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Pathibhara Trail Trekking
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Pathibhara Trail Trekking

Pathibhara DeviPathibhara Devi shrine 3,794m., located at Tapethok Village development committee, 19km from Phungling, the district headquarters of Taplejung district is a popular pilgrimage destination of both Hindus and Buddhists. Both the Hindus and Buddhists worship the animist deity at Pathibhara with equal reverence. The Buddhists of the surrounding area light lamps at the temple on full-moon nights, while the Hindus pack the temple during special celebrations. The Goddess at Pathibhara is believed to fulfill the long-cherished dreams of her devotees. Whatever is wished with good will, will be provided to the devotees.

It is generally believed that when hundreds of sheep were disappeared from the place where the temple stands today, the shepherds prayed to get their sheep back. Surprisingly they had a vision of the Devi herself who asked them to sacrifice a few of the sheep to get back their lost ones. It is said that when they sacrificed the demanded sheep as they were asked by the Devi, the lost sheep were found, and from then onwards people started to worship Pathibhara Devi.

Pathibhara Trail TrekkingIt may take 4-5 days to visit the place. The best time to visit the temple is from March to June and September to November. Pilgrims can also have an opportunity to visit monasteries situated in Olangchungola and Lungchung, the waterfall at Sawa and the pond of Timbuk, during autumn and spring every year. The thick forest ecosystem along the trail offers diversity of wildlife, birds, flowers and butterflies. Most of the Kanchenjunga range can also be seen from this point. The journey to Pathibhara starts from Suketar (2840m) which takes about 2-hours walk to reach from Phungling Bazar. Pathibhara Devi is about 8-10 hours from Suketar. Beautiful views of Kanchenjunga and Kumbhakarna can be seen from Suketar. From Suketar the trail passes through Deurali, Ramitedada, Chhatedunga, Bhalugauda, Phedi and finally to Pathibhara.

Trekking Itienrary:

  • Hotels/Teahouse Lodge
  • Total 8 Days Trek
  • Grade: Gentle
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights Kathmandu, and 4 Nights Pathibhara teahouse Lodge
  • Max. Altitude: (3760m./12336ft.)
  • Walking Per Day: 5-6hrs
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing: Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar square & Hanuman Dhoka (Old Durbar square). O/N Hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and then drive to Suketar and we trek up to Deurali., we would observe the surroundings and the local lifestyle. Overnight in a local lodge.

Day 04: Deurali to Phedi (3,190m)- We would go to Phedi from Deurali. It would be our privilege to watch different varieties of birds. Besides, we also view the panoramic views of the mountains.

Day 05: Phedi –Pathibhara (3,794)- Phedi: Trekking from Phedi, we reach Pathibhara and perform pooja. We would see different types of birds and on the way. In addition to this, we would also view mountain ranges. From Pathibhara, we trek down to Phedi for overnight.

Day 06: Phedi – drive to Bhadrapur for Overnight in the Hotel.

Day 07: Bhadrapur – Kathmandu: We take flight from Bhadrapur and then to Kathmandu or directly to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

Day 08: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Tour/Trekking Cost: USD      Per Person.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Reserve Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • 1 Full day city sightseeing in with English speaking tour guide with all monuments, temples entry fees.
  • All three major meals B/L/D and accommodation in twin sharing room at Normal tea-house Lodge.
  • One professional English speaking Tour/trekking guide & helper.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 10 Kg. luggage allow while in the tour.
  • Restricted area special Trekking Permit and Kanchenjunga Conservation area entrance permits fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu and Airport taxes.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

 

The Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for crews.

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