Phulchoki Day Hike

Day Hike

4.40

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  • Transparent Price
  • No hidden fees
  • Experience of a More than 10 Years
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

USD $ 90 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Max. Altitude

    Phulchowki Viewpoint 2700 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Comfortable Vehicle

  • Region/Type

    Day Hike Around Kathmandu
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Overview

Phulchoki is the highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu valley at an altitude of 2750 m. The people of Kathmandu have known Phulchoki for playing with snow and thus, day hike here is one of the beautiful experience observing the lush green forests of surrounding the area.

After breakfast, we drive around 14 kms (45 minutes) to the Botanical Garden of Godavari with a packed lunch box. From Godavari, we start our hiking gradually uphill all the way through the sub-tropical thick forest for about an hour.

The magnificent view from the eastern part of Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east can be seen from here on a clear day apart from the breathtaking views of Kathmandu valley.

After lunch and strolling around for some time, we hike down following the same trail to the Godavari for about 2 and half hours.

For more information please email us at info@himalayantrekkers.com or call us at +977 98510 42334.

Itinerary

1st Phase:

  • Received from the hotel.
  • Scenic drive to Phulchoki bus park via Satdobato. (An hour)

2nd Phase:

  • Hike to Phulchoki viewpoint (2700 m) (3-4hrs).
  • Enjoy your packed lunch with hot tea. 

3rd Phase: 

  • Return from Phulchoki's viewpoint to the bus park. (3hrs)
  • Explore botanical garden (if time allowed).

4th Phase:

  • Enjoy the scenic drive back to your hotel.

Includes

  • Pick Up and Drop Off in a Private Vehicle
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Packed lunch with hot tea
  • A bottled water

Excludes

  • All personal expense (like phone bills, beverage, etc.)
  • Hiking materials (if any)
  • Tips
  • Others not mentioned in the includes section

Accommodation

Accommodation is not available on this dayhike.

Meals

For the day hikes, packed lunch with a cup of tea is included within the cost.

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

Reviews

Stephanie E

United Kingdom

Pulchowki day hike

Since I was a solo female traveler I really wanted to get out and do a day hike to Pulchowki forest to spend some time in nature. My guide BK was great at navigating the trail and getting to the top of the mountain. He even carried all the great snacks and we had tea at the top. I imagine the view is fantastic on a clear day but unfortunately it was a bit cloudy. However I highly recommend the hike if you are interested in birding or just seeing some forested areas outside of Kathmandu. I don't reccomend going to visit this area without a guide, and being alone it was great to have a guide. BK was wonderful company and even took me to the botanical gardens after the hike. I highly recommend this company as they were professional, prompt, and seem to have great guides.

SC Rowley

United Arab Emirates

Amazing Day

Thank you to Raj for organising such a fantastic day. The foothills were just a short drive from Kathmandu but with the most breathtaking views and a excellent trek. Raj had great knowledge and made the day extremely memorable.

Nicub alan

Qatar

Short trekking around Kathmandu

Nice experience on a short trekking to Phulchoki Hill. Serious and professional way to organize it an very friendly and enjoyable guide, highly recommended.

Joel A

Australia

Kathmandu valley

Our Guide pradeep was really amazing and we really enjoyed his company and his knowledge. As we hocked through the small traditional villages he explained the history and the habits of the people in the villages, telling us about the animals and the birds in the areas we hiked. You can feel that he loved his work but more than that, he loves his country. Because of the great experience with him we booked him for two separate hickes.
His driver was also really good especially off road driving, getting us safely to the start of the hike and picking us up at the end.

Nathali

Australia

Pulchoki day hike

Enjoyable day hike with excellent guide. The route follows either a dirt road or a steeper narrow trail, and I enjoyed the narrow trail more.
Unfortunately, it was too hazy to see the mountains, which was a real disappointment.
Also, this trail-- although it is a protected wilderness area-- is absolutely full of discarded trash which is heartbreaking. Highly recommend that the guides and local authorities take some collaborative action to remove it.

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