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Six Days Trek to Balthali Village From Kathmandu

Six Days Trek to Balthali Village From Kathmandu

The Balthali Village Trek begins a short distance from Kathmandu on the side of the Kathmandu Valley. Starting your Jarsing Pauwa trek, you can travel through peaceful farming villages, lush woods, and visit ancient temples. 

Immerse oneself in local rituals and enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains of the Himalayas everywhere you turn. Today we discuss the Six Days Trek to Balthali Village from Kathmandu.

Overview of the Six Days Trek to Balthali Village From Kathmandu

  • Stay at some of the best hotels and lodges in Kathmandu.
  • Explore the well-preserved Newari architecture of the village of Panauti.
  • Experience the holy environment of Namo Buddha, one of the most sacred places of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Relax in the traditional farming villages with stunning views of the Himalayas.

Itinerary of the Six Days Balthali Trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International Airport)

Day 2: Drive From Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Jarsing Pauwa and then Trek to Nagarkot (2,175 m)

Day 3: Trek from Nagarkot (2,175 m) to Dhulikhel (1,550 m)

Day4: Trek from Dhulikhel (1,550 m) to Namo Buddha (1,750 m)

Day 5: Trek from Namo Buddha (1,750 m) to Khopasi, and then drive back to Kathmandu

Day 6: Departure from Kathmandu

Six Days Balthali Trek Itinerary in Brief

The six days Balthali Trek's itinerary has been described below:

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International Airport)

Flying to Kathmandu, you'll have a view of the gorge, the Himalayas, and the terraced fields below. Upon completion of customs, a representative will be waiting to welcome you outside the airport and lead you through the different original culture of Kathmandu's narrow twisting streets to your hotel.

Kathmandu

If you've settled in, go out and explore the area. Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu is a perfect place to start exploring, where you can stroll through narrow alleyways full of small shops, ancient temples and local restaurants. 

If you want to spread your legs, Swayambhunath, the white stupa that rises above the river, is the best place to watch the sunset over the river.

In the evening, the Thamel Tourist Center is a perfect place to have your first dinner, with a range of restaurants and lodges to choose from serving both Western and local Nepalese dishes.

Day 2: Drive From Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Jarsing Pauwa and then Trek to Nagarkot (2,175 m)

After breakfast, meet your guide in Kathmandu and take a jeep to the edge of the Kathmandu Valley. After this, head to Jarsing Pauwa, where you'll commence your walk along the Kathmandu Valley. 

Jarsing Pauwa

Explore all well-known and less well-known places and admire the enchanting views of the mountains. At night, take a trek to the hills of Nagarkot. 

Perched on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, this mountainous getaway town provides views to the north of the Himalayas and a broad landscape of rural landscapes: landscaped fields and country houses.

Day 3: Trek from Nagarkot (2,175 m) to Dhulikhel (1,550 m)

Enjoy a quick breakfast before packing your bags and head out to the ridgeline southeast of Nagarkot. Today, you can travel through community forests and open environments with small villages that rely not only on agriculture and livestock but also on forests for their everyday needs.

Nagarkot

This is a beautiful way to get close to the residents in the villages' daily lives. It's drastically different from Kathmandu, which is so similar in size, but a world apart in lifestyle terms.

Day 4: Trek from Dhulikhel (1,550 m) to Namo Buddha (1,750 m)

You're going to walk to Namo Buddha this morning, which is a quick few hours' walks. Namo Buddha is situated 25 miles (40 km) away from the chaos and commotion of Kathmandu. 

Dhulikhel

The journey takes you to the Buddhist pilgrimage site on the hilltop of Panauti in the Kavre district. The main draw of your tour of Namo Buddha is the Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery where young monks come to study.

Day 5: Trek from Namo Buddha (1,750 m) to Khopasi, and then drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast in a lovely setting viewing the mountains, take the morning to discover Tamang Buddhist culture in contrast to Tibetan Buddhism. Take a brief easy walk down the hill and see Namo Buddha's little stupa.

Namo Buddha

This stupa symbolizes Siddhartha Gautam's selfless act of giving his body to a starving tigress, which is said to have led to his desire to attain enlightenment and eventually to Buddhahood. 

Learn about the importance of the site and its site in the local Tamang tradition, before hiking a short distance to the recently constructed Tibetan Buddhist monastery situated on the hilltop just above Stupa.

Balthali Village

From here, you will continue through plains and farmland to the peaceful village of Balthali, where you will have a picnic lunch on your way. Then you're going to continue to the town of Khopasi. 

Here again, we have beautiful views of the mountains and can appreciate the beauty of village life — even if it's a steep walk back to the village after you left your pack at the hotel, it's worth the effort. 

After visiting Khopasi and your last panoramic view of the Himalayas, you can swap your trekking boots for the four wheels of your car as you travel back to Kathmandu.

Day 6: Departure from Kathmandu

It's time to say good-bye to Nepal. Enjoy your final moments in Kathmandu with a quick breakfast at the café, a final walk through the narrow alleys and temples, and a previous souvenir buying. 

Your driver from the travel agency will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you back home to the airport. It's safe to be at the airport at least two hours before departure.

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