Champadevi Hike

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Champadevi, Kirtipur, Nepal
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1 Day Full

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people



About this tour

The Champadevi Hike is an invigorating trekking experience nestled within the captivating landscapes of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Rising to an elevation of approximately 2,278 meters (7,474 feet), Champadevi Hill offers a picturesque journey that blends natural beauty, cultural exploration, and panoramic vistas.

The hike starts from the historic town of Pharping, and as you ascend, you’ll traverse lush forests, meandering trails, and charming villages. At the summit, a rewarding panorama awaits, showcasing sweeping views of the Himalayan ranges, the Kathmandu Valley, and the surrounding hills.

Champadevi is also renowned for its spiritual significance. At the hilltop, you’ll find a revered Buddhist stupa and a Hindu shrine, making it a destination of both natural and cultural allure. The hike not only provides a rejuvenating escape but also offers opportunities for birdwatching, photography, and a chance to connect with the local way of life.

With its accessibility from Kathmandu and its relatively moderate difficulty level, the Champadevi Hike is a popular choice for those seeking a day of adventure and exploration. Whether you’re an avid trekker or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, the Champadevi Hike promises an unforgettable journey through Nepal’s natural and cultural riches.

Essential Tips for a Successful Champadevi Hike

  • Plan your hike during the post-monsoon (September to November) or pre-monsoon (March to May) seasons when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear.
  • Always check the weather forecast before starting your hike to ensure safe conditions.
  • Carry only the essentials such as water, snacks, a first aid kit, sunscreen, a hat, and a rain jacket. Keep your backpack lightweight.
  • Opt for comfortable hiking shoes with good grip, layered clothing, and sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.
  • Carry sufficient water and stay hydrated throughout the hike, especially during warmer months.
  • Begin your hike early in the morning to avoid the midday heat and to have ample time to complete the hike comfortably.
  • Stick to the marked trail and avoid taking shortcuts. Following the trail ensures safety and helps in preserving the environment.
  • Take breaks and allow your body to acclimate to the altitude. Be mindful of altitude sickness symptoms.
  • Pack energy-boosting snacks like nuts, energy bars, and fruits to keep your energy levels up during the hike.
  • If you encounter any religious or cultural sites along the way, be respectful and follow local customs.
  • Keep your phone charged and carry a portable charger in case of emergencies.
  • Let a friend or family member know about your hiking plans, including your expected return time.
  • Ensure you are in good physical condition for the hike. Champadevi is a moderately challenging hike, so being prepared will make the experience more enjoyable.
  • Apply sunscreen and wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun’s UV rays, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Practice responsible hiking by not littering and respecting the environment. Carry your trash back with you.


  • Experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley, the Himalayas, and surrounding hills from the summit of Champadevi Hill.
  • Encounter cultural diversity as you pass through local villages and monasteries, gaining insights into the traditional way of life.
  • Visit the revered Buddhist stupa and Hindu shrine at the summit, immersing yourself in the spiritual atmosphere and learning about the local religious practices.
  • Traverse through lush forests, meadows, and diverse flora, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the trail.
  • Champadevi is a haven for birdwatchers, offering opportunities to spot various avian species amid the picturesque surroundings.
  • Capture stunning landscape shots, close-ups of religious monuments, and candid moments of local life, making it a paradise for photographers.
  • Champadevi is conveniently located near Kathmandu, making it an ideal choice for a day hike or a quick escape from the city.
  • The hike is suitable for both beginners and experienced hikers, offering a moderate challenge with well-maintained trails.
  • Relish local Nepali cuisine at tea houses or eateries along the trail, providing a chance to savor authentic flavors.
  • Enjoy the tranquility of nature, the serene environment, and the peaceful ambiance that the hike offers.
  • Champadevi Hill can be hiked in a day, making it a perfect option for a day trip from Kathmandu.
  • Engage with friendly locals along the way, sharing stories and experiences, and gaining insights into their culture.


  • Lunch from the Teahouses menu during the Hike.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill etc
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Tips to your Guide. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.


  • Early morning departure from Kathmandu to Pharping (about 1 hour by local bus).
  • Start the hike from Pharping, following the well-marked trail towards Champadevi.
  • Ascend through lush forests, passing monasteries and villages along the way.
  • Reach the summit of Champadevi Hill and enjoy the panoramic views.
  • Lunch on the way at the local place.
  • Spend time at the summit, exploring the stupa and shrine.
  • Begin the descent back to Pharping or Kirtipur.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu in the evening.


1 Day



Frequently asked questions

The duration of the hike varies based on your pace and the amount of time you spend at the summit. On average, the hike can take around 4 to 6 hours, including breaks.

Pack essentials such as water, snacks, a first aid kit, sunscreen, a hat, a rain jacket, and a camera. Wear comfortable hiking shoes with good grip.

Since Champadevi is usually hiked in a day, accommodations along the trail are not necessary. However, you can find tea houses or small eateries for refreshments.

While a guide is not mandatory, having a local guide can enhance your experience by providing insights, ensuring safety, and navigating the trail.

The hike is considered moderate and suitable for both beginners and experienced hikers. The trail can be steep in some sections, but it's manageable for individuals with reasonable fitness levels.

The best time for the hike is during the post-monsoon (September to November) and pre-monsoon (March to May) seasons when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

The starting point of the hike is usually in the town of Pharping, which is about a 1-hour drive from Kathmandu. You can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Pharping.

Tour's Location

Champadevi, Kirtipur, Nepal


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