Distance: 30 km from Kathmandu
Dhulikhel is the scenic and ancient town situated 30 Kilometers east of Kathmandu at Araniko Highway. From here one can see the Panoramic View of the whole Himalayan range from West to East. From the main town, a short walk to Namobuddha, an old Buddhist monastery is highly recommended.
Distance: 32 km from Kathmandu
A few hours trek or a short drive takes you to Panauti, another Newar settlement and interesting rural village. The temple complex here sits on the conflux of three rivers, one of which is mystical. The rambling overgrown temples are interesting places to explore.