Champadevi Hiking

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Kathmandu - Kathmandu


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Trip Overview

Champadevi hiking is popular hiking option inside Kathmandu valley. Champadevi hill lies in the south west part of Kathmandu valley offers exciting views of Himalayan ranges to the north, bustling Kathmandu city surrounded by green hills and close to the nature in easy walking.

Champadevi hike is easy day hiking tour that starts after an hour drive from the center of Kathmandu valley on the way to famous Hindu goddess Dakhisnkali temple. The hiking starts from the Pharping, a beautiful settlement on the base of green hills. Champadevi hill hiking takes about 2 hours to reach at the top of Champadevi hill at 2285 m.  This hill has a small Buddhist and Hindu shrine.

Champadevi hill is famous for picnic and family gathering to escape the hustle and bustle life of crowded city. It offers an opportunity to be close to the nature in green forest with chilling fresh air and sightseeing in Nepal. You can enjoy the superb view of Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa Himalayas and landscape of other hills.

Champadevi hill hiking is the best way to be in nature and experience the countryside lifestyle of Nepalese people with a few hours without any difficulties. There are several optional routes for hiking down to go back to the city. We choose different route to hike down and will drive back to the hotel.

Hiking to the Champadevi hill possible all around the year. However spring and autumn season are best for hiking.

Champadevi Hiking Itinerary

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Day 1 : One Day Explore Champadevi

Champadevi is a popular hiking destination located in the southern part of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. The hike offers stunning views of the Himalayas, lush forests, and traditional Nepali villages. Here is a detailed itinerary for a Champadevi hiking trip:

  • Start early in the morning and take a taxi or local bus to Pharping, which is the starting point of the hike.
  • The hike begins with a steep uphill climb through a forested trail. The trail is well-marked and has several rest stops along the way.
  • After a few hours of hiking, you will reach the top of Champadevi Hill, which is the highest point of the hike at an elevation of 2285 meters. Here you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna.
  • Spend some time exploring the hilltop and taking pictures before starting the descent.
  • The descent takes around 2-3 hours and passes through traditional Nepali villages, terraced farmlands, and forests.
  • You will end the hike in the town of Kirtipur, where you can explore the narrow streets and ancient temples before taking a taxi or local bus back to Kathmandu.


  • Carry enough water and snacks for the hike.
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes and dress in layers.
  • Carry a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • It's a good idea to hire a guide or join a group tour for this hike, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area.

Duration: 1 day
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Distance: Approximately 10 km
Elevation gain: 1200 meters

Cost Includes

  • Pickup from Airport and Transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per Itinerary on BB basis (3 star category) on twin sharing
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder tour Guide
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in Itinerary
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Food (BLD) and Accommodation while travelling

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfares
  • Lunch and Dinner in main cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides or team members ( expected but not mandatory)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the itinerary

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Champadevi located?

Champadevi is a hill located in the southern part of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Champadevi Hiking

Champadevi is a popular hiking destination located in the southern part of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Here are some additional pieces of information about Champadevi hiking:


Champadevi is situated at an altitude of 2,278 meters and is located 16 kilometers away from Kathmandu city. It is part of the Shivapuri National Park.


The hike to Champadevi takes around 4-5 hours depending on your pace and fitness level. The trail is steep in some places and can be challenging for beginners.


The hiking trail starts from Pharping, which is located on the outskirts of Kathmandu. You can take a taxi or a public bus to reach Pharping.


The Champadevi hiking trail offers stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, Gauri Shankar, and Langtang. The trail passes through lush forests, traditional villages, and Buddhist monasteries.

Difficulty level:

The hike to Champadevi is considered moderate in difficulty level. However, it is important to have a good level of fitness to complete the hike.

Best time to visit:

The best time to go hiking in Champadevi is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons when the weather is clear and dry.


You need to obtain a Shivapuri National Park entry permit before starting the hike. You can obtain the permit at the Shivapuri National Park entrance gate in Budhanilkantha or at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu.

Safety tips:

Make sure to carry enough water and snacks for the hike. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. It is also recommended to hike with a guide or a group for safety reasons.

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