Getting out of the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu is always a welcome activity. Kathmandu is charming in its own ways, but living here is a full-time job. So many small things to take care of, so much trouble to go through for just tiny insignificant stuff. It gets tiring sometimes. For me especially. I grew up in a small town. A tiny one, really. I could (and would) walk everywhere. I could get things done in half an hour and spend the rest of the day lazying around. In Kathmandu, when you decide to go out and run an errand, you need to be prepared for a whole day outing. It’s never simple, easy and quick. Therefore, one needs a break from Kathmandu on occasion.
I often try to convince Mr.B we need to get out of the city and go somewhere where we can get a breath of fresh air and relief from the noise pollution. We rarely go. But it so happened that we went out to Dhulikhel just as the view of the mountains was in the midst of its spectacular glory.
Dhulikhel is a small town about 45 minute-drive from Kathmandu that has awesome views of the mountains in winter. I’ve only always heard nice things about this place, and people apparently go there for short and sweet treks. I wouldn’t know, though. Not really sporty, outdoorsy kind of a person. The thought of leaches and other equally creepy beings puts me off. In any case, Dhulikhel offers a number of nice, though modest, resorts. Mr.B and I decided to go just for lunch and not stay overnight. We were not sorry. The weather was perfect, food was good, and the views were beyond expectations. Photos just don’t do it justice. I am serious. I look at the photos and think: this doesn’t look THAT spectacular. But honestly, when you’re there and you can only see mountains all around you, it’s a pretty extraordinary feeling. Highly recommended.