Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek

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Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek

Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek Summary

    1. Namobuddha Balthali Trek Period: 4 Days
    2. Hike Difficulty: Easy grade
    3. High Altitude: 2,398 m/7,869 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 20 People
    6. Best Time: February, March, April, May, October, November and December
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Foods on hike: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Overview

Namobuddha Balthali village trek is an easy hiking/trekking destination located in the northeast of Kathmandu city, a most scenic uncrowded place out of Kathmandu valley.

Namo Buddha village and its hill station are 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 has enough good trek to explore Languor Monkeys along with. The highlights of Balthali village are – the plateau with rice terraces and potato fields, a glimpse of snowy mountains, green forests, rural hamlets, Buddhist monasteries, and as well as Indreswor Mahadev Temple in Panauti.

Drive to Khopasi town via Panauti (32-kilometer takes roughly 2 hours with a Bus). The trip starts from Khopasi passing through Sanagaun, Nyaupane Gaun, and hiking 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 on the flat ground and take snacks and enjoy the beautiful village. There are nice resorts in Balthali village, you can stop overnight and return back to Kathmandu or hike to Namo Buddha the next day. Namobuddha to Balthali hiking trip is possible at any time throughout the year..

Itinerary

Namobuddha and Balthali Village Trek itinerary details

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 tour plan is best for individuals, groups, couples, and families with kids who wish to walk in and around Kathmandu town. Try out this itinerary to get the best experience tours in Nepal.

1 DayArrival at Kathmandu valley. World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, pick you up with a private vehicle and transfer to the hotel on Thamel, Kathmandu. Refreshment and we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city which includes Boudhanath stupa (marked 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 walk back to the hotel passing the beautiful oldest market, Asan Tole. And transfer to the hotel, Ammar Guni will brief you on Namobuddha and Balthali Village hike information.

2 Day Kathmandu to Dhulikhel drive and Namobuddha hikes (1,982m/6,503 feet), 5 hours

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.

3 Day Walk from Namobuddha to Balthali village trek (2,398m/7,868 feet), 6 hours

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 that is at its best, with streams and rivers, forests and farmlands, hills and plateaus — all spread out before you like the pictures on a painter’s canvass. In the evening, stay at Balthali Village and its resort.

4 Day Discover Balthali village ! Walk to Panuiti and Return.

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 the gorgeous green woodland of Mahabharat.

Moreover walk to Panuiti town where you can see Hindu pilgrimage sites called Indreswor Mahadev Temple. After visiting these temples and squares we return to Kathmandu which takes about two hours. And our trip ends, and we wish you for a wonderful journey further.

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Cost

How much does the Namobuddha and 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) with an attached bathroom while trekking to possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Hike to Namobuddha and Balthali Village Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • Single Night double bedroom tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
  • Guided sightseeing by a Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • Guest house accommodation in Namobuddha and Balthali village with breakfast Plan.
  • Private car transfer from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and also from Panuiti to Kathmandu.
  • All grounded transportation as per the given itinerary.
  • English speaking license holder Professional trekking tour guide.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Namobuddha and Balthali village trek package Cost excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fees are US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your staying in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance to cover rescue, personal loss, or damage.
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

We can organize a private Namobuddha and Balthali village trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Is airport transfer service available on my arrival at Kathmandu airport?

Answer: Yes sure. Kindly provide us with your flight details with airport pickup requests. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the 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 the Namobuddha and Balthali village trek?

Answer: We provide you with 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 them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on Balthali Village Treks?.

Answer: The lodges have attached a restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, rice, eggs, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with this trekking?.

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges 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 buy mineral water or bring aqua tablets to purify normal water. The normal tap water often gets at local spots, villages, and shops.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: Yes, you can recharge your battery. It’s not a problem.

Question: Are there any communication facilities?.

Answer: Yes! during the trial, you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet facilities.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trek route, 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 are the payment 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 minutes bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 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 and 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 gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 3-4 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike easily with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but 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 your trek.

Namobuddha and 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 the Langtang range.
  • Experience mixed cultures, traditions, and lifestyles.

Namobuddha and Balthali Village Trek Notes

The information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you. However, the trip itinerary plan is possible to modify according to your request. 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. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Namobuddha Balthali Village Trek Review

Namobuddha hill and Balthali village trek review

Rated 5 out of 5
April 23, 2019

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.

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“What makes Namobuddha to 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, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Moreover, we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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