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Phulchoki bird-watching tour provided by Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures - Chandragiri Day Hiking

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Phulchoki bird-watching tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Phulchoki is approximately 14 km away, in south east of Kathmandu valley. Phulchoki means - hill of flowers in Nepali. It is hill of flower if you visit in the spring, the forest blossom different species of wild flower including the country's national flower - Rhododendron. Phulchoki is one of the highest hill in Kathmandu valley at an elevation of 2782 m above sea level.This beautiful hill consists of various species of flora and fauna. For the bird lover, Phulchoki is one of the best place for birding tour. So far, around 265 species of the birds does shelter here in Phulchoki. Some of them are tits, warblers, woodpeckers, thrushes, minivets, eagles and many migrant birds. After this amazing birdwatching hike, drive back to Kathmandu.
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    Stop: 7 hours - Admission excluded
    Our private vehicle will drop you to the Godawari which is the starting point for hiking via Naudhara entry point. A professional birding guide will help you figure out the bird species and their nature. The bird species such as: long-tailed Drongos, Greater Yellow nape, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Nepal Cutia, Ultramarine Flycatcher, and Black-winged Cuckoo shrike, etc. are found. We would suggest not to touch or harm any birds/animals that are found on the way. As you reach Phulchowki hill (2.791m) you can enjoy the 360 scenic views of mountains, landscapes, and Kathmandu valley. You can also visit the Phulchowki Mai temple located in the hilltop. After a lunch break, hike back to Godawari and drive to Kathmandu.
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Important Information
7–8 hours
  • A professional birding guide
  • Private transportation - Pick / drop to Godawori
  • Packed lunch
  • Lunch & Dinner in kathmandu
  • Entrance fees while entering Phulchoki
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Any other expenses which are not in ‘Cost Includes’ Section
  • Entry/Admission - Phulchoki
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mirani123 wrote a review Dec 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka28 contributions5 helpful votes
Spent two days birding in this area . guided by Ram dav .. One of the best and knowledgeble guides I have met so far. A simple good and caring human. very well recommended.
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Date of experience: December 2019
MaineTrekker wrote a review Dec 2019
Peaks Island, Maine39 contributions3 helpful votes
I highly recommend the Phulchoki bird-watching tour expertly guided by Nepali specialist Yubin Shrestha. Our customized tour led by Yubin was one of the highlights of our pre-trek week in Kathmandu. The all-day tour increased our life-lists immeasurably, introduced us to
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Date of experience: November 2019
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NickchiLondon wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
This was an excellent tour to the bird-rich Phulchoki hills, about an hour’s drive from the centre of Kathmandu. Ramesh was a very knowledgeable and experienced guide, who is heavily involved with various conservation initiatives in Nepal. The tour left my hotel just before
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from HimalayanSmileTreks, Public Relations Manager at Phulchoki bird-watching tour
Responded 23 Nov 2019
Hello Nick, thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so glad you enjoyed the bird watching hike to Phulchoki hill. Hope to see you and serve you our best services again.
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