Phulchoki Day Hiking

Duration: 1 Day

About Phulchoki Day Hiking

The Phulchoki Day Hike takes you to one of the best and popular hiking destinations around the Kathmandu valley, Phulchoki Hill. Located to the south of the valley in Lalitpur district at an altitude of 2789 M, it is the highest of all the hills that surround the Kathmandu valley. The name, ‘Phulchoki’ translates to, ’A hill of flowers’. It is a great place to enjoy the serenity of nature away from the hustle and bustle of the city areas.

The Phulchoki day hike takes you all the way to the top of the hill through the lush forest with the soothing sounds of birds chirping. The hill is covered with dense forests of Rhododendron, Oak, Bamboo, and different species of wildflowers. If you are hiking during the spring, you will be welcomed by colorful Rhododendrons flowers along the trail. Due to its richness of vegetation, it is home to various numbers of birds. It is one of the best places for bird watching as well around the Kathmandu valley.

When you reach the top of the hill, you will see the shrines and statues of Phulchoki Mai covered with prayer flags and bells. From there, the stunning panoramic views of different Himalayan ranges like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Rolwaling, and Gaurishankar can be seen.

The Phulchoki Day Hike starts and ends at Godawari. The trail to the top is about 13 km from there. It takes a total of 7-8 hours of walk to complete the hike.

Highlights

  • A short and beautiful hike suitable for people who have limited time to experience and explore the natural beauty
  • Stunning view of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan ranges like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal
  • Hiking through the quiet and peaceful trail of beautiful mixed forests with the sounds of bird chirping
  • Phulchoki Mai, a holy place for Hindus with beautiful views of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas

Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive to Godawari, hike to the top of the Phulchoki Hill(2789 M), hike down the same route and drive to hotel

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8 AM. He/she will brief you about the program and drive you to Godawari. From there you will start the hike. Hiking through the quiet and beautiful mixed forest, you will reach the top in around 5 hours. From the top, you will enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley. You will take your lunch there. After spending some time there, you will hike down to Godawari following the same route. Then, your guide will drop you to your hotel and bid farewell.

  • Lunch
  • Phulchoki
  • 2789 M
  • 7-8 hours

What’s Included

  • Hotel-Godawari-Hotel in a private vehicle.
  • Packed lunch with seasonal fruits on the day of hiking.
  • Assistant guide if the group is over 6 people.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu except for the packed lunch on the day of hiking.
  • Tips for the guide, and assistant guide(Tipping is expected).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.