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  • Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


Champadevi hill is one of the best hiking spots near Kathmandu to observe the whole valley of Kathmandu and Himalayan views including Manaslu range, Ganesh Himala range, Langtang range and Mount Everest.

Champadevi at an elevation of 2285 m. is a spectacular Hill destination situated in the south-west fringe of the Kathmandu Valley. It lies towards south east from Kathmandu valley and near Chovar, Pharping & Dakshinkali Templ. A pilgrimage locus for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees this crusade pledges you with the magnificent landscape, mountain scenes and all-inclusive view of the Kathmandu valley.

The tour starts after early breakfast in your hotel. It is about 27 kilometer driving. As you commence to hike the trail heads north along the pine forested ridge about half an hour, then the trail makes round bound towards south and takes another 3-hour's walk to reach Champadevi. The views of central and western Himalayan ranges are magnificent. After enjoying the splendid views, you come down following the same path to Pharping for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.

Trip highlights

  • Hike to the third-highest hill station encircling the Kathmandu Valley
  • Walk through a verdant forest filled with pine trees
  • Aerial view of Kathmandu valley and Pharping
  • Visit to Monastery at Pharping
  • Hindu Shrines of Champadevi
  • Enjoy the views of Langtang, Gaurishanker, Jugal range, Dorje Lakpa & other many mountains
  • Explore the historic and charming settlements of Bungmati and Khokhana, known for their traditional Newari architecture and handicrafts

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: A day hiking to Champadevi

The trip starts with a pleasant one-hour drive from Kathmandu to Pharping. On route, you can witness the many cultural sites, landmarks, and amazing natural scenery the area offers. This drive provides the perfect opportunity to get exposure to the local landscape and get the right mindset for your half-day hiking adventure. 

When you arrive in Pharping, you can stretch your legs and start the hiking part of your journey, taking you up to Champadevi. Your 3-4 hours of hiking will be very scenery because of the incredible views of the surrounding landscape and magnificent Himalayan peaks. You will trek through dense forests and terraced fields, gaining a new perspective on the amazing region you are exploring. If you are lucky, you can spot local wildlife, such as wild mountain goats or endangered species.

Secondary to the aesthetic beauty of the hike is the cultural history you will pass through. At the end of the walk is a popular pilgrimage site in Champadevi, which offers the chance to learn more about Nepal's culture and the country's religious heritage. The time spent at the site can evoke a spiritual and physical journey you have already taken. 

Once you have taken in the hike's cultural and physical experience, you are ready for the shorter two-hour descent to Hattiban. While the walk down is faster than the initial hike, it still offers fantastic views. Completing the journey with the breathtaking mountain vista and the profusion of wildlife and flora is an exceptional experience.

The hike completed, your final leg is the short drive from Hattiban back to Kathmandu. Before you know it, you'll be returning to Kathmandu -- the very same place you left that morning -- but with a cache of vivid memories and tales to share. The unique opportunity this itinerary provides to explore the region's culture, wildlife, and physical beauty makes this route one of the best ways to experience Nepal.

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 1 day
  • Grade : Soft adventure
  • Activity : Hiking
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude : 2285 m

Cost Includes

  • All land transfers
  • A Trek Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • First aid kit

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

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Jungle Safari
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