Champadevi (about 2200 m) is a pure nature walk, located in the southwest of Kirtipur, an ancient city of Kathmandu. Hike this day tour without any disturbance of vehicles and pollution. As you go higher uphill, see mountain peaks and a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the cool and fresh air when you arrive at the top of Champadevi hill. Take pictures, and hike down to Kirtipur.
Champadevi Hiking Highlights
- Enchanting views of the mountains in Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Langtang, and Everest ranges
- Getting to know about the culture and lifestyle of the Newar community
- Glorious view of the Kathmandu Valley
- Visit the Champadevi Temple revered by both Hindus and Buddhists
Champadevi Hiking Overview
It offers you breathtaking views of Everest, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Gaurishankar ranges and a visit to the prominent religious hub for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. The hike also gives you the pleasure of experiencing the traditional culture and lifestyle of the Newar community. Along with the amusement of lush vegetation along the trail, you can also relish the sights of the Kathmandu Valley. Champadevi Hiking offers a mesmerizing display of the natural, cultural, and religious aspects of the ethnic communities along the route.
Champadevi Hiking is a one-day trekking in Nepal and begins early in the morning with a 50-minute drive from Thamel to Pharping. Crossing Taudaha, you will drive past various settlements of the Newar community and reach Pharping village. Here, you can visit the famous Ashura Cave and Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery. Once at Pharping, the hike begins. You will walk through lush forests filled with a plethora of wildlife. The trail goes gradually uphill for around an hour. You will further ascend crossing some stony paths.
After a continuous walk of two hours, you will reach the summit of Champadevi. Champadevi is also a religious hub for the Hindu and Buddhist followers. You can visit the temple of Champadevi and a Buddhist monastery at the top. In the Champadevi hiking trail, you can feel the harmony between the two religions and the local communities is exemplary.
From the viewpoints around the Champadevi Hill, on a clear day, you can get to rejoice the views of looming Himalayas in the Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Ganesh Himal ranges. Also from here on steep uphill into forested areas to reach Champa Devi and the holy temple of Hindu Goddess, enjoy the tremendous panorama of Kathmandu valley with high snow-capped peaks in the north. You will now return to Pharping village from where you will take a drive back to Kathmandu.
The trail gives the pleasure of experiencing the natural flora and fauna of this region along with its unique culture and tradition. As the Champadevi day hike is easily accessible from Kathmandu, one can undertake the journey throughout the year.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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