To hike up to Kalinchowk you need to get 150 Kilometers from Kathmandu at Charikot. Kalinchowk is itself at an altitude of 3800m, and it might be just the right hike for you if you seek a little more challenging, adventurous hike. The walk involves walking into a steep path. The famous rivers, Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi are also originated from here. So, you will also have a chance of visiting it aside hiking.
Monday morning office, Tuesday morning office….. Friday morning also office; but Saturday morning was not the same. It was the day to start our journey for a two day hike. The destination had made this hike more exciting and it was “Kalinchowk”.
Sailung is one of the wonders that Nepal has to offer. A place which is yet to be explored by the tourists. This picture was taken in Sailung, the place which offers magnificent views over Kalinchowk to the Annapurna, Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Everest and Kanchenjunga ranges, to the South the Mahabharata hills roll over the Sun Koshi River and down to the Terai below.
Deerwalk set off for another one of our excursions. ‘Deer walk yatayat’ set off at Baneshwor, headed for Charikot. We decided to climb to a height of 3800m, to Kalinchowk. We sung along to the tunes of ‘Munni … and ‘Mutu mathi dhunga rakhi …’. We enjoyed the scenic route and stopped for the first time at ‘Sharmili ko pasal’ at about 9.30 am. Then we headed to khadi chowr. You would be forgiven for thinking it was Khasa, what with the Chinese goods galore. From there, we got to mudey, a small bazaar on the top of the hill. The weather was foggy, and promised rain. At about 12.30pm we reached kharidunga. We decided to begin our ascent from Kharidunga which we thought would be the best Hike to Kalinchowk. An hour later, rain came back with a vengeance upon us who dared walk. The muddy trail converted became swamps and our troubles started. We did not expect November rain and had no raincoats or boots. We walked on in the chilly afternoon and in the middle of the forests, it felt that much more adventurous. Finally we reached Trishul at about 3.00pm. The climb ahead was steeper and slippier. After struggling through the trails for a couple of hours, we got to the top at 6.00pm. We were closing in on Kuri, our designated stopover, but the light was fading. Cold and in pitch darkness, we trudged on. The lights at kuri beckoned us at 7.30pm. Diki didi of the Diki hotel served us hot jhwaikhatte, chhyang and tea, great relief from the chills. We had dinner at 9.30 and slept the night away.