Phulchowki is situated at an elevation of 2782m. It is the highest hill in the south of Kathmandu valley. Hiking into this area is most interesting in terms of vegetation.
Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Godawari. It is 14 km and a 45 minute drive to get where the Royal Botanical Garden is located. From here you start to hike gradually uphill along the rugged motor-able road through sub-tropical thick forest about four hours. The magnificent view of the Himalayan ranges and the Kathmandu valley is breath taking on a clear day. After making a few detours here and there, you come down following the same trail to Godawari within two and half hours and then drive back to Kathmandu.
Trip Cost: Provide on request
From started to finish we had a fantastic time: The service all around was excellent. It was our first time in Nepal but the help we were given organizing the trip was friendly and without pressure; thanks Krishna !Everything was well run on the trek and we are both a little in awe of both Ratna’s knowledge and energy and Kamal’s ability to carry our bags up mountains we found challenging !