Just below the Mangalbare Bazaar of Sankhuwasabha, there is a mesmerizing meadow along Tehrathum section of the hills.
There remains a mysterious dark hole in the middle of the meadow. The dark hole is locally known as Bhwang Danda. Some also call it Bhwan Danda. This is located in Morahang village of Menchchyayem Rural Municipality Ward Number 5 of Tehrathum.
''Many cattle have fallen into this hole since long'', said a local shepherd, ''This is very deep and long, I guess.'' He said warm vapor comes out from the hole in the winter indicating the root of the hole is so deep down.
Dojaraj Gautam, ward chairperson of Menchchyayem Rural Municipality-5 and a local residing downhill village echoed similar. ''Bhwang Danda has been a matter of mystery for all residents of Morahang village and we are curious on its exploration from archeological angles'', said Gautam, ''We have written to the concerned authorities to explore it at the earliest.''
Samrat Thapa, who hails from Sikdem, a village close to the Bhwang Danda, said a scientific and modern exploration is necessary for better understanding this area. ''So far as I know, this is a cave and I have an experience of entering few steps downward during my childhood'', said Thapa, ''However, I could not go deeper fearing the extreme darkness.''
Experts working in caving can find more details, shared Thapa. ''If cavers come to explore the dark hole, this will probably be the longest cave in the Province 1, if not for all over Nepal'', Thapa shared, ''This needs immediate exploration.'' Thapa said its perfect location along the TMJ corridor, which is the capital of rhododendron in Nepal, would work as a catalyst to unleash its touristic potential and income generation both for locals and the local government. ---
Source: National News Agency Nepal