Kalinchowk Tour Facts
|Duration||1 night 2 days|
|Price||USD 40 per person|
|Transportation||Scorpio / Bus|
|Trip Start / Ends||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Contact Detail (Viber/Whatsapp)||+9779843724104|
|Trip Note:||Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.|
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Kalinchowk Bhagwati lies in the north-eastern part of Nepal at the elevation of about 3842m. It is a popular destination and also regarded as a perfect hiking & shortest trekking destination of Nepal.
Due to the easily accessible via road transport, it has been one of the most visited tourist places for domestic travelers every year. Kalinchowk is also famous for short hiking.
Kalinchowk - The paradise of Nepal. Enjoy the snowfall and fun with snow. Kalinchowk is located in the hilly eastern region of Nepal in the Dolakha district. Kalinchowk trek is famous for Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple, which is located on the top of a hill at the altitude of 3842M. This temple belongs to the goddess Bhagwati famous for the fulfillment of pilgrims pray & desire. Besides the pilgrimage, it offers a stunning view of Mt Gaurishankar, Jugal, and Annapurna & Everest. Another impressive factor of this trek is we can see many different people from different cultures & caste living with harmony and multi-culture like Sherpa, Tamang & Brahmin, Chhetris can be seen during the journey. Rhododendron forest, birds & animals found in this region is another highlight. This region is located in the Gaurishankar conservation area, where two famous river Sunkoshi & Tamakoshi originates, which later reaches river Koshi, one of the largest rivers in Nepal. Taking a few hours hike from Kuri 3200 m Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple can be achieved, which is located at the top of a hill. Help us to Promote Local area—a step towards Visit Nepal Year 2020.
Brief History :
Since ancient times, the temple is situated on the top of the perilous hill. Kalinchowk is named after the goddess Kali which is related to power and destruction. It is believed that in Dwapar Yuga, Pandavas came here for meditation.
According to the myth, it is believed that Goddess Kali used to meditate in the top-hill of Kalinchowk on Sumeru Parvat. During the mediation, the evil power tried to win over Kali. After this, the war took place between goddess Kali and evils. During the war, Lord Shiva used his divine Trishul (metal weapon), and the holy water originated from the dry land, which gave the power the lion of Goddess Kali. The evils could not stay-on in the mighty Goddess Kali and were killed by her during the war.
All the evils were killed, and their bodies were decayed to the place of Kuri, and the village was found stinky, and so, from the word Kuri the area is known to be a Kuri village; which means ‘shame.’
The “water-pond” in the top of Kalinchowk, it is believed to be holy and pure after showering and taking the water from the Kunda. From the religious treatises of Durga Puran, it was said that this is the place where the goddess Devi’s right arm was the downfall. In this Kalinchowk Bhagwati pilgrims, they offer bells, Trishul, flowers, Agarbatti (incense sticks) ghee, and bangles, and chunari. Devotees come to this temple to take the holy water.which is given by adore of this temple. People have a great belief that their wishes come true after worshiping the goddess Devi with pure soul.
Kalinchowk Bhagwati is one of the most popular Hindu shrines, which is situated in Charikot Head Quarter of Dolakha at the altitude of 3,842 meters from the sea level. Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple is also a part of the Gaurishankar Conservation area. From this place, SunKoshi and TamaKoshi flow, which originate from Mahabharat Range.
Most people visit Kalinchowk due to its religious and pilgrimage significance. Kuri Village is the beautiful valley, which is the basement of Kalinchowk temple and lies right below the Kalinchowk hill. Kuri village is famous for its beautiful landscapes, which look so beautiful during the snowfall in the winter season and colorful during the spring season.
On the way to Kalinchowk hill, the hiking trails look like a garden with the green trees and colorful rhododendron trees during the spring season. Kalinchowk is the perfect destination for people who want to experience short hiking, enjoy snowfall during winter. From high altitude, sightseeing of the majestic mountains can be done with less effort.
People visit Kalinchowk throughout the year, but during the snowfall and spring season, the number of people visiting Kalinchowk is about twice or thrice more than the other seasons. During the clear weather, the panoramic view of the row-landing Himalaya range of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lang Tang, Mt. Jugal, Sumeru Parvat, Gaurishankar, Mt Ganesh and Pathivara Himal lures the heart of any traveler. During winter and spring season, these Himalayas shine like silver on a clear day.
During the winter season(December to February), it is the perfect time to visit and hike playing with the snow throughout the way to Kalinchowk. The hiking to the top of the Kalinchowk hill can get thriller and mind-blowing experience when travel.
Due to heavy snowfall in Kuri village, between 3 to 5ft. The roof of the house is generally in a triangular shape so that the snow can get easily fall from the top. Due to this attractive view of Kuri Valley, it is found that few people are comparing Kalinchowk as a piece of Switzerland.
The Kalinchowk Bhagwati shrine looks lovely during the winter season, covered with the snow around. More pilgrims visit the temple on Tuesday and Saturday compared to other days in the week. During Dashain and Janai Purnima(the full moon), people come here to tie the holy thread in its premise.
How to reach Kalinchowk?
Kalinchowk is an easily accessible destination via road transport from the capital city, Kathmandu. By public or private vehicles, it takes about 4 hours to drive through the north-east of Araniko Highway, which is about 150 kilometers from Tribhuvan International Airport.
An alternative way to reach Charikot is from Khurkot to Manthali. One can even get a public bus from Ratnapark, Kathmandu. From Charikot Bazar, it is only about 18 kilometers off-road. You can take about 3 hrs hiking to reach Kuri village, the base of Kalinchowk via Deurali and Gaire. To reach the top of the Kalinchowk hill, where the Kalinchowk Bhagwati resides, it will take about 1 or 2 hours hike from the Kuri Village or a few minutes by cable-car.
Attractions of Kalinchowk Tour:
Kalinchowk is also one of the best places for an adventurous sport, such as skiing during the winter season after the snowfall. Short hiking of about 1-2 hours from Kuri village to the Kalinchowk temples is the heavenly experience. This place has an excellent view and knowledge of the snowy valley during the winter season and enjoys the snowfall.
- Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple.
- Cable car
- Magnificent landscape of Kuri village.
- Skiing During winter season with snow.
- Sightseeing of row-landing Himalaya range.
- Tremendous panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt Langtang, Mt Jugal, Sumeru Parvat, Gaurishankar, Mt Ganesh, and Pathivara.
- Smell and feel the pretty flower of Rhododendron.
Trip to Kalinchowk has been so popular these days due to its beautiful landscapes. Kalinchowk Bhagwati Shrine, Kuri Village, the beautiful views, and beautiful scenery of the majestic mountains are the perfect attractions of Kalinchowk.
Kalinchowk is one of the perfect destinations for those who want to trek easily with less effort through a short period. This trek can be done within three days. It is a village development committee VDC of the Dolakha District in the Janakpur zone. It receives more than thousand of pilgrimage and trekkers in a year.
Kalinchowk trek is a combination of both natural and cultural attractions. We can have an excellent view of the Himalaya range. While passing from Kathmandu to Charikot, we can see the great view of rivers, streams, hills, mountains, on the way getting refresh and enjoy at Khari Dhunga, approaching Charikot.
It is about 5 to 6 hours hike to Kuri Valley, by enjoying a beautiful green forest, stumbling several wild Flora and Fauna. The remarkable beauty of our national flower Rhododendron. Kalinchowk trek gives the best chance to odor the various kind of Rhododendron like sun pate and tree Rhododendron all over the Trek to Kalinchowk.
Accommodation Options in Kalinchowk:
People who come to visit Kalinchowk by taking two days package, they will stay on the base of Kalinchowk in Kuri village, where we found resort, lodges, hotels with the range from essential classic moderate to luxurious, the roof of the house designs in a European style where evergreen snowfall occurs.
Kuri village hotel, lodges, resort give a comforting facility to sleep in. In the winter season, although the heavy snowfall, the room is warm as the wall is covered with wood. The well-known hotel lodges and resort located in Kuri valley are:
- Sangam Hotel and Lodge
- Hotel Sunapati
- Danphe Hotel and Lodge
- Ganga Hotel and Lodge
- Kalinchowk Country Villa Pvt. Ltd.
- Diki Hotel Pvt. Ltd.
- Gauri Shankar Hotel
- Shri Laxmi Eatery and Lodge
- Tripura resort.
Safety Tips for your Trip :
Trip for Kalinchowk is also one of the short period treks, so when we hike on the way, we have to follow the options like other trekkers they follow when climbing at a high altitude.
- We have to wear good grip shoes, trekking sticks, and a fully waterproof jacket in the winter season.
- To protect your eyes from sunlight, always wear sunglasses.
- Avoid the habit of drinking alcohol. It may cause Dehydration because of altitude sickness.
- Personal hygiene is necessary in order not to be sick.
- Always take purifying water, carry a first aid kit.
- When hiking above high altitude, don’t try to ascend too fast.
Necessary stuff for the trip
- Sunglasses and glasses case
- Socks (wool or trekking socks)
- Warm clothing such as Down Jacket in the winter season.
- Down Jackets and wind-cheater, if possible.
- Trekking or snowshoes, if possible.
- Medication for altitude sickness such as Garlic, Timur, Ginger.
- A thermos, if possible, for hot water and high-calorie foods and snacks.
During seasons other than winter, we can generally hike with comfortable outfits.
Medical Facilities in Kuri
Charikot - Lamabagar Rd, Bhimeshwor Municipality
Charikot - Lamabagar Rd, Bhimeshwor Municipality
District Primary Health Service
Charikot - Lamabagar Rd, Bhimeshwor Municipality
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Kalinchowk Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Approximately 5 hours drive from Kathmandu to Charikot.
Starting the journey from the Araniko highway by crossing the Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dolalghat, Mude, Kharidhunga, and Charikot, from the Charikot Bazar we have to reach to Deurali it is about 3 kilometer from there we go 13 km off-road, which takes 1 to 1 hours 30 minutes to reach to Gaire by vehicles.
From there we go 5 km the road is full of snow during the winter season. So we hire chain wheel vehicles so that it runs smoothly on the way never get stuck to reach on the base of Kalinchowk Village. The beautiful village "Kuri" is situated there, which is one of the best places to stay and this is a place where we can enjoy snowfall which falls up to 3 to 5 ft between December to February month. Besides the winter season, the vehicle will take you up to the Kuri village which is off-road.
This valley provides hotels, lodges, room. They welcome the guest with the welcome Tea. They provide the service of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then evening there will be a campfire, D.J, music, and barbecue on demand (Barweiler ). We can stay there for the whole night enjoying music and dance.
Day 2. Kalinchowk Bhagwati Darshan, and return back to Kathmandu.
Wake up early in the morning, move to the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple which is about one and a half hours by hiking or by cable car. It takes 3 to 5 minutes to reach the temple, which is at the height of 842 meters from the Kuri village. We can see the stunning panoramic view of the row-landing Himalayas including Mt. Everest, on a clear, shiny day. After returning back to the temple, we reach the hotel and have lunch, then we will head back towards Kathmandu.
Well, the winter season is about to end in Nepal, and it is time for the spring season to set in. The season now offers one last chance for those interested in ‘playing’ with snow.
Of the many places, you could visit to see snowfall, Kalinchowk, around 149 North-east of Kathmandu, is one of the safest for anyone who is in no mood to take risks.
A short hike away from Kuri lies the temple of Kalinchok (4000m). This temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess of Kali, stands at the top of the hill at the valley’s northwest end and stands firmly in the midst of eerie silence that is only perturbed by the occasional wind passing through the area. The hike to the temple complex will cover a stretch of 5 km.
At the end of the visit, you have a camera filled with wonderful photos and a memory of a lifetime!
Kalichowk Temple Map
What Our Clients Say ?
Wow moment at Kalinchowk
Wow! Wow! Wow Moment!!! It was a wow moment for me throughout the Kalinchowk Trip. I really feel refreshment and adorable in Kuri Village covered with snow. I couldn't even explain that moment of snowfall at Kuri village. The Kalinchowk is in Dolkha district at the altitude of 3842 meter above the sea level. The panaromic view of mountains like Dhaulargiri, Gauri Shankher, Langtang, Manaslu, Mount Ganesh and other mountains was an amazing and wonderful. My first time experience in Kalinchowk trip is really awesome even though it was an off road. I really enjoy during hiking from Kuri village to Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple with startling view of mountains. Finally, if I need to suggest any place to visit for my friends then it would be definitely Kalinchowk
kalinchowk - way that leads to heaven
Even though it was a planned trip of our classmates. Due to some circumstances all the friends couldnot make but me and Mahananda pandey decided to make it happen. So it was first experience of playing snow. The road was off-road type for some hours but the natural scenic view made it all forgotten. We reached the kuri village , a small village having lots of hotels situated below the hill of kalinchowk mandir. The village had mesmerizing beauty which was glorified by the snow itself. We went to hotel ( fireside) where we had to stay. It was too damn cold in the evening. That night we enjoyed the camp fire with dance and songs. The very next morning we had to go to temple and we did take the path by walking. There was a cable car too for passenger but we too decided to go on foot. It was so exhausting and enjoyable walk. We did reached at the top(at the height of 3842meter) in almost two and half hours . We saw serene power of kalinchowk bhagwati and shiv parbati kunda. It was so beautiful to look around the hill. It’s a paradise from there. We then clicked some snaps during returning from there. It’s a place to visit for those who loves fun in the natural view.
Amazing Kalinchowk Trip
The Kalinchowk trip was really amazing for me. I enjoy the snow and visit Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple at the top of the hill. The view from the top of its surroundings was fabulous. I would love to visit this place again in the future. Thank you Hiking Annapurna for organizing a trip for us. Best Value For our Cost.
Loved skiing in Kalinchowk
Ram Kaji Shrestha
Apart from the view of Dhaulagiri, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Mount Ganesh, and other tall mountains, I loved skiing in the region. The experience of Skiing was fantastic and it is very close to Kathmandu. At the same time, I can have some trekking to refresh myself. I would like to recommend my friends to visit this place to get the experience of trekking and other adventurous activities with Hiking Annapurna