Malaysia – Truly Asia

Duration: 04 Nights/05 Days

About: Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. There are two parts to the country, 11 states in the peninsula of Malaysia and two states on the northern part of Borneo. 

Category: 3 star

Price Per Person: 

Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days
Price: US$ 550.00/-Nett PP

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Listen to Himalayas Tour – 11 Nights 12 Days

 

SKELETAL ITINERARY:

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu-Nagarkot

Day 04: Drive to Chitwan

Day 05: Jungle activities

Day 06: Drive to Pokhara. Sightseeing Tour

Day 07: Drive to Bijaypur. Trek to Kalikasthan

Day 08: Trek Kalikasthan to Syaklung 

Day 09: Trek Syaklung to Chisapani 

Day 10: Trek Chisapani to Begnas Lake and then drive to Pokhara 

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Final Departure

 

 

 

DETAILED ITINERARY:

 

Day 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU (Dinner)

 

It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to Hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Check In at the Hotel.

 

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 02: FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

 

After breakfast at the hotel, commence the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath and Patan city.

Kathmandu city: Kasthamandap, the source of the name Kathmandu means ‘made from the timber of a single tree’. Also known as Kantipur, the capital Kathmandu is the hub of Nepal's art and culture. It is a place for rest, relaxation and easy-day sightseeing of historic and artistic temples and monuments.  Kathmandu Durbar Square with its arrays of temples, Seto Machhindranath and the ancient palace of the former Nepali Royals enriches your experience of the centuries old civilisation. 

 

Swayambhunath stupa: Said to be around 2000 years old, this Buddhist Stupa sits atop a hill. The main stupa is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire crowned by a pinnacle of Copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. The hill of Swayambhunath is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples. You’ll get a scenic view of Kathmandu city from there.

Lunch at Patan Museum Cafe.

 

Patan city: Located about 5 km south of Kathmandu, Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the valley. A destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. 

Patan is believed to have been built in the third century B.C. by the Kirat dynasty later expanded and enriched by the Licchavi and the Malla rulers in the medieval period. Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former Royal palace complex is the centre of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a beautiful museum. One remarkable monument here is 16th century temples dedicated to the Hindu go Krishna, built entirely of stone.

 

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

 

 

Day 03: SIGHTSEEING TOUR FO BHAKTAPUR CITY AND DRIVE TO NAGARKOT [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

 

After breakfast at the hotel commence the sightseeing tour of…

 

Bhaktapur city: Also known as city of devotees, Bhaktapur is the home of medieval art and architecture. Lying 14 kilometres/9 miles east of Kathmandu City, this place was founded in the 9th Century and is shaped like a conch shell. The city is at the height of 4,600 ft. above sea level. In Bhadgaon, you will visit the Durbar Square with the Palace of 55 windows built by King Bhupatindra Malla. The famous five-storied Nyatapol temple on the terraces of which stands a pair of figures - two goddesses, two strong men, two elephants, two lions and two griffins is the tallest temple in the valley and was also built by King Bhupatindra Malla. It is one of the best examples of Pagoda styled temples. 

 

Lunch at Cafe Nyatapola.

 

Later drive to Nagarkot. En-route Telkot hiking.

Nagarkot: is situated about 32 km east of Kathmandu and from here one can see beautiful view of Himalayan peaks (subject to weather permit). It is located between Kathmandu valley in the west and Indrawati in the east. The top of Nagakot commands accelerating views in all direction. The altitude of Nagarkot is 2229 meter above sea level. 

 

Lunch & Overnight at Hotel

 

 

Day 04: DRIVE TO CHITWAN [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

 

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Chitwan [195km/6-7 hours under normal road conditioned].

 

Chitwan National Park is a large and beautiful nature reserve occupying 932 sq. km. of land inhabitant of endangered royal Bengal tiger and the one-horned Indian rhino. Chitwan National Park was protected since the 19th century as a hunting reserve for Nepali royals and foreign aristocrats. In a famous hunting expedition, King George V and his son Edward VIII managed to slaughter 39 tigers and 18 rhinos in a single blood-soaked afternoon. Unfortunately, habitat loss and poachers continue to decimate the number of tigers and rhinos. Today, there are less than 80 tigers and 500 rhinos left in the Park. There are more than 50 species of mammals in Chitwan including monkeys, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild boar, hyenas, deer, elephants and rhinos. There are also 450 different species of birds and 67 species of butterflies. The main attraction of Chitwan is the Elephant Safari. It is a unique experience to explore the jungle on the back of a trained elephant. While you are not likely to see the Bengal tiger, you should be able to see the Indian rhino and enjoy one of the nicest nature reserves of the Indian sub-continent. Watch out for branches – particularly if you are sitting behind other passengers.

 

Elephant Safari and Visit to Observation Tower

 

Seated high on the back of an elephant, gain a unique viewpoint of the Chitwan jungle. As an experienced mahout tracks animals through the dense jungle growth as you sit back on a howdah, you can imagine yourself being a Rajah or Rani going on a shooting trip (with cameras of course!) in the days of yore. An elephant safari allows you to go places that would be impossible to get to by foot or Jeep and get up close to the wild animals of the jungle that are normally wary, but at home with a fellow creature of the jungle

 

Spending some time on a nice observation tower in the jungle is another amazing experience. After an interesting jeep drive through different traditional villages to reach the tower.

 

Tharu dance

A melodious tribal dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums and the clashing of sticks embodies and projects how to keep away the rhino and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land. You can enjoy your evening after dinner and watch the Tharu Stick Dance. We will arrange dance for your enjoyment adjacent to our Restaurant.

 

Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Lodge

 

 

Day 05: JUNGLE ACTIVITIES [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

 

Wake up call.

Morning tea/coffee

 

Bird watching 

Chitwan is an ornithologist’s delight and a must for any serious twitchier, as more than 450 species of exotic birds such as the Oriental Pied Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher, and Lesser Adjutant Stork congregate at this biological hotspot of Asia. Our experienced guides will take you to select spots ideal for birding, where you can observe a breathtaking diversity of these beautiful feathered creatures.

 

After having hearty breakfast at the resort commences the Dugout Canoe ride.

 

Dugout Canoe ride

Floating down to Rapti River by dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles on the bank of the river. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species when they come to the bank of the river to drink water. 

 

Elephant Breeding Center was established in 1985 at Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP) and is the only EBC in Nepal. At the Elephant Breeding Program, 4km west of Sauraha, elephants are breed and trained. The best time to visit is in the afternoon when the elephants are fed. The Elephant Breeding Centre of Sauraha with great tourist attraction is said to be one of the only 3 such centers in the world. 

 

Elephant skin is extremely sensitive to sunburn and insect bites; they roll in dust and mud and throw dust on their backs to help protect their skin. This was one of such moments when this restless young Elephant tried to get rid of insect.  

 

Local school visit

Situated in the serene location of Chitwan district, SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Bharatpur was established in 2004, with more than five hundred students and 45 staff at present. Nursery to Grade Five were the classes introduced in the first year, however, in the span of three years, the year 2007 came up with full-fledged classes up to Grade Ten. The school first appeared in the SLC examination in 2008 and started higher secondary level in Science stream in the very year with 38 students. In a very short span of time, with the efforts of dedicated, devoted and determined teachers, the school achieved fabulous result in the SLC examination glorifying its name as the best and one of the most reputed schools in the district. It was also awarded 'The Best School' by the District Education Office, Chitwan due to its excellent SLC result in 2008.

 

Tharu village visit

Tharu are indigenous people of the Terai. They have a distinct architectural style, building solely of the natural materials found in the area; straw, wood and mud. Even though by now almost all Tharus are Hindus some elements of their tribal religion can still be found. The villages are often peaceful, non-industrial havens, with the inhabitants engaged in a yearly agricultural circle. 

 

Drive back to lodge.

 

Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Lodge

 

 

Day 06: DRIVE TO POKHARA [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

 

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara (80km, approx 4 hrs drive). Once you reach Pokhara, check-in at the hotel. Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty.  At an elevation lower than that of Kathmandu, it has much more tropical feel to it; a fact well appreciated by the beautiful diverse flowers that prosper in this environment. The enchanting city with a population of around 95,000 has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panaromic views of Himalayan peaks. The valleys surrounding Pokhara is home to thick forest, gushing rivers, emerald lakes and of course, the views of world famous Himalayas. The serenity of the lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.

After a short refreshment period commence the sightseeing tour of......

 

Devi's fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's fall), Devi's fall is an amazing waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. It was named after Devi, a Swiss lady who was swept away when the floodgates were accidently opened, never to be seen again.

 

Bindabasini temple: Bindabasini Mandir is of great religious importance to Hindus living in the Pokhara region. It is a vital hub of religious fervour. The temple itself is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, who is Pokhara's chosen guardian deity. Durg a, also known as Shakti or Kali has numerous manifestations and at the Bindabasini temple she is seen as Bhagwati, a blood-thirsty aspect of the goddess. Durga appears in the form of a Saligram. A Saligram, according to Hindu mythology is a propitious stone. It is said that the temple was created after the goddess ordered king Khadag Bum Malla to set up her statue here. The Bindabasini temple was then founded in BS 1845. Since its establishment, Bhagwati has been an object of worship here on a daily basis. Animal sacrifices are typically presented at the temple on Saturdays and Tuesdays. The Hindu festival of Dashain sees large numbers of believers coming to offer sacrifices at Binhyabasini Mandir. Indeed, there is little space for tourist during the festival of Dashain.

 

PM: Boat ride at Phewa Lake: Spend a quiet time boating in the ultimate lake where the reflections of Mount Annapurna and Machhapuchhare range falls. You will also see a variety of fishes while boating. An island temple is located at the middle of the lake. Thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake. It’s hard to escape the draw of Phewa Lake and any visitor with even a few spare minutes should endeavour to take a boat out on the water to fully experience the wonderful views of the reflected mountains. 

 

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

 

 

Day 07: DRIVE TO BIJAYAPUR. TREK TO KALIKASTHAN (1370m/4496ft)-1HR Drive, 4-5 HRS WALK

Our guide will come to your hotel with a vehicle and he will pick you up and The Annapurna Royal Trek starts with a short drive from Pokhara to Bijayapur. From Bijayapur, we trek towards Begnas Taal. The Lake is famous for boating and the dazzling view of mountains seen from here. Walking along the Taalbesi bazaar, we cross a bridge and climb for Kalikasthan. As we reach Kalikasthan, we shall explore the surroundings that are conquered by the excellent Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and other mountains view. We stay here for overnight; your accommodation would be in a tea house.

Dinner & Overnight at Tea House Lodge.

 

Day 08: KALIKASTHAN TO SYAKLUNG TREK (1730m/5675ft) 5-6 HRS WALK

From Kalikasthan, we start move for Syaklung via Thumsikot and Lipeyani. Thumsikot is a small village where a fair takes place on the day of Haribodhani Ekadashi. We walk through these villages along the mountain ridge capturing Lamjung Himal and Annapurna ranges on our way. As we cross the lovely rhododendron forests, Shyaklung arrives. Later, we can explore the villages here of Gurung people. We stay here for overnight; your accommodation would be in tea house.

Dinner & Overnight at Tea House Lodge.

Day 09: SYAKLUNG TO CHISAPANI TREK (1550m/5084ft) 5-6 HRS WALK

Heading from Syaklung, we move for Chisapani observing the local lifestyle. The greeneries of Rhododendron and Sal trees will add charm in our walk. To reach Chisapani, we need to take 400m descent and again 600m ascent. Chisapani gives you the best panoramic views of the Himalayas surrounding us. We stay here for overnight; your accommodation would be in a tea house.

Dinner & Overnight at Tea House Lodge.

 

Day 10: CHISAPANI TO POKHARA TREK (820m/2690ft) 2-3 HRS WALK

Heading back to Begnas Tal, we trek downhill to Rupa Tal first. From here, we ascend towards Sundare Danda. Taking in the fantastic views of Begnas Tal, we arrive to Begnas and stop for lunch. After lunch we drive back to Pokhara. 

Dinner & Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 11: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

 

After breakfast at the hotel we drive back to Kathmandu which will take 6/7 hours [185km under normal road conditioned].

Lunch at local restaurant en-route.

Arrive Kathmandu and transfers to Hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure

Evening Special Cultural Show and Farewell Dinner at Nepali Restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel

 

12 Day:  DEPART KATHMANDU [Breakfast]

 

Breakfast at the hotel 

We ensure that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Our representative will drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Journey well! 

 

 

*****HAVE A PLEASANT JOURNEY*****

Itinerary Facts

Malaysia: Malaysia is a host to one of the best delicacies and cuisines in the world, ranging from the Chinese-Malay Nonya Fare to the Indian Banana Leaf curries, Chinese Buffets spicy Malay food and what not more. The very beauty of Malay lies no only particularly in food, which is actually the outcome of the various ethnicities, religions, landscapes and the scattered regions making it the most safest and desirable place.

Weather Overview:

Spring: March to May 16-23C

Summer: June to August 17-25C 

Autumn: September to November 16-24 C

Winter:December to February 14-22 C

Singapore: Singapore has been described as a thriving cosmopolitan city that’s brimming with diversity, as well as a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture. Just like other destinations, the city has her own unique set of offerings that sets her apart. “Uniquely Singapore” was designed to show the rest of the world what Singapore is really about – warm, enriching and unforgettable.

Weather Overview:

Spring: March to May 25-32C

Summer: June to August 25-31C 

Autumn: September to November 25-31 C

Winter:December to February 24-30 C

Thailand: Shed off all your inhibitions because now, you are going to enter into the world of mysticism and a place where rich cultural heritage flourishes and continuously evolve to open up the secret to exhibit all the stresses and tensions attached.

Weather Overview:

Spring: March to May 26-33C

Summer: June to August 26-31C 

Autumn: September to November 25-31C

Winter:December to February 23-31C

Inclusions:

- 2 nights accommodation at Singapore 

- 2 nights accommodation at Kuala Lumpur

- 2 nights accommodation at Genting Highlands

- 2 nights accommodation at Pattaya 

- 2 nights accommodation at Bangkok 

- Daily breakfast

- Half-day city tour in Singapore

- Night Safari tour at Singapore 

- Half Day City Tour in Kuala Lumpur

- Outdoor Theme park tickets at Genting

- Coral Island tour with lunch in Pattaya 

- Half-day Temple & City tour at Bangkok 

- Airport transfers on SIC 

- Coach/Train Transfers from Singapore - Malaysia

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