Phulchoki & Godavari Day trip - 1 Day

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  • TRIP ID: SSNP192
  • TRIP NAME: Phulchoki & Godavari Day trip
  • DURATION: 1 Day
  • TRIP TYPE: One Day Travel Activities
  • TRIP DESTINATION: Phulchoki & Godabari
  • BEST SEASON: October, November, December, February, March & April
  • DAILY WALKING HOUR: Approximately 4-5 hrs

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Phulchoki & Godavari Day trip

The literal meaning of ‘Phulchoki’ is the ‘flower-covered Hill’. It is the highest altitude hill (2762m) surrounding the Kathmandu valley. This triple-peaked hill is situated at (20km/45m drive) southeast of Kathmandu city.

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Phulchoki & Godavari Day trip

The literal meaning of ‘Phulchoki’ is the ‘flower-covered Hill’. It is the highest altitude hill (2762m) surrounding the Kathmandu valley. This triple-peaked hill is situated at (20km/45m drive) southeast of Kathmandu city. It is famous for its snowfalls between November and February; a rare occurrence in the region. Phulchoki is also very popular for both bird watching and acclimatization. There are approximately 300 species of birds out of 400 species in Kathmandu valley. The trip also provides sweeping panorama view of the valley. There are also temples such as Phulchoki Mai on top of the hill and Phulchoki shrine at the bottom of the hill. The hiking time duration is approximately 4-5 hours from Godabari to Phulchoki and back to Godabari. The best season to visit this area is during the month of October, March and April when the migrating birds are arriving or departing.

At the foot of the hill beautiful garden, The Royal Botanical garden is situated which is a popular picnic spot for locals but for foreigners there are also some interesting things to see such as the green house with notable collection of the orchids and ferns. This small village Godabari lies in the midst of a tropical forest that is know for its rich biodiversity, with over 570 varieties of flowering plants and wildlife in the valley.

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Brief Itinerary

We pick from hotel early in the morning after breakfast and drive to Godabari (20km/45m drive). When we reach to Godabari start hiking to Phulchoki, which will take 2-3 hours to reach to the Phulchoki hilltop. Spend about half an hour at the hilltop and hike back to Godabari in the afternoon. Then drive back to the hotel in Kathmandu. or (you will have option to stay at resort in Godabari and next day drive back to Kathmandu).

  • 7: am have a lunch and pik up from the hotel
  • Early morning pick up from Hotel.
  • Drive to Godawari.
  • Hike to Phulchoki 2762m and back to Godabari (4-5Hours)
  • Drive back to Kathmandu

Trip Hightlights

  • Explore the rich flora and fauna near Godavari village
  • Climb up Phulchowki mountain, one of the regions highest hill around the Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy the incredibly beautiful views of the lush valley below Phulchowki mountain
  • Visit Phulchoki Mai temple on top of the hill and Phulchoki shrine at the bottom of the hill.
  • Explore the Godabari village, botanical garden and surrounding areas with tropical forest that is know for its rich biodiversity, with over 570 varieties of flowering plants and wildlife

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