Balthali Village Trek: Delve into Nature’s Tranquillity

It is a popular destination for hiking for those seeking a peaceful gateway.

14, Mar 2023 |

Balthali is known for its natural beauty, peaceful environment and scenic views of the Himalayan range.

Balthali is a quaint village in Nepal’s Kavrepalanchok district. It is located around 40 kilometres east of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city. Balthali is famous for its natural beauty, tranquil setting, and magnificent mountain vistas. Terraced paddy fields, beautiful green trees, and small streams surround the settlement. It is a popular hiking attraction. It also offers a break from the tumult of cities. Balthali also contains a number of old temples, monuments and monasteries that provide insight into local cultures and traditions.

Balthali Village Trek combines traditional and rural Nepal with spectacular vistas of many Himalayan mountains. Nature enthusiasts and bird watchers can spend days exploring and discovering some outstanding species of wildlife, tradition, and cultivation that have been unspoiled by modernization. The off-the-beaten paths offer several trails going to various villages of Tamang, Newar, and other ethnic communities, including several more short hikes and mountain biking opportunities. 

This remote Balthali Village Trek rewards you with diverse flora and fauna. You get to socialise with friendly and welcoming Nepalese people, and get to see a stunning view of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, and Everest on the northern horizon. The area is less congested since only a limited number of tourists travel around the Kathmandu valley, but the majority of visitors go to prominent trekking routes such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and Round Manaslu Trek and so on. This short trek is enjoyable and engaging during your short time in Nepal, which enchants for its natural surroundings, rural life of locals and contact with the people’s history, customs, traditions, and religion.

The trek takes you through dense woodland with luxuriant growth of numerous floras such as vivid rhododendron, Magnolia, and Sal trees, terrace farms, and religious sites, such as Namo Buddha.

The hiking adventure begins in Kathmandu with a drive to Namobuddha, which is approximately 40 kilometres east of the city. From here, you will begin your hike to the settlement of Balthali, where you can spend the night. The next day, you can make a short stroll down to Khopasi and hike up to Panauti. After exploring the native Newari culture in Panauti, you can return to Kathmandu.

Balthali village hike is not difficult. The paths are plain with few steep areas. You can see the breathtaking scenery all throughout your journey. Do plan a Balthali tour if you’re looking for a short and engaging trip.

Compiled By: Rebika Bishokarma

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