Sankhuwasabha is a remote district in the Himalayan region in the Kaeshi zone of one of the seven provinces of Nepal. It is bounded on the east by Taplejung and Tehrathum districts, on the west by Solukhumbu and Bhojpur districts, on the north by China’s Tibet and on the south by Tehrathum and Dhankuta districts. It occupies 2.36% of the total area of Nepal, 12.19% of Savik’s Eastern Development Region and 35.68% of Koshi Zone.
457 meters of the surface of the sea (the world’s lowest Arun Valley) from the world’s fifth high Makalu 8463 meters altitude in the District 27 0 06 ‘north, 27 0 55’ north and 86 0 57 ‘east 87 0 40’ east has spread. The northern part of the district is adorned with beautiful mountain ranges in the wide part, and the southern part of the district is inhabited by hilly terrain.
Due to the geographical diversity, there is also diversity in the climate and natural flora. It is found here from mountainous climate to hot monsoon climate. The district also includes the Makalu Varun National Park for biodiversity and natural conservation and the Tinjure, Milke Jaljal Laligurans Conservation Area for the conservation of Nepal’s national flower Laligurans. Out of the total land area of the district, there are 8,275 cultivable lands, 40,315 forest areas, 11,375 pasture and bush areas, 27,395 snow and water areas and 12,665 lands including rocks and cliffs.
The tributary of Saptakoshi River Arun flows through the central part in the northern part of the district and the western part in the southern part of the district.
Sabhapokhari, the source of Sabha Khola, and Gufa Pokhari in the south-eastern part of the district are the ponds of religious and tourist importance in the district.
Manakamana Temple, Baneshwar Mahadev, Siddhakali Temple, Baleshwar Shivalinga, Sabhapokhari, Khempalung Shivdhara, Matsyapokhari, Jaubari Mahadev Cave, Humungmai Temple, Guthi Gumba, Makalu I (8463 m), Makalu II (7678 m) are some of the places of religious and tourist importance. ), Varunatse (7129 m), Chamlang (7319 m), Himachuli (6424 m), Kumbhakarna (7129 m), Makalu Barun National Park, Laliguran’s Conservation Area, Arun Upatyaka, Milke Dada etc. Chainpure Karuwa here has gained fame not only in the country but also abroad.
Before the unification, the Kirant state was divided into three states. Sankhuwasabha district belonged to Pallo Kirant. The fact that there were forts, rounds, forts, etc. in different places of this district during the Kirant period is confirmed by the current naming of the villages as Hatiyagola, Gadhi Bazaar, Lohakot etc. The economic resources of this district depend on agriculture. Although the economically active population is 60.73%, 77.62% of them depend on agriculture and 22.38% on non-agricultural occupations.
Most Famous Places To Visit In Sankhuwasabha
- Gupteshwor Mahadev
- Sabha Pokhari
- Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area