Antudanda Illam Sunrise Trek

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Antu Danda Illam Sunrise View Trek is one of fascinating tour package in Nepal that offers combo treat of trekking experience on mountainous landscapes and stunning panorama of sunrise and sunset view in the back drop of astonishing Himalayan range. 7 Days Antudanda Illam Sunrise View Trek takes you to eastern Nepal on the foothill of Mt. Kanchenjunga, 3rd highest peak in the world. Located at the distance of 3 hour from Illam Bazaar, Antudanda is beaten-off touring experience in Nepal which remained less-explored by tourist because of lack of proper promotion.

Illam is festooned with an array of verdant tea gardens. The extensive rolling hills decorated with tea leaves are simply breathtaking. The stunningly beautiful tea gardens, mountain flanks, pristine forests, spiritual sites and ethnic culture adds charm to this tour. Antudanda Illam Sunrise View Trek is possible to arrange with homestay facilities as the locals of this region are naturally hospitable and cordial.

Prime Sights

Shree Antu

Peacefully nestled at an elevation of 2,328m, Antu Danda is popular for stunning sunrise and sunset view over the eastern Himalaya horizon. Shree Antu overlooks magnificent flatlands Terai, terraced farmland of cash crops, tea garden and lush forest of pine trees. There are homestay facilities available at Antu Danda located about 35 km south-east of Illam Bazaar, headquarter of the district.

Mai Pokhari

At 2,121m, Mai Pokhari is small lake ringed by dense forest of fir, juniper, birch, pine and lush floral and faunal species. It is spiritual, religious and historical sites with 9-cornered lake as major attraction. Local believes it as the sacred adobe of Goddess Bhagawati. Mai Pokhari is also home to profusion of medicinal plants, herds and orchid which are mostly planted for research and experimental purpose. Hindu Pilgrim flocks at Mai Pokhari for annual festival on Kartik Ekadasi which falls in October or November. It is about one and half hour drive from Ilam Bazaar.

Kyanyam and Fikkal

Kanyam and Fikkal has largest tea garden that made it famous for more than 100 years. It is popular hangout spot with family and friends for sightseeing, picnicking and photography. Fikkal is the business core and the main gateway to the eastern border of the city Pashupatinagar adjacent to Darjeeling.

Day 01: Arrival Day at Kathmandu (TIA)

 Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m), Tribhuvan International Airport. Welcome by Aerolina Tours and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Nagarkot

Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including UNSECO designated world heritage sites. Finally drive Nagarkot via Bhaktapur. Enjoy pleasant sunset view at Nagarkot.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Illam

After early morning sunrise view at Nagarkot, we drive back to TIA and join domestic airstrip to Bhadrapur or you can also choose to drive all way to Illam from Kathmandu. From Bhadrapur, take a drive to Illam enjoying en route tea scenery and halt at Fikkal for tea break. Further drive to Illam Bazaar and overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Illam Bazzar – Maipokhari – Illam Bazaar

Early morning take a short drive to Maipokhari from Illam. It would be one and half hours distance drive. Explore beautiful Maipokhari area and taste home-made tea. Visit Tea-Factory on the way back to Illam Bazaar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Illam Bazaar – Shree Antu

Wake up early in the morning and take 2-3 hours drive to Shree Antu Danda. Enjoy stunning sunrise view at the border of India (Darjelling). Also Interact with local and gain deep insight of local culture and tradition

Day 06:Shree Antu Danda – Bhadrapur / Shree Antu Danda – Kathmandu

After breakfast at Antu Danda, we drive back to Bhadrapur and catch a flight to Kathmandu. If you drive back to Kathmandu, we make an early bus ride and upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel. In the evening, we will join farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant organized by Aerolina Tours. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Final Departure

Transfer to airport for final departure.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and Drop
  • Three nights 3 star hotels accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking.
  • Necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced Guide.
  • Kathmnadu -Bhadrapur - Kathmandu Flight.Bhadrapur - Ilam - Antudanda - Bhadrapur Transportation.
  • Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • First aid kit.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses except mentioned above.
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 15 - US$ 20 per day.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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    Package Name: Antudanda Illam Sunrise Trek

    Package Type: Trekking

    Trekking Region: Eastern Region

    Destination: Nepal

    Grade: Moderate

    Activities: Walking, natural and cultural sightseeing

    Duration: 07 Days

    Attraction: Shree Antu, Mai Pokhari, Kyanyam and Fikkal

    Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Tea house

    Transportation: Airways, Roadways and private vehicle

    Best Season: Spring and Autumn

    Trip Cost: Contact Us

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