Tradition, history and culture, and heritage is what this lovely country is all about. Nepal is a country of diversity, a standout country with perfect geographical distribution of mountains, hills, and plains. 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites for such a small country itself speak volumes of its importance and significance in the planet. This holiday, witness the most beautiful creation of nature intertwined extraordinarily with medieval and sacred sites and experience the picture-perfect nation inclusive of incredible never-ending range of Himalayas and hills, free flowing rivers, vast forests with spectacular wildlife, insane waterfalls, and the most colorful and harmonious settlement of humankind.
Welcome to Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and proceed through immigration process.
As you exit the baggage hall area, you will be greeted by our friendly tour representative with a welcoming smile and a “Khada,” a piece of cloth representing the sincerity of one’s offering in Buddhist culture. The tour representative will then escort you to your vehicle and will accompany you as you drive to your designated hotel in this vibrant capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Experience the daily hustle and bustle of the busy capital as you drive to the hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, freshen up and ease your tiredness from your flight for a while, the rest of the day is at leisure. Feel free to stroll around the hotel and its surroundings and enjoy the scenic beauty of hills and mountains far at the horizon and anticipate an adventurous vacation in this country overloaded with nature, heritage, and culture.
As the daylight dimmers, enjoy a pleasing dinner at the hotel and prepare for a comfortable overnight stay.
Kathmandu Valley Tour
Wake up early in the morning in Kathmandu amongst the sweet sounds of bells of temples as the locals carry out their daily ritual of deity worship.
After breakfast, get ready to begin your tour of Kathmandu Valley, once believed to be a massive lake drained by deity Manjushree forming a valley suitable for human settlement. As your first stop, make your way towards Pashupatinath in the heart of the capital city, a richly-ornamented Hindu temple on the banks of sacred Bagmati River. Dedicated to Hindu God of Gods Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the most visited temples in the country. Explore the awe-inspiring 5th century complex carrying immense mythical importance and stunning hundreds of immaculate works of architecture and innumerable statues and sculptures. Soon after, proceed towards Bhaktapur, one of the three cities in valley, known for medieval arts, architectures, and religious sites. Discover medieval, historic, and legendary monuments, statues, and structures each carrying unique mythical and historical significance. Stroll through the narrow alleyways in the most loved public square of the country witnessing traditional clay works, fascinating wood works, abundance of arts and crafts, and most friendly and lovely locals. Relax and learn about the rich culture and fascinating history Bhaktapur displays while you sit back at the square with mountainous backdrop enjoying the most popular food of the city, “Juju Dhau” (traditionally made extremely famous curd). Later in the day, drive through the roads of Bhaktapur with glorious views on either sides and arrive at Boudha in the heart of the capital city. This religious complex is well recognized for its massive whitewashed dome, the huge Boudhanath Stupa, believed to be built in or around 5th century. Entirely surrounded by various curious arts and crafts, traditional houses, Tibetan antiquities, and authentic restaurants, this public square is a place of tranquil inside the bustling city. Experience the environment of heavenly peace and pleasure amidst the soothing sound of Buddhist prayers by monks, rhythmic flights of pigeons, and the aromatic smell of holy incense.
Ending the fabulous day, proceed towards the hotel accompanied by the driver for a restful overnight stay after a delicious authentic dinner.
Journey to Fikkal
Freshen up and delight upon a pleasant breakfast in the hotel and ready yourself for your journey to Fikkal, Ilam, the famous tea estates of Nepal.
After breakfast, the tour representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch a domestic flight leaving for Bhadrapur, the eastern part of Nepal. Experience the divine feeling and the unadulterated fresh air as you land at the Bhadrapur Airport at an elevation of 300 feet. Later, you will be welcomed by the tour representative from Ilam and will be driven to your guesthouse in Fikkal. As you drive through the roads of Fikkal, witness the stunning landscapes of this beautiful city comprising beautiful hills and the most amazing vast stretch of tea gardens you have ever seen. Take advantage photographing the amazing green and picturesque setting of the tea estates as you take rest stops in your journey for a lunch and others at roadside restaurants. Later, arrive at the guesthouse in Fikkal and rest your body after a long travel enjoying the magnificent hill station from the hotel surroundings.
End the day with a mouth-watering dinner at the guesthouse and spend a comfortable overnight stay.
Full Day Ilam Tour
Greet the warm sun in the fresh morning of Ilam with equally fresh breakfast at the guesthouse and prepare for your full day tour of this beautiful natural city.
After breakfast, proceed towards your first destination of the day, Pashupatinagar, a small town near Nepal’s eastern border adjoined with Darjeeling, India. Enjoy the picturesque view of surreal environment studded with beautiful green hills and small lakes and visit the nearby extremely famous cheese factories and experience the fascinating traditional way of cheese making. Later, head towards Sano Pathibhara, a Hindu temple at the top of Kuti Danda. Once at the top of the hill (Kuti Danda), a natural gateway to heaven, get an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the city dotted with numerous small and big hills, lakes, tea gardens, and dense green forests with a backdrop of Mount Kanchanjunga and learn about the mythical/historical significance and the power of the temple and get to know why thousands of worshippers visit the place seeking spiritual enlightenment and fulfillment. Thereafter, climb down the hill and make your way towards Ilam Bazaar, a small hill town situated at the altitude of 1208 meters. Stroll around the bazaar observing the rich social and cultural heritages, traditional houses, religious sites, and interesting lifestyles of ingenious people. Visit the mesmerizing vast sloped tea gardens with a backdrop of gorgeous mountain and some of the oldest tea factories the country ever built. Later in the day, proceed towards Kanyam, the most loved tourist destination of Ilam district. Visit the largest and greenest tea estate of all, Kanyam tea estate soaring at an elevation of 6000 feet above the sea level giving the freshest of air and heavenly environment. Grab your camera and climb the view tower for a superb breathtaking panoramic view of entire hill.
After a whole day face-to-face with nature, head towards your hotel in Fikkal for an overnight stay after a lovely hot and fresh dinner.
Second Day Ilam Tour
Enjoy a dainty fresh morning breakfast at the hotel and store up a lot of energy for the upcoming sightseeing and light trekking tour of Ilam.
After breakfast, accompanied by the tour guide, depart to the point of trekking to Maipokhari, a mid-hill wetland at an elevation of more than 2000 meters. After a short hike, arrive at one of the most beautiful creation of nature, Maipokhari, in the middle of forest. Behold the extremely fascinating grand pond surrounded by hills and forest. Take a boat tour of the lake and capture the magnificent sight of forest surrounding the lake homing more than 300 species of birds. Spend some time admiring the natural scenic beauty of this cultural and religious site as you enjoy your lunch. Later in the day, climb down the hill and make you way towards Todke Jharna. One of the major tourist sites in Ilam, Todke Jharna is the highest waterfall in Ilam and the second tallest in Nepal. Enjoy the cool breeze of air and sprinkles of water as you stay spellbind observing the picturesque environment surrounded by lush greenery. Spend your time relaxing and playing in the lap of Mother Nature with nothing else but magnificent work of nature and extremely pleasurable landscapes as far as the eye can see.
Wrapping up the day, drive towards the hotel in Fikkal for a restful overnight stay after a pleasingly lovely dinner.
Return to Kathmandu (Free Day)
Start the day with a beautiful sunrise at the horizon and enjoy a freshly prepared healthy breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a short visit to Fikkal Bazaar. Stroll around this major marketplace in Ilam and shop away collecting souvenirs and memorabilia of this nature-rich city. Later in the afternoon post lunch, head towards Bhadrapur Airport to catch your flight leaving for Kathmandu. In the evening, arrive at Kathmandu Valley, a museum in itself filled with mythological and ancient heritage and culture blending quite uniquely with modern pop culture and arts. Upon arrival, stroll through the streets of the vibrant capital city. As per time permits, explore the narrow alleyways and bustling streets in the evening. Collect souvenirs and memorabilia as you visit lively illuminated marketplaces browsing extremely famous distinctive trinkets, traditional arts and crafts, Tibetan antiques, designer wears, and lots more.
Ending the tiresome day, head back to your hotel in Kathmandu and enjoy delicious Nepali cuisine and ready yourself for a quiet and relaxing overnight stay.
Durbar Marg (King’s Way), King’s Museum, and Thamel (Leisure for Shopping)
Start the day in this beautiful city with a constant backdrop of hills and mountains filling up on a fresh breakfast at the hotel and prepare for yet another day to extract pleasing memories from this historic city.
After breakfast, make your way towards Durbar Marg or popularly the King’s Way, one of the most posh places in the city. Wander around the street filled with luxury lifestyle shopping malls, high end restaurants and shops, art galleries, excellent pubs, and whatnot with beautiful blossom of flowers alongside the street. Later, proceed to visit the Narayanhity Museum at the end of the road of Durbar Marg. Formerly a palace for the Royal Family of the country, Narayanhity Museum is a symbol of affluence and royalty. Upon your entry, witness the place of mysterious and infamous royal massacre that shook the world with bullet holes still visible on the walls. Proceed to tour the Palace itself comprising staggering 52 rooms, each an amazing work of art; the larger than life Throne Room with a 48-foot long Chandelier hanging on a 60-foot high Pagoda style ceiling; exotic stuffed animals hanging on the walls; historic and prehistoric antiques and artifacts; amazingly artistic valuable paintings; stunning furniture belonging to the Royal family; grand staircase; and whatnot. Photography is not allowed inside the palace, but you can surely capture and store the awe-inspiring grandiose royalty in your memories that is bound to last for a lifetime. Later in the day, visit one of the most happening places in the city, Thamel. The liveliest place in the capital, Thamel has been the most obvious destination among the tourists for decades providing the best nightlife in the entire city. Explore the maze of narrow streets and alleyways comprising plenty of souvenir and trekking gear shops, finest restaurants and pubs, Nepalese cultural galleries and book stores, stunning arts and crafts, brilliant Nepalese architecture houses, and lots more. Witness the lusciously illuminated most desired place from the hippie era and observe the Nepalese culture in the bustling streets of Thamel.
As the night falls, head back to your hotel for a lovely dinner and a comfy overnight stay.
Enjoy a lovely breakfast at the hotel and manage your time in the morning in accordance to your flight schedule. Later, proceed to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to catch a return flight to your sweet home with fond memories of Nepalese hospitality and a marvelous holiday.
- KTM-BHADRAPUR-KTM by flight
- Bhadrapur-Guesthouse/Homestay-Bhadrapur Airport by car
- Sightseeing by car
- 3 Night Accommodation in Fikkal Illam and near home stay
- 4 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis
- Mentioned sightseeing as per itinerary
Visa Information Nepal
A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background.
Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss,Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen.
Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee
a. Tourist Visa Nepal
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
b. Gratis (Free) Visa
- For first visit in one visa year (January to December) , gratis visa for 30 days is available
only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan
and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on
payment of visa fee as specified above.
- Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
c. Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. As per the Nepalese Immigration, Indian
Nationals traveling to Nepal by air must posses any one of the following documents.
- Election Commission Card
d. Nepal Visa For Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying
for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from
following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
- Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
- Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
- Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
- Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai
e. Other Visa Information
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia,
Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic
Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry
points of Nepal.
f. Visa Extension for Nepal
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).
Learn more about applying for Nepal visa online by clicking here Online Visa Application for
For further visa information for Nepal, please contact: Department of Immigration
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868/ 4433934
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