Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek is a truly classic trek in the Langtang region that offers awe-inspiring mountain peaks, beautiful glacial lakes, and the friendly Tamang and Sherpa villages. This trek is popular among adventure trekkers and Kyanjin Gompa is a high alpine village with a cheese factory and vantage point to try climbing some trekker’s peaks. Langtang valley situated at the south of the Tibetan border is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snow-capped peaks to the south. The valley provides majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m) Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Naya Kanga Ri (5846m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m).
Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek starts from Kathmandu with a scenic and zigzag drive along the Trisuli River to Dhunche and finally reaches Syabrubensi, a Tibetan Sherpa village and terrace farming lands of the people. Once this route was an important trading route with Tibet, therefore, most of the villagers and people here still are involved in the trade. On our route, we can have a trek through Langtang National Park as which is located at the very edge of the Park. We also have a chance to see some wild animals and birds. Among them are the monkeys, musk deer, Pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colorful Danphe.
While continuing our trek to Kyangjin Gompa, we cross many rivers along a gorge and walk through oak and rhododendron forests and glacial moraines. We can have two nights in Gompa and try climbing some trekkers’ peaks. We also visit a yak cheese factory and have a view of the glaciers, which is also a gateway to Tibet. We trek back to Syabrubesi and drive on the same Zigzag road to Kathmandu.
Embark on a classic trek, explore Langtang valley, Buddhist culture,
Cheese factory in Kyanjin Gompa and wonderful views of the Himalayas
Breathtaking hike to Kyanjin Ri, once in a lifetime experience
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our guides will greets you and transfer to hotel. Free time on your own for rest and refreshment, in the evening, join the welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, meet your tour guide in the lobby and start a guided tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. In the evening, we organize a small meeting to introduce your trekking crew and settle the outstanding balances. Overnight at hotel.
We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the path is sometime blocked due to landslides. Our drive from Kathmandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser. Overnight at a lodge.
Trek to Syabru Gaon (2120m). The trekking today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As we enter Syabru, we descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. We will continue through the village to our campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is magnificent; brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here we can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang Lirung (7245m) and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. Overnight at a lodge.
The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2,050 m) and again descends to the Landslide (1,810m). Afterwards, we trek ascends gently to Rimche (2,400m.) through Bamboo (1,960m.) and at the end our trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route we could see red pandas, wild monkeys and bear if we are lucky. Overnight at a lodge.
As we continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3,000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, we can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. Overnight at a lodge.
The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We will arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, we can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6,990m.), Langtang Ri (6,370m.) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m.). Overnight at a lodge.
Today is rest day. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4,350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at a lodge.
From Kyangjin we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight at a lodge.
Place:Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Besi (1,600m.). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. Overnight at a lodge.
Place:Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. We drive along the unpaved road till Betrawati and we begin to follow narrow well paved road. Overnight at hotel.
Place:Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Today is a free day, rest at your hotel or explore the amazing attractions of the ancient cities of the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we will drop you off to international airport for your onward flight. We wish you have a safe and sound flight, good bye see you again in the future.
Langtang Kyanjin Gompa is located in the northeast of the capital city, Kathmandu, and is located in the northcentral mountain region of Nepal. It's around 68 kilometers far from Kathmandu valley and lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet. This trek is covered by the Langtang National park.
Yes, you can trek Langtang Kyanjin Gompa solo without hiring a guide but trekking alone sometimes can lead you to obstacles, the route can be quite confusing when you saw different ways, numerous dense forests, and increase the high risks of getting lost.
Planning to trek in the peak seasons such as Autumn and spring season, due to the limited tea house, it will be hard to get a room during this time. So that buying our affordable package or hiring a guide from us will help you to book your room beforehand. lead you in the right direction to reach the destination.
This one is the most asked question about this trek. so here we are with the answer. Langtang Kyanjin Gompa trek is an easy to moderate level trek. even the beginner's trekker can complete this trek successfully, no need for any previous trekking experience.
You should be physically and mentally fit. For the one and half weeks of the trek, on average you should walk around 5-6 hours a day. Walking at a high altitude can be quite tough as you have to wake up early to avoid cold wind. But if you have strong will and dedication you can easily complete this trek without much difficulty.
Of course, you can customize the trek itinerary according to your need, cost, and duration. Contact us, to customize the trek itinerary.
The maximum altitude that we hike in this trek is Kyanjin Ri standing at an altitude of 4500 meters. If we extend our itinerary and include one more night we can hike even in a higher altitude Tserko Ri which is standing at the altitude of 5000 meters. These points offer amazing views of the mountains and the valley.
Yes, you need travel insurance for any trips in Nepal to overcome the loss and bad circumstances such as snow, storm, landslides and other natural disasters, physical accidents, acute mountain sickness, and other natural disasters.
Trekking throughout the year is possible for the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa trek but the spring and autumn seasons are considered the best ones among four-season due to the stable warm temperature, clear weather, and mindblowing mountain views with clear skies, and this season is considered a safe season to explore as well. Being the best seasons, many trekkers choose this time in the year to explore, and if you want peace to travel, and avoid the crowd you can trek during winter (January to February) if the cold doesn’t bother you a lot and during the summer season, these times in the years you will not see many peoples and can get comfortable accommodation with good discount in meals too.
Lightweight thermal tops
Lightweight warm gloves
Heavyweight warm gloves
Light long cotton pants
Light warm thermal bottoms
Warm and waterproof pants
Thin inner socks
Thick hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes/ sandals
Large plastic bags
First Aid kit
Water bottle/camel bags
Portable altitude chamber and oxygen
Medium size quick-drying towel
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Face and body moisture
Toilet paper/tissue roll
Anti-bacteria hands wash
Once you receive all the information through our emails and when you are ready to book the trip, we request you to send us a photocopy of your passport along with a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and before and after your trip. In our program, we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis.
Yes, you can join the group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departure dates for the Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departure dates, because a private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families, and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selection of the starting date.
All Meals on a full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduce your trek Leader.
Definitely, one of our guides will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a placard of the company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
We did Langtang Kyanjin Gompa trek with Alpine Eco Trek. They were excellent from the start to the end of the trek. Ram Kumar was highly responsive, helpful and flexible. Binaya our guide for 9 days was wonderful, kind and highly experienced. Binaya made sure everything went smoothly and comfortably for us and was forthcoming in sharing knowledge of his culture and the mountains. He made sure our needs were well taken care of, and it was an enjoyable 8 days with him. We hope to be able to get their company when we go back to Nepal again one day in the future.
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