Travel and Tour to Nepal from Malaysia
Travel to Nepal from Malaysia? Nepal is a beautiful country to visit as you can explore the natural as well as cultural sites of Nepal. Tour to Nepal from Malaysia may be exhausting but once you take your foot on the land of Nepal you will be amazed by its beauty.
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Nepal is blessed with natural beauty as you can find dense forest which is the natural habitat of thousands of animals and plants along with thousands of water resources including Rivers, Ponds, Highest Lakes, and waterfalls. The world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest also lies in Nepal at an elevation of 8848.86 meters.
Nepal is rich in culture as well. During your visit to Malaysia, you will be amazed to see people with different cultures, religions, and languages living with each other without any discrimination along, with incredible involvement in each other’s cultural activities. You can find temples, churches, Monasteries as well as 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. It means there will not be any unnecessary trouble regarding the 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 6 months of Validation passports with them to visit Nepal. Nepal Immigration (Tribhuvan International Airport) provides a visa on Arrival during your journey to Nepal from Malaysia.
Where do I go?
Your flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport will directly take you to the sole Airport of Nepal, 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, according to your preferences to drop you off at the Hotel.
Otherwise, if travelers from Malaysia want to manage ground transportation on their own then, they can manage by themselves as well.
Hotels in Kathmandu
There are plenty of comfortable hotels around Kathmandu, Nepal. But the majority of Hotels for tours and travel are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu. Thamel is a tourist hub area, which is preferred by lots of travelers to stay during their visit to Nepal.
Hotels are categorized into 5 groups. Hotels in Nepal are rated 1 star, 2 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 along with the average level of comfort are being provided. Meanwhile, a high standard of services, cleanliness, hospitality, and design along with luxurious facilities are provided in the 4 and 5-star rated Hotels of Nepal.
For the booking of a Hotel, Boundless Adventure can manage a comfortable and satisfying hotel according to your budget. In case, the citizen of Malaysia wants to manage booking on their own through online platforms then it will be also fine.
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 the temperature varying between different regions. September to late November is considered as 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 popular places in Kathmandu to visit are as given below:
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular destinations of Kathmandu. It is the historical Durbar Square which was built by King Mahendra Malla between the 12th and 18th centuries.
It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979 A.D. The Interesting thing about Kathmandu Durbar is, that this is the place where once king of Nepal was being crowned. Along with the fact, that the whole nation was once being ruled from here.
Kathmandu Durbar Square has different places inside it to 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. You can buy them and add them to your collection, according to your interest.
Jame Mosque and Kashmiri Mosque
Nepal is a country with cultural diversity. Different religions including Hinduism, Buddhism along Islam can be found in Nepal. If Nepal has thousands of temples then along with the temples, there are thousands of monasteries as well as mosques.
Jame Mosque and Kashmiri Mosque is one of the popular mosques, located in Kathmandu. They are situated at Ratnapark and Swoyambhunath Temple.
The architecture of both mosques is really beautiful. There are several windows of plane glasses with the minaret on the top along with 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 both are 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 will have to climb 365 stairs which represents the human lifecycle. The stupa of Swayambhunath is located in the middle of the compound representing the wisdom and enlightens 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 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 representing 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 through 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, ‘Patale Chhango’ is located in the Kaski district of Pokhara. David’s fall is different 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 having any clue of its existence. The source of the waterfall of David’s fall is Phewa Lake.
View from Sarangkot
Sarangkot is another popular destination of Pokhara which lies at the elevation of 1600 m above sea level.
Sarangkot is preferred by many people as it provides spectacular views of the ranges of Mountains including Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, and Mount Manaslu mostly 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 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 mostly famous for boating. In the middle of the Phewa Lake, there is a Hindu pilgrimage which is the temple of Lord Barahi named Tal Barahi Temple. It is situated in the middle of the island of Lake Phewa which makes the exploration of 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 the airport of Kathmandu. Pokhara also provides the hotel of different categories. However, Boundless Adventure will manage the hotel according to your cost. Moreover, if you want to gaze at the beauty of Pokhara along with the stunning view of Fewa Lake, then we recommend you have a glance at booking the 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 believed as 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 of trail along with the journey through scenic landscapes and diverse Flora and Fauna. This is a moderate trek as you can find a tea house as a resting point all along the journey.
Trekking Permit in Mardi Himal
Trek to Mardi Himal requires two permits ACAP (Annapurna Conservative Area Permit) and TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) permit. As Mardi Himal does not lie under restricted areas, a special permit is not required for trekking in Mardi Himal.
For, trekking in the Mardi Himal from Pokhara, you will have to take a vehicle from your Hotel of 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 time approximately 1.5 hours. A private jeep or bus, both are available for your short journey to Kande from Pokhara. However, you can select your transportation as your 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. For accommodation and meals, Tea houses are available during the trek to Mardi Himal.
The tea houses of the routes to Mardi Himal will not be luxurious like the hotels of 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, trees of oak, pine, maple, and Hemlock can be found during the trail of Mardi Himal. As you continue to ascend, you will see Alpine pasture and rock-covered terrain. The diverse landscapes of the Mardi Himal Trek make the entire trek more interesting and amazing.
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 popular 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
Trek to Mardi Himal has well-marked trails throughout the whole 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 full preparation, sometimes different environmental as well as health-related problems may occur which can be handled more carefully by the guide rather than by trekkers.
We also recommend you take a local professional guide with you.
Itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek
The itinerary of Mardi Himal Trek will be 9 days. The 9-day itinerary includes the whole 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 of 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 give you a brief about the itinerary of the Trek to Mardi Himal.
Day 2: Flight\Ride to Pokhara
On the next day, we will take a flight to Pokhara early in the morning approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Taking a flight is more comfortable and time-saving compared to taking a ride.
Taking a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu will take the time of approximately 6 to 7 hours. The route to Pokhara leads you from the Prithvi Highway with the beautiful scenery of the riverside valleys. During, the drive we will take a 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 take a drive an hour to Kande along with enjoying beautiful views of diverse landscapes and Himalayan ranges
We begin the trek to Mardi Himal as Kande, is the starting point of the trek. 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 wonderful route, along with the mesmerizing view of Mount Macchapuchhre. We will stay overnight in the tea house of the Deurali.
Day 4: Trek to Forest Camp
On the fourth day of our trek to Mardi Himal, we will have our breakfast and leave for the trek to Forest Camp.
We will ascent to the forest camp from Deurali, with the beautiful chirping melody of various species of birds. Trek to Forest camp is an isolated trail along with a beautiful view of the green forests of oak and the national flower of Nepal, the Rhododendron.
Forest Camp is elevated at height of 2540 meters above sea level, where we take a 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 amazing.
After having a warm breakfast, we will continue our trek to High Camp enjoying the scenery of the dense forest of Alpine, Maple, and orchids.
High Camp is situated at an altitude of 3580 meters which offers 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 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.
You should be 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 will not be able to take your eyes away for even a single minute. The mesmerizing view of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and Mardi Himal, appears right in front of your eyes.
Tea houses are not available in the high camp so, we will eat the packed lunch enjoying the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains. After, spending some time we will return to the base camp again, and spend overnight there.
Day 7: Trek to Sidhing and drive to Pokhara
We will start our descending journey from High Camp to Sidhing (Low Camp) after having breakfast. We will stop in some places to have a rest, as hiking down is not that easy.
After reaching Sidhing, we will take a private Jeep to the Hotel of the Pokhara 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 compared to taking a route of road to reach 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 having 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.
Boundless Adventure is one of the renowned tours and trekking companies, located in Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
We are organizing our tours and trekking services throughout the whole places of Nepal. In fact, not only in Nepal we also provide outbound tours and trekking to Bhutan and Tibet. We have provided our tours and trekking services to thousands of International Travelers. And we are glad to inform you that, every single traveler has shown their satisfaction with our service.
Last but not least, we request Malaysian Citizens to consider us for once. We assure you to give our best hospitality.