Pathibhara Devi Temple, Taplejung

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Pathibhara Devi (Nepali: पाथिभरा देवी मन्दिर) or Mukkumlung (as mentioned in Mundhum of Limbu people) is one of the most significant temples in Nepal, located on the hill of Taplejung. It is also considered one of the holy places for the Limbu people. Worshippers from different parts of Nepal and India flock to the temple during special occasions, as it is believed that a pilgrimage to the temple ensures fulfillment of the pilgrims' wishes.

The temple is located 19.4 North East from Phungling municipality at an elevation of 3,794 m (12,448 ft). It serves as a secondary route of Kanchenjunga trek. The list of devotees includes the ex-Royal family of Nepal. The pilgrims offer animal sacrifices, gold and silver to please the goddess.

Pathibhara Temple is also a side route to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.
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  • Pathibhara temple is reached by a steep climb, anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on your fitness. The old path has now been replaced by stairs. There are several villages where you can get...  more »
  • A place of faith of most of the Hindu people. A holy place situated in the top of a hill. A wonderful view point to behold the mighty Kanchanjunga and other Himalayas  more »
  • Such a marvellous temple... We spend a lot of time preparing to go to the temple... With more than 10-20 thousand people visiting the temple in a day makes it the best destination on the eastern part of Nepal I was real hard to find a proper transportation to go to the base of temple, The walking to temple was lovely... lovely weather sometime raining, something snow, sometime sun, sometime foggy... The temple hold a very ancient history and needs to be protected properly Nd managed after all its our national treasure...
  • The journey to the destination was really great. Snowfall added life to our destination.

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