Situated at the southwestern side of Kathmandu Valley, Champadevi hiking is short, easy, and full of joy. If you want to go away from the bustling city life of Kathmandu and experience the lifestyle of the countryside in the sanctuary of a serene green environment, then this hike is perfect for you. Champadevi hike offers you a superb time visiting the countryside so close to the city with marvelous views of mountains towards the north side.
Champadevi hike starts in the morning, driving to the Pharping, on the way to the famous Dakshinkali Temple. It is said that Guru Ringponche (Padmasambhava) spent some time in Pharping doing meditation while going back to Tibet in the early 7th Century. You will explore the lush greenery with the authentic lifestyle of farm life. After hiking for about 2-3 hours, you will be on the ridge of Champadevi hill. Enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley from the top. Apart from it, observe the gorgeous mountains, including Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Jugal, and Dorge Lakpa. Return walking on the well-developed trail and drive back to the hotel with memories that last long.
Day 1 Hike to Champadevi
In the morning, we will pick you from the hotel and drive to Pharping for 1 hour. Start to hike to Champadevi hill, passing by Monasteries; walking through pine and rhododendron forests with prayer flags all around. Reaching the top of Champadevi hill, have lunch there with a fantastic view of mountains including Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Jugal and several others. Trek down to Machhegaon where you will take some rest. Our car will pick you from Machhegaon at around 4 PM and drive to the hotel.