Pulchoki Peak, a thrilling (scary) off road experience
Pulchoki Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.757m (9,045ft) above the sea level, located in Lalitpur District in Bagmati Pradesh, Central Nepal.
Nestled in the Godavari Forest, the tough road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Godawari - Phulchoki Road. 4x4 vehicles required.
The peak is the highest viewpoint of Kathmandu valley and offers a spectacular panorama of high Himalayan peaks. It´s a favorite place for Nepalese from Katmandu valley to see the snow capped mountains. The summit hosts a Nepal Television Transmission Tower, some temples and a parking lot.
Traffic is heavy, especially on weekends and holidays. The road is sometimes patrolled by the police because of robberies. The climb is very steep and tough. Starting from Godawari, the ascent is 13,9 km long. Over this distance the average gradient is 9%, hitting a 17% through some of the ramps.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: Sanjeev Kc