Hike to Champadevi
Unearthing in south east direction of capital, Kathmandu, Champadevi is beautiful hill having significant religious beliefs for Hindus. Located near to another serene hill, Chandragiri, which both by the way renders spectacular panoramic views of snowy mountains, green hills and valley. Champadevi hill derives its name from shrine in same hill. This shrine is of powerful goddess, Champadevi. From hill, bird’s eye view of Kathmandu valley and its landscapes with backdrop of sheer mountains is all achievable. Champadevi Hiking of Raconteur Adventure are for those who has less time to engage in full-fledged trekking activity and still wishes to accommodate themselves within natural and artificial magnificence.
You will be awarded with all-inclusive view of Swaymbhunath temple (Monkey temple), Patan Durbar Square, rivers including Bagmati, Khokana and Bungmati. Most of all, Champadevi hiking is beautiful experience all together. A complete package it is. View of mountains including Mt. Everest, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Langtang, Gaurishhankar, etc. accompanied with front drop view of three major ancient towns i.e., Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur makes this hiking routes a popular one among travel enthusiast. Being the third highest hills around Kathmandu valley standing at altitude of 2278 Meter above the sea level, captivating view from here is romancing. Trail to Champadevi makes a nice and complete day hike activity.
Champadevi Hiking Route
Starting your day early, you may board a bus or book a taxi from Kathmandu. Then, you need to drop off in Khahare Bus Stop. Bus Stop is just a little further from Taudaha Lake. After getting off from the bus, you will see that you have reached the starting point of this hike. Hiking trail is northwest from the bus station. From here hiking starts. As trail commences, you will walk through asphalt roads accompanying is the nice view of Kathmandu valley. As, this black-topped road ends, you will see small shrine that of Buddha near a huge tree. From this place, more wide view of downhill Kathmandu opens more vividly. Then, further hiking for 200 meters, you will meet intersection.
If you take right, you will reach Bosan from this very intersection and our hiking trail demands you to take left to reach destination for the day. Continuous hiking another 1.2 Km west from here passes you through authentic villages. The final and more challenging hike starts once you get over these villages. Further 2.2 km that is 600m ascend seems more difficult in all hiking trail combined. This stretch is more rewarding too as you will pass through dense forest. Once you reach a diversion after hiking through dense forest, you will need to change your hike to northwest direction and then take right for following the main trail. Taking left from here, you will reach Hattiban Resort. Then another 1.6 km to hike until reaching Champadevi.
Full of natural beauty, exotic flora and fauna, bird’s eye view of Kathmandu and its surrounding cities, green lush hills, and blooming flowers, is what Chamoadevi hiking is all about. Once reaching the hill, the flickering prayers flag, and of course mind- boggling view of world’s tallest mountains is satisfying in all terms. You can check this Hindu temple of Champadevi, engage in photography, or simply dissolve in the natural serenity once you accomplish the hike.
But hiking further for another 1.5 km is more gratifying as views becomes clearer and satisfaction surges up and up. Hiking descends following the same trail until reaching Khahare Bus Stop. From here, you can head back to Kathmandu.
You won’t be finding the place for you refreshment breaks, so, we will provide you with necessary logistics. So, get ready, pack your bags and set your journey to one of the most complete hiking experience with Chamapdevi Hiking of Raconteur Adventure.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 1 hour in the assembly point for this hike.|