Kathmandu Valley and Tea Garden Tour

 
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 7 Days

Country: Nepal

Region: Nepal

Group size: Min 1-12 Min

This tour is designed for those who want to explore the rich cultural heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley as well as has the desire to visit the tea gardens located in the high hills of Illam district of eastern Nepal. This is a week tour which begins with sightseeing some of the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu like the - Kathmandu Durbar square (palace), the Pashupatinath temple, the Swayambhunath temple and the Boudhanath stupa.

We then fly to Jhapa (Illam) and explore the beautiful tea gardens and taste the aromatic tea of Nepal’s tea garden. We then return back to Kathmandu, explore the ancient cities - Patan and Bhaktapur and end our tour by heading to Nagarkot to take pleasure in the sunrise and sunset views.

This beautiful journey begins from the capital city visiting the four heritage sites enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Kathmandu Durbar Square is an ancient palace where Malla king ruled over this country a century ago. Surrounding this square, there are few temples crafted with ancient arts and architectures. Next, we will explore the Pashupatinath temple - one of the sacred temple of Hindus which is said to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The same day, we will be visiting another site – the Swayambhunath temple (also recognized as monkey temple).  Our next point of interest is the largest stupa of South Asia i.e. the Boudhanath stupa. The subsequent day, we fly to Jhapa and drive to Illam tea garden exploring the fine-looking greenery landscapes.

From the top of the Kanyam hill (1687 m), we get the impressive view of the Kanchenjunga and several other mountains. We then drive to Bhadrapur and take off back to Kathmandu and explore the two medieval cities Patan and Bhaktapur. We end our tour heading to Nagarkot whilst the famous point to view the sunrise and sunset. The best preferable season to visit this beautiful country is non-other than spring (March-May) and fall (September-December) as it’s the best time for tea plantation.

You will get to explore the beautiful tea garden in the moderate weather with clear skies and cool climate. If you want to inquire more regarding this tour, please feel free to contact or email us.

Here we list our itinerary for Kathmandu Valley and Tea garden Tour:

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative from Accent Himalaya will pick you up from the airport and drop you to the respective hotel. You can get refreshed and relax for a while. Later in the afternoon, we make a visit to the office of Accent Himalaya. In the evening, the Company will be presenting you a welcome dinner in the finest Nepali restaurant which serves the mouthwatering Nepali cuisine. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.

  Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath

On this second day, we will start by visiting some of the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu such as the Kathmandu Durbar square. In this area, you can find interesting ancient palaces and temples which displays ancient Nepali arts and architecture. Next, we will head to the most important Hindu temple known as the Pashupatinath temple - a sacred Hindu temple where Hindu devotees from around the world come from different countries to worship. After that, we will be heading to the Swayambhunath temple - one of the pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. This temple is also known as monkey temple owing a large number of monkeys in this area. Next and lastly for today, we will explore the most known and most visited heritage sites known as the Boudhanath stupa which happens to be the largest stupa in the world with thousands of prayer wheels surrounding the stupa.

  Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Jhapa then Drive to Ilam: 45 minutes flight, 3 hours drive

Today we take a flight to Bhadrapur airport in Jhapa and then take a scenic drive to Illam - a lovely hill town well-known for tea garden plantation. Due to its moderate climate, fertile lands and the low land green hills this region Illam is called as queen of hills. We will spend our night in Illam.

  Breakfast

Day 04: Ilam and Kanyam Tea Gardens tour

Today we will be adoring the sunrise view from the hill including with the striking Himalayas. After that, we will head to the Kanyam estates where the land is utilized for the tea plantation which harvests dark smooth - smoky flavored tea alike tea of Darjeeling. This spot is also best for a picnic, exploring and trial varieties of tea. We will wander around the Illam Street. We will spend our night in Illam. 

  Breakfast

Day 05: Drive to Bhadrapur then fly back to Kathmandu

Today we will go back to Bhadrapur and take a flight to Kathmandu. As we reach Kathmandu, we will spend our day shopping in Thamel area - one of the best tourist hub of Kathmandu. We will spend our night in Kathmandu. 

Note: If you want to extend the trip to Darjeeling from Bhadrapur, Accent Himalaya can arrange it for you. 

  Breakfast

Day 06: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunrise or Sunset views from Nagarkot

Today we will be sightseeing two ancient cities Patan and Bhaktapur. Patan is famous for pre-historic arts and architecture and also the Patan Durbar square which is also registered in the UNESCO world heritage site. Next, we will be exploring the Bhaktapur city by visiting some cultural landmarks which are the golden gate, Nyata pola temple, water spouts and 55 window palace. After that, we take a drive to Nagarkot at the altitude of 7200 ft. This region is famous for viewing the sunrise and sunset view including with the Himalayas.

  Breakfast

Day 07: Final departure

Today your journey to Kathmandu valley and tea garden tour finally comes to an end and our representative from Accent Himalaya will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier before your flight schedule.

  Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Domestic flights to Bhadrapur and back (Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu)
  • Pickup and drop from hotels and airport
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and guest house in Ilam
  • Breakfast (only) in Kathmandu and Ilam
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • T-shirt and city map
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • Travel insurance

Trip Note

 

Accommodation

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, Tea garden and Nagarkot, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided. However, if you are willing to spend more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

Meals and Drinks

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, and Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination.

Luggage/Backpack

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. If you are trekking in a bigger group, we will provide you an additional guide.

Personal Expenses on Trek

Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Kathmandu Valley and Tea garden Tour with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 7 days for Kathmandu Valley and Tea garden Tour which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Kathmandu Valley and Tea garden Tour along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you then, we will forward the details of payment. We also accept Pay Pal.

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