Balthali Village Trekking - 7 Days

Balthali Village Trekking - 7 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration7 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude1750 m
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size2+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeAll time of year.
  • Balthali community is a modest, genuine community located only 40 kilometers from Kathmandu.
  • Lonely Planet, one of the most popular travel websites in the world, lists Balthali Village Trekking as one of the greatest multi-day low altitude hikes.
  • Birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts can spend days discovering and acquiring knowledge about some unique types of wildlife, as well as customs and cultures that have remained undisturbed by modernity.
  • This hiking leads hikers past Buddhist temples, small rural communities, and the magnificent Balthali settlement, which is perched on a hill dominated by terraced rice fields and native homes.
  • Balthali trekking allows visitors to see revered, historic temples and monasteries like Mahadev Temple, Brahmayani Temple, and Namo Buddha Temple.

Trip Introduction: Balthali Village Trekking.

Balthali Village Trekking is a short and easy hike to the isolated Balthali village, which is 1,730 meters above sea level and located 40 kilometers away from Kathmandu at the intersection of the Roshi and Ladhu rivers just past Panauti. It is a small village in the Kavrepalanchok district located in the central region of Nepal. The area is home to a diverse ethnic mix, including Tamang and Newar, and is a popular trekking and wildlife destination. Visitors to Balthali can engage in outdoor activities such as trekking and learn about local culture and traditions.

Similarly, archetypal indigenous communities live in pastoral settlements at Balthali village, which is situated amidst terraced rice fields and traditional local homes with red thatched roofs. This off-the-beaten-path route has endless attractions, including lush vegetation, attractive paddy fields, historic temples, breathtaking mountain views, and many more than anticipated.

What to Expect from Balthali Village Trekking?

Lonely Planet, one of the world's leading travel websites, lists Balthali Village Trekking as one of the greatest multi-day low-altitude hikes. Balthali hiking begins and ends in Kathmandu Valley and leads trekkers via Buddhist shrines, rural hamlets, and the magnificent Balthali village, which is set on a plateau surrounded by terraced rice farms and local residences. Balthali Village Trekking gives a stunning sunrise in the east and an unrivaled view of the breathtaking snow-covered crests of Himalayan peaks such as Manaslu, Langtang, Dorjee, Lakpa, and Everest in the north. Similarly, gorgeous paddy terraces in the west, lush greenery carpet-shaped jungle of varied Mahabharata range floras, including colorful Rhododendron, Magnolia, and Sal trees in the south, all with a very peaceful and charming setting.

Balthali Trekking also includes visits to sacred and old temples and monasteries such as Mahadev Temple, Brahmayani Temple, and Namo Buddha Temple. Balthali village, like Kathmandu Valley, is a culturally rich community. Even during Nepal's busiest tourist season, the Balthali village trek stays tranquil and pleasant, providing a peaceful experience for everyone visiting this area. Overall, the Balthali village trek is a comfortable trip for those looking for a low-altitude trekking route near Kathmandu.

Balthali Village Trekking is designed for all-level trekkers nature lovers, bird watchers, culture, community, and sustainable explorers. This Trekking takes place anywhere between three to six days and can be done year-round, but avoid rainy July and August and hyper-cold December through January. So, set a time free to time to explore this quaint natural heaven in the companion of Holiday Tours Nepal.

What is the Best Time to do Hike at Balthali Village?

The hike to Balthali can be done all around the year. It really depends upon personal preference and weather conditions. However, for the best experience, it can be done in April-May(spring) and September-October(Autumn) just after the rainy season finishes. During the spring season, the temperature is moderate with clear skies followed by rhododendron forests and lush green vegetation. Comparably during autumn, the weather is normally cold and pleasant, and the vistas of the Himalayan mountains tend to be magnificent.

When the weather is clear, and the muddy paths will begin to dry off significantly visitors will be able to appreciate the rice paddy field farmed in the terraced area and the surrounding post-monsoon lush foliage.

Where does the Balthali Hike Start and End?

The hiking trip starts from Kathmandu where guests are transferred to the bus station for shared or private vehicle services to Dhulikhel. Upon arrival, visitors get the opportunity to explore/hike around Dhulikhel. After that, a short trip to Namobuddha is made by road. Visitors have an opportunity to explore the culturally rich Namobuddha. The peaceful and pure environment around Namobuddha is also the right place for meditation and practice. Another mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset makes this place more popular. Now as the trip around Namobuddha ends, the hike to Balthali begins via Namobuddha. It is a hike of 12km which takes about approximately 40 minutes. Hikers will discover scenic Himalayan views and dense forest full of faunas along the trail. 


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Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Holiday Tour Nepal will be there in advance to pick up our clients and transfer them to their respective hotels. After refreshment get ready for evening dinner and briefing. Stay overnight at the hotel.

    After early morning breakfast at your Kathmandu hotel, a guide from Holiday Tours Nepal will pick up the guests for an amazing day of sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley which includes sites like Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swyambhunath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and  Patan durbar sqaure. All the necessary preparations for the trek are made on this day. Stay overnight at the hotel.

      After an early morning breakfast at your Kathmandu hotel, a guide from Holiday Tours Nepal will pick up the passengers for the drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel. Upon arrival, dinner is served which is followed by a hike around Dhulikhel. Stay overnight at Dhulikhel Hotel.

      Note: Dinner time and menu can be allocated on the basis of the visitor’s personal preference in consultation with Holiday Tours Nepal.

        On this day, after having breakfast at the hotel in Dhulikhel, your representative will take you on a 45-minute drive to Namobuddha where visitors get an opportunity to explore Buddhist culture and tradition as well as see architects built on these principles. When these activities are finished we start our hike to Balthali which is about 3 hours. Dinner is served upon arrival at hotels in Balthali. Stay overnight at Balthali.

          After having breakfast at Balthali, it’s time to explore this beautiful village. Individuals, there will witness terraced paddy fields, and beautiful green trees which will truly provide a break from any hectic schedules. The tranquil setting and magnificent mountain vistas will mesmerize any pedestrians. When all the exploration is complete our guide will take our clients to their respective hotels at Balthali. Similarly, the stay for the night is at a hotel in Balthali.

            After exploring Balthali the previous day, visitors now will trek from Balthali to Panauti. Panauti is one of the most prominent medieval sites in the area, with a range of Buddhist and Hindu religious monuments. Here we get to explore Indreshwor Mahadev Temple, Bansha Gopal Krishna Mandir, and Panauti Museum. Upon completion, a team of Holiday Tours Nepal will manage a drive back to Kathmandu and transfer our guests to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

              On the day of departure, Holiday Tours Nepal will make all required arrangements to transport our visitors to the International Airport.

                Cost Details
                What's Included
                • All airport pick drop by private vehicle.
                • 3-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicles.
                • Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and Panauti to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
                • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
                • 2 guests for 1 porter with their Salary, Insurance, Accommodation, Food, and other equipment.
                • Best available accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                • Safe drinking water.
                What's not Included
                • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport-size photos).
                • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
                • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
                • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                • In case of extra night accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary.
                • Guest Personal expenses like ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions,s or any event out of our control.
                • Anything not included in the service includes a column.
                • The trip departs everyday if the year
                • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

                • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers

                • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

                • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients

                • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time specially sometimes in themountains the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

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