Trip Facts
Activity Level
Maximum Elevation
Trip Length
2 Days
Trip Mode
Hotel (BB) & Pack Lunch
Manimum Pax


Godavari and Phulchoki lies in Kathmandu valley within 85o 16.00’E and 27o 37.00’N. This forest includes low altitude to the highest mountain encircling the Kathmandu valley within an elevation of 1400m to 2760m. The mountain encloses an area of 50 sq. Km. A temple of Phulchoki can be found at the top of the mountain and an incredible view of the Kathmandu valley is seen from the area also the great views of the mountains and best sunrise from the valley. It is one of the last surviving cloud forests of central Nepal. The chief plant species are Alder, Pine, Rhododendron, Oak, etc.

Godavari and Phulchoki inhibit different species of birds. It is also identified as one of the Important Bird Area of Nepal. Lots of birds migrate to the area in winter. Birds found in the forest are Satyar Trogopan, Himalayan Cutia, Hoary-throated Barwing, Blue-winged Siva, Kalij Pheasant, Hill Partridge, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Golden-throated Barbet, Eurasian Cuckoo, Green-billed Malkoha, Alexandrine Parakeet, Himalayan Swiftlet, Mountain Scoups Owl, Asian Barred Owlet, Ashy Wood Pigeon, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Common Buzzard, Crested Serpent Eagle, Shikra, Eurasian Jay, Common Green Magpie, Maroon Oriole, Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, Blue Rock Thrush, Chestnut Thrush, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Large Niltava, Siberian Rubythroat, White-browed Shortwing, Golden Bush Robin, Wallcreeper, Spotted Forktail, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Grey-bellied Tesia, Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, Striated Laughingthrush, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, Black-throated Parrotbill, Fire-tailed Sunbird, etc. The important bird watching season is September to April where different migratory and resident birds are seen. The mammalian fauna found in the forest is Common Leopard, Barking Deer, Yellow-throated Marten, and Red Giant Flying Squirrel, etc.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: On the first day around the Godawari area and lower Fulchoki
    O/N Hotel – (BB) and Pack Lunch
  • Day 02: Going by Jeep up to Fullchoki top, Sunrise and birding upper part and walk along the road untill half way where the tea shops and Himalayan Cutia area. Then take a Jeep back to Hotel
    O/N Hotel – (BB) and Pack Lunch


Dates & Cost


Cost Includes

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation 3-4 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan on your request
  • Pack Lunch during the birding period
  • English speaking Export birding guided Tour
  • All private transportations starting & ending points of the birding spot – by Himalayan Trails trained
  • Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit
  • All necessary officials pepper work.
  • Community fee and Sagarmatha National Park entry fees

Cost Excludes

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Dinner & Drinks etc
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or man made hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be
  • charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost.