Langtang Kyangjin Gompa Trek

Embark on a classic trek, explore Langtang valley, Buddhist culture, Cheese factory in Kyangjin Gompa and wonderful views of Himalayas

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13 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 4000 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

Langtang Kyangjin Gompa Trek is a truly classic trek in 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 Kyangjin Gompa is the high alpine village with 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 the majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m) Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Naya Kanga Ri (5846m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m).

Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek starts from Kathmandu with a scenic and zigzag drive along Trisuli River to Dhunche and finally reach at 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 peoples here still are involved in trade. On our route, we can have a trek through Langtang National Park as it is located at the very edge of the Park. We also have 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 trekker's peaks. We also visit 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.

Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m), 8 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 05: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m), 6 to 7 hours walking.
Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m), 3 to 4 hours walking.
Day 08: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around.
Day 09: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, 5 to 6 hours walking. 
Day 10: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 11: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu, 8 to 9 hours drive.
Day 12: Kathmandu free day.
Day 13: Final departure.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
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.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
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.           

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m), 8 hours drive.
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.

Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
 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.

Day 05: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m). Afterwards, we trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) 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.

Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m), 6 to 7 hours walking.
As we continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), 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.

Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m), 3 to 4 hours walking.
 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 (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.) and Langtang Lirung (7245m.). Overnight at a lodge.

Day 08: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around.
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 [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, 5 to 6 hours walking. 
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.

Day 10: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi, 5 to 6 hours walking.
 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 (1600m.). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 11: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu, 8 to 9 hours drive.
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. 

Day 12: Kathmandu free day.
Breakfast at hotel, today is a free for buying souvenirs for your friends, family and relatives. In evening, join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show and celebrate your great trek with a local meal and drinks. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Final departure.
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.

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Necessary transportation from Kathmandu return trips
  • Langtang National Park fee with trekking permits
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek: 

How can I book Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and mountain trek with stunning views of LLangtang Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek?
This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April,  May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
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 bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 4000m walking through villages, rivers, green hills and snow trails, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during 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.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, one of our guides will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


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Equipments & Packing List for Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek

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Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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