Phulchoki Day Hike

Phulchoki Day Hike

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

1 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

2700 m

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private comfortable vehicle

Best Season:

All over the year.

Phulchoki is the highest hill surrounding Kathmandu valley with an altitude of 2750m from sea level.  The people of Kathmandu have know Phulchoki for playing with snow and thus, day hike here is one of the beautiful hiking experience in terms of observing the vegetation surrounding the area.

After breakfast, we drive 14kms for about 45 minutes to place called Godavari (Botanical Garden) with 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

Starting Price

USD 90 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

1st Phase:

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

2nd Phase:

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

3rd Phase: 

  • Return back 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.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Pick Up and Drop Off in a Private Vehicle
  • English Speaking Tour Guide

Whats Not Included

  • Meals
  • Travel Insurance


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

80%

base on 5 Reviews

07 Apr 2019

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.

18 Jan 2019

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.

18 Sep 2016

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.

19 Feb 2016

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.

03 Dec 2015

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.

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