Champadevi Day Hiking

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  • Total Duration:1 days
  • Best Time:Around the year
  • Max Elevation:2250 m
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Max Elevation:2250 m
  • Total Duration:1 days
  • Best Time:Around the year
  • Start & End:Kathmandu
  • Per Day Walking:about 5 hrs walk
  • Meals:Pack lunch included
  • Transportation:Private vehicles

Champa Devi Mountain is situated toward the south of Kathmandu city and is one of the best locations for hiking which is 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 the 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 with a lake called Tau Daha which is a frequent place of 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 who 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 drive to the delightful village of Pharping which is 16 km south of Kathmandu, lies in 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 Buddhist 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 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.

" We have been trekking once with Dipak when he was our guide on two tailor-made treks in the Nepal regions of Annapurna and Everest. We had booked these treks through an agency, and we were so impressed with Dipak’s work that we stayed in contact with him. Two years later we went on a third trek..."
Norma Sherratt & Chris Sherratt ,Bristol, UK
“Everest Base Camp Trek & Jungle Safari in Chitwan” We researched many companies to book our EBC trek and after exchanged e-mails with Dipak he helped plan our EBC trek, tour in Kathmandu and Jungle Safari in Chitwan in a professional, helpful and organized manner. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted at the airport with a friendly, warm welcome from Dipak and he helped settle us in at our hotel and took us out for a traditional Nepalese meal as well as organizing a day tour with guide of Kathmandu. Dipak's organization of our EBC trek was wonderful and the guide he supplied on the trek was informative, friendly and very organized in looking after us, making sure we had enough food, tea, and a decent bed for the night after a long day walking. The trek was beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We went back to Kathmandu after the trek was finished and Dipak greeted us and hear about our adventure and keep us informed about our next part of the trip - Jungle Safari in Chitwan. We stayed in Chitwan National Park for 4 nights 3 days and stayed at a lovely lodge by the river just outside the town. We went on Elephant safari, Jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing, traditional evening performance and much needed relaxing after our EBC trek. We had lovely accommodation and by the river and very helpful staff who looked after our every need. It was our first visit to Nepal and Dipak made our trip hassle free, organized and all with a warm welcome which meant we could enjoy our trek to the fullest. I would recommend Dipak and Trekking Planner services and I myself would love to return to complete some Annapurna trekking in the future and will be using Trekking Planner Nepal to do so. Many thanks for such a brilliant holiday of a lifetime! Lauren Connors Visited November 2014
We had a good trip in Nepal last year on part of the Annapurna circuit, the Jomsom trek, with Dipak as our guide. His experience and knowledge of the area are second to none and when we return to Nepal we will certainly be contacting him again. We received a first-class, personal service and, remarks from other visitors we met in various tea houses who had booked with other trekking companies, were that our package was superior to theirs. For a reliable service and interesting trek, we strongly recommend this guide and his team.
Lynne & Patrick Ward-Booth Essex,England
There are no words that can adequately describe the experience we had on the Everest View Trek (Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, the Dudh Kosi River and all the places in between). The word "Awesome" falls considerably short in describing our experience. My wife and I were recently married and from our first date, we both had always wanted to trek in the Himalayas. Deepak was the catalyst that made our Trek one of the tremendous experiences of our lives. He was knowledgeable about the mountains and the cultures. He is also a very enjoyable person to be with. And that in and of itself is extremely important if you plan any type of extended Trek. My wife and I were lucky we had the chance to have Deeps as our guide. We still keep in contact with Deeps and have recommended him to friends. Our hope is to someday get back to Nepal, and when we do, there is only one person I would want for our guide.
Mike and Molly ,USA

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