Kathmandu valley

Trip Overview

Phulchowki hill day hike is one of the best hiking routes from Kathmandu valley. Besides, it is also the highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu valley. It lies about 14kms to the southeast of Kathmandu. Phulchoki hill is famous among tourists as well as locals. Many people hike to Phulchowki in the winter to enjoy snowfall. Similarly, Phulchowki hill is also popular for bird watching.

Many bird watchers from all across the world come to Phulchowki for bird watching. The birds included are woodpeckers, stork, spiny babbler, drongos, cuckoos, and many more. Likewise, Phulchowki is also home to several wild animals. Besides, Phulchowki hill also provides a magnificent mountain view with a panoramic view of Kathmandu valley.

The trip begins with a short drive to Godavari, the base of the Phulchowki hill. It is a gradual uphill through thick sub-tropical forests. The hilltop also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas from the Dhaulagiri to the Everest in the east. Apart from this, we can also have a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley.

We will spend some time at the top and later descend to Godavari. Further, we will also visit the Godavari Botanical Garden. The garden has a notable collection of different plants, including various species of orchids, ferns, and over 570 varieties of other plants.

Phulchowki Hill Day Hike

Trip Highlights

  • Hike through the beautiful green forest.
  • Explore the rich flora and fauna near Godavari village
  • Climb up the highest hill surrounding Kathmandu valley.
  • Explore the botanical garden and surrounding area.
  • Enjoy a majestic view of Annapurna to Everest on clear days.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-463
  • TRIP NAME: Phulchowki Hill Day Hike
  • DURATION: 1 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Hiking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE 2782m(Phulchowki)
  • WALKING HOUR 4-5hrs
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kathmandu-Godavari-Phulchowki-Kathmandu

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive to Godavari-Hike to Phulchowki

    Our guide and vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and drive about 14km south of Kathmandu to Godavari. Start our hike from Godavari to Phulchowki. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach Phulchowki hill. We will spend some time at the top enjoying the view and later hike back to Godavari. The return journey is mostly downhill. We shall also visit the Botanical Garden at Godavari. After the visit, drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

What's Included
  • Transfer from hotel to Godavari and back.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • All entrance fees.
What's Not Included
  • Tips and gratuties.
  • Any other personal expenses.


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