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Pathibhara Trail

Pathibhara Devi shrine (3794 m) is a popular pilgrimage destination for trekking. This trek starts from Suketar (2840 m) about 2 hours walk from Phungling Bazaar. Both Hindus and Buddhists worship Pathibhara with equal reverence. Hindus throng the temple during special celebrations, while Buddhists living in the vicinity light lamps at the temple on full moon nights.

The Goddess at Pathibhara is believed to fulfill the long cherished dreams of her devotees, like sons for those without sons, and wealth for the poor. The story of the temple goes back to the time when hundreds of sheep were said to have disappeared from the place where the temple stands today. Legend has it that when the shepherds prayed to get their sheep back, 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 did as they were asked by the Devi, the lost sheep were found, and from then onwards started the worship of Pathibhara Devi.

The Pathibhara pilgrimage may take 4 to 5 days and the best time to visit is from March to June and September to November. Pilgrims can also visit monasteries situated in Olangchungola and Lungchung, the waterfall at Sawa and the pond of Timbuk, during autumn and spring every year. The forest ecosystem along the trail offers diversity of wildlife, birds, flowers and butterflies. Most of the Kanchenjunga range can also be seen from here.

  • Duration of trekking : 6 days
  • Grade : Moderate
  • Type of Trek : Camping / Teahouse
  • Recommended season : Spring / Autumn / Winter
  • Trekking starting point : Kathmandu / Suketar
  • Trekking ending point : Suketar / Kathmandu
  • Maximum height : 3794 m.

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What’s included

  • Airport/Hotel/ pick up and drop-off
  • All ground local transportation
  • Three night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB basis.
  • Full board meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Necessary Trekking Permit and all national park fees.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • Expert bilingual, government license holder Guide.
  • Domestic flight for the guide if required.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Trekking Porter as required (usually 1 porter for 2 members)
  • Necessary Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket.
  • Travel Insurance of our staffs.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes, vat and service charges.
  • Fare well dinner.

What’s not included

  • Nepal entry visa fee, which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • All International airfares
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses such as gratuity (recommended), gifts etc.
  • Cold drinks and beverages
  • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance

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