Days: 9 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Introduction to Kalinchok Family Trek
This trek is of the beaten Track and was only recently opened to Tourists. It lies in the northeast direction from Kathmandu valley. It is a relatively short trek to climb Kalinchok, with experience a panoramic view of the Rolwaling Himal Range. Especially in spring this Trek is beautiful because of the Rhododendron forest. It offers a close look the unique villages inhabited by Tamang, Sherpa and Brahmin, so a mixed culture.We have also everyday a majestic view of the Himalayas, we encounter everyday Hindu Kali Temples and a unique flora and fauna. The two big rivers of Nepal Sun Koshi and Tama Koshi are visible during the Trek. At last there is also the Kalinchok temple (a female Goddess and reincarnation of Goddess Kali) that is honored by Hindus from all over Nepal.
Highest elevation: 3759m
Trek style: Lodge Trek
Major Attraction: Kalinchok Temple (dedicated to goddess Kali), majestic view of Ghaurisankar, Menlungtse, Jugal Himal, Langtang Himal, Choba Bhamare of unique rock spires and traditional culture and way of life.
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Charikot 1980m by private vehicle 7-8 hours
Drive from Kathmandu to Charikot passing many beautiful villages with terraced fields which takes about 7 hours by private vehicle bound for Jiri. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Charikot to Kuri Kharka 3365m 6-7 hours
In this day after breakfast, drive from Charikot to Makaibari by bus. Then the trail goes gently through the fields until reaching Deurali which takes about 1 hour. We have a great view of Ghaurisankar from this point. Now we climb steep through the Rhododendron forests to Gairi. It takes about 2-3 hours to reach the village. Then again, we keep continuing our journey with several ups and downs to Kuri Kharka which takes about 3 hours. We can see the Jugal Himal and Langtang Himal during the trail. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: Exploration Day to Kalinchok 3759m (1/2 hours)
Today we have full day exploration for the Kalinchok temple. We start in the morning after breakfast; the trail ascends about 1 and half hours before we reach the Kalinchok Temple. Kalinchok is also an excellent view point from where we can see the Ghaurisankar, Jugal Himal, Langtang Himal and Menluntse. Then we climb down to our Lodge. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Kalinchok to Charikot 1980m 5-6 hours
Today after breakfast, we climb down same trail to Charikot through the forest which takes about 6 hours. We will visit the village of Charikot and its surroundings. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 7: Drive from Charikot to Kathmandu by private vehicle 7-8 hours
Drive from Charikot to Kathmandu by private vehicle which takes about 7 hours. During the drive we can see again the Langtang Himal, Ghaurisankar and Jugal Himal. Transfer to Hotel and relax.
Day 8: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private van
After breakfast, we are going to visit two historical monuments which represent early and late medieval history, architecture, culture and religion. Bhaktapur Durbar square is an ancient newari city, 13 kilometers far from Kathmandu stores numbers of Hindu temples, 55 windowed medieval durbar and offers you various examples of metal smith and wooden craft along with the opportunity of exploring traditional pottery work to the another corner. Patan durbar square is equally important which represents late medieval history, Culture and architecture. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 9: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly.
Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 4 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3***hotel in Kathmandu.
* Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley as per above mentioned itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cpld filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected, but not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.