Taplejung District, a region of Mechi Zone, is one amongst 75 districts of Nepal with Taplejung as its district headquarters, which covers an area of 3,646 km² and includes a population of 12,461 according to 2011 census. The name Taplejung comes from the words “Taple” and “Jung”. Taple was the medieval Limbu King who used to rule this area and “Jung” in Limbu language it means Fort. Literally, Taplejung means that Fort of King Taple. Taplejung is found in Northeastern Nepal the Tamor river flows through the district which is known for its proximity to Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain within the world. Most of the population are concerned in agriculture, and also the vegetation zones vary from sub-tropical to temperate forests, alpine meadows, and snow, and ice. Taplejung is one in all the foremost stunning areas in eastern Nepal, with a spectacular landscape, mountains peaks of heights higher than 7000 meters and a wide range of flora and fauna. Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m), the world’s third largest peak, lies in this region. Alpine grassland, rocky outcrops, dense temperate and semitropic forests, and no river valleys form up the region.
Places To Visit:
Pathibhara Devi Temple: one in all the foremost attractions is the Pathibhara Devi Temple. This little-known region attracts tourists seeking religious fulfillment and blessings from the powerful Pathibhara Devi. Hindus, in addition as Buddhists, reach the temple for celebrations during special occasions. The trek to Pathibhara Devi (3794 m) combined with the natural and cultural expertise of the region make the visit a uniquely exhilarating experience. It takes a day to achieve the temple on foot from Taplejung Bazaar. On the way to the temple, one can realize several species of rhododendron.
Ancient Gompas: The richness of the cultural heritage of Taplejung is reflected within the Buddhist gompas such as the 400-year-old Diki Chhyoling gompa of Olangchung Gola that houses a life-size Avalokiteshwara and encompasses a butter lamp continuously burning since its construction. twelve prayer wheels outside the gompa spin as a little stream flows by.
Tinjure Milke Jaljale Trail: better called the rhododendron trail, the realm spreads across Taplejung, Terathum and Sankhuwasabha districts. The trail may be visited from Basantpur of Dhankuta to Kanchenjunga and vice-versa.