Kathmandu, September 15
The Pathibhara temple, a revered pilgrimage site in the Taplejung district of northeastern Nepal, is open to visitors after a gap of five months owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pathibhara Area Development Committee says the temple will reopen this Friday considering a gradual fall in the coronavirus infection rate in the country and the arrival of the festival season during which more pilgrims are likely to plan the trip.
The committee, however, clarifies the visitors are required to follow all health protocols as the risk of the virus spread cannot be ruled out.
Meanwhile, the Taplejung District Administration Office has also lifted the prohibitory order imposed to control the virus spread.
Pathibhara, besides being a pilgrimage site, is also a popular trekking destination for domestic travellers.