Day 02: Drive from Phidim to Taplejung and hike to Suketar
Elevation of Phidim – 1179 m | 3868 ft
Elevation of Suketar – 2420 m | 7938 ft
Early in the morning we will leave Phidim even breakfast will be on the way. Guide will inform about time to leave but it will not be late then 6:00 o’clock in the morning. We will be using express bus from Phidim to Suketar, as it will be fast and safe as well as bit luxurious and cozy in compare to other local bus. It is all blacktopped road from Phidim to Taplejung. We will stop of the middle of trip for both breakfast and lunch. Including this two break total road will last in between 9 to 10 hours. Normally in past road from Taplejung to Suketar is not stable and it is seasonable road operating on good weather condition only. This is the reason why we mention drive from Phidim to Taplejung and hike to Suketar. But meanwhile if road condition is good and drive are available instead of hours of walk we will drive shortly to Suketar. Suketar is the official start point of trek as onward from here there are no any road and airstrip. It is a small market area with tiny airstrip and offer sensational view of Pathibhara Temple Ridge Lines. Some good accommodation in the form of resort and hotels are being constructed on Suketar.