Namobuddha hiking is the pilgrimage site of the Buddhist people which lies around 40 km east of Kathmandu valley which is situated at the elevation of 1750 m. Phulchowki is the name of Hindu goddess and Hindu pilgrims make their pilgrimage tour to Phulchowki Namobuddha hiking is the short pilgrimage trek that takes you to the Buddhist Stupa of Namobuddha and the Phulchowki hill (2782 m) the highest hill that surrounds the Kathmandu valley. This trek offers the awe some vistas of the mountains and the culture of the ethnic people. This trek is also famous for the bird watching. During the Namobuddha Phulchowki hike you visit the Buddhist Stupa of Namobuddha. It is believed that in this place Buddha gives the flesh of his body to tigress to feed her offspring. In Namobuddha you can interact with the Buddhist monks and nuns which is the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of them.
Namobuddha Phulchowki trek begins with the drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel from where you can reach Namobuddha in 2/3 hours via Panauti. Dhulikhel and Panauti are Newari villages where you can get knowledge about their typical culture. Then you head to Phulchowki hill from where you can observe the panorama of the mountain range like Langtang, Rolwaling, Gauri Shankar, Jugal etc. you pass through the thick forests of Rhododendron, Mongolia and Sal tree. This place is also famous for bird watching. In this place you can see various species of birds like Black eagle, Common Hill Partridge, Collared Owlet, Crimson-breasted Pied, Spiny Babblers, Striated Bulbul, Besra etc. in this trek you also visit Godavari which is rich in flora and fauna as well as the wild lives. This trek is the easy trek and it does not require prior experience of hiking or trekking. You can go for Namobuddha Phulchowki trekking throughout the year.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and trek to Namo Buddha.
Day 02: Trek from Namobuddha to Balthali
Day 03: Trek from Balthali to Bebar Danda
Day 04: Trek from Bebar Danda to Phulchowki
Day 05: Trek from Phulchowki to Godavari and stay overnight at Godavari.
Day 06: Drive from Godavari to Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel and trek to Namo Buddha.
Trek from Namobuddha to Balthali
Trek from Balthali to Bebar Danda
Trek from Bebar Danda to Phulchowki
Trek from Phulchowki to Godavari and stay overnight at Godavari.
Drive from Godavari to Kathmandu.