Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel is the foremost point for the mountain-oriented sightseeing very close to the capital Kathmandu. The ancient Newari town of Dhulikhel is situated 30 km east of Kathmandu and has spectacular views of the Himalayas. Once an important link in the ancient trade route to Tibet, Dhulikhel has a glorious history, which is still can be seen in many beautiful buildings and in intricate wood carvings in the shop-lined streets and temples. Dhulikhel is the administrative centre of the Kavrepalanchok District. Dhulikhel lies along the B.P Highway and Araniko Highway. The Araniko Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city with Tibet's border town of Kodari. Dhulikhel is located near the Himalayas at 1,550m above sea level and is situated 30 km northeast of
Kathmandu and 74 km southwest of Kodari. The people in the village are Newars, Brahmin, Chhettri, Tamang, and Dalit.

Some tourists to the Dhulikhel town admit that the spectacular snow fed mountains seen from Dhulikhel must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world. The plains rise up gradually up to the green mountains and further into the snow capped Himalayas. The panorama offers a majestic undisturbed view of the Himalayan ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karyolung in the Far East. More than twenty Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Mt. Langtang (7234 m), Mt. Phurbi-Chyachu (6637 m), Mt. Gaurishankar (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (2516 m) and many others can be seen in their full glory from the different vantage points in Dhulikhel.