Escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu with this day tour to Dhulikhel and Panauti. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Himalayan and countryside landscapes to reach Dhulikhel, a charming town known for its stunning mountain views. Next, explore the ancient Newari town of Panauti, known for its rich cultural heritage and intricate architecture. Finally, on your way back to Kathmandu, stop by the towering Shiva Statue of Asia in Saga for a unique cultural experience. This day tour promises a perfect blend of nature, culture, and adventure.
Dhulikhel is a small town located about 30 km east of Kathmandu. It is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 1,550 meters and offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest on a clear day. The town is famous for its traditional Newari houses and temples, as well as for its rich culture and history. Visitors can explore the town on foot, take a hike in the nearby hills, or visit one of the many temples and shrines.
Panauti is a historical town located about 35 km southeast of Kathmandu. It is situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Roshi and the Punyamati, and is known for its traditional Newari architecture and culture. The town has several ancient temples, including the Indreshwar Mahadev Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered one of the finest examples of Newari architecture in Nepal. Visitors can explore the narrow streets and alleys of the town, visit the temples and shrines, or take a walk along the riverbanks. Panauti is also known for its annual Panauti Jatra festival, which takes place in November and features a colorful procession of chariots and masked dancers.
8:00am: Pick up from hotel in Kathmandu
9:00am: Arrive at Dhulikhel and enjoy breakfast with a stunning view of the Himalayas
10:00am: Walk around Dhulikhel town and take in the panoramic views of the mountains
11:30am: Drive to Panauti and explore the ancient Newari town
1:00pm: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Panauti
2:00pm: Visit the Indreshwar Mahadev temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal
3:00pm: Drive to Saga and visit the towering Shiva Statue of Asia
4:00pm: Depart for Kathmandu
5:00pm: Drop off at hotel in Kathmandu