Balthali Village Hike
Balthali Village Hike is a short hiking trip and suitable for people who have limited time; also want to go to the higher Himalayan destination. This hike is suitable for people like businessmen, elderly people, family group etc. and also for a family trip in Nepal. Balthali Village Hike offers fantastic journeys, exceptional hamlet stands at an outstanding place of isolation and relaxation amidst a surround of typical Nepali countryside with terraced rice fields and ochre thatched farmhouses.
Balthali village (1730m) is a beautiful settlement located 40 Km away from Kathmandu. It lies at the intersection of the Roshi and Ladkhu Rivers. The Balthali hiking trip is also a natural trip to explore the spectacular green hill views, the northern Himalayas including Mt. Everest along with sunrise and sunset views.
The settlement of the Balthali village is really traditional and attractive. Here the houses are of pagoda style with different colors. The surrounding location is full of green farmlands and forests; the backside is the high hills of lush green Maharabharat Range. The forests are also covered with colorful rhododendron, pine and Saal trees. Balthali village hike leads through the beautiful tourist destination Dhulikhel, historical Namobuddha monastery and several ascending and descending on the foothills. Namobuddha bears an interesting history of a princes sacrifice to fulfill the hunger of a tigress and her cubs. These attractions are also very fabulous in your hiking holidays in Nepal.
Day 01: Sundarijal to Chisapani.
Day 02: Chisapani to Nagarkot.
Day 03: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel.
Day 04: Dhulikhel to Balthali.
Day 05: Balthali to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Sundarijal to Chisapani(2300m/7,545 Feet )
Transfer from Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle and admire the Nepalese scenery on the 1-hour drive. Start your 4.5-hour trek upon arrival in Chisapani, entering the spectacular Shivapuri National Park. Established in 2002, the park provides panoramic views of the jagged peaks of the 2nd highest mountain in the Kathmandu Valley, as well as an abundance of pine and oak forest flora, fed by the fertile watershed landscape.
Along the way, you will come to the village of Mulkharka, home to the traditional Tamang people. Descend the mountain trails to Chisapani, where you will check in to your overnight lodge accommodation.
Day 02: Chisapani to Nagarkot(2100m/6,889 Feet)
Wake to see the heart-stopping snow-capped mountain views to the north. After breakfast, start your 2.5-hour trek to Chauki Bhanjag, where you will pause for lunch with the mountains of the north as your backdrop. The afternoon, 3-hour descent takes you to Nagarkot, where on a clear day you can see the Himalayas stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. Check into your hotel accommodation for the night.
Day 03: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel(1440m)
Today you can enjoy breakfast with a view before packing up your bags and heading out along the ridgeline to the southeast of Nagarkot. On today’s trek you pass through community forest and open landscapes with small villages that rely not only on farming and livestock, but also on the forest for their daily needs. This is a great chance to get close to the daily life of the people of the villages. It is vastly different from Kathmandu, which is so close in terms of distance, but ‘a world away’ in terms of lifestyle
Day 04: Dhulikhel to Balthali(1730m)
Through Devisthan, Kavre Vanzung, Nama Buddha, Balthali. 7 hrs (18 km) .Lunch at Namobuddha Restaurant. Overnight at Local Lodge.
Day 05: Balthali to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu via Khopasi & Panauti. 3 hours.
- Airport Pick up and Drop
- 3 star category hotel in kathmandu and Nagarkot and Dhulikhel including Breakfast on twin sharing basis
- Local Lodge during Trek including Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner.
- National park entrance fees,
- English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide and Porter (1 porter for 2 trekker ) to carry Luggage.
- Private transport to Trekking Starting point and Ending Point.
- Trekking crew meals and accommodation
- Cultural program with farewell dinner
- All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
- Entrance Fees
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters,etc)
- Services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ section
- Tips for guides and porters
- Extra night accommodation if required
General Trekking Equipment usually we recommend to have below things while you are in Nepal for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short Trek around Kathmandu .
- Day back pack
- Nepalese Money
- Address book
- Walking Boots
- T shirts
- Walking Trousers
- Wash Gear (compact)
- Sun Block
- First Aid pack + any extra medication
- Sun Glasses
- Digital Camera + extra batteries + charger & leads
- Mobile Phone (Buy Local SIM card)
- Battery chargers for above
- Small Padlock
- Water Bottle
- Water Purifier
- Pocket knife
- Head Torch
- Trekking Pole(s)
- Guidebook / Maps
- Waterproof / Windproof Jacket
- An Umbrella
- Insect repellent cream
- Personal toiletries
- Hand sanitizer
- Personal toiletries
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu
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