Champadevi Day Hike

  • From your hotel stay
  • 7 AM
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • 2285 metres
  • Easy
  • Pharping/Champadevi


Champadevi Hill is a popular hiking destination located near Kathmandu Valley and is considered one of the best options for a day trip. With a height of 2285 meters, it is the third tallest peak surrounding the Kathmandu valley. The hill is named after the Champadevi temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Champa Devi, a form of Goddess Parvati or Durga. The temple is located at the top of the hill, said to guard the valley against evils, also known as Champawati.

This day hike through beautiful alpine woods to the top of Champadevi offers a unique opportunity to see the entire Kathmandu Valley from a panoramic view. From the summit, one can see the districts of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur, as well as the towns of Kirtipur, Pharping village, and Dakshinkali Temple. Additionally, various mountain peaks including Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Gaurishankar, and Mt. Everest can also be seen from this hiking site. Along the way, you will also enjoy fantastic views of the villages of Bungmati and Khokana, Patan Durbar Square, Lake Taudaha, and Swayambhunath Stupa.

The hiking trails at Champadevi are well-maintained and typically begin at the Hattiban resort, which is 20 kilometers from the city. This journey is suitable for hikers of all skill levels, who are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and want to explore nature in close proximity.

Highlights of Champadevi Day Hike

  • A fantastic hike to the third-highest peak surrounding the Kathmandu Valley
  • A day filled with serenity and tranquility, away from the city's noise and chaos
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and lush green hills
  • Get a glimpse of charming villages such as Bungmati and Khokana, the Bagmati River, the historic Patan Durbar Square, Taudaha Lake, and the sacred Swayambhunath Temple.


The pickup time is scheduled around 7:00 AM. The journey from Kathmandu to Pharping takes around an hour, during which you can enjoy the scenic views of greenery along the way.

Hike From Pharping to Champadevi and ends at Bosan (15 km approx / 5-6 hrs)
From Pharping village and monastery, the trail leads through a lush pine forest. It takes approximately 2 and a half hours to reach the top of the ridge. The majority of the hike is along the ridge, offering a fantastic bird's eye view of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan range, from Manaslu to the west and Gaurishankar to the east. The trail is also a great spot for birdwatching, with opportunities to spot soaring raptors. The summit of the hill is a sacred site where locals perform rituals on auspicious days. From the top, you can take in stunning views of Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Jugal, Dorje Lakpa and other snow-capped mountains. On your way down, the trail descends steeply to the village of Champa Devi, passing through a dense forest teeming with birds and other wildlife. Finally descending a steep and seemingly endless stone staircase down to the village of Bosan from where we drive back to Kathmandu.

Drive Back To Kathmandu(1 hour drive / 20km approx)



  • 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

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Champadevi Day Hike
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