Balthali Village Trek: 3 Days

"Join Balthali Village Trek to experience the lushness of rural settlement"
Good to Know
  • Duration 3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 1750 m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season September to June


  • It is a beautiful landscape and panoramic Himalayan views.
  • The traditional Newari culture and their way of living.
  • The opportunity to engage in rural activities such as farming and cooking.
  • Hiking and trekking trials lead to nearby villages and temples.
  • Camping and homestay options.
  • Excellent spot to go if you want to get away from the city's noise and pollution.

Advantage of booking Balthali village trek with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box and first aid service.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: Balthali Village Trek

The Balthali Village Trek in Nepal takes you through beautiful terraced rice fields, lush subtropical forests, and traditional villages. The trek starts in the Panauti area and takes you to Balthali Village, a picturesque and peaceful village. Along the way, you will get to see panoramic views of the Himalayas and experience the local culture and lifestyle of the ethnic groups that live in the area. The trek is considered moderate difficulty and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Balthali Village is a prominent Nepalese tourist destination renowned for its gorgeous scenery and quiet atmosphere. The community is surrounded by lush green hills and terraced fields, giving visitors a glimpse of an authentic Nepalese village's life.

To start the Balthali trek, you must organize your journey and make the appropriate arrangements. Reserving transportation and lodgings and gathering the proper equipment and supplies are all examples of tasks that may be included. Before beginning your trek, you should also examine the current weather conditions and trail conditions to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for the trail's demands. Hiring a guide or joining a trekking group is always suggested.

Balthali Village is a small village in the Kavrepalanchok district, located in the central part of Nepal. It is located around 1,400 meters above sea level and is known for its beautiful natural environment, including terraced rice fields, thick forests, and breathtaking mountains. The place is home to a diverse ethnic community, including Tamang and Newar, and is a popular destination for trekkers and nature lovers. Visitors to Balthali can participate in various outdoor activities, such as hiking, and learn about local culture and traditions.

What is the speciality about Balthali Village Trek?

A journey to Balthali Village provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness Nepal's natural beauty and rich culture. Some of the reasons to visit Balthali Village are as follows:

Scenic Views: The village is surrounded by lush forests and terraced rice fields, with the Himalayas providing a stunning back drop.People can enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas such as Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar including Mount Everest.

Outdoor activities: Balthali is a popular trekking as well as natural destination, with several choices for hiking, bird watching including outdoor activities such as mountain biking and rock climbing.

Cultural encounters: Balthali village is home to variety of ethnic groups, including Tamang and Newar, and visitors can learn about and participate in local culture and traditions. The area also has several historic temples and monasteries, which offer a glance into Nepal's religious and cultural past.

Peaceful and Serene: Balthali village is tucked away in the mountains, making it the ideal place to get away from the rush and bustle of city life. The village provides you a pleasant and beautiful atmosphere in which tourists can relax and unwind.

Affordable: Nepal is one of the most affordable tourist destinations in the world, and Balthali village provides a low-cost vacation choice.
Nature lovers will enjoy the opportunity to explore the stunning natural surroundings and get close to nature in Balthali village.

Adventure: This location is ideal for thrill seekers and adventurers.

Is Balthali village Trek right for you ?

Individuals or groups interested in experiencing village's life, trekking, and witnessing the natural splendor of the Himalayas might consider the Balthali village excursion. It is appropriate for persons with an interest in:

  • Trekking around the local mountains and pathways.
  • Immersing themselves in the traditional culture of the local community.
  • Walking around the tranquil and serene surroundings
  • Photographers who enjoy taking pictures.
  • Nature admirers.
  • Adventure seekers.
  • Backpackers and hikers.
  • People who want to get away from the noise and bustle of the metropolis.
  • It may not be appropriate for individuals seeking more commercialized or metropolitan vacation experiences.

What is the best season or time for Balthali village trek?

The finest time to visit Balthali Trek depends on your tastes and the type of experience you seek. Balthali village Trekking season is from September to November, during the fall. The weather is often transparent and pleasant, with stunning vistas of the Himalayas.

The winter season, from December to February, is also an excellent time to visit if you don’t mind cold weather, are less crowded, and want to explore the beautiful snow-capped mountains. The spring season, from March to May, is a lovely time for nature enthusiasts since the temperature is warmer and the rhododendrons and other wildflowers are in full bloom.

Heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, from June to August, can make trekking difficult, and it is not suggested to travel during this time. You must first decide what you want to see and do on your vacation and then choose the appropriate time to go. Before planning your journey, always check the weather forecast and trail conditions.

Local culture and religion around Balthali village 

Balthali Village is in Nepal, a country rich in cultural and religious diversity. Balthali village's culture and religion will likely blend various influences from the surrounding areas. However, it is mainly Hindu and Buddhist, as these are the religions practiced by most of Nepal's inhabitants. Locals in the village are likely to celebrate religious festivals such as Dashain, Tihar, and Losar and local festivities such as Bisket Jatra, Gai Jatra, and so on. Many Balthali village residents are farmers, and agriculture is likely an essential aspect of the local culture. Traditional crafts and handicrafts that are a significant element of the local culture may also exist there.

Climate and Weather around balthali village

Balthali is a small village in Kavrepalanchok district located in central part of Nepal, in the foothills of the Himalayas, at an elevation of around 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) above sea level. Balthali village climate is categorized as subtropical highland. The climate in this area is quite moderate throughout the year, with cold winters and warm summers. During the monsoon season, which normally lasts from June to September, the village receives a lot of rain, with average temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. During the winter, the temperature might drop below freezing at night, but it remains pleasant during the day, with typical temperatures ranging from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Balthali is between September and May.

Accommodation around Balthali village

The accommodation facilities in Balthali village are quite basic and restricted. There are a few local guesthouses and homestays that offer basic facilities like a bed, electricity, and a private bathroom. These guesthouses and homestays are usually run by local people and provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about local culture and lifestyle.

Camping is also possible in the Balthali village, as there are designated camping areas. However, it is always advisable to check with the local authorities and accommodation operators before establishing a camp.

Why Trekking Planner Nepal ?

Trekking with Trekking Planner Nepal gives you access to experienced guides who are familiar with the terrain and can assure the group's safety, as well as aid with logistics such as transportation and lodging. Trekking Planner Nepal can also assist you in planning your journey and providing information about the local culture and customs. It is a trustworthy and secure method of ensuring a pleasant trekking experience with Trekking Planner Nepal.

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      Drive from Kathmandu to Panauti takes about an hour and half, offers views of the lush green hills of the Kathmandu valley. There are also traditional villages, terraced fields, and tiny towns with local markets to view. Beautiful temples and monasteries along the way highlight Nepal's rich religious and cultural heritage. Panauti village features an 800 year old Hindu temple with statues of lord Bishnu,  the Sun God, and Chandra(the Moon God). There is an option to explore the local Ghats (cremation grounds), along the riverbank. Walk to Balthali through paddy field. Overnight stay at hotel.

        Today, after breakfast, go exploring the village's natural beauty, tranquil environment, and traditional Newari and Tamang culture. There are various temples and monasteries to view, including the Balthali Raj Temple, a major pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. You can also learn about the local culture and lifestyle by seeing the daily lives of farmers, weavers, and other traditional craftspeople. We then go to Pada Gaun for a spectacular vista of the Himalayas. Following that, we will proceed to Namobuddha. Namobuddha is regarded as one of Nepal's most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Namobuddha Monastery visit. From here, one can see the breathtaking views of mountains like Gaurishankar, Manaslu, and others. Spend the night at the monastic lodge.

          We'll leave for Dhulikhel after breakfast. We hike from Namobuddha to Dhulikhel for panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, Langtang, Gaurishankar, and many others. We will also see traditional Newari village with wooden houses and traditional temples, which will highlight the local culture and architecture. After exploring the area, we will  drive back to Kathmandu from dhulikhel.

          Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

          What's Included
          • Kathmandu to Panauti and Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
          • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license-holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance
          • 02 guests = 01 porters with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
          • Best Available twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
          • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
          • Safe drinking water.      
          • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
          • First aid kid box.
          • Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
          • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
          • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
          What's Excluded
          • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos).
          • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight).
          • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu.
          • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
          • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in 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 itinerary.
          • Guest Personal expenses like ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
          • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
          • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
          Departure Dates

          If the given date, cost, and service are not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates, cost, and service favorable for you.

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          Essential Info

          Important Note.

          • This trip departs every day of the year.
          • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
          • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
          • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
          • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
          • We can help you make it fit your budget.
          • we accept the instant booking and online payment.

          Equipment and Gear List

          trekking iconGeneral

          • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
          • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
          • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

          HeadUpper Body

          • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
          • warm woolen hat
          • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
          • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
          • Polarized sunglasses


          • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
          • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
          • Waterproof rain jacket
          • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
          • Fleece jacket or down jacket

          PantLower Body

          • thermals inner
          • Hiking pants at least 3
          • Comfortable pants for teahouses
          • Waterproof, windproof shell
          • Hiking shorts


          • Woolen gloves for the tea house
          • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


          • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
          • Hiking socks
          • Liner socks
          • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
          • Crampons (For passes)
          • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
          • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

          UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

          • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
          • Sports bras (women)
          • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

          MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

          • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
          • Lip balm or Vaseline
          • ointment cream
          • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
          • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

          (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

          Other essentialsOther Essentials

          • Passport
          • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
          • Reusable water bottle
          • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
          • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
          • water bladder for the day bag
          • small towel for personal use
          • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
          • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
          • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
          • Power bank or extra batteries
          • Cameras and mobile phone
          • Cards/book
          • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
          • Trekking poles
          • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
          • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
          • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
          • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
          • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
          • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
          • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
          • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
          • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
          • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

          Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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