Nepal Tea Tour - 9 Days

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Located in the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the hills of Ilam are draped with lush green tea gardens.

Educational and entertaining, our Nepal Tea Tour gives you the opportunity to discover the beautiful tea gardens of Ilam and learn about the tea making process (harvesting methods, withering, bruising, oxidizing, heating and drying). Lead by local Nepalese tea experts, you will experience the life of a tea producer in Nepal. 


Day 01. WELCOME TO NEPAL

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our friendly representative will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign displaying your name. He will then drive you to your hotel.


Depending on your time of arrival, you are free to relax or explore the city.


Overnight in Kathmandu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 02. BARBOTE

After breakfast, we will embark on a scenic flight to Bhadrapur. 

Then, we will drive to Barbote village in Ilam district, near the Indian border. The hills of Ilam are draped with lush green tea gardens. Ilam, land of tea, is also home to the endangered Red Panda and a birdwatching paradise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight in Barbote.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Day 03. BARBOTE – TEA PLUCKING
Morning: Breakfast. Village tour. Visit the tea gardens and witness tea plucking. 

Afternoon: The group will be divided into small groups of 2-3. Learn how to pluck the tea leaves. Introduction to the teas produced in Ilam. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight in Barbote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 04. BARBOTE – TEA LEAF GRADING
Morning: Tea tasting. Breakfast. Witness the tea leaf grading. 

Afternoon: Experience and learn tea leaf grading.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight in Barbote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 05. BARBOTE – TEA MAKING PROCESS 
Morning: Tea tasting. Breakfast. Witness the tea making process (withering, bruising, oxidizing, heating and drying). 

Afternoon: Experience the tea making process (withering, bruising, oxidizing, heating and drying) and tea packaging process. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight in Barbote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 06. MAI POKHARI
Travel to Mai Pokhari. Explore the wetland.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight in Barbote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 07. TEA TOUR & TEA CEREMONY
Morning: Visit the tea gardens of Ilam and the tea processing unit. 

Afternoon: Traditional tea ceremony.

In the evening, you will enjoy your last traditional Nepali dinner with your host family.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Overnight in Barbote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 08. KATHMANDU
After breakfast, transfer to Bhadrapur Airport. Flight from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu. 

Free time in the afternoon. You can enjoy a massage, or you can go for a last minute souvenir shopping; if you require, our guides will recommend the places where you can buy those souvenirs. 

In the evening, in Kathmandu, we will have our farewell dinner at a local restaurant, where you will also enjoy a Nepali cultural dance show. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Day 09. DEPARTURE 
After a fun-filled trip, our journey ends. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your trip. We will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you have time and would like to extend your stay in Nepal, we would be happy to offer our recommendations.

Meals: Breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


This package can be extended or customized upon request.

  • Outdoor clothing. 
  • Walking boots & sport sandals are ideal. 
  • Flashlight.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Camera. 
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Medicine (in particular, diarrhea medication): Water Purification Tablets/ Isotonic Powder/ Basic First Aid Kit/ Diamox/ Oximeter / Ibuprofen for general aches and pains/ Imodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Copies of important documents (passport, vaccination certificates, travel insurance) & extra passport photos.
  • Padlocks.
  • Power adapter.

*This list is not exhaustive.

What’s included

  • Pre-Departure support.
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off.
  • Professional and government licensed English-speaking guide.
  • Local tea experts during the tea tour.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and from Bhadrapur to Kathmandu.
  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation (8 nights): 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu and home stay in Barbote.
  • Meals (refer to itinerary for meal plan).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges.


What’s NOT included

  • International flights.
  • Excess baggage fees (domestic flights).
  • Tips for guide & others.
  • Personal expenditures, all bar bills, laundry, shopping, telephone calls.
  • EMERGENCY EVACUATION EXPENSES, Insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that you subscribe a proper travel insurance policy that covers illness, medical emergencies, trip cancellation, etc.
  • Visa fees.
  • Anything else not specified in the ‘what’s included’ section above.

Accommodation:

  • Kathmandu (2 nights): Carefully selected 3-Star hotel.
  • Barbote (6 nights): Carefully selected home stay.


Meals:

  • Day 1: N/A.
  • Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Day 8: Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Day 9: Breakfast.
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ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS BEFORE BOOKING YOUR Tour


Price is based on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement will be applicable if you are a solo traveler.

You are required as a condition of booking to have an adequate travel insurance.


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