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Balthali village trek

Balthali village trek

Balthali village trekking via Namo Buddha and Panuti is an easy hiking/trek destination located on the north east of Kathmandu city. It is uncrowded as only a few travelers visit this area. Balthali village trek tour passing either from Namo Buddha hill station or Panuiti Bazaar.

Hike to Balthali village is short and delightful during your short stay in Nepal, allows for its natural environment, village life of locals. As Balthali village to Namobuddha is a lonely trek but you can see Langoor Monkeys also. Balthali village trekking or Balthali hiking is in the plateau with rice terraced fields, a glimpse of snowy Himalayas, green forests, rural villages, Buddhist monasteries and as well as Indreswor Mahadev Temple of Panuiti makes your trip enjoyable.

Balthali village can be reached directly driving for about 2 hours from Kathmandu to Panuiti and walk for 3 hours trekking to reach. After Panuiti, you can hike through Lakeshore Mahadev temple (one of the names of Lord Shiva) and follow the trail north along the river.

Further more, one can rest at the flat ground and take snacks and enjoy beautiful Balthali village. After Balthali, you can return either via Namobuddha or Panuiti tours. Balthali hiking or Balthali tour can be done at any time throughout the year.

Why people choose the Balthali village Trekking?

It is an easy trekking tour but combines with the great scenery of Annapurna and Langtang Himalayan range with fantastic landscapes and the Gurung Cultural and other Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 1750 meter with relatively short distances at more relaxed pace. It is the family basis of trekking tours. The trail offers comfortable accommodation at the guest houses run by the local inhabitants. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.

Balthali village Trekking highlights and Himalayan Sights

Discover the well-preserved Newari architecture in Panauti village, Relax amid traditional farming villages with spectacular Himalayan scenery includes Dorje Lhakpa, get experience about the sacred atmosphere of Namo Buddha, one of holiest sites related to Tibetan Buddhism.

Balthali village trek grading

Balthali village Trek or Balthali hiking is very easy hiking tours or best treks and suitable for family holidays. The maximum height of this trek is 1750m of Namobuddha hill station and 1735m Balthali village. As it is easy to trek tour destination of Nepal, you don’t need any past experience of a walk. Our program has been prepared including rest time and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize with an altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for drinking or photographing rest.

Balthali village trek covers

Kathmandu – Dhulikhel – Namobuddha hill top – Balthali village and Panuiti city

Best season to explore Balthali village trek tours

You can do within all months except Monsoon time (Middle of Jun up to Middle of August).

Balthali village trek or Balthali village tour trek outline itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu Day 02 : Kathmandu city – world heritage monuments tours, 6 hours Day 03 : Drive to Dhulikhel, Trek to Namobuddha, 4 hours Day 04 : Trek from Namobuddha to Balthali village, 4 hours Day 05 : Village excursion. Drive out to Kathmandu, roughly 5 hours

Balthali village trekking either from Namobuddha or from Panuiti detail itinerary

This particular route is designed for world explorers who wish to walk around or nearby Kathmandu in a more relaxed manner.

Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan.

Day 02: World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Sightseeing, 6 hours.

In the morning after breakfast, we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city which includes Boudhanath Stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal), Pashupatinath temple (holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and hike to Namobuddha (1,982m/6,481 ft), 4 hours walking

Drive to Dhulikhel and Hike to Namobuddha sacred hill station. Hike to Namobuddha hill station for fabulous panoramic views of the Jugal mountain range including Dorje Lhakpa. During your trekking /hiking or touring, you can touch the fertile rice and orange terraces to reach Namobuddha. When you stand on the premises of a near the Nmobuddha monastery, you will simply be bowled over by its magnificence.

Lift your eyes from it and see around, you will see enjoy equally good views, down from the stream-basins to the mountaintops. The area of Namobuddha hill is a sacred pilgrimage place as it is a historically important destination where you can visit the monastery. Stay overnight at available Guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek from Namobuddha to Balthali village (2,398 m/7,842 ft), 4 hours

If you wake up early morning, you will have a sunrise view and again you will have touchy view of fertile farms and villages located on the way as we move ahead. During the trek you can walk over the part of the countryside to the east of Kathmandu is at its best, with streams and rivers, farmlands and forests, hills. In the evening, stay at Balthali Village and its resort. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: Discover Balthali village ! Walk to Panuiti and Return.

Today you will visit Dada Gaun which is a typical Tamang village where a Buddhist Community inhibiting. It is very traditional and secluded from the modern world. However, you see people and animals are living together side by side. We then walk to Pada Gaun (2,100m), from where you will have extremely good views of the whole Himalayan range to the north and the beautiful green forest of Mahabharat. Then walk on to nature, and follow the banks of the Ladku River back to the resort.

We walk further downhill Panauiti town where you can see a Hindu pilgrimage site called Indreswor Mahadev Temple. After visiting around these temples and squares we return Kathmandu which takes about two hours.

Day 06: Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.


How much does Balthali village trekking cost?

Nepal tour price is vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 stars – 5 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Balthali village trek cost include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
  • Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Guest house accommodation in Namobuddha and Balthali village within BB Plan
  • Private car transfer from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel Bazaar and also from Panuiti to Kathmandu .
  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking license holder trekking tour guide.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Balthali village trek cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your staying in Kathmandu
  • 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 highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize a private trip to Balthali village trekking or Balthali village trek with your friends or families starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Balthali village trekking?

Answer: Balthali village trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Balthali village and Namobuddha trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along the trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).

Question: How do I get drinking water on Balthali village via Namobuddha or Panuiti?

Answer: During this trekking tours, you can buy bottled drinking water which you can get in the shop along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: Yes, you can recharge your battery. Its not a problem.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Balthali village trekking?

Answer: During Balthali village trek route you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet facilities and free wifi at hotel.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage in Balthali village trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage on request (pay an extra cost) but as you are going just for 2 days hiking, you need just basic things.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: Roughly about 3 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Balthali village trekking note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Balthali village trekking special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Balthali village trek faq

    1. Trip Duration: 5 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy tour trek
    3. Max Altitude: 1,750 m/5,723 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 4 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: All months
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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