Dolakha is a mountainous District of Janakpur Zone within the central Development Region located at a distance of 132 kilometers from the capital of the Kingdom-Kathmandu. The district headquarter of Dolakha is “Charikot”, Siali, the bottom part of the district is 732 meters higher than sea level whereas the highest part Mt. Gauri Shankar is 7134 meters higher than sea level. Dolakha extends from north to east consisting of 51VDCs and one municipality. Dolakha is a pretty hospitable tourist destination.
Places To Visit in Dolakha:
Charikot: It’s 133 kilometers, 4 hours by car and half a day by bus from Kathmandu. Charikot provides a spectacular mountain view of Himalayan ranges, the outstanding peak being Gaurishankar (7,134). It’s a district headquarters, geographically looking just like the stunning Indian city, Darjeeling, placed at an altitude of 1,970 meters. We are able to see Rolwaling range, Tamakoshi river, green hills and settlements in one glance from this stunning little green city.
Jiri valley: It lies at a distance of 55 kilometers east from charikot and 188 kilometers northeast from Kathmandu. Swiss tourists compare this depression with the stunning town of jurich, Switzerland. The depression has its own importance being the gateway to Mt. Everest. it’s from Jiri that you just start your trek to Lhotse, Cherdung, Thodung. Walking around Jiri valley or up to the Cherdung Cheese manufactory (1-hour walking distance) are going to be a welcome exercise for your legs before beginning one the long way back from Jiri. Village close is the home of jirel, not found in different districts of Nepal. This truth can be an interesting subject for sociological research and for those having a special interest in that.
Kalinchowk: within the northern a part of Charikot, at a distance of 18 kilometers, there lies Kalinchowck temple at an altitude of 3,842 meters. Goddess Kalinchowck is extremely noted as a wish-fulfilling goddess throughout the country. Having outstanding significance, on the occasion of Janai Purnima, Dashain, Chaite Dashain, the temple sees an enormous procession taking place, with the god at the center. Kalinchowk is six-hour walk uphill from Charikot. It’s a renowned pilgrimage site for Hindus. The fascinating Kalinchowk ridge conjointly offers a beautiful view of the Himalayan ranges, fascinating hundred green hills, stunning settlements, etc.
Beding: Beding village is found in Ward No 1 of Gaurishankar VDC. The sherpas inhabit the village and also the Prime source of their livelihood in ascent mountains. Sherpas are world renowned mountaineers, capable of ascent mountains without formal education and coaching.
Sailung: Sailung one amongst the foremost brilliant tourist attractions, is placed 18-kilometer important place for religious and natural tourist wherever we are able to entertain by visiting Sailungshwor Mahadev and Hundreds of pleasing green hills. It’s placed in an evaluation of 3500 meters and is connected by a motorable road.
Tashi Monastery: Within the northern a part of Dolakha, there’s a renowned Tashi Monastery at the bottom of the Himalayan range in Big VDC. The Monastery is famous as an institute for Buddhist nuns (also called Aani ). The monastery welcomes the guests to visualize their precious scriptures and painting inside. It takes 2 days on foot, around 45 kilometers from district headquarters, 2 – hours walking distance from Big Monastery. we are able to make a side trip to slate mine at Alampu VDC also.
Tshorolpa glacier Lake: The world-renowned glacier Lake ‘Tsho Rolpa’ is located within the village of Rolwaling of Gaurishankar VDC, settled at an altitude of 4,581 meters this pro- glacier lake of the country. Rolwaling is the destination for adventure seekers.
Bhimeshwor Temple: Bhimeshwor temple is one amongst the important spiritual places of Nepal located within the Dolakha town, 4 kilometer east of Charikot. Pilgrims from India and completely different parts of Nepal come to visit the temple with the faith of fulfilling a wish. The temple is meant to be established in Kirat era. Bhimeshwor was conjointly known as ‘One Icon, 3 Incarnation’.
The temple of the Lord Bhimsen is roofless. It’s regarded because of the god of boundless power. numerous processions happen on the occasions of Bhima Ekadashi, Dashain, Chaite Dashain, and Khadga Jattra. Bhimshen is the god of powers and additionally god of traders. however, traders and businessmen seldom worship Dolakha Bhimsen. A minibus service is accessible in rivers gear from Kathmandu to Dolakha Bhimsen.