- Trip Destination: Champadevi
- Program Type: Hiking,
- Start Trip: Kathmandu,
- End Trip: kathmandu,
- Best Season: any time of the year,
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Champadevi hill is situated in southern part of Kathmandu city. Champadevi hill is very ideal hill for one day hiking around the Kathmandu valley. There are two options to reach to Champadevi hill summit. You can either go from the Pharping or direct climb from the MachheGaon. Pharping is located on the way to Dakshinkali temple which is the one f the holiest temple devoted to Hindu mighty goddess kali so, if you decide to climb Champadevi hill from Pharping you can visit this holy temple before you start to climb. Pharping itself is one typical village of Newar ethnic people so you can see and experience Newari people’s way of life and culture in Pharping. There is also one Buddhist monastery in Pharping you can also visit that monastery before climbing the Champadevi hill. If you are hurry and want short and direct ascend to Champadevi hill summit you can ascend through MachheGaon from there you can reach to Champadevi hill summit within three hours. This route is not well developed, there is too narrow trail and very difficult to ascend especially in summer season. There is the sacred statue of Champadevi mai on the top of Champadevi hill.
In Baishakh 1st of every year great festivals held in this hill. Champadevi summit offer beautiful view of whole Kathmandu valley and the stunning glimpse of beautiful mountains such as Gaurishanker, Langtang range and Dorje Lakpa. There are no shops and human settlements on the top of this hill so it is wise to carry water, umbrella and some fast foods items yourself during this hiking. After enjoying on the top of Champadevi hill you will descend easily down to the Champadevi hill. From Champadevi hill you will go to Kirtipur which is the typical and historical Newari town of Nepal. After visiting the kirtipur you will finally return to Kathmandu by bus.