Natural Scenery Tour

Trip Description

Balthali

Balthali is a just beyond Panauti town and Khopasi (40 KM southeast from Kathmandu) lies one of the rich cultural and natural destination where upon sits on top of a hill. It offers a sunrise in the east, speculating Himalayan range of Manaslu, Langtang , peaks of DorjeeLhakpa & Everest in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west & huge bodied green forest of Mahabharata range in the South.

Balthali village rests at the junction of Roshi and LadkuKhola rivers. Situated on a hamlet, Balthali (1650 m) is an outstanding place of isolation and relaxation amidst a surrounding of typical Nepali countryside with terraced rice fields and ochre thatched farmhouses. The village a perfect retreat for solitude and relaxation amidst countryside where times stands still almost like in the Middle Ages. The surrounding area is thickly forested with luxuriant growth of various flora and fauna. Colorful rhododendron, magnolia and Sal trees that cover the hills undulate and open out to terrace fields. After dusk a myriad of flickering of lights below the valley of Balthali Village comes alive. Nature lovers and birds watcher can spend days exploring and discovering some exceptional piece of nature, culture and rural traditions.

Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel is located at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, south of the Himalayas at 1550m above sea level and is situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu and 74 km southwest of Kodari. The people in the village are Newars, Brahmin, Chhettri, Tamang and Dalit.


The Mountains - A Tourist Paradise: The spectacular snow fed mountains seen from Dhulikhel must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world. When a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains, they seem to be floating in the air. With the snowy mountains on the backdrop, Dhulikhel is a stage of immense beauty and a paradise for nature lovers. Green inviting hills of which still virgin and some turned into beautifully carved agricultural terraces cater to the beholders' pleasure.

Namo Buddha

Namo Buddha or Takmo Lüjin is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site of Nepal, and one of the three main stupas of the Kathmandu valley. It is situated about 40 km to the south east of Kathmandu city, the stupa built on the bones and hair of prince Mahasattva, stands on the slopes of the Gandha Malla hill. Located on slightly elevated land, it is a pleasant and out-of-the way place.

Panauti

Panauti is a small town located 32 km Southeast of Kathmandu. It is a historical city found in Nepal, as it was originally a small state given by King Bhupatindra Malla as a dowry to his sister. A few prominent icons, such as the Indreswor temple and Durbar Square found in the town center. At the end of the 13th Century, Panauti was finally integrated into the unified kingdom of Nepal, along with Kathmandu Valley. Panauti, consists of a variety of Buddhist and Hindu religious monuments, and is considered to be one of the area’s most important medieval sites. As many villages and town of Newars, Panauti is also steeped in culture and tradition. Visitors will often find colorful stones, petals and other items that are laid out on the pavement to welcome everyone with great hospitality.


Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the heart of Kathmandu city.It is the royal palace during the medieval time use for center of administration, festivals and cultural activities. The entire palace is named as Hanumandhoka because the main entrance of the palace one can see the big hanuman stone statue is known as monkey god.

Bhaktapur

Bhaktapur is known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa in Nepal Bhasa. The term "Bhaktapur" refers to "The City of Devotees". There are many monuments including pagodas, palaces, shikhara style monuments courtyards and Buddhists shrines and monasteries. It is the historical and cultural city with numerous feast and festivals where an ancient Newar community lives. It is an open museum for all visitors.

Changu Narayan

Changu Narayan is one of the oldest an ancient Hindu temple located on top of a hill near the village of Changunarayan in the Kathmandu Valley. It is 6 kilometres to the north of Bhaktapur and 22 kilometres from Kathmandu. It is believed to have been constructed first in the 4th century. A stone slab discovered in the vicinity of the temple dates to the 5th century, and is the oldest such stone inscription discovered in Nepal. Many stone sculptures here date to the Licchavi period. Changu Narayan is the name of Vishnu, and the temple is dedicated to him

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The temple is a double-roofed structure where the idol of Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayana is deified. The exquisitely built temple has intricate roof struts showing multi-armed Tantric deities. A conch and a disc, symbols of Vishnu, are carved on the two pillars at the entrance. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.

Day 01: Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu - Changu Narayan-Nagarkot
Day 03: Nagarkot -Dhulikhel
Day 04: Dhulikhel- Namo Buddha -Balthali
Day 05: Explore Day in Balthali
Day 06: Balthali- Pauauti-Kathmandu
Day 07: Kathmandu
Day 08: Departure

 


Cost Includes

•    1 night Accommodation at Kathmandu (Harati Hotel)
•    1 night Accommodation at Nagarkot (Hotel Himalayan Heart)
•    1 night Accommodation at Dhulikhel (Dhulikhel Lodge Resort)
•    1 night Accommodation at Namobudhha
•     Twin sharing basis on B &B Plan.
•    All Transportation by Vehicle.
•    Well English Speaking Guide.
•    All travel related information.

Cost Excludes

•    Personal Expenses
•    Camera fees & entrance fees (if any).
•    Mineral water, energy drink, table drink.
•    The services of vehicles are not included on leisure days.
•    Medical/insurance.