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Ilam Tea Garden

Ilam Tea Garden Tour - Taste of the fresh tea

Kathmandu City
SwayambunathKathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is the main centre for hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. There are places in this city where one can find all the modern amenities such as restaurants, bars, hotels with swimming pools, sauna, and internet and at the same time there are places with narrow streets, tiny shops, 2000 years old temples, stone gods, age old houses with beautifully carved peacock windows.

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.

IlamteaThe district is famous for tea and six 'As' - aalu (potato), alaichi (cardamom), aduwaa (ginger), akabare khursani (red round chilly), olan (milk) and amliso (a grass from which brooms are made, Thysanalaena). This district is proceeding towards modern agricultural business from the traditional cereal farming. Among the six 'As', potato, ginger, cardamom, red round chilly, milk and amliso are exported to Siliguri and Darjeeling in India whereas milk is taken to Kathmandu via Biratnagar and 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.

Antu Hill situated in the far east of Ilam, famous for viewing sunrise. Most of the flat land of the Terai, Mirik, Kurseong, Darjeeling along with beautiful tea gardens can be seen from this place.

Ilam Bazaar:
09 Ilam Antudanda Sunrise ViewIt 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 Maipokhari and Sulubung. It is 188 sq. hec. in area with a radius of 750m and it has nine corners. This pond, situated in the middle of forest with rhododendron and magnolia campbelli (chhap) is important from the point of view of natural scenery, religious importance and pilgrimage to goddess.


Trip Facts

Code: CU 04
Duration: 9 Days
Price: On Request
Min. Group Size: 4 people
Best Season: Jan - Dec



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick up, Drive to Hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), Welcome Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Boudanath), overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 04: Airport drop, domestic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Drive to Ilam. Arrival in Fikkal, overnight stay in home/family stay
Day 05: Visit tea factory, drive to Pashupathinagar (borderline to India) (Drive. ½ h), Visit cheese factory,Drive back to Fikkal, overnight stay in home/family stay
Day 06: Walk from Fikkal to Antudanda (5 - 6 h), overnight stay in home/family stay
Day 07: Early in the morning sunrise view in Antudanda, after breakfast Walk from Antudanda to Fikkal (5 - 6 h), overnight stay in home/family stay
Day 08: Drive from Fikkal to Bhadrapur. Domestic flight back to Kathmandu, Airport pick up, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu,  overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 10: Drive to airport, departure to home country

Includes / Excludes


  • All transfers (usually by private vehicle) according to tour plan (incl. transport during sightseeing)
  • Map
  • Accommodation (double room) in Kathmandu and Ilam *)
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • English speaking travel guide during the whole tour
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (tea, coffee) during family/home stay in Ilam
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Flight from Kathmandu - Bhadrapur – Kathmandu
  • Airport tax
  • Welcome-Dinner in Kathmandu

Not included:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water in Ilam
  • Food (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Other domestic flights
  • Personal travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / Emergency evacuation
  • Tips (for sightseeing guide)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight from home country to Kathmandu and back

*) single supplement charge has to be added, if requested.