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Trip Duration : 1 Day
Champadevi is a high hill to the south west hill of Kathmandu valley. This is a one of the best hiking around the valley to observe the Kathmandu valley and Himalayas to the North (Manaslu Himalayan range, Gahesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishanker and Mt. Everest to the east in a clear day.)
After a 30m drive to the lap of hill, the hiking starts from Lanagol with steep walking. The hiking can be bit slippery in a wet day but offers a wide range of Himalaya. As the trail hikes the view seems amazing. The bird eye view of the valley, the Bagmati River, monkey temple, Patan durbar square, Bungamati and Khokana can be pointed from the route. After hiking 1:00hr, you will arrive at a small tiny Bosan village (Pass). The houses are traditional and old type with cultural Tamang people. You will be passing through a small Gumpa and prayer flags around.
After walking about 1:30 hr you will see wider range of the view. The view is better from here and you will have an option whether you would like to complete to the top or start going down. Once you arrive to the top, there is small shrine where Hindu and Buddhist people visit in different time of the year. The local people from Kirtipur and Kathmandu visit this hill and Champadevi temple in Nepalese New Year.
This is a pure nature hiking with fresh air and cultural people on the way. The mountain views from Champadevi hill is much wider and beautiful compared to Nagarkot. Once you arrive to the top, we can enjoy the view, have some pack lunch, and then we will hike down to Kritipur where our car will be waiting.
The trail and people: While hiking from Champadevi, most of the trail will be passing through the lush green forest. The first part, you will enjoy the creeping birds, seasonal flowers and women carrying firewood and grass to their goat. There could have a children playing and asking chocolate, grazing goats, cattle's and working people in the field.
Highlights of this Trip
Departure Time: 5:00am (approximately)
Trip Start: Early morning from Kathmandu
Trip Type: Driving and hiking
Transportation: By car/ van
Altitude: 1450m – 2285m
- Bird eye view of Kathmandu valley
- Pure nature walk
- Champadevi temple visit
- Beautiful Mountain Views
- Birds and seasonal flower
- Tibetan monastery on the way.
Itinerary - Champadevi Hiking
1. Pick up from Hotel
Your guide will pick you up (5:00 am approximately). Early in the morning from your hotel. Drive to starting point (Lanagol) about 30 min.
The sunrise time, please check us when you confirm your hiking. You can enjoy sunrise while hiking. It is not require to arrive some view point as the hiking trail is facing to east.
3. Hike to Champadevi
The hike will start with the Kathmandu view on the back drop passing a small village. After a 45m walking you will arrive a nice view point. Take some rest, click some picture and continue to the destination. After about 1:30 hr walking you will arrive at another view point. Take a break and enjoy some snacks. Push up (45m) for the last destination or if you feel enough you can start going down.
4. Return to Kathmandu
Your return to Kathmandu will depend on your walking pace. If you are an average hiker, you will be back to Kathmandu around 2-3 pm.
Package Cost Includes - Champadevi Hiking
• English speaking hiking guide.
• Late lunch will be provided in the local restaurant.
• Transport by private Jeep/ car.
Package Cost Excludes -Champadevi Hiking
• You are advice to bring your dry breakfast with you.
• Tipping to driver and guide.
• All the expenses in Kathmandu
• All other expenses except mention in the include section.
Trip Notes -Champadevi Hiking
Please bring with you: bottle of Water, gum, chocolate, biscuit, sunglass, sunhat, sun cream, camera, trekking pole, and mask to avoid dust.
Clothing's: Summer/ rainy (June to September): The morning temperature can be around 10-15 and in the afternoon could be up to 30-35 in Champadevi. You can wear a long shirt, trouser and fleece jacket in the morning and walking shoes, raincoat or umbrella.
Winter (October to February): The morning temperature can be around (-5 to 5) and in the afternoon could be up to (15 to 20) in Champadevi. You can wear a long shirt, warm jacket, trouser, thermal trouser, woolen cap, gloves, walking shoes.
Spring (March to May): The morning temperature can be around 10 in Champadevi. After sun shine, the temperature goes up to 25 degree. You can wear a long shirt, trouser and fleece jacket in the morning and walking shoes.