• Best months: October and December
  • Duration: 5 days 6 nights
  • Activity: Drive and sightseeing (boating if demanded)
  • Starting point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Trip grade: Easy


Ilam tour is the best way to get away from city life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. This beautiful place is located at an altitude of 3,636m (11,929ft) from the sea level, and 700 km (434 miles) east of Kathmandu. Traveling to Ilam by bus, car, jeep i.e. road transportation is much better than by air. Because moving by watching the natural beauties is far away best to observe in life.

5-Day Eastern Paradise Ilam Tour - Nepal Rental Car

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 unique features of this place are also the tea pickers’ songs which they sing in their own language. 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.

Nepal Rental Car provides the facilities of vehicles like car, jeep, van, mini-bus, mini-van, etc. in order to take you to this beautiful tea garden of Nepal, Ilam. Many people visit this place yearly to observe its beauty and pleasant peace. We take you to this place with a full flexible itinerary and negotiable cost. The vehicles will also be according to your demand and the facilities included and excluded will also be according to your requirement. You will be able to enjoy natural Nepal with us in our vehicle in 100% guaranteed gratification.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Ilam

Ilam Bazaar is 700 km east to Kathmandu. It will take around 13 hours to reach there. You will have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Ilam enjoying the beautiful natural scenario. After reaching Ilam, you will be transferred to the hotel and you can enjoy the hotel accommodation. Stay overnight in Ilam bazaar.

Day 02: Antu Danda and Mai Pokhari

Antu Danda is situated at an altitude of 1677m (5500ft) and takes around 1.5 hours to reach there from Ilam Bazaar via road transportation. Typically known as Shree Antu Danda, is a lush green tea garden with many other attractions. It is also famous as the vantage point for exclusive sunrise and sunset view. The Himalayan view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga is also the major attraction of the place. Apart from tea garden, the residing dense forest is also a home for the creatures like hares, boars, Kalij (pheasant), jackals, spiny babblers, sim dogs, deer, dove, owls, eagles, porcupines and many more.

After having the sunrise view at Antu Danda, you will move to Mai Pokhari. The journey takes about 4.5 hours to complete i.e. it will take around 4.5 hours to reach Mai Pokhari from Antu Danda. Mai Pokhari is the pilgrimage site in Ilam district where there are 9 ponds in the same area. It is situated at an altitude of 2438m. Some ponds are big enough that can hold a boat where you can perform boating too. One-night fair is also organized in the place during ‘Harisayam Ekadashi’. On the way, you will pass via the villages like Chureghanti, Bakhaute, Dharpani, and Hasbire Bhanjyangon along with the snowy mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Mai Pokhari.

Day 3 Drive to Pashupatinagar and Then Back to Fikkal

This is our fourth day of the llam tour. Get up in the morning and getting ready firstly we will have your breakfast. Today we will visit pashupatinagar for some sightsee. Pashupatinagar is a town and Village Development Committee in Ilam District in the Mechi Zone of eastern Nepal. You can visit the tea garden and get knowledge about it. From there you can see lots of hills and many different kinds of local peoples. After roaming around in Pashupatinagar we will head towards to Fikkal. We will roam around in fikkal and enjoy the environment of the nature and stay overnight there.

Day 4 Kanayam and Back to Ithari

Getting up in the morning and having our breakfast. Today we will start our journey for KanayamKanayam is also famous for its beautiful and amazing tea garden and pinice spot as well. Kanayam is main visited the place of illam by tourists. Its filled with green beauty and sweet local people. After roaming in Kanayam and having Lunch there, we will move towards to Ithari. Ithari is one of the beautiful city of Nepal. We will visit the bazaar of Ithari and have some fun there. You will stay overnight in Ithari with having tasty dinner.

Day 05: Return back to Kathmandu

This is the last day of the journey in which you will drive back to Kathmandu from Ilam. The journey will around take 13 hours to complete. If you start from early in the morning, then you will be in Kathmandu at the end of the day.

Cost Includes:

  • Clean and good condition Vehicle
  • Driver cost and accommodation
  • Fuel used in vehicle
  • License and experience Driver

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel and accommodation
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratitude and tips
  • Guide

Useful Information

  • Best time: Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May). Besides, the whole year is suitable for touring in Nepal but weather changes cannot be predicted so you need to be prepared for it.
  • Transportation that can be used: Car, jeep, minivan, Hi-Ace, minibus, and deluxe tourist bus.
  • Booking trip: You can book a trip from tariff section. Or, you can send us your details in our mail and we will come back to you.

Departure Details

For the daily departure dates and time, you can make your own schedule and inform us and we will arrange the trip according to you. You can make modification in the itinerary as well.

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