Champadevi Day Hike - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 2285 Meters
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Whole Year

Once the trail gains elevation, panoramic views of snow peaks from Annapurna to Gaurishankar form a chain towards the northern horizon. A bird’s eye view of the valley along with a relaxing nature walk along forests and ridges keeps the charm to this trail. The forests are also ideal for bird watching and villages along the trail have a unique cultures.

Drive to Pharping (1 hr) then hike to Champadevi (3- 4 hrs) then hike back to Hattiban (2 hrs) then drive back to Kathmandu (half an hour)

Champadevi Day Hiking lies among the best one-day hiking around the Kathmandu valley. Located southwest of the valley, the trail offers spectacular mountain vistas with beautiful views of Kathmandu valley. The top of the trail is a sacred site for locals to perform rituals. The 6-7 hours hike passes through rhododendron forests that bloom wonderfully during spring.

After an early morning drive to Pharping, 16 kilometers south of Kathmandu, we commence our journey. Pharping itself is bountiful in pilgrimage sites which include the renowned Dakshinkali Temple. The trail takes passes through pine forests along the north ridge for about half-hour. Through trails along lush greenery, the route gradually ascends to Champadevi. The three hours nature walk is good for bird watching as well.

Situated at an elevation of 2285m, Champadevi’s pilgrimage site consists of a Buddhist Stupa and a Hindu Shrine. With excellent views of the mountain ranges, the quiet and calm of the place is a perfect retreat from the valley’s humdrum. The walk to Hattiban (Elephant Forest) takes around two hours. Hattiban situated between Dakshinkali Temple and Kirtipur offers a detailed view of Kathmandu Valley as well as some mountain ranges. The place is also popular for rock climbing.

Cost Includes
  • Private Vehicle to Pharping (hiking start point) from Kathmandu
  • English-speaking Hiking Guide (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Private Vehicle to Kathmandu from Hattiban (hiking endpoint) 
Departure Dates
Start:SaturdayFeb 24, 2024
End:SaturdayFeb 24, 2024
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Start:ThursdayFeb 29, 2024
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What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    Champadevi Day Hike with Green Valley Nepal Treks

    It was a lovely experience that I had recently with Green Valley Nepal Treks' Champadevi Day Hike. We were able to witness breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the Kathmandu Valley from Champadevi Hill, which we reached after hiking through lovely trees. We learned interesting facts about the area's flora and animals from the tour guide, who was polite and informed. Our vacation was safe and fun thanks to the experienced and helpful personnel at Green Valley Nepal Treks. In conclusion, anyone searching for a serene and beautiful climb close to Kathmandu should definitely check out the Champadevi Day climb with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    WatsonMarch 18, 2023United Kingdom
  • TripAdvisor

    Incredible Experience on Champadevi Day Hike with Green Valley Nepal

    With Green Valley Nepal Treks, I just went on the Champadevi Day Hike, and it was an incredible experience. The Champadevi Hill summit provided us with breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the Kathmandu Valley as we continued our journey through the lovely woods. Our educated tour guide shared with us some fascinating details about the local history and culture. Our stay was made comfortable and pleasurable by Green Valley Nepal Treks' kind and knowledgeable personnel. Overall, if you're looking for a short, beautiful climb with stunning views, I heartily suggest the Champadevi Day climb with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    DavisJanuary 27, 2023Germany
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