Dusit Opens Himalayan Hideaway

Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel has opened in Nepal, boasting an elegant design, great location, and comprehensive facilities for dining and wellness.

Marking Dusit’s debut in the Himalayan nation, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel is set to open its doors in the Himalayan foothills between the Mahabharat range and Alpine highland ridge. This beautiful location is approximately one hour’s drive from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and 10 minutes from Namo Buddha, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal.

Providing a tranquil escape amidst nature, the new property is the first luxury branded resort in Dhulikhel and is envisaged to become a must-visit wellness destination that contributes to the well-being of visitors and the community. From personalised butler service to customised wellness activities to exclusive dining experiences, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel has been crafted to deliver a bespoke experience for guests.

Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel has opened in Nepal, boasting an elegant design, great location, and comprehensive facilities for dining and wellness.

Alongside 54 spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites ranging from 47 sqm to 57 sqm, and 18 exclusive villas ranging from 124 sqm to 247 sqm, the resort features a wide range of facilities for business and leisure.

At the heart of the property is the exclusive Devarana Wellness. This tranquil space features a traditional Thai healing spa, fitness and movement centre, outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi, and dedicated spaces for mindful and energising activities such as Yoga and meditation. Making the most of the resort’s stunning location, guests can also arrange multi-day retreats and wellness programmes supported by invigorating activities such as bike riding and hiking to local villages Phulbari and Panchkhal, where they can immerse themselves in the area’s rich cultural heritage and traditions.

Encompassed by a community-managed forest and paddy fields, the resort is sanctuary to over 80 rare and exotic species of birds, providing unique opportunities to engage with nature. Dhulikhel Zipline is located nearby, and other adventurous activities such as rafting and bungee jumping are available within a two-hour drive. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is approximately one hour away.

Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel

For dining, the resort embraces a farm-to-table concept and sources the finest local ingredients. Guests can indulge in a diverse and mouthwatering selection of Thai, Nepalese, Indian, and Asian delicacies at Thaan Restaurant, tuck into seasonal small plates paired with Shisha and creative cocktails at poolside bar Bela, and book a personalised, exclusive dining experience with a dedicated chef. To enhance comfort and privacy, guests can relish their meals on the balconies of their guest rooms, enjoying sweeping views of the valley and the awe-inspiring 180-degree Himalayan vista.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.


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