Kalinchowk Tour, Snowfall Paradise Near Kathmandu

Nepal-the land of the Himalayas, located in the southern part of Asia, is a paradise for travel enthusiasm. Trekking in the highest altitudes region- Everest Region, visiting the birthplace of Sidhartha Gautam Budhha-Lumbini, trekking to the lake located at the highest altitude in the world- Tilicho Lake Trek, and trek to the culturally rich Himalayan areas are some of the activities that you get to experience in the only country in the world, Nepal. Besides this, Nepal is a land of rich cultural diversities, rich biodiversities, and kind peoples. 

Trekking in the high Himalayan regions, touring the cultural and natural heritage sites, hiking, excursion, playing adventurous sports activities, mountain flight, and enjoying the adventure sports are some of the activities you can do here in Nepal. Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple, Dolakha has become one of the most refreshing tourist destinations for short tours and treks. 

Where is Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple? 

Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple is located at the height of 3,842m, in Kalinchowk Rural Municipality, Dolakha districts, Nepal, and falls under Gaurishankar Conservation Area.  Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple is about 151 km distance and 7 hours ride from Kathmandu to reach via Kuri, depending on the road condition. After you get to Charikot, you have to travel offroad up to Kuri village, where 4-wheel vehicles will be best. From Kuri village, you have to take an hour walk up to the top of Kalinchowk.

Kalinchowk trip is generally about 2 to 3 days depending on you. You can either go directly from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk via public bus or private vehicles or go from Kathmandu to Charikot and then trek to Kalinchowk. Also, You can catch Cable Car from Kuri village and get to the Kalinchowk Shrines.

Kalinchowk Cable Car

Kalinchowk Cable car came into operation in 2018, connects the top of Kuri Village, Kalinchowk Shrine, and the bottom in Kalinchowk Rural Municipality. After the Kalinchowk Cable Car Operation, the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Shrine visit has become easy for pilgrims and tourists. 

Facts About Kalinchowk Cable Car

  • Station: Kuri Village, Kalinchowk Rural Municipality
  • Travel Time: Nearly 5 Minutes 
  • Operating Hours: 7 AM to 4 PM ( During Winter) and 6 AM to 5 PM ( remaining season in a year) 

The detail about the cost price of Kalinchowk Cable Car is listed in the below table: 

For Nepali Adult

    Rs. 500

For Students (With Identity Card)/ For Elderly People/ For Disabled People

    Rs. 375

For Foreigner

    Rs. 1000

Kalinchowk Trek 

If you would like to go for a short trek- Kalinchowk Trek would be the best. Klainchowk trek generally starts from the beautiful city Charikot, district headquarters of Dolakha, 4 hours ride from Kathmandu. From Charikot, you will walk in the wilderness for about 5-6 hours, where you will get to see a lot of wild flora and fauna. You will stay overnight in Kuri Village and go the next day early morning to Kalinchowk-which is just an hour's ride from Kuri Village. 

After getting the blessing from Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple, seeing the beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas from Kalinchowk, including enjoying snowfall in Kalinchowk during winter, you can get down to Kuri Village and enjoy the delicious breakfast over there. After breakfast, about 3 hours walk from Kuri, you will get to Charikot, where you can have lunch and spend nights there, or you can catch either a local bus or private vehicles and return to Kathmandu.

What would be the best time to visit?/ Kalinchowk Weather 

Kalinchowk is the best and one of the renowned places to enjoy the snowfall in winter, nearby Kathmandu. Generally, from mid-winter to the end of the winter,  the snowfall occurs, is considered the best time to enjoy the snowfall and the spectacular views of the mountains from Kalinchowk.  However, you can visit all year round Kalinchowk, where In autumn, the sky will be crystal clear, the mountains seem more clear. Autumn is also best for sunrise and sunset views from Kalinchowk.

During mid-winter, the Kalinchowk temperature can get low to 1-degree centigrades.  If you would like to play in the snow and be blessed by Kalinchowk Bhagwati, winter would be the best, and it would be better to go after checking details about the weather forecast of Kalinchowk; weather Kalinchowk. 

What can you look for in Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple?

Kalinchowk is famous as the Hindu pilgrimage site, rich with natural beauty. In recent years, Kalinchowk has been a famous international tourist destination for beautiful photography and to enjoy the snowfall. Visiting pilgrimage sites and being blessed, see the breathtaking views of mountains; Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, and Dorje Lakpa, etc., the beautiful sunrise and sunset views from the summit, majestic views of surrounding hills, and the amazing snowfall at the top of Kalinchowk hills make you feel like you are roaming around the paradise. Taking adventurous travel through the scenic environment, and walk in the wilderness from Charikot to Kuri and from Kuri to the top of Kalinchowk,  where you get to explore alpine diversities of floras and faunas, including endangered, threatened species of animals are one of the best parts of Kalinchowk. Having an adventurous ride in the cable car offers you beautiful views of Kuri village and green hills. 

Kuri Village is home to lovely peoples from different castes and cultures like Tamang, Sherpa, Brahmin, and Chhetris, who have been living in harmony for decades.  Kuri village offers you good ambient with well-facilitated lodging, special cheese, and yak sukuti. You will be treated with warm hospitality, and you get to explore the culture and traditions of these peoples during your Kalinchowk visit. 

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