Trip to Kalinchowk

One of the most popular trekking destinations of Nepal is Kalinchowk. It is located in north-east and approximately 151 km away from the CAPITAL of Himalayas, Kathmandu. It is located at the altitude of 3842m from the sea level in Dolakha district, Province No. 3.Nepal, where heaven starts. Kalinchowk trek consists of the Kathmandu-Charikot-Kuri-Kalinchowk route. The roads to these destinations are challenging yet fantastic. While passing through these challenges, you can enjoy the scenic view, breeze of Himalayas, the thrill of public/private transportation and many more that are possessed by few countries like Nepal.

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Location

Kalinchowk

Calendar
Duration

1night 2 days

Trip Grades
Trip Grades

Easy

One of the most popular trekking destinations of Nepal is Kalinchowk. It is located in north-east and approximately 151 km away from the CAPITAL of Himalayas, Kathmandu. It is located at the altitude of 3842m from the sea level in Dolakha district, Province No. 3.Nepal, where heaven starts. Kalinchowk trek consists of the Kathmandu-Charikot-Kuri-Kalinchowk route. The roads to these destinations are challenging yet fantastic. While passing through these challenges, you can enjoy the scenic view, breeze of Himalayas, the thrill of public/private transportation and many more that are possessed by few countries like Nepal.

As nowadays a simple gravel road leads from Charikot to Kurikharkha (3,345 m), it is easy to drive by jeep. The side grips in the vehicle acquire a high importance for the occupants during unstoppable shaking back and forth. Nevertheless, an adventurous journey by jeep is much preferable than hiking on the dusty unpaved road with some traffic. Sunset view and fantastic vista to the majestic Himalayas at the view point just before Kurikarkha compensate the arduous journey. The looming contribute to a mystical atmosphere as well.

Kurikharka is a small settlement with several lodges and guest houses located below Kalinchowk. The striking formation of Kalinchowk, placed on the ridge can be seen from there. Someone who wants to enjoy the sunrise at the top of Kalinchowk must get up very early. Hiking from Kurikharka up to the temple area takes approximately 2 – 3 hours. A good and bright flashlight should not be forgotten. Someone who is not good at walking or wants to sleep a bit longer can also drive by jeep up to the first viewpoint with a parking lot. From there a narrow path leads along the ridge to the top. The last track is quite steep, but the concrete stairs with railing make climbing easier. This hike takes about 1 – 1 ½ hours. Reaching the height of 3.747 m, visitors are welcomed with a sea of Trident, bells, and prayer flags. The high snow covered mountains and the reflections of rising sunlight is heart-warming. A truly holy place which invites the visitors to stay. The rituals and offerings of pilgrims are interesting to observe.

As planned, if we reached the top at the right time to view the majestic sunrise, The warmth of the rising sun and the cool breeze from the hills welcomed us. The temple was crowded with national as well as international tourists, some were there for religious purposes and some for adventurers. As clearly it is seen that we can to know that thousands of devotees visit the temple during ‘Janai Purnima’ festival. Seeing the clouds floating below us, we were dumbstruck by its beauty. The destination offered a panoramic view of snow covered hills and various Himalayan ranges such as Gaurishankar, Jugal, Ganesh, Langtang etc.

  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk (6-7 hours)
  • Day 2: Kalinchok Mata temple darshan, Dolakha Bhimsen temple darsan
  • Grounded Transportation.
  • Hotel Rooms/Accommodation.
  • Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast.
  • Campfire, Music, Dance
  • Any kind of personal expenses