Welcome to Sibu


Situated 60km upriver from the open sea, Sibu is Sarawak’s most Chinese city. Two-thirds of locals trace their roots to China, and many of them are descendants of migrants who came from Foochow (Fujian or Fuzhou) province in the early years of the 20th century. The city was twice destroyed by fire, in 1889 and 1928. Much of Sibu’s modern-day wealth can be traced to the timber trade, which began in the early 1930s.


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$4565 Outdoor Activities

Mesmerizing Dolpo journey

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productUpper Dolpo Trekking is an amazing combination of journey to Lower and Upper Dolpo region where one can be amazed by the beautiful and unparalleled landscapes, forests of blue pines, rhododendron and fir tree lines, the turquoise Phoksundo Lake, mystical Shey Gompa and the mesmerizing valleys beneath the mountains.Trekking to Upper Dolpo starts with the flight to Nepalgunj and then to Jhupal in Dolpo region. Then the adventure begins and continues with the visit to picturesque Phoksundo Lake while exploring pre-Buddhist Tibetan Bon culture in the land of Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep. Upper Dolpo trekking passes through several interesting villages and crosses 3 high difficult passes, Kang La 5360m, Saldang La 5200m and Jeng La 5090m. The trek to Upper Dolpo ends in Jhupal with the flight back to Kathmandu eventually. The best time to trek in Upper Dolpo region is the summer and Monsoon season.Outline ItineraryDay 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, D, HotelDay 02:Trek preparation and afternoon flight to Nepalgunj, B, HotelDay 03:Fly to Jhupal 2320m, trek to Dunai 2000m 3hrs, BLD, CampDay 04:Trek to Ankhe 2890m 6hrs, BLD, CampDay 05:Trek to Sulighat village 3500m 6hrs, BLD, CampDay 06:Trek to Phoksundo Lake 3612m 5hrs, BLD, CampDay 07:Rest day at Phoksundo Lake for local excursion, BLD, CampDay 08:Trek to Phoksundo Khola 5hrs, BLD, CampDay 09:Trek to Phoksundo Bhanjyang 7hrs, BLD, CampDay 10:Trek to Shey Gompa 4500m via Kang La 5360m 6hrs, BLD, CampDay 11:Rest day at Shey Gompa, BLD, CampDay 12:Trek to Namduna Gaon 4800m via Saldang La 5200m, BLD, CampDay 13:Trek to Saldang 3620m 5hrs, BLD, CampDay 14:Trek to Yangze Gomba 4960m 5hrs, BLD, CampDay 15:Trek to Sibu 4560m 7hrs, BLD, CampDay 16:Trek to Jeng La Phedi 4900m 6hrs, BLD, CampDay 17:Trek to Tokyu Gaon 4200m via Jeng La 5090m 6hrs, BLD, CampDay 18:Trek to Dho Tarap 4040m 5hrs, BLD, CampDay 19:Trek to Tarap Khola 3800m 7hrs, BLD, CampDay 20:Trek to Khari Gaon 3150m 5hrs, BLD, CampDay 21:Trek to Tarakot 2850m 5hrs, BLD, CampDay 22:Trek to Dunai and drive to Jhupal, BLD, CampDay 23:Fly to Kathmandu via Nepalgunj, B, HotelDay 24:In Kathmandu, free day for sightseeing and shopping, BD, HotelDay 25:International departure, B, Flight.Duration: 25 daysLocation: Shey Phoksundo National Park, Kosi Zone, Eastern Region

$432 Cultural & Theme Tours

3D2N Sibu & Mukah Trip

Day 1: Sarikei - Sibu At Sarikei, stop by for lunch at local cafe. As you continue your journey to Sibu, you can see there are a several fruit stalls along the road. Stop by to taste the delicious local fruits such as Pineapples, Bananas, Durian or more. Upon arrival at Sibu, check-in to you hotel. Afterwards proceed to Sibu Night Market, which open every evening except heavy rains. Be amazed by the sumptuous local food and other interesting things that can be found at the market. Overnight at the hotel.Day 2: Sibu - Lamin Dana, MukahWake up and have your breakfast at the hotel before your Sibu city tour start. First off, go for a relaxing walk on an esplanade alongside the Rajang River, the longest river in Malaysia. Witness the locals using the river taxis to move along the river. Witness the "Floating Grocery Store" that serves the riverine villagers. Next, visit the Chinese Temple, climb up the Seven Storey Pagoda where it offers you a 360-degree view of Sibu Town.Then, proceed to Sibu Heritage Centre. Along the way, you'll get to soak in the sights and smells of local pastries fresh out of the earthen oven. Small businesses along the alleyways offer you some great photo opportunities. At the Sibu Heritage Centre, you'll get to know more about Sibu’s history, the local communities’ cultures, lifestyles, and traditions. After that, continue to the largest indoor market in Malaysia, Sibu Central Market. It houses more than 1,200 hawker stalls selling a variety of local products. See the locals bargaining and some rare local products that you've never seen before.Continue your journey the Melanau Heartland of Dalat Town via speedboat. You'll get to witness the authentic local villages and longhouses along the way. You can also see the shipyards, timber, and sago processing factories too. Before reaching Dalat Town, stop by at River Kut Melanau Villages.Here you'll get to take a glimpse at the beautiful and serene village life. At the Dalat Town, make your way to visit the iconic Church by the river and The Jerunei Gardens. Then, proceed to Lamin Dana, a unique lodge that houses the Melanau Cultural Centre. Spend the night at the lodge and learn more about Melanau Culture. (Lunch on own)Day 3: MukahAfter breakfast, take a relaxing cruise boat along the Telian River and Misan River. Make your way to the Sago Processing Centre, where you can see how Sago produces in the traditional way. The Sago is useful in food and beverages for local delicacies. Next, proceed to Mukah market to experience the locals trading and bargaining activity. Grab the chance to taste some rare dishes such as Siet (Sago Worm) and  Umai (Fresh Raw Fish). Finally, proceed to Mangrove Trails to see some of the flora and fauna there. Return back to the lodge and rest before checking-out. Bid farewell to your host in Lamin Dana and proceed to Mukah Airport for departure.