Dhulikhel & Namabuddha Tour takes you out from the Kathmandu Valley rim approx. 30 km / 19 miles’ distance. A drive of an hour or more depends upon a refreshing stopover, and observing the rural farm village’s activities. The drive leads on the famous Kathmandu and Lhasa / Tibet, China Highway also known as the Arniko Highway. Reaching the Hill Station town of Dhulikhel, located at the height of 1,550 m / 5,086 feet high. A nice moderate town with more than 500 years old history, inhabited by Newari people.
These are the main indigenous tribes of Kathmandu Valley and beyond, interwoven with Hindu and Buddhist religions.
Dhulikhel & Namabuddha Tour, a combination of cultures and
ancient religious sites for Buddhist pilgrimage. The first part of the tour
leads you to enjoy the artistic skill and urban ethos; of the Newari age-old
heritage culture. Dhulikhel is also famous for scenic panoramic views of Himalayan peaks which are seen on tour. As well as staying overnights in lovely luxurious hotels and from the hills of Dhulikhel.
Apart from grand views of snow peaks, the town is adorned with charm and beauty. The streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping title roofs, pagoda temples, and sacred statues everywhere. Visitors will feel the medieval aura wandering into a cultural theme park.
Staying for a few days in Dhulikhel, enjoy the short hike to its
many vantages scenic hills. Which offers a panorama of the Himalayas, overlooking more than 20 Himalayan Peaks in all their glory. Along with striking sunrise and sunsets.
From Dhulikhel the tour extends a day tour to the famous Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namo-Buddha. A very sacred place close to Dhulikhel where the supreme Buddha-at that time still on the path of learning.
Offered his own body without regret to a tigress suffering from great hunger. What follows is a history of the great deeds of humanity on this sacred site. After a glorious and wonderful moment amidst a fresh green environment with a touch of local culture. Along with grand views of Himalayan peaks, and then back to Kathmandu to conclude a marvelous Dhulikhel & Namabuddha Tour.
Extension Trip for a day or two within Bhaktapur areas:
Old Changu-Nararyan Temple:
Oldest and ancient temple of Nepal Changu Narayan, located on a high hilltop also called Changu or Dolagiri. The temple area is surrounded with forest of champak tree and small Changu village which is north of Bhaktapur.
Changu Narayan Temple dedicated to Hindu god Lord Visnu, this temple is considered as the oldest one in Nepal. The pagoda style temple has several masterpieces of 5th to 12th century of excellent Nepalese art.
According to legends Changu Narayan temple existed as early as 325 A.D. in the time of King Licchavi King HariDattaVerma and it is one of Nepals richest structures historically as well as artistically. In the grounds there is a stone pillar inscription of great importance recording the military exploits of King Man Deva who reigned from 496 A.D. to 524 A.D. The first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history found in the temple premises during the reign of the Licchavi King Mandeva dating back to 464 A.D.
Proves that temple was already been established as a sacred site in the
3rd century A.D. It is the earliest inscription known in Nepal
A famous and popular view point of Nagarkot which north of Bhaktapur, a popular touristic spot an altitude of 2,175 m high, offers stunning sunrise and sunset views over chain of Himalayan peaks from Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal towards east of Everest range.
A serene town of mostly Tamang ethnic tribe a hill people of Nepal with traditional farm villages and neat terraces fields within pristine woodland of rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir tree lines.
Nagarkot with cool alpine temperatures, a famous gateway for city folks to escape from hustle and bustle of city life in the comfort of nice and wonderful lodges, hotels and resorts where all rooms faces beautiful views of snowcapped peaks.