Balthali Village Tour

Duration: 7 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Max Elevation: 2175m

Balthali village is at a distance of 40km from the city of Kathmandu. Nested in the lap of green hills on the confluence of Roshi and Ladku Khola, Balthali village is one of the best retreats from the bustling city. It is located at an altitude of 1700m hence offers beautiful panorama of Himalayan peaks such as Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Dorje Lakparanges.

Balthali village is inhabited by Newari community whose unique culture and lifestyle will mesmerize you. The village is surrounded by dense and lush forests of rhododendron, sal, magnolia and pine among others which are a habitat of many wild animals including colorful birds. The place is almost a parades of birders and nature lovers.

Balthali village tour begins with a short drive from Kathmandu- Sankhu followed by 3 hrs hike to the top of Nagarkot. Nagarkot is the best spot to view sunrise/sunset and entire Himalayan range from east to west. The following you will drop down to the ancient Buddhist site of Namo Buddha, one of the four Buddhas said to have achieved enlightenment. Early morning next day, trek to Balthali to spend a day or two in its serenity and natural bliss. You will return to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur.

Highlights

  • Enjoy great views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Lang tang range and Dorje Lakpa range of the mountain.
  • Experience Newari culture and hospitality in Balthali village
  • Go bird watching and nature walk
  • Capture sunrise and sunset views from Nagarkot
  • Visit Namo Buddha and Bhaktapur

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrivals and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu valley sight-seeing
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2100m)
Day 04 Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m)
Day 05 Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1800m)
Day 06 Trek from Dhulikhel to Balthali (1700m)
Day 07 Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur