Kathmandu to Kalinchowk | Road Trip on a “Royal Enfield”

Kathmandu to Kalinchowk | Road Trip on a “Royal Enfield”
  • Angie Ong
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  • December 13, 2017
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Kathmandu to Kalinchowk distance is about 149 km via Araniko Highway, on a rough road.

We departed quite early at 7 am from Paknajol, Thamel at Kathmandu on a big bike – Royal Enfield.

It was a sunny day in the month of December, cold, but with really nice scenery and views. We rided past Bhaktapur, Dulikhel and riding towards Kodari (Tibet Nepal border). And finally, we were riding along the beutiful Bhote Koshi(Koshi means river in Nepali) and Sun Koshi. Before arriving at “The Last Resort(Nepal Bungee Jumping place). we turned into the junction to the uphill off roads, towards Charikot, and finally we arrived at Kalinchowk – Kuri Village at 3pm.

The journey, took us exactly 7 hours + 1 hour lunch time at riverside along the Bhote Koshi.

This is a short holiday for us, 2 days 1 night, but that was the best moment ever. Why? Because we are traveling from Kathmandu to Kalinchowk on a “Royal Enfield” with 360 degree. views of the beutiful scenery of mountains, houses, rivers, people and most importantly, the best travel companion ever.

Great views of Gaurishankar Range of Mountain: 

Gaurishankar Conservation Area with an area of 2179 km2 is a protected area in Dolakha, Sindhupalchok and Ramechhap districts. It connects Langtang National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. From here, you trek for 5 days, you can arrive in Lukla. Lukla is the starting point for famous Everest Base Camp Trek.

From Kalinchowk (3800m), you will see clear mountains view of Gaurishankar (7134m) – the second highest peak of the Rolwaling Himal range of mountains , Melungtse (7181m) ,Melungtse II (7023m.) and 50 others peaks which we don’t know the name.

kalinchowk nepal pananoma view

gourishankar conservation area

Where to stay at Kalinchowk? 

When we arrived in Kuri Village, is 3pm. It was a good sunny day. There are not much hotels to choose from, most of them are very basic. And finally, we choose to stay at Kalinchowk Country Villa Hotel – probably best the best hotel in Kuri Village as a reward for long tiring ride.

How much? You can ask us by sending email to or can use the live chat box on the right bottom of this page. Not cheap for sure.

By the way, we are offering the Kalinchowk Tour Package 2 days 1 night with price charged below:

  • Travel in a group of 2 person = USD 280 per person
  • USD 210 per Person= Travel in an group of 4 person
  • Travel in a group of 6 person = USD 185 per person.

You will be travelling in the best mode of transportation – Jeep 4 x 4 wheel with capacity of 7 person including your guide. And, you will stay in the best hotel in Kalinchowk – Kalinchowk Country Villa Hotel, and stay in the best room on location – Deluxe Room. Pictures of hotel are as per below:

Kalinchowk Country Villa Resort

Kalinchowk Country Villa Hotel deluxe room



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