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Godavari is a perfect delight for those who wish to get lost in the beauty of nature. The greenery is astounding and the place is home to a tremendous variety of birds. The Botanical Garden is situated here. Spread over 24 hectares of land, the garden has an extensive collection of plants including orchids, ferns, cacti and lotuses. It is also a favorite spot for picnickers from Kathmandu. The other point of interest in Godavari is its sacred pond at Panch Dhara. A grand festival is held here once every 12 years. Hindus believe that a ritual bath in the sacred pond during the festival absolves them from all sin. Phulchoki, at 2,762 m, is the highest of the peaks ringing the Kathmandu Valley. This vantage point offers an unobstructed 360-degree view of the Valley's clustered settlements and the expansive Terai to the south. A 320-km panorama of the Himalaya from Annapurna to Everest can also be enjoyed from this hilltop. Around Kathmandu valley, the Godavari Phulchoki trekking is perhaps the most accessible wilderness exploration trip. The village of Godavari lies at the foot of Phulchoki. The trek from Godavari to the summit of Phulchoki has excellent bird watching opportunities, including the rare endemic Spiny Babbler.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02: After breakfas, Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: An hour's drive to Godavari, explore village and overnight camp.
Day 04: Visit a farm and Botanical Garden and overnight camp.
Day 05: Forest hiking and bird watching up Phulchoki.
Day 06: Visit local school and village.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight hotel.
Day 08: Rest and shopping.
Day 09: Final Departure from Kathmandu.
Planning your trek
Upper Mustang Region