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Kalinchowk Tour and Hike

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    • Beautiful Kalinchowk scenic and beautiful a mini Switzerland of Nepal.
    • A famous pilgrimage sites for Hindu followers on the laps of Himalayas.
    • Enjoy the picturesque moments enclosed by high hill and mountain range.
    • Exciting places to explore around its lovely view-points and cultural villages.
    • Far from modern civilization enjoy the refreshing natural environments.


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.

Important Note

Mode of Trekking: In best available Lodges, Hotels or Resorts.
Trekking Grade: Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
Area of Trekking: North East of Kathmandu Valley Rim.
Highest points: At Kalinchowk 3,842 m / 12, 601 feet high.                                                                                     
People and culture: Populated by Tamang the main tribes of Central Himalaya range interwoven to Buddhism religion and cultures.
Tour and Hike: 02 / 03 Days (with drives both ways).
Best Seasons: Nearly all months of the year, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to mid-September. The best seasons are spring and autumn / fall, the spring time begins from March to May and autumn from September to November.
Interested people can enjoy the trek during winter times of Christmas and New Year Holidays, however much cold temperatures. But most days are bright and clear with sunshine, short daylight hours during autumn and winter times.

Trip Itinerary

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.

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.

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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    • Private vehicles according to group size before and after the tour, hike.
    • Applicable permits and National Park fees.
    • Services of guide, wages, food and accommodation allowance.
    • Accommodation from the simple lodge to standard hotels on twin sharing basis and on Bed / Breakfast only.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa-Personal travel and medical insurance.
    • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
    • Personal gear and medical kit.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation services required.

Frequently Asked Questions

The drive is approx. 5-6 hours the most on 150 km / 94 miles driving distance, the walk from Kuri village and the lodge to Kalinchowk temple. Which is about 2-3 hours hike on 5-6 km distance with short climb and downhill trail.

Yes, young infants to elderly people can join on this trek, however for small babies needs to be carried. Where one can hire an extra porter to carry the young ones on short hike to Kalinchowk Temple and back to the lodge.

At Kuri village houses fine lodge with nice rooms, simple but clean serves various types of food menu from Continental, Chinese and Indian to Nepali meals.

From Kalinchowk the close views of Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, with portion of Shisapangma, Melung Tse and Bhairab Himal.

It is a moderate grade walks, however involves short steep climb of an hour as well downhill and with few gradual trail. Taking slowly having time for refreshing stops will make the climb on uphill easier, along with the views.

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