Kalinchowk Tour is the best tour option for people who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas closely. Also, for people who want to view the beauty of the majestic Himalayas but do not want to trek, it is the best option. Hence, it is regarded as one of the best destinations for short hiking. Recently, it is also marked as one of the most visited places promoting domestic tourism.
One of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Hindu is the Kalinchowk temple. It lies around 150 Km east of Kathmandu in the rural Kalinchowk municipality of the Dolakha district of Nepal. The temple is located at an elevation of 3842 meters.
Kalinchowk temple belongs to goddess Bhagwati who is well known for fulfilling the wishes of people. This temple offers a view of a wide range of the Himalayas like Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Jugal. Also, many people from different caste-like: Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, and Sherpa who have different cultures live here. Hence, it is also well known for cultural diversity and harmony.
The temple lies in the Gaurishankar Conservation area and has beautiful rhododendron forests. The two major rivers of Nepal, Sunkoshi, and Tamakoshi, also originate from the Gaurishankar conservation area.
- 1 History of Kalinchowk Temple
- 2 Cheap Package of Kalinchowk Tour
- 3 Best time to visit Kalinchowk Temple
- 4 Kalinchowk Tour Package Itinerary
- 5 Day 01: Kathmandu to Kuri Village
- 6 Day 02: Visit Kalinchowk Temple and departure to Kathmandu
- 7 What is Included in the Trip
- 8 What does this trip not include
- 9 Kalinchowk Tour Package Pricing Per PAX:
History of Kalinchowk Temple
Kalinchowk temple is named after goddess Kali who is the virtue of power and destruction. It is believed that Goddess Kali went on the top of Kalinchowk Hill on Sumeru Parvat for medication. During her meditation, evil power tried to win over her. Then, the war took place between the evils and goddess Kali. Lord Shiva used his Trishul during the war, and holy water originated from the dry land of Kalinchowk, which gave power to the lion of Kali. Hence, the evils were killed.
After the evils were killed, the dead bodies of the evils were decayed in the Kuri village. The village turned sticky and got the name Kuri which means shame. A water pond which is located at the top of Kalinchowk, People believe to be pure after taking a bath in the pond.
As per the religious book of Durga Puran, it is said that Kalinchowk is the place where the goddess Devi had the downfall of the right arm. Hence, many Hindu people come to worship in the temple. Also, people believe in having their wishes fulfilled after they worship in the Kalinchowk temple.
Cheap Package of Kalinchowk Tour
We are providing these packages at a relatively cheap price. If you prefer traveling by bus, you will be charged a total amount of Rs.3500 per PAX (on a sharing basis), and if you feel the idea to traveling via Jeep, you will be charged a total amount of 5000(on a sharing basis).
Now let’s get right into the itinerary.
Best time to visit Kalinchowk Temple
You can visit the Kalinchowk temple any time of the year. However, the best time to visit the temple solely depends on the purpose of visiting it. If you are a trek lover and want a small hike to Kalinchowk, the weather of summer and autumn is perfect as the weather is moderate.
However, if you are interested in snow and other fun-filled activities, the best time is during the winter season in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, snow is found everywhere. As it is the peak season for Kalinchowk’s visit, the place is crowded. Also, accommodation price is a little high at this time compared to other seasons.
If you want to visit Kalinchowk on the belief of religion, the best months are Baisakh, Jestha, Asoj, Kartik, and Chaitra.
Kalinchowk Tour Package Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu to Kuri Village
On the first day of the tour, we will depart from Kathmandu at around 7 am in the morning. We will stop for lunch at around 10 am and will reach Charikot at around 2 pm. At Charikot, we will visit the Dolakha Bhimsen Mandir and spend some time there. Then, we will reach Kalinchowk at around 6 pm in the evening. After reaching Kalinchowk, we have our dinner in the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 02: Visit Kalinchowk Temple and departure to Kathmandu
On this day, we wake up early and visit Kalinchowk temple. The temple is located at an altitude of 4382 meters. Then, we hike for around 1.5 hours and then reach the temple. After visiting the temple, we reach the hotel and have breakfast. During this time, we do sightseeing around Kuri Village and then return back to Kathmandu.
What is Included in the Trip
- Breakfast, lunch,
What does this trip not include
- Personal expense
- Travel insurance
- Drinking beverages
Kalinchowk Tour Package Pricing Per PAX:
Per Pax Rs.3500 On Bus –Sharing Basis
Per Pax Rs.5000 On Jeep-Sharing Basis
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