Ilam-Sandakpur Trek

TRIP CODE : 5582SPI

duration
8 Days
difficulty
Moderate
accomodation
Hotel, Lodge, and Home Stay
max altitude
3636m
transportation
Private Jeep/Flight
meals included
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  • Elevations in Ilam district range between 140 m to 3,636 m above sea level. Ilam is sometimes called Charkhol (area of four rivers) because of the four main rivers – the Jogmai, Puwamai, Mai, and Deaumai in the district. Ilam is known for its six “A”s: Alu (Potato), Alan (Milk), Alainchi (Cardamom), Aduwa (Ginger), Amriso (Broom Grass), and Akabare Khursani (Round Chillies) although tea, bamboo, flowers, and silk are also produced in Ilam. Ilam municipality is also known for its innovations in environmentalism. In 2010, the municipality became the first one in Nepal to ban plastic bags from their markets. The district also set aside 19,000sqm of land in the same year for processing degradable waste. In addition, Ilam’s network of micro-hydropower produces more reliable electricity than is available anywhere else in Nepal. 

    SASANE Sisterhood tries to make and ensure a safe, comfortable, and memorable journey for travelers.

     

    Trip Highlights

     

    • Explore the Kanyam Tea Garden.

     

    • Chance to see the endangered Red Panda and other wildlife.
    • Interact with local organisations on the issues of human trafficking and learn about the Safe House.
    • Bird Watching.
    • Views of mountains like Makalu (5560 M), Koatang (6147 M), Kumbhakarna (7110 M), Ratong (6679 M), Kabra (7338 M), Talung (7349 M) and Kanchenjunga (8586 M).
    • 18 varieties of Rhododendron.
    • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

      Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to SASANE Homestay in Dillibazar. Meet the sisters and enjoy home cooked Nepali food.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Kathmandu - Bhadrapur (Flight) - Illam

      Morning flight at 9 am from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (1-hour flight). After arrival, drive to Kanyam (2-2.5 hours). Once in Kanyam, there will be a chance to visit local markets, see tea gardens. Then, drive an hour to reach Pashupatinagar, the cross border of Nepal and India. Here, you will interact with the members of the organizations protecting the border against human trafficking. After driving back for 2 hours we reach Illam. O/N at a hotel in Ilam.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 3 : Illam - Parpati - Dobate ‘2813m’

      In the morning, head to the view tower to see the panoramic view of Ilam. Then, drive for 45 mins to Parpati. From here start the 3-hour trek passing the Maikhola hydropower plant to reach Mabu where you will have lunch. After lunch walk for 2 hrs to reach Dobate. During this trek, you will see the ever-changing landscapes of Nepal, as well as local communities all alongside beautiful mountain views, and forest.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      45 min drive, 5-6 hr trek
    • Day 4 : Dobate - Sandakpur ‘3636m’

      Trek to Sandakpur, through Singalila forest where you can find 18 types of rhododendron during spring. It lies in the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area which is why you may even spot giant magnolias, spruce, Red Panda and a wide range of amazing orchids. O/N at Sandakpur.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr trek
    • Day 5 : Sandakpur - Chintapur ‘3500m’

      Trek to Chintapur, Along the way, view many rare species of birds like the spiny babbler, blue tit, and more. Lucky travelers may even get to see the special Red Panda while enjoying this trek.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr trek
    • Day 6 : Chintapur - Maimajuwa ‘1500m’

      Trek to Maimajuya passing the local villages and agricultural terrains. After the trek, enjoy some rest and free time.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      4-5 hr trek
    • Day 7 : Maimajuwa - Maipokhari-Illam

      Trek to Maipokhari (1200 M), walking 4 and half hours, and drive for an hour to Ilam. On the periphery of the lake is the Maipokhari Botanical Garden of Horticulture and Ecological Importance, which houses a rock garden, and orchid house.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 8 : Illam - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu

      Drive to Bhadrapur (3 hours) and take a domestic flight to Kathmandu (1 Hour). After arrival travelers are free to say goodbye and set off at any time.

  • Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit

    Trip cost excludes

    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax)
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs, and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)

     

     

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    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack
    • Windbreaker
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
    • Sunglasses, Lip care, Hat
    • Normal clothes, snacks,your regular medicines, personal hygiene and first aid kit.  

     

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.

    Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs – wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking,paragliding,sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions.

     

  • Overview

    Elevations in Ilam district range between 140 m to 3,636 m above sea level. Ilam is sometimes called Charkhol (area of four rivers) because of the four main rivers – the Jogmai, Puwamai, Mai, and Deaumai in the district. Ilam is known for its six “A”s: Alu (Potato), Alan (Milk), Alainchi (Cardamom), Aduwa (Ginger), Amriso (Broom Grass), and Akabare Khursani (Round Chillies) although tea, bamboo, flowers, and silk are also produced in Ilam. Ilam municipality is also known for its innovations in environmentalism. In 2010, the municipality became the first one in Nepal to ban plastic bags from their markets. The district also set aside 19,000sqm of land in the same year for processing degradable waste. In addition, Ilam’s network of micro-hydropower produces more reliable electricity than is available anywhere else in Nepal. 

    SASANE Sisterhood tries to make and ensure a safe, comfortable, and memorable journey for travelers.

     

    Trip Highlights

     

    • Explore the Kanyam Tea Garden.

     

    • Chance to see the endangered Red Panda and other wildlife.
    • Interact with local organisations on the issues of human trafficking and learn about the Safe House.
    • Bird Watching.
    • Views of mountains like Makalu (5560 M), Koatang (6147 M), Kumbhakarna (7110 M), Ratong (6679 M), Kabra (7338 M), Talung (7349 M) and Kanchenjunga (8586 M).
    • 18 varieties of Rhododendron.
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

      Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to SASANE Homestay in Dillibazar. Meet the sisters and enjoy home cooked Nepali food.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Kathmandu - Bhadrapur (Flight) - Illam

      Morning flight at 9 am from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (1-hour flight). After arrival, drive to Kanyam (2-2.5 hours). Once in Kanyam, there will be a chance to visit local markets, see tea gardens. Then, drive an hour to reach Pashupatinagar, the cross border of Nepal and India. Here, you will interact with the members of the organizations protecting the border against human trafficking. After driving back for 2 hours we reach Illam. O/N at a hotel in Ilam.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 3 : Illam - Parpati - Dobate ‘2813m’

      In the morning, head to the view tower to see the panoramic view of Ilam. Then, drive for 45 mins to Parpati. From here start the 3-hour trek passing the Maikhola hydropower plant to reach Mabu where you will have lunch. After lunch walk for 2 hrs to reach Dobate. During this trek, you will see the ever-changing landscapes of Nepal, as well as local communities all alongside beautiful mountain views, and forest.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      45 min drive, 5-6 hr trek
    • Day 4 : Dobate - Sandakpur ‘3636m’

      Trek to Sandakpur, through Singalila forest where you can find 18 types of rhododendron during spring. It lies in the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area which is why you may even spot giant magnolias, spruce, Red Panda and a wide range of amazing orchids. O/N at Sandakpur.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr trek
    • Day 5 : Sandakpur - Chintapur ‘3500m’

      Trek to Chintapur, Along the way, view many rare species of birds like the spiny babbler, blue tit, and more. Lucky travelers may even get to see the special Red Panda while enjoying this trek.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5 hr trek
    • Day 6 : Chintapur - Maimajuwa ‘1500m’

      Trek to Maimajuya passing the local villages and agricultural terrains. After the trek, enjoy some rest and free time.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      4-5 hr trek
    • Day 7 : Maimajuwa - Maipokhari-Illam

      Trek to Maipokhari (1200 M), walking 4 and half hours, and drive for an hour to Ilam. On the periphery of the lake is the Maipokhari Botanical Garden of Horticulture and Ecological Importance, which houses a rock garden, and orchid house.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 8 : Illam - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu

      Drive to Bhadrapur (3 hours) and take a domestic flight to Kathmandu (1 Hour). After arrival travelers are free to say goodbye and set off at any time.

  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    • All accommodations and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    • An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • A comprehensive first aid medical kit

    Trip cost excludes

    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax)
    • Tips for trekking guide, staffs, and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)

     

     

  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info
    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack
    • Windbreaker
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
    • Sunglasses, Lip care, Hat
    • Normal clothes, snacks,your regular medicines, personal hygiene and first aid kit.  

     

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.

    Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs – wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking,paragliding,sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions.

     

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