Champadevi is one of the most beautiful and grandest hills located at a height of 2285 meters, southwest of Kathmandu. It is a standout amongst the most prominent pilgrimage sites for the Hindu and Buddhist followers. The location is considered 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's drive to Bhanjyang. From there, the hiking starts as you pass through Hattiban Resort walking along a 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 hilltop one gets a beautiful view of the lush hills and distant view of mountain ranges on a clear day. Afterwards, 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 Himalayas 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 travellers. 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.