Dwarika’s Dhulikhel lies in the Dhulikhel Mountains just one hour outside Kathmandu. In keeping with the owners love for nature and the mountains, it is designed to blend naturally into the hillside. A series of superb cottages and villas scramble up the steep hillside and are reached on foot or by buggy. As with their sister hotel in Kathmandu, the attention to detail is second to none and the property is furnished throughout with natural materials and local fabrics. Soft, muted colours predominate and each room is huge - wonderful large beds, daybeds, vast bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows maximising the mountain light and air. Most have balconies or gardens with further daybeds and there’s nowhere better than watching the sunset over the distant peaks than from your balcony – the outdoors really does come indoors here! If not luxuriating in the comfort of your room, there is a multitude of things to do here.
Various restaurants offer all sorts of fabulous food – much of it produced on site - either down below cosied up inside or outside al fresco; by the pool or up at the top where Zero offers a bar like no other. Besides that, Dwarika’s Dhulikhel is known for its wellness experience and exceptional spa – drawing from Hindu, Buddhist and Vedic philosophy. The treatment rooms are dreamy and offer a large variety of massages and treatments; there’s a stunning yoga platform up at the top surrounded by woodland and fluttering prayer flags; the Salt Cave, Crystal Cave and Meditation Chamber are one of a kind – meditation and healing at its best; the holistic meditation maze is humbling to walk round, as is the enlightening Garden of Nine Planets. Try your hand at learning local art and painting; cooking and pottery techniques – it’s all available with trained masters here. Alternatively, relax by the gorgeous infinity pool or take wonderful walks through the farm and down into the surrounding woods and valley, seeing local life around you and choosing what you’d like to eat!
Dwarika’s Dhulikhel makes THE perfect start or end to a trip to Nepal – an immensely soothing, comfortable place where you are left wanting for nothing, having escaped the world for a brief moment in time.
For reservations please contact your tour operator, your local travel agent,
or contact the hotel.
A 1-hour drive from Kathmandu.