Champa Devi Hike
Good whole day hike for adventure and cultural experience!
Trip Code: NTH02
Located to the south of Kathmandu, Champa Devi Hill is one of the best hiking hills in the valley rim. After a short drive to Pharping, you start hiking up, through the thin pine forest and then along the ridge that offers panoramic mountain view, with a bird’s eye view of the Kathmandu Valley. The raptors can be seen soaring below the trails. The summit is enshrined with a sacred shrine. From the summit, the trail descends steeply down through the dense forest, rich in bird’s and wildlife to return drive back to Kathmandu through the historic town of Kirtipur and university area, though this trail option is best natural but can be very tough due to the steepness, specially when its raining or not dry. Other option would be just retrace back to the same point and drive back.
Why do want to hike up there!
- Longest panoramic mountains view (Annapurna in the west to Gaurishankar in the east) beyond the valley
- Bird’s eye views of whole Kathmandu valley
- Scenic ridge and lively forest with Birds and other wildlife life
- Great walking experience, before your trip to Everest or Annapurna!
6-7 hours roughly but can be longer or even shorter for some people
Please NOTE that the duration mentioned is just a rough guide and can vary according to the individual and other reason. Some people even take shorter time and some has been found taking a longer time to finish this beautiful hike.
Just take it easy and enjoy it! You can do it for sure!
Departure TimeEvery Saturday and Sunday but you can take hike any day that is suitable for you the best!
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket
IncludedChampa Devi Hike
Champa Devi Hill