Trip: Balthali Village Hike


Ahead of Panauti is Khopasi, Khopasi is a village development committee in Kabhrepalanchok district in the Bagmati zone. It will take more 15 minute to get there from Panauti. Khopasi consist Water dam, Panauti-Dhunkharka Road and welcoming villagers. This circular route will take 6 hours approximately covering 16 km consisting villages Sanjyal, Mahat & Karki Village and offers great view of Patikharka and vegetation especially oranges & Maize.

Hike starts from Khopasi, beside dam, from where we will walk through the motorway and hike uphill from the fabricated way of villagers for the very first hour of hike. Route will be the combination of motor path as well as the narrow village path. First place we will come across is ‘Thumki Danda’ and we will be passing one major village in which majority of people belong to Tamang. As soon as we conquer the ascent, you will find one resting point at the pinnacle made by the villagers and further down the path is Sanjyal gaun bhanjyang.

Now terrain will be mostly uphill and down for two hours crossing several villages mention above. After crossing this several villages you need to adjoin your path with Panauti Dhunkharka Road. It will take around three hours in total to reach upto this place. Now major Location can be said as Gaunghar Organic Farm House from where we will go uphill upto ‘Tip Chok Bhanjyang’ which will take one hours, as you go up you will see “Namo Buddha Monastery” view including path you have just come.

In Tip Chowk bhanjyang there is one government school Named “Bhumimata” and at the top and open area where you can catch your breath for a while. Now path will be downhill through the jungle, main aim will be to reach panauti and there is football ground as well just as to remember the path. Mostly you need to take left turn and downhill for 40 min and you will arrive at Panauti Bazar.

Arrival City Kathmandu
Departure City Kathmandu
Price Per Person
Duration 1
Trekking Days 1
Difficulty Easy-Medium
Primary Activities
Means of Transport Private Vehicle
Trip Route

Kathmandu- Khopashi- Balthali- Kathmandu


  • Packed Lunch
  • Light trekking shoes
  • Water (2 liter minimum)
  • Backpack
  • Sunglass and hat
  • Chocolates bars (for instant energy )
  • Trekking pole
  • Umbrella/Rain Jacket/Poncho


  • 7:00 am: Our guide will visit you in your hotel.
  • 8:00 am: Departure from Hotel ( you have to take your breakfast at your hotel)
  • 10:00 am: Trek start from Khopashi
  • 12:30 pm: Lunch on the way to hike
  • 3:00 pm: Drive back to Kathmandu from Khopashi


They were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!

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