Kalinchowk is a tourist destination and a sacred site for Hindus that attracts visitors from different parts of Nepal. The main attraction of the Kalinchowk tour is the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple, located at eastern hilly region of Nepal Dolakha district. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati and is famous for the fulfillment of pilgrims prayer and wishes.
It lies at an altitude of 3842 m from sea level. It is popular for its natural beauty and religious significance. It is known for its panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains, including Mt Gaurishankar, Jugal, Annapurna range, Dorje Lhakpa, Gurkarpo Ri, Longpogan, Bhairav Takura and Mt Everest. It is a part of Gaurishankar Conservation Area where famous rivers Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi originates. Travelers can also charikot to Kuri.
Snow Adventure at Kalinchowk
During winter, the area is covered in snow, creating a winter wonderland. This attracts both adventure enthusiasts looking for snow activities and those who simply want to enjoy the serene ambiance. For adventure lovers skiing and snowboarding in Kuri is something you need to try.
Kuri Bazar at Kalinchowk
Kuri Village is a small village located below the hills of Kalinchowk. It is the ultimate gateway to Kalinchowk. You’ll find hotels at Kuri Bazar.
The time it takes to cover the 18-kilometer off-road stretch from Charikot to Kuri village would take approximately 7 to 8 hours, depending upon the pace of your walk.
Accommodations at Kalinchowk range from basic guesthouses to more comfortable lodges, allowing tourists to spend a night and fully experience the tranquility of the surroundings.
Kalinchowk cable car
Kalinchowk cable car cabin accommodates 8 passengers and takes around 6 minutes to reach the Kalinchowk top station.
Cable car opening time
Sun-Fri: 5:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat/Holidays: 3:30 AM – 4:30 PM
How to reach Kalinchowk?
The distance from Kathmandu to Charikot is approximately 150 kilometers. It takes 5-6 hours to reach there. You could also get a local bus from Kathmandu to Charikot. From Charikot, there is an 18-kilometer off-road stretch leading to Kuri Village. There is a transporation service from Charikot to Kuri. To reach Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple from Kuri Village, you can either embark on a 1.5-hour hike or opt for a quick five-minute cable car ride.
Route: Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Banepa – Panchkhal – Dolalghat – Sindhupalchok – Khandichaur – Mude – Kharidhunga of Dolakha – Chothang Deurali – Kuri Village – Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple.
kalinchowk tour package from kathmandu
Kalinchowk Darshan Package – 1 Night 2 Days
Price: 3,000 and 5,000 (mentioned on Hamrobazaar on 24 Mangshir, 2080)
Kalinchowk Tour Package – 1 Night 2 Days
Price: 5,500 (mentioned on Hamrobazaar on 24 Mangshir, 2080)