Champadevi Day Hike - 1 Day

Kathmandu Valley with lake view from Champadevi

Trip Info

Trip Duration

1 Day

Max Altitude

2285 m



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Champadevi Day Hike Overview

Champadevi Hill is a famous hiking trail near and around Kathmandu Valley and one of the best destinations for a day trip. With a height of 2285 meters, this hill is the third tallest peak encircling the Kathmandu valley. 

Champadevi is named after the Champadevi temple which is devoted to Goddess Champa Devi, one of the various forms of Goddess Parvati or Durga. The sacred Hindu site is located at the top of the hill. It is said that it guards the valley against evils which is also called Champawati. 

This day hiking through lovely chilly alpine woods to Champadevi top provides a unique opportunity to see the entire Kathmandu Valley from a panoramic view. Not only can we see the Kathmandu valley, including Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur districts, but we can also get the sight of Kirtipur, Pharping village, and Dakshinkali Temple. Mountain peaks such as Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Gaurishankar, and Mt. Everest can all be seen from this hiking site. We will also enjoy fantastic views over the villages of Bungmati and Khokana, Patan Durbar Square, Lake Taudaha, and Swayambhunath Stupa. 

The Champadevi Hiking trails are well-managed and maintained that usually begin in Hattiban resort, which is 20 kilometers from the city. The journey is the best option for all-level hikers who are looking forward to getting away from Kathmandu's hustle and bustle in near proximity. 

Champadevi Day Hike Highlights

  • Wonderful hike to the third-highest hill station encircling the Kathmandu Valley 
  • A day full of peacefulness away from the city's hustle and bustle
  • Admire the breathtaking mountain and green hill vistas
  • Get a glimpse of villages like Bungmati and Khokana along with the Bagmati River, Patan Durbar Square, Taudaha Lake, and Swayambhunath Temple 

Best Time to do Champadevi Day Hike

Hiking in Champadevi is possible throughout the year. In fact, each season offers a variety of experiences that are unique and pleasing. However, the months of spring and autumn (March, April, May, September, October, and November) and December to early January are considered the best. The weather is clear, days are lovely and warm, mornings and evenings are cool, and the views of the mountains and surroundings are spectacular during these months. 

The hiking can be done in the monsoon months of June, July, August, and early September too. But, be ready for cloudy and rainy days with slick trails and obstructed views.

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Note: This expense includes bank charge of 4.5%

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Itinerary Details

1: Drive to Pharping & Hike to Champadevi Hill
2 Hours Return Drive & 5/6 Hours Walk
Max Altitude: 2285 M

We will pick you up at the hotel in the morning and drive for an hour to Pharping or the Hattiban Resort gate to start the hiking journey to the Champadevi Hill station. Once we take a short tea break in Pharping, we start walking along the trail through a lovely pine forest.  

The climb to the top of the ridge at 2285 meters will take two and a half hours. The majority of the trek is along the ridge, which provides a wonderful view of the Kathmandu valley and Himalayan range from Manaslu to the west and Gaurishankar to the east. We can also sight the mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, etc. 

After spending the needed amount of time at the summit, we will retrace the trail back to the Hattiban resort from where we will drive further to Kathmandu. 
If time allows, we will visit Taudaha Lake in the evening before making our way to Kathmandu.

The alternative route to Champadevi Hill:   Champadevi Hill via Chandragiri Route 

Champadevi Hiking via the Chandragiri route is a full-day hiking trip. Early in the morning, we drive to Thankot and take a cable car ride to reach the Chandragiri temple. We will take a stroll around the temple and start the 2-3 hours long hike with a gentle climb towards Bhasmasur Hill located at 2496 m. This hill also offers a great view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas. Then after one hour of climbing from Bhasmasur, we will reach the top of Champadevi Hill where we will pray in Champadevi Hill, enjoy the views, and eat our picnic lunch. 

Then, we hike to Hattiban Resort, which takes 1–2 hours and includes both downhill and uphill sections. From the resort, we drive back to the designated drop-off point in Kathmandu.

Meals: Lunch & Snacks

What is included / not included


  • Private Transportation (Kathmandu-Pharping-Kathmandu)
  • Experience English Speaking Hiking Guide
  • Mineral water during the tour
  • Lunch during the hike
  • Applicable government taxes


  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Personal expenses, Tips and etc.
  • Hiking gear
  • Travel, Medical insurance, and first aid kit
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion


Accommodations for Day Hike to Champadevi Kathmandu

Since day hikes are single-day trips, it doesn’t require accommodations so it is not included in the package. However, we offer 3-star category accommodation with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis. But the accommodation can be modified as per the traveler’s interest, budget and availability. Luxurious resorts, standard hotels to comfortable guesthouses, lodges, and homestays are available in Kathmandu.  

Meals for Day Hike to Champadevi Kathmandu

Generally, if the location we are hiking towards consists of restaurants or cafes then we will have our meals and tea/coffee in those local restaurants/cafes. But if the destination doesn’t have any restaurants then our guide will take a packed lunchbox both veg and non-veg as per the traveler's choice, and a water bottle with him/her. We will enjoy the hygienically packed lunch overlooking the mesmerizing scenery seen from the hilltop. 

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