Experience one of the best natural tours to Eastern Nepal on the Antu Danda Sunrise Tea State Visit Tour. On the tour, you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of the pristine Himalayas, namely: Mt. Everest (8848m) and Kanchenjunga (8586m). Also known as the ‘the land of sunrise,’ Antu Danda lies amidst the lush, green tea estates of Kanyam Tea-garden. On the tour, one can also relish the serene acreages of lush tea farms known to produce the largest amount of tea in the country.
The 10-day Antu Danda Sunrise Tour begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Before heading to eastern Nepal, you’ll indulge in a complete sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It begins with a visit to the Swayambhunath stupa located atop the hill and ends at the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. You’ll also visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square. Afterward, you’ll embark on a short flight to Bhadrapur Town in Eastern Nepal that may take 35-40min and then drive to the tea estates of Ilam. You’ll visit the popular tea factory at Ilam, make a short drive to Pashupatinagar located close to Indian Border in the east, and drive back to Phikkal Bazaar. A few hours of trek will take you to Antu Danda. You will spend the night at Antu Danda which facilitates the opportunity to catch the beautiful sunrise from the local watch tower. You can spend the day exploring the surroundings at Antu Danda and visit Antu Pond before heading back to Phikkal. You’ll drive back to Bhadrapur Town before flying back to Kathmandu. The tour concedes upon your return to Kathmandu. You can purchase quality packets of tea to take back home on this tour. Antu Danda tour can be undertaken anytime in a year, however, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) remain the two best seasons to explore the place.