Walking and hiking

Around the Monastery and Guest House, there is great scope for short hikes or gentle walks according to your energy levels. The Nepal Tourism Board’s has even developed a new hiking route through the area recently.

  • Hike up to the top of Champadevi, the nearby peak of 2,261 m. There is a Hindu shrine at the top and a good trail has been constructed most of the way. There are a few possible routes down, including one to Pharping, though it would be good to have the direction of a local guide with you as the trails are not always clear.
  • Walk to visit Nepal’s oldest hydro-electric plant built in 1911. A short loop can be done, first visiting the pond that feeds the plant, then following the water pipes down to the generation station. From there you can walk back up to the monastery on small trails through the fields.
  • A pleasant walk to Pharping and Dakshinkali is also worthwhile. See Dakshinkali's description below.