Phulchoki (The hill of Flowers), is one of the four hills surrounding the Kathmandu valley, 14kms southeast of Kathmandu. Phulchoki is the highest hill surrounding the valley and stands 2782 meters above the sea level and got its name from the residing goddess Phulchoki mai. This is one of the most popular destinations for short hikes and weekend trips among youngsters in the valley.
Also, it is a famous pilgrimage among Hindus mostly women and children to witness Phulchoki mai. Scenic jungle of dark and red rhododendrons, oaks, Pine, and Fir trees adds the beauty of the trails. The panoramic view of the Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal are beyond breathtaking. Also, this is one of the favorite destinations among bird watchers. Long-tailed drongos, Greater- yellow nape, Grey-headed woodpecker, Nepal Cutia, Ultramarine flycatcher, Black-winged cuckoo shrike, Rufous-gorgeted, Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Yellow-browed Tit, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Red-billed Leiothrix, Whiskered Yuhina, Besra, etc.
This is the only place surrounding the Kathmandu valley that receives regular snowfall during the winters.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed.
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
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