Travel and Tour to Nepal from Malaysia

16 January, 2024 By Dambar Khadka

Travel to Nepal from Malaysia? Nepal is a beautiful country to visit as you can explore its natural and cultural sites. Touring Nepal from Malaysia may be exhausting, but once you take your foot on the land of Nepal, you will be amazed by its beauty.

Nepal is blessed with natural beauty as you can find dense forests, the natural habitat of thousands of animals and plants, and thousands of water resources, including Rivers, Ponds, the Highest Lakes, and waterfalls. The world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, also lies in Nepal at 8848.86 meters.

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Nepal is rich in culture as well. During your visit to Malaysia, you will be amazed to see people from different cultures, religions, and languages living with each other without discrimination and with incredible involvement in each other’s cultural activities. You can find temples, churches, Monasteries, and Masjid in Nepal. The place where Gautama Buddha (Light of Asia) was born, Lumbini, also lies in Nepal.

Flight Information about Travel to Nepal from Malaysia

Malaysia has direct flights to Nepal. This means there will not be any unnecessary trouble regarding transit. There are three routes to travel to Nepal from Malaysia. However, we’ll go with the Kuala Lumpur International Airport as it takes minimum time compared to others, approximately 4 hours 40 to 50 minutes.

Documents required to enter Nepal from Malaysia

During your journey to Nepal from Malaysia, several documents are required to enter the land of Nepal. Malaysians are required to bring six months of Validation passports with them to visit Nepal. Nepal Immigration (Tribhuvan International Airport) provides a visa upon arrival from Malaysia during your journey to Nepal.

Where do I go?

Your Kuala Lumpur International Airport flight will take you to Nepal’s sole Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After reaching your destination, we will send a representative of Boundless Adventure to pick you up from the Airport. We can arrange a private, comfortable jeep or car to drop you off at the Hotel according to your preferences.

Otherwise, if travelers from Malaysia want to manage ground transportation on their own, they can do so by themselves as well.

Hotels in Kathmandu

There are plenty of comfortable hotels around Kathmandu, Nepal. But most Hotels for tours and travel are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu. Thamel is a tourist hub area many travelers prefer to stay in during their visit to Nepal.  

Hotels are categorized into five groups. Hotels in Nepal are rated 1 star, two stars, and so on.  In 1 and 2-star rated hotels, only bare necessities will be fulfilled. In 3-star rated hotels, more than necessities and the average level of comfort are provided. Meanwhile, a high standard of services, cleanliness, hospitality, design, and luxurious facilities are provided in Nepal’s four and 5-star rated Hotels.

For booking a hotel, Boundless Adventure can manage a comfortable and satisfying hotel that fits your budget. In case the citizen of Malaysia wants to manage booking on their own through online platforms, then it will also be acceptable.

Best Seasons

There are four different seasons in Nepal. But four months are visibility of the Himalayas.

September to December is the best season to visit Nepal. During this period, the skies are clear and blue with dazzling vision. Beautiful scenery of the ranges of Mountains can be seen clearly during these seasons.

The weather will be dry, with temperatures varying between regions. September to late November is considered the best season for trekking as well.

Kathmandu Tour Packages

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, which holds a blend of culture and arts. Kathmandu is all about its historical monuments and history. Throughout your tour of Kathmandu, you will be amazed by the craved arts in the walls of Temples, Mosques, Monasteries, and historical houses.

Some of the famous places in Kathmandu to visit are as given below:

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of Kathmandu’s most popular destinations. It is the historic Durbar Square, built by King Mahendra Malla between the 12th and 18th centuries.

It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 A.D. The exciting thing about Kathmandu Durbar is that this is the place where the former king of Nepal was crowned. Along with the fact that the whole nation was once being ruled from here.

Kathmandu Durbar Square has different places inside it that you can explore. Hanuman Dhoka Museum is one of them, where you can explore the royal sphere of lifestyle and possessions of the formal monarch. Different temples of Hindus devote can also be found here.

Another interesting place to roam is the street of Basantapur, where you can find different handicrafts and unique jewelry. Depending on your interest, you can buy them and add them to your collection.

Kathmandu Durbar square
Kathmandu Durbar Square

Jame Mosque and Kashmiri Mosque

Nepal is a country with cultural diversity. Different religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, exist in Nepal. If Nepal has thousands of temples, then along with the temples, there are thousands of monasteries and mosques.

Jame Mosque and Kashmiri Mosque are famous mosques located in Kathmandu. They are situated at Ratnapark and Swoyambhunath Temple.

The architecture of both mosques is stunning. There are several windows of plane glasses with the minaret on the top and the crescent moon. The crescent moon on the top of mosques represents the guidance of God on the path through life.  

You can visit mosques for the prayers.

Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath

Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath are both holy places for Buddhists.

Swayambhunath is the oldest stupa of its kind. Other stupas have references from the Swayambhunath. The meaning of Syambhunath is (Self Existent One). To reach the main stupa of Swayambhu, you must climb 365 stairs, representing the human lifecycle.  The stupa of Swayambhunath is located in the middle of the compound, representing the wisdom and enlightenment of Gautama Buddha.

Bouddhanath is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. The stupa of Bouddhanath represents the fully awakened eyes of Buddha, who is known as the Lord of Awakening. The stupa of Bouddhanath contains a white dome symbolizing the Universe.

Both of these pilgrimages of Buddhists have similarities. One of the main similarities is that the main stupa of both of these places contains the eyes of Buddha, which represents that Buddha is observing everything.

Pokhara Tour Packages

Pokhara is the second most popular tourist destination in Nepal. It lies 200km west of the capital city Kathmandu, Nepal. Pokhara is famous for its stunning views of the mountain ranges of Nepal, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.  Pokhara is also the gateway and the endpoint of the Annapurna Region.

We can explore the different places of Pokhara. Pokhara is full of mysteries and adventure. Places like Fewa Lake, David’s Fall, Gupteshwar Cave, Bindhyabasini, and so on can be explored throughout the journey of the Pokhara Tour.

David’s fall

David’s fall, ‘Patale Chhango,’ is located in the Kaski district of Pokhara. David’s fall differs from any other waterfall because of its natural phenomenon.

David’s fall holds a mystery as the name of this waterfall is taken from the name of a Swiss man who was swept away by this waterfall in 1961 A.D.

David’s fall marks a point where the Pardi Khola disappears without knowing its existence. The source of the waterfall of David’s fall is Phewa Lake.

View from Sarangkot

Sarangkot is another popular destination in Pokhara, 1600 m above sea level.

Many people prefer Sarangkot as it provides spectacular views of the ranges of Mountains, including Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, and Mount Manaslu, mainly during the sunrise and sunset.

Adventurous activities like Paragliding and Ultra-Light rides are also done in Sarangkot. During the paragliding and Ultra-Light, one can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the sites of Pokhara.

We provide paragliding and Ultra-Light tours in Pokhara. The tour starts from 15 minutes to 60 minutes without ground time.

Fewa Lake

Fewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal, which covers an area of 5.7 km sq. It is one of the most popular destinations in Pokhara. It is located at an elevation of 742 m (2434 ft).

Fewa Lake is primarily famous for boating. In the middle of the Phewa Lake, there is a Hindu pilgrimage: the temple of Lord Barahi named Tal Barahi Temple. It is situated in the middle of the island of Lake Phewa, which makes exploring Phewa Lake interesting.

You can do several activities on the lake side of the Pokhara, like camping. Camping on the lakeside will be memorable as you can gaze at the sky through the stunning stars during the night.

A beautiful reflection of the Nepali Himalayan ranges, including Mount Machhapuchre, Annapurna, and Mount Dhaulagiri, can be seen on the surface of Fewa Lake.

During the tour to Pokhara, a comfortable flight of approximately 20 to 25 minutes can be taken from Kathmandu airport. Pokhara also provides hotels in different categories. However, Boundless Adventure will manage the Hotel according to your cost. Moreover, if you want to gaze at Pokhara’s beauty and the stunning view of Fewa Lake, we recommend you book a hotel near the lakeside.

Mardi Himal Trek packages

Pokhara is also famous for trekking and tour destinations—one of the most adored hiking to Mardi Himal in the Annapurna Conservation Area. The elevation of Mardi Himal is 5587m (18,330ft) from the sea level. It is situated beneath the Mount Machhapuchre. Mardi Himal was first summited by Basil Goodfellow in 1961 A.D.

Mardi Himal Trekking

Trek to Mardi Himal is considered one of the best short treks in the Annapurna region. The total distance of the Mardi Himal trek from Pokhara, including hiking, is 57 km/35 miles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 4220 meters. Trek to Mardi Himal contains a trail and the journey through scenic landscapes and diverse Flora and Fauna. This is a moderate trek; you can find a tea house as a resting point throughout the trip.

Trekking Permit in Mardi Himal

Trek to Mardi Himal requires an ACAP (Annapurna Conservative Area Permit) and TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) permit. As Mardi Himal does not lie under restricted areas, a special license is not required to trek there.

Ground Transportation

To trek in the Mardi Himal from Pokhara, you must take a vehicle from your hotel in Pokhara to the starting point of Mardi Himal Trek, Kande.

Kande is situated on the north side of Pokhara. The distance between Pokhara and Kande covers an area of 27 kilometers, taking approximately 1.5 hours. Both private jeep and bus are available for your short journey to Kande from Pokhara. However, you can select your transportation according to the size of the group.

Accommodation and Meals

As you have to walk daily for approximately 6 to 7 hours, a sound sleep with energy-giving food is necessary to be active for the next day trekking. Tea houses are available during the trek to Mardi Himal for accommodation and meals.

The tea houses on the routes to Mardi Himal will not be luxurious like the hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, it will fulfill the necessities.

Scenery during the trek

Mardi Himal is gifted with diverse landscapes. The lower trek to Mardi Himal includes the scenery of the beautiful Rhododendron spread all over the forest. Meanwhile, above the dense forest of rhododendrons, oak, pine, maple, and Hemlock trees can be found during the trail of Mardi Himal. As you ascend, you will see Alpine pasture and rock-covered terrain. The diverse landscapes of the Mardi Himal Trek make the entire trek more exciting and unique.

Animals, including Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Black Bear, Mask Deer, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, and birds like Pheasant, can be seen during the trek to Mardi Himal.

Mostly, the Mardi Himal trek is famous for providing the breathtaking scenery of snowcapped mountains, including Machhapuchre (6993 meters), Mount Annapurna I (8091 meters), Himchuli ( 6441 meters), Annapurna III (7555 meters), Gangapurna (7455 meters) and Mardi Himal ( 5587 meters).

Guide and Porter

The trek to Mardi Himal has well-marked trails throughout the trek. The trek to Mardi Himal without a guide is possible if you are fully prepared.

However, taking a local guide with you will be more suitable because of his experience and knowledge. During trekking, even with complete preparation, sometimes different environmental and health-related problems may occur, which can be handled more carefully by the guide than by trekkers.

We also recommend you take a local professional guide with you.

Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek

The itinerary for the Mardi Himal Trek will be nine days. The 9-day itinerary includes the journey of arrival to Kathmandu from Malaysia to the Departure section.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Your flight will land at the sole international Airport in Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport, located in Kathmandu. After your arrival, a representative of Boundless Adventure will warmly welcome you to Nepal. We will arrange a private, comfortable jeep to pick you up from the Airport and drop you off at the Hotel.

After giving you some time to rest in your Hotel, we will meet again to discuss the itinerary for the trek to Mardi Himal briefly.

Day 2: Flight\Ride to Pokhara

The next day, we will fly to Pokhara early in the morning, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Taking a flight is more comfortable and time-saving than taking a ride.

Driving to Pokhara from Kathmandu will take approximately 6 to 7 hours. The route to Pokhara leads you from the Prithvi Highway, which has beautiful scenery of riverside valleys; during the drive, we will rest in several places to have a portion of food.

After reaching the Pokhara, we will move to the comfortable Hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Kande and Trek to Deurali

After having a warm breakfast in the Hotel of Pokhara Lakeside, we will drive an hour to Kande and enjoy beautiful views of diverse landscapes and Himalayan ranges.

We begin the trek to Mardi Himal, where Kande is the starting point. Lunch will be at Australian Base Camp, where you can enjoy the photo session.

Trek to Deurali from Kande is a short trek of approximately 4 to 5 hours. The trek heads through the beautiful route and the mesmerizing view of Mount Macchapuchhre. We will stay overnight in the Deurali tea house.

Day 4: Trek to Forest Camp

On the fourth day of our trek to Mardi Himal, we will have breakfast and leave for the trek to Forest Camp.

We will ascent to the forest camp from Deurali, where the beautiful chirping melody of various species of birds will be heard. Trek to Forest Camp is an isolated trail with a stunning view of the green forests of oak and the national flower of Nepal, the Rhododendron.

Forest Camp is elevated at 2540 meters above sea level, where we rest after continuing our journey to Mardi Himal. Overnight will be at the teahouse.

Day 5: Trek to High Camp

The trail from the fifth day will be slightly difficult compared to previous days. However, the outcome will be more impressive.

After having a warm breakfast, we will continue our trek to High Camp, enjoying the scenery of the dense Alpine, Maple, and orchid forests.

High Camp is at an altitude of 3580 meters, offering a spectacular view of the Mountain ranges, including Machhapucchre, Annapurna, and Himchuli.

We ensure that you will be amazed by the breathtaking view of these mountains. Overnight, we will be at the tea house.

Day 6: Mardi Himal Base Camp

We will follow a single track through the hill ridge of the region after having a warm breakfast at the teahouse.

It would be best if you were more careful from now on as we are heading through the snowy path that is extremely slippery.

After reaching the top of the Mardi Himal Base Camp, elevated at an altitude of 4500 meters, you cannot take your eyes away for even a minute. The mesmerizing view of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and Mardi Himal appears right before you.

Tea houses are not available in the high camp, so we will eat a packed lunch and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains. After some time, we will return to the base camp and spend overnight there.

Day 7: Trek to Siding and drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, we will start our descending journey from High Camp to Siding (Low Camp). We will stop in some places to rest, as hiking down is not that easy.

After reaching Sidhing, we will take a private Jeep to the Pokhara Hotel and spend overnight there.

Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu

From here, your journey to Mardi Himal, Pokhara, ends, and we will return to Kathmandu. On our way to Kathmandu, we will take the same route as before on Prithivi Highway through the beautiful landscapes, bank of rivers, and rice fields.

Otherwise, the option of taking a flight is also available, which is more comfortable than taking a road route to Kathmandu.

Overnight will be at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 9: Departure

Day 9 is the last day of your journey. Our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport after breakfast at the Hotel.

By the end of the journey, we ensure that you will be overwhelmed by Nepal and the hospitality of Nepali people. You will desire to come back to this beautiful country once again.

Conclusion

Boundless Adventure is a renowned tour and trekking company in Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

We organize our tours and trekking services throughout all of Nepal. We provide outbound tours and trekking to Bhutan and Tibet, not only in Nepal. We have provided our tours and trekking services to thousands of International Travelers. And we are glad to inform you that every traveler has shown satisfaction with our service.

Last, we request that Malaysian citizens consider us for once. We assure you we will give you the best 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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