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Phulchoki

Address: Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ranked #32 of 59 Attractions in Kathmandu
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is the best bird watching site in Kathmandu.it's located south of central Kathmandu. if you go early morning you can see different spices of Nepal's Bird.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Botanical Garden at Godavari (near Phulchowki) is an excellent natural excursion for half a day (or full day if you have keen interest on flora and fauna). I went there to photograph butterflies and found many new species. Avery fruitful trip. There are nice natural trails within the Botanical garden and numerous small streams. A small flower garden (closed 1-2... More 

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Kathmandu
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22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Located around ten kilometers southeast of Patan, this mountain, 2759m high, is a good spot for hiking. Rhododendrons of different varieties and colors from pure white to dark red are found here. Birding in the Phulchoki Hill is enjoyable as about 90 species have been recorded in this area. If the weather permits, we can reach the top and can... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Phukchoki is a small mountain to the South of the Kathmandu Valley. It is accessed by the road to the Botanical Gardens at Godavari - keep going straight at St. Xavier's School rather that turning left to the gardens. The narrow road winds up through forests abundant in bird life and the area is known as one of the best... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Phulchoki (literally flower-covered hill) is the highest hill (2762m) in Kathmandu valley. This triple-peaked hill is 20 kms southeast from Kathmandu centre. The hill is very popular for both bird watching and acclimatization. This site is rich in bird watching this area is best visited during the month of October and March and April when the migrating birds are arriving... More 

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kathmandu
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21 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Phulchowki is the highest point around Kathmandu valley and has a height of 2791 meters. One can hike to this hill or reach there by jeep and see the whole of the valley spread before you. Rhododendrons of different colors, including pure white and dark red, grow here.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The walk is difficult but the reward is a wonderful view. The top of Phulcchoki is an army base where they protect the radio towers. There is a shiva temple at the top surrounded by prayer flags and tridents. Along the way many birds and butterflies so it is also good for nature observers.

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