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An excellent getaway from city life, Ilam is famous for its tea, is a small hill town with pristine landscapes of sloped tea gardens, mountain streams, dense natural forests, holy sites and unique culture.
Ilam is also known as "the Queen of the Hills". It offers a cool climate, green fields and forest, lush green tea garden, and unique tea culture. It gets you relieved from hustle and bustle of city areas and other mental tensions. The major places that you visit during this trip are Antu Danda, Mai Pokhari, Kanyam, and Fikkal. Antu Danda is famous as the best sunrise and sunset point, Mai Pokhari is famous for its encircled 9 ponds and Kanyam and Fikkal is famous for its large tea plantation area.
While the subtropical climate of Ilam ensures good weather throughout the year, the best time to visit Ilam is between October-December or from April-February.
Here are the trip details for 3N/4D Ilam Tour:
Day 01: Fly to Bhadrapur, Jhapa & Drive to Ilam
Day 02: Antu Danda and Mai Pokhari day tour, overnight at the hotel
Day 03: Kanyam and Fikkal Tour
Day 04: Drive back to Bhadrapur, Fly back to Kathmandu
Fly to Bhadrapur, Jhapa & Drive to Ilam: We catch the morning flight to Bhadrapur. Bhadrapur is the easternmost city of Nepal located in Jhapa district. It is about 550 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 hilltop station is famous for its green hills, fertile lands, and the cool temperate climate. So Ilam is also known as Queen of hills.
Antu Danda and Mai Pokhari day tour, overnight at the hotel: Antu Danda is situated at an altitude of 1677m in Illam District. It is famous for its unique views of Everest and Kanchenjunga. It is the best point for viewing sunrise and sunset. Mai Pokhari is a religious and historical spot with a 9-cornered lake as the main attraction
Kanyam and Fikkal Tour: These places have large tea land and these tea plantation areas are famous among tourists for picnicking, sightseeing and taking photographs.
Drive back to Bhadrapur, Fly back to Kathmandu: This day we return back to Bhadrapur by the drive. The roadway runs from the queen hills to the plain Terai. After arrival in Bhadrapur, we fly back to Kathmandu.
Cost Includes and Excludes:
Airport pick up and drop service
Tourist Standard Hotel in Ilam with breakfast
Sightseeing as per itinerary
English speaking tour guide
Entrance fees of monuments and temples
Round trip domestic flights
Ground transportation by private Jeep
Expenses of a personal nature
Lunch and Dinner