Balthali Village Trek (4 nights 5 days)

Trip Overview

Kathmandu valley has long been the center of culture, trade, and learning in Nepal. Among the major trekking routes of Kathmandu valley, the Balthali trek is one.

Balthali village trek is a popular trek around Kathmandu Valley, which normally could be completed in 2 days. But you can extend it up to 4 nights and 5 days.

The Balthali village, where this walk took place, is located to the east of Kathmandu. It is a little tranquil community and one of the rich cultural villages. That is located 40 kilometers from Kathmandu, just past Panuti town and Khopasi.

Since the region around Balthali is densely wooded with Sal forest, you could fully enjoy the jungle. With that, you can witness rhododendrons over there, covering the hill. Moreover, it provides a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks on the northern horizon as well as verdant terrace farms.

Well, a trip to a pristine community like this surely gives a nice impression and is worthwhile for going.

There are a number of excellent short and long hikes from a day to 5 days within Balthali Village Resort and its surrounding gives you ample opportunity and time to explore this quaint natural heaven.

Trip Outlines

Day 1: Arrival at Bhaktapur and Explore the city

Day 2: Balthali – NamoBuddha – Dhulikhel

Day 3: Dhulikhel- Nagarkot

Day 4: Nagarkot – Changu Narayan- Bhaktapur

Day 5: Optional day


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Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Bhaktapur and Explore the city

This day is gonna be a long day since we are going to visit a lot of places. First, you would have your breakfast and then you would be driven to Panauti which approximately take about an hour. Upon reaching Panauti, you would have a short cultural tour. You would be visiting the famous shrines of Panauti as well as the museum. Afterwards, you would have lunch over there and relax a bit. Then, a hike of around 2 hours from there would destine you at Balthali village. Night stay at Balthali.

Day 2Balthali - NamoBuddha - Dhulikhel

This day, after a warm breakfast, we would head toward Namobuddha. It would be a short hike yet it’s worth trying. After, we would have our lunch at Namobuddha. After resting and roaming for a while, we then head toward Dhulikhel. You could either walk back to the Dhulikhel Bus stop or choose to ride back from Namobuddha itself. If you wish to walk, it would approximately take two and a half hours to reach the Dhulikhel Bus Park. From there you would be directly transferred to the hotel. Night stay at Dhulikhel.

Day 3Dhulikhel- Nagarkot

Another hiking day. Well, today we would be driving to Banepa at first, right after breakfast. Cause, from Banepa we would start our hike to Nagarkot, the highest tower of Bhaktapur. The hike would approximately take 5-6 hours. So, we would have a remote lunch this day, on our way to Nagarkot. Upon reaching Nagarkot, you would be transferred to the Hotel. Night stay at Nagarkot.

Day 4Nagarkot - Changu Narayan- Bhaktapur

As we always suggest, not to miss the beautiful sunrise of Nagarkot, for that we would wake you up early in the morning if you don’t want to miss the sunrise too. Having lavishing breakfast with the warm sun would be one of your best experiences. Then, we would have another small hike. Right from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan via Telkot and Trishul danda. This hike offers you the beautiful scenery of both ancient burgh Bhaktapur and the white range of the Himalayas. We would also be having a visit at Changu Narayan temple which is claimed as the oldest temple of Nepal. And, we would head back to Bhaktapur. Night stay at Bhaktapur.

Day 5Optional day

This day is an escape day for you. You could either explore more about Bhaktapur on this day like the woodcarvings, yoghurt processing, pottery making, visiting monasteries and many more, or you could simply have another hike in the nearby hills. At last, we would transfer you where you would like to go.