Nepal Travel from Indonesia, Culture tour

29 January, 2024 By Dambar Khadka

Nepal travel from Indonesia seems tiring because of the long flights. But, after arriving in Nepal, it will be worth it. Nepal is rich in natural resources. The forests of Nepal are the habitat for thousands of living organisms.

You can find many endangered animals like one-horned rhinos, Red Panda, Snow leopards, and birds like Spiny Babblers, Black Storks, and White Storks in Nepal’s forest and Conservative areas. Nepal is also rich in water resources, as you can find plenty of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and ponds no matter where you travel inside Nepal.

Nepal is rich not only in natural resources but also in culture. Nepal is also known for its cultural diversity all over the world. Citizens of Indonesia can participate in different cultural activities while traveling to Nepal from Indonesia, as you will be amazed by the friendly behavior during the Nepal tour.

Flights and Transit from Indonesia to Nepal

Direct flight to Nepal from Indonesia is not available. Using several countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, would be best for transit. You can choose a country for transit based on your preference.

However, we recommend you take transit from Singapore as a flight from Indonesia only takes approximately one or one and a half hours. Then, you can take a direct flight to Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal’s sole international airport. Taking the flight from Singapore takes approximately 5 to 6 hours.

A visa is needed to Enter Nepal from Indonesia.

The government of Nepal provides On-Arrival Visas for Indonesians. Tribhuvan International Airport, under the Department of Immigration, provides you with an On-Arrival Visa while traveling from Indonesia. Your original passport and six months of Validation are required while traveling to Nepal.

However, you can get an electric visa online from home. You. You need to fill out the visa form online and print it to bring it.

Pick Up Services in Nepal Travel from Indonesia, Culture tour.

During your journey from Indonesia to Nepal, if you want us to manage accommodation for you, then a representative of Boundless Adventure will pick you up from the Tribhuvan Airport.

A private jeep will be arranged to drop you off at the hotel from the airport. Otherwise, you can also follow your preferences to manage everything by yourself.

Top Sight Seeing in Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, which lies in the Bagmati province. Kathmandu is famous for its cultural diversity. People from different backgrounds, religions, and cultures live together in Kathmandu. It is also renowned for its religious monuments. You can find various temples with beautiful erotic art around every corner of Kathmandu. You will also be amazed to see several monasteries and stupas around the valley.

Some of the top sightseeing places in Kathmandu are given below:

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar is one of the historical Durbar Squares of the valley near the free street. King Mahendra Malla built it between the twelfth and eighteenth centuries. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The Durbar Square is also known as ‘Basantapur Durbar Square’ and ‘Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square’.

Kathmandu Durbar square
Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is craved following the characteristics of traditional Newar architecture. Nepal’s Traditional architecture contains earth materials, including wood, mud, bricks, and stones. The construction of the Durbar Square began in the 3rd century. However, more significant structures were added later. It covers an area of 167.37 ha. One of the most exciting things about Kathmandu Durbar Square is that it is the place where the King was crowned and from where they ruled.

Kathmandu Durbar Square has about 50 temples and monuments of various shapes, sizes, styles, and religions. Some of the places inside the Durbar which you would like to explore are:

The Kumari Ghar

Kumari is known as the living Goddess, incarnation of Lord Taleju. According to Nepali Newar culture, it is believed that the spirit of Lord Taleju incarnated as a little girl until puberty. The Kumari Ghar is one of Kathmandu’s most popular and visited places. Many people go to take blessings from Goddess Kumari.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is the oldest Hindu temple. It is located near the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva, the principal god of Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 A.D.

Many pilgrims from all over the world visit Pashupatinath to take blessings. According to Hinduism, if one’s rituals are done in the Pashupatinath Temple near the bank of the Bagmati River, then one will be reborn as a human in the next life.

pashupati temple nepal

The main temple of Pashupatinath, which can be seen from the outside, comprises a bunk roof and a Golden spire. The two-storied roof of Pashupatinath is made of copper and gold and has beautiful wooden carved architecture. This building is considered to make the wishes of the pilgrims come true.

We can find the main temple where Shivling has been kept sacred, the Pashupati Temple. It is a cubic construction with four main doors covered with Silver. One of the main attractions of Pashupatinath Temple is an enormous golden statue of Vahana of Lord Shiva (Nandi).

Pashupatinath covers an area of 246 ha. Indonesians can explore the whole of Pashupatinath except for the main temple. Every corner of this holy place holds significance. Meditation is one of the most peaceful things that help to reduce the stress. As Pashupatinath is a quiet place, you can meditate and discover yourself. Visiting Nepal from Indonesia during the festive season will teach you more about the cultural practices.

Swayambhunath Maha chaitya (Monkey Temple)

Swayambhunath is one of the holiest places of Buddhism, situated at the top of the hill to the west of Kathmandu. The meaning of swayambhu is ‘Self-existent one.’ Swayambhunath is the oldest of its kind. It is said that other shrines are manufactured by taking reference from Swayambhu.

Swayambhu Buddha Park lies right at the foot of Swayambhu Hills. The giant statue of Buddha of Nepal lies in this Park. Three golden statues of Shakyamuni Buddha, Guru Padmashamvawa, and Avalokiteshvara can be seen right by the highway. You can assume you have arrived at your destination to Swayambhu when you see these three statues.

Swayambhunath Monastery
Swayambhunath Monastery

The main entrance to the stupa is on the east side of Maha Chaitya Hill. To reach the stupa, you must climb 365 stairs, representing the human lifecycle. However, a road is also available for direct contact. Swayambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple, as it is home to hundreds of joyful monkeys. Monkeys are believed to bring prosperity and good luck.

The stupa of Swayambhunath is located in the middle of the temple compound, radiating the wisdom and enlightenment of the ‘Light of Asia.’ At the top of the stupa, Buddha’s eyes were painted on all four cardinal points of the spire, representing the Wisdom of Lord Buddha. Maha chaitya holds five chapels dedicated to five Dhyani Buddhas representing air, water, earth, fire, and sky.

The whole environment, along with the architecture of the Monkey Temple, is simple and elegant. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Kathmandu Valley from the top of the hill. Despite its simplicity, many people visit Swayambhunath temple yearly due to its peaceful surroundings.

A private jeep or public vehicle can be taken to Swayambhunath Stupa.

Bouddhanath Stupa

Bouddhanath Stupa is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. It is located on the northeastern side of the Kathmandu Valley. It was built by the King of the Nepali Licchavi Kingdom in the late 6th Century C.E. However, it was enlarged and expanded in the 14th Century C.E. It is one of the holy places of Tibetan Buddhism.

Boudhanath

The stupa of Boudhanath is also known as ‘The lord of Awakening,’ representing the fully awakened eyes of Buddha. Bouddhanath was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 A.D., covering a diameter of about 100m and a height of 40 meters.

The stupa of Bouddhanath has been made in three levels of mandala style. It is believed that the stupa of Buddha entombs the remains of the third Buddha, Kasyapa Buddha, and some also believe that the Bouddhanath stupa contains a piece of the bone from the Skeleton of the present Buddha, Siddhartha Gautam.

The stupa contains a white dome symbolizing the universe. The dome covered by the mandala is the mansion of Buddha. The pinnacle on the top of the dome represents the King of the Mountains, Mt. Sumeru. There is an umbrella below the pinnacle to protect three jewels, including Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

The thirteen steps represent the complement of enlightenment. The two eyes are the eyes of Buddha observing everything, and the nose represents the symbol of Nirvana. The prayer flags above cover the whole Bouddhanath Stupa.

Most pilgrims visit Bouddhanath in the morning or the evening for prayer. However, many people inside and outside the country see Bouddhanath as providing a peaceful environment. You can roam around the Bouddhanath, and if you are interested in Handicrafts, you can also buy them.

Bouddha is also famous for local foods. You must try Laphing, Thukpa, Rildok a, Rikkur, and other delicious items once during your visit from Indonesia to Nepal.

Sightseeing in Pokhara

Pokhara is one of the second most popular tourist destinations in the center of Nepal. It lies 2 km away from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. It is famous for its mountain view.

Pokhara is the largest metropolitan city of Nepal in terms of area. It is the second most populous city after Kathmandu, with a population of 4 58,000.

View from Pokhara
View from Pokhara

Pokhara is also known as the gateway and endpoint of the popular trait of Annapurna Himalayas and Annapurna Circuit. Pokhara is also renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and fabulous landmarks.

Thousands of people come to explore the beauty of Pokhara every year. Some of the most visited places in Pokhara are given below:

Fewa Lake:

Fewa Lake is one of the most popular and visited lakes in Nepal. It is the second-largest lake in Nepal and the first-largest lake in Gandaki province. It covers an area of 5.7 km sq. The surface elevation of Fewa Lake is 742m (2434 ft).

Lake Fewa is famous for boating. Hundreds of tourists from all over the world come to go boating in Fewa Lake. A Hindu God, the ‘Barahi’ temple is on the Island of Fewa Lake. The temple’s name is in the name of the God, Tal Barahi Temple.

Pokhara Fewa lake tour
Pokhara Fewa Lake tour

Fewa Lake is also famous for its shadow on the surface of popular mountains in Nepal, including Mount Machhapuchre and the peaks of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Similarly, every Annapurna trek starts and ends in Pokhara.

Gupteshwar Cave and David’s Fall:

Gupteshwar Cave and Davis Falls are in the Kaski district near Lake Fewa. One of the exciting things about both Gupteshwar Cave and Davis Falls is that the water source of both places comes from Fewa Lake.

Gupteshwar cave is Nepal’s oldest cave and the holy place of Hindus. The Hindu deity, worshipped by many pilgrims, can be found inside the cave. The cave is dark, and the way through it is even more slippery. Although the cave is a little scary, it is interesting to explore.

David Falls

David’s Fall is one of the most visited destinations as it has natural phenomena, unlike others. The water of David’s Fall formed the tunnel of 500 m long after reaching the bottom of the ground below 100 ft. David’s Fall is also known as ‘Patalo Chango’.

One of the exciting things about David’s Fall is the sudden disappearance of Pardi Khola. It is believed that the name of this waterfall is given in the name of the Swiss man who was swept away by it accidentally.

International Mountain Museum (IMM)

International Mountain Museum is the museum of Pokhara, which mainly provides information about the Mountains of Nepal and mountaineers who climbed them. The opening of the International Mountain Museum took place on May 29th, 2002. However, it was officially opened on February 5th, 2004.

Thousands of locals and tourists visit this museum every year. This museum is all about mountains and mountaineers. This museum has presented everything from the world’s highest Mountain, Mt. Everest, to every tiny piece of gear and equipment needed to climb the hill.

You can also see the exhibition of the Yeti (Tibetan brown bear) along with the Hall of Mountain people. The entire museum is divided into three themes:

The Hall of Mountain People is where we explore the Nepali people’s different customs, cultures, traditions, and ways of living.

The Hall of World Mountains shows geological facts about all fourteen peaks, including Mt. Everest, along with the flora and fauna in those regions.

The Hall of Mountain Activities highlights the Mountain and its related activities, including trekking and climbing. This hall also reflects the significance of trekking gear and equipment.

Sarangkot

Sarangkot is one the famous paragliding destinations located in the Kaski district. It is situated at an altitude of 1600m above sea level. Sarangkot is an independent city with a water supply, electricity, and food production.

Sarangkot is famous for the sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayan range, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, and Manaslu.

View from Sarangkot
View from Sarangkot

Sarangkot is also famous for its thrilling activities, which adventurous people adore. Paragliding is one of them. During the paragliding, you will fly in the sky, enjoying nature’s vibrant beauty, Pokhara sites, and birds. It will be approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

Besides this, Pokhara has more famous places to visit, like Annapurna Circuit, Shanti Stupa, Bindhyabasini Temple, Begnas Lake, etc.

Chitwan Exploration

Chitwan is situated in the southwestern corner of the Bagmati province. It is also called the Medical City of Nepal because of the existence of the top-rated medical institutions. Chitwan is famous for mustard oil growing and production. It is also renowned for preserving wildlife, cultural dances, and dishes from the Tharu culture.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is one of the most popular destinations for thousands of locals and tourists. It is the first National Park of Nepal, established in 1973 A.D. It has spread over the districts, including Chitwan, Nawalpur, Makwanpur, and Parsa, covering an area of 952.63 km. sq.

Chitwan National Park Safari
Chitwan National Park Safari

Chitwan National Park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 A.D. It is famous for its diversity of flora and fauna. Chitwan National Park’s main objective is to protect endangered animals’ habitats by preserving them and providing shelter for them. A total of 68 mammals, 576 species of birds, 56 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 126 species of fish are found in National Park.

Endangered animal species like the Bengal Tiger, One-Horned Rhino, Gaur, Asiatic Wild Dog, Sloth Bear, Python, and Wild Elephant are found in the Chitwan National Park, while birds including Asian Open bill, Red-Breasted Parakeet, Jungle Myna, and Red-vented Bulbul are found in this Park.

The Hindu pilgrimage is also inside the Chitwan National Park, Balmiki Ashram.

Various things can be done in Chitwan National Park during the tour. Some of them are as follows:

Elephant Safari

Elephant safari is the most suitable way to roam around Chitwan National Park. Safari through Elephant benefits to explore more deeply about the Flora and Fauna of the Jungle. It is also the safest way to enter the Jungle of Chitwan.

You can learn the details of Wildlife, including animals, birds, and other living beings, from more proximately through the elephant safari.\

Elephant Safari Chitwan Jungle Safari tour
Elephant Safari Chitwan Jungle Safari tour

During the elephant safari, you will sit on the back of a highly trained elephant, which will take you to explore the Park’s vivid grassland and core areas. The seat is available for four people altogether. Elephant safari is one of the most comfortable safaris, giving you a memorable ride.

Jeep safari

Jeep Safari is an exciting ride that is done on an open-top jeep. Jeep Safari provides more effectively than Elephant Safari. However, it is an exciting and fantastic ride, the same as Elephant Safari.

Safari of Jungle in Jeep is also exciting as you can observe the Wildlife and its habitat closely.

During the Jeep Safari, your Jeep will be driven by the Safari operators. A maximum of 7 people can sit in the same Jeep to roam around the Jungle and observe the Wildlife. The operators will stop the Jeep, maintaining the distance between the animal and the Jeep during the ride. However, you are not allowed to go near the Wildlife.

Birds Watching

Bird watching is the observation of birds through the naked eye or using enhanced devices like binoculars or telescopes. Bird observation is also done by hearing the sound of birds chirping.

Chitwan National Park is suitable for Bird Watching as you can find 576 species of birds, including Red-vented Bulbul, Red-Breasted Parakeet, Jungle Myna, and Asian Open bill in the dense forest of Chitwan National Park.

The avifaunal diversity of the birds in Chitwan National Park is one of the most amazing things about this Park. You can find different bird species in the other places inside the Jungle. Some birds are located in the grasslands and forests, while some are in the wetlands and near rivers and lakes. Bird experts will guide you throughout your Birds Watching journey around the Jungle.

Canoeing

Canoeing is a boating activity that involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle under your power. You can also participate in adventurous sports like canoeing at Chitwan National Park.

In Chitwan National Park, canoeing is done through the Rapti River. During the canoeing sport, you can look closely at crocodiles sunbathing on the river’s bank. During the ride, you can observe the habitation of famous crocodiles, including Marsha Mugger and Gharial Crocodiles.

Canoeing leads to the vision of crocodiles and other animals and birds resting and drinking water to fulfill their thirst, which can also be seen throughout the canoe ride.

Chitwan Village Tour

Chitwan is famous for its traditional Tharu culture. While exploring the village of Chitwan, you will get an opportunity to be involved in Tharu’s cultural activities.

From the beginning, Tharu’s have lived proximately with nature, reflecting the profound relationship between their culture and nature.

As Nepal is a multi-cultural country, Tharu culture is also one of the cultures of Nepal, and it has its language, customs, and traditions. Tharu culture is rich in customs, ceremonies, and rituals from birth to death. They are devoted to their culture.

Their primary profession is farming and fishing; they are self-supporting. Most of Tharu’s houses are made of reed and bamboo, covered with layers of dung and mud.

Tharu’s have their festival, Maghi, which they celebrate as New Year. Maghi is celebrated on the first day of Magh. They celebrate their new year fully by dancing. They have cultural dances, including Sakhiya Naach, Badka Naach, Lathahuwa Naach, and Jhumra.

Above all, Tharu’s are friendly and will consider you to be their family. They are supportive and caring. During your visit to Chitwan village, we ensure you will be overwhelmed by their hospitality.

About Boundless Adventure

Boundless Adventure is a renowned tour and trekking company in Thamel, Kathmandu. We have been providing our service since 1992 A.D.

We have successfully provided our services to thousands of tourists since the establishment of our company. We also offer outbound tours and trekking to Tibet and Bhutan, not only in Nepal. Throughout the journey of the Boundless Adventure, we are glad to inform you that all the travelers have shown their complete satisfaction with the service we have been providing.

Finally, Boundless Adventure kindly requests that you visit our site for further inquiries. We will provide our best service during your visit from Indonesia to Nepal. We will be pleased to provide our hospitality.

Dambar Khadka

Dambar Khadka, a passionate adventurer and the founder of Boundless Adventure Nepal, has spent his entire life writing about nature and Nepal's developing tourism business. Dambar's passion with nature and its different cultures began as a child in Nepal's stunning landscapes. He began writing following successful treks and expeditions across Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Dambar Khadka created Boundless Adventure Nepal in 1992 to share the majesty of the Nepal Himalayas with the rest of the planet. As an explorer and writer, he is committed to responsible tourism and cultural connection, allowing readers and adventurers to immerse themselves in Nepal's enchantment through his works.

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