Namobuddha - Phulchowki Trek

Namobuddha - Phulchowki Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea House / Camping




2,765 m



Group Size


Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Namobuddha Pulchowki Trek is named after the Namobuddha stupa, one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists in Nepal and Phulchowki (2782m), the highest hill around Kathmandu Valley. Namo Buddha Pulchowki Trek is a unique combination of hill hiking, religious and natural charm and Himalayan spectacle.

Visit a shrine in Namo Buddha dedicated to Buddha who sacrificed himself to feed a hungry tigress and her cubs. The hill of Namo Buddha overlooks the picturesque and historical town of Panauti. A hike to Pulchowki will be a natural treat. Over 100 species of birds such as Besra, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Kalij Pheasant, Common Hill Partridge, Ashy Woodpigeon, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Mountain Scops Owl, Collared Owlet, Golden-throated Barbet, Speckled Piculet, Crimson-breasted Pied and Rufous-bellied Pied Woodpeckers, Eurasian and Lancelated Jays, Red-billed Blue Magpie and Brown Bullfinch could be seen on this trek.

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Drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and then trek to Namo Buddha which takes almost three hours.


Trek from Namobuddha to Balthali takes approximately four and half hours.

Trek from Balthali to Bebar Danda takes about five hours.

Trek from Bebar Danda to Phulchowki takes about five hours.

Enjoy bird watching at Phulchowki and trek down from Phulchowki to Godavari. Stay overnight at Godavari.

Drive from Godavari to Kathmandu. You stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

What Is Included ?

  •  Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Trekking guide
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  •  Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) 
  •  Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking poles if required
  •  Entry Permit
  •  Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and Godavari to Kathmandu 
  •  Insurance and equipment for the guides and porters
  •  First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)  

Namobuddha - Phulchowki Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm


Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  


Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 


Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Shuichi O Kazawa, Hiroshi Hosoda, Kazuko Shifata


30th Jun, 2022

Really enjoyed our trekking

We are really enjoyed our trekking. Our guide are very honest and friendly. We impressed deeply not only nice scenery but also good persons. Porters are also good persons. They carried our baggage not complained.    

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