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Namo Buddha & Balthali Tours

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This tour is one of the best tourist destinations for those who are relatively looking for easy, short and family trekking with children. Balthali village is situated just beyond to Panauti about 40 km away from Kathmandu . It offers a sun rise in the east, speculating Himalayan range from Manaslu to Mt. Everest in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west and the huge bodied green forest of Mahabharat range in the south. One of the most important factors of this spot is that it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The area of Balthali is cover of various flora, colorful rhododendron forest, magnolia and Sal trees. Balthali village is a perfect place for nature lovers and bird watchers.   

Namo Buddha which is famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. Rows of Buddhist stupas adorned with fluttering flags are there at the pilgrimage. Yet what draws their attention is an image of Lord Buddha is his compassionate manifestation. The carved stone image portrays a popular legend, which related that Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation had offered his own flesh to save a starving tigress and her cubs from imminent death

Day to Day Itinerary:

* Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu. Trip briefing.  Welcome dinner with culture dance.

* Day 2. Drive to Kopasee after breakfast – about 2 hours. Kopasee is a small Newari village where we will Commence our short trek to Balthali resort. After gradual walk we come across a suspension bridge and we climb gradual uphill towards Balthali resort. The walk takes about 2 hours slow pace. The small village is habituated by different ethnic tribes namely, Newari, Brahmins, and Tamangs. They all live in harmony. We arrive Balthali at lunch time and we stay there for the Night. After lunch we do small village culture tour. Mahabharat range can also be seen from towards the south.

* Day 3  After breakfast next morning crossing the bridge we walk uphill towards the Monastery called Namo Buddha, which is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. We spend two nights here at Kano dada resort in Kavre.

* Day 4. After breakfast next morning crossing the bridge we walk uphill towards the Monastery called Namo Buddha, which is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site. We spend two nights here at Kano dada resort in Kavre.

* Day 5. The trail is all gradual downhill to Dhulikhel Resort. Magificient Himalayan range view. In the afternoon one can go for bird watching and village Walk.

* Day 6. Visit World’s tallest Hindu Shiva Temple on the way to Bhaktapur. Sight seeing and lunch In Bhaktapur. Drive back to Kathmandu

* Day 7. You can visit Kathmandu Durbar Square by taking a Ricksaw ride through the small alleys of Kathmandu. It is worth a ride.

* Day 8. International Departure

Cost Includes:

* Arrival / Departure by private vehicle
* Welcome dinner with culture dance
* Accommodation in Kathmandu Hotel on BB basis.
* Twin sharing rooms on treks on full board basis –all meals
* City tours with qualified tour officer
* English speaking Tour and Trekking Guide
* Entrance Fees for city tours and National parks
* Languages
* TIMS –Permits – (Trekkers Information Management System)
* Domestic airfare
* All necessary ground transportation
* Sight Seeing
* Sleeping bags
* First-aid medical kit for trekking
* Porters
* Insurance for Porters and Guide

Cost does not include:

* Visas
* International airport taxes
* Transfers outside of the tour program
* All optional additional tours and activities during free time
* Item of personal natures e.g; food and beverages, laundry, souvenirs etc.,
* Tips
* Travel insurance

Trip Facts
Destination : Namo Buddha / Balthali
Group Size : Min -2
Minimum altitude : 914meter
Maximum altitude : 1982 meter
Grade : Easy
Season : Spring & Autumn
Accommodation : Hotel, Resort
Duration : 7 Days

Trip Highlights
Magnificent views from Manaslu to Everest towrads the northern range.  Mahabharat range towards the south. Rich culture and religion. Ideal for also meditation.