Overview

Champadevi is one of the most beautiful and grandest hills located at a height of 2285 meter, southwest to Kathmandu. It is a standout amongst the most prominent pilgrimage sites to the Hindu and Buddhist followers. The location is considered as a perfect fit for simple, short, and pleasant hiking trips (usually one day) for all those individuals with limited time availability for a full trek. This hike gives you a chance to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Nepal without having to travel too far outside Kathmandu. Strolling through the lavish pine woods on the well-created trail is an extremely magnificent experience.

The hike to Champadevi starts from Thamel. The climb begins following an hour drive to Bhanjyang. From there, the hiking starts as you pass through Hattiban Resort walking along forested trail all the way to the top of Champadevi Hill. The hike begins as you walk through forested trails filled with interesting wildlife spread along the entire trail. It will take approx. 2 to 3 hours to reach the highest point of the edge. A large portion of the walk is along the edge/ridge and offers a fabulous birds-eye perspective over the Kathmandu Valley. Also, from the hill-top one gets beautiful view of the lush hills and distant view of mountain ranges on a clear day. Afterward, we hike downhill back to Bhanjyang. The trip ends with us driving back to Thamel. This is a one day short trip suitable for people who want an alternative to trekking in the Himalaya but still want the experience of hiking through the lush hills of Nepal. You can hike through Champadevi any month of the year. But, we recommend you skip the monsoon months as the rain might keep the trail wet and slippery.

For this short trip and any other trips and tours around Nepal, Eternal Himalaya is the best option for travelers. We will help you organize your trip accordingly to your availability, and take care of logistics. We also have experienced guides who will help you along your trips. For more information, please contact us.

Highlights

  • Complete the hike up the beautiful hill of Champadevi in a day
  • Get amazing view of the valleys, surrounding hills, and distant view of Langtang Mountain Range
  • Experience the religious significance of Champadevi

Itinerary

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Day 1:Champadevi Hiking

A private vehicle (car/ van) will pick you up at Thamel. It takes almost 45-60 minutes from Thamel to reach the starting point of the hike, Bhanjyang. After walking for 30 minutes you will reach Hattiban Resort. From there, it will take approximately 3 hours of uphill hiking to reach the hill top of Champadevi. The trail heads towards the northern edge and rises further through a forested trail to the great Champadevi Hill. At the hill top, you can find an open shrine of Champadevi. There is a Buddhist monastery in the vicinity of the Champadevi Temple. You also get distant view of Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Jugal Mountain Ranges. On the right side of the hill you can see Phulchowki hill and on your left is the Chandragiri Hill which is the highest hill point around the capital. If you want to continue the hike then, you can also go all the way up to Bhasmasur Hill which is much higher than the Champadevi. Afterwards when you are leaving the hilltop, the trail descends steeply down to Puspalal Park. After you make you way down the hill, a private van/car will drive you be back to Kathmandu.

    Cost Details

    • Private transportation to day hike starting and ending to Kathmandu
    • lunch during the hike
    • English Speaking tour guide
    • Heritage entrance fees
    • Any personal expenses