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Champadevi Hiking in Kathmandu

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Fact of Hiking Around Kathmandu Valley

Duration: 1 Day

Activities: Hiking, Panoramic view of Himalayan range, View of Kathmandu valley

Best Season: Any time except rainy season

Hiking Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Tour Start: Kathmandu

Hiking Start: Pharphing

Tour Ends: Kathmandu

Coast :     60USD

Champadevi Hiking is an an hour drive followed by 3-4 hour hike (a day hike) to the religious Champadevi Shrine and nearest hill station offering panoramic mountain view of Langtang, Gaurishankar, Jugal range. The trail covers the historical important sites such as Pharping, a wide Newari and Tibetan inhabitant community.

Hiking to Champadevi goes through Kirtipur and Chobhar to start off the hike at Pharping. Kirtipur (Kirti: glory; Pur: City), the city of glory is the ancient prime spot for Newari culture at 5 kilometers distance where we can drop by to have breakfast or snacks later. Chobhar itself is famous for Manjushree Park. According to the mythology, Manjushree cut open the mountain to drain the water from Kathmandu Valley as he saw the lotus arising light from the center of lake.

From Pharping, Champadevi Temple is 3-4 hour mild hike through dense pine forest and local Newari community. On reaching the top, you’ll see the Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the top of the hill. Champa devi hiking trail is widely famous among the ones who have limited time in Kathmandu or looking for pleasured hike with friends, family and kids.

Our 1 day Champadevi day tour or hike starts from Pharphing. A small village located on southern part of Kathmandu Valley. To reach Pharping, we arrange the private car service and assist your hike with an experienced local guide. At option, the bus can be taken from Ratnapark Bus Park to Pharping and takes an hour for 20 kilometers journey. This route is also famous for cycling but the air pollution, traffic and unfriendly road network makes it complicated at times.

Highlights of the Trip:

  • Champadevi Altitute: 2278m,
  • Panoramic Mountain View of Langtang, Gaurishankar, Jugal Range
  • Historical and culturally important sites Kirtipur, Chobhar, Pharping
  • Hindu Shrines of Champadevi and Buddhist Monastery at Hill Top

Champa Devi Hiking Outline

  • Hotel Pick up
  • Breakfast at Chobhar or Taudaha on the way to Pharping
  • 3-4 hours Hike from Pharping to Champadevi
  • 2-3 Hours downhill from Champadevi
  • Stop by at Kirtipur for Newari Lunch

7AM: Our guide will pick you from your hotel or gather location and give a brief overview of the hike and sites covered throughout the journey. We will take a private car to Pharping stopping at Chovar for a tea to sightseeing the Chobhar gorge.

9 AM: On reaching Pharping, we take off our hiking steep uphill through pine hill forest. Besides the forest also offers few Kafal (Bayberry). It should take us 3-4 hours to reach uphill to Champadevi Temple, Hindu Shrine and Buddhist Monastery.

1 PM: Spending ample amount of time in the hill top, we descend downhill to Pharping within 2-3 hours.

3 PM: Driving back to Kathmandu, we can stop by at Kirtipur for Newari snacks or dinner before dropping you to your location.

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