Kalinchowk is home to the famous Hindu temple of Goddess Kali. Frequented mostly by hindu pilgrims, this trekking location has been opened also for tourists to observe the lifestyle of various ethnic populations residing there and also the topographic and natural beauty of the Rolwaling Himalayan range.
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Kalinchowk is home to the famous Hindu temple of Goddess Kali. Frequented mostly by Hindu pilgrims, this trekking location has been opened also for tourists to observe the lifestyle of various ethnic populations residing there and also the topographic and natural beauty of the Rolwaling Himalayan range. Several villages, inhabited by Tamangs, Sherpas, Brahmins as well as other ethnic populations, offers an insight to their way of living. The views along the way are superb, and are amalgamated with occasional passages through thick rhododendron and pine forests. All in all, this trek is an amalgamation of a pilgrimage as well as a scenic trek.
The trail commences from Barabise, reached after a drive from Kathmandu and moves into Ahgeri Khola. From there, the trail moves into Biku Gompa and to Sighate, accompanied by various temples and monasteries on the way. Sighate to Junggepati incorporates views of various mountain ranges and the pure roaring Sunkoshi River. From here, the trail moves upwards to Kalinchokthan via Kali Pokhari. Here the famous Kali Temple is situated. From the highest point of Kalinchok (3579 m), hypnotic views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shisha Panga , Langtang, Dorjee Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Annapurna, Lamjung, Amabamori, Gauri Shanker, and Namburi Himal. Natural springs named the Sundhara and Tama form the sources of the Sunkoshi and Tama Koshi Rivers. At night, the views of the Kathmandu Valley look exquisite from this point. From here, descending into Suspa will give an opportunity to meet a rare community residing only in these areas, the Thami’s. From here, descending downwards to Charikot and driving back to Kathmandu will end this exclusive trek.
The Kalinchowk Trekking is a moderately strenuous trekking route but the sights to behold are numerous and exquisite. The passage through various temples, monasteries and Gompas, as well as the chance to mix up with the warm welcoming inhabitants here are the added attractions of this trek. For a pilgrim and an avid lover of trekking, it is recommended to carry out this trek during the spring season.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Accommodation in 4-star hotel (Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel) in Kathmandu, and tented accommodation in mountain
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals and boiled water in mountain
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
- All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking local guide, cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers (1 trekker: 2 helpers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works;
- Camping equipments-very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipments
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Arrive at Tribhuwan international airport, Kathmandu
Arrive at Tribhuwan international airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel. Our guide will explain briefly the program upon arrival at hotel.
drives to Barabise 800m and commence trek to Lungurpa.
Early morning drives to Barabise 800m and commence trek to Lungurpa. The first part of the trek about 20 minutes is flat and reaches to Sunkoshi temple and cross the suspension bridge to cross the Sunkoshi river. Then walk about half an hour through the field and steep climb for 1 hour through the Jungle to the village of Keurini where Chhetri people living. After crossing the village of Keurini climb to Gurung village of Bungathali. Then 45 minutes flat walk to Gurung village of Lungurpa. Over Night in camp
4-hrs gradual walks through the different village
A 4-hrs gradual walks through the different village. Tungthali is settlement of Thami people. As soon as you arrive to Ghorthali, then steeper trail to Brimthali, which is the last village of the area? Over Night in camp
From Brimthali to Gradula climb
From Brimthali we walk Gradula climb and some places steep climb to Kalinchowk and then down hill to Kurikharka for Overnight camp. Kalinchowk (3790m) the best view point of the trek. The views of Rolwaling, Gauri Shankar, Jugal Himal and some peaks of Khumbu region, which are spectacular. Over Night in camp
All the way down hill through the rhododendron
All the way down hill through the rhododendron and oak forest to Gairikharka. Over Night in camp
way down hill through the pine forest and Sherpa village
All the way down hill through the pine forest and Sherpa village to Charikot then drive back to Kathamandu
last day in Nepal.
This is our last day in Nepal. It can be devoted to recreation, As well as the most important thing – the day you can buy presents for their relatives, colleagues and friends), the final evening gala dinner and going home. Late in the evening flight home
A trek in Nepal is more about endurance than anything else. You will be trekking most days and can expect to be on the trail an average of 5–7 hours per day. The lower elevations may be the most difficult as you cover the most ground and the temperatures are hotter. By the time you reach the higher elevations you will be in prime condition and the distances are shorter. People of many ages and ability successfully complete all the treks in Nepal—those who are strong willed and in good condition should have few problems.