Balthali Village Tour

  • Trip duration     -08 days
    Tour Duration   - 05 days
    Max. Altitude     - 2,175 m
    Group Size    
        - Min-1
    Tour From          - Kathmandu
    Tour End            - Kathmandu
    Grade                 - Easy
    Transportation  
    - Drive
    Type                     - Lodge
    High Lights: Culture  - Buddhist and Hindu.
    Himalayan Sights – Spectacular views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa ( 6966 mts.), Gauri Shankar ( 7,145 mts.) and Langtang ( 7,324 mts.).
    Attraction of the Tour – Newar , Tamang community .
    Activity – Village tourism and Cultural excursion

    About Balthali

    Balthali Village Tour is quite popular new destination for touring around Kathamandu Valley. Balthali Village lies 40 Km east of Kathmandu.The area around the Balthali Retreat is dense forested with plentiful floras, colorful rhododendron and saal trees.Balthali provides you to see the view of panoramic Himalayan peaks in the north horizon and green terrace fields. After sunset a innumerable of sparkling lights below the valley of Balthali Village comes alive. Nature lovers and bird watchers can spend several days exploring and discovering some exceptional species of birds , tradition and culture unaffected by the modernity. This off the beaten trail has endless trials leading to some ethnic tribes thus, offering outstanding short hiking and mountain biking on the easy trails. Many of theholiest and ancient temples and monasteries such as Namo Buddha, Indreshwar mahadev, Brahmayani Temples are situated in this region and still needs to be discovered and expose its mysterious past. There are a number of excellent short and long hikes from a day to multidays within Balthali Village and its surrounding gives you ample opportunity and time to explore this picturesque natural heaven.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.) 
    You will be received by our representatives and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into our rooms, stay Overnight in hotel Kathmandu.

    Day 02: Kathmandu to Changu Narayan (1500m.) and then to Nagarkot (2175m.)
    After breakfast, one hour drive to Changu Narayan (1500m.) ,which is oldest historic temple of Kathmandu valley 20 kms east of Kathmandu.Changu Narayan is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage monument list. The beautiful and historic temple of Changu Naraya Stands on a hilltop at the eastern end of the valley . Trek to Nagarkot (2175m.), Walking through the pine forest along the ridge through the villages with splendid view of the valley and mountains

    Day 03: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m.)
    It is one the most panoramic view of Nepal for landscapes, mountain views including Mt Everest and magnificent sunrise and sun set view, stay Overnight in hotel.After having breakfast, we start a gentle walk for the first hour and go through the pine forest down hill enjoying the landscapes. Afterwards, we walk through paddy field and small villages which offer us some knowledge about the people and their life style. Approximate walk of five to six hours will take us to Dhulikhel (1440m), an ancient town situated 30 kms east of Kathmandu. The Newar town of Dhulikhlel offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views of the Himalayan range – with views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa ( 6966 mts.), Gauri Shankar ( 7,145 mts.) and Langtang ( 7,324 mts.).

    Day 04: Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1982m.) and then to Balthali (1,730m.)
    After breakfast at Dhulikhel, we walk to the Namo Buddha (1982m), situated on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach from Dhulikhel.. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Later, we walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1,730m. Overnight in Balthali Village Resort.Balthali Village resort is certainly not an ordinary place as many hotels and resorts have mushroomed extensively over the years. It is a very simple, unconventional, yet comfortable retreat centre with full modern amenities of western style toilets and attached bath rooms, hot and cold shower flows freely and tasty Nepalese traditional, organic cuisine is served at large by the friendly, hospitable and smiling local staff. The bar is fully stocked with local wines and native brews.

    Day 05: Balthali Village Tour.
    Today you will visit 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 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.
    Today, we take leisurely walk to the thriving Newari village 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-tired 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.

    Day 07: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour.
    Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour of three places: Kathmandu: Swayambu Nath Stupa, famous hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and buddhist pilgrims of Bouddhanath Stupa , Overnight at hotel.

    Day 08: Final Departure from Kathamandu.

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  • Cost Include

    • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
    • Two nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • All ground transportion.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • All government taxes.

    Cost Exclude

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your Travel insurance.
    • Your personal expenses.
    • Food while you are in Kathmandu .
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
    • Sweet things like chocolate.
    • Tips for the guide and porter. 

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