10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal

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10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal

The Eastern Development Region was one of Nepal’s five development regions. It is also known as Kirata region. It was located at the eastern end of the country with its headquarters at Dhankuta. The town of Dhankuta was the headquarter of the Eastern Region, as well as the headquarter of the Dhankuta District. There are many Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal but 10 cool east places to visit in Nepal are selected and described in details.

On April 13, 1961, Mahendra The king of Nepal divided existing 35 districts into 75 districts and grouped them into 14 administrative zones. In 1972, King of Nepal grouped 14 zones into total 4 development regions, thus Eastern Development Region came into existence. On 20 September 2015, Eastern Development Region including all other developing regions of Nepal nullified, when proclaimed new Constitution of Nepal-2015. The total area of The region was 28,456 km². The 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal are given below:

1. Chukung

Chukhung is a lodge village serving trekkers and climbers in the Khumbu region of Nepal in the Himalayas south of Mount Everest. The Chukhung Valley lies on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse by the Lho Glacier and the Nup Glacier, the western slopes of Cho Polu and Baruntse by the Imja Glaciers, and the northern slopes of Mount Ama Dablam by the Ama Dablam Glacier and Chukhung Glacier. It extends westward past the village of Dingboche where it joins the Pheriche Valley. The Imja Khola flows through the Chukhung Valley. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

Chukhung village, 4,730 metres (15,518 ft), is on a left fork of the Imja Khola. Administratively it is in the Solukhumbu District of Province No. 1. This area was traditionally used as a yak pasture with no permanent habitation. As Imja Tse has gained popularity as a trekking peak and the Chukhung Valley is a good acclimatization side trip for Everest Base Camp trekkers, several lodges have been built there.

10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal

2. Monjo

Monjo is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi river valley just north of Phakding and south of Jorsale, at an altitude of 2,835 m, just below the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate and check-point, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

The trail starts at Lukla and Monjo is often a stopping point for trekkers, as an alternative of Phakding, on their way to Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) via the Gokyo Ri route or Tengboche route. Its primary function of the village is to support the tourism industry and as such consists of a number of guesthouses.

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3. Thame

Thame and its neighbouring Thameteng (upper Thame) are small Sherpa villages in Namche VDC of the Solukhumbu District in Nepal. These were the last year-round villages on the salt trading route that existed between Tibet, Nepal and India. It is the home to many famous Sherpa mountaineers, including Apa Sherpa, who held the world record for summiting Everest 21 times and Kami Rita Sherpa who has scaled the mountain 24 times as of May 2019. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

It was also a childhood home of Tenzing Norgay, who was (with Sir Edmund Hillary) one of the first men to climb Mt Everest. It is also where the famous Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Lawudo Lama, head of the FPMT, was born. The Thame monastery is one of the oldest in the Khumbu region and is famous for the annual Mani Rimdu festival.

10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal

4. Panboche

Pangboche or Panboche is a village in Khumjung VDC of Solukhumbu District, Nepal at an altitude of 13,074 feet (3,985 m). It is located high in the Himalaya in the Imja Khole valley, about 3 kilometres northeast of Tengboche and is a base camp for climbing nearby Ama Dablam and trekking. It contains a monastery, famed for its purported yeti scalp and hand, the latter of which was stolen. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

The village is inhabited mainly by Sherpas, and Sungdare Sherpa, a native of the village, had the record for summiting Everest five times in the Sherpa climbing history and in the world history of mountaineering in 1989. The Pangboche school was built by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust in 1963. North of the village is the Dughla lake and pass.

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5. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the Terai of eastern Nepal covering 175 km2 (68 sq mi) of wetlands in the Sunsari, Saptari and Udayapur Districts. It comprises extensive mudflats, reed beds, and freshwater marshes in the floodplain of the Sapta Kosi River, and ranges in altitude from 75 to 81 m (246 to 266 ft). It was established in 1976 and designated as a Ramsar site in December 1987. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

During 1997 to 1998, an interview survey was conducted in the Paschim Kasuha VDC adjacent to the east of the reserve to investigate the extent of the park–people conflict. The findings showed that wild water buffalo and wild boar were major crop raiders between September and February. Large numbers of cattle were found grazing freely inside the reserve.

10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal

6. Phedi

Phedi is a town and Village Development Committee in Khotang District in the Sagarmatha Zone of eastern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 3,731 persons living in 730 individual households. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

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7. Machhermo

Machermo is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It lies in the Dudh Kosi River valley just north of Dole and south of Gokyo at an altitude of 4470m, just below the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in the Himalayas. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

Machhermo is often a stopping point for trekkers on their way to Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) via the Gokyo Ri route. Its primary function is to support the tourism industry and as such consists of a number of guesthouses.

10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal

8. Biratnagar

Biratnagar is a metropolitan city in Nepal, which serves as the capital city of Province No. 1. With a population of 242,548 as per the 2011 census, it is the largest city in the province and also serves as the headquarters of Morang district. Biratnagar has located 399 km (248 mi) east of the capital, Kathmandu and 6 km (3.7 mi) north of the bordering town of Jogbani in the Indian state of Bihar. The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, is located 174 km (108 mi) north of the city.

Biratnagar was declared a metropolitan city on 22 May 2017, thus pushing the total population to over 240,000 making it the fourth most populated metropolitan city in the country after the urban agglomeration of Kathmandu and Lalitpur, Pokhara, and Bharatpur. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

Biratnagar

9. Makalu Barun Natinal Park

Makalu Barun National Park is a national park in the Himalayas of Nepal that was established in 1992 as an eastern extension of Sagarmatha National Park. It is the world’s only protected area with an elevation gain of more than 8,000 m (26,000 ft) enclosing tropical forest as well as snow-capped peaks. It covers an area of 1,500 km2 (580 sq mi) in the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha Districts and is surrounded by a buffer zone to the south and southeast with an area of 830 km2 (320 sq mi). It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

The rugged summits of Makalu, with 8,463 m (27,766 ft) the fifth highest mountain of the world, Chamalang (7,319 m (24,012 ft)), Baruntse (7,129 m (23,389 ft)) and Mera (6,654 m (21,831 ft)) are included in the national park. The protected area extends to about 66 km (41 mi) from west to east and to about 44 km (27 mi) from north to south. From the Arun river valley in the southeast, located at altitudes of 344–377 m (1,129–1,237 ft), elevation gains about 8,025 m (26,329 ft) to the peak of Makalu.

Makalu Barun National Park

10. Ilam

Ilam attracts many researchers who come to study rare birds and red panda. Ilam stretches from the Terai belt to the upper hilly belt of this Himalayan nation. Ilam is today one of the most developed places in Nepal. Its ILAM TEA is very famous and is exported to many parts of Europe. The main source of income in this district is tea, cardamom, milk, ginger, potato, orlon, and broom production on a large scale. It is one of the 10 Cool East Places to Visit in Nepal.

This place also has religious importance. The Devi temples have a great importance attached to them and many people come here just for pilgrimage. The major attraction of Ilam is the nine-cornered Mai Pokhari lake. Also known as the abode of the goddess many tourists, as well as Nepalese people, come to visit this place. Similarly, Gajurmukhi is also the religious spot for pilgrimages from Nepal and India. Mai river and its four tributaries also emerge in Ilam district. The famous Mane Bhanjyang (Mane pass) connects Ilam with Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India.

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