Champadevi is situated at an altitude of 2285 m south - west of Kathmandu. It is a pilgrimage site having a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu shrine commands many pilgrims visit this place on full moon day.
Across Himalaya Tours, offers a private day hiking to Champadevi.
Duration: 01 Day Early Morning, after breakfast at Hotel, we drive 16 kms south of Kathmandu for about an hour to a place called Pharping (on the way to Dakshinkali Temple) with packed lunch box. From Pharping we start our hiking gradually up for about half an hour along trail toward the north ridge and through pine forested area.
From here we continue hiking gradually up following the trail for about another 3 hours to CHAMPADEVI. The view of central and western Himalayan Range are magnificent. After lunch and strolling around from sometime, we hike down following the same trail to Pharping for about 2 hours and Drive back to Kahmandu.
Go hike Champa Devi hill! You can do it!
What to expect! The walking in Nepali hills can be strenuous at some point but its always enjoyable and fun. The beautiful scenery and nature is always wonderful, making it a great walking experience in Nepal.
When to go hike up there! These walks can be done through out the year as all the season has its own charm. Summer and monsoon is the time of lush and green surrounding, spring is very beautiful with many flowers in bloom including the rhododendrons and the birds that are so active as this is their breeding season. Autumn and winters are, wonderful with clear sky & great views.
06:45 am our tour guide will assists you at your hotel and take a drive to pharping a small village which is 16km away from the valley.
07:30 am sightseeing of the pharping village and 3 hrs hikes to the small hilltop named champadevi. On the way one can enjoy the different landscapes with the varieties of plants as well as birds.
12:00 pm top of the hill is enshrined with a sacred place where locals perform their rituals on auspicious days. Leaving the summit the trail descends steeply down to the village of Champa Devi, though dense forest that is rich in bird’s and wildlife.
02:30 pm from Champadevi, you will return via the historic town of Kirtipur and university area.
04:00 pm drive back to Kathmandu valley and transfer to hotel.