The great way to discover the village is by doing trekking or hiking on that village and the great way to discover the people of the village is by doing volunteering in that village. There are no better alternative of walking on the village to discover the village well. If you are not interested to walk you can still get glimpse of villages while you drive pass. We are discussing in this special itinerary about a short hike which last for couple of days and gives you a lifetime memory of the culture and landscape of the area. The trek we are discussing later on is about Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Balthali Trek. Easily accessible from Kathmandu, no flights engaged, relatively cheaper, no need of permits, which can be done throughout the year, less crowed than other areas make Dhulikhel-Namobuddha-Balthali trek special. Even while someone is engaged just for cultural tour this trek will help stretch the feet and give different experience. Unparalleled beauty of the villages, opportunities to discover the great monastery, visit to the holy shrine for Buddhist people and view of snowcapped mountains from different location has combined effect for making the trip special and different than others. We leave no stone turned out for your enjoyable holiday in Nepal.
The itinerary of Dhulikhel-Namobuddha –Balthali Trek
Day 01: Early morning breakfast in Kathmandu and drive for an hour and half to reach Dhulikhel. Few minutes to discover Dhulikhel, stop for washrooms and tea coffee and start the hike. At the beginning the hike ascends up to Kali temple and descends down to Kavre bhanjyang and again ascends up and passes through ridge with views of the villages on both sides. Finally reach the monastery of Namobuddha and accommodation at monastery. Discover the monastery and monastic life in the evening and next morning.
Day 02: After breakfast, continue hike down by crossing beautiful villages on the way observing typical lifestyle in the village and cross a small river Roshi and ascends to Balthali village and overnight stay at resorts there.
Day 03: Hike up to Khopasi via Shalmitar from the resort and take a transfer back to Kathmandu. Khopasi even is a small interesting Newar town.
The price of the trek
The price depends with accommodation in Balthali and availability of accommodation in the monastery. If monastery accommodation is not available one has to accommodate in small local tea house which are very basic or one has to walk back to Namobuddha resort which is quiet expensive for trekkers. We will promise the unbeatable price please ask for price with our experts. The starting price of this trip is $250 per person on basis of monastery accommodation in Namobuddha and resort in Balthali.
Alternative choice of Namobuddha accommodation to the trip
If you are early bird and love to walk extended hours, starting early from Kathmandu you can even complete the hike in one day, all the way to Balthali.
Adds in in the program
One can visit Panauti and Bhaktaur or can go to Kailashnath Mahadev temple as add in in the itinerary with few dollars extra. Write to us before you plan the trip.
Includes and excludes in the tour price
Accommodations, private transfers, professional guide, meals during the trip
Tips and gratuities
Whatever not mentioned in the includes section