- Total Duration:9 Days
- Best Time:March - April - May - August - Sep - Oct - Nov-Dec
- Max Elevation:1677 m
- Trip Grade:Easy
- Start Point:Kathmandu
- Group Size:2-12
- Transportation:Private Vehicle
- Meals:Full board included
Ilam, a hilly district situated in the far eastern Nepal. This district is fully covered by hills except some parts of inner Terai. The district covered by pleasant natural geo-structure, temperate climate, low green hills and fertile lands, has been made prosperous by the hard work of the farmers.
Ilam Tea is exported to foreign countries. Ilam is inhabited by the people from various ethnic groups and is an interface of different cultures and religions. Ilam has exciting natural green hills covered with tea plantation and forest, diverse climate, simple living style and houses depicting its own arts and unique style.
Shriantu Hill situated in the far east of Ilam, famous for viewing sunrise. Most of the flat land of the Terai, Mirik, Kurseong and Darjeeling along with beautiful tea gardens can be seen from this place.
Ilam Antudanda Sunrise View. It is the district headquarters of Ilam and is situated at the altitude of 1208m. This is the city of houses and temples that reflects its own originality and geo-structure and old tea gardens. The oldest tea factory and tea gardens in Nepal exist here. Small cozy and economic wooden houses which reflect their originality and rich sculptural tradition are the center of attraction.
This pond is situated at the top of Mai Pokhari and Sulubung. It is 188 sq. hector in area with a radius of 750m and it has nine corners. This pond, situated in the middle of forest with rhododendron and magnolia Campbell (chhap) is important from the point of view of natural scenery, religious importance and pilgrimage to goddess
- Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400 m/ 4,600 ft)
- Day 2Sightseeing at Kathmandu (1310 m/ 4600 ft)
- Day 3Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Illam
- Day 4Visit to Tea Factory, Drive to Pashupatinagar and Visit to cheese factory and Drive back to Fikkal
- Day 5Walk from Fikkal to Antu Danda
- Day 6Early morning sunrise view from Antu Danda and walk back to Fikkal
- Day 7Drive from Fikkal to Bhadrapur and Flight to Kathmandu
- Day 8Free Day at Kathmandu
- Day 9Departure!!!!!!
- Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400 m/ 4,600 ft)
After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport and finishing the formalities inside. Our representative will be waiting for you with your name in the placard at the exit of the arrival hall. He will be escorting to you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will receive a brief instruction about your trek.
- Day 2
Sightseeing at Kathmandu (1310 m/ 4600 ft)
A professional guide and vehicle will be provided for sightseeing in and around Kathmandu city. We will visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city along with other interesting cultural monuments that dot the valley. These include Bouddhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holy temple of Hindus), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), along with other popular cultural attractions. We get to observe the lifestyle of Nepalese people, holy sadhus and monks, fascinating history as well as awe-inspiring architecture.
- Day 3
Flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Drive to Illam
We catch the morning flight to Bhadrapur. Bhadrapur is the easternmost city of Nepal located in Jhapa district. It is about 700 km west of Kathmandu and takes about 45 minutes by flight. From Bhadrapur, we head towards Ilam, which is 75km north of Bhadrapur and is of 3 hrs drive. This hill top station is famous for its green hills, fertile lands and the cool temperate climate. So Ilam is also known as Queen of hills.
- Day 4
Visit to Tea Factory, Drive to Pashupatinagar and Visit to cheese factory and Drive back to Fikkal
- Day 5
Walk from Fikkal to Antu Danda
- Day 6
Early morning sunrise view from Antu Danda and walk back to Fikkal
- Day 7
Drive from Fikkal to Bhadrapur and Flight to Kathmandu
- Day 8
Free Day at Kathmandu
Today will be leisure and rest day. You can go around in Thamel for souvenir shopping, spa and more exploration of the city, or extend your trip to include bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, Everest mountain flight and other adventurous activities. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner.
- Day 9
The trip concludes today. You will be dropped at Kathmandu’s Tribhuwan International Airport by our airport representative for your flight departure from Nepal. We hope you will have a wonderful trek with us and we hope to serve you again.
Accommodation on twin sharing basis during the tours (if you have not booked your hotels)
Daily breakfast in the hotel before the tours
Tour Entrances fees of the monuments
Professional local Tour Guide of Kathmandu city.
All transfer and sightseeing tour by private deluxe Car / Coach with Air condition
Cultural dinner with Alaya Holidays
International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
Nepal visa entry fee
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Lumbini and Pokhara
City tour and Sightseeing entry fees
Tips and gratitude
Personal expense (phone bills, laundry, beverages, and other personal items)
Others expenses not mentioned in Cost Include section