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.
After a holy tour to Dakshinkali Temple we return Pharping village and commence our hiking upwards to Champadevi hill. 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. After a wonderful trip, we head down to the high way taking another route with great experience and drive back to Kathamndu.
We take an early breakfast in Kathmandu and drive for about 1 hour to Pharping Buddhist monastery located at the foot of southern hill in the valley. This lively monastery is situated on the side of a stream among the thick jungle. On Tuesday and Saturday one can watch the Devotees from the surrounding villages and the local agricultural product market gives good insight to Village life.
Our next place of interest is the beautiful and traditional Newari villlage of Pharping. Then we climb the hill of Champadevi for about two and half hour and have our lunch there. From here you can see the whole kathmandu valley.
We then descend and visit the two villages of Bungmati and Khokhana by walking along the trails used by farmers in the open farmland.These two Newari villages are famous for their unspoiled culture and architecture. Our Vehicle will take us back to Kathmandu in about one hour drive.