Dhulikhel is an ancient small hill town famous for being a well-preserved Newari town, mountain viewpoint, and hiking destination. But its popularity is fading as modernization takes its toll. It lies at the relatively low elevation of 1,550m/5,085, making it warmer than Nagarkot.
The oldest area of the town, the southern part, is an assembly of fine old Newari houses, often occupied by 20 or more members of Newari families. They may not all have hot water or modern furniture, but they have their culture and a welcoming atmosphere. Their most valuable assets are the beautifully carved windows and doors, fine examples of traditional Newari craftsmanship.
You can spend your time viewing the stunning landscape and drive back to the hotel in the late afternoon.