Champadevi Day Hiking - 1 Days

Champadevi is known as a religious hiking
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The Champadevi Day Hike begins about 15 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu city. It is easily accessible from the capital, making it an easy day trip for locals and tourists. We will start the tour after the one-hour drive to Pharping Village. This hike is suitable for people interested in a hike that is good for beginners, as well as more advanced levels of ability. Departing the village and monastery of Pharping, the trail makes its way through a lush pine forest. Most of the walk is along a scenic ridge with spectacular views of the Kathmandu Valley and Himalayan Range from Manaslu to Gaurishankar.

The summit of Champadevi has an elevation of approximately 2,285 meters (7,495 feet) above sea level. This trek is not as high as some of the more well-known treks, but it is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Hindu and Buddhist regions, highlighting some beautiful cultural sites. The hike to the summit takes 3 to 4 hours. The top of the hill is a sacred site where many locals perform their rituals on auspicious days. Departing from this high point the summit trail descends steeply down to the village. The trail will take us through dense forest which is rich with birds and other wildlife.

Raptors are beautiful to observe and can often be seen soaring above the trail, as well as excellent views of many snowcapped mountains to the north as we visit serene rural farm villages along the way. On clear days, the Himalayan Mountain Range provides an incredible backdrop, including peaks like Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Jugal, and Dorge Lakpa. On exceptionally clear days hikers may even see Mount Everest!! The area around Champadevi is known for its diverse birdlife, making it an excellent spot for birdwatching enthusiasts.

Overall, Champadevi is a very fine destination for those looking to experience a rewarding hike with stunning views without having to venture too far from Kathmandu. After completing the hike and enjoying the stunning views from the top, we will return to the starting point and take our transport back to Kathmandu where our day of adventure concludes.


Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the Kathmandu city.
  •  Enjoy fantastic aerial views of Kathmandu Valley and Pharping.
  •  Fully narrated tour through the pine forests and Well-maintained walking trail with stone steps.
  • Different possibilities of starting the route to reach the top Starting at Bhanjyang or Khahare.
  • Ending at any of these points, or Chandragiri with walking 7.3km walking furthermore.
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience.
  • Private tour is operated with just your group/single person and a guide/driver.
  • Easily accessible by bus and a good experience for beginner to advanced-level hikers.
  • Stone-paved easy well-maintained walking trail into the canopy jungle.
  • Visit the revered Hindu shrine on the outskirts of Kathmandu Champadevi.
  • Walk through the forest hearing the sound of birds chirping.
  • One of the third-highest points close to Kathmandu valley.

Outline Itinerary:

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Day 01:Drive to (Bhanjang) an hour and hike to Champadevi (2,286m.)

After having breakfast at the hotel late morning drive by private car/jeep towards the southwest of Kathmandu to Pharping the place is very famous for Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) Mediated here on the way toward Tibet in the 7th century. Then we have to climb up to Champadevi which will take about 3-4 hours to walk depending on your own pace and starting point. While reaching the top can have a rest and collect pictures it offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and surrounding landscapes. After a great day's walk and visiting the temple, we return down to the Kharachow and drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Private Ground transportation as per the size of the group.
  • Entrance fee as needed to have. 
  • En experience and helpful English-speaking Guide.
  • A delicious lunch with tea/ Coffee.   

Cost Excludes

  • All the alcoholic bar bills and cold drinks.
  • Tips for your Guide.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section.

Trip Fact

  • Destination Nepal
  • Duration 1 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Activity Hiking
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Meals: Lunch
  • Min. Age: 5- 60
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