Champa Devi Hike


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Champa Devi Hike

Champa Devi Hike Summary

    1. Hike duration: 6-7 Hours [Single day tour]
    2. Hiking Difficulty: Easy Walk
    3. Champa Devi Hill Altitude: 2,278 meters / 7,474 feet
    4. Group Size: 1 – 14 People
    5. Best time to hike: All months (except July and August)
    6. Transportation: Car / Van

Champa Devi Hike is a popular hiking destination in Nepal, located near Kathmandu Valley. It is a beautiful hill situated at an altitude of 2,278m above sea level that offers stunning views of the Himalayan range, including peaks like Langtang, Ganesh, and Everest on a clear day.

Traveler’s can reach at Champa Devi hill taking a short drive from Kathmandu to Hattiban Resort, which is the starting point of the hike. From there, you’ll begin your ascent up the hill top at Champa Devi temple passes through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, providing a scenic experience.

Hike to Champa Devi hill typically takes around 4-6 hours to reach the summit, depending on your pace and fitness level. Along the way, you may encounter small tea shops where you can take a short break and enjoy some refreshments.

At the top, there is a small temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Champa Devi. Many locals visit this temple to offer prayers and seek blessings. Likewise, the panoramic views from the summit are breathtaking, with the Kathmandu Valley spread out below you.

It’s important to carry essentials such as water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable hiking shoes. The weather can be unpredictable, so it’s advisable to check the forecast and dress accordingly and hire us as your local Guide to ensure safety and more enriching experience.

Champa Devi trek is a fantastic option for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a day hike in the tranquil hills near Kathmandu.

Champa Devi Hike Itinerary.

Meet and greets you at your hotel and our private vehicle will drop you at the Hattiban Resort at the trek starting point for hike to Champa Devi hill. Likewise, Bhasmasur Danda is indeed a popular place (2-3 hours additional) near Champadevi hill top to get panoramic views of the mountain range and the Kathmandu Valley.

Champadevi hike cost

It is located at an elevation of approximately 2,495 meters (8,186 feet) and offers stunning vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Many hikers and nature enthusiasts visit Bhasmasur Danda to witness the majestic Himalayas and enjoy the beauty of the Kathmandu Valley from a higher vantage point.

A professional guide will be accompanying your hike as well as a packed lunch will be served. Make sure rubbish disposal is at the proper place and does not hurt animals and always hike within the group as possible because of an isolated forest trail.

Reaching the highest point of Bhasmasur Danda at 2,495m, Travelers can observe the panoramic mountain views as well as the entire Kathmandu valley. A religious attraction at the hilltop called Champa Devi temple where you can visit and worship.

Open the packed Lunch as you have been taken from your hotel, have lunch, make photoshoots, and have fun. We will descend from Champa Devi temple hiking before 4:00 pm roughly. Depends upon the month you travel because, in the wintertime, the trail gets frozen and takes longer than usual. If we have extra time, we can explore the hilltop and drive out to Kathmandu. Tour ends.

Champa Devi Hill and Bhasmasur Danda Facts

Hiking Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Maximum Height at Champa Devi: 2,278m / 7,474 feet
Maximum Height at Bhasmasur Danda: 2,495m / 8,186 feet
Hiking Type: Private Day Tour.
Grade: Easy to Moderate Difficulty.
Champa Devi Location: Pharping (located near by Dakshinkali Temple)
The best time for hike: From January to May and from early September to December.
Best Mountains View: Manaslu (8,165m), Ganesh Himal (7,446m), Langtang Lirung (7,245m), Gauri Shankar, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa, and Champadevi Temple.

Champa Devi Hike Day Tour Cost Includes:-

  • AC private car transfer both ways (from your hotel in Thamel to the Hattiban Resort and return).
  • A professional license-holder Tourist guide while on your private day tour.
  • Government of NEPAL Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
  • Hiking completion certificate, you keep as a souvenir.

What’s not included on Champa Devi Hiking package tour price:-

  • All meals, drinks, and travel insurance.
  • Gratuities for guide and driver [Tipping is a culture, so they expect highly]

Champa Devi Hike day tour highlights

  • Discover the high mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Range.
  • The total length of the hike from the Hattiban resort to Champa Devi – Bhasmasur Danda and back to Hattiban resort round trip is 12.6 to 15 km.
  • Impressive views of Kathmandu city, Pharping village, and Lalitpur Town…etc.
  • Pure Nature walk through the mixed forest

Things to know before your Champa Devi Hike:

Although the distance from Tourist town Thamel to Pharping – Hattiban resort is about 19.3 km and takes roughly 1 hour drive by a private car. And hiking hours are estimated at 6-7 hours with a normal pace. Likewise, there are some important this to know before your hikes.

  • Stay always together within a group so, the slowest hiker near the front keeps your group together.
  • Keep Track of Your Time and Distance.
  • Be courteous and cautious of others out on the trails.
  • Know your limits and pay attention to how you are feeling when on the trail.
  • Use long trousers to save from sharp grasses and thorns.
  • Hiking can drain your energy quickly, so eat snacks, fruits and drink water as they are essential things to carry.
  • Be careful with time and watch where you are walking, especially in slippery areas or near cliffs.

Departure & Return Departure Point:

Have in mind that we pick up all the travelers from inside the ring road. They are at your location such as in Thamel, Lazimpat, Darbar Marg, Patan…etc.

What To expect on Champa Devi Hill day hiking?

When hiking on Champa Devi Hill, you can expect the Varied hiking experience, friendly encounters, respect for nature and Opportunities for interaction. Hike to Champa Devi is a popular hiking spot, you may come across hikers from different parts of Nepal and even from around the world.

It presents a chance to meet people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, fostering a sense of connection and shared adventure. You can also expect a friendly and inclusive atmosphere among hikers, where everyone is united by a shared love for nature and a desire to explore the beautiful surroundings of Champa Devi Hill.

Hiking into the hill stations are a pure nature walks into the wild where we have more chances to see wild animals. Recorded wildlife in this territory multiple species of Bird’s, Butterflies, Monkey’s, tigers and leopards…etc.

Additional Information (TIPS AND TRICKS)

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
a wheelchair is not accessible entire the tours.
A maximum of 25 people per booking
Travelers with back pain are okay but not recommended for pregnant, and very old travelers.
It’s a private tour/activity.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel a minimum of 24 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Champa Devi Hiking Traveler’s Review

Best Hike to Fulchowki But Long Day

April 9, 2022

I and two other friends hiked to Fulchowki forest hill and I really enjoyed my stay at Hilltop and Godavari Garden. Ammar the agency owner arranged everything like private transportation go and back, a packed lunch, and a hiking Guide from Kathmandu.

They are nice, friendly and really service-oriented people. The place is an escape from the usual city life as I was able to enjoy nature. The steps kept me on track with my fitness goals! Early April was also a perfect time because it’s not too hot and not too cold. I hope to come back again in the future 🙂

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Lea Schreiner, Freiburg, Germany

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Lea for your time to review us for your hike at Phulchowki hill.

A full day hiking to Phulchowki Hill

March 27, 2022

The staff at this place was incredibly friendly and always responsive, ensuring we were well taken care of throughout our visit. Though the transportation was non-AC, it didn’t pose any issue as we traveled in early March 2022 when the weather was pleasant. Our guide, Ram, was not only super friendly but also shared captivating stories, including one about a ghost that intrigued us.

To top it off, we managed to squeeze in a visit to the beautiful Godavari Botanical Park, despite having limited time. The overall experience was truly fantastic, making the Phulchoki day tour a definite must-try if you find yourself with some free time during your stay in the Kathmandu valley.

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Melanie Roundel, Winterthur, Switzerland

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Melanie for your amazing experience

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