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Trip to Kalinchowk, A Heaven on Earth

Kalinchowk is a village development committee in Dolkha district. This place is famous for it’s  Hindu religious place called Kalinchowk Bhagwati. The name of this place is given after the name of this religious place. The best season to visit this place is in winter . The religious place is well know because of it’s natural beauty and scene.

Kalinchowk, is being one of the most visited local destinations in this winter. For people who want to experience snowfall, high altitude, sightseeing and light adventure  with less effort, this is the perfect option. In addition to that, it is also famous spiritual and pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Kalinchowk, a perfect destination for a short trek  in Nepal can be done within 3 days. It is a Village Development Committee VDC of Dolakha District in Janakpur Zone in North Eastern Nepal. It receives thousands of pilgrimage and trekkers in a year. It is also one of the quickest access to the elevation of 3790m from Kathmandu via land transport.

The tremendous panoramic view of Himalayas from Kalinchowk, the pilgrimage site for Hindus (Kalinchowk Bhagwati) as well as for Buddhist, the unexplored culture, lifestyle and diversities is the attraction of a Kalinchowk trek in Nepal. It can be visited in any season during a year.

You can take any medium of transportation as you like. Most of people use bus or bike to reach this destination. You can go up to Kuri village and from their few hour walking you will reach the top of this place. You can either go by hiking or by ride it’s your own choice. Especially foreign tourist like to go on a hiking so they can see the natural beauty and scene on the way.

From the summit of Kalinchowk , you can enjoy the splendid superb view of  Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar etc. and can even see the Kathmandu valley in a clear day.

To trek to Kalinchowk you can either catch a local bus or rent a vehicle or drive your own vehicle from Kathmandu to Charikot which is approximately about 150km. The drive from Kathmandu to Charikot is very beautiful 4 hours drive passing through a rivers, stream, hills, mountain, etc. On the way, you can stop at KhareDhunga to enjoy cool breeze and enjoy panoramic view from there.


After reaching at Charikot, it is about 5-6 hours hike to kuri  through a beautiful forest encountering a number of wild flora and fauna. There is also a gravel road to Kure from Charikot but the road is extremely technical and challenging especially during monsoon.

Kuri is a small village with settlement of lodges to accommodate the tourist, which is right below the Kalinchowk hill. Your destination is just an hour hike from Kuri.

Once you make it to Kuri, you can visit Kalinchowk hill summit (3790m.) in the following morning to see the beautiful sunrise from the summit. The Hindu people  worship at Kalinchowk Bhagwati with great devote. At the day of Janai Purnima festival, thousand of devotees visit Kalinchowk Bhagwati  for puja.



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