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Kalinchowk Trekking

Kalinchowk Trekking, a perfect destination for a short trek in Nepal can be done within 4 days

Trip Summary

Trip Mode
On Lodge / Tea House basis.
Trekking grade
Moderate & Adventurous
Trekking duration
4 / 5 days.
Highest elevation
3750 m
March to June and September to early December.

Trip Highlights

  • Drive Along the Bhotekoshi river
  • Scenic forests, hills, villages and markets
  • Charikot, a famous trade center of the region
  • Country Drive from Kathmandu to Charikot
  • A steep hike to Kalinchowk hill through the villages, forests
  • Panoramic 360 degree view from Kalinchowk hill

Trip Overview

Kalinchowk Trekking, a perfect destination for a short trek in Nepal can be done within 4 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 are the attraction of a Kalinchowk trek in Nepal. It can be visited in any season during a year.

From the summit of Kalinchowk trekking, 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 on a clear day.

Kalinchowk Trekking 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 rivers, stream, hills, mountain, etc. On the way, you can stop at KhareDhunga to enjoy a cool breeze and enjoy the panoramic view from there.

After reaching 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 a 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.) on the following morning to see the beautiful sunrise from the summit. The Hindu people worship at Kalinchowk Bhagwati with a great devotee. At the day of Janai Purnima festival, thousands of devotees visit Kalinchowk Bhagwati for puja.

Kalinchowk Trekking Itinerary 

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu-Charikot (1554m, 6 hours)

Day 02: Trek to Kalinchowk (3700m, 6 hours)

Day 03: Trek down to Charikot (1554m, 5 hours)

Day 04: Drive Charikot – Kathmandu (1300m)

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel on bed / breakfast basis
  3. An professional English speaking government liscenced guide
  4. Porters (every 2 clients : 1 porter)
  5. Food in Trekking (B-L-D)
  6. Accommodation in tea house/lodge
  7. Service of trekking guides his equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation
  8. allowance.
  9. Service of trekking staff -porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation
  10. allowance.
  11. Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  12. Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
  13. Transportation to Charikot and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip.
  14. Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of international air tickets

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her
  • own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Kalinchowk Trekking Detail Itinerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Charikot 5 to 6 hours (150km) the north-eastern from Kathmandu.

Charikot to Kuri takes about 4 hours drive and Lunch at Mude or From Charikot, trek to Kuri which takes about 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at lodge in Kuri.

After the breakfast, hike to Kalinchowk summit (3790M/12423FT) which is about 1 hour uphill hike to enjoy the superb view of Himalayas and trek or drive back to Charikot.

After the breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu 5 to 6 hours.

Trip Reviews

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    We had an amazing experience with View Nepal Treks & Expedition.We found this company through searching in internet and started to communicate with Mr. Bhupendra, He was so helpful and answer our questions without any hasitation and finally booked our Nepal trip and travel with them. He arranged a great guide with excellent English with full information and I enjoyed the flexibility in my trip. In our trip The guesthouses and hotels chosen were all comfortable and the food was always fresh and good. The communication was great, and we were well taken care of Pick up, flights etc, which was  always on time. Also I was lucky to have met so many other inspiring people on the track which was a extra bonus. The highlight was the guide and staff were always happy to help us with a smile as  a close friend. We enjoyed the travel in Nepal Himalayas a lot and feel easy when I am in the mountains. Thank you Mr.Bhupendra for making my trip so special which I Never forget, hope to see you again soon.
    Anna & Herma
    The Netherlands

    Review submitted -December 11, 2016

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