Balthali Village Hike - 6 Days

Trip Overview

Balthali Village Hike is one of the outstanding destination close to Kathmandu valley. This trek is categorized as an easy trek, suitable for those who are looking for easy homestay and family trekking. The village ‘Balthali’ is located just beyond to ‘Panauti’ other ancient trading town. The hike offers a good sunrise, fabulous view of different snowcapped peaks in the Himalayas and countless rice field terraces in the west and the green forest of Mahabharata range in the south. The most beneficial things of this hike is warm in the winter and chill in the summer,  the route is less crowded as well. Only a small number of traveler choose this type of short trips whilst most of the visitors go to major trekking routes. The Balthali area would be the best choice for nature lovers, it has a wide variety of flora, the colorful forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Sal trees. Visiting the old sanctuaries monuments and temples such as Namobuddha, Indreshwor Mahadev, Bramayani will give you additional pleasure during the hike.

Additional Information

If the suggested itineraries are not up to the mark, we can even customize your trip as per your need with a special group discount. Kindly contact us at info@amazingnepaltrek.com for detail information. You can also contact us by calling at +977-9851116042 for 24/7 support. We speak English, Hindi, and Nepali.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 03: Drive to Dhulikhel and trek to Balthali Village  (2400m/7874ft)

Day 04: Full Day Explore Balthali Village

Day 05: Balthali to Panauti back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 06: Final Departure

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world-famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world-famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.

Day 03: Drive to Dhulikhel and trek to Balthali Village  (2400m/7874ft) 5-6hrs

After your breakfast in Kathmandu, you take approx an hour drive to Dhulikhel (30.5km) and start your trek to Namo Buddha (1982m/6502ft) and then to Balthali (2400m/7874ft). After walking 3 hours with a view of local villages and rice terraces we will arrive at Namo Buddha, a sacred Buddhist place where Lord Buddha saved the life of a tiger dying from hunger by giving his own flesh. From here another couple of hour pleasant walk will take you to the Balthali village at the altitude of (2400m/7874ft). Overnight in Balthali at the Local homestay.

Day 04: Full Day Explore Balthali Village

You can explore around a typical Buddhist village Danda Gaon where a Buddhist community lives. Similarly, you can walk to Pada  Gaon to have a majestic view of whole Himalayan ranges to the north and beautiful green forest to Mahabharat Range. After having a pleasant walk come back to Balthali for the overnight stay.

Day 05: Balthali to Panauti back to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) 4-5hrs

After breakfast, the walk continues to the Typical Newari village of Panauti. This traditional Newar settlement has a particularly rural character and a variety of farm products are offered for sale throughout the town. Panauti boasts a large number of fascinating temples. After your lunch in Panauti drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 06: Final Departure

Yes, we will see you off at the Tribhuvan International airport.

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Service Included:

  • All airport transfers 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites 
  • Ground transport by private Car as per itinerary 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits 
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • 2 nights mountain accommodation in homestay
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Service not Included:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
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Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the trekking route is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the trekking route is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you with every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.


After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, you have to be careful while packing your bag or luggage.
Moreover, there is an allowance of 15kg per person on domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch


  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down-filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of the trek)


  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear


  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers


  • Gore-tex gloves


  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of the trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material

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