Phulchoki Day Hiking from Kathmandu - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Size 1 to 20
  • Best Season Whole Year

Drive to Godawari (40 minutes) then hike to Phulchoki Hill – back to the same place Godawari then drive back to Kathmandu.

Phulchoki (2782m) is the highest hill around Kathmandu valley and lies towards the south, towering above the Godavari Botanical Garden, a rare collection of varied vegetation. The hill is renowned for breathtaking views from its top and lies among the few places with snowfall during winter around the valley.

Our hike starts from Godawari which is a 40-minute drive from Thamel. Godawari contains over 570 varieties of flowering plants and lies at the foot of Phulchoki hill. The trail gradually elevates through thick sub-tropical trees, ideal for bird watching. After walking leisurely for a couple of hours, scenic views of Annapurna and Gaurishanker above and Kathmandu valley below grow fascinating. The altitude gain in the later part is strenuous but equally rewarding with outstanding views from the top. Buddhist prayer flags can be seen flapping with the cold breeze. At the shrine of Phulchowki Mai, a month-long religious celebration goes on from March-April every year. The hike downhill after lunch to Godawari takes around two hours and a vehicle awaits us for the drive back to Kathmandu.

Phulchoki is best known as a viewpoint both for the Himalayan peaks and the Kathmandu valley. The place is also preferred for bird watching. So a camera and binoculars are probably all that you would need to keep you busy.

Cost Includes
  • Private Vehicle to Godawari (hiking start point) from Kathmandu
  • English-speaking Hiking Guide (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Private Vehicle to Kathmandu from Godawari (hiking endpoint) 
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What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    Phulchoki Day Trekking with Green Valley Nepal Treks

    It was an amazing experience that I just had with Green Valley Nepal Treks' Phulchoki Day Hiking trip. We passed through lovely forests on the walk, and at the summit of Phulchoki Hill, we were treated to breathtaking panoramas of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas. Our educated tour guide shared with us some fascinating details about the local history and culture. We enjoyed a pleasant and comfortable time thanks to the skilled and courteous personnel at Green Valley Nepal Treks. Overall, if you're seeking for a wonderful trekking journey in Nepal, I wholeheartedly suggest the Phulchoki Day trekking tour with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    BennettMarch 12, 2023Vietnam
  • TripAdvisor

    Panoramic Views of Kathmandu Valley on Phulchoki Day Hiking

    With Green Valley Nepal Treks, I just took the Phulchoki Day Hiking tour, and it was an amazing experience. We were able to observe breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas thanks to the climb that brought us through lovely woods and to the summit of Phulchoki Hill. We learned interesting facts about the local flora and animals from the skilled tour guide. We enjoyed a safe and delightful vacation thanks to Green Valley Nepal Treks' kind and knowledgeable personnel. In general, I heartily endorse Green Valley Nepal Treks' Phulchoki Day trekking tour to anybody searching for a serene and picturesque Nepali trekking excursion.

    ParkerJanuary 13, 2023United States
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