- 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 2285m high hill (hiking) is highest point of Champadevi day hiking. It is located to the south of Kathmandu, popular to the nature hikers. The fresh air, noise free trail and a bird view downtown add value. The great Himalayan views, Bagmati river corridor, Patan Durbar, Bungamati, Khokana, Swyambhunath temple are seen amazing from hiking. There are few different options to start or end this hiking. Drive to the south of Kathmandu (near Pharping) and end in Champadevi temple is the most popular. The trail passes through the forest which helps to feel cool in a hot day. The birds, wild animal and plants and vegetation would add the value of this hiking. There are no local houses in between, you are advised to carry some food and drinking water with you.
Champadevi Day Hiking
Offers a birds eye view to the Kathmmandu valley and Himalayan peaks to the North including (Manaslu Himalayan range, Gahesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishanker and Mt. Everest in a clear day.
After hiking about an hour you will arrive at a (tiny Bosan village) small hill. This traditional Tamang village reflects like a rural Nepal. After walking 15 min from this village You will be passing through a small Gumpa. After another 1:30 hr hiking you will arrive the best viewpoint. From here you have an option whether you would like to hike till the top or want to go down. There is a small shrine in the top of Champadevi where the local people visit on the occasion of Nepalese New Year. The fresh air, lush green forest, creeping birds are also the best offering from this hiking. The mountain views from Champadevi hill is much wider and beautiful compared to Nagarkot hiking.
Option 01: Pipal Bhanjang - Deurali - Champadevi temple (approx. 6 hrs).
Option 02: Pipal Bhanjang - Deurali- Bosan - Dudh Pokhara (approx 5 hrs)
Option 03: Pipal Bhanjang - Deurali - Champadevi temple- Puspalal Park (approx. 7 hrs)
The trail and people along Champadevi Day Hiking :
most of the trail will be passing through the lush green forest. The first part, you will enjoy the creeping birds, seasonal flowers and women carrying firewood and grass to their goat and cow. You may encounter children playing and asking chocolate, grazing goats, cattle’s and working people in the field. If you take option 02, you will be passing to Tamang village at Bosan.
We will provide good conditioned private vehicle with an experienced driver.
An English speaking guide with previous experience.
Local entrance will be included.
The winter morning drops down below zero and the summer would be around 10 degrees in the morning. We will provide you the average temperature while confirm the booking.
Booking and confirmation:
With advance deposit, the tour will be confirmed. The rest of the amount will be payable before the departure.
The best time:
October to April considered the best season. However, the weather condition can’t predict. The rainy season would have leaches through the trail.
You would require a warm clothing in a winter and normal T-Shirt is fine in summer. We will send you the clothing details when confirmed the booking.
What to bring/ wear:
hiking shoes, trouser, long short, sun hat, gloves, sun glass, hiking pole, bottle water, some chocolate, day pack, tissue paper, camera, umbrella or rain coat etc.
Not to forget:
You may encounter with wild animal and birds.
Pick up Time:
The pickup time varies as per the tour option. We will fix the time when we confirm the booking.
The major views are Mt. Everest, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, Numbur, Xisapangma, and many other small peaks. On the other side, amazing Kathmandu valley can be seen.
Road Condition and distance:
There is a good road condition to the starting point and pick up point after the hike end.
|No of Pax||2 pax||3-5||6 and above|
|Cost in US$
||75/ person||65/ person||55/ person|
Day hiking to Champadevi and night stay:
We offer a day hiking to Champadevi and staying over night at a hotel Green Eco Resort just in the base of Champadevi, Kirtipur. Our hotel has clean and comfortable room with amazing downtown view.
Note: There are no shops or any houses till the top of Champadevi. You should take a heavy breakfast before start and bring your own pack lunch or wait till late lunch. Hiking alone is not recommended.
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.