Phulchowki day hiking is among the most beautiful scenic country walks around the Kathmandu Valley rim. It takes you to the southeastern Kathmandu Valley within the Lalitpur district, often known as the Patan area.
A great spot for an array of mountain panorama that extends from Annapurna-Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, including the Langtang and Jugal Himal in the north. Also, it offers the snowcapped view of Gaurishankar and the Everest region on the east horizon.
Phulchowki day hiking is a perfect hiking destination with a tranquil environment within forested surroundings of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines-magnolia and fir trees. Also, offers an excellent habitat for exotic bird life and other wild animals such as leopards, wild cats, deer, and monkeys.
A day hiking to Phulchowki takes you to the top of the hill above 2,782 m high with grand views of Kathmandu Valley. The scenic landscapes of rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks are the major attractions of the day hike.
At present, the Phulchowki hilltop is not only famous among foreigners but also among the local city folks as well. It helps one escape from hectic city life for fresh, clean air within a pristine environment.
Best Seasons for Phulchowki Day Hiking:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon. That means wet months from mid-June to mid-September.
March to May is the best time for clear views till the afternoon when wild flowers bloom with fantastic views of mountains. The day will be pleasant with cooler morning and nighttime.
Another best time for a hike to Phulchowki is October to December for clear views of peaks. Short sunlight days can be cold in the morning and night time. But it depends upon the altitude and overnight stop.