Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Balthali Village Trekking
Balthali Village tour is one of the best tourist destinations for those who are relatively looking for easy, short and family trekking with children. This village is situated just beyond to Panauti about 40 km away from Kathmandu. It offers a sun rise in the east, speculating Himalayan range from Manaslu to Mt. Everest in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west and the huge bodied green forest of Mahabharat range in the south. One of the most important factors of this spot is that it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The area of Balthali is cover of various flora, colorful rhododendron forest, magnolia and Sal trees. Balthali village is a perfect place for nature lovers and bird watchers. Nature lovers and birds watcher can spend days exploring and discovering some exceptional species of wildlife, different species of birds, tradition and culture untouched by modernity. Many of the sacred and ancient temples and monasteries such as Namobuddha , Indreshwor Mahadev , Bramayani Temple are located in this region and still needs to be discovered and unveil its mysterious past.
One of the finest trekking destinations of Kathmandu valley, Explore the remote and spectacular area of Balthali, Namo Buddha, Dhulikhel, and Panauti, Explore the rare species and rich bio-diversity of the region, warm in the winter and cool in the summer, Breathtaking panoramic mountain views of speculating Himalayan range from Manaslu to Mt. Everest in the north, Himal, & Jugal Himal range in the north & birds eye view rich terraces in the west
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Trek Name:Balthali Village Trekking
Trek Duration: 07 Days
Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.
Trek Grade: Easy
Accommodation: Home Stay
Group Size: Min.1 to Max 18 persons in a group
Min. altitude: 1150 m
Max altitude: 2400 m
Mode of Travel:Drive: Car/Van/to Dhulikhel
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Tour Itinerary Details
Day 1: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit an ancient city of Bhaktapur a world heritage site. From here continue drive to Dhulikhel. You can see the Newari culture and Newari style houses and living style of local people in Dhulikhel over night in a Dhulikhel Lodge Resort. This village is 500 years old. You can see the village Newari culture and Newari style houses and living style of local people in Dhulikhel over nigh in a Dhulikhel Lodge Resort.
Day 3: Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1982m.) and then to Balthali (2400m.) After working 3 hours with a view of local villages and nice terraces we will arrive to Namo Buddha a scared Buddhist place where Lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger, by giving him his flesh. From here another 3 hour pleasant work will take you to the Balthali village at the altitude of 2400m. Overnight in a Balthali Village Resort,
Day 4: Explore around a Balthali Village: You can explore around a typical Buddhist village Danda Gaon where a Buddhist community lives. Similarly we can work to pada gaon (2100m) from here you can have a majestic view of whole Himalayan ranges to north and beautiful green forest to Mahabharat Range. After having a pleasant walk come back to Resort.
Day 5: Balthali to Panauti (around 1400m.) And then to Kathmandu: After breakfast continue walk to the Typical Newari village of Panauti . This traditional Newar settlement has a particularly rural character and a variety of farm products are offered for sale throughout the town. Panauti boasts a large number of fascinating temples. This village is connected to our religion. In history they say that under the ground there is only one large atone on which Panauti village rests. There are also several years old temples, from here drive back to Kathmandu .
Day 6: Free day in Kathmandu join Nepali cultural show dinner.
Day 7: Final departure transfer to airport.
Enjoy a Village Tour
Many of these villages are close to unspoiled natural areas where wildlife may be seen undisturbed. The traditional culture of the different ethnic groups is a highlight of all village visits, during the home stay program people can sample the all local organic products and handicrafts. These warm and friendly people are always ready to perform their music and dance to give an insight in to their religion.
Price For The Trip:
The total cost for the trek or tour you decide you want to do will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you prefer in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara will make a difference to the overall cost (budget to 5 star accommodation) The mode of transport you prefer will also affect the cost of your package, for example prices vary greatly between flying versus private car/van, tourist or local buses. The number of guides and/or porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. For these reasons the same trek/tour can vary in price quite substantially.
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- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus
- 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu B / B
- Guided Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour with English speaking Tour guide
- All meals during Village tour 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners)+ Tea and Coffee
- Home Stay accommodation during the Village tour
- Government Licensed holder English speaking Trekking Guides and Porters during the trek
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).
- Trekking Permit.
- All local Transportation from and to Kathmandu by private car/van/bus
- Meals whilst in Kathmandu
- Airfare domestic / international
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days from date of issue), US$ 40 (duration 30 days from the date of issue) you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu . You will require 2 passport size photos.
- Airport tax domestic / international
- Mineral Water, All alcoholic drinks
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- Personal travel and medical insurance
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
- Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
- Any kind of personal expense / Helicopter rescue
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section