Day 02:Motor biking Dhulikhel Namobuddha and Balthali. Scenic route of remote villages around Kathmandu. Visit the biggest monastery and stay overnight in hill top beautiful local place. Overnight at Hotel
From Nagarkot ride to Dhulikhel through local Newari villages and cultivated lands. Dhulikhel is also the good view point of northern Himalayan ranges. Ride to Namobuddha. The route to Namobuddha is main highway with the expellant views. Visit Namobuddha Monastery.
Thrangu Tashi Monastery Namo Buddha: According to the old legend, 6000 years ago, prince (Mahasatwo/Ngingdui Tshenpo), at the top of the hill, looking the jungle, discovers a tigress lying near the rock. Very quickly, he realizes that the tigress was about to die due to hunger with her five little babies still sucking milk from her, survivals of the babies depend on their mother. Mahasatwo, decides to give his life to the tigress in a bust of love and compassion. So Prince Mahasatwo cuts his body to present his warm blood in the mouth of the mother tiger, and the taste of blood gives the appetite to the starving family. As the tigress accepts the sacrifice from prince she leaves only the bones. The bones of prince were brought back in the village and buried in the tomb which is actual stupa of Namo Buddha. Some about 3500 years later, the Gautam Buddha came in the village of Sange da Fyafulsa, He conducts 3 tour around the Stupa before he declared that he was the reincarnation of prince Mahasatwo. It was the moment that Gautam Buddha renamed this village which is henceforth the name of Namo Buddha which means Homage to Buddha.
The main celebration happens in monastery in Kartik Purnima (full moon day of Nepali month Kartik) and day of Buddha birthday May 7 every year.
Ride to Balthali village, it towards bit remote from Kathmandu. Bird’s eye view of green terrace fields dotted with ochre painted houses and faint hue of Himalayan peaks in the north horizon. It offers a sunrise in the east, speculating Himalayan range of Manaslu, Langtang & Everest in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west & huge bodied green forest of Mahabharata range in the South. The area of Balthali is cover of various flora, colorful rhododendron forest, and magnolia & Sal trees.