Phulchowki Hiking is a day hike (1 hour drive followed by 4-5 hours of Hike) to the nearest 2760m-high mountain. Phulchowki (Pul: Flowers; Chowki: Garden) , the garden of flowers, located at 14 kilometers Southeast east of Kathmandu is widely famous for flora and bird watching. The hill boasts 570 species of flowering plants and 1/3rd of bird species in Nepal. During spring, hill is fully covered by Rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal presenting the trail at its best. On reaching the top of hill, Phulchowki Mai shrine is present with Tibetan prayer flags giving the spot religious touch. Besides the natural trail, the top point offers the panoramic mountain view of Annapurna to Gaurishankar Range.
Ideally, the itinerary takes you to Godawari on private car at the distant of 14 kilometers to start the hike. Hiking in Phulchowki is mild hike for 4-5 hours through the sub tropical forest. On reaching the top, you can enjoy the lunch with scenic Mountain View. Spending ample amount of time in the top hill, we can descend downhill and take a car ride back to Kathmandu.
We suggest you to prepare yourself with water bottles and snacks for the way as there are not many facilities on the same. One day Phulchowki hike from Kathmandu is rated excellent with friends, family and kids having limited amount of holiday time and is seeking freshness from hustle of Kathmandu.
Phulchowki Day Hiking Outline
Hotel Pick up; Drive to Godawari (45 mins) ; Hike up to Phulchowki Mai (3-4 hours); Lunch at Hill Top (1 hour); Descend down to Godawari (2 hour); Drive back to Kathmandu (45 mins)
Our guide will come for pick up to your hotel or we can gather in our office. After a brief overview of the hike and places covered , we drive to Godawari Botanical Garden (14kms) in 45 minutes.8 AM:
Spend 30 minutes in Botanical garden and prepare yourselves with water bottle and snacks if needed.8.15 AM:
General processing; registration and entrance fee payment to start the hike8.30 AM:
Hiking through the sub-tropical forest enriched with flowers and bird watching,1.00:
Lunch time and sightseeing in the top. Visit to Phulchowki Mai shrine2.00Pm:
Descend downhill to Godawari4.00PM:
Drive back to Kathmandu on your preferred location.