Temke is one of the best places to visit in Bhojpur district. Temke is surrounded by dense jungle and rocky mountain. It lies on the North side of the Bhojpur headquarter, Temke hill is situated on the border of Khotang and Bhojpur district. It is situated at an altitude of 3110m above sea level. It is a place of natural beauty where everyone becomes spellbound by its enchanting beauty. Its magnificence captivates everyone whoever reaches there. This place gives us the feeling of an enthralling experience lifelong. Where it is beautiful heaven itself. We can see blossoming rhododendron, Sunakhari, Chimal, Ghede-Chap, Chap (types of flower) etc. all over the Temke jungle. We can see beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayan range, Terrain, Mountain and sun rising scene. Along with that, you will also be able to witness the unbelievable and magnificent view of Mt. Everest and other nearby mountains. The most crucial and valuable herbs can be found in this periphery. The name Temke/Tyamke given by native Bantawa people which means ‘uphill’ and its Mundumi name is Rimachung.
Around 2 hours of travel by bus from headquarter, our route-way is crossing Dawa, Timma Rimchim, Chinamakhu, Annapurna and Nagi Kattike and finally Chakhewa. Chakhewa is situated in the lap of Temke. In Chakhewa, Dhap Dada is the best peak to view the scene around. We can enjoy lying down on the barren meadow of grassy land over there. There are motels in Chakhewa to stay, approximately 3 to 4 hours of continuous walking from Chakhewa we can reach our destination Temke hill. Within the walkway, we can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the jungle, water sound, animals, birds, flowers, Himalayan range, dense Malingo (types of bamboo) etc. It really enticed the visitors within the travel time by the scenery of Lophophorus (Monal) and peacock, deer, Thar etc. Visitors will never feel fatigued during the journey.
At the Temke peak, there are two temples, one is on the top and another inside the cave. We can see Maheshwor temple inside the rocky mountain. It is very sloppy which makes us thrilled and blown speedy wind also compel us to leave the area soon. At the top of this peak, there is a pond. There was a belief that a long time ago in the pond’s edge “there was salt around the pond and when the shepherd visited and tasted the salt cube meanwhile the salt found around the pond vanished.” Also, this old adage makes eager to travellers explore more mystery about this place.
In this Temke, carnival Mela has been starting twice a year, once in Mangsir Purnima and another in Chaitra Purnima. Many people gather there to offering something for God for the sake of their better lives onward. They even come to meet their relatives and spent some moment with them. They share their happiness and sorrow each-other in the meeting. From different parts of the villages, people come to the carnival to see and perform the magical power of Dhami Nakchhum (witch doctor). The magical power of Dhami (Nakchung) really focused on the mind of people who come there.
We feel as if a piece of heaven is drop down to the earth after visiting/viewing this place. This is one of the best travelling destinations for Nature lover. So do not defer, get packed to make your trip haunting and unforgettable. If you have any queries about Temke please drop your comment.
- Kathmandu to Dharan then Bhojpur by Bus and then by bus to Chakhewa or on foot
- Kathmandu and Bhojpur, direct flight
- Kathamndu to Khotang then Chakhewa after walkway to the Temke’s top