Balthali Village Tour and Trek
Standing on a plateau, just beyond panauti above 40 Km away from Kathmandu, is a small sleepy settlement of Balthali Village which rests at the junction of Roshi and Ladku Khola rivers. High above the southern ridge of this exceptional hamlet stands Balthali Village resort an outstanding place of isolation and relaxation amidst a surround of typical Nepali countryside with terraced rice fields and ochre thatched farm houses. With snowy peaks of Dorjee Lhakpa, langtang and whole range of mountain rests clear and bright on the northern horizon. Whist the backyard is dominated by high hills of lush green Maharabharat Range which makes Balthali Village resort- a perfect place for solitude and then to relax midst countryside where time stands still, unperturbed, almost like the middle ages. this is a place to rediscover what nature does to your soul.

Balthali Village tour is one of the best tourist destinations for those who are relatively looking for easy short & family trekking with children. It offers a sunrise in the east, speculating Himalayan range of Manaslu, Langtang & Everest in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west & huge bodied green forest of Mahabharat range in the South.

This short, less tourist trail takes you to a small village named Balthali village which is a small settlement which rests at the junction of Roshi and Ladku khola river. This village stands on a plateau which is just beyond Khopasi, 40 km. away from Kathmandu. The area surround the Balthali is thickly forested with luxuriant floras, colorful rhododendron, magnolia, sal trees cover the hill that undulated and opens out to terrace fields. Nature lovers and bird watchers can spend days exploring some exceptional species of wildlife and traditional culture untouched by modernity. Some of the sacred and ancient temples and monasteries such as Namo Buddha, Indreshwar Mahadev, Brahmayani Temples are located in this region.

Day to day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320 m.)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative and will be transferred to hotel. After checking into your rooms, you could relax at your own. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Changu Narayan (1500 m.) and then to Nagarkot (2175 m.).

After breakfast, you drive to Changu Narayan (1500 m.) which is situated approximately 20 kms east of Kathmandu. Changunarayan is said to the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage monument list. It is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD and said to be the oldest temple in the valley. You then trek to Nagarkot. Walking through the pine forest along the ridge through the villages with splendid views of the valley and mountains you arrive Nagarkot. It is one of the most panoramic destinations of Nepal for landscape, mountain views including Mt. Everest and magnificent sunrise and sun set view. Overnight in hotel.

Day 03: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440 m.)
Early in the morning you can enjoy sunrise view from the hotel. After having breakfast, you start a gentle walk for the first hour and go through the pine forest down hill enjoying the landscape. Afterwards, you walk through paddy field and small villages which provide you information about the people and their lifestyle. Approximate walk of five to six hours will take you to Dhulikhel , an ancient town situated 30 kms. east of Kathmandu. The Newar town of Dhulikhel offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views of the Himalayan range – with views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa (6966 m.), Gauri Shankar (7,145 m.) and Langtang (7,324 m.).
You can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west. The old part of this town is an interesting area to wander around with some find old Nepalese buildings and several interesting temples. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04: Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1982 m.) and then to Balthali (1730 m.)
After breakfast at Dhulikhel, you walk to the Namo Buddha, situated on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach from Dhulikhel. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all – seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Later, you walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1,730 m.

Day 05: A day at Balthali
Today you will visit a typical Tamang village, Dada Gaun, where a Buddhist community lives. It is very traditional and secluded from the modern world. Here people and animals live together side by side. You then walk to Pada Gaun (2100 m.) from where you can have extremely good views of the whole Himalayan range to north and beautiful green forest of Mahabharat. The walk on the to Karnali, a hamlet of nature and follow the banks of the Ladku river back to the Balthali.

Day 06: Balthali to Panauti (1400 m.) and then to Kathmandu.
Today you take leisurely walk to the thriving Newari village of Panauti. Panauti is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. There is a massive, three – tiered Indreshwar Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that raised here in 1294 AD. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the 'Khware' is one of those tranquil spots that can intercept a dreamer for hours. On the way one can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. After walking for six hours you drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 07: Departure from Kathmandu.

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