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Ilam Overland Tour - 8 Days

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Min 2 pax to more...pax


8 Days Program

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Tea house


Available Delicious good food






Overland Tour


Jhapa Bhadrapur to beautiful place Ilam Shree Antu

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Ilam is such a natural beautiful and an excellent green region. It’s situated at far eastern part of Nepal. Ilam is a famous for tea state of Nepal. The places to visit are the views of Ilam Bazar, Mai Pokhari, Kanyam (Big Tea State) and Fikkal, Shree Antu Danda (Best Sunrise Views and Mountain ranges), Siddhi Thumka, Chhintapu and others more beautiful places. Elevations in Ilam district range between 140m to 3636m above sea level. In Ilam largely covered in tea bushes boasting a hill town with pristine landscapes of sloping tea gardens, mountain streams, dense natural forests, holy sites and unique different kinds of culture. Ilam is bordered by Panchthar in the north, Jhapa in the south, West Bengal – Darjeeling (India). It lies to the south of the Mahabharat range and west of the Shinghalila range.

Ilam also called Charkhol (Its means area of four rivers) because of the four main rivers like Jogmai, Puwamai, Mai, and Deaumai in Ilam. Also Ilam is famous for five things like Potato, Cardamom, Ginger, and Red round Chilly, Milk, and Broom Grass which are the major cash crops. And also visitors go to Ilam for Botanical and Anthropological Research. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organize this Kathmandu Ilam Tour and Trekking. In Ilam mainly visit around places are follows:

border city Pashupatinagar adjacent to Darjeeling district of India. Indian and Nepali nationals can cross over the other side of the border with valid documents.

Ilam Bazaar:  Ilam view is the tea garden and district headquarters. It is situated at the altitude of 1208m. This is the city of houses and temples are Maisthan Temple, Narayansthan Temple, Shinhamaini Temple, Devisthan Temple etc that reflects its own originality and geo-structure and View Tower, Bhalu Dhunga holly cave, old Tea Gardens, oldest Tea Factory and economic wooden houses which reflect their originality and rich sculptural tradition are the center of attraction.

Mai Pokhari:  Situated at an altitude of 2438 meters, Mai Pokhari (Little Lake) is a famous place of pilgrimage in Ilam Place for Hindus. At 13km. north of Ilam Bazaar. It’s such a beautiful place consists of the pristine little lake surrounded by dense forest a Fir, Juniper, Birch, Pine and a variety of flora and fauna. Mai Pokhari is a religious and historical spot with a 9-cornered lake as the main attraction. The lake is considered the sacred abode of Goddess Bhagawati. Different species of medicinal plants, herds and orchids, mostly for research and experimental purpose, are cultivated in the Mai Pokhari area. Rare animals like the Musk Deer, Leopard, Porcupine, Jackal as well as numerous migratory birds and rare insects are also found in the area. On the way are the villages of Chureghanti, Bakhaute, Dharapani and Hasbire Bhanjyang, which offer commanding views of the snowy peaks towards north.

Kanyam Tea State and Fikkal Bazar: Kanyam and Fikkal have large tea estates that have made Ilam famous for more than a hundred years. This tea garden is popular among tourists for sightseeing, and photography. And Fikkal is a business center in eastern Ilam and on the Mechi Highway leading to Ilam. It is also the junction from where one can go to the eastern

Shree Antu Danda: Shree Antu  Danda is the best sunrise view of Nepal. Visitors can be seen wonderful sunrise and sunset view from Shree Antu Danda. It is situated at an altitude of 1677m in Ilam District, is famous for its unique views of world hiest mountain Everest (8848m) and Kanchanjunga (8586m) and others mountain range. There is a motorable road from Ilam to Chhipitar from where one can read Antu Danda on foot. This exhilarating trekking along the lush green hills takes 4hours.

Siddhi Thumka: Siddhi Thumka is such a beautiful another sunrise and sunset place of Ilam. It’s situated at an altitude of 1800m. Visitor scan be also see the Terai flatlands the Mahabharat Range and the Churia mountain range from there. Siddhi Thumka is about a 4hours trek from Ilam Bazaar.

Chhintapu: Chhintapu is also beautiful place of Ilam. It’s situated at an altitude of 3353m. Chhintapu is also the second highest peak in Ilam. In this region eleven kinds of Rhododendron, Rare Herbs, Endangered Species and animals like the Musk Deer and Red Panda are found in region. Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, and most parts of Ilam can be seen from Chhintapu.


Day 1 : Arrival Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and pick up at hotel B/B plan

Our representative will pick you up from the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA); keep an eye out for signboards of your name. You will be escorted to your hotel via private transport. If you have some free time in the afternoon, you can visit our office for introductions and briefing regarding the trek. If time doesn’t permit us to do so, we will save the briefing for the next day.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing Kathmandu valley by car overnight at hotel with B/B plan.

To start the day, we will visit one of the holiest Hindu temples, Pashupatinath. We can witness various ceremonies and rituals from the hills near the banks of Bagmati. After some time at Pashupatinath, we will move on to the nearby Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath. The Boudhanath Mahachaitya is one of the largest stupas in the world. It is a very important religious monument for Buddhists, as evident from the dense Buddhist settlement surrounding it.</p><p>Our third destination will be the hilltop Swayambhunath, which is a fascinating mix of Hindu shrines and Buddhist stupa. The view overlooking the capital from the ‘monkey temple’ is also quite superb. On the way back to the hotel, we will also have quick stop at the Kathmandu Durbar Square. That concludes our day tour to the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu which should also serve as a brief introduction to Nepal for first timers.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 3 : Fly from domestic flight Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (91m) 45 minutes and drive to Ilam Bazar (1627m) by jeep or van5hrs. overnight at hotel.

Our Ilam Tour and Trekking finally begins today as we head to Kathmandu airport for the morning flight to Bhadrapur. The scenic journey over the Nepalese hills and mountains will have us at Bhadrapur in just 45 minutes. Once there, we will have our breakfast if we have not already before beginning the 3 hour jeep journey to Ilam. We will check into our hotel in Ilam Bazaar and spend our leisure time exploring the bustling streets and markets.

Food BLD
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1627

Day 4 : After breakfast visit around Ilam Bazar drive to Maipokhari (2438m) 3hrs. overnight at home stay.

After breakfast, we will begin our trek to the holy lake known as Mai Pokhari. Located around 13km north of Ilam Bazaar, the trek will take us around 6-7 hours to complete at normal pace. Transportation services are also available if necessary, and the journey takes only 2-3 hours to complete that way. Since we will typically be trekking there, we will arrive at Mai Pokhari around late afternoon – evening. We will save the exploration for the next day and simply rest at the hotel to wear off our exhaustion. Our overnight stay will be at a homestay.

Food BLD
Accomodation Home stay
Elevation 2438

Day 5 : In the morning after breakfast visit around Mai Pokhari (holley lake) and then drive to Phikkal Bazar (1678m) 4hrs overnight at lodge.

The morning starts off with the visit to Mai Pokhari, which is one of the holy pilgrimage destinations in Ilam. Altogether, there are 9 lakes in the vicinity with some being large enough for boating as well. After some moments at the lake, we will head back to our homestay. After lunch, we will have a few hours long drive to Fikkal Bazaar, another popular location known for the vast tea gardens.

Food BLD
Accomodation Home stay
Elevation 2328

Day 6 : In the morning after breakfast visit around Fikkal Bazar and Kanyam Tea State garden drive to Shree Antu danda (1568m) 3hrs. overnight at home stay.

A full day of easy touring and exploration awaits as we will visit the Kanyam Tea State Garden today. We will also pass through Pashupatinagar for a brief visit to the Cheese Factory before we head back to Fikkal for the overnight stay.

Following yesterday’s easy tour day, we have an enjoyable day of trekking at our hands today. Antu Danda is one of the best viewpoints in the region, specially known for its stunning sunrise views.

Food BLD
Accomodation Home stay
Elevation 1568

Day 7 : In the morning small hike up to view point (2328m) 1 hour and back to same home stay then after breakfast drive to Bhadrapur (91m) 5hrs. Fly to Kathmandu 45 minutes. overnight at hotel with B/B plan.

Wake up early for the pre-dawn hike up to Antu Danda (1,667m). The sunrise view from this viewpoint is spectacular with some of the highest peaks in the world including Everest and Kanchenjunga. We will take some time to savor this amazing view before we go for the return trek to Fikkal.

Finally, our Ilam Tour and Trekking is completed and now we have a couple hour long drive back to the Bhadrapur airport. Similar to earlier, a 45 minute long flight will offer us some amazing bird’s eye view of the Nepalese landscape and Himalayas. Once we’ve landed at the Kathmandu Airport, we will head back to our hotel. You are free to spend your leisure time as you see fit. We recommend exploring Thamel as there are a lot of options for souvenirs as well as general shopping available there.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 8 : Departure on your own Destination. Drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer.

We hope your time with Mountain Layers Treks has been a good one. After breakfast, you can visit Thamel for some souvenir shopping or check out from the hotel if you have a flight scheduled. Our representative will assist you with reaching the airport a few hours before flight time. We wish you a safe flight home, farewell!

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel

Cost Includes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with Standers bed & breakfast.
  • Your meal (breakfast-lunch-dinner) during the Tour and trek,
  • One experience Tour and trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist.
  • All land transportation
  • Domestic flight tickets (Ktm-Bdr-Ktm)
  • Necessary paper for tour and trekking permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge/ Home Stay
  • Airport -hotel-airport transfer
  • Our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide& porter
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.

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Ilam Overland Tour

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