Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek

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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 the 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 the 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 Trisuli River to Dhunche and finally reach 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 the 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 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 trekker’s 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. 

Highlights

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

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):

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. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

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.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

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. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu to Dhunche
  • Maximum Altitude:1,966m

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. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhunche to Syabru Gaon
  • Maximum Altitude:2,581m

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.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude:2,470m

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. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lama Hotel to Langtang village
  • Maximum Altitude:3,430m

 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. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa
  • Maximum Altitude:3,870m

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. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kyangjin Gompa
  • Maximum Altitude:3,870m

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. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • 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. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • 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.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

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.

    Inclusion

    • 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.
    • 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.


     

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    Useful Information

    Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek is a tea-house based trek in the Langtang region, during the trek on the trails each and every stop provides the comfortable mountain lodges and basic guesthouses with warm and cozy rooms. We are organizing Langtang Kyanjin Gompa trek in a small group/private trip, please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do a trip then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size and requirements.

    FAQs

    How can I book Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek?

    Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and a 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 non-stop flights from the Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, 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 Langtang 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 the 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 a bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departures dates for Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek. We can arrange a 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 is best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selecting the 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 equipment 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 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.

    Do I have a 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 you regarding 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 placard of the company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
     

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