Dhulikhel, a well preserved town as well as a mountain viewpoint, is an hours drive from Kathmandu along the Arniko Highway to Kodari and Tibet. Dhulikhel Lodge, one of the budget lodges in the
place, has popularized the Namobuddha circuit. The full circuit takes most of the day. Namobuddha ranks high up in the hierarchy of holy sites for Tibetans in Nepal. The stupa is about two and half hours walk south of
Dhulikhel and rests on a red earth ledge. There is a famous stone relief sculpture depicting the legend of Namobuddha. Buddha, in one of his previous lives as a hunter, encountered a starving tigress and her cubs. Moved by compassion the Buddha offered his own flesh to the tigress as a sacrifice. From Namobuddha, you can continue onto the temple town of Panauti. You can return from Panauti
to Lalitpur through Lakhuri Bhanjyang and Lubhu.