Dec 27, 2021
Pathivara Tour offers you a beautiful experience of eastern hills that leads you to one of the prominent Shakti Peeths, Pathivara Devi located at 3794m altitude above sea level. It is about 243 km away from Kathmandu and lies in Taplejung district. Also popular as Mukkumlung, this significant temple is said to be built by shepherds, who lost hundreds of their sheep while gazing. Legends say that distressed shepherds had dream in which the Goddess ordered them to carry out ritualistic sacrifice of sheep and build a shrine in her honor. This holiest temple holds deep religious significance among Nepali since ancient times. Worshippers from different parts of Nepal and India flock to the temple during special occasions and offer animal sacrifices, gold and silver to please the goddess who in return is believed to answer the devotees’ prayers.
Pathivara Tour does not just have religious significance but also the thrill of a nature tour with all the beautiful sceneries blessing visitors’ eyes throughout the trip. The spectacular landscape and soaring Himalayan peaks including Mount Kanchenjunga and Lhotse from a natural viewpoint of Pathivara is breathtaking. Rich in biodiversity and cultural practices, Pathivara also offers the distant views of Ilam, Sikkim and West Bengal. Other highlights of this famous tour are the monasteries situated at Olangchungola, the waterfall at Sawa and the rich vegetation and wildlife of eastern Nepal.
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Ilam. Overnight at Ilam
Day 2: Drive to Thulo Phedi after having breakfast at Ilam along the breath taking views of hills and tea gardens. Overnight at Thulo Phedi
Day 3: Early morning hike to Pathivara temple through lush green forest and rhododendron bushes. Drive to Phidim, enjoy the night lights and overnight at Phidim
Day 4: Drive to Dharan, a beautiful city with many pilgrimage sites. Visit to Buddhasubba and Dantakali Temple located at Bijayapur Dharan. Overnight at Dharan
Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu
This beautiful tour starts from Kathmandu and passes through the BP Highway along the scenic view of terraced tea farming, locals rushing for small business until you reach the world-famous Ilam, home of tea gardens, which will warm your day ahead. The next day, the tour continues further towards Thulo Phedi along the breathtaking hills and astonishing sceneries. On the third day, the actual journey to Pathivara Temple begins in which you will have to hike for about 2-3 hours to reach the holy Pathivara temple. This hiking opportunity enables you to observe the mesmerizing landscape of Taplejung district that will surely captivate you. Furthermore, this tour descends down towards Phidim through lush green forests where you can enjoy the beautiful night lights. From then onwards, it leads you towards Dharan, a beautiful city with many pilgrimage sites where you will get a chance to visit Buddhasubba and Dantakali temple located at Bijayapur. Finally, this 5 days’ tour package ends with an exciting journey after it retraces back to Kathmandu.