Snowfall in Kalinchowk

Snowfall in Kalinchowk

Want to enjoy fresh Snowfall in Kalinchowk then come and visit Kuri village in the Dolakha district and enjoy the fresh snowflakes in Kalinchowk. Kalinchowk is a booming destination and gaining domestic tourist who wants to play in the snow. Kuri village in Kalinchowk is situated at an altitude of 3450 Meters. The person who wants to enjoy the snowfall needs to stay in Kuri Village. Kuri village is the part of Dolakha district which lies in the northeastern part of Kathmandu valley.

UPDATE: Snowfall in Kalinchowk starts from 04:00 PM ( 05-02-2021 ). Now you can enjoy the fresh Snowfall in Kalinchowk. 

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Before the snowfall, Kalinchowk is popular for the Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple which is an important Hindu shrine. Thousands of Hindu and Buddhist visits Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple to pay homage to Hindu devotees. Kalinchowk is the nearest hill station for the snowfall if you are wondering about the places.

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There is plenty of summer destinations in Nepal. However, Kalinchowk is among the top popular touristic destination in the winter in Nepal. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of different mountains like Jugal Himal, Langtang Himal, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and more from the height of 3850 meters.

Snowfall in Kuri Kalinchowk
Snowfall in Kalinchowk, Kuri Village of Dolakha District

Once the snowfall in Kalinchowk news is published, a large number of domestic travelers plan their trip to Kalinchowk. December, January, February is the perfect time to enjoy the fresh snow in Kalinchowk. Once the people are in Kuri, Kalinchowk – they also visit the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple to make their wish complete.

Snowfall in Kalinchowk

Snowfall in Kalinchowk happens mainly at the end of December and lasts till the end of February and Mid March. All the surrounding of Kalinchowk hill and the Kuri Village is covered with snow blanket. During the snowfall time, jeep, buses, and cars are tough to ride to the top of the Kuri village. Vehicle wheels are chained and the specially modified jeeps with highly experienced drivers take the wheel of the jeep.

Pilgrims whose main plan is to visit Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple by walking might suffer due to heavy snowfall in the trail of the mountain. Having said that, you can experience the best trekking trail in your life in Kalinchwok during this snowfall time.

You will pass the hiking trail via rock, rhododendron forest, bushes covered with snow to reach the peak of the hill. Once you are on top of the hill, you will be welcomed with a cold blaze of wind and the magnificent 360 degrees of the surrounding. This will be one of the best rewards of your 2 hours trek to the Kalinchowk Temple. The distance between Kuri village to the temple is only 5 KM in distance but the altitude of 450 Meters makes your climb tough.

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If you plan to walk early then you also can enjoy the sunrise view, snow lake, long-range of mountains on the northern side of the hill, white blanket of snow in the other small hills below, and other unmarked beauty from the height of 3850 meters.

About Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple

Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple is situated in the Dolakha district of Nepal at the top of a peak which is connected with the summit of the mountain by means of an iron bridge. The worshipper gathers there accompanied by ‘Jhankri’ and offer rice to the goddess, a black stone oozing moisture, half embedded in the earth and Hindu people offer Trisuls and bronze bell in this temple.

Snowfall in Kalinchowk
Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple – popular Hindu Temple in Nepal

Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple is surrounded by bells and thousands of Trisuls deposited there by generations of passers-by. In front of another stone, a few meters away and on the summit of the same peak goats and lambs are sacrificed and the stone is smeared with their blood behind this stone, there rises a rough wooden board on which there is a drawing of two Trisuls.

Feathers, turn the fowls to be sacrificed are placed on the top of the board, and the blood from the neck of the decapitated fowls is made to spurt out onto the board itself. Near Kalinchowk Mai temple there is a stone shed constructed by Late Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana.

How to Reach Kalinchowk?

Kalinchowk receives its name from the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple which lies in the Dolakha district of Nepal. The popular nearby town of Kalinchowk is Charikot, it is also the district headquarter of Dolakha. There are mainly two options to reach from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk which we will discuss below:

Public Transportation

Daily public buses from Kathmandu to Charokot is available from New Bus Park, Kathmandu. You can catch the bus from New Bus Park and the last stop of this bus will be Charikot. The bus goes through Araniko Highway and the total distance is approx 130 KM. The total journey time between these two places is around 5 hours. From Charikot, you need to rent a jeep or take a sharing ride in a jeep towards Kuri Village which is the last village. This journey takes another 2 hours. The jeep trail goes through Maakebari before reaching Kuri Village.

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Private Jeep Rental

If you are renting a jeep from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk, Kuri Village then there won’t be any hassle for you. A jeep directly takes you to the Kuri Village on the same day within a short time frame. The 150 KM journey takes approx. 6 hours. If you leave early from Kathmandu then you can hike towards the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple on the same day and enjoy the night in your resort.

Hotel/Resort in Kalinchowk

Kalinchowk these days has plenty of options for you to stay. You can find a hotel and resort as per your budget and standard. If you are a budget traveler then the same category lodges are available. And if you won’t spend a night in with comfort then luxury resorts are also available in Kalinchowk.

We suggest travelers make a pre-reservation of their accommodation in Kalinchowk. Hotels in Kalinchowk received thousands of travelers during snowfall time to make an advance booking of your hotel in Kalinchowk is a wise decision.

Many people don’t care about reservations in advance and the need to return back to Charikot to stay in the cold winter days. Do not expect any kind of services like Kathmandu, Chitwan, or Pokhara in Kuri Village. Basic standard services will be offered by the hotel. You can enjoy Nepali Dal, Bhat, Tarkari, Achar in the menu set along with non-veg time which is optional.

Hotel in Kalinchowk

If you are not a foody guy then you can choose it from the hotel menu and they are happy to serve you. Before the dinner, the optional activities like drinking beer, BBQ, Campfire can be done at extra cost in the resort as your resort.

The hotel in Kalinchowk has well stocked so you don’t need to carry liquor from your destination. And if you want to try a local one then go with Tongba, you won’t regret it. Snowfall and Tongba are the two-best combos in the night in Kalinchowk.

Snowfall in Kalinchowk and Cable Car Ride

The cable car in Kalinchowk is the third running cable car in Nepal. Manakamana Cable Car holds the first place followed by Chandragiri Cable Car with the second one. Kalinchowk Cable Car is established in 2018 and of the shortest cable car in Nepal compared with two others. It can run with a weight of 800 KM at once and it takes approx. 6-7 Minutes to reach from button to top.

Kalinchowk Cable Car
Kalinchowk Cable Car – Nepal’s third Operating Cable Car.

Only 10 people at once can share a ride in one gondola lift. You can take a ride from Kuri Village and reach the top within a couple of minutes. The price of the ride is Rs 500 per person both way for Nepalese national, Rs 1000 for foreigners for the same both way ride. Physically challenged people, elderly and the student receives 30 % off in the mentioned tariff. And a child below 3 years goes free of cost.

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The operating time of Kalinchowk Cable Car is 06:00 AM till 05:00 PM in the summer day and 07:00 AM up to 04:00 PM in the winter days. If the snowfall is heavy then the cable car halts its operation so the only option now is to take a hiking route to reach the top of the hill.

Kalinchowk Tour Packages

If you are planning for your trip to Kalinchowk then kindly let us know. We offer you the best Kalinchowk Tour Package as per your requirement and budget. Either if you want to make a Kalinchowk Tour by Bus or a Kalinchowk Tour by 4wd Jeep, we are happy to assist you in this regard. Snowfall in Kalinchowk is a cherry on top during your trip so don’t miss this opportunity.

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