Champadevi Day Hike Trip
Champadevi is located to the south of Kathmandu, and is a magnificent hill for hiking. This tour starts in the morning after an hour drive to Pharping village. On the way you will visit Dakshinkali Temple, which is a symbol of goddess Kali and attracts thousands of devotees everyday. A special worship takes place every Tuesday and Saturday where hundreds of animals are sacrificed in the name of God to fulfill wishes.
Leaving the village and monastery of Pharping, the trail makes its way through a lush pine forest. It will take 2 hours to reach the top of the ridge. Most of the walk is along the ridge and offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu valley and mountains. Raptors can be seen soaring along the trails. The top of the hill is a sacred site where locals perform their rituals on auspicious days. From the top, you will have an amazing view of Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Jugal, Dorje Lakpa and others.
When you are leaving, the summit trail descends steeply down to the village of Champadevi. It goes through the dense forest which is rich with birds and other wildlife. From Champadevi you will drive to Kathmandu via the historic town of Kirtipur and see its university area.
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Fully narrated tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
On this day trip from Kathmandu you will go to Champadevi, the eastern summit of the southwestern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Champadevi is elevated 2,285 meters above the sea level and is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Aside from visiting the temples, you will get a wonderful opportunity to explore the countryside with authentic and traditional houses and local culture.
7am: Drive from Kathmandu to Pharping After your morning breakfast at the hotel (own expense), your tour guide will take you to Pharping, a small village which is 16 km away from the valley. 8am: Short hike from Pharping to Champadevi hill Sightseeing of the Pharping village and 3-hour hike to the small hilltop named Champadevi hill through the pine forest.
11am: Sightseeing Sightseeing on the hilltop with a spectacular view of mountains, temples and shrines.
1:30pm: Hike back to Pharping After exploring the beautiful area walk back to the Pharping village. As the trail is mostly downhill, it takes about 2 hours to get down.
4pm: Back to your hotel At the end of this hike, you will be picked up at Pharping village, driven back to Kathmandu valley and transferred to your hotel.