Phulchoki hill is the highest point in Kathmandu valley. Located in the southern part of Kathmandu with the elevation of 2782m. Phulchoki hill is popular for bird watching in Nepal. Around this area, more than 250 species of birds are recorded. Not only for birds but this place is also popular for wild animals such as barking deer, leopard, bear and the other animals. This place is also famous for its winter snowfall which happens there for a short time during winter. During winter so many Nepali peoples visit there to play snow.
Phulchoki hiking starts with a drive to Godawari for 14 KM from Kathmandu. Godawari is the base camp of Phulchoki hill also popular as the Botanical garden of Nepal. Reaching in Godawari, you will check-in at ticket-counter and commence the hike to Phulchoki hill. Follow the motor road to get inside the rainforest.
Hiking up to the top may be tough for non-hikers but if you are physically fit then 13/15KM walking is not a problem. The scenic view of Annapurna, Gaurisankar, Dorje Lakpa Himalayan range and the breathtaking view of Kathmandu Valley is another attraction of this hike. Godawari is the place for Paragliding in Kathmandu as well.
Reaching the top of the hill you are going to encounter with the views of the valley, landscapes, and mountain peaks. Also, you can visit the oldest TV line known as Nepal Television at the top of the Phulchoki. After the hard walk to the top, descends is easy to get back in Godawari to back in Kathmandu.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PULCHOKI HIKING
See the Kathmandu valley from the highest point in Kathmandu.
Home of Birds and wildlife
Snow point in Kathmandu.
Fall in love with Nature.
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