Namobuddha Balthali village trek is an easy hiking/trekking destination located on the northeast of Kathmandu city, a most scenic uncrowded place out of Kathmandu valley.
Namo Buddha village and its hill station is very popular for the Buddhism pilgrimage tour. Hike to Balthali village is a short walk allure for its natural environment, tiny villages with locals lifestyles and delightful landscapes.
Balthali village to Namobuddha is lonely and enough good trek to explore Languor Monkeys along with. The most highlights of Balthali village is – the plateau with rice terraces and potato fields, glimpse of snowy mountains, green forests, rural hamlets, Buddhist monasteries and as well as Indreswor Mahadev Temple in Panauiti.
Drive to Khopasi town via Panauti (32-kilometer takes roughly 2 hours with Bus). The trip starts from Khopasi passing through Sanagaun, Nyaupane Gaun, and hike down to Panauti, Lakeshore Mahadev temple (one of the names of Lord Shiva) and follows the trail north along the river.
Moreover you can rest at the flat ground and take snacks and enjoy the beautiful village. There are nice resorts in Balthali village, you can stop for overnight and return back to Kathmandu or hike up to Namo Buddha on the next day. Namobuddha to Balthali hiking trip is possible at any time throughout the year..
Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek itinerary detail
This is a classical trek itinerary to discover the scenic Himalayan view and as well as to visit Buddhist and Hindu Pilgrimage destinations. The particular is suitable for world travelers who wish to walk near Thamel Kathmandu within a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
In the morning after breakfast, we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city which includes Boudhanath stupa (mark as the oldest stupa in Nepal), Pasupatinath temple holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to the hotel.
Drive to Dhulikhel and Hike to Namobuddha hill station. Hike to Namobuddha hill station offers fabulous panoramic views of the Jugal mountain range including Dorje Lhakpa. Furthermore, you can touch the fertile rice field and orange terraces to reach the Namo Buddha hill. Namobuddha hill is historically important and it is a great Buddhist pilgrimage destination where you can visit a monastery. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.
Sunrise view and again you will have touchy view of fertile farms and villages located on the way as we move ahead. During the trek you can walk over the part of the countryside to the east of Kathmandu is at its best, with streams and rivers, forests and farmlands, hills and plateaus — all spread out before you like the pictures in a painter’s canvass. In the evening, stay at Balthali Village and its resort.
Just go to visit a typical Tamang village, Dada Gaun, where a Buddhist Community lives. It is very traditional and secluded in the modern world. Here people and animals live together side by side. We walk to Pada Gaun (2,100m), for a good view of the whole Himalayan range to the north and beautiful green forest of Mahabharat.
Moreover walk on to Karnali, a hamlet of nature, and follow the banks of the Ladku River back to the resort. We then walk to Panuiti town where you can see Hindu pilgrimage sites called Indreswor Mahadev Temple. After visiting around these temples and squares we return Kathmandu which takes about two hours.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek cost?
Hike from Namobuddha to Balthali village trek route is available on USD 499 per person is in standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Hike to Namobuddha Balthali Village Cost Includes:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
- 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Guest house accommodation in Namobuddha and Balthali village within BB Plan
- Private car transfer from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and aslo from Panuiti to Kathmandu .
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
- Professional English speaking license holder trekking tour guide.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during your staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Namobuddha and Balthali village trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Kindly provide us your flight details with airport pickup requests. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience to do Namobuddha and Balthali village trek?
Answer: No ! You do not need previous experience.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Namobuddha and Balthali village trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek Tour?
Answer: The lodges have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season).
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with this trekking?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a hot and cold shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Namobuddha and Balthali village Trekking?
Answer: There are some shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy for drinking.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: Yes, you can recharge your battery. Its not a problem.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek Tour?
Answer: Yes ! during the route you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet facilities.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage on request (pay an extra cost) but as you are going just for 2 days hiking, you need just basic things.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: The distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 3-4 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls?
Answer: Walking pools are not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek Highlights
- Discover some of the Langtang Himalayan range from Namo Buddha and Balthali village.
- Walking through cultivated rice fields, mixed forest of Rhododendron, conifers trees.
- Best view of Dorje Lhakpa including some of the great mountains of Langtang range.
- Experience the mixed cultures, tradition and their life styles.
Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek Notes
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Moreover, we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
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We have done 2 treks with Ammar and his crew. Our guide, Som, was fantastic and the porters happy and reliable. Ammar is great to deal with. We are coming again next year and will use Gokyo Treks and Expedition. Dr Robert Arthur Hilton, Melbourne, Australia.
Price : USD 499 Per Person
- Duration of Trek: 5 Days
- Max Altitude: 2,398 m/7,842 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Sept – May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Foods on hike: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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