Where Is Taplejung? Places To Visit In Taplejung District Of Nepal


As the History Of Naming of Taplejung In ancient times, the king’s Jong (fort) named “Taple” was located in this place, so it was named as taplejung. The total area of ​​this district is 3646 square kilometers. It is situated between 270 15 “and 270 57” north latitudes and 870 27 “and 880 12” east longitudes at an altitude of 777 m to 8586 m above sea level. The average temperature is 11.30 degrees Celsius (minimum 0 degrees Celsius), maximum 30 degrees Celsius (seniority), and rainfall is 1440 mm.

It is the headquarters of the district, with Tibet in China to the north, Sikkim in India to the east, and Sankhubasabha in the west. To the south are Tehrathum and Panchthar districts. Kanchenjunga (8586 m), the third-highest mountain in the world and the second-highest in Nepal. It has more than 10 mountains above 7000 m. Taplejung district can be considered as a meeting place of multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural, etc.

Main Mountains Of Taplejung District Of Nepal:

Kanchenjunga Himal falls within the Kanchenjunga Range at 8,586 meters. It is the third highest mountain in the world and the second highest in Nepal. It is bounded on the north by Tibet, an autonomous region of China, and on the east by Sikkim, an autonomous region of India.

This mountain range has the highest mountains in the world above 7000 meters. Including Kambachen 7902 m, Janu 7710 m, Josang 7484 m, Tent Peak 7365 m, Kavu 7353 m, Yalung 7342 m, Kiratchuli 7215 m, Pyramid Peak 7123 m, Janak (Kumbhakarna) 7090 m, Twinch 8505 m South is 8476 meters.

How to reach Kanchenjunga area?

Walk north face of the way: – Khamdimbe – except – siruva lelepa – Dunsha – khamvacena – Kangchenjunga base camp (about 11 days),
the Southern face of the way on foot: – Suketar – lalikharka – kheseva – mamankhe -yamphudina – cerama – Kangchenjunga base camp (about 9 Day)

Best places To Visit In Taplejung District Of Nepal::

Pathibhara Devi Temple of Taplejung:

Taplejung is also very famous from a religious point of view. There are many religious and historical sites, temples and monasteries. The Pathibhara temple area at an altitude of 3794 meters is famous for its religious tourism and biodiversity. The temple is located at a distance of about 17 km northeast of Taplejung Bazaar. From this temple area, many mountain ranges of Nepal and Kanchenjunga mountain range can be observed more closely. From here you can see much of eastern Nepal and even Darjeeling in India. In this area, 24/25 species of Laliguras, Chiraito, Budho Okhti, Hangchur herbs and wild animals and birds like Habre (Red Panda), Bear, Danphe, Munal can be found and observed.

How to reach Pathibhara Temple

Pathibhara temple (about 7 hours) by jeep from Taplejung headquarters Phungling – Suketar – Deurali – Bhalugauda – Kaflepati and by foot to Upper Fedi – (Kanchithan).

Diki Choling Gumba Of Taplejung District Of Nepal:

The 400-year-old Diki Choling Gumba in Olangchungola VDC of Taplejung district is also a religious, historical and tourist site. Yogumba was built by Lama Ace 400 years ago. The monastery has historical statues of Buddha, unbroken lamps, cherries and mushrooms, with the Buddha mantra “Um Mane Peme Hum” engraved in Tibetan on the top of a nearby forest tree a few years ago. Due to these historical elements, Gamba is considered as a very important religious site.

This monastery is located on a hill just above Olangchung Gola. Not only this monastery but also the Olangchung settlement itself is important and beautiful from a tourist and religious point of view due to its old, natural beauty, distinct identity of Walung people, lifestyle, culture, dress, manners etc. This place is also considered as a trading market as it is located on the border of Tibet, an autonomous region of China.

How to reach Diki Choling Gumba

From the district headquarters Phungling on foot – Chiruwa – Lelep – Olangchung Gola – Diki Choling Gumba (about 3 days)
Other religious places – Chandeshwari Dham (Siddhi Danda), Nageshwari Dham (Phungling), Sidingma Devi (Saplakhu), Faktalung (Kumbhakarna) etc.

River, Lakes, ponds and waterfalls Of Taplejung District Of Nepal:

Timbung Pokhari :

Taplejung is known as the district with the largest number of lakes and lakes in Nepal. Among the more than 300 glacial lakes, Timbung Pond is a wetland of religious, biological and cultural importance in Kalikhola VDC. The Timbung Pond, which is in the shadow of wetland biological communication, is a sacred pond outside the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area.

In the Kirat Limbu language, timbu means “to fill a pond with water to the brim”. The locals have a strong belief that the year the water in the pond is frozen, the food production in the village will be good.

How to reach Timbung Paekhari

From Taplejung headquarters Phungling on foot – Suketar-Lalikhark-Kandebhanjyang-Surumkhim-Timbung pond (about 4 days)

Phungphunge waterfall

Phungphunge Waterfall is famous and beautiful from a tourist and religious point of view. It falls in Phungling North Sawa VDC. The waterfall cascades down from a cliff more than 300 meters high and at the base is the shrine of the goddess Phungphunge. The water then flows into the Mewa River.

How to reach

Footpath from Phungling – Handruk – Khokling – Liwang – Sawa – Phungphunge Waterfall (about 2 days)

Tribal tribes and culture

Taplejung district is considered to be a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural confluence site. These castes have their own language, script, religion, profession, (farming, churpi, chhurpi, ghee production and carpet trade), rites, festivals (ngungne, thukpachesi, futuk, gaso) costumes (bakkhu, docha, angi, pangden, keten) Rezi, Hari, Kau, Sukum Posil) have food and drink, folk dance (sarbo) and folk traditions.

Similarly, among the primitive castes living in the central hills, the Limbu caste is the main indigenous tribe of Eastern Nepal including Taplejung. The caste has its own language, customs, culture (Yava dance, Dhan dance, Chabrung dance), religious traditions, language script, festivals (Chasok Tangnam, Kakfekwa Tangnam, Walihang Tangnam) and costumes (Taga, Mekhli, Gargahana, Samyangfung, Nesse, Khanpin (Taengwa) folk songs (Palam, Hakpare, Khayali) and Malik traditions.

The Limbu race is one of the most distinct races in the world. Other castes include Gurung, Magar, Rai, Tamang, Sunuwar, Bhujel, Newar, Kami, Damai, Sarki, Chhetri and Brahmin.

Main Wildlife and Birds Of Taplejung District Of Nepal:

Taplejung is a district where rare wildlife and birds are found. As the district has an elevation of 777 to 8586 meters above sea level, it is home to a wide variety of wildlife and birds. Rare snow leopard, mountain bear, habre (red panda), musk deer, deer, leopard, bear etc. are found in abundance in this district. Rare birds like Danphe, Munal, Mayur, Kalij, Chimile, Kande Vyakur, Huchil, Giddi etc. are also found in abundance. Especially in Kanchenjunga, Timbung Pond, Panthibhara, Tokpegola and Olangchungola areas, wild animals and birds can be found and observed.


Important herbs are found in abundance in Taplejung. Panch Aule, Vikma, Kutki, Chiraito, Sarmaguru, Padamchal, Pakhanveda, Timur, Yarsagumba, Cardamom, Chiraito etc. are the major herbs. Due to lack of research, many herbs have not been published. Cardamom and chiraito are considered as the main sources of income and farming in this district. As this herb is grown in hilly areas, it is produced in most parts of the district.

How to reach Taplejung District Of Nepal:

In air transport: Kathmandu – Taplejung

Road traffic: 1birtamoda-Jhapa-Ilam-Phidim
phunlinga market, (highway 237 that m)

(Koshi Highway 175 km)

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