ILAM – NEPAL

As the major tea growing region of the country, the rolling hills of Ilam are layered in a thick coat of tea bushes and everywhere you turn there is unbroken greenery that’s so pleasing to the eye, it touches your very soul.

Village trek and tea plantations of Eastern Nepal.

This easy and unique trek takes you to Ilam, located in far eastern Nepal, close to the Indian border. All around are endless hills covered with tea bushes and villages scattered around where tourists are rarely encountered. Meet the Limbu people who dominate the region and enjoy a landscape completely engulfed in green. Amidst the endless green bushes, admire the colors of the rhododendron flowers that bloom in spring.

HIGHLIGHTS
- Cold season trek, accessible to all.
- Visit tea plantations.
- Little explored region, warm welcome in homestay accommodation.
- View of Kanchenjunga and Kumbhakarna.

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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Moderate
  • Best Period: March - April & October - November
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Number of walking days: 7
  • Flights: Kathmandu - Bhadrapur / Biratnagar - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Homestay during trek

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Day

Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in at the hotel. Rest and sightseeing tour.
- Accommodation: Hotel

Catch a flight to Bhadrapur in the Tarai (plains).Transportation by jeep or local bus to Phikal. We are now in the Ilam district. - the tea Capital of Nepal. Darjeeling is on the other side of the border. Walk right through the middle of a tea plantation.
- Accommodation: Lodge

Drive to Phidim. Take a short walk through a village before we continue on to the village of Jorsale by vehicle.
- Accommodation: Homestay

Trek in tropical conditions on the banks of the Tamor River which we cross before making a steep ascent to Chuhandanda.
- Ascent : + 500m
- Descent : - 400m
- Accommodation: Homestay

The inhabitants of this region are predominantly Limbu but there are also various other ethnic groups spread around the district. Walkthrough typical villages of the east and savor the greenery of peaceful Ilam. Trek to Musegaira.
- Ascent : + 200m
- Descent : - 200m
- Accommodation: Homestay

A day dedicated to local school visits, meetings with students and teachers. Enjoy lunch chatting with teachers in a school.
- Ascent : + 200m
- Descent : - 200m
- Accommodation: Homestay

Today’s hike takes us to Khamlalung via Sakranti Bazaar, the most important village in the region. We then climb up the hills from where we enjoy breathtaking views of the eastern Himalayas: Kumbhakarna and more. Trek on the green ridges before arriving at Khamlalung.
- Ascent : + 700m
- Accommodation : Homestay

Hiking up what looks like a wild path, we come across a rhododendron forest before reaching Gufa Pokhari, the highest point on this trek at 3000m.
- Ascent : + 500m
- Accommodation: Homestay

This will be the last day of our trek. Once again, we encounter simple villagers and smiling children of many different ethnic groups here in the far east of rural Nepal.
- Descent : - 500m
- Accommodation: Homestay

Travel by jeep or local bus to Biratnagar driving through spectacular scenery. Catch a flight to Kathmandu from Biratnagar Airport. Transfer to the hotel and late afternoon: free time.
- Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis

Take a guided tour of the old city of Bhaktapur and the famous stupa of Boudha with an English speaking cultural guide in a private vehicle.
- Accommodation: Same hotel

Transfer to TIA (Kathmandu Airport) for the return journey. Arrival at destination the following day.

What's included

- All the transfers in private vehicle according to program
- 3 Nights in hotel Holy Himalaya or Similar in Kathmandu on BB Basis
- Trek in Full Board in Lodges and Homestay according to program
- English Speaking Trekking Guide entire Trek
- Porter for 2 pax and Trekking Assistant from 4 Pax
- carry 13 Kg per person during trek
- 1-day visit in Kathmandu with cultural Guide and vehicle
- Domestic Airport Tax
- Flight Kathmandu - Bhadrapur & Biratnagar - Kathmandu (339 US$)

What's not included

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Extra Cargo more than 13 kg/person
- Visa on Arrival ($30 + Photos)
- Entrance fees during visit the sites in Kathmandu
- International flight
- Insurance Detail needed
- Tips, personal expenses, drinks, Sleeping Bag, etc....
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