Kalinchowk is located in the eastern hilly region of Nepal in the Dolakha district. Kalinchowk is famous for Kalinchowk Bhagawati Temple which is located on the top of the hill at 3,842m. This temple belongs to goddess Bhagawati famous for fulfilling pilgrimage prays & desires. Most people visit Kalinchowk due to its religious and pilgrimage significance. Kuri village is a beautiful valley that is the basement of Kalinchowk temple and lies right below Kalinchowk hill. Kuri village is famous for its beautiful landscape which looks so beautiful during the snowfall in the winter season and colorful during the spring season.
Kalinchowk is one of the most visited local destinations in the winter. For people who want to experience snowfall, high altitude, sightseeing, and light adventures with less effort, this is the perfect option.
How to go there?
Day 1. Approximately a 06-07 hour drive from Kathmandu to Kuri Village.
Local buses are available from the Buspark in Kathmandu. The buses leave early in the morning, with the shift starting from 6 am. Start your journey from Kathmandu and drive along the highway through Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dolalghat, Mude, Charikot, and reach Kuri village. Many Travel agencies in Nepal or local Travel and Tours companies also provide various packages for Kalinchowk Tour. Also, you can Book a Vehicle for 1 night and 2 days package from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk and back.
Day 2: Kuri Village Kalinchowk Bhagwati darshan and return back to Kathmandu.
Wake up early in the morning, and move to the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple which is about one and half hours of hiking or 3 to 5 minutes by cable car. Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple is at a height of 842 meters from the Kuri village.
How far is Kalinchowk from Kathmandu?
Headquarter of Dolokha, Charikot, is about 132 kilometers from Kathmandu, and Kainchowk is about 18 kilometers from Charikot. Local vehicles are not available but can be reserved to reach Kuri from where Kalinchowk temple is about a 1-hour hike for regular hikers and can take up to 2 for others.
Where to stay?
If you take a local bus from Kathmandu then you have to stay at Charkot the first day, or if you can walk faster then walk to Kuri the same day, or else you can take a rest at Charikot. Then take all the time you can travel to the Kuri village the next day.
People who came to visit Kalinchowk by taking the two-day package will stay on the base of Kalinchowk in Kuri village, where we can find resorts, lodges, and hotels with a range from basic classic moderate to luxurious. While in Charikot, you don’t have to worry about the places to stay. In the case of Kuri village, there are few numbers of hotels.
Attractions of Kalinchowk:
Kalinchowk is also one of the best places for an adventurous sports such as skiing during the winter season after the snowfall. Short hiking of about 1-2 hours from Kuri village to the Kainchowk temples is heavenly experienced. This place has an awesome view and experience of a snowy valley during the winter season and enjoys the snowfall. Some other attractions are;
- Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple
- Cable car
- The magnificent landscape of Kuri village.
- Skilling and short hiking.
- Panoramic view of Mt jugal, Sumeru Parbat Gaurishanker, Mt Ganesh, and Pathivara.
- Smell and feel the pretty national flower of Nepal Rhododendron.
The trip to Kalinchowk has been popular these days due to its beautiful landscapes. Kalinchowk Bhagwati shrine, Kuri village, beautiful land views, and beautiful scenery of tremendous mountains are attractions of Kalinchowk.
Safety Tips for your Trip:
The trip to Kalinchowk is also one of the short periods of treks, so when you are planning to visit Kalinchowk you must follow the option like trekkers.
- You must have to wear good grip shoes, trekking sticks, and a fully waterproof jacket in the winter season.
- To protect your eyes from sunlight, always wear sunglasses.
- Avoid the habit of drinking alcohol it may cause Dehydration because of altitude sickness.
- Maintain personal hygiene.
- Always take purifying water.
Necessary Stuff for your trip
- Warm clothing.
- Down jackets and wind-cheater if possible.
Medical facilities in Kuri village:
- Tsho-Rolpa Hospital (049-421905, 9851158722) Charikot- Lamabagar Road, Bhimeshwor Municipality.
- Gaurishanker Hospital (049-429130) Charikot- Lamabagar Road, Bhimeshwor Municipality.
- District Primary Health services (049-421125) Charikot- Lamabagar Road, Bhimeshwor Municipality.
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