Trip Name: Phulchowki Day Hike
Duration: 1 day
Min. Altitude: 1350m
Max. Altitude: 2782m
Transportation: As per group size
Trip Type: Sightseeing and Trekking
Best Season: all around the year
Start and End city: Kathmandu
Phulchwoki Hill is one of the most prominent peaks 2829m/ 9050ft. high, which surrounds the valley of Kathmandu. Phulchwoki Day Hike is one of the popular hikes in Kathmandu. This mountain, as its name suggests ( Phul means flower in Nepali) is a natural garden of wild roses, yellow jasmine, iris and other native flowers. The summit is a rich grove of rhododendrons of various hues. A jeep able road leads to the top of the hill where there is a Buddhist shrine. A youthful hiker stands a good chance of scaling the peak in a little more than three hours. The place has all the makings of a peaceful resort area.
Highlights of Phulchowki Day Hike
- Visit one of the highest viewpoints in Kathmandu valley
- Witness the variety of birds and natural vegetation
- The broadest view of the entire valley as well as the stunning view from Annapurna to the west to the Gaurishankar and Dudh Kunda mountain range to the east.
- visit Phulchowki Mai temple at the top of the hill
- Explore the Bhairab temple and nine traditional water sprouts
- Visit the botanical garden in Godawari
Looking for the refreshment out of the hustle and bustle life of the city. Wanting to explore nature and witness the stunning snow-capped peaks, then Pulchwoki Day Hike can lead you to your desired destination.
Phulchowki lies in the southeast part of Kathmandu. Phulchowki is one of the highest viewpoints in Kathmandu valley which is literally popular as the “hill of flower”. Due to its diverse natural conditions and its viewpoint at an elevation of 2782m, it is one of the outstanding locations for refreshment and a short hike. Furthermore, this place is rich in natural vegetation and offers views of the majestic peaks. Similarly, on your way to Phulchowki, you will visit a botanical garden in Godawari, where the flora and fauna are being preserved in a natural way.
A day hike to Phulchowki brings out joy and refreshment to your journey. Phulchwoki Day Hike is a short hike that lets you wander around the natural and natural landscapes and also provides an excellent view of the Himalayan range. Besides, this hike is excellent for diverse vegetation and exploring the variety of birds. Despite difficulties, the hike provides a grand opportunity to enjoy nature at its finest. The hike commands the broadest view of the entire valley as well as the stunning view from Annapurna to the west to the Gaurishankar and Dudh Kunda mountain range to the east. On the other hand, Phulcwoki Day Hike is a short hike and is suitable for people of all age groups. If you don’t have much time but want the best of nature then this hike can be done within a day.
Therefore, Phulchwoki Day Hike is an opportunity to escape from the crowd and noises and find peace and silence within nature.
A day hike to Phulchowki starts with an hour’s drive from Kathmandu to Godawari. After having breakfast at Godawari, the short hike starts ascending uphill for about 4 hours. You will encounter several species of birds on your way to the top. Similarly, you can even visit the Bhairab temple’s with nine traditional water sprouts on your way to the top. Then upon reaching Phulchowki Danda, you will be blessed with the view of the snow-capped peaks. Also, the viewpoint provides a view of the entire Kathmandu valley. After exploring sometime at the top, we will now descend downwards for about 3 hours and reach Godawari. The Godawari is famous for the botanical garden, so we will explore the garden and return back to Kathmandu. Therefore, the short and easy Phulchwoki Day hike lets us witness the best of nature and natural resources.
Activities of Phulchowki Day Hike
Phulchwoki Day Hike has a lot to offer to the hikers. It is a relatively easy hike which offers a wonderful view all in one. Several activities to be undertaken during your hike are
During your hike to Phulchowki, you will encounter various species of Birds. The hike passes through forests encountering some of the rare species of birds and their chirpings.
Visit the Botanical Garden
A drive from Kathmandu to Godawari itself is a wonderful experience. However, you will stop sometime and explore the botanical garden in Godawari which is a popular place for even locals. The garden has various species of rare plants which are preserved and one who loves being around nature, then this can be an ideal place.
Panoramic view of Snow-Capped Peaks
Another most attractive activity that a day hike to Phulchowki offers is the majestic view of the snow-capped peaks. The hike commands the broadest view of the entire valley as well as the stunning view from Annapurna to the west to the Gaurishankar and Dudh Kunda mountain range to the east.
One can even visit several religious sites during their hike to Phulchowki. Likewise, one can explore the Bhairab temple and nine traditional water sprouts on your way to the Phulchowki Danda. Later, at the top of Phulchowki, there is a Phulchowki Mai temple.
Hike to Natural Landscapes
This fabulous Phulchowki Day Hike leads you to have a wonderful experience with the best of nature. The 7-hour long hike including the ascends and descends offers you various natural landscapes, terrace farmlands, and rhododendron forests. Therefore, the hike offers you wonderful panoramas of the entire Nepalese landscapes
Itinerary For Phulchowki Day Hike
6:00 am: Our trek guide will assist you from the hotel and drive to Godawari
7:00 am: Arrival at Godawari and have your breakfast
7:30 am: Start your hike from Godawari. Hike for about 4 hours and reach the top at Phulchowki Danda. The hill is famous for the panoramic view of the Himalayas. Besides, the journey will be filled with various types of jungle hubs, vegetation. As well as one can witness a variety of Birds. On the other hand, You can explore the Bhairab temple and nine traditional water sprouts on your way to the top.
12:00 pm: Reaching the top of the hill, you can spare some time witnessing the natural landscapes as well as snow-capped peaks. The hike commands the broadest view of the entire valley as well as the stunning view from Annapurna to the west to the Gaurishankar and Dudh Kunda mountain range to the east. Similarly, visit Phulchowki Mai temple at the top of the hill.
2:00 pm: After exploring some time at the top start hiking down to the Godawari
5:00 pm: visit the botanical Garden after descending to Godawari.
5:30 pm: Drive back to Kathmandu
Includes and Excludes
- Private transport with departs
- Pick up and drop off to the desired location
- Gasoline and car parking
- All government taxes
- Tourist guide
- Lunch and dinner
- Personal expenses such as phone bills and additional shopping
- Any alcoholic beverages as well as soft drinks
- Tips and gratitude for the drivers
Regarding the travel departs, our representative will pick you up from the place you are staying. Our representative will pick you up exactly at 6 am in the morning. Therefore, you need to provide us with the address of the place you are staying in. If you are staying in a hotel, we will pick you up from the gate of the hotel. In case you are doing a homestay, we will pick you up from your resident location.