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How To Reach Dhulikhel

Planning A Trip To Dhulikhel? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Dhulikhel

The town of Dhulikhel is a small historic location situated around 30 km from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. It may not appear very different from the popular scenic town of Nagarkot, but it is the perfect place to be in if you are looking to explore an ancient original Newari town coupled with brilliant views of the Himalayas.


Located at an elevation of over 1500 m, Dhulikhel is a popular tourist spot for short one day trips with some of the best mountain views on offer, and is easily accessible from the capital via the Araniko Highway that also connects it to Kodari, the border town of Tibet. Here is a detailed account on the most convenient ways to reach Dhulikel.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Dhulikhel
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The closest airport from Dhulikhel is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. It is accessible from all major destinations around the world including local cities within Nepal. From the airport, the town of Dhulikhel is a mere 32 km away and can be reached via road. There is a wide range of options with public and tourist buses and cabs from different points in Kathmandu.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Dhulikhel
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The town of Dhulikhel lies on the intersection of BP Highway and Araniko Highway, just around 32 km away from Kathmandu. The Ratna Park Bus Station in the capital has regular bus services operating between the two regions and takes around two hours for the journey. Private taxis and cabs are also available for hire, which can cover the distance in lesser time and are more convenient.


Most of the accommodation is located around the old square in Dhulikhel, which is just a small walk away from the bus stand. The lodgings with mountain views are situated towards the top of the town.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Dhulikhel
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Dhulikhel is a small town that doesn’t have access to public transport within the township. Most of the distances are covered on foot through short treks to landmarks, and walks between different areas. But the walks are beautiful and culturally rich, so there is hardly any chance of you feeling much fatigue.

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