Dhulikhel is a scenic and ancient town situated 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu on the Arniko Rajmarg (Kathmandu Kodari Highway). From here one has a panoramic view of the Himalayan range. From the main town, a short visit to Namobuddha, with the stupa and Buddhist Monastery, is highly recommended. Panauti, a village noted for its numerous temples with magnificent woodcarvings, is a short distance from Dhulikhel. This ancient Newar town lies beyond the eastern rim of the Kathmandu valley with comfort table lodging for extended trips. Mountain bikers will appreciate the route that takes them up to Dhulikhel, to Namobudha shrine, and down to the old town of Panauti. The ride can be completed in one day.