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Phulchowki Hiking Tour

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Tour Details

Phulchowki (2782m) is the highest hill among the surrounding hills, located 14 kilometers southeast of the Kathmandu Valley.  The literal translation of Phulchowki in Nepali is “the garden of flowers” and the hill houses about 570 species of flowering plants. Renowned as one of the most beautiful hiking destinations in terms of vegetation in the valley, it is also a popular destination for bird watching as more than 280 bird species has been recorded here. 

Phulchowki Hiking Tour is a day hiking to one of the popular hiking destinations in Nepal offering you rich wildlife with pristine environment and splendid vistas of the Himalayan ranges, namely Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishankar as well as stunning views of Kathmandu Valley. Surrounded by dense oak forest, the trail to the top is amazingly beautiful covered with different colors of Rhododendron in spring season. Another special thing about this hill is that it is the only spot to experience snowfall in winter around Kathmandu valley. 

 Trip Highlights: 

  • Hike to highest hill encircling Kathmandu Valley 
  • Panoramic views of Himalayan ranges and villages
  • Encounter different species of birds, floras and faunas

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Private transportation to/from trailhead
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • All necessary documents and permit fees
  • All necessary entrance fees
  • All government taxes and office charges

Price Excludes

  • Drinks & Beverages of personal interest
  • Additional tours and accommodations
  • Personal insurance and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides

Day 01:Drive to Godawari (2051m), Hike to Phulcowki (2782m)

Driving Duration: 1 hour

Hiking Duration: 6 hours

After early breakfast, you will drive to Godavari Botanical Garden which lies 14 km southeast of Kathmandu. Upon entering the garden, you will start your hiking going through subtropical thick enriched with flowers and different species of birds. After spending an ample amount of time in the top hill, you will descend down retracing the trail to the Godavari. You will be driven back to Kathmandu by the evening. 

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

What to bring?

Gear List:

Equipment list for day hiking tours:

  • Day Bag Pack 
  • Trekking Pole 
  • Trekking Boots
  • Wind Proof/Water Proof Jackets , Pants
  • Full sleeve t-shirts, Fleece
  • Gloves, Sun Hat. Scarf
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle, Water Purifier
  • Favorite Snacks, chocolate bars 
  • Personal Toiletries, Towels 
  • Hand sanitizer, Insect Repellent Cream 
  • Binoculars, camera, mobile phone, power bank