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Pharping Champadevi hiking is an easy and enjoyable day hike in the southern hill of Kathmandu valley. This hiking tour starts in the morning after an hour drive to Pharping village on the way to celebrated Dakshinkali Temple. Dakshinkali Temple is a symbol of goddess Kali and attracts thousands of devotees every day. There is special worship take place every Tuesday and Saturday where hundreds of animals scarified on the name of god to fulfill the human wish.
It will take about 2 hours to reach on top of ridge. Champadevi hill (2285m.) is also a pilgrimage site itself having Buddhist Stupa and Hindu Shrine on the top. Walking through the lush pine forest on well develop trail is really wonderful experience. Superb view of Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Jugal, Dorge Lakpa Himalayas are the major attraction of the hiking. Apart from it, we can observe the bustling Kathmandu city and spectacular village settlements from the top. Several return routes are possible.
We have breakfast early in the morning and drive to Pharping, and reach there by 9 o’clock. We explore the village and the monastery and climb towards Champadevi for lunch and for the view of the Himalayas and the Kathmandu valley.
We have a sumptuous lunch at the hilltop in Champadevi and enjoy the sight of the valley and the Himalayan range to the north of the valley. Then we go across the Bagmati river to reach the Newari of villages Bungmati and Khokana. After witnessing original Newari life there, we return to Kathmandu.