Phulchowki Hike is one of the shortest hikes around Kathmandu. Situated a few hours away from the capital, it is the perfect getaway to enjoy the beauty of nature. This single-day hike incorporates many beautiful sceneries and exciting trails. Likewise, you can also explore the Godavari Botanical Garden on the hike which consists of a wide variety of flora. All in all, the variety of birds along the hiking trails is great as well.
Highlights of the Phulchowki Hike:
- Watch a number of bird species like spring babbler, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Curia, and Black-throated Parrot bill
- Relish the vista of the Himalayas in Langtang, Jugal, and Gauri Shankar ranges
- Indulge in a short and easy hike along the outskirts of the Phulchowki hill
An Overview of the Hike
First of all, the trip begins with a drive to Godavari. Here, you can also explore the Godavari Botanical Garden which features about 500 different species of plants and flowers. The garden also boasts an amazing display of the national flower of Nepal- Rhododendron. Hereon, the hike slowly ascends and heads to the top of the Phulchowki hill at an altitude of 2782 meters. Likewise, the sub-tropical forests create even more enthralling feeling to the place. It binds the whole natural beauty together. There are several Buddhist monasteries along the way. Hence, it adds touch to the cultural experience of the hike.
From the top of the hill, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountains in Gauri Shankar, Langtang, and Jugal Himal ranges. The view of the surrounding landscapes and the Kathmandu Valley is also quite surreal.
Phulchowki Hike is one of the shortest and easiest hikes in Kathmandu. So, a wide range of hikers including children and elder people can do the hike. Similarly, the hike can be done all around the year. However, autumn and spring seasons are the ideal times for the hike.
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07:30 A.M: You should have your breakfast and be ready at 7:30 AM. Pickup from the Hotel lobby by our guide and drive to Godavari (Royal Botanical Garden) which will take 45 minutes depending upon traffic by a private car. You will reach Godavari around 8:15 AM.
08:15 AM: After reaching Godavari we will start our hike moving up in the hill. We will hike for about 4 hours to reach up to the top of the hill. You will get to experience to hike through the subtropical thick forest of Oak and rhododendron.
12:15 PM: 4 hours hike to the top of the hill will reward you with the wide angle panoramic views from near Mt.Everest, Cho –Oyu, Gaurishanker Himal, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu all the way to Annapurna range towards far west on clear sunny day. Then we will have some lunch.
1:00 PM: We will hike down the same route to Godavari.
16:00 PM– Drive back to Kathmandu by a private car and drop to your Kathmandu hotel
- 1 English Speaking trekking Guide
- Private car as per itinerary
- Your Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on this day
- All the personal expenses
- Entrance fee if needed
- Kathmandu accommodation
- Tips for Guide and driver
- All the things that are not mentioned in cost include
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