Kalinchok (Ghaurisankar Region) Family Lodge Trek 9 Days
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 and meet SFT representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with Tour Guide by private car.
Our tour leader introduces you in the world heritage sites like the Swayambhunath Stupa, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Pashupatinath Temple and the Kathmadnu Durbar Square by private car for a whole day sightseeing tour. Overnight in Hotel.
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 Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan city with Tour Guide by private car.
Today, our tour leader brings you in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square by private car. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 9: Departure to International Airport
After breakfast, transfer to airport according to your international flight time schedule.
Our Tour Package includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 4 nights accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley as per above mentioned itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot 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.
* Tourist service charge,
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Tour Package 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
* 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.
Note: The package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste. For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.
Grade: (Moderate to strenuous) [ Explain ]
|Start date||End date||Availability|
|Trip is available|
|Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2000m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.|
|This involves longer treks (five to ten days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 900m to 3000m.|
(Moderate to strenuous)
|A reasonably demanding trek at an altitude up to 4000m with side trips to higher elevations. The trails are sometimes uncharted and away from inhabited areas.|
|These treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3500 and 5000m. & there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit & enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.|
|This trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.|
|Standard||Ideal for backpackers, students, travellers, very basic accomodation 1 * or none*, group travel in bus.|
|3 Star||Nice ** to*** star hotel ideal for the normal traveller family, couples, hotels are clean and monitored by our company, breakfast usually included. Travels are in van or 4 seater jeep.|
|4-5 Star||**** to ***** star Hotels with all possible international comfort, where available SAT TV. SPA etc. brekfast included for the traveller who wants to be spoiled , travelling in privat car, Jeep.|
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation three weeks prior to Tour departure date, 50% two weeks prior to Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.