Kathmandu valley

Trip Overview

Phulchowki hill day hike

Phulchowki hill day hike is one of the best hiking routes near Kathmandu valley. Besides, it is also the highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu valley. It is situated at a distance of about 20kms to the southeast of Kathmandu. Similarly, Phulchowki hill is also popular for bird watching. Approximately 300 species of birds are found in Phulchowki. Many bird watchers from all across the world come to the Phulchowki hills to watch bird species.

For example, the birds included are woodpeckers, Impeyan pheasant, stork, spiny babbler, Tibetan siskin, drongos, cuckoos, etc. Likewise, the Phulchowki forest is also home to many species of wild animals. Animals like sambar deer, black bear, spotted leopard, pangolin, jackal, hyena, langur, and barking deer can also be seen. Besides, Phulchowki hill also provides a magnificent mountain view along with a panoramic view of Kathmandu valley.

The trip begins with a short drive to Godavari. Godavari is the base of the Phulchowki hill. We begin our hike from Godavari. The hike is gradually uphill through the thick sub-tropical forest. It takes about 5-6 hours from Godavari to Phulchoki and back to Godavari. The hilltop offers a sweeping panoramic view of the valley with the snow-capped peaks in the background. In addition to mountains from the Dhaulagiri in the west to the Everest range in the east are also visible.

Apart from this, we can also have a sweeping panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. We shall spend some time at the top and later descend to Godavari. In Godavari, visit the Godavari Botanical Garden which has a notable collection of different plants. These include different species of orchids, ferns, and over 570 varieties of plants. 

Trip Highlights

• Explore the rich flora and fauna near Godavari village
• Climb up Phulchowki hill, the highest hill surrounding Kathmandu valley.
• Enjoy the incredible mountain view and the whole Kathmandu valley below.
• Explore the botanical garden and surrounding area known for its rich biodiversity.

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 2762m(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, in Godavari we spend some time visiting the botanical garden and then drop you back at 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.

Review

EDhan
EDhan

10th November, 2015

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston
Margo Boston

14th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori
Lori

7th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

Palm
Palm

12th August, 2015

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

Irfan
Irfan

27th December, 2019

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.