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Kalinchok Cultural Trek

Kalinchok Cultural Trek

Kalinchok Cultural Trek

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  •  Opportunity to explore the immense natural beauty in the non-touristic and less reached region. 
  • Excursion of Kalinchok Bhagawati Temple at 3790 meters - dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. 
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Lamjung Himal, Langtang Himalayan Range, Jugal Himal, Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa and other surrounding mountains.
  • Experience the varieties of cultures and traditional lifestyles of Nepalese people. 

Trip Introduction;
Kalinchok Cultural Trek is a perfect opportunity to explore the cultural as well as natural beauties of the eastern Nepal. The trek is a cultural experience and is one of the amazing trekking trails in Nepal. Our magnificent trek passes through several cultural villages inhabited by different tribes and communities, allowing us to experience variety of cultures and traditions including their daily activities for survival and their fascinating lifestyle. The main highlight of the Kalinchok Cultural Trek is a visit to Kalinchok Bhagawati Temple at an altitude of 3790 meters. The temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali and has huge religious significance among the Hindu people of Nepal. From the top of Kalinchok, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Lamjung Himal, Langtang Himalayan Range, Shisha pangma, Dorje Lakpa and other surrounding mountains. Kalinchok Cultural Trek is an excellent trekking for those wanting to explore the natural wonders as well as experience the medieval cultures with religious interests in Nepal. 

Kalinchok Cultural Trek with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu, we will take a four hours drive from Kathmandu to Barabise - the starting point of the trek. From Barabise we will start our trek passing through several traditional villages mainly inhabited by Brahmins, Tamangs and Sherpas. Every now and then we will pass through monasteries and temples with religious significance. Proper acclimatization is necessary in higher altitudes, therefore we will spend a full day at Shigate for acclimatization and exploring around Shigate. From there we continue to follow the trail that passes through dense Rhododendron filled forest towards the highest point of the trek Kalinchok than at 3790 meters. Kalinchok Bhagawati Temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali and it is believed that the Goddess ' Fulfills the Wishes' of its loyal devotees. Besides, we can enjoy excellent views of mountain ranges including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Langtang and other surrounding high mountains from the top. National flower of Nepal - Rhododendron (Laligurans) decorates our trekking trails and the National bird of Nepal - Lhophoporus (Danfe) can be spotted during our wonderful trek. After spending some quality time at Kalinchok, we will make a gradual descent to reach Charikot - the ending point of the trek. Our incredible trekking experience at Kalinchok Cultural Trek with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a drive from Charikot back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Barabise [819m/2686ft] [4 hrs Drive]
Day 04: Trek from Barabise to Ahgeri Kharka [1035m/3394ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 05: Trek from Ahgeri Kharka to Biku Gompa [2310m/7576ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 06: Trek from Biku Gompa to Shigate [2654m/8705ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 07: Acclimatization/Rest day at Shigate
Day 08: Trek from Shigate to Junggepati [2980m/9774ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 09: Trek from Junggepati to Kali Pokhari [3210m/10528ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 10: Trek from Kali Pokhari to Kalinchok than [3790m/12431ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 11: Trek from Kalinchok than to Charikot Bazaar [1554m/5097ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 12: Drive from Charikot back to Kathmandu [5 hrs Drive]
Day 13: Leisure day at Kathmandu
Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for departure

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu                                                                                                    
Click here for detail info about world heritage sites of UNESCO in Nepal
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Barabise [819m/2686ft] [4 hrs Drive]
After breakfast, we will take a drive from Kathmandu towards Barabise. Our drive goes through zig-zag hilly roads with good views of surrounding areas. The drive journey is about 4 hours. We will have opportunity to observe the activities of local people for daily life survival while our drive passes through several towns and villages.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Barabise to Ahgeri Kharka [1035m/3394ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
We start our trekking from Barabise. We will follow the trail that passes along several villages inhabited by Brahmins and Tamang ethnic communities. We will trek through beautifully terraced farmlands to the open fields of Ahgeri Kharka.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Ahgeri Kharka to Biku Gompa [2310m/7576ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Ahgeri Kharka we will continue to follow the trail that climbs gently passing through several monasteries and temples with huge religious significance. We will trek through scattered settlements of mainly Brahmins, Tamang and Sherpa tribe communities. We continue to follow the trail that goes through dense forested area to the lone monastery of Biku Gompa.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Biku Gompa to Shigate [2654m/8705ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After Biku Gompa we will continue to follow the trail that passes through several villages inhabited by Sherpa tribe communities. Our further uphill trekking through dense forest filled with rhododendron trees leads us to our camping site at Shigate.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Acclimatization/Rest day at Shigate
We are gaining altitude day by day. Therefore, we will take a day rest here at Shigate for acclimatization and exploration. Acclimatization is very essential to avoid mental and physical illness. Besides, the mesmerizing view of the surrounding valleys and high mountains is what Shigate has to offer to its visitors.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Shigate to Junggepati [2980m/9774ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Shigate we will continue to follow the trail that heads further to higher altitudes through forest filled with rhododendron trees. Along the trek we will pass along several traditional villages where we can observe their daily activities for survival. We will continue our trek until we arrive at Junggepati where there is a good camping site.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Junggepati to Kali Pokhari [3210m/10528ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Leaving Junggepati we will follow the trail that has several ups and downs. We will trek through terraced farmlands and dense forest areas to reach Kali Pokhari. If we are lucky, we will have chance to spot Danphe (Lhophoporus) the National Bird of Nepal.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Kali Pokhari to Kalinchok than [3790m/12431ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Kali Pokhari we will make a steep ascent all the way to Kalinchok than at 3790 meters. On the top there is a temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. From the top we will have magnificent views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Lamjung Himal, Langtang Himalayan Range, Shisha pangma, Dorje Lakpa and other surrounding mountains.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Kalinchok than to Charikot Bazaar [1554m/5097ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today is the last day of our trek. After spending quality time at Kalinchok than, we will follow the trail that descends all the way down to the busy market town of Charikot Bazaar. Charikot is the main administrative center and headquarter of Dolakha District. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Drive from Charikot back to Kathmandu [5 hrs Drive]
After having our breakfast, we will pack all our gears and get ready for a scenic drive from Charikot that will take us back to Kathmandu. It will take approximately about 5 hours to reach Kathmandu while we drive over zig-zag hilly roads.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 13: Leisure day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites inside Kathmandu, if not visited on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for departure                   
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
February 18, 2018 March 3, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
March 2, 2018 March 15, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
March 12, 2018 March 25, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
March 26, 2018 April 8, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
April 2, 2018 April 15, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
April 12, 2018 April 25, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
April 23, 2018 May 6, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
May 1, 2018 May 14, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
May 10, 2018 May 23, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !
May 21, 2018 June 3, 2018 $ 955 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

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Your Program Duration = 14 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Hotel/resort accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu, including; Private Vehicle, all required entrance fees & experienced city tour guide
  • All required land transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Experienced trekking guide and required number of porters
  • Staffs food, clothing and insurance
  • Tea House lodges accommodation during trekking
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during Trekking
  • All required trekking permits and fees
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government TAX/VAT, applicable service charges and necessary paperwork

Service does not includes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

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Reviews

Amazing Kalinchok Cultural Trek with NGT !!

We just did Kalinchok cultural trek together with Nepal Guide Treks. We must say that we enjoyed every moment of the trek. We met amazing local people who were warm and welcoming. We have wonderful memories and loads of pictures from the trek. We just want to thank NGT and the whole team for making this trek memorable.
Nepal Guide Treks !! Highly Recommended
Cheers,
Robin and Group - England

A great trekking experience at Kalinchok

We are a group of 3 people from France. We wanted to explore less visited region of Nepal. Fortunately we found Nepal Guide Treks in the internet and received information about doing a cultural trek at Kalinchok. We found it quite interesting and booked our trek with them. After completing the trek we must say that Nepal Guide Treks is a professional company with top level of service and great hospitality. We enjoyed our trek very much. Our guide Krishna was outstanding - he was full of local knowledge and always described us about the places, people and their culture. Great views of natural beauties and high mountains. We don't have words enough to describe the feeling at the top of Kalinchok. You must go there to feel it yourself. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks to anyone interested in doing travel related activities in Nepal. Thanks again for a great trek, we will certainly come back to do more treks in Nepal with you in future.
Best Regards, 
Pierre + Laura + Pauline

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