East Tourism Destinations
The Eastern Region of Nepal covers an area of 25,905 km2 which is about 17.5% of the country’s total area. It is also known as Province number 1 and Biratnagar is the Headquarter/Capital of this Province. 8848.86m is the highest elevation of this area which is the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. Similarly, 70m is the lowest elevation of this region which is named as Kechana Kawal.
The foremost East Tourism Destination is the Sagarmatha National Park which is listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. It is the home to several highest mountains of the world including Mt. Everest and the hub to Pines, Firs, Snow Leopards, Polar Bears etc. Sherpas are the local people residing around this area. This area is also the temporary home for the expeditors. Tengboche Monastery, Gokyo, Kalapatthar, Namche Bazaar are some of its famous area.
Pathibhara Temple is another tourist destination of Eastern Nepal. It lies in Taplejung district on the altitude of 3,794 meters and is the temple of Goddess Durga. Pathibhara is also known as Mukkumlung and the Goddess is also known as Yuma Mang.
Halesi Mahadev, is a sacred temple for both Hindu and Buddhist. It is believed that inside the temple, the Halesi cave has been used as a dwelling for 6000 yrs. Lord Shiva hide there when hiding from the demon Bhasmasur. The location of the cave is between the holy rivers of Dudh Kosi and Sun Kosi River.
Ilam is a beautiful district in Eastern Nepal. Ilam is best known for its tea garden. Tea produced in Ilam is famous all over the world, especially in European countries. Ilam is the home to various birds and animals including the endangered Red Panda. Shree Antu, Mane Bhanjyang, Mai Pokhari, Sandakpur are some of the famous area of this region.
Basantapur lies at Terhathum at an altitude of 2,323 meters. It is famous for its natural beauty, diverse cultures, beautiful landscapes and cool climate. Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale areas are home to one of largest rhododendron forests in Nepal.
Bhedetar is a small hill in Dhankuta District along with Koshi Highway. This small hillock became famous after Prince Charles visited it. It offers magnificent mountain views of Eastern Nepal. It is also famous for its uncertain climate conditions.
Dharan is a small town located at the foothill of Koshi Highway in Sunsari District. It is very famous for Hindu temples like: Dantakali, Pindeshwor and Budha Subba. It is also known as the British Armies resident area. Dharan is famous for Health Tourism too as BPKIHS lies at its end point.
Barah Chhetra is one of the sacred places in Nepal. Barah Chhetra is situated at the banks of mighty koshi river in Sunsari district. The temple of Barah, third incarnation of lord Vishnu is the major attraction.