Introduction to Balthali Village Trek
Balthali Village Trek is perfect for travelers who want to spend a short and easy holiday with their families. Presenting beautiful views of the hills around Kathmandu, it is an ideal trip for the unique life, culture, and religion of different ethnic groups in the countryside. Balthali Village Trek is perfect for travelers who want to spend a short and easy holiday with their families. During the trip, you will have the opportunity to see the scenery of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
If you have limited time in Nepal, can’t go hard, and long day trekking but want to experience trekking in Nepal then Balthali hiking is a great option. Balthali Village Trek is also a choice for people who enjoy nature with some distance away from the busy and crowded city. The village is close to Kathmandu, full of green fields and human settlements, but they are still farmers and able to follow the traditional way of life.
Balthali Village Trek will be enjoyed during your short stay in Nepal which attracts the natural environment, local’s lifestyle, history, traditions, customs, and religion. You will have a great opportunity to interact with the local people of the village and learn about their lifestyles which will add another wonderful experience to your journey.
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Visit Changunarayan Temple
Your Balthali Village Trek starts after an hour’s drive to Changunarayan where you visit the ancient artistic Hindu temple of Changunarayan. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the oldest pagoda-style Hindu temple in Nepal. After the tour, we proceed to Nagarkot which takes 4 hours to reach.
Nagarkot is the most popular viewpoint near Kathmandu, from where you can see the magnificent mountains, rice terraces, amazing landscapes, green hills, and beautiful settlements.
After an overnight stay, we head towards Dhulikhel. After walking for about 6 hours, you reach Dhulikhel, a small town of culture and temples. Dhulikhel is a small town with a history of more than 500 years, mostly inhabited by the Newar community. The next day you walk to Namobuddha. After 3 hours of walking, you reach the place of Buddhist culture.
Visit Popular Monastery in Namobuddha
The monastery at the top of the hill is popular among Nepali Buddhists. This hill offers 360-degree views of the valley below which makes it a popular trip. People believe that Namobuddha is a perfect place to study Buddhism and meditation. You can stay overnight inside the monastery or stay at a guest house outside. If you spend the night in a monastery, dinner and meditation with a monk can be a lifelong memory.
The next day you walk again for about 5 hours to reach Balthali village. Balthali is a small but culturally rich village located 40 km east of Kathmandu. This Village offers a variety of flora and fauna that nature lovers and bird watchers can enjoy. Discover the surrounding villages, fine rice fields, traditional farmhouses, and colorful rhododendrons covering the mountains.
General fitness is enough to make this easy and short trip. Spring and autumn are the best time for trekking. But with easy and short trips, you can do this trek at any time of the year.
Drive Kathmandu to Changu Narayan (1 hour) and trek to Nagarkot - 4 to 5 Hours walk.
Nagarkot to Dhulikhel – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Dhulikhel to Namobuddha – 3 to 4 hours walk.
Namobuddha to Balthali – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Balthali to Khopasi (an hour walk) and drive to Kathmandu (2 to 3 hours).
Frequently asked questions about this trip
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I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex