Kalinchowk


Located at an altitude of 3842m above the sea level and 150 kilometers away from Kathmandu, Kalinchowk is a quick city escape which lies in Dolakaha district, Kalinchowk VDC. It is about 132 kilometers from Kathmandu to Charikot, 18 km off road up to Kuri Village and an hour hike from there.

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This way please: An arrow head board showing the way to Kalinchowk.

Kalinchowk, being one of the most visited local destinations in this winter, we also decided to give it a try. This trip to Kalinchowk was our weekend getaway. For people who want to experience snowfall, high altitude, sightseeing and light adventures with less effort, this is the perfect option. In addition to that, it is also famous spiritual or pilgrimage site for Hindus.


How to get there?

Local buses are available from Buspark in Kathmandu. The buses leave early in the morning, with few shift starting from 6 am. Many private companies or local travel and tours also provide packages for Kalinchowk temple.

How Far is Kalinchowk?
Charikot, Headquarter of Dolkha, is about 132 kilometers from Kathmandu, and Kalinchowk is about 18 kilometers from Charikot. Local vechiles are not available but can be reserved to reach Kuri from where Kalinchowk temple is about 1 hour hike for regular hikers and can take upto 2 for others.
How about hiking from Charikot?
The hike to Kalinchowk from Charikot will take about 7-8 hours depending upon the walking habit.
Where to stay?
If you take a local bus from Kathmandu then you’re going to have to stay at Charikot the first day, or if you can walk fast then walk to Kuri the same day, or else you should take rest at Charikot. Then take all the time you can and travel to Kuri the next day.
Are there places to stay?
While in Charikot, you don’t have to worry about places to stay, in case of Kuri there are few hotels there and staying shouldn’t be much of a problem. A room costs around 500/room and food around 150-200 Rupees