Champadevi Hike will be an enjoyable walk for any day hikers and age group with a superb view of the surrounding hills, villages, magnificent Himalayas, and also the Kathmandu valley from the top of the hillock, it will be an amazing sight to experience.
Champadevi hike will lead us to an elevation of 2278 meters with dense pine forest along with Buddhist and Hindu settlement areas, but the number of the household throughout the trail will be lesser as the area is a protected forest. It is just a 19 km distance from the main city of Kathmandu towards Pharping which is also one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage sites (cave of Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rimpoche).
Champadevi Day Hike is a short and easy day hike towards one of the stunning spots for the splendid view of Kathmandu valley with massif Himalayas in a relaxing way. This day hike around Kathmandu will help us explore the three districts of Kathmandu valley which includes Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur.
An easy-going hike around the Kathmandu hill is a penance journey towards the spiritual land for both Hindu and Buddhist followers. As Pharping the starting point is the centre for Buddhism due to Padmasambhava cave and far beyond one can experience the view of Dakshinkali temple, a very sacred Hindu pilgrimage destination. Further, the view of two holy rivers of Kathmandu valley which are Baghmati and Bishnumati is worth viewing.
Driving from Kathmandu for an hour will take us to the starting point of the Champadevi hill, passing by the Bagmati River; we will be able to have a scenic view of Khokana and Bungmati village which is an ancient settlement town of Newari community.
Further, we can enjoy the Pharping village and also the statue of Guru Rimpoche, Seshnarayan Cave, and Dakshinkali Temple. Hiking all the way to the Champadevi hill will take us to the topmost point for the mind-blowing view of the Kathmandu valley and also all through the trail praying flags can be seen hanging around to discard the negative power. Finally arriving at Champadevi hilltop, where we can have a view of the Champadevi Temple.
The trail is rich in flora and fauna; above all, it will be a unique experience to hike to the southern hill of the Kathmandu Valley till to the descending point until we meet our car.
If the above mention program is out of your interest, some of the popular short day hikes around Kathmandu can be Champadevi Day Hike, Namobuddha Day Hike Tour, Sundarijal Shivapuri Mulkharka Hike, Nagarkot Sunset View Hike Tour, Phulchowki Hill Day Hike are some to mention.