Bigu Kalinchowk valley is extremely rich in culture and tradition and is located in the central part of Nepal. The place is unspoiled and the people are virtually unknown outside of their region. The land and the living style of people looks like Tibetan place and the place reflects the view of snow ridges, rivers and lakes. You can also see many female monks (nuns) in the Bigu Gompa which is renowned for meditations and you will also visit the Kalinchowk temple (a female god and reincarnation of Goddess Kali) that is honored by Hindus all over Nepal.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Our office representative will receive you and will transfer you to the hotel. You might be having Jet Lag so you can rest for a while and later on you can go to stroll around the streets of Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Charikot
Aaltitude: 1980m, Driving duration: 6 hours
After having breakfast, your day will begin by a drive to Charikot along the Arniko highway. You can see the scenic beauty of Nepali village and lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Lunch will be on the way. The highway to Jiri is famous for the environment friendly approach adopted during its design, construction and maintenance. As you reach Charikot, you can see spectacular Mountain View of Gaurishankar and other ranges. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Charikot to Yak Kharka
After having early breakfast you will start your trek by an easy hike through rhododendron and oak forest. You will also see many different kinds of floras along the way. We will stop for lunch then continue along the trail to Yak Kharka where we will stay overnight. There is no village but a small shepherd and Yak houses in Yak Kharka. Overnight in tea house.
Day 4: Yak Kharka to Kalinchowk Phedi
After having Breakfast in Yak Kharka, you will be moving ahead along the trail through the rhododendron forest. A quick lunch stop will be made on the way, before ascending through the treeless landscape. As you climb, you will have a great view of Gaurishankar Mountain and Langtang range. The trail that follows to Phedi is used by many Tibetan and Nepali people to travel across the Nation. Overnight in tea house.
Day 5: Rest Day in Kalinchowk Phedi
Today is your rest day in kalinchowk Phedi to enjoy the local sightseeing as well as to see the sunrise.You can start the day catching the sunrise over the mountain in the morning. After breakfast you can have a small hike and visit the famous Kalinchok temple. There is also a Tibetan market on the other side of the valley. You can also find the different plant life as well. Overnight in tea house.
Day 6: Kalinchowk Phedi to Charikot
After having Breakfast in Kalinchowk Phedi, you will descend the same way back to Charikot and stay overnight. Overnight in tea house.
Day 7: Charikot to Gum Khola
After having Breakfast, You will follow the trail which leads you down to the river, passing through many local villages. You will stop to have lunch on the way, then trek through a Sal forest and onto Gum Khola and pause your trek until the next day. Overnight in tea house.
Day 8: Gum Khola to Chilinkha
After breakfast you will resume trekking, passing many more villages. As you climb uphill you will experience places where people still follow caste system and there is still discrimination to the lower caste people. Heading up the valley leads you to the rich village of Chilinkha where you will stay overnight. Overnight in tea house.
Day 9: Chilinkha to Bigu Gompa
Altitude: 2330m, Hiking duration: 4/5 hours
Today, the trail continues up through more villages. It is amazing to see the
culture, tradition and way of life of local people. We will stop for lunch
before heading along to Bigu Gompa. After Lunch we will continue our trek to
Bigu Gompa. Overnight in tea house.
Day 10: Rest day in Bigu Gompa
Today is your acclimatization day in Bigu Gompa. You can take time to stroll around the village and the local community. You will also visit the beautiful Buddhist monastery; Bigu Gompa which is famous Buddhism school specially for the Nuns. Overnight in tea house.
Day 11: Bigu Gompa to Dolansa
Starting the trek earlier, we will cross the Tingnasa pass. You must make your mind up and prepare yourself for a decrease in temperature and increase in the altitude. As you cross the pass you will see the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains. From the pass, we will descend down and enter the village of Dolansa. Overnight in tea house.
Day 12: Dolansa to Barhabise to Kathmandu
· Kathmandu to Charikot and Barabhise to Kathmandu transfer by Private vehicle.
· All necessary TIMS & Permits for trekking.
· One Professional Trekking guide and porter with their wages and salaries.
Note: One porter can carry 18 kilo of luggage and share between two clients. So clients are suggested to bring 9 kilo of luggage.
· Accommodation on twin share basis on normal lodge on Full Board basis throughout the trek.
· Accommodation in Kathmandu in Full Board basis.
· Insurance for the trekking staffs.
· First aid kit for trekking staffs.
· Good equipment for your guide and porter to trek (wind jacket, Water bottle, Trekking shoes)
· Drinks/Beverages Bill for you
· Tipping (Tips)
· Personal Expenses
· Entrance fees for temple and monastery
· Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc
· Personal trekking gear
· First aid kit (for you)
Emergency Rescue evacuation Insurance of any kind.
Bigu Kalinchowk Trek
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