Kathmandu To Kalinchowk Jeep Hire

1 Day

Kalinchowk is known for its religious and scenic importance and is a popular destination in Dolakha district. Kalinchowk is situated at an elevation of about 3,842 meters / 12,605 feet above sea level. It is famous for the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess (Bhagwati).

The journey to Kalinchowk involves either a trek or a drive. The journey offers amazing views of the Himalayan range, which includes the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shisha Pangma, and many more. Kalinchowk is the destination for both religious pilgrims and tourists seeking outstanding mountain views.

Snowfalls in Kalinchowk during winter make the place a snow wonderland. In past years, Kalinchowk was taken as a winter destination by visitors involved in different snow activities like throwing snow at each other, making snowmen, skiing, and snowboarding. Kalinchowk is a combination of natural beauty and religious importance, making it a desired destination for all travelers who want to witness and experience the blend of spirituality in their Himalayan adventures.

Kathmandu to Kalinchowk Jeep drive is preferable as Jeep rides are comfy compared to smaller vehicles or buses. While traveling to Kalinchowk, you need to traverse through uneven surfaces, rough roads, and hilly land structures. Jeep drive is more personalized and avoids potential discomfort as it can efficiently ride through rocky paths and unpaved roads. Off-road rides can often be convenient and safe while traveling in a jeep.

Hiring a jeep can be cost-effective while sharing with multiple passengers if traveling in a group. It can provide you with a better travel experience as the entire group can travel together, sharing the stories and enhancing the excitement of the journey. Kathmandu to Kalinchowk Jeep tour is available for all four seasons, and after the travel, the jeep takes you back to your respective places of stay.

Highlight points of Kalinchowk Jeep travel

Highlight points of Kalinchowk Jeep travel

  • Beautiful landscapes
  • Challenging terrains
  • Amazing Himalayan views
  • Cultural stops and experiences
  • Photography stops
  • Snow wonderland
  • Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple
  • Basic accommodations
  • Local cuisine and traditional dishes
  • Sunrise and sunset vistas
  • Beautiful rhododendron forests


Kathmandu to Kalinchowk is one day trip which is 7 hours drive. Our journey start from Kathmandu around morning and reach to Kalinchowk after 6 to 7 hours drive including some lunch break.

Cost Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Brand new jeep with experience driver.
  • Road permit and necessary fuels.
  • Mineral water and news paper.

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses.
  • Lunch and others snacks.
  • Other soft drinks like coca, juice,etc.

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Kalinchowk distance from Kathmandu

Kalinchowk distance from Kathmandu

The Kalinchowk distance from Kathmandu is approximately 150 kilometers. The journey involves road travel with a short potential hike. The initial part of the travel is a road trip from Kathmandu to Kuri Village. This drive covers a distance of around 147 kilometers, which can take around 6-7 hours. Traffic and road conditions define the driving hours. Once you reach Kuri village, the ultimate part of the journey involves a short trek or cable car ride to reach the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Temple.

Reasons for hiring a Jeep to travel from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk

Reasons for hiring a Jeep to travel from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk

Road travel offers mesmerizing environmental scenarios and picturesque Himalayas vistas, making jeep travel a way of reaching Kalinchowk with a scenic drive along the way. Hiring a Jeep to travel to Kalinchowk from Kathmandu is a set of several advantages.


Kalinchowk is situated at a higher elevation with different weather conditions. Generally, the weather at higher altitudes is unprecedented. Jeep travel protects you from adverse weather and climatic conditions. Likewise, Kalinchowk has difficult and challenging terrains. Jeep allows you better accessibility, enabling you to navigate rough and uneven road surfaces in maximum comfort.

Time efficiency

Different modes of transportation are available to travel from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk; however, a jeep ride can be the best travel choice. Jeeps are preferred as a quick, easy, and convenient form of transportation. Jeep travel is beneficial in a time limitation or a tight schedule. Traveling in a jeep helps to save time as the Jeep is faster than the other vehicles. The spare time can be optimized at the place of destination through a quick jeep ride.

Scenic drive and flexible stops

Scenic drive and flexible stops at kalinchowk ride

The journey from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk is filled with scenic beauty. Jeep drive enables you to witness and enjoy outstanding views of landscapes comfortably. Likewise, the flexibility of getting off of the jeep and enjoying the beauty on the way is an added advantage. You can have a quality drive, capturing photographs of the beautiful scenery as the trail to Kalinchowk provides stunning views of green hills and amazing Himalayan peaks.


Jeep provides you with a convenient service departing directly out of the city with no hassles. It picks you up at your location in Kathmandu and drops you off at the desired destination in Kalinchowk. Jeep can smoothly traverse the rugged and unpaved hilly landscapes. It can seamlessly maneuver over rocks and gravel without the need for a sudden stop. Jeep travel ensures a continuous and uninterrupted journey through challenging terrains.

Weather considerations

In winter, snowfall is common around the Kalinchowk area. Similarly, uncertain and adverse weather conditions can occur on the way. So, it is always better to go on Jeep drives with experienced Jeep drivers familiar with the terrains and routes. They can safely transport you to the destination despite the challenges.

Note: Compared to other modes of transportation, hiring a jeep can be more expensive. However, the jeep’s comfort, convenience, and efficiency make it a popular choice for travelers wishing to travel to Kalinchowk from Kathmandu.

Considerations for a jeep travel from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk

Scenic drive and flexible stops

Different factors are needed to be considered for a smooth and enjoyable journey. Kalinchowk is at higher altitudes, and if you are not accustomed to the higher elevations, proceed cautiously and stay well hydrated to avoid altitude sickness. There are several other factors to consider while embarking on jeep travel from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk.

Road conditions

Jeep drives follow road paths, and conditions cannot always be favorable. The road conditions on the way to Kalinchowk are comparatively poorer than those of highways in Kathmandu. Sometimes, weather can affect the conditions of road and maintenance work in others. You need to be aware of the state of the roads, which may affect the comfortness of the journey and the travel duration.

Travel duration

The travel distance is approximately 150 kilometers from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach the destination. Consider an early start of the ride from the city to allow for any unexpected delays on the way. Reaching Kalinchowk with sufficient daylight to explore the surrounding beauty is better.

Weather conditions

Check the weather forecast beforehand for both the origin and destination places. The weather of Kathmandu and Kalinchowk cannot be similar as Kalinchowk is located in a mountainous region with varying weather conditions. Be prepared for the changing weather and varying temperatures of the region. Kalinchowk is generally cold, so pack clothes accordingly to stay warm.

Vehicle condition and driver experience

You need to be aware of the vehicle’s condition before heading out on a journey. Ensure that the jeep has undergone proper maintenance. It is essential to know whether the jeep is equipped to handle the difficult terrains of hilly off-roads to secure a convenient and safe drive.

You should confirm the experience of the jeep driver to ensure a safe journey. Experienced jeep drivers know the destination route, are familiar with the challenging landscapes, and have the expertise to drive in varying road conditions.

Photography stops

There are many places of photography stops along the way. If you are a photo enthusiast, discuss the potential photography stops with the driver. Enjoy the trip, capturing beautiful sceneries and outstanding landscapes seen on the way to Kalinchowk.

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Kathmandu To Kalinchowk Jeep Hire

Trip Info

  • Private 4W jeep.
  • 1 to 7 person
  • 3842 meters
  • Winter (December to February)