Kalinchowk Trek

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.

Trip Informaton

Activities:

Trekking and Hiking

Departure:

Any day during season

Max Altitudes:

3790m at Kalinchowk

Trip Duration:

3 days

Trip Grade:

moderate

Accommodation:

Hotel in city, teahouse on trek

Meals:

Full board on trek, breakfast in city

Transportation:

Tourist bus/private car/local bus/private jeep

Best Season:

September-November & March-May

Walking hours:

5-6hrs per day

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu - You will be warm welcome at airport by NEAT Airport representative and then you will be transfer to hotel. Our tour advisor will meet you at your hotel and brief about your program. This day, either you can take a rest at the hotel or enjoy the walk near by your hotel to get familiar with Nepalese lifestyle and culture.

Day 02:

Sightseeing/Free day in Kathmandu-For sightseeingwe will be visiting three of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu by private vehicle.

Swayambunath Stupa:You will first visit the Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha.It is situated to the west of the city on a hill which is 77 meters above the valley.

Boudhanath Stupa:Boudhanath Stupa is another important Buddhist pilgrims site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the biggest stupa in the World. Every morning and evening, many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors to observe local religious practices.

Pashupatinath Temple:The sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath is considered the holiest cremation ground, and people bath in the Bagmati River with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually. Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings, and it get more then a million during festivals . Drive back to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at you own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu to Charikot and then hike to Kuri: Drive to Charikot (150km) and takes about 4 hours drive to the north eastern from Kathmandu. Lunch at Mude. From Charikot,  trek to Kuri which takes about 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at lodge in Kuri.

Day 04:

After the breakfast, hike to Kalinchowk summit (3790m.) which is about 1hours up hill hike to enjoy the superb view of Himalayas. Overnight at Kuri (optional).

Day 05:

After the breakfast, trek to Charikot and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 06:

Departure Day/ Leisure Day – You can enjoy leisure day at Kathmandu or if you are departing for home then will drove you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. If you are departing for other destination, we will help you to manage everything.

Cost Includes:

• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
• An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
• Duffel bag (if needed)
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

• Nepal Visa fee
• Airport departure tax
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) 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)
• Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
• Tips for guides and porters

Pre Departure Planning

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. So, to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. During the trek, you might have to hike approximately 5-6 hours almost everyday or 500-600m uphill or downhill. So, preparation should commence months before-walking, jogging, hiking and physical training would be very helpful. To learn more about trekking pre fitness consult our trekking fitness expertise http://www.trekprepfitness.com.au/

Food and accommodation

Meals will be provided by NEAT during the whole trek as per your service besides mentioned in city. We offer open and the choice menu in the tea house where you can select the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guide will recommend or take you to the guest houses which serve the hygienic and nutritious food and best accomodation. Snacks, bottle drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in price.

Trekking group

It would be easy for you if you have your own group if not also we can arrange a group trek according to your request. You would be joining the group in Kathmandu. If you want to have a solo trip then we are always ready to help you again with single supplement charge. We try our best to make your comfortable holiday in the beauty of Kalinchowk Region.

Trekking guide and porters

Trekking guide are very responsible person who will assist you in your whole trek. They have a very broad knowledge about geography, Flora, Fauna, culture, himalayas and trails. Trekking guide will assist and brief all your questions and confusion during trek. The company will provide you the best and authorized guide to make your holiday. Potters are very strong and poor Nepali people who will carry all your baggage where ever you go. Don’t Forget to tip them for their service .

Acclimatization

When NEAT plan your itinerary, we take everything into consideration about the altitude and other factors to minimize the chance of getting AMS.

Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600 meters (vertical) altitude daily.

Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to help body adjust to new altitude.

Each trekker must accept responsibility and trek slowly - observe the steps at which the porters and guide walks. There are no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record time - generally AMS.

Treatment: Mild symptoms - staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If there is no improvement, descend to lower level.

Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may need to be carried to nearest medical facility or evacuated by helicopter.

Travel Insurance 

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Climate and Weather of Nepal

Climate in Nepal is diversified depends on season. From the low level to highest point of the World, it start from hot to cold region from South to North. You can travel Nepal in any season but the best time to visit in Kalinchowk region is autumn & spring. If you are in autumn the weather is perfect and sky is crystal clear but in spring the weather seem little cloudy but the full blossoming Rhododendrons are awesome. In Summer visibility is poor and there is less chances to see the himalayas and in winter it is very cold in mountain but still possible to do this trip.

Nepalese Visa Requirements And Process

Before you travel to Nepal please check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trek. During booking, it is necessary to send us the passport copy. To travel in Nepal, you will require a visa which you can obtained from Nepalese Embassy at your country or you can get on arrival visa at the TIA airport in Kathmandu.

Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and for more detail visit http://immi.gov.np/

Cost to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:

• US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa. 
Notwithstanding anything written in above, no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.

Trekking Permits and Entry Charge

While you travel Kalinchowk Region, you need to obtain the  entry permits and TIMS permit. All the applicable permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal contribution and donations. In case of extra charge and payment, the agency will inform you.

Trekkers health and medical information

Trekkers health is very important for the tour operator as we should know your health condition before making reservation with us. To do this trek, the trekkers should have good fitness and require great stamina and good health. All our Trekking guide and potter are insurance before trekking. For the medical information you should contact your medical consult before planning your trip to Nepal.

Environmental & social concerns

NEAT is highly aware with Environmental concern and keep right ecological system. There shouldn’t be awful impact while you travel around the Kalinchowk Region. So, we involve some campaign of cleaning trekking trails, works with KEEP project etc.

Booking procedure

Support the local company and the money directly goes to local community which helps to improve the economic condition of developing countries. Please contact us via e-mail or phone to check the availability and possibilities to book the trip in your date. We will gladly answer your each quires promptly so that you can make your decision faster.

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