Phulchoki Day Hiking

  •  Trip Facts

     

    Trip duration                      :6 hrs

    Max. Altitude                      - 1,970mm

    Group Size                         - Min-1

    Hiking From                       – Godawari

    Hiking End                          – Godawari

    Grade                                  – Easy

    Transportation                 – Drive

    Culture                               – Buddhist and Hindu

    Trip cost: US$ 95 per person

     

    Trip Description:

     

    Phulchowki is named from one of the famous Hindu goddess. Phulchowki is also one of the best viewpoints for seeing some of the highest peaks in the World, lies at an elevation of 2782m. It is the highest hill in the eastsouth of Kathmandu valley.


    Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Godawari. It is 14 km and 45 minutes’ drive where Royal Botanical Garden is located. Phulchowki is encircling the Kathmandu valley and provides an ideal introduction to the birds of Nepal. This broad-leafed-sub tropical forest is the richest for birds and wildlife in the valley and remains the most convenient place to see some of the birds that are rare or local to Nepal. The drive to Godawari is about half an hour and it is another half an hour drive to the top of the Phulchowki by four wheel drive. Phulchowki and Godawari forest are internationally famous for the species richness of their flora and fauna, specially butterflies and birds. They are one of the few remaining examples of this type of sub-tropical forest in Nepal. Mammals include Spotted Leopard, Yellow-throated Marten and Orange-bellied Squirrel. Hiking into this area is most interesting in terms of vegetation. The magnificent view of Himalayan ranges and the Kathmandu valley is breath taking on a clear day.

     

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