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Tumlingtar is a region and a city, in Eastern Nepal, between Arun river and Sabha River in Kosi Zone. It is also the deepest valley and biggest Tar (Plain land near the hill) of Nepal. It is situated at 27.30 N, 87.20 E.[1] Elevation is 285 meters.[2]


The indigenous tribe of Tumlingtar is Kumal. Their traditional profession is pot making though only few are practicing this profession now. The other tribes living there are Bahun, Chhetri, Magar, Rai, Tamang and Majhi. The people of this place have really shown the racial harmony. The people of any tribe are always helpful to the rest in the rituals. The total family number of Tumlingtar is about 600.


As urbanization has been growing here, many people of the surrounding areas are attracted at it nowadays. This is the south point from which the bus goes to the district headquarters regularly.

Planes regularly fly from Tumlingtar Airport to Biratnagar and Kathmandu. The airlines which fly their planes in Tumlingtar are Sita Air, Gorkha Airlines and Nepal Airlines. It is the only source to go to Makalu peak via airways.

Local infrastructure[edit]

There are some smaller hotels in there. The hotels are not as much facilitated as needed to meet the international standard. There are total two schools in this place. The Manakamana Higher Secondary School is the biggest school of this place. The another school of this place is Singheshwori primary school.


Tumlingtar was once the concern of the Nepalese because of the Arun III. It was in the process of rapid development before this hydro-electricity project was cancelled.

Religious places[edit]

The area is also known for the temple of Hindu goddess, Manakamana, known as Manakamana of Tumlingtar, situated 2.5 km north from Tumlingtar Airport.


  1. ^ Tumlingtar, Nepal
  2. ^ http://www.fallingrain.com/world/NP/00/Tumlingtar.html

Coordinates: 27°18′N 87°12′E / 27.300°N 87.200°E / 27.300; 87.200