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Balthali Village Tour

Balthali village tour is pretty popular tour around Kathmandu valley, which is located east of Kathmandu. It is one of the rich cultural and small but beautiful settlement village named Balthali village just outside Kopasi and Panauti town, 40km far from Kathmandu. The village is surrounding by thickly forested with plentiful floras, colorful blooming rhododendron and Sal trees cover the hill. The area offers you to observe the eye- catching vistas of panoramic Himalayan peaks in the north side and beautiful green terrace fields. The trip in the pretty pure village like this have a worth for knowing the village culture and a pleasant feeling and it is the best opportunity to promote village tourism in Nepal and world. After early evening a numerous of lambent lights under the valley of Balthali village comes alive. This is a quite better trip for birds’ watchers and nature lovers, where you can get chance to explore different kinds of birds and can discover the wildlife, culture and traditions untouched by modernism.

This wilderness path has endless trails heading you to some ethnic societies thus, welcoming excellent mountain biking and short hiking on the easy trail. During the trip, we can see ancient temples and monasteries such as very popular Buddhist shrine of Namobuddha stupa, Brahmayani and Indreshwar temple are lies in this area and still needs to be discovered and uncover its mysterious past. There are numerous outstanding and easy short or long hiking from a day to five days inside Balthali village resort and its adjoining gives you sufficient opportunity and time to discover this attractive natural heaven. This village tour is quite famous and best tourist destination for those who are pretty seeing for short, easy and family trip with children. It offers great and spectacular Himalayan range of Mount Everest (8848m), Langtang and Manaslu in the north, the beautiful sunrise in the east, huge frames green and lush forest of Mahabharat range in the south and countless rice terraces field in the west. This tour is truly magical and a lifetime experience. We are looking forward to share lifetime village experience with you.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Drive to Changu Narayan (1500m), and Nagarkot (2176m)

Day 02:Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m)

Day 03:Dhulikhel to Balthali Village (1730m) via Namo Buddha (1982m)

Day 04:Full Day Balthali Village Tour

Day 05:Balthali village to Kathmandu via Panauti (1400m)

Day 06:Kathmandu Heritage Tour

Day 07:Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Drive to Changu Narayan (1500m), and Nagarkot (2176m)Today, you will drive one hour to Changu Narayan temple from your hotel in the morning. Which is located 20km east of Kathmandu valley is one old ancient temple of Nepal. The temple is listed in the world heritage site by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The ancient, historical and awesome temple stands on a top at the eastern end of the valley. After sightseeing, we hike up to Nagarkot (2176m), hiking over the pine forest along the edge through the settlement beautiful village with marvelous sight of the valley and mountain. From there, you can get huge opportunity to see beautiful and awesome mountain sunset. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m) Today, you will get ample opportunity to see the most popular panoramic views of Himalayan range including Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shangkar and Mount Everest with glorious sunrise in the morning. You will start a gentle walk, after taking breakfast in the morning from your hotel. On this day, you will descent down through the lush pine forest and enjoying the landscapes including the mountain views, small settlement village, paddy field, which offers you some knowledge about the village people and their lifestyle, culture and traditions. After walking five to six hour will you reach to Dhulikhel town (1440m), it is lies in 30 km away from the east of Kathmandu valley. This an old and ancient town provides you traditional atmosphere along with spectacular vistas of the Himalayan peaks such as Langtang, Gaurishangkar, Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa and many more. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03Dhulikhel to Balthali Village (1730m) via Namo Buddha (1982m) We hike up to the Namo Buddha (1982m), situated on hilltop above Panauti urban. It takes around three hours to reach Namo Buddha from the Dhulukhel. There is an amazing myth related to the lord Buddha. Which is remembered by an ancient stone block and a stupa with the eagle-eyed of Lord Buddha. After sightseeing in the Namo Buddha, you will walk additional three hours and reach the delightful Balthali village, presenting superb mountain vistas at an elevation of 1730m. There is not full modern amenities of western style attached bathrooms and toilets but will you get hot and cold shower and typical tasty traditional Nepalese organic cuisine is served by Balthali village resort. You will get pure Nepali hospitality, friendly people and villager’s culture and traditions during the tour. Overnight at Balthali village resort.

Day 04Full Day Balthali Village Tour Today is most important and awesome day for you, this day brings you lot of excellent sense in front you. One this day, you will visit a typical village of Dada Gaun, surrounding by Buddhist community. It is quite traditional and isolated from the present world. You will move up to Pada Gaun (2100m), from there one can see extremely best views of the all Himalayan range in the north and attractive green forest of Mahabharat rande as well as paddy fields. After spending some time in there, you will walk towards Karnali, called hamlet of nature and the trail goes to the bank of the Ladku River return back to the Balthali village resort. Overnight at Balthali village resort.

Day 05Balthali village to Kathmandu via Panauti (1400m) Today, you walk down to the beautiful and old Newari village of Panauti. It is lies between the Roshi and Punyamata streams. It procedures the outline of a triangle through a schemer (Naga) ideal upright at all of its three corners to defend from floods. During the day, you can get huge opportunity to see beautiful old houses, temples and fourteenth century wooden temple crosspieces. Around six hour on foot walking, you will drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06Kathmandu Heritage Tour One this day, after breakfast in the morning we begin world heritage sites tour in Kathmandu.Kathmandu durbar square is very rich to culture and historical monuments and it’s the capital of Nepal, is named after medieval pagoda Kasthamandap- meaning of Wooden house. Where one is can visit ancient palace, the medieval kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom, the house of Kumari (living goddess), Hanuman Dhoka and many other fascinating temples and bazaars in the area. The Pashupatinath temple is a sacred the lingam and phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat together with Pashupatinath and the banks of the Bagmati River is very famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupa in the world, and it is also the holiest Buddhist pilgrims. The Buddhanath is very famous, where are you can see 50 Tibetan monasteries and it is the best tourist destination in Kathmandu. Move on to Swayambhunath, which is regarded as one of the oldest stupa in the world. It is said to be more than 2000 years old. The stupa is also known as monkey temple, because of the monkey living around the stupa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07Final departure This is the last day of your package. You will be backed with your last moment preparation and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu from where you will departure the flight to your next destination. Hope to see soon and Have a Nice Journey.

Usefull Info

Are you planning to holiday in Nepal? We suggested you to packing and arranging while you are at home. These little things are very important for travel in Nepal. Please note down these list details before leaving your hometown, this little tips will help you to make your Nepal journey enjoyable and lifetime memory.

  • You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown.
  • Before traveling, consult about visa processing.
  • Ensure two ways international flight tickets.
  • Do travel insurance; this is very important for travelers which will cover all emergency evacuation and external medical cost.
  • Before leaving your hometown, please inform your family and friends about trip and country.
  • Make sure and guess what your estimate travel budget then chose right and suitable destination.
  • Before traveling any country, read travel advice, buy guide book and study general information like, geography, culture, people, festival, religion, and weather, custom, political, rule and regulation)
  •  Before leaving home and preparing, note down travel check list.
  • In the travelling period, make copies of your important documents as a support in case you lose the originals.
  • Keep the bank and home’s number if you have a problem can call them to emergency. Call your bank for credit and debit- card to let them know about fees and your travel destination.
  •  Visit the doctor before traveling for your health report and take medicine and vaccine hence.
  • As soon as possible make reservations with advance payment, for accommodation, trip and local guides.
  • Better to learn and know some local and national language while travelling any country.
  • Always remember and follow to local laws, it is your responsibility.
  • Be aware to local culture, traditions and practices as your activities may be seen as unacceptable, unfriendly or also unlawful. 
  • Take off your shoes before entering someone’s house, temple, stupa or monasteries and somebody’s kitchen especially in remote areas.
  • You may not be permitted entry to the very old and inner sanctuaries Stupas and temples.
  • Ensure do not drink from other person’s glass or bottle and do not eat from other person’s plate. It is considered impure by Nepalese people.
  • Never touch anything with your foot. It is considered the much impure part of the body among Nepalese people.
  • In village areas, especially rural areas avoid skimpy outfits. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits while travelling. You should cover your legs and shoulders.
  • Avoid bathing in public and never spit around stupa and temple site.
  • Some Hindu temple is fully prohibited for some western to enter. First of all take a permission before entering Hindu temple.
  • Take photographs only after getting permission for the person or object being photographed.
  • Avoid touching offerings or person when they are on the way to spiritual stupas.
  • You should not to touch offering or people when they are on the way to spiritual site.
  • It is make sure that never step over anyone body/ legs/ feet, when someone want to go and pass, you must pull own your legs.
  • You can’t export any antiques without taking special permitted and corticated from the department of archeology, if export stuffs over hundred years old such as sacred image, painting, manuscripts that are valuable for cultural and spiritual reasons will be illegal.

Some Nepali Words:

  • Nepali                 English
  • Namaste             Nepali form of greeting
  • Swagatam           Welcome
  • Dhanyabad         Thank you
  • Sundar                 Beautiful
  • Ramro                  Nice
  • Mitho                   Tasty
  • Fheri Bhetaula    See You Again
  • Shubha Prabhat  Good Morning
  • Shubha Din          Good Afternoon
  • Shubha Ratri       Good Night
  • Chiya                    Tea
  • Khaja                    Breakfast
  • Dal- Bhat             Rice and Lentil
  • Topi                      Cap
  • Himal                    Mountain
  • Khola/ Nadi         River
  • Pokhari                 Lake/ pond
  • Jungle                   Forest/ Jungle

Important Note

You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown. We request you, please book your trip as early as possible because if you gives us enough preparation time for your trip. It means your trip will be managed well and you will get full satisfaction from our services. And please ensure that you have got confirmation receipt from our company about your booking. If you need any special services and facilities that are not included in the listed itinerary, ensure that you have informed us about it at the time of booking. Would you want to book any other programs which are not listed in this website as tailor made package let us know by email; we will design it as per your travel need. Not really satisfied from this itinerary, you can make own and we will help you to make itinerary as per your travel need in Nepal.

This little information is a standard outline and guide of what we provide. This trip can be customized at your demand to accommodation your exact requirements.

Note: During the trip, weather, transport, local politics situation, strikes and numerous of other issues that are outside our control could result in change of itinerary. It is, but, very unlikely that the itinerary would be significantly different; if different itinerary are necessary the trek/ tour leader will resolve what is the best others. We discuss and observing the best interest of whole group. We can do everything to minimize its results, but we could not be responsible for the effects of delay and changes.

Trip Fact

Starting Price
  • Trip Duration 7 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Altitude 2176m
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