Kalinchowk to BIGU (Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery) Trek – 7 days

Kalinchowk, a perfect destination for a short trek in Nepal can do within 3 days. It is a Village Development Committee (VDC) of Dolakha District in Janakpur Zone in North Eastern Nepal. It receives thousands of pilgrimage and trekkers in a year. It is also one of the quickest accesses to the elevation of 3,790m from Kathmandu via land transport.

The tremendous panoramic view of Himalayas from Kalinchowk, the pilgrimage site for Hindus (Kalinchowk Bhagwati) as well as for Buddhist, the unexplored culture, lifestyle and diversities is the attraction of a Kalinchowk trek in Nepal. One can visit in any season during a year.

Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple is a Hindu shrine in Dolakha District of Nepal. It situated in Kalinchowk VDC in Dolkha at the altitude of 3,842m from sea level. The myth about this temple is once a person exits the temple premises one should not return. It approximately takes 1 hour to reach to this temple from kuri village. It is a part of Gaurishankar Conservation Area from where two rivers Sun Koshi and Tama Koshi River are originated.

As per the priest of temple assigned by the GUTHI, In Hindu mythology, this is the place where Goddess Kali killed Raktabīja; was an asura (loosely translated as demon) who fought with God and Goddess from the side of the Asura and he was blessed by Mahadev/Shiva that each drop of blood pouring from Raktabīja’s body and devoured his duplicates, so his single drop of blood turn into a form of his own so there were millions and billon armies generated by his blood, to stop the regeneration of the Asura Goddess Kali drunk his blood. After killing Raktabija Goddess Kali felt thirsty and there were no source of water then God Mahadev/Shiva through his Trisul (Weapon of Shiva) on the top of the mountain for water and Goddess drunk that water to fulfill her thrust. There is still source of small amount of water (called Kunda in Nepali, which is taken as holy water and devotees take water from there to home as well. Still there are bare land surrounding, and people believe that are due to blood of Raktabija.

From the summit of Kalinchowk , you can enjoy the splendid superb view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, etc. and can even see the Kathmandu valley in a clear day.