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Dolakha

Anisha Rauniyar May 9, 2020

The central hilly district of Dolakha is biologically and spiritually exquisite. Mount Gaurishankar, on the basis of which the Nepal Standard Time is calculate. The Rolwaling Mountain Chain, stand high in the north. The flowing Tamakoshi River sniffs southward and pours through the Koshi Bay.

Charikot Dolakh District Headquarters, is situate approximately 133 km east of Kathmandu. Aahaldanda in Lakuridanda invites you to the territories of Dolakha and leads to Kharidhunga. It overlooks the Rolwaling and Langtang mountain ranges. Kharidhunga, at an altitude of around 2,700 meters above sea level, is cover with powder snow in the season. The forest of the Rhododendron paints the region red as spring settles in.

Dolakha Kuri

The new waterfall of Hatti Chhahara and Charanawati greets tourists to Charikot. The hilly town located at 1,970 meters above sea level. History has it that the Lama, with celestial powers, has been meditating in the region for a long time. Overtime, a bird built its nest in the beard of the meditating Lama.

Charikot, which many equate to Darjeeling in India, hosts Haat Bazaar every Saturday morning, where local products Get sells there. Kotihom — a holy place set up by Kalinchok Baba, who was enlighten, as tradition has it, after meditating for 12 years . The statue of Shankhadhar Sakhwa, the father of Nepal Sambat, stands in one of Charikot’s chowks, named after him.

Nearby is the Tutepani village, a largely Newar group, many of which make it a living museum. Charighyang has well-equipped hotels and lodges in Charikot. According to Sundar Khadka, former chairman of the Dolakh Chamber of Commerce and Industry,. Charikot hotels can comfortably host about 2,000 guests. Charikot has a decent shopping market and ample food restaurants.

The heritage of Dolakh bazaar

Dolakh Bazaar, identified as Abhayapur in ancient past, is consider a gem of the district. A colossal stone pillar built on the grounds of the temple is a marvel in itself. Some people claim that there would be international reform or natural hazards in the event of the Bhimeshwor statue sweating.

Dolakha Bazaar is full of heritage sites back to the Lichchavi, Malla and Shah dynasties. Lots of featured temples, classical architecture, ancient Newari village, history, culture and literature were introduced.

TOP TIPS:

How to travel there: the key tourism attractions of Dolakh can be reached by bus from Kathmandu.

Where to stay: there are ample hotels in Charikot, Kalinchok, Dolakh Bazaar and Jiri.

How to eat: hotels and homestays offer Nepali food — dal, bhat and tarkari with local chickens. One may order dhindo and gundruk.

Detours: Chho-rolpa glacial dam, Gaurishankar Conservation Area, Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, Ramechhap Panchpokhari Budget: Rs 2,000-3,000 per person per day for a ride across the district.

  • Highest Elevation: 5552m
  • Lowest Elevation: 1157m
  • Population: 204,229

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