Dhulikhel, a historical town, is situated 30km southeast of Kathmandu, just past the edge of the Kathmandu Valley. At an elevation of 1550m above sea level, Dhulikhel lies just south of the Himalayas. This provides beautiful views of mountains as a backdrop of green hills. Historically, Dhulikhel has been the gateway to Tibet for traders traveling to Kathmandu. This legacy is still maintained by the Araniko Highway that passes from Kathmandu through Dhulikhel to the Tibetan border, Kodari. Numerous temples, shrines and medieval houses decorated with beautifully crafted windows and doors carry the essence of centuries-old Newari architecture.
Our representative will pick you up at the airport or elsewhere within Kathmandu and bring you to the hotel. A short briefing about the whole program will be done. You’ll take a rest at the hotel.
We will visit famous historical sites of Kathmandu, most of which are listed under UNESCO world heritage sites. This includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa. You’ll stay at the hotel in Kathmandu for the night.
In the morning after having breakfast we will visit historical places like Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then we will have a short drive to Dhulikhel to enjoy a spectacular sunset view.
We start our hike to Balthali passing through Namo Buddha, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. It will take around 3 hours to reach Namo Buddha. After a rest, we will then move to our final destination Balthali which takes 3 more hours. The overnight stay will be at a resort in Balthali.
We will explore Balthali Village to enjoy the natural beauty and culture of local people living in traditional houses and working in terraced fields.
We will hike for a few hours to reach Panauti, an old town with temples and shrines from medieval times. From Panauti it’s less than an hour drive to Kathmandu where you stay in a hotel.
After saying goodbye we will drop you off at the airport for your next destination.
Pick-up and drop-off service from airport to hotel at arrival and back to airport for departure.
Accommodation service with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Two nights accommodation in Dhulikhel and Balthali including full board meals.
All tour programs mentioned in the itinerary including Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur sightseeing.
Experienced, helpful and friendly tour guide.
Transportation service (ground only) during the tour.
All taxes applicable under the Government of Nepal.
Meals and any other food except breakfast
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Entry Visa Fee
Personal items, clothes, drinks and laundry service
Tips for guide and driver at your discretion.
All Ground Transportation
2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast and resort/lodge in Balthali and Dhulikhel with full board
Full board in Balthali and Dhulikhel. Breakfast and farewell dinner with live cultural dance in Kathmandu