Nepal - Bigu Kalinchowk Trek (11 days) Book Now

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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 look 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.

Included in the Cost

Kathmandu to Charikot and Barabhise to Kathmandu transfer by Private vehicle.
1-night accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu in a room only basis.
Accommodation on twin share basis on normal lodge on room only basis throughout the trek.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

    Not Included in the Cost

    Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
    Entrance Fees
    Tipping (Tips)
    Travel Insurance
    International Flights
    Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
    donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
    Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
    Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

    Recommended gear list:

    Good wind/rain Jacket
    Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
    Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
    Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
    Sun hat or scarf
    Sunglasses with UV protection
    Hiking shorts
    Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms


    • Day 1

      Kathmandu to Charikot (1980m), Driving Duration: 6 hours

    • After having breakfast, your day will begin with a drive to Charikot along the Araniko highway. You can see the scenic beauty of Nepali villages and lovely views of the surrounding mountains. Lunch will be somewhere along  the way. The highway to Jiri is famous for the environmental-friendly approach adopted during its design, construction, and maintenance. As you reach Charikot, you can see spectacular Mountain Views of Gaurishankar and other ranges. Overnight accommodation will be in a Hotel

    • Day 2

      Charikot to Yak Kharka (2600m), Hiking duration: ?

    • 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 Kharkawhere we will stay overnight. There is no village but a small shepherd and Yak houses in Yak Kharka. Overnight Tea House.

    • Day 3

      Yak Kharka to KalinchowkPhedi (3330m)

    • 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 Gaurishanker Mountain and Langtang range. The trail that follows to Phedi is used by many Tibetan and Nepali people to travel across the Nation. Overnight Tea House.

    • Day 4

      Rest Day in KalinchowkPhedi

    • Today is your rest day in kalinchowkPhedi 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 Tea House.

    • Day 5

      KalinchowkPhedi to Charikot (1980m)

    • After having Breakfast in KalinchowkPhedi, you will descend the same way back to Charikot and stay overnight. Overnight Tea House.

    • Day 6

      Charikot to Gum Khola (920m)

    • 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 Tea House.

    • Day 7

      Gum Khola to Chilinkha (1930m)

    • 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 against the lower caste people. Heading up the valley leads you to the rich village of Chilinkha where you will stay overnight. Overnight Tea House.

    • Day 8

      Chilinkha to BiguGompa (2330m) - Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    • Today, the trail continues 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 BiguGompa. After Lunch, we will continue our trek to BiguGompa.Overnight Tea House.

    • Day 9

      Rest day in BiguGompa

    • Today is your acclimatization day in BiguGompa. You can take time to stroll around the village and the local community. You will also visit the beautiful Buddhist monastery; BiguGompa which is famous Buddhism school, especially for the Nuns. Overnight Tea House.

    • Day 10

      BiguGompa to Dolansa (2510m)

    • 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 Tea House.

    • Day 11

      Dolansa to Barhabise to Kathmandu - Trekking time: 4 to 5 hours

    • Today is the last day of your trekking. You will take your breakfast in Dolansa and start trekking until you reach the village of Barhabise. Lunch will be in Bahrabise. From Bahrabise, You will drive back to Kathmandu and your program is concluded.

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