- Full day hiking through the forest
- Local operator from the area
- Bird eye view of Kathmandu
- Panoramic Himalayan view
- Purely nature hiking
- Options are available as per your pace to shorten or make bit longer
Champadevi Day Hiking Overview
Champadevi, a 2285m high hill, stands as the highest point of Champadevi Day Hiking, situated south of Kathmandu and renowned among nature enthusiasts. The trail offers fresh air, a tranquil atmosphere, and a bird's-eye view of downtown. Spectacular vistas of the Himalayas, Bagmati river corridor, Patan Durbar, Bungamati, Khokana, and Swyambhunath temple enhance the hiking experience. Multiple starting and ending options are available, with the popular choice being a drive to the south of Kathmandu (near Pharping) and ending at Champadevi temple. The trail winds through forests, providing a cool escape on hot days, and showcases diverse flora and fauna. It's advisable to carry food and water, as no local houses are encountered along the way.
Champadevi Day Hiking Highlights:
Offers a bird's-eye view of Kathmandu valley and Himalayan peaks, including Manaslu, Gahesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishanker, and Mt. Everest on clear days. - The journey unveils a traditional Tamang village, a small Gumpa, and the best viewpoint after approximately 1:30 hours of hiking.
Options for hiking routes:
Pipal Bhanjang - Deurali - Champadevi temple (approx. 6 hrs),
Pipal Bhanjang - Deurali- Bosan - Dudh Pokhara (approx. 5 hrs),
Pipal Bhanjang - Deurali - Champadevi temple- Puspalal Park (approx. 7 hrs).
Trail Insights: Most of the trail winds through lush green forests, providing glimpses of creeping birds, seasonal flowers, and locals engaged in daily activities. Option 02 passes through the Tamang village at Bosan.
Logistics: - Transportation: We provide a well-maintained private vehicle with an experienced driver.
Guide: An English-speaking guide with previous experience accompanies the group. - Entrance: Local entrance fees are included.
Temperature: Winter mornings can drop below zero, while summer mornings hover around 10 degrees. Average temperature details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
Booking and Confirmation: A confirmed booking requires an advance deposit, with the remainder payable before departure. Send us email for booking
Additional Information Champadevi day hike:
Best Time: October to April is considered the optimal season, but weather conditions may vary. Leeches may be present during the rainy season.
Clothing: Warm attire for winter, and a normal T-shirt suffices for summer. Detailed clothing information will be provided upon confirmation.
What to Bring/Wear: Hiking essentials, including shoes, trousers, sun hat, gloves, sunglasses, hiking pole, water bottle, snacks, daypack, tissue paper, camera, umbrella, or raincoat.
Wildlife Alert: Encounter with wild animals and birds is possible.
Pick-up Time: Time varies based on the chosen tour option and will be confirmed during booking.
Panoramic Views: Marvel at Mt. Everest, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, Numbur, Xisapangma, and other small peaks. The stunning Kathmandu valley unfolds on the opposite side.
Travel Details: Road conditions to the starting and pick-up points are favorable.
|No of Pax
|6 and above
|Cost in US$
Overnight Option: Extend your Champadevi experience by staying overnight at the Green Eco Resort, located at the base of Champadevi in Kirtipur. The hotel offers clean and comfortable rooms with a captivating downtown view.
Note: No shops or houses are available till the top of Champadevi. A hearty breakfast before starting and bringing your pack lunch or waiting till late lunch is recommended. Hiking alone is not advisable.
Typical Nepali set meal (rice, soup, chicken, mix veg, pickle and salad)
Private transport to starting point and from the ending point
Whats not Included?
Snacks while hiking including water
Tipping to the guide and driver
Best of Champadevi
Champadevi is a high hills to the south of Kathmandu. This is a pure nature hiking through the forest. This hiking is best from October to April. Compare to Nagarkot or Shivapuri, this is more quiet and unspoiled. The rainy season could be a leeches problem. There are no shop from starting to end point. You should bring your drinking water and snacks.