Ilam Mai Pokhari Tour
The Ilam Tour takes you to one of the most exciting places in eastern Nepal, Ilam. Popular for its lushly grown tea-garden and picturesque mountain scenery, Ilam offers a delightful time to the visitors. The tour also explores around the holy lake of Mai Pokhari –a revered site to both Buddhist and Hindu adherents. Indulge in this 8-day tour to truly understand the lifestyle of the Limbu community.
Ilam Mai Pokhari Tour Highlights
- Tour around the touristic Kanyam Tea Garden and taste its tea
- Scenic visit to Antu Danda and Phikkal Bazar
- Experience the authentic Limbu culture and lifestyle
- Marvel at the religious site of Mai Pokhari
Ilam Mai Pokhari Tour Overview
The 8-day Ilam Mai Pokhari tour begins with your arrival at the historical Kathmandu city. You’ll embark on a scenic drive 526.7 km east of Kathmandu to the Kanyam Tea Garden of Ilam. A 17-22hr ride will take you all the way to Ilam via cities like Damak and Birtamod. Once at Ilam, you’ll indulge in a fun-filled tour of the neighboring Antu Danda followed by a visit to the religious site of Mai Pokhari. The Antu Danda has a watchtower from where the morning sunrise and evening sunset can be easily observed.
From here, we head towards the Mai Pokhari. Mai Pokhari sits at an elevation of 2100 meters above the sea level and receives thousands of pilgrims every year. The pristine pond and the surrounding botanical garden are the highlights of this tour. Afterward, you’ll drive back to Kanyam and visit the nearby Phikkal Bazaar. Chhintapu, Antu Danda, Kanyam ta-garden, Phikkal, Sadakpur, and Mai Pokhari are some of the most visited destinations in Ilam.
You’ll also get to witness the rich lifestyle and culture of the ethnic Limbu tribe who are the major inhabitants of the region. After exploring the picturesque Ilam and buying tea products, you’ll make your way back to Kathmandu where the trip shall end. Ilam Mai Pokhari Tour can be undertaken anytime, however, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons offer perfect weather, visibility, and complete accessibility.
Nepal Treks is a reputed company that organizes trips across Nepal. We are known to have different variations in the travel options including treks, tours, peak climbing, and expeditions. All throughout the trips, our experienced guides will keep you company. Similarly, we also have excellent services for transportation, accommodation, and logistics.