Dhulikhel (elevation 1550m) is a town of about 10,000 people on the eastern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The town lies on the intersection of the Arkino Highway to Tibet (74km) and the B.P Highway to the Eastern Terai.

Dhulikhel skyline


There are good views of the Himalayas from Dhulikhel, possibly as good as those from Nagarkot, with one important difference: Dhulikhel is a real Newari town and has a village square lined with temples, not just infrastructure to accommodate tourists looking for good views.

Get In

Get around

Dhulikhel is a small place, easily explored on foot.




There is a Nabil Bank ATM in the centre of town at the junction of BP Highway and the Araniko Highway.

There is no place to change currencies in town.


There are few independent places to eat in town. Most people will choose to eat at their hotel or lodge.


Go next

If you are hiking the Kathmandu Valley Cultural Trekking Trail, you can continue from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha and from there on to Panauti. The hike to Namobuddha will take approximately 3h and an additional 2.5-3h to reach Panauti. This village has several temples and is considered a particularly sacred spot being at the junction of two rivers as well as a third invisible river, the Padmabati.

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