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Kalinchowk Nepal

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Travel Guide

Kalinchowk is a popular name for its natural beauty and snowfall experience in winter. Besides that, there is a famous religious site Kalinchowk Bhagawati. Kalinchowk Nepal is situated in Dolakha district, around 150 KM far from Kathmandu. One can experience the view from 3842M above sea level. The place is now becoming a popular quick city escape and snowfall destination during the winter season.

It also emerged as a beautiful destination and a wonderful place to visit anytime for religious merits. The light adventure with small effort is the main attribute of this place. Kalinchowk is a part of the Gaurishankar Conservation Area and also the origin place of the Sunkoshi and Tama Koshi rivers. The ethnic settlement of Sherpa, Tamang, and Brahmin people are found in this place. Accompanied by the local culture and tradition, this place is a beautiful manifest of quick fun from the monotonous routine of city lifestyle.

Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple

Bhagwati is a Hindu shrine situated in the Kuri village of Dolakha district. Bhagwati is the abode of Goddess Kali, the manifestation of Goddess Durga. Many people come here to worship at the Bhagwati temple. The worshiper comes to this place and offers rice, bronze bells, and Trisuls to the goddess. The sacrificing culture is also prevalent at Kalinchowk Bhagawati. Some people sacrifice lambs and goats, believing that Bhagawati will fulfill their wishes. The wonderful Himalayan view from the Mountain is also a wonderful part of this place. The mix of spiritual and adventurous activities makes it an awe-inspiring place to visit.

Snowfall in Kalinchowk

Apart from the religious merits, it also offers seasonal snow fun experiences. In the winter season, especially in the months of December, January, and February, the snowfall occurs. Many people visit there during the wintertime to have some snow fun. The snowy visit and some friends along to play with create an amazing memory and quick relief from the monotony.

Kalinchowk Cable Car

Kalinchowk Nepal also offers a Cable Car service for visitors. The cable car, situated at Kuri Village, came into operation in 2018. From the Kalinchowk hilltop, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, etc. can be seen on the day with a clear sky. The Cable car access made it a more reliable and convenient destination for visitors.

Best time to visit Kalinchowk

The best time to visit Kalinchowk is in the winter season. Maybe around late winter, when snowfall began. However, for spiritual merits, it is suitable to visit throughout the year. To get a good view of the Himalayan ranges, spring is the best time

How to reach Kalinchowk from Kathmandu?

If you want to visit Kalinchowk Nepal, you will have two options for transportation. You can take a public vehicle or go with a private one.

A local public bus from Kathmandu will take you to the Charikot, the district headquarter of Dolakha. From Charikot, you have to hire a local 4WD Jeep (6-8 Persons) that will take you to the Kuri Village via the Maakebari route. It takes around two hours (17 KM) to reach Kuri village. From Kuri village to the hilltop you can take a cable car ride or go on a hike. During return time you can go with any available options.

Alternatively, you can choose a private drive from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk. You can hire a 4WD vehicle from any transport service provider in Kathmandu. It will be easier and more comfortable than a public vehicle.

Kalinchowk Hotels and Accommodations

There are some hotels and homestays available for an accommodative approach at Kuri village. You may choose to stay in hotels or just indulge yourself in the local accommodations.

Visit this popular place for a snowy and spiritual experience in winter. However, the beauty doesn’t fade in other seasons. The spectacular Himalayan views from the hilltop can give you an awesome experience.

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