Phulchowki is the highest of the mountains encircling the Kathmandu valley and is a sanctuary for many birds of Nepal and other wildlife and experiencing the local culture, panoramic views of mountains and villages and also the best hiking experience for those hikers who have very limited time.
The Botanical gardens in Godawari and Phulchowki is a perfect place for bird watching, exploring the beautiful scenery and forest walk. Phulchowki is the highest hill around Kathmandu valley which provides spectacular views of Kathmandu valley, natural wildlife and magnificent views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishankar range in the east can be seen from here on a clear day apart from the Breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley.
Phulchowki (2782m), the highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley, is one of the most beautiful hiking in terms of vegetation. After driving 14 kms south of Kathmandu for about 30 minutes to Godavari Botanical Garden the starting point. Pulchowki Hike starts from Godawari and consists of about 4-5 hours of easy hiking gradual uphill all the way through sub - Tropical thick forest. After a packed lunch, we hike down following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. High Himalayan Trekking and expedition organizes a day Phulchowki hiking trip to our clients anytime throughout the year.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 1 Day
Price: $80 USD
Destination: Godawari, Botanical Garden, Phulchowki Hill
Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day
Ending Point: Godawari
Geography: Forests, Mid hills, Towns, Countryside
Max. Altitude: 2,782m
Min. Altitude: 1350m.
Min. Group Size: 1
Program Type: Guided Day Tour
Special Interest: Environmental education, Family travel, Nature cruises, Photography, bird watching, exploration, villages, wildlife, senior tours, research, single tour, adventure
Starting Point: Godawari
Day 01 : Pick up from the hotel at 7:00 AM just after breakfast and drive to Botanical Garden Godawari and Hiking - 6 hrs
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during 1 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|02 December 201702.12.2017||02 December 201702.12.2017||$80 USD||Book|
|06 December 201706.12.2017||06 December 201706.12.2017||$80 USD||Book|
|10 December 201710.12.2017||10 December 201710.12.2017||$80 USD||Book|
|21 December 201721.12.2017||21 December 201721.12.2017||$80 USD||Book|
|25 December 201725.12.2017||25 December 201725.12.2017||$80 USD||Book|
|05 January 201805.01.2018||05 January 201805.01.2018||$80 USD $68 USD||Book|
|09 January 201809.01.2018||09 January 201809.01.2018||$80 USD $68 USD||Book|
|20 January 201820.01.2018||20 January 201820.01.2018||$80 USD $68 USD||Book|
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Equipment list for day tours
Usually you should need these things while you are in Nepal with you for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short village tours around Kathmandu or Pokhara.