Phulchowki day hiking is one of the highest and most beautiful scenic country walks around the Kathmandu valley rim. It takes you to south eastern of Kathmandu valley within Lalitpur district often known as Patan areas.
A great spot for 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 Everest region in the east horizon.
Phulchowki day hiking, a perfect hiking destination with tranquil environment within forested surroundings of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines-magnolia and fir trees. Also, offers the excellent habitat for exotic bird-life and other wild animals such as leopard, wild cats, deer and monkeys.
A day hiking to Phulchowki takes you at 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 hill top is not only famous among the foreigners but also among the local city folks as well. It helps one to get escape from a hectic city life for fresh clean air within 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 best time for clear views till afternoon where wild flowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. Day will be pleasant with cooler morning and night time.
Another best time for hike to Phulchowki is October to December for clear views of peaks. Short sunlight days can be freezing cold in the morning and night time. But it depends upon the altitude and overnight stop.