Getting There

How to get there

Pathibhara lies in the junction of three VDCs: Tapethok, Limkhim and PhawaKhola VDCs at a 19 kilometeres distance from Taplejung Bazaar (Phungling). The journey to Pathibhara starts from Suketar airport (2840 m) which is about 1.5 hours walk from phungling Bazaar. Pathibhara Devi is about 5-6 hours hike from Suketar.

Suketar is only STOL airstrip in Taplejung district and is connected to Kathmandu and Biratnagar by scheduled flights. From Suketar the Pathivara trial passes through Deurali, Ramitedanda, Chhatedhunga, Bhalugaunda, Phedi and finally reaches Pathibhara Devi temple. The trial offers food and lodging facilities. Basic accomodation facilities are also available for pilgrims near the shrine

The best time to visit is from March to June and September to November.

Suggested Itinerary for tourists (5-6 days)

Major Stops on Pathibhara Cultural Trial

Suketar – Deurali about 2 km
Deurali = Ramitedanda about 1.5 km
Ramitedada – Chatedhunga about 4.5 km
Chatedunga – Bhalugauda about 2.5 km
Bhalugauda = Phedi about 3 km
Phedi – Pathibhara Devi Temple about 2 km

Small Markets in the Trial

Deurali – Tea snacks and small lodges
Bhalugauda – Tea snacks and small lodges
Phedi – Tea snacks and Dharmasalas (moderate lodge for pilgrims)
Pathibhara Devi Temple – Dharmasala