Balthali Village Trek

Balthali VillageNagarkot TrekBalthali Village Trekking

Short village trek around Kathmandu valley offer delightful holiday, just within an hour drive from Kathmandu. Balthali Village Trekking offers traditional and rural Nepal with splendid views of different Himalayan ranges. Nature lovers and bird watchers can spend and enjoy days exploring and discovering some excellent species of wildlife, tradition and civilization untouched by modernity. This "off beaten location" has infinite trials leading to many villages of Tamang, Newar and some ethnic tribes area offer several other excellent short hikes and mountain biking experience. You don’t have to be extremely fit to do this small trek just you should have a spirit of 4-5 hours a day  walk is enough to enjoy the tour.

This isolated Balthali Village Trekking Tour rewards you a variety of flora and fauna, friendly and hospitable Nepalese people, we can experience the grandeur view Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, and Everest on the northern horizon. the place is less crowded as only a small number of tourist trek around the Kathmandu valley whilst most of the visitors go to major trekking routes such as; Everest base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Round Manaslu or Langtang Trekking etc. however this short and small trek is delightful and interesting during your short stay in Nepal which allure for its nature environment, village life of locals and interaction with folks, history, custom, traditions and religion.
We trek through the deep forested with luxuriant growth of various floras vibrant rhododendron, Magnolia and Sal trees, terrace fields and sacred land, Namo Buddha, the place where Lord Buddha was born as a prince before Shakyamuni Buddha was born. Staying in Balthali Village resort beyond is warmly hospitable and best services.
 

Outline Itinarary 01:
Day 01: Join in Kathmandu/1320m. Pick up from aitport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing in World Heritage Sites.
Day 03: Drive to Panauti- Walk to Balthali Village Resort, approx 2 hours walk.
Day 04: Excursion around Balthali - walk to Namobuddha.
Day 05: Namobuddha – Dhulikhel/1440m, 3-4 hours walk – Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 06: Bhaktapur sightseeing and then drive to Kathmandu.
Day 07: Fly back home country.
 
Outline Itinarary 02:
Day 01: Join in Kathmandu/1320m. Pick up from aitport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Changu Narayan/1500m – Trek to Nagarkot (2175m.)
Day 03: Nagarkot – Dhulikhel/1440m. 5-6 hours walk.
Day 04: Dhulikhel - Namo Buddha /1982m. - Trek to Balthali/1,730m.
Day 05: Excursion around Balthali Village.
Day 06: Balthali to Panauti (around 1400m.)
Day 07: Kathmandu, Last day to explore Kathmandu
Day 08: Back home destination.
 


A Short Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Itinerary 01:
Day 01: Join in Kathmandu/1320m.
Arrive in Kathmandu and I will pick you at airport and transferred to the selected hotel. A welcome dinner is held in the hotel for all clients arriving today. A short brief about your trip. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 02: Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
 City sightseeing tour to world heritage sites; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath(known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Stay overnight in hotel.
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Day 03: Drive to Panauti- Walk to Balthali Village Resort, approx 2 hours walk.
An hour drive to Panauti from Kathmandu and promenade around this town here you can see the 800 years hindu temple of statues of the Bishnu, the Sun God Surya and the Moon God Chandra Along the river bank is an opportunity to visit the local Ghats, cremation ground. Panauti has been totally restored by donations from France. A scenic drive of about 4 km takes you to Khopasi where your luggage will be transported to the resort by our porters. Either, you can then walk for about an hour up to the resort, or for those who like walking, a three-hour stroll through the paddy fields up to the resort can be arranged from Panauti.

Day 04: Excursion around Balthali- walk to Namobuddha.

Today after breakfast, explore a typical Tamang village, Dada Gaun, where a Buddhist Community lives. It is very traditional and secluded from the modern world. Here people and animals live together side by side. We then walk to Pada Gaun (2100m), from where one can have tremendously excellent views of the whole Himalayan range to north horizon and beautiful green forest of Mahabharat and trek to Namobuddha, one of the pilgrimage sites of Buddhists in Nepal. It is believed that the ancient Buddha was born here as a Prince (see Namobuddha Pilgrimage Tour) Nepal. From here you have wonderful views of Gauri Shankher and many other magnificent Himalayas. Stay overnight in monastery lodge.

Day 05 Namobuddha – Dhulikhel/1440m, 3-4 hours walk – Drive to Kathmandu.
Today, after breakfast we Trek to Dhulukhel. In the beginning we follow the unealled road to Kavre Bhanjyang the hike up to the top of Dhulikhel Mountain view, there we will see a giant statue of Lord Buddha. Explore the surroundings and enjoy view of Dhulikhel Town then head down to city and Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 06 Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing and drive to Kathmandu
Take breakfast in hotel and drive to Bhaktapur, one of the oldest medieval old towns in Nepal. Which takes about 1 hours by car and explore or sightseeing in stunning old Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Lunch break there and drive back to Kathmandu. Stay in hotel.

Day 07: Fly Back to Home Country

It is departure day from Nepal to your home country. We will drop you at international airports to fly back to homeland but you could combine with other programs if you are interested to extend your holiday in Nepal.


Itinerary 02:
Day 01: Join in Kathmandu/1320m.
Arrive in Kathmandu and I will pick you at airport and transferred to the selected hotel. A welcome dinner is held in the hotel for all clients arriving today. A short brief about your trip. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Changu Narayan/1500m – Trek to Nagarkot (2175m.)
Drive to Changu Narayan at the altitude of 1541m, located 18 kms east of Kathmandu Valley. Changunarayan is said to be the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list and built by King Hari Dutta in 3rd century AD and said to be the oldest temple in the valley. We then trek to Nagarkot (2175m.). Walking through villages with splendid view of the valley and mountains we arrive at Nagarkot. It is one the most panoramic destinations of Nepal for landscapes, mountain views including Mt Everest and magnificent sunrise and sun set view. Stay overnight in standard hotel.

Day 03: Nagarkot – Dhulikhel/1440m. 5-6 hours walk.

Enjoy the beautiful sunrise view from the hotel following by hot breakfast, set up a gentle walk for the first hour and go throughout the pine forest downhill enjoying the landscapes. Afterwards, we would walk through paddy field and small villages which offer us some knowledge about the people and their life style. 5-6 hours walk takes us to Dhulikhel, The Newar town of Dhulikhlel offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views of the Himalayan range - with views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa ( 6966m.), Gauri Shankar ( 7,145m.) and Langtang ( 7,324m.). We can wander the medieval old area of Dhulikhel. There are many fine old Nepalese fashioned houses and several interesting temples. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 04: Dhulikhel - Namo Buddha /1982m. - Trek to Balthali/1,730m.
We hike to the Namo Buddha (1982m), located on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach from Dhulikhel.. According to the legend the lord Buddha was born as prince At Namobuddha and sacrificed his life to save hungry tigress. The place is one of Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites. Later, we walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1,730m. Stay overnight in Balthali Village Resort.

Day 05: Excursion around Balthali Village.
Today you shall visit a rural community, Dada Gaun, where a Buddhist Community lives. It is very traditional and secluded from the modern world. Here people and animals live together side by side. We then walk to Pada Gaun (2100m), from where one can have extremely good views of the whole Himalayan range to north and beautiful green forest of Mahabharat. The walk on to Karnali, a hamlet of nature, and follow the banks of the Ladku River back to the resort.

Day 06: Balthali to Panauti (around 1400m.)and then to Kathmandu
A relaxing hike to the thriving Newar town of Panauti. Panauti is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the Khware is one of those tranquil spots that can intercept a dreamer for hours. On the way one can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. Having taken about six hours on foot journey, we drive to Kathmandu by car/van .

Day 07: Kathmandu
Last day to explore Kathmandu Valley known as a “city of temples”. Our guide will take you to visit the World Heritage Sites of the valley and some other historically and culturally place of interest. In the evening, a goodbye dinner would be served.

Day 08: Back home destination.
Fly back to your home country. We will drop you at international airports to fly back to homeland and wish you safe journey.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • 3 nights rooms in Kathmandu, clean, peace and standard hotel with BB basis
  • Government registered fluent English speaking and friendly guide and necessary porter.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking.
  • All ground transportation,
  • Lodge and resort accommodation during the trekking
  • Food, accommodation, salary for your guide and porters.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for your guide and porters.
  • Government taxes, vat and office service charge.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • All kinds of bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Personal insurance, International air ticket, visa.
  • Toiletries, Internet, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver



 

Fixed Departure Dates

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Trip Facts

Total Duration:
7 Days
Trek Duration:
3 Days
Difficulty
Easy
Group Size :
1-12
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
2175 Nagarkot
Accommodation:
Lodge and Resort
Transportation:
Local Bus/Car

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