Champadevi Day Hiking - 1 Days

Champadevi Day Hiking - 1 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration1 Day
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude2278 m
  • ActivityHiking
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeSept to June
  • Discover the fascinating Champadevi Mountain, which rises to a height of about 2,285 meters and holds sacred significance for both Buddhists and Hindus.
  • Visit the charming village of Pharping, located just 30 minutes outside of Kathmandu, known for its cultural diversity and proximity to natural wonders.
  • Visit Tau Daha Lake, a serene area beloved by Newari, Tibetan Buddhist, Hindu, and Hariti believers and well-known for birdlife. 
  • Learn about the historic Dakshin Kali Temple, a Hindu holy place of pilgrimage, which is thought to reside in Pharping and bestow blessings on her followers.
  • Explore charming woodland footpaths that will lead you through pine trees and provide a peaceful connection to nature.
  • Enjoy stunning views of Kathmandu City's skyline against Tau Daha Lake and the far-off Himalayan peaks as a backdrop.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Holiday Tours Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Holiday Tours Nepal’s down jackets, t-shirts, and caps, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip introduction: A day hike to Champadevi Temple.

Champa Devi Mountain is situated toward the south of Kathmandu city and is one of the best hiking locations close to the Kathmandu valley. After leaving behind the village and monastery of Pharping the hiking endeavors the path through the foot trails of pinewood forest. During Champadevi Day Hiking almost all the walking is done along the edge due to which it offers the fantastic mountains perspectives along with a 2250 m perspective of the Kathmandu Valley. The birds can be seen taking off underneath the trails. The highest point of the mountain is a religious place and a holy site with the temple of Champadevi where local people perform their ceremonies on their auspicious days.

Pharping is a village which is 30 minutes outside of Kathmandu city limits and is encompassed by a lake called Tau Daha which is a frequent place to visit for bird watching. Newari and Tibetan Buddhist, Hindu, and Hariti worshipers take it as a holy place due to the ancient Dakshin Kali Temple said to be residing at Pharping in her holy blessings. Pharping is the gateway or the entrance to the holy pilgrimage of Hindus towards Dakshin Kali Temple which is one of the ancient temples of the kingdom of Nepal.

Champadevi Day Hiking is a simple and comfortable day walk in the southern mountain region of Kathmandu Valley. This short trekking tour begins in the morning with an hour's drive to the delightful village of Pharping which is 16 km south of Kathmandu, and lies on the way to Dakshinkali Temple.

This day hiking is held at the height of 2.285meters southwest of Kathmandu known as Champadevi Mountain which is said to be a forest and religious site of both Hindus and Buddhists boasting of this respected Buddhist Stupa and a Hindu Shrine of Champadevi. It is the pilgrimage site for Hindus on full moon day where they visit the temple of Champadevi located at the top of the mountain.

As we begin to climb the woodland trail on the north along the pine forest edge for 60 minutes and again the round bound towards the south taking an additional 3 hours of hiking to reach Champadevi Temple at the top of the mountain. In Champadevi Day Hiking there are enchanting woodland foot trails, breathtaking cityscape views of Tau Daha Lake and Kathmandu City along with joyful perspectives of focal Himalayan Ranges on the western side.

How does the Champadevi Hike Start and End?

The trip to Champadevi Mountain is a delightful tour that captures the essence of Nepal's natural beauty and cultural legacy. Pharping, with its tranquil surroundings and rich cultural tapestry, is an excellent place to begin. As you climb the mountain, the pine-scented trails take you through a terrain that evolves from lush forests to open vistas, gradually unveiling the breathtaking Himalayan picture.

The summit of Champadevi, where the Champadevi Temple stands as a tribute to Nepal's spiritual variety, is the trek's focal point. This sacred spot is significant to both Hindus and Buddhists, and it provides a calm space for introspection and reverence among spectacular views of Kathmandu Valley and the majestic peaks beyond.

As you descend from the mountain, you will get the opportunity to explore Pharping, a community rich in history and tradition. It's a place where ancient temples mingle with active local life, providing a culturally stimulating experience. The Champadevi Day Hiking journey concludes with cherished recollections of Nepal's breathtaking landscapes and rich spiritual and cultural legacy, whether retracing your steps or taking in the sights on the way back to Kathmandu.

What is the best season for the Champadevi day hike?

The Champadevi Day Hike can be done all around the year. However, the autumn and spring seasons are ideal for beginning on this tour. These times of year offer the best weather for exploring this breathtaking Himalayan Region. Autumn, from September to November, is often regarded as the best time to visit Nepal. You may expect bright skies and pleasant temperatures during this time, making it excellent for hiking, sightseeing, and experiencing Nepal's natural beauty. The surroundings are rich and vivid, and the mountain vistas are simply spectacular.

Spring, which is from March to May, is another fantastic option for a day hike to Champadevi. This season provides nice temperatures and beautiful skies. It's an excellent time to go hiking and see Nepal's diverse flora and fauna. Furthermore, spring provides opportunities to participate in traditional events such as Holi and the Nepali New Year, further expanding your cultural immersion.

Both seasons have their own attraction, and your choice will be determined by your interests and the activities you wish to participate in during your visit. Besides our program with standard Itineraries presented in websites, we also run and organize private or tailor-made itineraries to suit every interested individual. Feel free to contact Holiday Planner Nepal for any customization of itinerary during your stay in Nepal.

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Morning: Departure from Kathmandu to Pharping.

Begin your day in Kathmandu with an invigorating breakfast. Following that, a Trekking Planner Nepal representative will pick you up from your hotel or appointed place. Enjoy a picturesque journey from Kathmandu to the charming village of Pharping that is about 20km distance which takes about 50 minutes to an hour depending upon the traffic. 

Mid-Morning: Arrival in Pharping.

You'll have a quick stop in Pharping to prepare for your hike. Your guide will go through the itinerary with you and ensure you have all the necessary equipment and supplies. Prepare for your Champadevi Day Hike excursion.
Late-Morning to Early Afternoon: Champadevi Hike

Begin your climb to Champadevi Mountain by following well-marked pathways through pine trees with breathtaking views of the surrounding environment. At an elevation of approximately 2,280 meters, reach the Peak of Champadevi Mountain, where the Champadevi Temple is located. Explore the temple and its surroundings, taking in views of Kathmandu Valley and distant Himalayan peaks. Enjoy a picnic meal in the tranquil alpine surroundings.

Late Afternoon to Evening: Return to Kathmandu.

Bid farewell to Pharping and its cultural riches after descending from Champadevi Mountain. Begin your lovely drive back to Kathmandu, remembering your Champadevi Day Hike. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel or designated drop-off location.

    • The trip departs everyday around the year
    • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients
    • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers
    • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well
    • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients
    • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time.
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