Phulchowki is the highest hill near Kathmandu located at the south of Kathmandu Valley. Standing at a height of 2782 meters it is really must see especially if you would like to have a spectacular view of the Himalayas mountain range. The hike begins after 45 minutes drive from Kathmandu to the Godavari. (14 km south of Kathmandu) At the Godawori, you are able to take a few minutes to look around the beautiful Botanical Garden. Then your hiking begins that gradually takes you higher and higher up the Phulchouki hill. For four hours you are exposed to lush green sub-tropical vegetation until you get to the top of Phulchouki. Once there you can see the Buddhist shrine and enjoy the breath-taking views of the eastern part of Annapurna range to Gauri Shankar in the east. Which are particularly stunning on a clear day. Have a lunch there then hike back to the Godavari only takes two and a half hour. Then take a drive to Kathmandu.