Phulchowki hiking

Phulchowki hiking, the trek is named after the Namo Buddha stupa one of the holiest sites for Buddhists in Nepal. Phulchowki is the name of one of the famous Hindu goddess. Hindu people make their pilgrimage tours to this destination. This area is also one of the best viewpoints for viewing some of the highest peaks in the World.

Phulchowki hiking

Maximum altitude on this trek is 2760m. Phulchowki at 2760m is the highest of the mountains encircling the Kathmandu valley and provides an ideal introduction to the birds of Nepal. Regularly recorded resident species include 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, Grey-chinned Minivet, Striated Bulbul, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Spotted Forktail, Chestnut-headed and grey-bellied Tesias, Chestnut-crowned and black faced Warblers, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Lesser Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Grey-throated and Spiny Babblers, White-crested, striated, Rufous-chinned and grey-sided Laughing thrushes, Red-billed Leiothrix, Cuttia, White-browed Green and Black-eared Shrike-Babblers, Hoary Barwing, Blue-winged Minla, Nepal Fulvetta, Yellow-browed Tit, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Black-throated Sunbird, Maroon Oriole, Eurasian and Lancelated Jays, Red-billed Blue Magpie and Brown Bullfinch . A further 55 species have been known to visit the area as migratory or occasional visitors. Phulchowki's forests are also very rich in flora and butterflies. Mammals include Leopard, Yellow-throated Marten and Orange-bellied Squirrel.

Namo Buddha Phulchowki bird watching trek – itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet one of our staffs and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and then trek to Namo Buddha which takes almost three hours. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Trek from Namobuddha to Balthali takes approximately four and half hours. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Trek from Balthali to Bebar Danda takes about five hours. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Trek from Bebar Danda to Phulchowki takes about five hours. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Enjoy bird watching at Phulchowki and trek from Phulchowki to Godavari and stay overnight at Godavari. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Drive from Godavari to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Final Departure.

Cost: Please contact us

Note: If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari.

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Phulchowki Hike Facts:

Activities: Trekking - Hiking

Duration:  9 day(s).

Best time: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 

Trip Grading: Leisurely plus  

Airfare: Not Necessary

Lodging: Lodge/teahouse  

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast 

Maximum Altitude: 2760m.

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