Balthali Hiking Tour

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Balthali Hiking Tour is one of the best destinations for hiking/outings around Kathmandu valley. It is also well known because on this Balthali Hiking Tour you should not worry about altitude sickness.

Balthali hike Tour is also famous due to its closeness to Panauti, Ranikot. Therefore, if you are not satisfied only with going to Balthali, you can extend the hike to Panauti, Ranikot or Khopasi. Also, you can visit the monastery of Namo Buddha and Thrangu Tashi Yangtse -a Karma Kagyu traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastery on the way to Balthali.

Balthali Hiking tour is of moderate difficulty. While we can only use private ground transport for this hike, the max altitude of the hike is 1580m. The best times are Sep. – Dec. & Jan. – May.

This Tour is suitable for people who can only arrange/schedule a less high Himalayan destination near Kathmandu and is also suitable for family and company trips. It takes approximately 4 hr 21 min (88.2 km) via Araniko Highway to reach Balthali (without jams) from Kathmandu.

Want to see more of Balthali?  You can also extend the Balthali Hiking Day Tour to one-three days or more. Or, you can also do a Balthali Circuit trip.

About Balthali

Balthali is a small village located in the Kavrepalanchowk District, 35 km southeast of Kathmandu. It is famous for its green paddy fields, traditional Newari culture and views of beautiful snowcapped mountains. It is also a famous quick retreat from the hectic life in Kathmandu.

The most famous mountains seen from Balthali are Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lhakpa, Gaurishankar, Number Himal etc.
Best times to visit Balthali us right after the monsoon ends in the months of September and October.

Balthali Hiking Tour-Highlights

Visit the monastery of Namo Buddha.
The ancient Newari culture of Panauti village.
Beautiful landscape and farmland
Private transportation before and after the hiking
Thrangu Tashi Yangtse -a Karma Kagyu tradition Tibetan Buddhist monastery
Mountain view of Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lhakpa, Gaurishankar, Number Himal


  • After breakfast, we will be meeting in Nepal View Tours office. We will do a short meeting of our arrangements, check our equipment and Drive to Dhulikhel. In Dhulikhel, we will be having our lunch. 


    After Lunch, we will be hiking through the road to Kavre Bhanjyang and hiking till Namobuddha. Namobuddha is famous among locals due to Namobuddha Monastery and the myth that in this place Lord Buddha shed his skin to feed the dying tiger. 


    In Namobuddha, we will be taking a short rest, and continue to hike for 3-4 hours. After that, we will reach Balthali Village. In Balthali, you may rest or continue to hike to Danda Gaon, a Buddhist village or Pada Gaon and enjoy the view of the Mahabharata Range.

    We will be staying in Balthali overnight.

  • Today, after breakfast, we will be hiking from Balthali to Khopasi. The hike will take approx 1/1.5 hours. Khopasi village provides a panoramic view of Kathmandu. Then, we will have lunch at Khopasi. After, that we will be returning to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes


  • Kathmandu-Namobuddha drip
  • Khopasi-Kathmandu drive
  • Resort accommodation in Balthali on MAP plan
  • Professional hiking guide, his salary, food and accommodation
  • All government procedures and taxes.

Cost Excludes


  • Your personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bar and beverage
  • Tips for the guide and driver


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