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.
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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