Ilam- Heaven of Earth, the divinely bestowed upon nature is situated in the eastern region of the beautiful Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal. This charming area lies at the foothill of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak of the world and is fully covered by the structure, virgin fertile soil, diverse climate, and its arts and unique style. The people are friendly and hospitable; their different cultural richness, festivals they celebrate and their traditions are unique. Ilam is a district of the Eastern Development Region of Nepal which is inhabited by people of different cultures and traditions but living together with harmony. We can find the land of lush-green tea gardens in Ilam and the gently sloping hills covered with tea leaves are simply wonderful. Greenery is all over the hills of Ilam all around the year. Illam Tea Garden is situated near Ilam Bazaar and Kanyam Tea Garden is located between Terai plain and Ilam Bazaar. There are many places suitable for trekking in Ilam and these places are extremely appropriate for Relaxation and enjoyment.
This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our representative will meet, welcome, assist you & transfer to the booked hotel. Welcome drink followed by tour briefing. Get refreshed and the rest of the day is free for your activities.
Overnight at Yatri Suites & Spa, Thamel.
After Breakfast, Sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, BoudhanathStupa (ancient Buddhist stupa), and Swoyambhunath Temple (Monkey temple). All these are protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Pashupatinath temple is the holiest, oldest, and the most sacred temple of Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva.
Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as 'The Temple of Living Beings'. Boudhanath stupa is located 7 km Northeast of Kathmandu & one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world, built during the 5th century AD. The surrounding area of the stupa also known as little Tibet because this area is covered by Tibetan refugees and is one of the biggest Tibetan refugee camps in the valley.
Kathmandu Dubar Square - is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the Kathmandu Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu Valley, which is also known as Hanuman Dhoka. In this area, you will visit Kumari Temple (Temple of a living goddess), Kasthamandap - the wooden temple built by a single tree, palaces, forts, other temples & many more historical sites.
Swayambhunath Stupa is one of the world's most glorious, ancient and enigmatic and the holiest of Buddhist Chaityas dating back more than 2000 years which is situated on a hillock'. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as holy monkeys are living in the north-west parts of the temple. It offers breathtaking views of the whole Kathmandu valley with eastern Himalayan ranges so; do not miss a chance to capture the pictures. Return to the hotel,
Overnight at Yatri Suites & Spa, Thamel.
After breakfast, You start the trek with a flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and drive to Kanyam (approx 40km) from the Bhadrapur for the magnificent view of the tea garden. Later, we will drive to Pashupatinagar to visit the cheese factory. This is the border town of Darjeeling district of India. You can also visit En-route destinations like Karfok, Panchakanya, back to Fikkal. After lunch at Fikkal, visit the local market where you can buy "Churpi". Afterwards, you will drive to IlamBazaar which takes about one hour and 15 minutes.
Overnight in the hotel at Ilam Bazaar.
After breakfast, you will commence your sightseeing at the Ilam bazaar. We start by visiting a local market, beautiful tea garden and view tower from where you can see the full view of IlamBazaar. After lunch, you will drive to Mai Pokhari (lake), which is about 13 kilometres away from Ilam Bazaar, which measures an altitude of 2438 meters from sea level. At MaiPokhari, you can stroll around the lake, forests, observe rare flora and fauna. Later, visit the local Sherpa’s market Deurali bazaar.
After that drive back to the Ilam bazaar en-route visit Biblate bazaar drive to Shree Antu situated at the height of 1677 meter from sea level, to see the crimson ray of the sunrise of the day which will be changed into the ball of complete shine as the time passes on. The panoramic view will be enjoyed along with the peaks of Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Overnight in a hotel at Ilam Bazaar.
It will be a long ride from Ilam Bazar to Dharan. Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Dharan.
Overnight in Hotel at Dharan.
Today is your last day in Nepal on this trip. Pack up your bags and luggage and get ready for the final Departure. Farewell & Transfer to International airport by our office representative to catch the flight for your onward destination.
|All land transportation by private vehicle with driver.|
|3 Nights accommodation in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar (4*) including breakfast.|
|2 Nights Best available hotel accommodation in Ilam Bazar including breakfast|
|2 Nights Best available hotel accommodation in Dharan including breakfast.|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.|
|Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Bhadrapur & Biratnagar-Kathmandu|
|One local tour guide in every city and his wages and salaries.|
|Medical kit (carried by your guide).|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills.|
|Tipping (Tips) for Guide, Driver & other supporters.|
|The extra cost of upgrading rooms and services at hotels.|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc.|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.|
To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.
Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.Kanchenjunga Basecamp Trek Bungee Jump in The Last Resort Canyoning Cooking Workshop in Kathmandu Golf Tour Everest Heli Tour Mountain Flight Paragliding in Pokhara Rafting/Kayaking in Trishuli Rickshaw ride at Kathmandu Skydiving Zipline at Pokhara Ultralight flight at Pokhara Heli tour in Nepal
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