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Kathmandu Balthali Village Trek -5 days

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Kathmandu Balthali Village Trek, an easy-difficult short trekking starts from Kathmandu, Changunarayan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Balthali village, Panauti. The 5 days Balthali Village Trek is to experience the lifestyle of local people, along with lush green forests, ancient temples, and terraced farmland. The four season trek is suitable for family with children, seniors, and young couples who love trekking in Nepal in a short time. Balthali is a beautiful village is in a short drive from Kathmandu, on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley rim passes through small farming villages. The short Balthali village trek is ideal for time bound nature lovers. Autumn, Spring and Winter are the best season for Kathmandu Balthali Trek. We cater Kathmandu 5 day Balthali Village Trekking package cost with fixed group departure dates for 2021, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024.

Kathmandu Balthali Trek is one of the most beautiful village trekking in Nepal. If you want to get out of the busy city, Balthali village is the best choice to learn Nepali rural life and culture. The small settlement of Balthali village is around 40km away from Kathmandu. Moreover, the village is situated at the junction of two rivers.

Balthali village is an outstanding place for isolation and relaxation. Enjoy the special atmosphere and the surrounding Nepali countryside with lush rice fields with traditional farm houses. Have a look at the picturesque snowy peaks of Langtang and Mahabharat Range. In addition, explore Balthali village with lush forest with various floras, Colorful rhododendron, Magnolia and Sal trees.

Kathmandu Balthali Trek is especially good for nature lovers and bird watchers. The Balthali village trek is the best way to view the majestic sunset and sunrise. Balthali Village Trekking in Kathmandu is good for all age group traveler. This is a home stay trek where people will warmly welcome and provide good services. You will not require any previous hiking experience. A beginner level of trekkers can trek to Balthali village in Kathmandu. The healthy body and mind is helpful for the trek.

Balthali Village Trek is an easy-beautiful 5 day trek in Kathmandu, Nepal. You will get the best trekking experience, landscapes and the Himalayan views during 5 day trek in Balthali village from Kathmandu.

Why Kathmandu Balthali Village Trek

  • Short Village Trekking in Kathmandu
  • Experience the village life and culture
  • Know about Nepal, and its beauty.

Trip Itinerary


After breakfast, we drive to Changu Narayan (1500m), which is situated approximately 20 km east of Kathmandu. Changu Narayan is said to be the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage monument list. We then trek to Nagarkot (2175m) walking through the pine forest along the villages with splendid view of the valley and mountains, this walk is truly beautiful. It is one the most panoramic destinations of Nepal for landscapes and mountain views including Mt Everest. Especially known for is this place for it’s magnificent sunrise and sunset views.


Early in the morning, we will enjoy the stunning sunrise view from the hotel. After breakfast, we start a gentle walk for the first hour and go through the pine forest downhill enjoying the different landscapes. Afterwards, we walk through paddy fields and small villages which gets us closer to the local people and their lifestyle. An approximate walk of five to six hours will take us to Dhulikhel, an ancient town situated 30 km east of Kathmandu. The Newar town of Dhulikhel offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views of the Himalayan range – with views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa ( 6966 m), Gauri Shankar ( 7145 m) and Langtang ( 7324 m).

We can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west. The old part of this town is an interesting area to wander around with some fine old Nepalese buildings and several interesting temples.


After breakfast in Dhulikhel, we walk to the Namo Buddha (1982m), situated on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach it from Dhulikhel. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Later, we walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1730m. Overnight in Balthali Village.


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 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 Balthali village.


Today, we take a leisurely walk to the thriving Newari village of Panauti. On the way you can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas that feature some fourteenth century wooden temple struts and drive back to Kathmandu.

What's included?

Full fledged Cost

  • Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
  • Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book only on your request.

Elementary Cost

  • Road transfer cost -from trekking start to end point to Kathmandu-Changunarayan-Khopasi-Panauti-Kathmandu.
  • Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
  • All Trekking permit local government taxes and TIMS card.
  • All government taxes, vat, company service charge.

What's not included?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing entrance fee in Kathmandu Valley
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
  • Nepal visa fee
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • All personal trekking equipment like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
  • Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
  • Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom during the trek.
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

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Kathmandu Balthali Trek Accommodation

Kathmandu Balthali Trek accommodation provide in two/three Star standard hotel service during this trekking. Rooms are typically available on sharing based with attached bathrooms. Trek, the lodges/ hotel usually have available the hot shower and cold water .


Kathmnadu Balthali Trek Meals/Food

Trekkers can choose a meal/food from the menus at the guest house/ hotel . Typical meals on Chisapani trek includes omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, mo mo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chow mien. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is all you can eat and always a good choice. If you are non-vegetarian we will provides us meat items during trek and we suggest trekkers stick with vegetarian options.

There is not a problem for vegetarian food and in fact we recommend that everyone stick with a vegetarian diet on the trek as the local meat is not refrigerated properly. If you have special dietary requirements just let us know and we will make sure to assist with the proper menu.


Kathmandu Balthali Trek Weather/Temperature

Weather/Temperature in Summer Balthali trek in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in Balthali is between 20 to 25 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in Balthali during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is 13 degree centigrade and a maximum of 5 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.

Weather/Temperature in Autumn Balthali trek lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the Balthali . The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 3 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between -7 to - 15 degrees in November

Weather/Temperature in Winter Balthali trek in December, January and February. The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at Balthali is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the Balthali winters is 8 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around -7 degrees but it can go as low as -15 degrees.

Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy Balthali . The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all Balthak lovers.The nighttime temperatures, although sometimes below zero are not alarmingly low. The lowest that nighttime temperatures get is -8 in March. This increases to -5 degrees in April and -3 in May.


Kathmandu Balthali Trek Equipment

Proper preparation and equipment will give you a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu Nepal. Below is the recommended trekking equipment list for comfortable Kathmandu Balthali trek.
Day trek pack
Sunscreen
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Sunglasses
Headlamp with extra batteries
Favorite Snacks
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Toilet Paper
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Head/Hands
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Lightweight Gloves
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Gaiters (optional)
Body/Leg/Bag
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Sweatshirt (optional)
Fleece Pants
Trekking Pants (2)
Shorts (optional)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Waterproof Pants
FootWear
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Rucksack(Duffel Bag)/Daypacks
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Personal Prescriptions
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Wet wipes
Panty Liners and Tampons
Sun/Face lotion
Hair brush
Hair ties
Hand warmers
Ear plugs for sleeping
Money/Paperwork
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
Spending Money
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Other Items
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper

FAQs


The rooms/accommodation on Kathmandu Balthali Trek are all very basic hotel. There are many nice, cozy and well-furnished rooms available with the delicious food menu and great hospitality in the guest house and hotel.


Yes, If you had not done trekking before then, this trek will be best for the startups which are the moderate level of trekking.


You will need to carry a good-sized of a day pack where you could put your personal belonging items, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, hat, a fleece jacket and gloves. You can carry yourself also or you can hire the porters who will carry the bigger packs with your clothes. They will carry packs up to 15kg /25 kg.


Yes, there are electricity/power in most of the guest house/ hotel in Kathmandu trekking area . On trekking area, you will get good facilitate service of electricity as well as get free charging facilitate also, some of areas you will have pay certain amount extra for charging . The battery charging cost range as per hour in some areas.


Yes, insurance is almost needed 100% in trekking area. Injury and altitude sickness are far too common on trek. So it is best to pick up insurance World.


Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), these are the best season to go on a trek in every region . The sky is clear at this time, and you will get to see panoramic views of mountains range.


If someone get sick in the group, a fellow trekker in the group has to descend, then a porter/assistant guide would go with them. So the person descending would be well looked after and it would not impact on the rest of the group's experience. Emergencies are dealt with by the guide and depending on the severity. In a serious case evacuation would be by helicopter.


There is no specify training method to recommend that applies to each individual. The training you should do to prepare for Kathmandu Balthali trek depends on your current level of fitness and any medical conditions.Trekking region is suitable for almost all people with moderate fitness. It does not need any prior experience and running, walking, and swimming are the fitness activities to get involved in the excursion.


There are between 2 to 12 fellow travellers in the group. The Kathmandu Balthali Village trek is a popular trip so most of our groups are fully booked. The groups typically are a mix of individuals, couples or friends travelling together. The ages differ and trekkers can be in their 10's to 60's. The group comprises of people from all nationalities.


Trekking in Kathmandu Balthali Village is considered easy & moderate in difficulty level, but still, a good level of fitness is required to complete the trek. As long as you are physically fit and possess sound health, you can go on the trek. We have a flexible route with enough acclimatization and rest days before heading towards higher elevation.


Kathmandu Balthali village trek is not dangerous at all because trekking in Balthali is considered easy trails. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern to everyone in those trekking areas . It depends on the person, how he/she is going to react to altitude regardless of their fitness and experience.


Weather/Temperature in Summer Balthali trek in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in Balthali is between 20 to 25 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in Balthali during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is 13 degree centigrade and a maximum of 5 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.

Weather/Temperature in Autumn Balthali trek lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the Balthali . The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 3 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between -7 to - 15 degrees in November

Weather/Temperature in Winter Balthali trek in December, January and February. The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at Balthali is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the Balthali winters is 8 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around -7 degrees but it can go as low as -15 degrees.

Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy Balthali . The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all Balthak lovers.The nighttime temperatures, although sometimes below zero are not alarmingly low. The lowest that nighttime temperatures get is -8 in March. This increases to -5 degrees in April and -3 in May.


You will be get Wifi and phone network some where might not work the access . However, most of the guesthouses/hotel offer Wifi for free or for a little charge. It is better not to rely on the internet and enjoy your trip.


Yes, you will be able to use ATM and Credit Cards during the trip . As you can use ATM Card in Kathmandu valley and major cities, it’s better to have cash.


The hotel in Kathmandu provides the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.


This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.


Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.


These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some charges. Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! You can also buy the adapters in the super markets or electronic shops in the Kathmandu city. Our guide can help you with it.


According to the size of your groups, it differs. The vehicles will be small and light so that it can be handled easily and safely through the narrow roads of Nepal. It can be a car, minibus, land cruiser, van, Jeep.

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