Phidim Travel Guide

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Phidim, a picturesque valley in the foothills of Kanchenjunga, world's third highest mountain, is a small town in eastern Nepal. It also serves as a district headquarters for Panchthar, one of seventy five districts of the country.

Mechi Highway, which connects with East-West Highway in Charaali, Jhapa in southern plain, takes you to Phidim in a six hour drive through winding road. The road trip is one of the most spectacular in Nepal. One can view the snow capped mountains, hills loom in a distance. The vegetation is very lush.

Sighted from afar, this idyllic town nestled in terraced hills, is a heap of aluminum-roofed  houses and small concrete dwellings. Two rivers--Phewa and Hewa--meander through it.

The inhabitants are Magars, Limbus, Rais, Tamangs, so-called Dalits, and Brahmin and Chhetris, making it one of the most diverse places in eastern Nepal. A visit to this place of cultural mosaic and natural beauty makes the experience exhilarating.

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July 22, 2008 change by phidimese (1 point)

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