Hike to Champadevi 1 Day
Champadevi day hike is a perfect trekking trip that you can make refreshed yourself in short span of Nepal Holiday.
From wilderness to freshness and to the haphazard city, you can experience a lot in a less time and less distance of Champadevi hiking. Champadevi , located in the southwest of Kirtipur, an ancient city of Kathmandu Nepal, is a pure nature walk. Situated at the altitude of 2278 m, Champadevi hill is the third highest hill around Kathmandu valley. This hill is famous not only for hiking but also for one of most popular pilgrimage sites in the Hindu and Buddhist religions called Champadevi Mai (temple of Champadevi Goddess).
Why, Hike to Champadevi Hill ?
Champadevi is one of the best destinations near Kathmandu valley including the view of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts and the beautiful mountains such as Mt Everest, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Langtang mt manaslu etc. If you have very short time to spend in Nepal visit or want to take break from busy life of Kathmandu while visiting Nepal, or wish to hide from the disturbance of vehicles and pollution, hike to Champadevi can be the best destination.
Natural elements of Champadevi Day hike
This hike is filled with diverse vegetation and various species of birds, champadevi hike is also famous destination for bird watching in Nepal. The chirps of birds and their graceful sightings will be a good memory of hiking in Nepal. The calmness of nature makes your heart feel overwhelmed and freshens your spirit. The trail towards the north ridge through pine forested area provides fresh smell of roots and leaves. The higher you go the better the view of the different valley and village shows below you. Such beautiful panoramic views of hills, White Mountains, valley and forest you could feast your eyes on.
Hiking Route of Champadevi
There are two routes to go to the summit of Champadevi hill. Route of Champadevi for you can either go from the Pharping or you can climb direct from the MachheGaon. Both of these hike start point of champadevi hike are from the village towards the wilderness of nature and beautiful view points.
After about 2 hours of walking, you will reach to the hilltop of Champadevi. At the top of the champadevi hill, there is temple where you can offer your prayers. From the top, you can see another famous hiking destination near Kathmandu Nepal “the Chandragiri hill” on one side and “the Kathmandu valley” on the other side. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of central and western Himalayan range at the same time.
General Introduction of Destinations of Champadevi Hiking Trail
Pharping village is 16 km south from Kathmandu city, which takes about an hour drive to reach there. The road that leaves for Pharping makes you feel you’re already going for something interesting, refreshing and away from the hectic city lifeof Kathmandu. We will pass by Dakshinkali temple which is one of the holiest temples devoted to Hindu goddess kali. Daskshinkali temple is located on the way to Pharping and this temple is unique from other temple in Nepal, it is because of it’s location by the side of river and near cremation place of hindu. If you want to visit Dakshinkali temple go before you climb to champadevi hill. Pharping itself is one typical village of Newar ethnic people of Nepal, so you can see and experience Newari people’s way of life and culture. There are many Buddhist monasteries in Pharping area. This village of Pharping is famous for Buddhism because of its history from 17th century. Guru Padmasambhav meditated in this village. The place where Padmasambhab meditated is still allowed to visit for locals, cave where he meditated is called ASUR cave. This cave and the surrounding many monasteries has history and story by then. You can also visit that monastery before climbing the Champadevi hill. Champadevi Hiking starts near the hattiban resort in Pharping.
The Champadevi Trail
As you move towards the Champadevi hill from Pharping you will pass through a small village with views of beautiful monasteries and the Buddhist vibe just below the foothills of hills is astonishing. Higher up, the forest gets dense with pine trees and the hiking trail moves deeper into wilderness of nature. The Champadevi hiking trial clears up with beautiful stony trail and with wide range of mountains like Mt Everest, mt Ganesh Himal, mt Mt Annapurna, Mt Langtang, Mt Jugal, Mt Gaurishanker etc. all around shines up. Just below the Himalayan range, you can see the Kathmandu valley touching the horizon.
What to expect in Champadevi hiking package?
The champadevi hiking trail is pretty easy. Hiking trail is well-managed with stone steps. The pine forest along the trail gives good vibe while walking near the chaotic city of kathmandu. To stay for a while at the top and relax before you soak yourself into the heavenly nature, do not forget to take water and snacks with you. For your kind information here is no place to buy anything up there.
If you want short cut to Champadevi hill, you can ascend through Machhegaon village. From there you can reach to the top of Champadevi hill within 3 hours. This route is not well developed, and has really narrow trail, so it might be very difficult to ascend. Especially in summer and rainy season this route is not recommended at all.
Relax at Taudaha after Champadevi Hike
Take photos, relax, and enjoy the fresh air before you return to Kathmandu valley from your Champadevi hiking. The hike up to the top takes about 3 to 4 hours, in general. You can return back much quicker than that. While returning, we will take the path that comes down to join Taudaha. Taudaha is considered one of the freshest lakes (among many lakes in Nepal and thousands of lakes in Nepal) near Kathmandu valley, and it has a story of history that kathmandu became human settlement from pond valley, after letting out water from this place. It has many mythological stories about its origin. Local guide from Neaplgram will describe you about all the myths and interesting stories. Taudaha is such a beautiful place to relax after a hike and grab chilled beer or cold and fresh water with different species of fishes found there, local food in the local place.
Nepalgram adventure provides an experienced local guide for one-day hike to Champadevi. Except from Champadevi hike we organize trekking in any part of Nepal trek destination. With Nepalgram best price is guaranteed for extra added values. Our package on high demand are Everest Base camp Trekking in Everest Region, Manaslu Circuit Trekking in Manaslu Region, Annapurna Circuit Trek in Annapurna Region and Langtang valley trek in Langtang Region.
For details, do not hesitate to contact us directly in Nepal, remember all the package of Neaplgram are customize-able.
Shivapuri National Park
1 Day Activity
Minimum driver age
This is one day hiking near kathmandu Nepal, but if you want us to give you a complete package from your arrival to Departure from Nepal, the itinerary is as suggested below. Itinerary and Price are not Set on the stone.
Day 01: Arrival On arrival our office representative will welcome you at the airport with garlands. S/he will assist you till you check in to your hotel and gives you information about meeting and the Champadevi day hike. Upon your request we can find hotels in good deal from 5 stars to standard one (like Hotel Hayatt or Hotel Arts or Similar). Day 02: Day Hike to Champadevi Hill; Hiking Duration 4 hours After your breakfast our vehicle will take drop you to the starting point of hike. The hiking guide will take in charge of the trail and tell the tales and truths of the region. A hike into the nature for 4 hours will be memory of the lifetime. Day 03: Departure Our representative will greet you the farewell and take you to the airport for your departure from your Nepal visit. We are overwhelmed by your visit in Nepal. Time has come to say you bye already with a promise to see you again for any kind of tours in Nepal.
Champadevi hike Cost Includes:
Local guide for Hiking Trip with his food and transportation included, fluent in English
Transportation to and from hiking point & Parking fees, if applicable
Lunch at Local restaurant
Champadevi hike cost Excludes:
Nepal visa (you may easily get the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – at Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50USD.