Champa Devi Hill
Champa Devi Hill is the highest point in Kirtipur, at an altitude of 2,249m above sea level. It’s located in south-west Kirtipur and is the third highest peak in the Kathmandu Valley. It’s also one of four pilgrimage peaks on the valley rim.
Visitors will find a shrine dedicated to the goddess Champa Devi on the summit. The temple here was named after the many champa flowers (jasmine) that bloom on the hill.
Champa Devi offers fantastic day hiking or can be combined with longer treks to Chandragiri or Haatiban. Although it’s not an easy climb, the views from the top make the effort worthwhile! On a clear day, hikers can see Mt Everest as well as other mountains, including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang.
Find more information about hiking near Kathmandu in the Maps and Tours section.