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Pathibhara Resort Taplejung

Pathibhara Resort P. Ltd., Taplejung, TaplejungNepal has every category of accommodation facilities that range from the international standard star hotels to budget hotels and lodges. Taplejung is the headquarters of Taplejung District in the Mechi Zone of Nepal. It is located at 2721'0N 8740'0E with an altitude of 1441 metres (4730 feet). Taplejung District, a part of Mechi Zone, is one of seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with ... more

Information of Taplejung, Nepal

Taplejung Map: Hotels & Guest Houses & other Information of Taplejung, Nepal Taplejung is the headquarters of Taplejung District in the Mechi Zone of Nepal. It is located at 2721'0N 8740'0E with an altitude of 1441 metres (4730 feet). Taplejung District, a part of Mechi Zone, is one of seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Taplejung as its district headquarters, covers an area of 3,646 km and has a population (2001) of 134,698.

The name Taplejung is derived from the words "Taple" and "Jung". Taple was the medieval Limbu King who used to rule the area and "Jung" in Limbu language means Fort. Literally, Taplejung means Fort of King Taple.

Taplejung is located in North Eastern Nepal; the Tamur River flows through the district. The area is famous for its proximity to Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. Taplejung has an airstrip with commercial flights to Biratnagar and Kathmandu. A road connects the district headquarters with the Tarai plains. Most of the population are involved in agriculture, and the vegetation zones range from sub-tropical to temperate forests, alpine meadows, and snow, and ice.

Taplejung is one of the most beautiful areas in eastern Nepal, with a spectacular landscape, Himalayan peaks of heights above 7000 meters and a wide range of flora and fauna. Mt. Kanchanjunga (8586 m), the world's third largest peak, lies in this region. Alpine grassland, rocky out crops, dense temperate and subtropical forests, and no river valleys make up the region. Taplejung occupies an area ranging from 670 meters to 8586 meters (Mt. Kanchanjunga) above sea level.

One of the major attractions is the Pathibhara Devi Temple. This little known region attracts tourists seeking spiritual fulfilment and blessings from the powerful Pathibhara Devi. Hindus as well as Buddhists reach the temple for celebrations during special occasions. The trek to Pathibhara Devi (3794 m) combined with the natural and cultural experiences of the region make the visit a unique exhilarating experience. It takes a day to reach the temple on foot from Taplejung Bazaar. On the way to the temple one can find many species of rhododendron.

For those wanting to travel Taplejung by road there are two available options. The first one is from Kathmandu to Birtamod (about 500 km, which takes approximately 14 hours), and then from Birtamod to Taplejung Bajar (about 300 km -the roads are hilly and are pitched up to Phidim district town). The second option is to travel from Kathmandu to Dharan (about 450 km) and from Dhran to Dhankuta, Hiley, Sindha, and Basantapur. After Basantapur travelers have to walk on foot. It might not be a good option but walking through the jungle of Gufaa is exciting.

Taplejung Bazar is located on the edge of th e mid-land and is situated on hillock of 1850 meter high from the mean sea level and it takes 5 to 6 days to walk on foot to reach Taplejung from Dharan Bazar located in the eastern Terai region of Nepal. Near Taplejung one can enjoy the beauty of lake called Jimiri. From Taplejung after replenishing the food stuff one can follow Tamur river crossing either banks for many times for days together in 50 kms long walk. After Badanda there is no village before Wolangchung gola. If one is interested with snow glacier he can try to go to last village Yagma i.e. 18 kms. Form there the northern face of Kanchenjunga is seen. From Yagma visitors can come back 18 kms south and reach Ghunsa and then 18 kms which is right at the base of Kanchenjunga. In the trek trekkers can engjoy the nature and it will take approximately one month from pashupati to back to Kathmandu by Plane.

ImageIf visitors or trekkers want to go westerly direction then again from Taplejung one can go along the bank of Mewa river and then Dongen village and follow Topkegola (40 kms.) there can see glacial lakes: Tin pokhari and Lam Pokhari. If it is summer one can try to come to Chainpur i.e. 45 kms after walking in wilderness.

Chianpur is beautiful place. After taking rest travelers can walk 12 kms and take the plane to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar also following the western bank and going to Dingla and one can go to Jalang the last village following practically Arun river. On the trail many places will come like Mangtewa, Sedua, Sampung, Hatia, Chepua ect.From Biratnager also one can go via Tribenighat and Bhojpur and Dingle i.e. 75 kms walk and nearly 45 kms drive to Dharan and then Chatra.

If visitor is not interested to go to high altitude then Biratnagar to Dharan and Dhankuta 18 kms, Hile, 3 kms and following along then Arun river partly to Chainpur and then to fly back from the Tumlingtar. The airport in Suketar can only accommodate aircraft Short Take-off and Landing (STOL).

Village Development Committees VDC's of Taplejung District:

Ambegudin Ankhop Chaksibote Change Dhungesaghu Dokhu Dummrise Ekhabu
Hangdeva Hangpang Kalikhola Khamlung Khejenim Khewang Khokling Lelep
Limbudin Lingtep Linkhim Liwang Mamangkhe Nalbu Nankholyang Nidhuradin
Olangchung Gola Paidang Papung Pedang Phakumba Phawakhola Phulbari Phungling
Phurumbu Sadewa Sangu Santhakra Sawa Sawadin Sawalakhu Sikaicha
Sinam Surumakhim Tapethok Tellok Thechambu Thinglabu Thukima Thumbedin
Tiringe Yamfudin Yamfudin Yamfudin Yamfudin Yamfudin Yamfudin Yamfudin