Only a short 30 Kilometer drive east of the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 2175 meters (7112 feet), Nagarkot provides a grandstand panorama of the Himalayas. The snowy peaks are magnificent at the sunrise and the sunset. Often visible are the Everest(8848 meters, 29,028 ft.) Lhotse (8576 meters, 28,135 ft.), Cho-oyo (8463 meters, 27,674 ft.), and Manaslu (8163 meters, 26,693 ft.), five of the world's tallest mountains.Nagarkot also offers good bird watching in the forest and short hikes in a peaceful hilltop resort setting. Only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves is heard at this favorite weekend getaway for those seeking Himalayan scenery and serenity at any one of several nice hotels.DhulikhelAt an elevation of 1,44o m (4,708 ft.), thirds town and resort area lies 32- Kilometers east of Kathmandu on the Highway towards Tibet. It is a small town with five-hundred year-old history. Street are lines with brick houses featuring carved wooden windows; sloping tiles of Pagoda temples and sacred statues abound. Nature has blessed terraced hillsides with clear views of more then twenty Himalayan peaks on clear days. There are fine hotels where one can stay.