Dwarika's Resort in Dhulikhel is a charming resort with a truly Nepali feel just an hour's drive from Kathmandu, with fabulous views of the Himalayan mountains during a clear day. It is ideal for those guests not able to reach the Annapurna Region.
Ideal for guests wanting a night overlooking the vast Himalayan Range (weather permitting)
Only an hour's drive from Kathmandu and ideal to combine with Kathmandu for a short trip to Nepal - close to the ancient city of Bhaktapur
The best property in Dhulikhel and run the Dwarikas group
We can offer short day walks around Dhulikhel for guests who don't want to tackle the harder walks further into the Himalayas
The Dwarika’s Resort is located near Dhulikhel, offering stunning views over the extended Langtang range of the Himalayas. The resort is located an hour’s drive from Kathmandu city, just beyond the ancient city of Bhaktapur, and 35 minutes from Kathmandu’s international and domestic airports.
Set over 20 acres, the resort is spread over a lush hillside and lies at an altitude of 1,700 metres among pine, rhododendron and cherry blossom trees, to name just a few. Each suite faces the Himalayas and from the highest point at the resort, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the mighty Himalaya and the Kavrepalanchowk valley below.
Set in different parts of the resort, the three restaurants serve delightful meals, and some wonderful terraces on which to enjoy a sundowner. With most ingredients sourced from Dwarika’s own farms (one of which is situated nearby) and a focus on quality, fresh produce, dining is one of the highlights of the resort. After picking your ingredients at the farm you can learn from the experts through an individual cookery class in the hilltop kitchen and lounge.
One of the main elements of the resort is the Pancha Kosha Himalayan Spa, where treatments are derived from a blend of Ayurveda, Buddhist Medicine and local knowledge. The unique herbs used for the treatments are grown within the Spa’s grounds, or sourced from across the Himalayan region. A number of holistic activities are available at the resort. With its relaxed atmosphere and awe-inspiring views, this is a wonderful place to end a trip to Nepal.
When to visit
The best time to see good views is mid October to mid April
Located on a hill above Djulihkel city, Dwarika's Resort offers panoramic views of the mountains in a peaceful location just a short drive from Kathmandu.
10-hour flight (with one change) to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, followed by a 45-minute drive to the Lodge.
Back in time: The Medieval City of Bhaktapur
As you walk into Bhaktapur, you cannot but be overcome by a feeling of inner harmony. Such is the art and architecture and the special layout here.
Cycling around Dhulikhel
Take a leisurely 16km cycle ride from Dhulikhel. Start with a climb up to Namobuddha Temple before working your way through the forest past small villages and rice paddies to the town of Panauti before being driven back to Dhulikhel.
Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhu Stupa
Head into central Kathmandu for a walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Sq with your private guide before heading to Swayambhu Stupa overlooking the valley. Finish at Kaiser Cafe for lunch.
Pashupatinath & Bodnath
Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath, both close to each other to the east of Kathmandu. Boudhanath is the largest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu whilst Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world.
Patan is one of the major cities of Nepal located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley. It is best known for its' rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts.