Hi Isha,
      Thanks for stopping by and having enjoyed it. Thought it is a good way to document many adventures and share about it as well. I am sure you are already headed on the right direction with your preparation for your backpacking on the trail.
      From my experience I would advise that before you set on the trail, double triple check your gear (you want to make sure you have everything you need, multipurpose items/products would be super as you want to keep your backpack light and with only the essentials). And the other (which I struggle with still) is that you have to have your body and mind at peace together. No matter how hard one train’s or how fit a person maybe, there are times when the trails get the better of you, if not for a strong mind. I been lucky that my mind has helped my through certain sections where my body had given up, but yes I still struggle to keep it together. I hope this does help you somewhat.
      Goodluck to you and Sujan and enjoy your journey. Keep exploring. Cheers
      PS: hope to read of your adventures soon

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  2. ishakhadka44

    Hey Kabir,

    I really enjoyed all of your blogs. Always a pleasure to read or listen to the minds of people who love the outdoors. Sujan & myself are planning to do a part of the Appalachian Trail soon. Preparing & making sure we are ready for our first backpacking.
    I’d love to hear any tips you may have for us.

    Keep up the journal Kabir, for us people who believe in the wilderness.

    Best
    Isha

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