Champa Devi is a pilgrimage sites for both the hindu and buddhist religions and as well as temples one can aslo see the authentic and traditional Nepalese houses and experience wonderful local culture and the hospitality of local people.
Champa Devi is located to the south of Kathmandu city, and is one of the best hills for hiking in the Kathmandu valley rim. Leaving the village and monastery of Pharping, the trail makes its way through the pine forest. Most of the walk is along the ridge that offers spectacular mountain views with a bird's eye view of the Kathmandu Valley. The raptors can be seen soaring along the trails. The top of the hill is an enshrined sacred site, where locals perform their rituals on auspicious days.
Leaving the summit the trail descends steeply down to the village of Champa Devi, through dense forest that is rich in birds and othe wildlife. From Champa Devi, you will drive to Kathmandu via the historic town of Kirtipur and see its university area.
7am: Drive from Kathmandu to Pharping
After your morning breakfast at the hotel (own expense), your tour guide will take you to Pharping, a small village which is 16 km away from the valley.
8am: Short hike from Pharping to Champadevi hill
Sightseeing of the Pharping village and 3-hour hike to the small hilltop named Champadevi hill through the pine forest.
Sightseeing on the hilltop with a spectacular view of mountains, temples and shrines.
1:30pm: Hike back to Pharping
After exploring the beautiful area walk back to the Pharping village. As the trail is mostly downhill, it takes about 2 hours to get down.
4pm: Back to your hotel
At the end of this hike, you will be picked up at Pharping village, driven back to Kathmandu valley and transferred to your hotel.