Market at Taplejung ( 1441m )
The name Taplejung is derived from the words "Taple" and "Jung".
Taple was the medieval Limbu King who used to rule the area
and "Jung" in Limbu language means Fort.
Literally, Taplejung means Fort of King Taple.
Taplejung has a nearby airstrip ( Suketar airport ) for flights to / from Kathmandu
and is a start / end point for treks in the Kangchenjunga region .
Airstrip at Sukhetar above Taplejung
Pathibhara above Taplejung
Pathibhara Devi is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus and is a 5 to 6 hours walk from Suketar.
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