Balthali Village Tour

  • Trip Cost:US$ 390 (P/P)
  • Duration:6 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Easy

Meals: Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on trek and breakfast on cities.

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Home stay During the Trek/Tour and Hotel in Cities.

Why This Trip?

  • To visit the Balthali Village.
  • To expereince lifestyle and local people of the area.
  • To visit Cultural Heritages in Kathmandu.

Escape Nepal holidays offer you tour and trek to the Balthali Village and Balthali Village Tour (Trek) starts with a day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu then we will drive to Khopasi the next morning then hike to a small village named Balthali Village which is a small sleepy settlement, located at the junction of Roshi and Ladku Khola River.

Balthali Village stands on a plateau which is just beyond Khopasi, 40km away from Kathmandu Valley, the Capital of Nepal. The area surrounding the Balthali is thickly forested with plentiful floras, colorful rhododendron and Sal trees cover the hill that undulates and opens out to terrace fields. The trek in the pure village like this has a pleasant feeling and worth for knowing the village culture and also we can promote Village Tourism in Nepal. After dusk a myriad of flickering lights below the valley of Balthali Village comes alive. Nature lovers and bird watchers can spend days exploring and discovering some exceptional species of wildlife, tradition and culture untouched by the modernity yet. This 'off the beaten track' has endless trials leading to some ethnic tribes thus, offering excellent short hikes and mountain biking on the easy trials. Many of the sacred and ancient temples and monasteries such as Namo Buddha, Indreshwar Mahadev, Brahmayani temples are located in this region and still needs to be discovered and unveil its mysterious past. There are a number of excellent short and long hikes from a day to 6 days within Balthali Village Resort and its surrounding gives you ample opportunity and time to explore this quaint natural heaven. 

Escape Nepal have designed 06day itinerary for the Balthali village tour and we departure for Balthali privately, means you can start and take the tour to the balthali any day you want and the visit to the Balthali would be great top on after the compeltion of the world popular trekking such the the Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Base camp or any other trekking in Nepal, so, contact us if the set given itinerary is not suitable for you and you want to have longer days in Balthali or you have limited days and still want to see the village then our team is always happy to tailor your holidays and arrange it as per your need and interests.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): transfer to hotel: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters): and you will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the surroundings. Window shopping would be a good start to look around. Your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows. Probably the most in the world; however, these unusual sights are sometimes welcome & interesting, overnight at hotel (A)

Day 02.Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation: After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional tour guide. Your tour will include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple - Swayambhunath {note, there are real monkeys down here & they can be a pain in the neck, especially if you are munching something while climbing the steps to the temple; whatever your munching could vanish from your hands in seconds if you’re not careful. The best way to appease these monkeys is by buying some bananas from vendors just by the roadside to the temple & distribute them on your way up, they’d be happy & leave you alone}. Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa. The Pashupatinath is a significant place of visit because this is a heritage site & is the most important religious site for Hindus in Nepal & India. Within the boundaries of this temple are cremation zones where the bodies of Nepalese, right from the pauper on the streets to the king of Nepal were cremated at this old temple. In the early evening we get back to our hotel & refresh after which your trek leader will meet the group & orient you on the whole program related to your trip. You will even have sufficient time to buy some trek gear if you need any in thamel area, overnight at Hotel (A, B).

Note- you can take one hour scenic Everest Experience mountain flight in the morning before the tours starts, you are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement.

Day 03: Kathmandu- Balthali village: After having breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Khopasi then we will walk for 30 to 45 min to reach Balthali Village. During the walk you will get a chance to see one of the oldest Hydroelectricity projects of Nepal. Then pass through a holy men village and a terrace fields. In the evening camp firing will be held followed by a cultural show by the villagers, Typical Nepali dinner (Dhindo or Rice) with a local chicken from the village, overnight at Lodge. (A, B, L, D).

Day 04: Balthali village tour: After having breakfast at the lodge, we will hike towards a joint river where you will see a water mill and Ladkeshwor Temple situated inside the cave. Then walk forward to Nepane Village (Typical Tamang Village), after exploring the lifestyle of a typical Tamang community, move down to Ladku River and then back to the resort. Lunch at the resort and then stroll around resort, Camp fire and live show of the Jhakri in the evening, overnight at lodge (A, B, L, D).

Day 05: Balthali- Kathmandu: Early morning view of a Sunrise, and then we will go for Bird watching. Then Breakfast at a resort garden and walk towards Khopasi crossing a suspension bridge over a Roshi river. Drive back to Kathmandu, evening free and overnight at hotel ( A, B, L).

Day 06: Transfer to Airport for your departure: We are confident that you’ve enjoyed one of the best holidays ever & will go back home with lasting memories of this amazing country. Our escorts & vehicles will be on standby at your hotel to take you to the airport for your final departure home sweet home. It’s been wonderful knowing you. We hope to see you again!! Bon Voyage! ( B).

A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch and D- Dinner

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All the airpot transfers.
  • 3 Night accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the above itinerary.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Balthali on full board basis (breakfast lunch and dinner) in Balthali village resort or similar category.
  • Transportation by Car/Van such as airport transfers, Kathmandu sightseeing and Banthali.
  • Guide throughout the tour.
  • All the applicable entrance fees.
  • All the Tax, VAT and Service charge.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos, Nepal Visa Info.
  • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Food (Lunch & Dinner) during the tour except in Balthali.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Trip Note

Trip Itinerary- The itinerary given for the tour standard itinerary that we offer you however if you have any special interests on your holiday or if the given itinerary is not suitable for you and if you would like to add or remove any places from the itinerary then we are flexible with itinerary and we offer you tailor made itineraries according to your time and desire.

Trip price - The price given is per person on twin share basis for the Small group travel for fixed departure and we offer Group discounts for the booking of two or more than two person and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts and those want to travel in group and want to have private room ( where possible) on our holiday then that cost you extra single supplement cost, we have given the single supplement cost on our package however if you could not find it then please write us for the further information:

Trip extension - If you have time and  take Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Holidays, Lumbini Tour, then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.

 

We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

We offer porters to your main luggage on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, some stay treks and adventure holidays, you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trekking. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes and anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg; excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors and a porter will carry up to 20 KG and there will be 1 porter for each 2 trekkers which mean 10 KG form each and if you will be planning for longer trek and need to bring much stuff then you might need extra porter as well.

When you have tours holidays in Nepal then the luggage is not a problem as our vehicle will drive from one place to other places.

 

Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast at campsite or lodge, we set off on the day’s trek and after walking for 3-4 hours, we stop for lunch at around midday at the camp or available lodge/restaurants which may take 1-2 hours for lunch and will start the trek again, The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village and surroundings, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep.

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

This type holiday does not need any physical fitness level, you need is just desire to do it. This category includes all the city luxury tours, hiking holidays, day tours, jungle holidays, home stay villages tours and treks and some flight tours like Mountain Flight, Ultra light flight  Breakfast in Breakfast and city holidays in Tibet Like, Short Tibet-Lhasa Tour, Nepal Bhutan Tour,  5day Bhutan Tour, Nepal-Bhutan-Tibet tour as well.

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