• Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Price from $229 / person
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 1750 Meters

Namobuddha Balthali Hike is one of best cultural trekking trail through beautul hamlet, terraced farm lands and religious heritages around Kathmandu. This 3 days trip outside Kathmandu offers excursion through the spiritual Namobuddha Monastery, beautiful villages and pristine landscape on the way that takes you to the charming hamlet of the Balthali. This 3 day short trip from Kathmandu valley, trek to Balthali stopping at Namobuddha is the best choice for novice and senior travelers as it offers trekking experience with pleasant walk. 

From Kathmandu, our private transportation drops us at Dhulikhel then hike begins to Namobuddha; one of the most significant Buddhist sacred site and visit around the outstanding premises of Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery at Namobuddha. It is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Nepal, this is the place where Shakyamuni Buddha was believed to have his body sacrificed himself to feed a starving tigress and her cobs some 6000 years ago in his previous life.

The Himalayan panorama of Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishanker range can be seen from the trek. Balthali village is a beautiful location and a plain land region, surrounded by the green hills. Hike to Balthali is outstanding due to the sub-hike to Ladkeshor Mahadev, located beside the Roshi Khola (River). The scenery around is such a wonderful that you will forget everything and focus on praise of nature and rejoice your holiday.

Highlights

  • One of the best 3 day trip outside Kathmandu Valley.
  • Places of interests such as Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Balthali Village and Panauti.
  • 3 Day relaxing itinerary suited for seniors and family trek.from Kathmandu
  • Local village life style,  Buddhist monasteries, old temples  and great landscape. 

Itinerary

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After a nice morning breakfast; ride  car to Dhulikhel - a town high on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley. We hike toward Namobuddha, one of the most blessed Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal.

Today’s walk will be around three hours, allowing you enough time to enjoy tour through the local villages and terraced farm lands, your stop for the night is at Namobuddha Monastery. It is only small, but it is extremely important to Tibetan Buddhists, as it commemorates Siddhartha Gautam’s act of offering his body to a hungry tigress, which is said to have contributed to his ability to achieve enlightenment and, ultimately, Buddha-hood. A short walk above the stupa is the newly built Tibetan Buddhist monastery perched on the hilltop. Arriving here around mid-afternoon, you can just relax, or head to a lookout point close by for a stunning sunset. You have dinner with monks today. No meat and alcohol here as we are staying in the monastery premises.  

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery
  • 1750m
  • Namobuddha

After having breakfast with a panoramic view, take a short walk downhill to the rural villages. From here, continue walking through fields and orchards to the quiet village of Balthali. Here again there are amazing views of the mountains, farmland, and villages. Overnight at the Balthali Village Resort.

  • Breakfast
  • Balthali Village Resort
  • 1600m
  • Balthali

After last breakfast with this spectacular view, start the short trek to Khopasi. Most of today’s trail is along a dirt road, passing beautiful small villages, terraced fields and amazing views. Your car will be waiting for you there. We stop at Panauti - a classic Newari town of ancient temples and monuments, where you can discover. Panauti is one of the best-preserved Newari towns in the country, and has been spared any earthquake damage over the years because of the popular belief that it is built upon a single, large rock. The town is built in the signature Newar style, with pink brick and carved wooden temples beside the river. After exploring, give your feet a rest by hopping into a car for the drive back to Kathmandu. En route, stop at Bhaktapur, one of the three ancient cities within the Kathmandu Valley. Lying 14 kilometers east of Kathmandu city, Bhaktapur was founded in the 9th century, and the old city plan is shaped like a sacred conch shell. Not only because of its famous carved peacock windows but also due to its museum, Bhaktapur is the centre of traditional Nepalese wood carving.

After touring Bhaktapur, continue to Kathmandu and check into one of the nicest hotels in town, Dwarika’s Hotel. The place is not just a hotel, but practically a museum of traditional arts and crafts, with unique antique furniture and fittings in each room. If you’re on a tighter budget, there are numerous other boutique hotels around the city that offer a similar charm without the price tag.

  • Not included
  • Not included
  • 1300m
  • Kathmandu
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • One registered English speaking local guide for Namobuddha - Balthali hike.
  • One night deluxe room in Balthali Village Resort in twin/double occupancy basis.
  • Accommodation in Thrangu Monastery at Namobuddha on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners during the tour.
  • Mineral water during the tour.
  • Private ground transportation to and from the trekking,
  • Guide fee and all his / her expenses.
  • Local taxes, vat and office service charge.

What's Excluded

  • Transportation, accommodation & meals in Kathmandu / Bhaktapur
  • Bar drinks and beverages such as coke, fanta, can juice etc.
  • Personal travel insurance and hiking gears.
  • Personal nature expenses such as toiletries, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide/driver

 

Please note: Alcohol and meat is prohibited at Thrangu Monastery at Namo Buddha but no problem and Balthali Village Resort. Usually the accommodation in the monastery from April to August is not available as they have Tibetan language classes and meditation courses for foreign visitors in this case we will arrange the accommodation other than in monastery, please contact us with your travel detail for more information. 

Availabilities

Wilderness Excursion is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departure any dates you date and time select.
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
July 27, 2020 July 29, 2020 Available US$229
July 31, 2020 August 02, 2020 Available US$229

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