Charikot, Jiri

About 133 kilometers from Kathmandu, Charikot provides a spectacular mountain view of Gaurishankar. In the eastern upper part of Dolkha township there is a famous roofless temple of Dolkha Bhimsen. The highway to Jiri is famous for the environment friendly approach adopted during its design, construction and maintenance. Jirels, one of the unique ethnic groups of Nepal reside here. Jiri, in fact, is one of the major starting points for mountain trek to Mount Everest region.


The road to Charikot and Jiri breaks off from the Araniko Hiighway at the 78km mark. The road climbs 1800m out of the Sun Koshi Valley reaching an elevation of 2540m. Regular bus services are available.


At least a dozen lodges jostle on either side of the main street in the main Bazaar.