Balthali Village Trek
Join Balthali Village Trek to experience the lushness of rural settlement and its allure of well preserved lifestyle, culture and traditions untouched by the modernity despite being close to the Kathmandu city. Perched at the junction of Rosi and Ladku River, Balthali village and the trail leading to a paradise for novice and experienced trekkers, for bird watchers, nature lovers, and explorers. Get ready for experiencing pure village atmosphere, colorful Rhododendron, Sal and Magnolia forests, and several sacred religious destinations. Exploit the quaint and off beaten trail to be welcomed by ethnic tribes and surrounded by huge bodied Mahabharata range, peaks ranging from Everest to Manaslu and beautiful sunrise from the south, north and east directions respectively. A typical region which is warm in the winter and cool in the summer waits for you in this Balthali Village Trek.
Balthali Village Trek commences with the city tour of Kathmandu where you shall be exploring the world renowned heritages such as the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath or the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath representing the Buddhist faith and teachings. Pashupatinath Temple, the sacred religious destination for Hindus and the Durbar Square are other destinations worth visiting. We shall then move to our trailhead of Changunarayan, another ancient temple and probably the oldest in Nepal, to begin our trekking. Through the lush and undulating settlements and landscapes, we shall reach to the hill station of Nagarkot. Witness the majestic Himalayas and the truly outstanding sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot before moving on to another old settlement of Dhulikhel. Next destination from here is Namo Buddha, a religious and scenic destination where Lord Buddha is believed to be born before his birth as Sakyamuni Buddha in Lumbini. The surrounding areas are more than just beautiful. After then, we trek to Balthali, our hidden gem of this adventure as the most awaited destination before trekking on to Panauti as the final destination. Panauti is famous for having the ancient lifestyle and heritages preserved intact even at present time. We shall then drive back to Kathmandu wrapping up the beautiful journey.
Explore the hidden destinations nearest from Kathmandu through the Balthali Village Trek. In this easy trekking trail, you shall discover the historical and cultural heritages. Preferred from March to May and from September to December, trekkers need to have an average level of fitness and ability to walk for about 5 hours a day in remote terrains. Join us for more entertaining, insightful and enriching experience in this trekking destination.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Exploring (City tours) and Trek preparation in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Changunarayan Temple and Trek to Nagarkot
Day 04: Drive from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel and Trek to Namo Buddha
Day 05: Trek from Namo Buddha to Balthali
Day 06: Explore day at Balthali
Day 07: Trek from Balthali to Panauti and Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 08: Final Departure