East Nepal Tour (16 Nights 17 Days)

East Nepal Tour

Destination Covered: Kathmandu,Janakpur,Ilam Tea Garden,Dhankuta Hile, Taplejung,Biratnagar,Nagarkot.

Janakpur is a historical city. It was the capital of the ancient state of Mithila. The name is derived from its king Janak who was father of Sita; it is one of the revered names in Hindu mythology. As the story goes she was married to Ram. Ram is revered as God in Hindu mythology and religion. Therefore the Janaki temple in Janakpur is the central attraction for all Hindus, especially devotees of Ram. The city remains in festive mood during the festival of Bibah (marriage) Panchami; it is celebrated annually to commemorate the marriage ceremony of Ram and Sita. Besides being a religious center it is well known for Mithili culture that extends far south in India.Dhankuta-Basantapur-Hille: The highway to the eastern border -Kakarbhitta turns north at Itahari -a small cross road town - to Dharan and Dhankuta. Dharan lies at the foothill where Terai (plain) starts. The road from this bustling city gradually climbs to Dhankuta.

Janaki Temple

  As you leave the hot plain the drive to this hill station is pleasant. The distance from Itahari to Dhankuta is 75 km. There are good views of the eastern Himalayan range on the ridge at Hille and lots of rhododendron flowers in spring on Milke danda (hill) on the way to Basantapur. Hille is 13 km from Dhankuta and Basantapur is 25km. The area is well known for recruiting Gurkha soldiers from Rai and Limbu ethnic people. This area used to be an important place east of Arun river known as Limbuan or Pallo (other side) Kirat, originally carved out as an autonomous kingdom within Nepal. They established the Kirateshor dynasty in 7th century BC in Kathmandu and ruled for 1000 years. Their language is Tibeto-Burman; they worship ancestors. They have Mongoloid features.Tharu Village in Morang-Tarai: Tharus are the first ethnic group to inhabit Terai when the entire plain was well known for Malaria spread by mosquito bites. Dhimal, Satar and Rajbanshi are other groups who have been living in this belt. Tharu and all other ethnic groups in Terai have their own unique religion; like Kiratis they practice animism. Their physical features are Mongoloid.  


Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Departure from Kathmandu to Janakpur by bus ( 8 hours ).

Day 03: Sightseeing in Janakpur (Ram and Janaki Temples).

Day 04: Janakpur to Itahari by bus (4 hours ).

Day 05: Itahari to Ilam tea garden by bus.

Day 06: Ilam tea garden.

Day 07: Ilam to Phidim by bus.

Day 08: Phidim to Anbun trekking.

Day 09: Anubun to Taplejung trekking.

Day 10: Taplejung to Khamlalung trekking.

Day 11: Khamlalung to Terhathum trekking.

Day 12: Bus pick up drive to Dhankuta -Hile.

Day 13: Hille rest day.

Day 14: Hile to Biratnagar.

Day 15: Biratnagar morning flight (35 minutes) to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Drive to Nagarkot for sunset/sunrise mountain views.

Day 17: Return to Kathmandu.

Day 18: Depart for onward destination.