Daman lies2322m above sea level in Makwanpur district and is 75 km South- West of Kathmandu Valley. It is located on Tribhuvan Highway between Kathmandu and town of Hetauda.
Daman is a hilly area having plethora of tourism potential. So it has become the worldwide popular destination among tourists.
The hill is chilly throughout the year and thus heavy snowfall can be experienced here especially during winter season (push–magh).
1 Scenes of sunrise and sunset can be seen more clearly from Daman than from nearby hills (like Nagarkot and Phulchowki) of Kathmandu Valley.
2 Availability of View Tower: The View Tower was made in 2013 B.S. during the reign of King Mahendra and is equipped with telescope through which rhododendron flowers covered hills of Hetauda and lifestyle of nearby villages can be viewed after paying a small fee.
3 A Tibetan Monastery and Temple of Riseswor .
4 Green hill and tranquil environment far from hustle and bustle of the city.
5 Rhododendron that flowers in spring (Falgun–Chait)
6 the only undisturbed panoramic view of roughly 400 km of entire Himalayan Range from Mount Everest to Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Ganesh and Annapurna Mountains.
7 Daman is thronged with entertainment seekers during winter season when heavy snowfalls. People come here to play with snowball.
Things to do:-
2 Sight seeing
4 Rock climbing
6 Fishing trip to Kulekhani River
7 pony ride
8 Visit Palung Village situated at bottom of the hill.
Where to stay:-
1 Everest Panorama Resort which is about 2.5km far from the city and which has a Helipad in its own premises. It provides a tent for NRs1100 per person.
2 Hotel Sherpa which provides double room for NRs250 but there is no variety in food here as it serves onld Dal Bhat as its menu.
3 Daman Mountain Resort: It provides a tent for NRs800.
How to Reach?
1 Buses and Micro buses are easily available from Kalanki.
2 Car can be hired from Hetauda which takes 4 hrs. ride to reach Daman as it passes through Vaise and Barabise on the way.
3 Hike through Pharping