Best of Kalinchowk
Kalinchowk hike provides a unique mixture of both biological and cultural attractions. We have compiled the best features of Kalinchowk hike to help showcase the beauty of the hike:-
1. Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple
The Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple, a famous pilgrimage site is the high point of the whole Kalinchowk hike, literally and figuratively. Kalinchowk Bhagwati temple, which lies on top of a steep hill is a spectacular mountain viewing spot. An interesting myth of this temple is that once a person exits the temple premises one shouldn’t return.
2. Rhododendron blooms in spring
The majestic beauty of Rhododendron has the power to awe everyone who lays his/her eyes upon it. Kalinchowk hike gives the perfect opportunity to savor the full beauty of Rhododendrons. Rhododendrons have also been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, common cold, etc. Sunpate (Rhododendron anthopogon) and Tree rhododendron are found all over on the way to Kalinchowk. Besides them, Bell rhododendron (Rhododendron campanulatum) can also be seen in Kuri village.
3.Panorama of mountain scenery
From the top of Kalinchowk, one can bask in the beauty of the panoramic view of different mountains. Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Gurkarpo Ri, Langtang Lirung, etc are some of the stars of the panoramic scenery.
Down jackets and broken-in hiking boots are essential as the trekking trail is quite steep. Medicines or precautionary measures for AMS is also recommended. During the winter season (Dec-Feb), there is a probability of snowfall so gloves, sunglasses, and extra clothing can be necessary. It is recommended to check the weather reports and temperature to prepare suitable equipment and clothing for the trek.
Please Note: Whilst every effort is made to keep to the above schedule, the weather conditions and acclimatisation of team members could mean slight amendments may have to be made at short notice.
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