This Balthali Village Trek is a short drive from Kathmandu, on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley rim. It passes through small farming villages, where you can experience the lifestyle of local people, along with lush green forests, ancient temples, and terraced farmland. Add to this the stunning snowy peaks visible in the distance, and this is the perfect introduction to trekking in the Himalayas!
Nepal 5-Day Trekking Tours & Itineraries
Even if you have to travel halfway around the world to arrive in Nepal, five days is enough time to embark on one of its famous mountain treks. There are many options for these hikes, too, including a short trek from the capital of Kathmandu to the ancient temples and terraced farms of Balthali Village. If you’re interested in visiting some of Nepal’s high-altitude lakes you can hike around the city of Pokhara and even paraglide over Phewa Lake with the mighty Himalaya Mountains as a backdrop. And if you want to see the granddaddy of them all, trek through Nepal’s Khumbu Region up to famous Namche Bazaar, where you can enjoy tea at 11,290 feet (3,440 meters) in the shadow of Mt. Everest.
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This fast-paced trip takes you up to Namche Bazaar, a traditional Sherpa village and unofficial capital of the Khumbu region. You'll pass through Sagarmatha National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—across suspension bridges, through alpine forests, and visit ancient Buddhist sites. The adventure ends with a helicopter tour of the snow-capped Himalayas and includes a stop at the base of the tallest mountain in the world: Mount Everest.
Explore the main highlights of the Kathmandu and Pokhara Valleys combined with an easy multi-day trek in the lower Annapurna region for great Himalayan views. You'll also have some free time to relax and explore on your own, along with recommended activities and places to eat that we'll recommend.
This short 5-day itinerary combines adventure with comfort for a well-rounded Himalayan experience. Start your trip in Kathmandu and make your way to Astam where you will begin three days of trekking. Hike mild to steep ascents to bring you to incredible vistas, as you share the route with shepherds and donkey trains and pass through rhododendron forests. At night, you'll stay in luxury lodges for a nice contrast to the day's challenge.