A full day's walk from Kathmandu on the main road to Tibet, Dhulikhel developed as an important trading centre, with rich Newari architecture including several important temples. In the 1960s, after the road to Tibet was paved, Dulkihel developed as an important tourist destination.
Dulikhel enjoys a panoramic view of the Himalayas that stretch across the horizon, with almost 300 miles of mountains visible. As well as exploring the attractive old town, the region offers several excellent hikes, ranging from short walks taking an hour or two to longer full-day treks, visiting the interesting villages that dot the region. With some great accommodation, this is a good spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and enjoy the beautiful scenery and fascinating culture of the Kathmandu Valley.
Time: GMT +5.45 hours
There are several airlines flying to Nepal via the Middle East with flight times of 10 to 15 hours depending on the length of the stopover.
Language: Nepali is the official language and there are many other minority languages. English is widely spoken by people involved in the travel industry.
Required for British citizens, can be obtained on arrival at the airport.
There are no compulsory vaccinations.