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Balthali Village trekking is one of the most beautiful village hiking routes in Kathmandu valley. Want to get out of the busy city for a while? Balthali is one of the old villages which has been a center of culture, trade and learning in Nepal. In fact, the small settlement of Balthali village is standing on a plateau around 40km away from Kathmandu. Moreover, the village is situated at the junction of two rivers. Therefore, Balthali village is an outstanding place of isolation and relaxation. Enjoy the special atmosphere created by the surrounding Nepali countryside with lush rice fields and traditional farm houses. Have a look at the picturesque snowy peaks of, among others, Langtang and Mahabharat Range. In addition, explore the region’s lush forest with various floras: Colorful rhododendron, Magnolia and Sal trees are covering the hills beautifully. Especially nature lovers and bird watchers can spend days exploring the exceptional species of wildlife. Go and experience the local culture and traditions that are so far mostly left untouched by modernity.

Itinerary Outline:

01 Kathmandu to Changu Narayan (1500m.) and then to Nagarkot (2175m.)

02 Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m.)

03 Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1982m.) and then to Balthali (1,730m.)

04 Balthali

05 Balthali to Panauti (1400 m.) and then to Kathmandu


Drive to Changu Narayan (1500m), hike to Nagarkot (2175m)

After breakfast, we drive to Changu Narayan (1500m), which is situated approximately 20 km east of Kathmandu. Changu Narayan is said to be the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage monument list. It is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD. We then trek to Nagarkot (2175m). Walking through the pine forest along the villages with splendid view of the valley and mountains, this walk is truly beautiful. It is one the most panoramic destinations of Nepal for landscapes and mountain views including Mt Everest. Especially known for is this place for it’s magnificent sunrise and sunset views. Overnight in hotel.

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m)

Early in the morning, we will enjoy the stunning sunrise view from the hotel. After breakfast, we start a gentle walk for the first hour and go through the pine forest downhill enjoying the different landscapes. Afterwards, we walk through paddy fields and small villages which gets us closer to the local people and their lifestyle. An approximate walk of five to six hours will take us to Dhulikhel, an ancient town situated 30 km 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 ( 7145 m) and Langtang ( 7324 m).

We 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 fine old Nepalese buildings and several interesting temples. Overnight in hotel.


Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1982m) and then to Balthali (1730m)

After breakfast in Dhulikhel, we walk to the Namo Buddha (1982m), situated on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach it 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, we walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1730m. Overnight in Balthali Village Resort.

Balthali Village resort is certainly not an ordinary place as many hotels and resorts have expanded extensively over the years. It is a very simple, unconventional, yet comfortable retreat centre with full modern amenities of western style toilets and attached bath rooms, including hot showers. The flow of and tasty traditional and organic Nepali cuisine is served at large by the friendly, hospitable and smiling local staff. The bar is fully stocked with local wines and native brews.



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. We then walk to Pada Gaun (2100m), from where you will have extremely good views of the whole Himalayan range to north and beautiful green forest of Mahabharat. Then walk on to Karnali, a hamlet of nature, and follow the banks of the Ladku River back to the resort.

Balthali to Panauti (1400m) and then to Kathmandu

Today, we take a 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 (naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwar Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving in Nepal. 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 that feature some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. After about six hours on foot journey, we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Balthali Village:

Just beyond Panauti town and Kopasi (40 KM southeast from Kathmandu) lies Balthali, a destination rich in culture and unspoiled nature. Sitting upon a hilltop, a small village retreat with a bird’s eye view on green terrace fields serves as a peaceful place of relaxation. The dotted ochre painted houses and faint shades of Himalayan peaks completing view on the north horizon. This village 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. The area of Balthali is home to a variety of floras, colorful rhododendron forest, Magnolia & Sal trees.

Balthali Village Resort:

Balthali Village Resort is a simple, unconventional yet comfortable retreat with 24 full modern amenities rooms with western Style Toilet and attached bathroom where hot and cold shower flows freely 24 hours a day. The guests can enjoy the spectacular sunrise from the bed. The panoramic views of the Himalayas, bird’s eyes views of the terrace fields and green hills can be experienced from each room

BVR is always ready to serve the guest Tasty Nepali, Chinese and Continental cuisine at the large by the smiling local staff. Our kitchen only uses fresh and organic vegetables grown on the garden of the resort and the local farmer’s field. In the mornings you can enjoy tasty and healthy buffet breakfast along with fresh local milk from the village.
Barbeque can also be arranged at the garden in the evening. The Bar next to the wood burning fireplace is fully stocked with local wines and native brews.

Balthali Village Resort a Hill Resort is arguably an ideal spot for CONFERENCES, as it is located in peaceful environment outside of the city crowd. The Seti devi Hall has the panoramic views of the Himalayas and green terrace fields with a capacity of 50 people. The facility provides a relaxing and conducive atmosphere ideal for TRAININGS, CELEBRATIONS, MEETINGS, RELIGIOUS EVENTS, and many more.

Package Details:

JOIN GROUP 1 before departure from Kathmandu.
Transportation to trekking starting point and from ending point
Trekking Information Management System Fee (TIMS Fee)
National park Conservation Fee
Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
Services of English speaking trekking guide and porter (one porter for two people and the maximum weight carry by one porter is total 25kg)
Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment and allowance of guide and porter.
Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.
All applicable government taxes and service charges.
Any accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
Any sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Any international and domestic airfare
Your personal travel insurance and medical.
Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter, and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents, and other occurrence, beyond our control.
Nepal visa fee.
Any other optional services not mentioned above as included.

Balthali Village trekking
Balthali Village trekking

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