Dhulikhel, a place filled with majestic beauty is located in Kavrepalanchok district at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, south of the Himalayas at 1550m above sea level and is situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu and 74 km southwest of Kodari east of Kathmandu on the side of Arniko Highway on the way towards Tibet. Two major highway B.P. Highway and Arniko Highway passes through Dhulikhel. Araniko Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city with Tibet's border town of Kodari. Dhulikhel is popular for its natural beauty and ancient traditions. The Himalayan ranges from the twin crest of Mt. Langtang in the west to the Mt. Everest in the east can be clearly viewed in a clear day( more than 20 Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7,429m), Mt. Langtang (7,234m), Mt. Phuribichyachu (6,637m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7,134m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) can be observed from different points of the city) Dhulikhel was once known by the Buddhist name of Shrikhandapur and still has a few Buddhist stupas.
Dhulikhel is one of the more popular places from which to observe the high Himalaya. From the edge of the ridge, a stunning panorama of peaks unfolds, from Langtang Lirung (7227m) in the west, through Dorje Lakpa (6966m) to the huge bulk of Gauri Shankar (7134m) and nearby Melungtse (7181m), and as far as Number (5945m) in the east. The most common itinerary is two nights with a side trip to the sacred stupa at Namobuddha, a 12km drive or a three-hour walk south.
|Kathmandu - Dhulikhel||Dhulikhel is 32 km away from Kathmandu. It takes 2 hr by driving.|
|Dhulikhel – Pokhara||210km / 6 – 7 hrs drive|
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the trip.