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 is situated at a distance of 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.
Approximately 300 species of birds are found in Phulchowki. Many bird watchers from all across the world come to Phulchowki for bird watching. The birds included are woodpeckers, stork, spiny babbler, drongos, cuckoos, etc. Likewise, Phulchowki is also home to several wild animals. 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, the base of the Phulchowki hill. We begin our hike from Godavari. The hike is gradual uphill through the thick sub-tropical forest. It takes about 5-6 hours round trip. The hilltop offers a panoramic view of the valley. Snow-capped peaks from the Dhaulagiri in the west to the Everest in the east are also visible.
Apart from this, we can also have a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. We shall spend some time at the top. And later after enjoying the views descend to Godavari. Further, we shall also visit the Godavari Botanical Garden. The garden has a notable collection of different plants. These include different species of orchids, ferns, and over 570 varieties of plants. A hike to this hill is also an opportunity to have a short escape from the crowd of the city.
⇒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.
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. The hike 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.
- Transfer from hotel to Godavari and back.
- English speaking local guide.
- All entrance fees.
- Tips and gratuties.
- Any other personal expenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.