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Kalinchok Hike

Nepal, Hiking In Nepal

Kalinchok Hikes -3 Days
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Trip Duration 3 Days
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Maximum elevation 3790m
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Best Time December / March
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Grade Easy Hikes


Are you free for a week or less and are trying to escape the urban lifestyle and enjoy the beauty of nature? Think no more than the Kalinchowk Hike. This is one of the best options if you are searching for a perfect destination for a quick break from your daily life.

Kalinchowk is a beautiful hill station and a highly visited tourist spot. A lot of people, both national and international, come to visit this hotspot every year. Besides, this place is primarily full of Hindu devotees.

Now let’s talk about the location of Kalichowk. To reach Kalinchowk, you must drive 150 kilometers to the northeast of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. In addition, this superb location is situated at an altitude of 3842m.

One of the most fantastic facts about Kalinchowk is that it gives you an outstanding view of several mountains, such as Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and many more. Therefore, many consider this hiking spot the closest point to Kathmandu to get the most intimate and transparent view of the Himalayas.

As Kalinchowk is located in Charikot, Dolakha, a direct local bus is available from Kathmandu. However, you can also rent a vehicle for a private trip. Remember that you will reach Kalinchowk from Kathmandu in just four hours. However, this will undoubtedly be one of the best four hours you will spend in a bus or private vehicle.

Once you reach Charikot, you will get off the vehicle and start the hike, lasting 5-6 hours until you reach Kuri village. During this walk, you will encounter several flora and fauna. We assure you that the views and sights you will visualize during the walk will help you stay calm, keep moving forward with strength, and reach Kuri village without many difficulties.

Kuri village is the checkpoint of the Kalinchowk hike, and it is full of several lodges and tea houses where the hikers can rest after a long walk for almost a quarter of the day. Also, you will be glad to know that the Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple is just one hour far from Kuri village.

Once you reach Kuri village, all your complex works and tireless walks have taken you to your destination. From Kuri village, the hikers will ascend to the Kalinchowk hill summit at 3790m. Besides, this is also the location of the Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple, where many Hindu pilgrimages worship with great devotees.

Therefore, if you follow Hinduism, this trek can let you experience a great escape from the urbanized and busy life and takes you under the shadow of god, where you can forget all your pains and sorrows and experience religious freedom and pleasure along with the sights of Himalayas. Also, we recommend you wake up early in the morning to see one of the most mesmerizing sunrise views early in the morning.

Did the overview section excite you to go for the Kalinchowk hike and Kalinchowk Bhagwati “Darsan”? We are sure it did, but wait! We still have some highlights about this location and its specialties to excite you.

Highlights of the Kalinchok  Hike

  • The mind blowing sights of the snow-capped mountains include Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, and a few more.
  • A chance to experience the holiness of the Kalinchowk Bhagwati and meet many pilgrims visiting the temple.
  • The snow-covered Kuri village, its locals, and their culture and tradition. Furthermore, you also get to experience the warm and heart whelming welcome and hospitality offered by the locals of that area.
  • A short break from the daily routine and into the warm and beautiful hug of nature and its beauty.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Charikot and Hike to Kuri Village (3842m)

On the first day, we will take a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Charikot, Dolakha. This will be a 4 hours trip as we will not go on a local bus. As we start moving, you will feel that you are going far from the chaos of the urban society and the busy environment of Kathmandu. After that, you will start seeing the beautiful hills, crystal clear and ever-flowing rivers, and streams. All these elements will be your partner throughout the ride from Kathmandu to Charikot and will never let you be bored of the long ride. After a majestic 4 hours ride, we will finally reach Charikot, and then after getting freshened up, we will start our hike to the Kuri village.

The trailing path and the majestic and breathtaking views of some beautiful mountains will accompany your walk to Kuri village. We will take small breaks in the middle but try to reach Kuri village within 5-6 hours of leaving Charikot. Remember that this will be the most challenging hike because you must walk for 5-6 hours.

However, as you will be accompanied by our guides, who love taking people to their destination, we guarantee that your 5-6 hours hike will be full of knowledge and exploration. Besides, you will also learn many things that might only be available online because our guides are primarily local to the trial, so they know each step right from Charikot to Kalinchowk hill summit.

Day 2

Hike to the Kalinckowk Bhagawati temple and back to Kuri village

Today, we will wake up early to see the mesmerizing view of sunrise from Kuri village. After watching the sunrise and having breakfast, we will hike to the Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple for an hour. Here, we will stay, experience the pure religious spirit, and worship the “Kalinchowk Bhagwati.”

As it is just a three-day trip and we are already on our second day, it’s our time to head back to Kuri village and rest because, on the third day, we will again have to walk down to Charikot. Therefore, we will rest for the second night at a local lodge in Kuri village.

Day 3

Hike down to Charikot and Drive back to Kathmandu

It’s the morning in the Kuri village, and it is the time that we wave goodbye to the locals and lodge owners of the Kuri village. We will thank them for their services and then descend toward Charikot. It took us 5-6 hours to reach Charikot to Kuri. However, as Kuri to Charikot is a downhill path, we might arrive at Charikot a bit earlier.

At Charikot, the exact vehicle that left us here would be waiting for us, and then we would drive back to Kathmandu, where our 3-day Kalinchowk Hike officially ends.

Cost Inculde / Exclude

What’s include

  • Meals:  3 meals a day during the trek  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Necessary Permit
  • Transpiration by Private Car / Jeep
  • All Lodge / tea house accommodation
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, English speaking Trekking guide , Including his insurance, meals, accommodation and well paid salary.
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What’s excluded

  • Personal Travel Insurance and also Rescue evacuation in case of emergency
  • All the bar bills like coke, beer, bottle of water, hot water etc.
  • Tips (expected)
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