Mountain views and blue sky on a clear day from Chandragiri to Champadevi hiking trail.
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Highlights of Chandragiri to Champadevi Hike

  • Scenic cable car ride
  • Walking inside fresh nature
  • long-range mountain views
  • Zenith views of green hills
  • Kathmandu and Pharping Valley views
  • Walk in a peaceful environment and be out of city noise for a few hours.
  • See some of the wild animals and birds.

About Chandragiri to Champadevi Hike

Chandragiri-Champadevi Hike is a phenomenal day trip around Kathmandu Valley. It is a whole day walking trip through the ridge from one hill to the other. You see magnificent views of Annapurna I, II, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Sisapangma, Jugal, and Gaurishankar Massifs while walking on Chandragiri to Champadevi Hill.

Chandragiri Champadevi Hike also offers views of Kathmandu Valley and the zenith of green hills. It is a long day hike, perfect practice for a long adventure trek. Chandragiri Hill to Champadevi Hill Hiking is one of the best full-day walking trips around Kathmandu Valley. The journey offers Panoramic Himalayan views, City, birds, and some wild animals (sometimes). You can also see blooming rhododendrons in spring while walking on Chandragiri to Champadevi trail.

Chandragiri Hill is the third highest peak around Kathmandu with an elevation of 2551m (8369.4 feet), and Champadevi is 2285m (7431.1 feet) from sea level. The walking journey begins from the higher altitude and ends at the lower still; you can make it the opposite.

There is a cable car service to reach Chandragiri Hill. It is where King Prithvi Narayan Shah had planned to attract Kathmandu Valley to unite Nepal, coming from Gorkha. There is also a religious and historical Shiva Temple for a quick visit. A short Hike from Chandragiri ends in Machchhegaun, and a long trip goes to Hattiban Resort, Pharping, Bhundol, Kritipur, or Taudaha through Champadevi Hill. You can choose your destination to end the day according to your fatigue condition.

Chandragiri Champadevi Hiking Routes

Chandragiri Champadevi Hike has different start and end points. You can make a short or a long day walking trip by selecting your beginning and ending spots. Here, we have briefed you about the different routes of this one-day walking trip, which can make your decision easier after knowing about the length and walking hours.

Cable Car Ride to Chandragiri Hills and Hike to Taudaha/Hattiban Resort via Champadevi

You drive in the morning after early breakfast to Chandragiri Hills Cable Car station, which is around 14km (8.6 miles). Operating in a private car takes about half an hour to 45 minutes. After issuing the cable car permit, you have a scenic cable car ride for around 10 minutes to Hill Station, at 2551m (8369.4 feet) above sea level. You see stunning views of high snow-capped mountains, attractive valleys, lush forests, green hills, captivating landscapes, and more while riding the cable car from Chandragiri Peak.

After enjoying beautiful nature from the top, you start descending towards Deurali via Chandragiri Resort for around 45 minutes. You can take a short break, drink something in Deurali, and enter the forest on the hiking trail. Here, you see lots of Himalayan Oak, chestnut, rhododendron, and many other trees and dense bushes of bamboo. You may also see some wild animals like barking deer, rabbits, and other wild animals and beautiful birds while walking inside the forest.

You will reach 9861757673 resort while walking in this jungle. You can stop here and have some drinks or snacks at this resort. The resort has tented camps, so you can spend a night here and enjoy the forest camp. After you cross this tent camp, you will have steep stone steps for another hour to Bhasmasur Hill. While walking from Chandragiri to Bhasmasur Danda, you see magnificent views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal, and many other high mountains with zenith of green hills every moment.

You have to descend the trail from Bhasmasur Danda for around half an hour through pine, rhododendron, oak, chestnut, and other trees forests and then ascend another 30 minutes to Champadevi Hill. After seeing some Hindu and Buddhist shrines on the top of Champa Devi, you descend towards Taudaha or Hattiban Resort and drive to the city center again. You walk around 13km (8 miles) from Chandragiri to Taudaha via Champadevi in 5-6 hrs. You can complete the Hike in Hattiban Resort or Pharping, which is a bit easier and shorter than coming to Taudaha.

Chandragiri to Matatirtha Hiking Route

Chandragiri to Matatirtha Hiking Route is the shortest and easiest compared to walking through Champadevi. You start walking from Chandragiri Hills, descend to Deurali, enter the forest, walk to the tented forest resort, and then take left on the descending trail for around an hour and drive to your home or hotel. It will be approximately 5km and takes 3-4 hours to walk. It is a perfect hiking route for families with kids, elderlies, and beginners interested in escaping into fresh nature for a few hours and going away to the busy hustle and bustle of city noise.

Chandragiri to Machchhe Gaun Hiking Route

Chandragiri to Machchhe Gaun Hiking Route is a 5-6 hours walk through Deurali, forest camp, and Bhasmasur Hill. The trail to Machchhegaun goes left after you descend from Bhasmasur Danda for around 45 minutes. The Hike covers around seven kilometers and takes approximately 6 hrs to walk from Chandragiri.

Sidewalks on Chandragiri Champadevi Route

There are plenty of sidewalks on the Chandragiri Champadevi route. There is a Gupteshwor Cave and a trail to Pharping, Dakshinkali, Chitlang, and more. If you follow the wrong trail, you may get lost in the forest or reach another place where you are supposed to finish your walk. We recommend taking a guide to hike from Chandragiti to Champadevi.

Things to Bring for Chandragiri to Taudaha Hike via Champadevi

You can carry only a few things for Chandragiri Taudaha Hike via Champadevi. You won't see tea shops on this trail, so take snacks and water. If you are interested, you can also take a camera, go-pro, or gimbal to take photos and videos.

Wear light and comfortable hiking gear according to temperature, a sun hat, and sunscreen for this day's Hike. We suggest carrying rain cover or an umbrella if you are on this trip in May, June, July, August, and September. However, these months are not suitable for hiking on this route because of the sleepy trail from rain, and there will be many leaches.

Best Time for Chandragiri - Champadevi Hike

October to April are the best times for Chandragiri – Champadevi Hike. Still, October to December offer transparent visibility compared to the other months to see pristine mountain views and clear Kathmandu Valley. January and February have deep fog in the valley, but you can see the Himalayas. Spring is the dry season, and the City will be hazy, but you can see blooming flowers on the hiking trail in spring. Likewise, summer months have many rainy days, and the forest will be more dense. The walking trail will be moister, so not many hikers will be hiking on this trail now. So, summer is not a perfect time to walk on this route.

We offer knowledgeable, licensed, English-speaking guides for the Chandragiri to Champadevi hike at the best cost. We arrange daily departures for families, groups, and individual hikers, so you can book this trip and other one-day hikes around Kathmandu anytime by contacting us at +9779851043624 (WhatsApp or Call).


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You drive to the base of Chandragiri Hills from your hotel early morning after breakfast. Our hiking guide will meet you in a private car and take you to the cable car station. After around 10 minutes of cable car ride, you reach the summit of Chandragiri and start walking on the descending trail to Deurali. You see pristine mountains, Kathmandu Valley, Chitlang Valley, green hills, and more attractions while hiking to Deurali. It takes around 45 minutes to reach Deurali and enter the forests after taking a short break in Deurali.

Now, you walk the rest of the journey for another 3-4 hours inside the jungle by ascending and descending on different hills until Champadevi. Then, you start dropping towards Taudaha for the final hour or Hattiban Resort and Pharping and drive back to your hotel with a fantastic one-day hiking experience.

  • Meals: None
  • Accommodation: None
  • Place: Chandragiri
  • Altitude: 2551m
  • Mode of Transportation: Private car/van/bus
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

Cost Details

  • Experienced and friendly hiking guide
  • Private Car/Van/Bus to Chandragiri Base and from Taudaha
  • A Cable Car Ticket for the guide
  • Salary for guide and driver
  • All government TAX
  • A Cable Car ticket for you
  • Snacks, food, and drinks
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Things not in the inclusion section
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