Kalinchowk, lies in Dolakha district is an increasingly popular trekking destination in Nepal. It is relatively close to Kathmandu (approx. 132 km from Kathmandu) and hence, popular among domestic travelers. ‘Kalinchowk’ is named after a hill-top temple in the area known as Kalinchowk Bhagwati dedicated to Kali (a Hindu goddess associated with power and destruction). Kalinchowk trek is an ideal short trek as the whole trek can be comfortably completed in 2-4 days.
1. KALINCHWOK BHAGWATI TEMPLE
The Kalinchwok Bhagwati temple,Hindu pilgrimage site is the highest point of the travel to kalinchwok. This temple, which lies on top of a steep hill is the best spot for the perfect panoramic view of the mountains.
2. MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN PANORAMA
From the top of Kalinchowk, one can bask in the beauty of the stunning panoramic view of different mountains. Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Gurkarpo Ri, Langtang Lirung, etc. are some of the stars of the panoramic scenery.
The majestic beauty of Rhododendron has the power to awe everyone who lays his/her eyes upon it. Kalinchowk trek gives you the perfect opportunity to see the beauty of various kinds of Rhododendrons like Sunpate (Rhododendron anthopogon) . You can also see Bell rhododendron (Rhododendron campanulatum) in Kuri village.
Traditionally, people used rhododendrons as medicine for the treatment of inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, common cold, etc.
4. CABLE CAR
The travelers can reach Kalinchowk temple within 5 minutes of time by cable car. There are 4 boxes in a cable car which can accommodate 10 people at a time.