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Balthali Village & Namobuddha Hike: 3 Days

Key Information

  • Duration:3 Days
  • Primary Activity:Hiking
  • Group Size:1-25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Meals:All included
  • Accomodation:Monastery Lodge
  • Max-Altitude:1,750 m.
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:Tamang, Newar

Balthali Village & Namobuddha Hike: 3 Days

This short village trek around Kathmandu valley in Nepal is the perfect getaway from the bustling city and it’s just within an hour’s drive from Kathmandu!

This Balthali Village & Namobuddha Hike offers splendid views of different Himalayan ranges and is very popular amongst nature lovers and bird watchers. You can spend your days exploring and discovering some excellent species of wildlife, local traditions, and civilization untouched by modernity. This “off the beaten path location” has infinite trials leading to many villages inhabited by the Tamang and Newari ethnic tribes. You don’t have to be extremely fit to do this small hike, making it accessible for everyone.

This isolated Balthali Village Trek rewards you with stunning landscapes, friendly and hospitable people, and magnificent views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, and Everest on the northern horizon.

You will also get the chance to explore Namobuddha – one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists in Nepal. You will spend your second night here in the local monastery where you can mingle with the local resident monks.

This amazing hike is great for those who don’t want to or are not able to visit the major trekking routes, but still want that authentic, magical taste of Nepal.


Day 01: Drive to Panauti (1 hour) | Walk to Balthali Village Resort (2 hours)

From Kathmandu, we will drive an hour to Panauti where we will stop and explore an 800-year-old Hindu temple of statues of Bishnu, the Sun God – Surya, and the Moon God – Chandra. Along the river bank is an opportunity to visit the local Ghats – a cremation ground. From Panauti, we will walk for 2-3 hours through paddy fields and up to Balthali Village Resort. (B, L, D)

Day 1

Day 02: Excursion around Balthali | Walk to Namobuddha.

After breakfast, we will explore 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 we will see tremendous views of the whole Himalayan range. We continue our trek to Namobuddha through the beautiful green forest of Mahabharat. Namobuddha is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists in Nepal. From here, you will have wonderful views of Gauri Shanker and of the magnificent Himalayas. We stay overnight in the monastery. (B, L, D)

Day 2

Day 03: Namobuddha – Dhulikhel (1440m) – 3-4 hours walk | Drive to Kathmandu.

Today, after breakfast we continue our trek to Dhulikhel by following the trail to Kavre Bhanjyang before hiking up to the top of Dhulikhel Mountain where we will see a giant statue of Lord Buddha. Explore the surroundings and enjoy views of Dhulikhel Town before we drive back to the city Kathmandu. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Cost of Balthali Hike: 3 Days

Price Per Person: $270

(Contact us for Group Discounts!)

Note: Please feel free to ask us for a tailor-made itinerary that suits your interest, time, and budget.

The cost includes the following services :

  • Hiking guide
  • Entry Permit Fee
  • All land transportation
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Accommodation in guesthouse and monstery
  • First aid kit

Service Excluded

  • Personal expenses such as all kinds of drinks, beverages, etc
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Hotel accommodation, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu

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