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
Looking for 2 Days Hiking around Kathmandu valley?
Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking can be the good option for 2 days hiking. Hiking inside beautiful forest land, get in touch with local peoples and villages. Stay overnight in Panaromic Mountain View place Chisapani and Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the famous hill to explore mountain views including far view of Mount Everest. This hiking program can be 2 days only or make it 3 days trip including your visit to Bhaktapur durbar squire, the one of the old palace listed in UNESCO heritage site.
Choose best 3 days best hiking to explore more about local peoples and stay at scenic places
Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel are the most scenic hills around Kathmandu. Hiking in between these hills are one of the good experience of beautiful forest land, home of famous birds and wild life, wetland. Local peoples, their regular activities and panoramic mountain views from places of night stay as well as during the hiking days.
Looking for more easy hiking around Kathmandu valley?
If you are looking for more easy short hiking around Kathmandu, Raniban Jamacho can be the good option. Total 5 hours of hiking reach up to 2100 miters altitude. Very near from Kathmandu valley the Raniban is also a part of Shivapuri National park. Beautiful dense forest, birds, wildlife, Mountain View, Kathmandu valley view from the top and beautiful prayer flags on the top of shrine with pilgrimage activities.