Champadevi Day Hiking

Duration: 1 Day

About Champadevi Day Hiking

Located on the south side of the Kathmandu Valley, Champadevi Hill is one of the best places to spend your day away from the busy city in the heart of nature. And it is only 19km away from the center of Kathmandu, Thamel. The hill is named after the local goddess, ‘Champadevi’ which is situated on the top of the hill at an altitude of 2285 M.

The hike to Champdevi Hill offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and various mountain ranges like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Gaurishankar, etc. For bird lovers as well, it is an ideal place to be. Just after 10-15 minutes of hiking, you will be welcomed by birds playing hide and seek around the trees. The pleasant-smelling lush mixed forest with the chirpings sound of the birds will make anyone forget the sweat and tiredness while walking up and down the trail. And not to forget the spectacular birds-eye views of the surrounding nature.

The hike starts from Pokeli, a small settlement situated 3km ahead of Pharping, and ends at Machhegaun after 4-5 hours of walk. Then you will drive to Kirtipur where you will have a delicious lunch in a traditional Newari restaurant. After lunch, a short visit around the ancient town of Kirtipur and drive to the hotel.

Highlights

  • A short and beautiful hike suitable for people who have limited time to experience and explore the natural beauty, and culture 
  • Stunning view of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan ranges like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal
  • Hiking through the quiet and peaceful trail of beautiful mixed forests 
  • A short visit to a historical town, Kirtipur
  • An ideal spot for bird lovers

Itinerary

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Day 01: Pick up from hotel and drive to Pokeli. Hike to Champadevi Temple then down to Machhegaun and drive to Kirtipur for lunch. And drive to hotel.

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 7 AM. After your breakfast, he/she will brief you about the program and drive you to Pokeli from where you will start the hike. Hiking through the quiet and beautiful forest you will pass by Hattiban resort and then finally to Champadevi Temple in 3 hrs. On the way, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley. After spending some time around the place, you will hike down to Machhegaun following the dense forest route, and drive to the ancient Newari town of Kirtipur for lunch and a short tour of the town as well. Then, your guide will drop you at your hotel and bid farewell.

  • Lunch
  • Champadevi
  • 2285 M
  • 4-5 hours

What’s Included

  • Hotel-Pokeli-Machhegaun-Hotel in a private vehicle.
  • Packed lunch with seasonal fruits on the day of hiking.
  • All entrance fees. i.e. Heritage sites and National Park.
  • Assistant guide if the group is over 6 people.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu except for the packed lunch on the day of hiking.
  • Tips for the guide, and assistant guide(Tipping is expected).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.