Hike one of the highest hills around Kathmandu. Phulchowki (Hill of flower) is 2,782 meter in altitude and about 14 kilometers in the south east of Kathmandu valley, which is known as one of the best hiking spots near Kathmandu valley. The area of dense forest is the house of different birds and wildlife. Hiking path is inside most beautiful vegetation. Top of the Phulchowki provides panoramic views of mountains in clear weather as well as a breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley. It is about 7 hours hiking up and down. Hikers need to be well fit with good walking shape.
Itinerary of One Day Phulchowki Hiking
06:00 AM: - Be ready at Hotel. It is better to take packing breakfast or if it is available, take your breakfast in the Hotel before 6. Start driving to Godawari from where we starts Phulchowki hiking. Make sure that you are bringing enough drinking water for the day and some dry foods to recover your lunch one way of hiking.
07:00 AM: - Reach at the hiking starting point. Our guide will finish the entrance procedure coordinate with checking counter. You still have chance to buy bottled drinking water and simple dry foods from here. Special note for you is, bring your original passport or some of the other original ID cards.
11:00 AM: - React at top of the Phulchowki. Time of reaching there depends on speed of hikers. Normal time for finishing up hill is 5 hours and getting down to the same station where we started the hiking is another 3 hours.
Enjoy panoramic views of Himalayan range from here. After most beautiful hiking through dense forest, birds, butterflies and wildlife, you will get Panoramic Mountains of Annapurna ranges and Gaurishankar range. Further breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley from here. A shrine at top of Phulchowki is Phulchowki Mai which is beautifully surrounded by prayer flags. You might get a chance to explore religious festival at the Shrine during March and April month and full moon days of July August.
12:000- Start hiking down via the same route to Godawari. You also have the option to visit Botanical garden at Godawari with your guide. Any entrance fees if applied here is the extra paid.
15:30– Meet our vehicle and driving back to Kathmadnu, drop to your hotel
Packing list for Phulchowki Hiking
No need to bring many things
- Back carry a small bag to put your important documents like passport
- Sun cover hat
- Binocular if you got
- Your camera
- One pair of light warm clothes to wear the top, where you might feel cold
- Raincoat or umbrella
- Your favourite dry foods, Fruit
- Enough water bottled or any other drinks