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Kalinchowk Tour and Hike

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Package name Kalinchowk Tour and Hike
Duration 3
Max. elevation 3842 m
Level Easy
Transportation All ground transportation as per itinerary
Accomodation 3*** Hotel in Kalinchowk and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu - Kuri Village - Kalinchowk - Kathmandu
Cost USD 315 per person



Kalinchowk Tour and Hike, leads you to one of the most beautiful and scenic locations, away from Kathmandu valley. Located on the lap of the Central Himalayas close beneath the famous Mt. Dorje Lakpa 6,966 m / 22,854 feet.
Kalinchowk village is famous for its Hindu temple and shrines, perched on a hilltop 3,842 m high. Surrounded by tiers of green hills towards the east, west, and south with snow-capped peaks in the north. Kalinchowk is a favorite holiday destination of Nepalese not far from the capital Kathmandu about 156 km driving distance.
A perfect vacation spot for all types of travelers, where foreign visitors seldom visit this lovely scenic place. But slowly gaining popularity among worldwide travelers as Kalinchowk with similar scenic views and location as Switzerland.
Most people from all over Nepal make a pilgrimage to the famous temple of Kalinchowk, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. But one can enjoy a leisurely hike and holiday in the comfort of lovely cottage-style lodges, and guest houses.
Kalinchowk is one of the few places in the Nepal Himalayas, where one can enjoy skiing during the winter times, after a snowfall. Kalinchowk is situated north East of Nepal around the district of Dolakha district at Kuri village, not far from the holy shrine.
Kalinchowk Tour and Hike, for all types of people an exciting holiday destination within close distance from snow-clad peaks. The hike is enjoyable of few hour's walk to the temple perched on a hillock, facing tremendous scenery. 
Amidst beautiful green meadows surrounded by tall trees of rhododendron, pines, oaks, magnolia, and firs. It is truly a picturesque location for a few days' visit to Kalinchowk, enjoy the tour, and hike to the mini Switzerland of Nepal.

1. Which is the best time to visit Kalinchowk?
If you're planning a trip to Kalinchowk in Nepal, the best time to go is during the spring season. During this time, you can experience the magic of snowfall, playing in the snow, and admiring the beautiful mountain range. Autumn is also a popular time to visit, offering a clear and crystal view of Mount Gaurisankhar (7,181m). Kalinchowk, located near Kathmandu, is a stunning destination to enjoy snowfall. We highly recommend visiting while it's snowing, as you can witness the beauty of the snow at an altitude of 3600m. Whether it's spring, autumn, or the early winter when the snow begins to fall, these seasons offer the best experience in Kalinchowk. Check out the Kalinchowk tour packages from Kathmandu Thamel for a memorable trip.

2. Can we see more mountains from Kalinchowk?
Absolutely! Kalinchowk provides stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan range, showcasing famous peaks such as Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and more. The viewpoint at Kalinchowk Top, located at 3,842 meters (12,605 feet) above sea level, offers a captivating scenery of snow-covered mountains, making it a captivating sight for hikers and nature lovers.

3. How far is Kalinchowk from Kathmandu?
Kalinchowk is roughly 132 kilometers (about 82 miles) away from Kathmandu, making it a perfect option for a weekend getaway or a short trek. It usually takes around 6 to 8 hours to travel to Kalinchowk by road, depending on the transportation mode and road conditions. With its close proximity to Kathmandu, Kalinchowk becomes a convenient choice for those looking for a quick escape to the Himalayan wilderness.

4. When is the snow expected in Kalinchowk?
Typically, Kalinchowk experiences snowfall starting from mid-November through December. However, the most favorable weather for visiting Kalinchowk is from September to February. Moreover, you can plan a trip to Kalinchowk at any time throughout the year. As of today, Kalinchowk is currently experiencing snowfall, which is expected to last for about a month. The local residents of Kalinchowk shared this information on December 13, 2019 (Mangsir 27, 2076). (updated on December 13, 2019- snowfall in Kalinchowk)

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive to Kuri village approx. 3, 200 m (150 km) - 05 hrs.

Morning an interesting drive on a car, coach as per size of a group heading east beyond Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the rural countryside villages and towns during the drives of 80 k.m on good paved road near Jiri town. Then the drive diverts on 70 k.m. on a rough dirt but smooth winding road to Kuri village for overnight halt.

Enjoy the comfort of a nice cottage type lodge and guest house, serving excellent meals on a large warm dining room.

Day 2 : Short hike to Kalinchowk Temple of Goddess Kali 3,842 m.

Enjoy the breakfast with surrounding beautiful views of snow-capped peaks and the rolling green hills. A short walk of few hours with climb to the top of a hill atKalinchowk Temple, dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. Get blessed by the priest if available, facing spectacular views of Central Himalayan peaks. Overlooking close views of Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar with an arrays of peaks. After a wonderful visit and hike to Kalinchowk Temple, back to the lodge for refreshing snacks and dinner.

Day 3 : Morning enjoy stunning views and drive to Kathmandu.

Morning catch glimpse of stunning scenery of Himalayan peaks, and having breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. An interesting drive on the same route with opportunity to observe the scenic country of Nepalese countryside and farm villages. Reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotel, rest of the evening free at leisure after a marvelous time at Kalinchowk Tour and hike.


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