Balthali Village Trek/tour is suitable for that tourist who is looking for one of the best tourist destinations, which are an easy, short, and family trek. A typical Nepali countryside surrounds Balthali village trek picturesque hamlets with terraced rice fields and ochre thatched farmhouses. The small settlement of Balthali village (1730m.) is standing on a plateau, just beyond Panauti above 40 Km away from Kathmandu. The town is situated at the junction of Roshi and Ladku rivers. Whist the backyard is dominated by high hills of lush green Mahabharat Range.
The Balthali village delightful short treks trail begins from Kathmandu valley, offering typical rural Nepal with magnificent views of different Himalayan ranges just within few hours of drives to Panauti. Trekking around Dhulikhel valley and Balthali provides a rich insight into the lives, history, culture, and religion of Nepalese life. The area nearby the Balthali leave is densely forested with luxuriant floras, colorful rhododendron, magnolia, and sale trees cover the hill that undulates and opens out to the terrace field.
Balthali village is a perfect place for nature lovers and bird watchers. Nature lovers and bird watchers can have a pleasant experience exploring and discovering some rare species of wildlife and different species of birds and can spend days where the culture and tradition are untouched by modernity.
Balthali Village Trek provides a great chance to visit many of the sacred and ancient temples and monasteries such as Namobuddha, Indreshwor Mahadev, and Bramayani Temple, which makes the Balthali village tour more remarkable. During the Balthali village tour you can also view snowy peaks of Dorjee Lhakpa, Langtang and whole range of mountain rests clear and bright on the northern horizon such stunning snowy peaks visible in the distance, and this is the perfect introduction to trekking in the Himalayas and also you can see the Newari culture, Newari style houses and living style of local people of Dhulikhel.
Explore the Panauti valley, which is also historically significant. Balthali valley trek explores and discovers some outstanding genus of flora and fauna, habit, and society untouched by modernity.
Duration: 02 Days
Max. Altitude: Balthali (2400m)
Trek Grade: Easy
Best Travel Time: February – June, September – November are the best seasons. However, Dec and January are winters and quite cold, but trekking can be done, July & August are the rainy seasons, and visibility is reduced due to rain and fogs.
Accommodation: Basic Hotel in Balthali
Transportation: Car/ Van/
Day 01 - Drive to Dhulikhel trek to Namo Buddha (1982m) and then to Balthali (2400m)
We will meet you your hotel and we take short drive to Dhulikhel from here we start our trek. Today we work for about 3 hours, passing through the amazing view of local villages and beautiful terraces and reach to Namo Buddha, a sacred Buddhist place. There is a fantastic legend related to the Buddha. Lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger by giving him his flesh. Here you are blessed to watch such peace and incredible Buddha Stupa, commemorated by an ancient stone slab and with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Visit the Gompa. From here, we will have another 3 hrs pleasant walk to the village of Balthali. Different societies of people stay in the town with a very much friendly environment and understanding livings. Spend your night in a Resort.
Day 02 - Balthali village trekking to Panauti (1400m.) and drive back to Kathmandu
After having breakfast in the Resort, we continue our journey to the typical Newari village of Panauti. This town is a traditional Newar settlement having rural characters and rich in culture with a large number of fascinating temples. The city is also famous for a variety of farm products as offered for sale. Explore the Panauti valley, which is also historically significant. In history, the myth was, under the ground, there is only one large stone on which Panauti village rests. On the way, you can have an opportunity to visit an impressive wooden temple that belongs to the fourteenth century. From Panauti, take a drive local bus or a private drive back to Kathmandu. By the evening you’ll reach the hotel.
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