Phulchowki (2782m) is the highest hill situated in the south of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in terms of vegetation in Kathmandu valley. You start in the morning by a drive of 14 kms south of Kathmandu for about 30 minutes to a place called Godavari ( Royal Botanical Garden ). From Godavari you start the hike uphill all the way through a thick forest for about four hours. The magnificent view from eastern part of Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east can be seen from here on a clear day. Besides, you will also see the Kathmandu valley. After some time in that area, you hike down following the same trail to Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.