Kavrepalanchok District is a part of Bagmati Pradesh, is one of the seventy-seven (formerly seventy-five) districts of Nepal, The district, with Dhulikhel as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,396 km2 (539 sq mi) and has a population (2011) of 381,937.
|Climate Zone||Elevation Range||% of Area|
|Lower Tropical||below 300 meters (1,000 ft)||0.1%|
|Upper Tropical||300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
|Temperate||2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.
At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Kavrepalanchok District had a population of 381,937. Of these, 50.9% spoke Nepali, 33.5% Tamang, 11.1% Newari, 1.6% Danuwar and 1.4% Magar as their first language. 42.8% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 0.8% English and 0.6% Tamang as their second language.
The small health centres in many VDCs are without Auxiliary Health Workers (AHWs), Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs). So, people seeking emergency health assistance have to travel a long distance to the district headquarters or Kathmandu or end up dying because of lack of treatment. Many people still believe in Dhami and Jhakri and don’t always seek medical or go to the hospital for the treatment.
An NGO, PHASE Nepal provides many health care facilities and training programs to Ryale, a VDC of Kavrepalanchok District. Currently, PHASE Nepal is working on several projects in this district including community health and education, livelihood, hygiene and sanitation programmes. The main aim of PHASE Nepal is to provide awareness to the local people and help to know about sanitation, livelihood, hygiene and community health and education.
Kavrepalanchok district has great potential in the tourism industry. Kavre district is culturally rich with historical places like Dhulikhel, Panauti, Banepa and Chandeni Mandan. Chandeni Mandan is an interesting place for tourism it covers the low and high point of the district, the low point is indrawoti river and the highest point is THAMDANDA (interesting place of hiking and 360-degree site viewing including top of the world).
Similarly, Big religious fairs like Chandeshwari Jatra of Banepa, Namobuddha Jatra of Namobuddha celebrated on the birth date of Lord Buddha (Buddha Purnima), Kumbha Mela of Panauti which happens once in 12 years, are some interesting events to view. Kavre district has great potential in raising its local economy with tourism. Kavre has the same potential as that of other tourist sites in Nepal like Pokhara and Jomsom.
Dhulikhel: The Headquarters of this district
Dhulikhel is a municipality in Kavrepalanchok District of Nepal. Two major highway B.P. Highway and Arniko Highway pass through Dhulikhel. Araniko Highway connects Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city with Tibet’s border town of Kodari. Dhulikhel is located at the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, south of the Himalayas at 1550m above sea level and is situated 30 km southeast of Kathmandu and 74 km southwest of Kodari.
The Majority of people in Dhulikhel is Newars, and Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang and Dalit are also living in the outer area of the town. Drinking water in Dhulikhel is some of the best water in Nepal. It was made with the help of the German NGO, German Technical Cooperation.
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