Less than 30km from bustling Kathmandu, the provincial town of Dhulikhel is perfect for those in search of peaceful respite and a burst of Nepalese culture.
Dhulikhel is an ancient Newar settlement and magnificently positioned just beyond the Kathmandu Valley. Within reach of fascinating excursions across the beautiful countryside and home to a historically-rich centre, Dhulikhel is a wonderful destination for your Nepalese journey.
Begin your days watching the sun rise over the majestic Himalayas, with panoramic views stretching over the peaks from Ganesh Himal to Mount Everest. Then trek with expert guides past tranquil hillside terraced farms and quaint Nepalese villages to reach the paramount Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha monastery and stupa.
Alternatively, enjoy a day in the centre soaking up the ornate, tall brick buildings and intricate Vishnu temples that surround the main square of the old town.
What to do
- Palanchok Bhagawati Temple
- Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, Namo Buddha
- Watch the sunrise over the Himalayas
- Visit the old town