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Namobuddha and Balthali village trek

Namobuddha and Balthali village trek
Overview

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 Langtang range.
  • Experience the mixed cultures, tradition and their life styles.

Namobuddha and Balthali village trek is an easy hiking / trekking destination located on north east of Kathmandu city. It is most scenic and uncrowded as only a small number of tourists visit. Namo Buddha hill station and hike to Balthali village trekking is a short and delightful during your short stay in Nepal which allure for its nature environment, village life of locals. As Balthali village to Namobuddha is lonely trek, it is also good trek to explore Langoor Monkeys. Balthali village hiking is in the plateau with rice terraced fields, glimpse of snowy Himalayas, green forests, rural hamlets, Buddhist monasteries and as well as Indreswor mahadev Temple of Panuiti.< Drive to Khopasi via Panauti (32 kms takes roughly 1:15 hours), starting the hiking from Khopasi passing through Sanagaun, Nyaupane Gaun and hike down. You can hike through Ladkeshor Mahadve temple (one of the name of Lord Shiva) and follow the trail north along the river. One can rest at flat ground and take snacks and enjoy beautiful Balthali village. For the option; there are resorts in Balthali where could stay a night and either return back to Kathmandu or hike up to Namo Buddha for another day. Namobuddha to Balthali hiking is a soft adventure trekking or tour and can be done in any time through out the year.

Itinerary

Namobuddha and Balthali village Trek detail itinerary

Our trek to Namobuddha hill and Balthali village trek is a classical trek itinerary to discover the scenic Himalayan view and as well as to visit Buddhist and Hindu Pilgrimage destination. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to walk around or near by Kathmandu with in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary.

Day 01 Arrived 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 B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Sightseeing.

In the morning after breakfast, we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city which includes Boudhanath stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal), Pasupatinath temple (holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and hike to Namobuddha (1982m/6,481 ft), 5 hours walking

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. During your journey, you can touch the fertile rice and orange terraces to reach Namobuddha. When you stand on the premises of a near the Nmobuddha monastery, you will simply be bowled over by its magnificence. Lift your eyes from it and see around, you will see enjoy equally good views, down from the stream-basins to the mountaintops. Namobuddha is historically important and it is a great Buddhist pilgrimage destination where you can visit monastery. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 04 Trek from Namobuddha to Balthali village (2,398 m/7,842 ft), 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 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. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05 Discover Balthali village ! Walk to Panuiti and Return.

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 an 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. We than walk to Panuiti town where you can see a Hindu pilgrimage sites called Indreswor Mahadev Temple. After visiting around this temples and squares we return Kathmandu which takes about two hours.

Day 06Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does Namobuddha and Balthali village trek cost?

Namobuddha and Balthali village trek or tour cost is available now on USD 499.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 115.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. 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.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within 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.
  • A special gift from our company.

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
Group join

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

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience to do Namobuddha and Balthali village trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

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 cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to 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 this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along the trek, they 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 shower along this trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have hot and cold shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Namobuddha and Balthali village Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking day 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.

Is there any communication facilities on Namobuddha and Balthali village trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet services as well.

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 works 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 mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Namobuddha and Balthali village hill trekking?

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: When walking in the mountains, 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 on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 3 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.

Note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what 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 be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes this trip 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 the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Namobuddha hill and Balthali village trek review

Great landscapes and Highly recommended agency !.

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

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.

Trip Price : USD 499 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 5 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy
    3. Max Altitude: 2,398 m/7,842 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Sept – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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