Phulchoki hiking is the best option to get enjoyment by viewing beauty of Kathmandu valley, greenery forests and panoramic views of neighboring hills as well as snow-capped mountains for one day leisure time. Phulchoki is the tallest hill around the Kathmandu valley. This adventurous 19 km hiking route starts from Godawari, Lalitpur. This hike offers a panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley, as well as beautiful scenes of many mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Manasula, and Mt. Gaurishankar. On the way, the botanical garden on the Godawari foothills to enjoy a view of beautiful flowers and plants is best option for rest. This hike also has religious importance as it has the temple of Phulchoki Mai on the top of the hill.
Starting point: Godawari, Lalitpur
Trail distance: 19 km
Duration: 3-4 hours
Max. Altitude: 2782 m