Pharping Champadevi Day Hiking
Pharping Champadevi Day Hiking is a perfect day hike located to closer to the southern hill of Kathmandu valley. Probably, the best way of experiencing the country life and a mild hiking flavor within the valley is a day hike to Pharping Champadevi Day Hiking. Pharping is a village on the way to Dakshinkali which is an hour drive from Kathmandu, popular for organic vegetables and fruits. Dakshinkali is considered as an incarnation of goddess Kali and animal sacrifice like he-goat takes place every Tuesday and Saturday especially by Hindus. Normally, a day hike to Pharping Champadevi Day Hiking begins early in the morning.
You start hiking from Pharping and it takes approximately 2 hours to reach at the top of the ridge of Champadevi( 2285m.). Champadevi itself is a popular pilgrimage site among Hindu and Buddhist. Champadevi has a Buddhist stupa having Hindu shrine on the top. Pleasant hiking through the lush forest and pristine trail offer you an excellent experience of hiking. Besides, from the top of the Champadevi hill, one can witness the panoramic snow-capped Mountain View including Langtang , Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa and other major peaks. The hikers also can enjoy the entire view of Kathmanud valley from Champadevi ridge.
On returning, you have a number of trails as alternative ways to get back to Pharping or Kathmandu.