Buddhist monasteries in Pharpin
Countryside view on the outskirt of Kathmandu
Beautiful view of Kathmandu valley
“Let’s hike around to discover countryside with authentic traditional house, local culture, visiting the shrines and capturing the alluring views in our cameras for beautiful hiking memories.”
Champadevi hill is situated in the southern part of the kathmandu valley with an altitude of 2285 m. It is a popular pilgrimage sites in both Hindu and Buddhist religions. If you are in the valley somewhere near full moon day, it is consider auspicious to make an offering to Champadevi on the day.
Champadevi portrays a short and a bit challenging hike. We start in the morning after an hour drive to the Pharping village which is 25 km from the heart of Kathmandu. You will be welcomed with a landscape adorned by the buddhist monasteries. If you have time you must get down at Arya Tara Monastery for nuns run by the famous singing nun of Nepal called Aani Choying.
We set off our hiking expedition from Pharping village where you get to see traditional lifestyle of locals. Then we move through the trail that goes slowly uphill for about half an hour towards the north edge and then climb up more through the lush jungle to Champadevi. To reach the top of the hill it will take approximately four hours. You will get opportunity to see magnificent panorama view of Himalayas range like Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Mt. Jugal, Mt. Dorje Lakpa. The site offers splendid bird eye view of Kathmandu valley, Kirtipur City and Pharping village. Also you can observe Chandragiri hill on your right and Pulchowki Hill on your left.
You can visit holy site of Hindu shrine where locals perform their rituals on special occasion. We will stay there for a while appreciating the wonderful vistas from the ridge and taking pictures. There are numerous return routes. After an amazing trip, we descend steeply down and head down to the highway and drive back to Kathmandu.
- Day 01: Champa Devi Hike schedule
How to register?
- Choose your tour
- Fill up the enquiry form with your details.
- There will be limited seats for the hike. Prior payment will confirm your booking.
Payments can be made via:
Cash at doorstep service. Give us a call, mentioning your address and preferred time for payment. Let us know your location and time for payment and our express boy will arrive to collect your payment! Don’t forget to collect your receipt!
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- Express boy service for collecting Cash on doorstep
- Comfortable Pick and drop services
- Hiking passport
- Expenses of the well trained guides
- Professional and friendly tour lead
- Lunch/Refreshment during the hike
- Water bottle
- First aid service
- Park ticket costs if mentioned
What's not Included
- All the meals not listed in Inclusions
- Any expense on any items/services which are personal such as driver tips, medicines, toiletries, sun protection creams, snacks, calls, etc
- Any extra expenses incurred due to delays arising from bad weather conditions or any unanticipated or uncontrollable conditions
- Any medical expenses
- Any other expenses of any nature not included in the INCLUSIONS section
Most Common FAQs
- 1 . FAQ about Hike
Do you cancel tours?
We do cancellation of tour only if there is a political close announcement or protests. We do not cancel our tours if it rains or snows. We might consider cancellations if we expect a heavy thunderstorms or downpour. However, we will notify you in advance via email or by phone.
What are the essentials that I have pack and wear?
Normal hiking shoes with more traction to tackle the difficult downhill slopes of the valley is good for hiking.
A T-shirt and a pair of shorts or tights are enough during summers. In addition please bring your sunglasses and sunscreen to avoid from sunburn.
During winter, we recommend our clients to wear an extra layer besides to what they would normally wear.
- Comfortable Walking Shoes
- Comfortable activity clothes according to the weather
- Sunglasses/ Hat/ Headgear
- Water Bottle
- Anything you want to eat, chocolates etc
Is there water available on Hike?
We will carry our own bottles and fill up them. We advise that you carry your own water bottle to avoid purchasing plastic bottles. However there will be small tea houses on some locations of the trails selling mineral water bottles.
Is it possible to store belongings at the place we start?
Our pick up van will have the bag storage. However, we recommend you to take care of your belongings and not to store any valuable items in the bag storage.
Is it possible to take photos along the way?
Yes, you can bring your camera to take the pictures. The hike guide will also take pictures along the trails. You can ask your guide if there is a definite place you would like to take picture. Later the pictures captured by our guide will be sent to you via email.
Do you have pick up service?
We offer for our private tours an optional hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be on or close to the tour route. Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment.
What is booking and payment procedure?
All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website or you could pay at the local registration places mentioned on the guide.
How long does the hike take?
It depends on the length of the hike (how many kilometres / miles) you choose. This information is available in the tour description.
Is there any age limit for the hike?
It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are fit enough to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.
In what language the hike be?
Tour will be guided in English and Nepali.
What is the cancellation policy?
Last minute cancellations are non refundable.Your booking is confirmed once you make the payment.
Terms and Conditions
Medical insurance not covered
Any changes for the trip will be informed