Balthali village trekking and tours is an ideal idea especially if you are travelling with your family or the people who are staying with short time frame looking for easy multiple Day hiking tours around the Kathmandu valley. This is an easy trek destination offers a scenic view of the Himalayas and the pristine local villages. Started and ended within the Kathmandu valley the trek will take you through beautiful Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas throughout the trail. No doubt that the trek will take you to rural hamlets of isolated and untouched villages even it's very close to town. Balthali village trek terraced rice fields and dusty red colored thatched farmhouses. In between, glimpses of the snow covered mountains which can be seen in the horizon and swathes of bright-green forest will welcome you gladly. The trail is lonely and isolated. Balthali village trek can be trekked all round the year however it is recommended to avoid rainy July and August and super cold December through January. Balthali Village Trekking is listed as one of the best multi-Day low altitude treks by Lonely Planet website; one of the largest travel sites in the world. Starting and ending in Kathmandu valley, Balthali trekking takes trekkers via Buddhist shrines, rural hamlets and the stunning Balthali village situated on a plateau surrounded by terraced rice paddies and local houses. Balthali village trekking gives unbeaten glimpse of snowy Himalayan peaks of Manaslu, Langtang and Everest in the north and evergreen forests. Balthali village is one of the cultural attractions for all kind of travelers. Even during the busiest touristy season in Nepal, Balthali village trek remains calm and quiet offering peaceful experience for anyone visiting this area. Overall saying, Balthali village trek is a relaxing trekking for people looking for easy and low altitude trekking route near Kathmandu valley.
Balthali village trekking itinerary
in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel (1310M or 4,297FT)You'll be met at the airport by a representative from the Gokyo Treks & Expedition P. Ltd. Our representative will transfer to Hotel and will have welcome drink in the evening at the traditional Nepalese cuisine
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, preparation of the trek
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before we arrange a short meeting with your tour guide. Enjoy the beauty of Kathmandu valley around some of the world heritage sites. During the Day you will be visiting some of the most important, culturally and historically significant places of the town. Swyambhunath; the Buddhist Stupa, Pashupatinath; highly sacred Hindu temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square; formal royal palace during ancient period and Bouddhanath; one of the biggest Buddhist pagoda are included in the sightseeing. Followed by trip meeting and meeting with your trekking guide we will give you some free time to enjoy the nightlife and beauty of Thamel. (Breakfast)
Drive to Dhulikhel, explore around Dhulikhel (1,450M / 1.5 Hours Drive)
We will have a breakfast at our hotel in Kathmandu before we commence our pleasuring countryside drive to Dhulikhel. It is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Kathmandu, about 35 KM far. Dhulikhel is one of the most popular hill stations near Kathmandu valley offering stunning views of Himalayas. The drive takes us via beautiful villages staying in touch with Kathmandu valley but still culturally rich and unspoiled. On the way we will make a visit to Sanga to see the tallest Shiva statue in Asia. We will then continue to Dhulikhel via another town called Banepa. Finally, we will reach Dhulikhel and will walk around the town to stretch our legs and to explore around Dhulikhel. (Breakfast)
Trek to Balthali (1,750M) via Namo Buddha (1,980M / 6.5 Hours)
We will enjoy our breakfast with cold wind of Dhulikhel before starting our trek to Balthali. The trail is very relaxing taking us via local villages situated near the towns. The walk is so much fun with occasional glimpse of Himalayas, rice paddies, never stopping vehicles in the distance and green forests. The first part of the trek takes us to Namo Buddha; one of the popular picnic stops for locals of Kathmandu and around. Situated in the east of Kathmandu valley mixed with thundering streams and rivers, evergreen beautiful forests and terraced rice paddies, green hills and plateaus, won't look more beautiful than a canvas of a painter. Namo Buddha is a religious Buddhist pilgrimage site. We probably stop in Namo Buddha for awhile before walking around 3 hours to reach Balthali. We will stay overnight in a resort of Balthali village. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Exploration Day around Balthali village (1,750M), do local activities
Sleeping in a place like Balthali will make us not to wake up, but have thing to do. We will take mouth watering breakfast at the resort before we start our exploration day. We will start our Day with a hike to a joint river where will see a traditional water mill and Ladkeshowr Temple inside a cave. We will continue our walk to Nepane village to experience some traditional Tammang cultures. Nepane village is a village of Tamang people influenced by Tibetan people and their rich culture. We will then proceed down to Ladku river then finally return back to resort. We will spend rest of our Day exploring around the resort and enjoy the views around. We will probably have some chances for camp fire in the evening. (Breakfast)
Trek to Chisapani (1540m)
Walk through the Gurung village, rhododendron and ( hard wood) Sal forest. Half way through the walk there is a upon down to reach at Chisapani. This is the fantastic view point at which to see the Himalayan Panorama. You will see Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Trek to Panauti (1,340M) and drive back to Kathmandu (5.5 Hours Trek + 1 Hour + Drive)
We are coming to an end of our pleasuring holiday. We will enjoy our breakfast in the hotel then walk down to Panauti village. Panauti village is also a popular village near Kathmandu inhabited by Newar People. During our way back to Panauti Bus Park, you can explore cremation ghat and also Hindu temple “Indreswor Mahadev” temple made in ancient period. People come from different regions to pray for their wishes and good luck in this temple. After stopping for a lunch in Panauti we will then proceed to Kathmandu for ending our memorable holiday to Panauti. (Breakfast, Complimentary Farewell Dinner)
Departure from Kathmandu
Here we come to the end of our memorable a weeklong trip. We will conclude our trek about around Kathmandu valley – Balthali village trekking in Kathmandu and proceed to airport for your onward destination.
- Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
- Kathmandu - Dhulikhel - Panauti - Kathmandu transportation by private vehicle
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with monument entry fees
- City sightseeing tour guide with all payments in Kathmandu
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary above during the trek
- Accommodation in hotels and resorts in Dhulikhel and Balthali
- Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Duffel bag and trekking map [Duffel bag needs to be returned after the trek]
- Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
- Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
- Any other things which is not mentioned.