Illam Tour

6 Days


Neighbouring the famous Indian hill town of Darjeeling, Ilam is situated on the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Ilam is adorned with an almost limitless range of lush-green tea gardens. The rolling hills covered with tea leaves are simply majestic. The thick white fogs alternatively descend to veil the gardens and then suddenly vanish. Greenery prevails all over the hills of Ilam all around the year. Ilam Tea Garden located near Ilam Bazaar and Kanyam Tea Garden located halfway between Terai plain and Ilam Bazaar are the major gardens of Nepal. Ilam is not only famous for producing tea leaves but also produces cardamom, ginger, potato, orlon, and broom on a large scale. Ilam also famous for the unique scenery of Everest and Kanchanjunga coincidentally is the vantage point for the sunrise and sunset. Mai Pokhari which lie at 2438m is a famous place of pilgrimage in Ilam. This beautiful place consists of a pond whose circumference is more than one kilometre. Altogether there are nine ponds in the area some of which are large enough for boats. This place becomes alive every year during ‘Harisayam Ekadashi’ when a one-night fair is held. Sandakpur at 3,636m on the international Nepal – India borderline provides a majestic view of the Himalayas, Mt. Kanchanjunga, Mt. Kumbhakarna, and Mt. Makalu and even Mt. Everest. Rare wildlife like red panda, musk deer and wild bird Danphe can be seen in the forest of this area.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Ilam, the tea-producing town in Nepal
  • Fantastic Horizontal View from the top of the hill
  • Sunrise view and green tea garden sight
  • Chance to stay away from hustle and bustle of the cities


Our representative will meet at the arrival gate with a signboard for Mandala Holidays. Then you will be escorted to your selected hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. In the evening our guide will hold a briefing for the tour. Overnight at Hotel.

Fly from Tribhuvan International Airport to Bhadrapur airport and drive to Shri Antu. Antu Hill situated in the far east of Ilam, famous for viewing the sunrise. Most of the flat land of the Terai, Mirik, Kurseong, Darjeeling along with beautiful tea gardens can be seen from this place. Overnight at Hotel.

After Breakfast Visit Mai Pokhari. It is located at an altitude of 2438m. It is a famous place of pilgrimage in the Illam district. This beautiful place has a pond. Altogether there are nine ponds in the area some of which are large enough for boats. This place will be nice to visit during ‘Harisayam Ekadashi’ when a one-night fair is held. Mai Pokhari can be arrived in 3 hours from Illam Bazaar in vehicles. We can observe villages like Chureghanti, Bakhaute, Dharpani and Hasbire Bhanjyangon along the way with a view of the snowy peaks towards the north. Overnight at Hotel.

After breakfast Sightseeing of Kanyam & Fikkal Bazar. These places have large tea land and these tea plantation areas are famous among tourists for picnicking. Sightseeing and taking photographs. Overnight at Hotel.

After breakfast, drive towards bhadrapur airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Our office representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your International Departure. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, mountain biking etc.



  • Arrival, Departure and sightseeing Airport transfers by private vehicle
  • Two-way flight between Kathmandu and Bhadrapur
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary
  • Sightseeing Transfers by private vehicle
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • Entry Permit and fee for all monumental sites
  • 2-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • 3-night accommodation in Ilam on BB Basis
  • Farewell Dinner in Traditional Nepali restaurant
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge


  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu and Ilam
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extended Stay due to any circumstances
  • Anything not included in inclusions

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Illam Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Flight, Bus/Jeepp/Car
  • min 2 pax
  • 3/4 star category Hotel
  • October to December and February to April
  • Sightseeing Tour
  • 3,636 m