In mechi zone of the eastern Nepal phidim municipality is headquarter of the panchthar district. It is also one of the routes for the trekkers or travelers for taplejung to some Tibetian region of china. Phidim is also known for its commercial trade. The rest of Nepal and phidim are connected through mechi highway. Tourist who wants to go phidim can get different transportation facilities from Ilam or Birtamode. If someone goes from birtamode it’s a 6-hour drive through via Ilam. Phidim is located at the foot of the Himalayas. In phidim you will find tinned and small concrete houses. As it is located in the Himalayan region the temperate is very misty and cold. The highest it gets in summer is 25 degrees and lowest is 2 degrees. You will find the habitant of limbu, tamang, magar, rai, and many more in Phidim.
It has the main tea estate for Nepal which produces tea for the whole Nepal. As the soil is not fertile in Himalayan region the highest they can produce is rice, cardamom, potato etc. If you visit Phidim then you must go to sandakphu, singhshore bridge, sangay falls, simana view point, Kanchenjunga mountain and many more places. Phidim is surrounded by phew and hewa lake. Phidim has a beautiful aroma in which you get beautiful species of animals and plants. Sadhutar is also one of the most beautiful places located in Phidim municipality. It has a beautiful view of Kanchenjunga and Kumbha Karna mountain. And the lake in between of mountains will reflect the image of the mountain which gives a charismatic aroma to the scenario. The maximum tourist goes to Phidim for trekking as it has got such an environment.
The district in which Phidim is located has many more exciting places that one can visit. Timbu lake is one of the tourist spots in the panchthar district. It is at an alleviation of 4448 m from sea level. Then we have chiba bhanjhyan, jorpokhari, miklajung, and many more are there. Phidim is a place known for its natural aroma and charismatic views. There are many beautiful places where you can stay if you plan to visit Phidim. The local government of phidim provides different services such as Health and Population, Water Resource and Irrigation, Science and Technology, Social Welfare distribution, Communication, and Information land registration, finest utilization of local resources, Forestry, Agricultural, and Livestock Development, etc.
-Article written by: Sakshi Agrawal for Land Nepal