Ilam Maipokhari Tour 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.
Ilam The 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 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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick up, Drive to Hotel, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), overnight stay in Kathmandu (B)
Day 03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Boudanath and Patan Durbar), overnight stay in Kathmandu (B)
Day 04: Airport drop, domestic flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Drive to Ilam. Arrival in Fikkal, overnight stay in home/family stay (B)
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 (B)
Day 06: Walk from Fikkal to Antudanda (5 - 6hrs), overnight stay in home/family stay (B)
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 (B)
Day 08: Drive from Fikkal to Bhadrapur. Domestic flight back to Kathmandu, Airport pick up, overnight stay in Kathmandu (B)
Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu, Welfare-Dinner in the evening, overnight stay in Kathmandu (B)
Day 10: Drive to airport, departure to home country (B)