5 Reasons To Visit Kalinchowk This Winter

Kalinchowk Cable Car

Kalinchowk is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal. Especially for those who want to enjoy the snow, Kalinchowk might be the best option among others. It is not a long time that Kalinchowk came into the limelight, but in a short time, Kalinchowk became a hot cake for every young Nepalis.  It is one of the premier places in Nepal for snow skating, diving as well as a film shooting

In recent years, huge numbers of Nepalis visiting Kalinchowk for a respite from the dusty and muddy Kathmandu. Many now consider Kalinchowk to be a clichéd, done-to-dust destination and therefore look for other winter holiday spots. In fact, Kalinchowk is one of the best places to visit in Nepal in the Winter season. However, Kalinchowk is worth visiting in the other seasons too.

So, why lots of people talking about Kalinchowk? Why Kalinchowk became the talk of the town? Here, we have listed the best 5 reasons to visit Kalinchowk in the winter season.

#5 Reasons To Visit Kalinchowk This Winter

1. Snow

Snow in Kalinchowk

One strong reason to visit Kalinchowk is, of course, snow. In the peak winter (December, January, and February) the whole place gets covered with thick snow. Kalinchowk is the most popular and probable place to find snow or snowfall near Kathmandu.

No matter how many times you visit Kalinchowk, you cannot ignore the fact that it provides relief from the chaotic Kathmandu. The snow points near Kuri Village is an incredible place to play with snow. You can dive, slide, and throw snowballs at each other and of course, make those snowmen seen in the movies or foreign land.

2. Gauri Shankar Himalayan Range

Gaurisankhar Himalayan Range as seen from the top

From the top of the Bhagawati temple, you can see the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountain range of Gaurishanker. You can enjoy the mountain range from almost east to west as long as the weather favors you. But, in the winter season, the weather remains clear.

It is a great place to witness everything that’s alluring about Dolakha District. The clear skies and mesmerizing mountain views of Mt.Gaurishankar is just amazing.

3. Spectacular View Above the Cloud

Kalinchowk best winter destinations
West view from the Kalinchowk Bhagawati

When there is no snow to play, you can still find Kalinchowk a worth visiting place. As shown in the photo above, you can see the rest of the world below you. You will be on top of the cloud and it feels like you are in the sky.

4. The Cable Car

Kalinchowk Cable Car Bottom Station
Kalinchowk Cable Car Bottom Station (Gondola)

Cable Car is the 4th reason you should visit Kalinchowk. You can take the cable car ride to the top and enjoy stunning views of breathtaking cliffs.

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Kalinchowk Cable Car is the third cable car service in Nepal that came into operation in November. After the cable car service, it is easier to get on the top of the Kalinchowk Bhagwati (3842m).

There are four gondolas in the cable car services where 10 persons (up to 800kg) can travel at a time. Cable car service is different from the one being operated at Manakamana and Chandragiri. It is much shorter and smaller in size.

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5. Bhagawati Temple

Bhagawati Temple

When people talk about Kalinchowk, the only thing that strikes the mind is snow. But Kalinchowk is actually a temple named “Kalinchowk Bhagawati Temple” situated at 3800m elevation. That fact is, Kalinchowk is a sacred place as well. Many people go there to worship with flowers, trident, bells.

In the old days, people used to go to Bhagawati Temple on foot. There is a small town called “Kuri Village” with many hotels, guest houses where you can stay. In recent years many people building new and new guest houses in Kuri Village.

Kuri Village
Kuri Village

So, what are you waiting for?

Make a plan today and create an unforgettable moment of life!

Also,  if you know a friend or a family person who is making a trip to Kalinchowk in winter, please feel free to share this article with them as well 🙂

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