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: Kathmandu to Charikot
Aaltitude: 1980m, Driving duration: 6 hours
After having breakfast, your day will begin by a drive to Charikot along the Araniko 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 Hotel.
Day 2: 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 Tea House.
Day 3: 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 Tea House.
Day 4: 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 Tea House.
Day 5: Kalinchowk Phedi to Charikot
After having Breakfast in Kalinchowk Phedi ,you will descend the same way back to Charikot and stay overnight. Overnight Tea House.
Day 6: 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 Tea House.
Day 7: 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 Tea House.
Day 8: 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 Tea House.
Day 9: 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 Tea House.
Day 10: 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 Tea House.
Day 11: Dolansa to Barhabise to Kathmandu
Hiking duration: 4/5 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 will conclude.
Bigu Kalinchowk Trek
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