Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Day Hiking & Walking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Lunch
  • Group Size: 2


  • Champadevi Temple- scared place in a deserted area
  • 180-degree view of Himalayan Ranges: Langtang, Ganesh, Gauri Shankar
  • Kirtipur- town with ancient monuments and Newari culture
  • Taudaha Lake- clean water lake for bird watching
  • Lunch at amazing Hattiban Himalayan Height resort, 1800m/5906 ft
  • Off the beaten trail
  • Led by a professional, experienced, and friendly guide

Champadevi Day Hike incorporates hiking through lush jungle nearby Kathmandu, seeing Kathmandu from a hilltop, having an eye-pleasing view of Himalayan ranges, walking through local settlements of Kirtipur, enjoying warm lunch at Hattiban Himalayan Height Resort, serving fishes of Taudaha, and being blessed from the scared place as Champadevi Temple.

When you are in Kathmandu and have a spare day with no proper planning, you can search for options for Hiking in Nepal. Champadevi Day Hike is one of the options for hiking nearby Kathmandu. Nepal Adventure team has been working in the field of travel and trekking. There are many packages related to hiking, tour, trek, peak climbing, sightseeing, jungle safari which can also be customized as per travelers’ requirements.

Champadevi Temple

Champadevi (Devi is goddess Kali) is a pilgrimage site of Hindu and Buddhist people located at a hilltop with an elevation of (2285 m/ 7497 ft). It lies in the southern area of Kathmandu valley. The area is not well developed or has stored monument of Champadevi temple rather a simple temple established with beliefs and values.

Currently, the temple is open with no roof with few statues and the path is decorated with prayer flags and one shrine. Especially, during the full moon day of Baishakh (Lunar Calendar) around April-May, the Champadevi temple has a festival that is greatly celebrated by locals and devotees.


Kirtipur is a historic town playing a vital role in Nepal's history. Besides, Kirtipur is highly inhabited by the Newari ethnic group of Nepal and the alleys of Kirtipur highly reflect their culture, beliefs, and lifestyle. Usually, people visit Kirtipur to escape the chaos of Kathmandu city and enjoy the view of the valley along with traditional Newari cuisine.

The town is entirely built on a hill that creates a unique charm and attracts people. Being a small town, Kirtipur has delightful monuments such as Bagh Bhairab, Uma Maheshwar, Chlancho Stupa, and Nagar Mandap Shri Kirti Bihar. It also has Tribhuvan University which creates laughter and jolliness in the streets by young students.

Taudaha Lake

Taudaha is a small lake in the outskirts of Kathmandu where Taudaha means “Ta” is a snake and “Daha” is a lake in the Newari language.

It is believed Taudaha lake was formed while Buddhist character Manjushree cut hill, drain off the water in the valley, and formed Kathmandu Valley. When lake water was drained number of Nagas, mythological creatures of Half-human, and the half serpent was homeless. In order to calm Nagas, locals built underwater places. The King of Nagas also promised to protect locals around Taudaha on the condition that the tranquility of the lake never is disrupted. Locals avoid swimming and fishing and visitors cherish the water life of life.

Guide for Champadevi Day Hike

A guide will lead you to the Champadevi day hike. The number of guides depends on the number of individuals registered for the Champadevi 1 Day Hike. Each group of 4-5 pax is assigned with one guide.

The guide with a Nepal Government-certified license is only assigned to lead Champadevi 1 Day Hike. Additionally, the guide is also trained in first aid and eco-tourism. Usually, an English-speaking guide is available but on request, Chinese and other language speaking guides can be made available. A guide will lead as well as inform you about the locality, culture, rules, importance. Overall, the guide will have the feature of friendliness, leadership, communication expert, and jolly nature.

Transportation at Champadevi Day Hike

Early morning after you have your breakfast, the guide assigned by the Nepal Adventure team will come to pick you up for the hike. You will have a short drive from your pick-up point to Machhegaun, Kirtipur. Similarly, you will be driving back to your station from Chalanakhel. A private vehicle will be used for your transportation which may be a car or van as per the group size.

Food and drinks on Champadevi Day Hike

Lunch will be provided during the Champadevi day hike. Basically, lunch includes typical Nepali food: Dhaal(lentil soup), Bhat (Rice), Tarkari (Vegetable/Chicken curry), and pickle.

A Mineral water bottle is handed to you prior to the hike.

Additionally, around 40 species of birds have been recorded; 17 are residents, 2 are summer migrants and 21 are winter migrants. Taudaha is a special place for bird watching.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Hike to Champadevi from Kirtipur to Taudaha
  • Day 01 Hike to Champadevi from Kirtipur to Taudaha

    Kathmandu to Kirtipur

    Early morning, the guide from Nepal Adventure Team will pick you up and drive you through Kirtipur. You will be hiking so you will need to have breakfast early and get ready with the hiking plan. It is always better to start earlier for relaxing during the hike.

    Hike from Kirtipur to Champadevi Temple

    You will stroll through the tiny settlements around Kirtipur and off beaten trail. You will pass through a viewpoint named White House and move ahead towards Champadevi temple. As you climb up, the view of Kathmandu Valley along with the Himalayan Ranges will be visible.

    Lunch at Hattiban Himalayan Height Resort and return to Kathmandu

    Hattiban Himalayan Resort is highly recommended while hiking on the Champadevi trail. So, you will have a lunch break at Hattiban Resort with a view of the Himalayan Ranges and the valley. Taudaha is also visible from the resort. After a short break at the resort, you will walk down through the lush jungle of Hattiban. The vehicle will pick you up from the main road of Chalanakhel and drive you towards your hotel. If you are not exhausted, you can visit Taudaha Lake on the way to Kathmandu

    • Meals: Lunch
    • Place: Champadevi

What's Included


  • Private car/jeep transportation is mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional Guide service.
  • Lunch during the hike with tea/coffee.
  • First aid kits
  • All the paper works, Government tax, and service charges


  • All bar bills like soda, beer, bottled water.
  • Other Snacks or energy
  • Tips to the guide, driver
  • Travel Insurance

Useful Information

Checklist for Champadevi Day Hike

  • Light and Comfortable shoe
  • Weather appropriate clothing (moisture-wicking/ quick-drying cloth is best)
  • Lightweight fleece or jacket/ windproof jacket
  • Sunglasses and Hat/ Cap to cover the face from direct sunlight
  • Hiking stick and bag (optional)
  • Umbrella or waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen of 60 SPF +
  • Snacks, juice, and energy bar (if you want)
  • Water bottle/ water purifier/ water chemical treatment (if you prefer)
  • Hand sanitizer, toilet paper

Booking and Payment for Champadevi Day Hike

For the day hike, the cost is minimal so the full payment is requested for booking Champadevi 1 Day Hike. Even at the last moment, the Champadevi Day Hike can be booked. For any cancellation, the amount cannot be refunded as the amount will be allocated for the preparation of the hike.

You can make the payment in cash and credit card where a 3% - 4% additional charge is imposed if you pay through the card. You can also pay through the following services:

A. Online Payment

Please Click Here for online payment.

B. Bank Transfer

Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: Tridevi Marga, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Account Name: Nepal Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd
Account No: 01906210910018
Swift Code: HIMANPKA


An experienced and certified guide will be leading your Champadevi day hike. Usually, tourists and hikers tip guides as an appreciation for their polite and loyal services towards them. So, you may tip the guide as per your satisfaction with their services. The tipping guide is not compulsory. It is not forced by the company and it is solely your decision.

Request by Nepal Adventure Team:

Nepal Adventure Team believes in and practices responsible for tourism. We request each traveler maintain a clean area. You are also requested to care for flora and fauna you encounter on the Champadevi day hike trail.

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Leila Khan, Sri Lanka

    A Trekkeing Paradise

    The well-maintained trail and gentle inclines made it accessible to hikers of all levels. Arriving at the summit, I was greeted by a breathtaking panorama of the Kathmandu Valley bathed in golden sunlight. An unforgettable journey that rekindled my love for the great outdoors.

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    Rating Review by: Maxime D., France

    Nature's Embrace

    Exploring the Champadevi Day Hike was a journey into tranquility. The serene atmosphere of the forested trail offered a welcome escape from the chaos of urban life. Reaching the summit, I was rewarded with sweeping views of snow-capped peaks and rolling hills, a sight that will linger in my memory forever.