Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour

Kathmandu Dhulikhel tour is popular tour nearby Kathmandu city as it provides experience not only historical and cultural artifacts of Kathmandu Valley but also rural life of hilly people along with rustic lifestyle of people with historical and cultural richness and of course enchanting view of snow-capped Himalaya ranges from Annapurna to Mt. Everest. Dhulikhel is famous for short trekking destination in an easy and interactive route. Away from commotion of city life, Dhulikhel is quite peaceful hill station with alluring view of Himalayas and beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Dhulikhel is ancient city that used to be trade route between Nepal and Tibet in the then Nepal. Today, also this place is the headquarter city of Kavrepalanchok district with advance development which still inhabits traditional lifestyle of Newari people with their cultural feast and festival. This place is a favorite stopover for the domestic as well as international tourist as it has luxurious resorts and lodge with recreational and adventurous games. Still Tibetan traders visit this place frequently and people who go China for business purpose stop here for relaxation and to enjoy the beautiful Mountain View extending towards Tibetan border. On the northern top there is beautiful forest with rhododendron and pine trees and in the southern plain there lays beautiful farming terraces and town like Banepa and Panauti.

Kathmandu Dhulikhel tour begins with sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley exploring cultural and historical wealth of Kathmandu valley encompassing Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts. Kathmandu Valley has owned seven UNESCO World heritage sites which portray the great sense of ancient architecture style, wooden carving, metal and brick work. The poplar places are Pashupatinath, Boudhhanth Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Durbar Squares.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1310 M)

Representative from Real Adventure waits you in the arrival lobby to welcome you in Beautiful Kathmandu and transfer you to Hotel in heart of Kathmandu. After check in, you freshen up and have some rest. In evening our professional tour guide orients you about tour and highlights the itineraries. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City Tour

After breakfast we go out for 8-9 hrs city tour. Firstly, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, situated at the heart of Kathmandu this UNESCO listed world heritage site offers exclusive view of ancient buildings, temples and yards. This places was royal palace for Malla kings from 15th century so it is built on traditional architecture and wooden carving. The palace is surrounded by temples and statues. Hnauman Dhoka and statue of Hanuman(the monkeylike friend of Lord Rama), giant statue of Kal Bhairav, Ganesh, Mahadev and Taleju Temple. All temples are built in Pagoda style. Basnatapur Dabali and Kumari Ghar, where a living virgin goddess lives, are the additional attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square. After Durbar Square, we move to Swayambhnat, which is also known as Monkey Temple. Syambhunath is believed to be a hilltop self-stood after Manjushree drained out water from Chovar. Surrounded by monkey and Hindu and Budddhist desciples this place is occupied by Hindu Temples and Buddhist Stupa, Hindu temples and other religious shrines. Luckily this place was not much affected by 2015 earthquake except some cracks. There is museum that keeps ancient fossils and statutes. This hillock is suitable place to enjoy the entire view of Kathmandu valley. After lunch we move to another historical Patan Durbar Square, which is located in Lalitpur district. We cross bridge over Bagmati River and enter to Patan area. Patan Durbar square was also royal palace and it is famous for temple of Lord Krishna. The pagoda style temple built in 17th century embodies grandiose stone work of ancient craftsman. This place is crowded by Hindu Disciples during auspicious birthday of Lord Krishna that falls on August. Then we go to Pashupatinath to enjoy Aarati(Evening worshiping). In Pashupatinath,we observe grandiose temples situated on the bank of holy Bagmati River. Pshupatinath is holy temples for Hindu devotees which is crowded during Maha Shivaratri (late February or erarly March) and Month of Shrawan( July) and Teej Festival(August).Note: We can explore Kathmandu Valley in a single day, however, two days sightseeing is ideal to explore city deeply.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhulikhel

Today after breakfast, we visit another UNESCO World heritage site Chagunayaran temple which is believed to be the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley. It is beautifully made with woodcarving, adopting pagoda style architecture. Then we visit other temples like Budanilakantha, Gorkarna and Kriti Bihar. After lunch we move to Dhulikhel via Kodari highway, passing giant statue of Lord Shiva in Sanga hilltop, which is biggest statue of Lord Shiva in Nepal. We cross the hill on top in eastern corner of valley and enter outskirts of valley. The road goes alongside of Banepa which offers alluring view of green vegetable farming terraces and the bricked houses of rural area. We reach to Dulikhel late afternoon and enjoy the crystal clear mountain chain in northern side and beautiful sunset to the west. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 04: Explore Dhulikhel and Drive Kathmandu

Wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise above mountain peak and panoramic view of 8 the Annapurna range, the Manaslu range, the Ganesh Himal range, the Langtang range, the Jugal range, the Rolwaling range, the Mahalangur range (Everest range) and the Numbur range. After breakfast we will explore the village near Dhulikhel. We closely observe the rural day to day life of people who are mostly engaged in agriculture and livestock farming. People sell their products to Kathmandu valley. The houses built in traditional styles made up of bricks and mud with zinc roof, local temples provide enchanting views. It time allows we can have short drive to Namo Budhha, a place with monasteries and Gumpas in the hilltop and the ancient town Panauti to observe typical Newari community of Kavrepalanchok district. On the way back to Kathmandu we will enter the UNESCO World Heritage site, Bhaktapur Duarbar Square used to be royal palace of ancient kings. The place is famous for 55 windows palace, Bhiaravnath Temple, Nyatpol Temple and Golden gate. This Durbar Square also portrays ancient wooden carving, pagoda style temples and other art works of ancient Nepal along with unique cultural display of local Newari people. The local sweet yogurt called Ju Ju Dhua in local language is very delicious here enjoy farewell dinner with cultural shows. Overnight in Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 05: Farewell Day

With our mind treasured with immortal memory of Kathmandu Dhulikhel tour, today we conclude our tour. Real Adventure representative picks you up from hotel and transfer to Kathmandu Airport for final departure and waves the hand.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up & Airport see off
  • Private car with private driver
  • 3 Nights in 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu BB
  • 1 Night in 2 Star Hotel in Dhulikhel BB plan (Gaia Holiday Home or similar)
  • A professional English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees for heritage sites
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner with cultural
Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • All meals except breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation if needed
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)
  • Any other extra program like mountain flight, vehicle disposal for shopping etc.

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$350
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Trip Facts

  • Duration:5 Days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Kathmandu Dhulikhel Tour
  • Trip:Tour in Nepal
  • Activity:Kathmandu City, Patan Durbar Squire, Bhaktapur Durbar & Dhulikhel Tour
  • Max.Altitude:2075 ft.

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