32 km from Kathmandu is the well preserved Newari town, mountain view point, hiking and biking hub of Dhulikhel. The peaks on the view stretch from Langang Lirung (7,246m) in the east through Dorje Lakpa (6966m) to the huge bulk of Gauri Shankar (7,145) and Melungtse (7,181m) in the west. The magnificent sunrise and sunset from Dhulikhel makes it one of the tourist attractions. The proximity to both natural beauty and historic town has added to Dhulikhel’s charm.
The Old town is an interesting area to wander around, with some fine old Newari buildings and several interesting temples. This area is comprised exclusively of four and five storey brick mansions, many with ornate wooden lattices in place of a glass window. The older buildings held together only by mud mortar, show some serious crack from the infamous 1934 earthquake. One night stay in Dhulikhel is always recommended to explore this beautiful town and glimpse sunset and sunrise over Himalayas. The surrounding country side offers interesting walks.