Champadevi hike is one of the most picturesque day hiking tours around Kathmandu valley. It is a hiking of about five hours boasting the view of Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan range on a clear day in the northern horizon. About an hour of drive takes you a beautiful town of Pharping which is the hiking start point. The drive goes past a historical gorge through where all the water of Kathmandu valley flows out, a beautiful lake in the wet land area of Taudaha and goes past some local villages to reach Pharping. Once you are in Pharping, you can visit a Vishnu temple, a Buddhist monastery, a historic cave of Guru Padmasambhava before you start the hiking for the day. The hiking part is not difficult. It takes roughly about two hours to reach the top ridge of the hill and once you are on the top, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas and a stunning Kathmandu city view.
It is a nice and engaging day tour activity around Kathmandu valley.