Balthali Village Resort - INTRODUCTION
Very easy to reach from Kathmandu, about 2 hrs. One of the best located Resorts outside Kathmandu valley. Constructed above Balthali village with the intention of viewing sun rise in the east, speculating Himalayan rane 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.
Standing on a plateau , just beyond Panauti about 40 km away from Kathmandu , is a small sleepy settlement of Balthali village which rests at the juction of Roshi and Ladku Khola rivers. High above the southern ridge of this exceptional hamlet stands Balthali Village Resort (1650 m) - an outstanding place of isolation and relaxation amidst a surrounding of typical Nepali countryside with terraced rice fields and ochre thatched farm houses. With snowy peaks of Dorjee Lhakpa. Langtang and whole range of mountains rests clear and bright on the northern horizon. Whilst the back yard is dominated by high hill of lush green Mahabharat Range which makes Balthali village Retreat - a perfect place for solitude and then to relax midst a countryside where times stands still , upper-turbid , almost like the middle ages . This is a place to rediscover what nature does to your soul....................
Balthali Village Retreat is certainly not an ordinary place as many hotels and resorts have mushroomed extensively over the years. It is very simple , unconventional , yet comfortable retreat center with full modern amenities of 10 double room , with western style toilet and attached bathroom , hot and cold shower flows freely and the tasty Nepalese and continental cuisine is served at the large roomy restaurant by the friendly , smiling local staff. The bar fully stocked with local wines and native brews.
The area surrounding the Balthali Retreat is thickly forested with luxuriant growth of various flora. Colorfull rhododendron, magnolia and Sal trees covers the hills that undulates 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 species of wildlife, tradition and culture untouched by modernity . This 'off the beaten location ' has endless trails leading to some unknown villages of Tamangs , Newars and some ethnics tribes thus , offering excellent shorts hickes and Mountain Biking on the easy trails. Many of the sacred and ancient temples and monasteries such as Namobuddha , Indreshwor Mahadev , Bramayani Temple are located in this region and still needs to be discovered and unveil its mysterious past .
There are a number of excellent short and long hikes from a day to 5 days within Balthali Village and its surrounding giving you ample opportunity and time to explore this quaint natural haven.