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Kathmandu Namobuddha Balthali Trek-5 days Itinerary and Cost

5 days Kathmandu Namobuddha Trek visits beautiful places-Nagarkot, Balthali, Dhulikhel, Changu Narayan and Panauti. It is a very popular cultural trek on terraces farming villages and forests. You will also enjoy the majestic views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Changu Narayan is the starting and Panauti is the ending point of Kathmandu valley trek. The Kathmandu short trek is suitable for both beginner to senior hikers. For the once in a lifetime experience of nature and culture, this is a perfect trek. Nagarkot and Dhulikhel offers the best Sunrise and Sunset view. Also, the local traditions and cultures is untouched by modernity. Please email us at and call or message on Whats App +977 9851023742 for 5 days Kathmandu Trek booking with price and departure in 2024, 2025.

Trek Fact

Trek Name:  Kathmandu Trek

Trek Duration: 5 Days

Trek Difficulty: Easy

Trek Season: Autumn/Spring/Winter

Trek Altitude: 2000 m

Trek Cost: USD 390-USD 450

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Jeep

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

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5 day Kathmandu Trek to Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha, Balthali and Panauti is a short yet best treks in Nepal. You will walk on the green hills, villages and cultivated lands enjoying the amazing views of the mountains.This is the best trek for private and small group trekkers if have limited time for trekking in the Himalayas.

Likewise, you will get an opportunity to experience rural village life, hospitality, tradition and culture.If you want to enjoy the mountain vistas without any risk of high altitude sickness, the short Kathmandu Trek 5 days itinerary is best for it.The Kathmandu Trek is easy difficult, suitable for trek beginners and previous trekking experience is not necessary. Also the trails is not crowded like other trekking trails, full of mountain nature and culture. For the once in a life time adventures, we recommend you this incredibly amazing 5 days trekking in Kathmandu.

Accommodation during Kathmandu Trek
Accommodations are consisting of 3 star hotel accommodations with breakfast in the city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Lumbini, Bandipur and Dhulikhel. The basic neat and clean tea house accommodation will be in the trekking. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. All tea houses have a large dining room. We send one of our staff ahead to book the necessary rooms for the group (rooms cannot book in advance in all places). In Kathmandu there is 4-5 star luxury accommodation available as well so, if you prefer to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu then please let us know for the cost and the detail.

Meals on Kathmandu Trek
Meals are included in our packages; we will provide you breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay and lunch at the lodge available along the trail during your trek. You can find variety of Nepalese and Westerner food as well as drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) - the drinks are not included in our packages cost.

Kathmandu Trek Cost
Kathmandu Trek cost ranges from $ 350 USD to $ 750 per person per night.In the package price, it includes guide, transfer, accommodations, meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner, permits and taxes, but the drinks and personal expenses are excluded.

Difficulty of Kathmandu Trek
All travellers need to be in good physical health for trekking Kathmandu. A reasonable level of fitness is required to enjoy this trip. Kathmandu Trek is easy to moderate difficult trip as below reasons.

Financial Guarantee
We ensure you are always financially protected. We are licensed and bonded in Nepal with the Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Tourism of ministry. License number 1006.

Price is Different
The trek price is different due to accommodation in Kathmandu and other cities, mode of transportation like car/van/bus/flights,number of crew members like guides porters, Sherpas, Cook/s, travelling season and the extra services.The itinerary can also be customized to suit the duration of your holiday. Similarly hotels can be upgraded depending on your budget.

Trek Itinerary
There is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary,and desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Itinerary is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Best Time trek in Kathmandu
Kathmandu trek is possible all around the year. Autumn, Spring and Winter is the best time trek around Kathmandu valley.The weather is sunny, nice and warm in the day and night are colder in winter that other season.The best weather lasts from September after the monsoon through to Jun and the mountains are best admired, with greater air clarity in the autumn. Spring from mid Mar-May is cool and often stormy. Autumn is from Oct to mid Nov with clear skies, warm days and cool sometimes cold nights. In the rainy season, it can rain at any time of the day.

Trek Guide
Nepal tour guide speak English fluently. Your guide will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to local people.

Kathmandu Trek group size
We do organize both private and group trek in Kathmandu.There will be 1 to 16 people in the groups.The groups are consisting of Children above 10 years, adults and seniors, boys and girls from different parts of the world. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Changu Narayan (1500m.) and then to Nagarkot (2175m.)
After breakfast, we drive to Changu Narayan (1500m.) which is situated approximately 20 km east of Kathmandu. Changu Narayan is said to be the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage monument list. It is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD and said to be the oldest temple in the valley. We then trek to Nagarkot (2175m.). Walking through the pine forest along the ridge through the villages with splendid view of the valley and mountains we arrive at Nagarkot. It is one the most panoramic destinations of Nepal for landscapes, mountain views including Mt Everest and magnificent sunrise and sun set view. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m.) 
Early in the morning we will have sunrise view from the hotel. After having breakfast, we start a gentle walk for the first hour and go through the pine forest downhill enjoying the landscapes. Afterwards, we walk through paddy field and small villages which offer us some knowledge about the people and their life style. Approximate walk of five to six hours will take us to Dhulikhel (1440m), an ancient town situated 30 km east of Kathmandu. The Newar town of Dhulikhlel offers a traditional atmosphere along with spectacular views of the Himalayan range – with views of peaks like Dorje Lakpa ( 6966 m), Gauri Shankar ( 7,145 m) and Langtang ( 7,324 m). We can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west. The old part of this town is an interesting area to wander around with some fine old Nepalese buildings and several interesting temples. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha (1982m.) and then to Balthali (1,730m.)
After breakfast at Dhulikhel, we walk to the Namo Buddha (1982m), situated on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach from Dhulikhel. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Later, we walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1,730m. Overnight in Balthali Village Resort.Balthali Village resort is certainly not an ordinary place as many hotels and resorts have mushroomed extensively over the years. It is a very simple, unconventional, yet comfortable retreat centre with full modern amenities of western style toilets and attached bath rooms, hot and cold shower flows freely and tasty Nepalese traditional, organic cuisine is served at large by the friendly, hospitable and smiling local staff. The bar is fully stocked with local wines and native brews.
Day 04: Balthali 
Today you will visit a typical Tamang village, Dada Gaun, where a Buddhist Community lives. It is very traditional and secluded from the modern world. Here people and animals live together side by side. We then walk to Pada Gaun (2100m), from where one can have extremely good views of the whole Himalayan range to north and beautiful green forest of Mahabharat. Then walk on to Karnali, a hamlet of nature, and follow the banks of the Ladku River back to the resort.
Day 05: Balthali to Panauti (1400 m.) and then to Kathmandu 
Today, we take leisurely walk to the thriving Newari village of Panauti. Panauti is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tiered Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence is one of those tranquil spots that can intercept a dreamer for hours. On the way one can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. Having taken about six hours on foot journey, we drive to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes
  • All transfer - to/from Kathmandu Hotel by private car.
  • English Speaking guide during the trek and all his expenses. 
  • 3 times meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking
  • Budget Hotel/Guest House Accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • All the government taxes and company service charge. 
Cost Not Includes
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotels in Kathmandu
  • Porters to carry luggage 
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc
  • Bar and beverage bills like coke, fanta, beer, whisky, tea or coffee
  • Tips for your guide, porter and driver
  • All the cost not mention on the above cost includes
Your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Nepal Visa
All foreign nationals except Indian passport holders require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad, land borders including borders with India and Tibet, and on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Airport.Getting a visa at the airport or land borders can sometimes take time due to long queues. There have been instances when travellers are asked to show proof of exit from the country, ie flight tickets. You may also need to provide two passport photos and the following fees in US dollars subject to change, cash only. Multiple entry visa valid for 15 days costs US$30, 30 days costs US$50 and 90 days costs US$125
It is customary to tip your guide and driver for outstanding service provided during your trip. You are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length and involvement of your guide on your trip. Tips are greatly appreciated as a gesture of thanks for their professionalism and leadership during your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however, as a guideline is from $10 USD-$15 USD per person (in a currency relevant for your destination) per day can be used.
What to take for Kathmandu Trek 
We recommend you to pack as lightly as possible, ensuring that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. A lockable suitcase with wheels is ideal for this trip. It is recommended that you keep your main luggage weight around 15 kg and certainly no more than 20 kg. A small or medium-sized backpack (45-50 litres) is another good option.You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, jacket, etc. when you’re exploring during the day. During the colder months (Oct-Apr) the mountains can be very cold, so please make sure you pack warm clothes.
Cold Weather
Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
Warm gloves
Warm hat
Warm layers
Conservative Dress:
Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)
Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
Passport (required) (With photocopies)
Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)
Binoculars (optional)
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Cash, credit and debit cards
Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
Ear plugs
First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re hydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
Fleece top/sweater
Locks for bags
Long pants/jeans
Money belt
Outlet adapter
Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
Reusable water bottle
Small travel towel
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
Watch and alarm clock
Windproof rain jacket
Health & Safety:
Face masks (required)
Hand sanitizer (required)
Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
Rubber gloves
Light Hiking:
Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes
Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended)
Smart Dress:
Smart outfit (For evenings out)
Warm Weather:
Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
Sun hat/bandana
Money Matter
The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali rupee (NPR). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. USD is also widely accepted in Nepal. ATMs can only be found in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur. Make sure you carry sufficient cash to cover your needs when travelling outside of these cities. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu, Namche, Pokhara, Chitwan only outside the park, and Bhaktapur. Credit cards are not widely accepted.The Government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes in Nepal.You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined.The old, torn, and fade notes is very difficult to exchange when exchanging at banks and money exchange. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.Before departing on a trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase meals and drinks, in the smaller denominations where possible, as there are no ATMs 
Phone and internet access
The signal of phone and internet is very good during Nepal Tour. Every hotel and restaurants you will get free WiFi services.Trekking in the mountain, the internet and telephone network signal is poor. Wifi is available at some tea houses, paying an extra cost.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for Nepal tour. We require that a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. It is nice to send us the copy of your travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number. If you have credit card insurance, we will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended. 
Solo Travellers
Solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Optional Tour
Enjoy an early morning flight on a small aircraft with a window seat for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain peak on earth. You will be able to view some of the most incredible, and famous sights that Nepal has to offer. This is weather permitting so tour might be delayed or an alternative day may be scheduled.It costs USD 260 per person including airport transfer.
Trek Grade
1. Easy Difficult Trek
Easy difficult trekking is ideal for anyone who leads a fairly active life. The walking sections on these trips are relatively easy and do not exceed 5 to 6 hours a day. It is possible however to design 'easier' three to four day treks with perhaps only three to four hours walking per day on request.
2. Moderate Difficult Trek
Moderate difficult trekking is a mixture of long and short walks. Hill-walking experience is desirable. Walking hours are limited to 7 hours each day. It is moderate due to altitude and other conditions that require a higher level of stamina than easy grade trips.
3. Challenging Difficult Trek
The Challenging difficult trekking is a combination of strenuous and moderate walks - normally 6 to 8 hours a day. These treks readily take an altitude of 4,500 meters above the sea level.The trek is physically demanding as we get to altitudes up to 4,000 m with side trips to higher elevations. 
4. Strenuous Difficult Trek
The Strenuous difficult trekking is the most strenuous and it tests your physical ability and patience. These trips may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you should be capable of carrying on at an altitude of 4000-5000 meters. Daily walking is approximately 7 hours. All trips to Tibet is “Strenuous” due to their higher altitude and climate conditions.

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