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Champa Devi Hiking

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Trip Code : DH/H-01
Destination : Champa Devi
Duration : 1 days
Grading : Easy grading info
Trip Route : Round the year

Champa Devi hiking is one of the most fascinating hiking tours around Kathmandu Valley. This is third highest-hill, situated at the elevation of 2278m and offers one of the best views of whole Kathmandu Valley. Champa Devi is renowned pilgrimage sites in the Hindu and Buddhist religions in Nepal. It is easy and short one-day hiking trip in the southern hill of Kathmandu Valley which offers you to discover Buddhist stupa and a Hindu shrine on the top of Champa Devi is quite mesmerizing. Champa Devi is an ideal place to have a short-day hiking and enjoy the wonder of natural scenario.

Additionally, Champa Devi also lets you get a wonderful opportunity to explore the countryside with dynamic traditional settlements and their unique culture and tradition. It is one of the best destinations to view beautiful eye-catching mountains range such as; Annapurna, Langtang, Mt. Everest, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishanker including Kathmandu Valley; Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. Champa Devi hiking allows you to enjoy the dramatic display of clear snow-capped Himalayas, which provides you an ideal feeling throughout your hiking. Beside this, you will get chances to witness blend forests of various flora with awesome views of the valley from the top of Champa device which is a really wonderful experience to have.

During the trail, you can also visit other historical places like Bagmati River, Pharping, and Khokana including panoramic Fulchoki hill on the right and Chandragiri on the left. Chandragiri is also regarded as one of the most beautiful and highest hills in the Kathmandu Valley. We will start our wonderful hike early in the morning after an hour drive to Pharping village and we will officially begin our hiking from Pharping through a lush pine forest. Around 2 and half hour’s pleasant hike takes you to the top of Champa Devi, a sacred site.

Short Itinerary:
6:45: Drive to Pharping
9:00 Hike from Pharping to Champadevi
12:00: Champadevi sightseeing

02:30: Drive Back to Kathmandu Hotel


  • Private tour is operated with a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Day 1 : Champa Devi Hiking

6:45 am: Drive to Pharping
 As you arrive at Kathmandu our representative guide will assist you at your hotel and will drive towards Pharping. Around 2 hours scenic drive takes you to the culturally prosperous and thriving Newari village, 16 km away from the Valley. Pharping is identified as a sacred site of Hinduism and Buddhism. After exploration of Pharping, we can have a breakfast.

9:00 am: Hike from Pharping to Champadevi
 After breakfast, we will officially begin our hiking towards Champ Devi through the beautiful pine forest with astonishing mountain views. Around 3 hours ascend hike take you to the top of Champa Devi, a sacred pilgrimage site. As you reach to the peak of Champa Devi, you will explore the Buddhist stupa and a Hindu shrine along with beautiful eye-catching views of mountain ranges including Annapurna, Langtang, Mt. Everest, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishanker including Kathmandu Valley; Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur.
12:00 pm: Champadevi sightseeing
 After your lunch, you will explore the Champa Devi and enjoy the surrounding. Top of the hill is enshrined with a sacred place where locals perform their rituals on an auspicious day. Leaving the summit, the trail plummets steeply down to the town of Champa Devi, which is thick with timberland and is rich in birds and wildlife.
02:30 pm, Drive Back to Kathmandu
After exploration of the Champa Devi, you will return back to Kathmandu via the historical Newar town called Kirtipur. As you reach to Kirtipur you can visit the traditional village of Newar and drive back to your hotel.

What's included

  •  Airport Pick up and Drop BY Private Vehicle.
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  •  Guide/ Other supporting Staff during the hike and necessary Equipment Insurance and ground transport for Staff.
  •  Airport Pick up and Drop BY Private Vehicle.
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  •  Guide/ Other supporting Staff during the hike and necessary Equipment Insurance and ground transport for Staff.
  •  Medicine kit.
  •  All Nepal Government Tax and Service Charge.
  •  All Ground Transportation Charge.

What's not included

  •  Drink bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes.
  •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  •  Client’s personal insurance.
  •  Personal Equipment.
  •  All personal expenses.
  •  Rescue charge.
  •  Tips, donations and Temple/ Monastery entry fee.


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Duration: 6 days

Client Reviews

2019 haben wir einen Nepaltrip mit Hari und sein Team verwirklicht. Hari hat uns im Vorfeld geführt, denn wir können zwar die Annapurna umrunden, aber auch möglichst viel in den Seitentälern wandern. Er hat für uns eine Route durch das Nhar-Phu-Tal und auch zum Tilicho-See aus dem und dem Krieg für uns genau richtig. Die Vorbereitung, die Umsetzung, die Kunst wie Hari auf unsere Wünsche Wünsche ist ist Krieg - wir Ebene mit Hari auf jeden Herbst eine weitere Tour.


Köln, Deutschland

In May 2019, my father and I, did a trekking in Mustang with Hari Kumar Khatri as a guide and the “Mannschaft”: Nabin, Biman, Shatiman and Harkha. The trekking lasted about 20 days and we basically always slept in tends: sometimes outside the houses of the villagers and sometimes in the middle of nowhere.
Unfortunately, especially in the southern part of the Upper Mustang, people are building many roads which are literally destroying the landscape. But thanks to the knowledge of Hari of this territory, we were able to avoid the majority of the roads consequently avoiding other tourists and the traffic.
Overall, the trekking was very well organized. I really appreciated the fact that we were able to adapt the itinerary according to our preferences even during the trekking! I must add that Hari is not only a good guide but also a great cook!
This was my second trek with Hari and once again I really enjoyed it and I would for sure recommend him as a guide to somebody interested in doing a trekking in Nepal.
Thank you Hari and the Mannschaft for the great trekking and happy moments!
Valentina and Reto



Wir (2Pers.) haben im Oktober/November 2019, mit Nabin als Guide, den Manaslu Trekk und das Tsum Valley gemacht. Organisation und Durchführung der Reise waren top.Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld mit Hari hat auch bestens geklappt. Es war ein unvergesslicher Urlaub und ich werde bestimmt nochmal nach Nepal kommen und dann auch wieder mit dieser Agentur unterwegs sein.
Liebe Grüße an das ganze Team




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