NAMOBUDDHA AND BALTHALI VILLAGE TREK
Overview The Namobuddha and Balthali Village Trek also offers a delightful journey through the scenic landscapes and cultural wonders of Nepal. The adventure begins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Trekkers are introduced to the vibrant local culture and ancient heritage. After a brief orientation, the journey sets off towards the sacred site of Namobuddha. This Buddhist pilgrimage spot holds great significance. It is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha, in a previous life, offered his own body to a hungry tigress and her cubs. The tranquil ambiance and spiritual aura of Namobuddha create a serene atmosphere…
The Namobuddha and Balthali Village Trek also offers a delightful journey through the scenic landscapes and cultural wonders of Nepal.
The adventure begins in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Trekkers are introduced to the vibrant local culture and ancient heritage. After a brief orientation, the journey sets off towards the sacred site of Namobuddha. This Buddhist pilgrimage spot holds great significance. It is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha, in a previous life, offered his own body to a hungry tigress and her cubs. The tranquil ambiance and spiritual aura of Namobuddha create a serene atmosphere for trekkers to meditate and reflect.
The trek then continues to Balthali Village, a picturesque settlement nestled in the lush green hills of the Kathmandu Valley. Balthali is renowned for its terraced fields, charming countryside, and warm hospitality of the locals. The route also offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range. It includes the majestic peaks of Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal.
Throughout the journey, trekkers traverse through quaint villages, dense forests, and terraced farmlands, providing an opportunity to experience the authentic rural life of Nepal. The trek also encounters various ethnic communities like Tamangs, Newars, and Brahmins, enriching the cultural experience.
The warm and comfortable accommodations in local lodges or homestays immerse trekkers in the authentic lifestyle of the region. The traditional Nepali meals offered during the trek allow trekkers to savor the flavors of the local cuisine.
Namobuddha and Balthali Village Trek is a relatively easy and short trek, making it suitable for trekkers of all ages and experience levels. It also offers a refreshing escape from the bustling city life and provides a chance to connect with nature and spirituality. Trekkers return with cherished memories of breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and a renewed sense of inner peace.
Conclusion and Summary
In conclusion, the Namobuddha and Balthali Village Trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, spiritual exploration, and cultural immersion, making it a truly unforgettable journey in the heart of Nepal.
- Embark on short treks between villages with spectacular Himalayan views
- Stay in some of the finest hotels & lodges in the Kathmandu area
- Explore well-preserved Newari architecture in the village of Panauti
- Climb to Namo Buddha, one of Tibetan Buddhism’s holiest sites
- Gentle hiking & comfortable accommodations make this a perfect family trek
- Discover some of the Langtang Himalayan range from Namo Buddha and Balthali village.
- Walking through cultivated rice fields, mixed forest of Rhododendron, conifers trees.
- Best view of Dorje Lhakpa including some of the great mountains of the Langtang range.
- Experience mixed cultures, traditions, and lifestyles.
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet assists and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of the representatives from Everest Expeditions Nepal.
After breakfast start full day sightseeing at UNESCO heritage sites. Sightseeing at Bouddhanath Stupa– is a very important religious site for the followers of Buddhism. It is located northeast from the Kathmandu city center. The Stupa is regarded as the center of faith for the Buddhists. This is also the largest Stupa of Nepal. The Stupa rich in Buddhist arts and cultural heritage is also a popular pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath Temple is a famous, sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Pashupatinath is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. This temple is considered one of the sacred temples of the Hindu faith. This “extensive Hindu temple precinct” is a “sprawling collection of temples, ashrams, images, and inscriptions raised over the centuries and Patan Durbar Square- Enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites is a distinct place for arts and architecture that reflect on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th century. The square offers myriad opportunities for visitors willing to study and research artistic and architectural masterpieces, history and culture of Patan. The rest of the time is free on your own.
After Breakfast drive to Dhulikhel for an hour and we set up for 4 hrs hiking trip to Namobuddha. Hiking to Namobuddha is a superb hiking trip in the Kathmandu Valley combined with a visit to one of the famous Buddhist sites. Namo Buddha is a famous ancient Buddhist Monastery in Nepal situated at 1750 meters. The monastery is surrounded by Tamang settlements. There is a special Buddhist legend about King Mahasattva offering his body to a hungry tigress at this very place which makes Namo Buddha a holy site for Buddhist people.
The main attractions of this hike are the fantastic panoramic mountain views and the many Buddhist stupas on the hilltops. Namo Budhha is also famous for growing rice, mustard and millet so you can see beautiful hillside terraced farms throughout the walk. You’ll also be surprised by the number of temples, variation in landscapes and diversity of people living in harmony. Overnight at Namobuddha.
Today after breakfast we walk three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1,730m. On arrival at Balthali Village we 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 one can 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 resort. Overnight at Balthali Village.
Today, we take leisurely walk to the thriving Newari village of Panauti. Panauti is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the Khware’, is one of those tranquil spots that can intercept a dreamer for hours. On the way one can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas some fourteenth-century wooden temple struts. Having taken about six hours on foot journey, we drive back to Kathmandu.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.
*Hotels and rates are subject to change on availability.
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- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car/van/jeep/bus.
- Single Night double bedroom tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Guided sightseeing by a Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Guest house accommodation in Namobuddha and Balthali village with breakfast Plan.
- Private car transfer from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and also from Panauti to Kathmandu.
- All grounded transportation as per the given itinerary.
- English-speaking license holder Professional trekking tour guide.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
- Nepal entry visa fees are US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during your staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks, and bar bills.
- Travel Insurance to cover rescue, personal loss, or damage.
- Any donation and monument entrance fees.
- Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
NAMOBUDDHA AND BALTHALI VILLAGE TREK
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Hit the trail in style and comfort on this 5-day trek along the Balthali Villages route. Considered one of the best short treks in the world, this itinerary takes you on a series of short, low-altitude hikes past small villages, lush forests, ancient temples, and terraced farmland—all set against a backdrop of the spectacular snow-capped Himalaya. With evenings spent at some of the finest lodges and hotels in Nepal, rest and relaxation await at the end of each day.
Day 1: Kathmandu – 1300m altitude
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (B)
Day 3: Kathmandu –Namo Buddha Hiking (B)
Day 4: Namobuddha- Balthali Village walk (B)
Day 5: Balthali to Panauti (1400 m.) to Kathmandu (B)
Day 6: Departure (B)
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