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Balthali Village Tour

04 Nights / 05 Days

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions / Exclusions
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Overview

This is the short home stay trekking in Nepal. Balthali stands on a plateau in the mid hills of Nepal and exploring villages is a pleasant way to experience the village culture and life style. The surrounding area is forested with luxuriant, colorful rhododendron, magnolia and Sal trees. The undulating hills open out to terrace fields and settlements. Balthali Village is one of the best tourist destinations in Nepal. This village is situated just beyond to Panauti about 40 km away from Kathmandu. It offers a sun rise in the east, speculating Himalayan range from Manaslu to Mt. Everest in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west and the huge bodied green forest of Mahabharat range in the south. One of the most important factors of this spot is that it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The area of Balthali is cover of various flora, colorful rhododendron forest, and magnolia and Sal trees. Balthali village is a perfect place for nature lovers and bird watchers. Nature lovers and birds watcher can spend days exploring and discovering some exceptional species of wildlife, different species of birds, tradition and culture untouched by modernity. Many of the sacred and ancient temples and monasteries such as Namobuddha , Indreshwor Mahadev, Bramayani Temple are located in this region and still needs to be discovered and unveil its mysterious past.

Why Balthali?

  • Bird’s Eye view of a Green Terrace Fields and Glimpse of a Himalayas.
  • Spectacular View of Sunrise and Sunset.
  • Exploring Local Culture and Tradition.
  • Easy and Short hiking with family and relatives.
  • Bird Watching and Tamang Village Walk.
  • Relaxation after Trekking.

OUT LINE ITINERARY:
DAY 01: SIGHTSEEING OF KATHMANDU VALLEY AND DRIVE BY BUS OR CAR TO DHULIKHEL.
DAY 02: DHULIKHEL TO NAMO BUDDHA (1982M.)
DAY 03: EXPLORE AROUND A BALTHALI VILLAGE:
DAY 04: BALTHALI TO PANAUTI (AROUND 1400M.) AND BACK TO KATHMANDU BY BUS OR CAR.
DAY 05: BACK TO YOUR DESTINATION OR NEXT PROGRAMME.

Itinerary

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 01: HALF DAY SIGHTSEEING TOUR WITH MOUNTAIN TOUR:
Sight-seeing in Kathmandu Valley: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple at Pashupatinath & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swoyambhunath and visit an ancient city of Bhaktapur a world heritage site. From here continue drive to Dhulikhel. This village is 500 years old. You can see the village Newari culture and Newari style houses and living style of local people in Dhulikhel over night in Dhulikhel Lodge and Resort.

Day 02: HIKE FROM DHULIKHELTO NAMOBUDDHA:
Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1982m.) and then to Balthali (2400m.) After having breakfast walk 3 hours with a view of local villages and nice terraces we will arrive to Namo Buddha a scared Buddhist place where Lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger, by giving his flesh. From here another 3 hour pleasant work will take you to the Balthali village at the altitude of 2400m. Overnight in a Balthali Village Resort.

Day 03: FULL DAY EXPLORE BALTHALI VILLAGE:
Explore around a Balthali Village: You can see around a typical Buddhist village where a Buddhist community lives. Similarly we can walk to pada gaon (2100m) from here you can have a majestic view of whole Himalayan ranges to north and beautiful green forest to Mahabharat Range. After having a pleasant walk come back to Resort. Overnight at Resort.

Day 04: BALTHALI VILLAGE HIKE TO PANAUTI CITY:
Balthali to Panauti (around 1400m.) And then to Kathmandu: After breakfast continue walk to the Typical Newari village of Panauti. This traditional Newar settlement has a particularly rural character and a variety of farm products are offered for sale throughout the town. Panauti boasts a large number of fascinating temples. This village is connected to our religion. In history they say that under the ground there is only one large stone on which Panauti village rests. There are also several years old temples, from here drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: FINAL DEPARTURE TO ONWARD DESTINATION:
Back to your destination or next programme.

Inclusions / Exclusions

PRICE INCLUSIONS:

ACCOMMODATION:
• 1 night at Dhulikhel Lodge resort or same standard
• 3 night in Homestay

TRANSPORTATION:
• Kathmandu to Dhulikhel
• Dhulikhel to balthali village
• Back to Kathmandu

TOUR:
• All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner with tea/coffee)
• Accommodation in homestay
• Sleeping bag
• Down jackets
• English speaking guide

MEAL:
• 4 BREAKFAST,
• 4 LUNCH,
• 4 DINNER

COST EXCLUSIONS:
• International flight ticket
• Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
• Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.
• Beverages like mineral water, juice, Coke, Fanta, Sprite as well as alcoholic drinks.
• Travel Insurance (Essential).
• Tips for field staff and driver.

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