Illam

Glimpse of Illam

Illam, a small beautiful hill town, but untouched destinations for foreigners. For the local people are the most desirable traveler’s point. Illam located in the eastern region of Nepal and known as tea-producing town. It is a town with the pristine landscapes of the sloped tea garden and thick natural forest and the amazing gate way from city life for sunrise and sunset. The town is at an elevation of 140m to 3630 m above the sea level, best time to visit in between October to December or from February to April. Illam is considered as one of the richest districts in Nepal in terms of cultural diversity, natural landscapes, and the flourishing cash crops sector. The Brahmins and Chhetris are the dominant ethnic groups living in the area. During a stay in Illam, one can explore the beautiful tea garden around Fikkal and Kanyam.
Shree Aantu offers mesmerizing views of the sunrise and sunset over the eastern snow-capped mountains. The place situated at a distance of 3hr, drive from Illam Bazzar. Mai Pokhari is another interesting place to explore during our short hike. Mai Pokhari (2120m), a pristine lake surrounds by dense forests of fir, juniper, pine and a variety of flora and fauna is regarded as the sacred adobe of Goddess Bhagwati. The trip begins from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur by flight and will discover the hidden coast of eastern region gradually.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to Ilam
  • Day 4 : Ilam Bazaar to Maipokhari & back to Ilam Bazaar
  • Day 5 : Ilam Bazaar to Shree Antu
  • Day 6 : Bhadrapur to Chitwan.
  • Day 7 : Excursion around Chitwan
  • Day 8 : Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Day 9 : Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 10 : Departed to ones homeland.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival, our representatives will assist and transfer to per-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur
    This day will be busy with sightseeing around world heritage sites of valley (Pashupatinath,Boudhanath, Swyambhunath Kathmandu Durbar Square,and Patan.) Finally,to Nagarkot via. Bhaktapur. In the evening, we would enjoy beautiful sunset view from the resort at Nagarkot. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu to Bhadrapur to Ilam
    Early in the morning our guide will give you a call and we wil drive to Nagarkot Hill to observe the sunrise over the Himalayas. Having breakfast and drive to Domestic section at TIA and take a flight to Bhadrapur. After arriving at Bhadrapur we drive to Illam, short walk around Illam Bazzar. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 4 : Ilam Bazaar to Maipokhari & back to Ilam Bazaar
    Today, we take our drive early in the morning to Maipokhari from Illam Bazzar . after observing the beauty of pristine lake we drive back to Illam Bazzar. Overnight in Hotel.
  • Day 5 : Ilam Bazaar to Shree Antu
    Early in the morning, we climb Antu danda to view stunning sunrise over snow-capped mountains. We will follow our way to Lepcha (Indigenous ethnic groups) Museum at Antu Danda. This night we will explore the eastern culture and traditions of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 6 : Bhadrapur to Chitwan.
    After having Breakfast, we drive down to Bhadrapur and head towards chitwan by private vehicle, and transfer to Jungle resort inside of Chitwan national Park. Overnight in Resort.
  • Day 7 : Excursion around Chitwan
    The jungle activities begin from morning after having coffee, Bird watching and Jungle walk will be done. After Breakfast major activities such as Elephant bath, Elephant Safari, canoeing can be done. At evening we explore the tharu Village and dinner. Resort organizes the special cultural program for visitors and one can enjoy the uniqueness of Nepalese traditions. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 8 : Chitwan to Kathmandu
    After Having Breakfast will be departed from resort and fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel
  • Day 9 : Drive back to Kathmandu
    Today is a completely free day for shopping souvenirs for friends and family. At evening company will invite for farewell dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 10 : Departed to ones homeland.
    Our representatives will there for you to see off at international airport.

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Airport, Hotel picks up and drops by private vehicle on both international and domestics flights.
    • Tourist Standard Twin-Sharing Basis with Breakfast (3-5star hotels).
    • Guided tour of the city in Private vehicle mentioned on the itinerary.
    • Welcome Dinner and Farewell dinner.
    • All entrance fees and permit as well as government tax or charges during the trip.
    • Maps of city
    • Providing description of tour in soft copies
    • First Aid kits
    • Rubbish Disposal
  • Excludes
    • All meals and dinner except welcome and farewell dinner.
    • Travel and Medical Insurance
    • Nepal entry Tourist Visa fee US $25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for a month which you will get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. If entering Nepal from Nepal India border, will get visa in immigration at border sides.
    • International Airfare Airport taxes as well as extra baggies' charges
    • Personal stuffs such as tooth brush, tooth paste, shaving accessories, towel, toilet paper, sun block cream and Laundries.
    • Recommended or essentials drugs
    • Personal electronic devices and their expenses such as cell phone, phone call, internet charges etc.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks.
    • Tips for Tour Guide and driver (not mandatory)
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • In case of further stay due to Natural calamities or disaster such as political unrest, landslides,
    • Cancellation of flight due to weather, strikes, and accident etc.
     

Map of Trip

Trip Facts

  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Duration: 10 Day(s)
  • Max. Altitude: 3630 meter
  • Grade :
  • Rating: Best
  • Region: Eastern Nepal
  • Activity:Sightseeing, Cultural Tour, Jungle Safari, Day Hike
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