Champadevi Hiking is an exciting one day hiking trip to the Champadevi; southern hill of Kathmandu. Situated at an altitude of 2285m; the Champadevi hill offers a fantastic hiking adventure in an exotic atmosphere. Champadevi is a religious site for both Buddhists and Hindus. A large number of pilgrims visit this site on full moon day to make an offering to Champadevi. Champadevi hiking is ideal for all people who would strive to take the stirring hiking adventure while enjoying the natural sceneries. The Champadevi hill offers superb views of the Himalayas from its ridge.
Breakfree Adventures Champadevi Hiking Trip commences with a drive to Pharping village from where we start our hiking expedition. The trail goes gradually uphill for about half an hour towards the north ridge and then ascends further through the beautiful forest to Champadevi. It will take us approximately four hours to reach the top of the hill. The top of the hill provides fantastic views of Himalayas like Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Mt. Jugal, Mt. Dorje Lakpa and other Himalayas. The hill also provides superb view of Kathmandu valley, Kirtipur City and Pharping village. The Buddhist stupa situated at the hill is the famous pilgrimage of Buddhists. The Hindu shrine of goddess is another attraction of the trip. The local people can be seen performing rituals during the special occasions. We will spend some time admiring the beautiful views from the ridge and capturing alluring views in our cameras. We will later descend down to Kirtipur and eventually drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 : Drive to Pharping village & hike to Champadevi
Day 01 : Drive to Pharping village & hike to Champadevi
Drive to Pharping village & commence hike uphill to Champadevi for about 4 hrs. Admire the Himalayan view from the top then descend down to Kirtipur & drive back to Kathmandu.
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.
We operate Champadevi Hiking Tour privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the transfers. For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group of 3-10 people.
The total tour duration is about 5-6 hours. After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel and drive to the hike-start-point. It’s approximately 4 hours of hiking to reach the top.
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.
During the Champadevi Hiking, light clothes and good walking shoes are recommended. But pack along a light jacket too as it might get cold at the hilltop.
Packed lunch is provided during the hiking program. Upon reaching the hilltop, enjoy your packed lunch with views of the Kathmandu Valley, Kirtipur town and Pharping village as well as the surrounding mountains.
How to Enter Nepal?
In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What do I need to get my visa?
You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.
Where do I apply to get my visa?
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.
What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?
There’s no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.
When is the best time to travel in Nepal?
The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May.
What is the national language of Nepal?
Nepal’s national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language – the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.
What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
What should I wear?
Light, loose garments are recommended in spring (March, April and May) and summer (june, July, August), while woolens and jackets or similar warm clothing’s are required from November to February.
What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
What health precautions need to be taken?
Make sure to use only boiled or bottled water and avoid raw vegetables and fruits as far as possible until you get assured.
What is the time difference in Nepal?
Nepal time is GMT plus 5 hours 45 minutes.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Duration: 01 Day(s)
Trip Grade: Easy
Best Season: All the year round
Max Altitude: 2278M
Walking: 5-6 hours
Meals: Packed Lunch
Transportation: Private car/van
Trip Type: Day hiking trip
Book two or more people together, get 10% discount per person.