Spectacular Champadevi Hike 1 Days, Easy

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Hattiban Resort to Champadevi to Machchhe Gaun

Champadevi is a spectacular Hill destination situated in the south-west fringe of the Kathmandu Valley. A pilgrimage locus for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees this crusade pledges you with the magnificent landscape, mountain scenes, and all-inclusive view of the Kathmandu valley. Capture the moment and experience one of the finest and most preferred hikes, the Champadevi hike in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Any Season
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To commence this Day hike you must either drive about 17km south of Kathmandu to Dakshinkali (Hattiban Resort Parking or Pahiro) or drive straight to Hattiban Resort (1705m). The trails meet on the upper ridge from Hattiban Resort. A hike from Dakshinkali Road (Pahiro) to the ridge of Hattiban constitutes a dense forest with slightly small trails. So this Jungle path provides you with natural virtues rather than scenes.

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The accent starts from the upper dune of Hattiban Resort. The trail is wide and easier as we can view the stunning view of Kathmandu Valley from here. As we gain some height the landscapes open up to give us perplexing views of the Mountain range and high hilly dunes. Central and western Himalayan ranges of Langtang, Gaurishankar, Jugal, and Dorge Lakpa are visible in clear weather from here.

The steep trail is cut off with the arrival of steps towards Champadevi temple from an altitude of 1948m. Carry on to these steps and you will reach the Champadevi temple (2285m). This trek to Champadevi takes 2.5 – 3 hours for an average person. As most of the hike is along the ridge you can complete this hike without any complications and steadily too.

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As you start your descent you will follow another avenue to Machchhegaun(1398m). The return terrain to Machchhegaun is steep and vigorous but the trail opens up wider here. Similarly, you can have an overview of the Kathmandu valley from this route too.

You can drive to Kathmandu from Machchhegaun via Kritipur and end this day’s hike. The hike is completed in about 5-6 hours and you have enough time to spend on the summit too. You can also make your way to Bhasmesur(2622m) which is the highest peak of these hills and return through Thankot (this hike may be long and tiresome though).

What to expect in this Champadevi hike?

Hiking is the most approached way to explore Nepal as it provides much more adventure to the traveler. Champadevi hike is among the seemingly easy but popular hikes around Kathmandu. This hike constitutes both religious and scenic factors. The views from the summit and along the trail of the Himalayan ranges are eye-appealing and heartwarming. You can also visit Champadevi during different special religious occasions for a better abstraction of the socio-cultural aspects here.

Including Kathmandu & Lhasa City sightseeing, Mountain flight & Potala Palace, and a combination of scenic drive and flight

When to Hike?

Well, the Champadevi hike provides different experiences in different seasons. So each time you can expect a unique and satisfying result. This trail is suitable for hiking all year long and proves to be worthy every time. However, you can avoid rainy days for an easy hike and the best scenic views this hike will provide.

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Traveler’s Reviews

Travel time: April 15, 2022

A day hike in Kathmandu- Loved it

I just wanted a refreshment from my hectic schedule and had a day off. My friend helped me book a day hike in Kathmandu. He booked with Everest Vacation and a guide picked me up from my hotel. Dipak was my guide and he was polite and had a good sense of humor. I enjoyed his company and reached Nagarkot for sunrise. I must admit I forgot my stress at once when I observed the sunrise over snow-capped mountains. The green natural views and natural beauty around there attracted me. I felt rejuvenated. We had breakfast and started hiking towards ancient Newari village Changu Narayan. The village was peaceful and very beautiful. One of the oldest temples is listed on the World Heritage site. The history of the place was interesting to hear from my guide. A day hike was incredible. A great thanks to Dipak for making it enjoyable. I loved it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

– You can enter Kathmandu by international flight from Europe and other parts of Asia, Australia and USA with stopover and transit on route flight to reaching Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International airport),

– Overland from Delhi, Sikkim, and Darjeeling from India

– To enter from China catch a flight or train to Lhasa (Tibet) and then drive/fly to Kathmandu.

All valid Passports are required with a proper visa for you to enter Nepal. Visa can be obtained from your countries through Nepal Embassy and Consulate, or one can get a permit on arrival at any port of entry at the border or Kathmandu international airport. Minimum visa of a week and a maximum of 1 month can be obtained from here. If you urge to elongate the stay, your visa extension can be done for an extra cost per day or week basis.

Most of the travel agents in Nepal, especially in Kathmandu and other touristic areas, are reliable and certified by the government. Some of these agencies have been running for more than a decade with the utmost experience in travel line. However, as per your taste and duration in Nepal, you can book with us as we provide topnotch services with a flexible period of your journey.

We have an expert knowledgeable local guide with complete training and experience in culture, history of the destination you will visit. With us, you will be able to experience the destinations to your fullest without missing a thing. We keep in touch with you throughout your journey till your departure and aid you in your tour. Similarly, we have a wide range of transport vehicles for your ease and a standby team for any complications during your trip.

Nepal has four seasons including the monsoon (wet months). The climate is not too cold in winter and mildly hot in summer. The country experiences a moderate climate in every other time of the year.

You can experience the destinations differently in each weather, and the memories will be equally delightful. As for sightseeing and cultural tour, You can visit this country at any time of the year. However, the best time will be from the month of March to May and October to November when the views are clear especially of the high snow-capped mountain range.

Depending upon the duration and area of your tours, you can expect something new in every destination. Nepal will surprise you with delights as this place is like no other when it comes to traveling. Famous for numerous historical, cultural monuments which are mostly listed in World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Nepal is a travel lover’s Zion.

Nepal is a melting pot of Hindu and Buddhist with small minority of Islamic, Christians, Jain and Sikh religions.

Most of the monuments temples and monasteries are of Hindu and Buddhist religions, other places of interest are old historical Durbar squares as the palaces of former kings.

Nepal embraces you with its unique Himalayan setting full of mountains, rivers, and thick jungles as well. One can take an elephant safari in one most famous national park of Chitwan to observe wildlife and nature from close. Rare Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhinoceros many different types of deer and other wildlife and 700 species of exotic birds live in these jungles.

The other experience of Nepal is its panoramic scene of snow-capped mountains in the comfort of nice and cozy hotels and resorts and with the warm hospitality of native villagers in homestay facilities.

Whatever your taste and interest are? Nepal is an amazing country with everything you would want in a travel destination.

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