Langtang Kyanjing Gompa Trekking is one of the minimum trekked, yet a standout amongst the most wonderful trekking track found north of the Kathmandu valley.
Langtang Kyanjin Gompa trekking
Starting from Dhunche, Kyanjin Gomba Trek takes you into the heart of the Langtang Region. Once in the valley, you are overwhelmed by the alpine forests and have a stunning perspective of Langtang glacier right before your very eye.
We trek the distance to the traditional and ethnic village of Kyanjin Gomba along with untouched forest where we enjoy a day of rest with the company of noteworthy mountains. From Kyanjin Gompa, a continuation to the pastures of Langsisa at an altitude of 4.084 m gives the great perspectives of various glaciers.
There are few huts in Langsisa that could be arrived at inside one day walk from Kyanjin Gompa. Visit to Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa or Monastery, and the Lirung glacier are the primary highlights of this tour. This trek arrives at an altitude of 4,300 m in about 10 days and involves moderate hiking.
We take a local bus/jeep to Dhunche to start the trek, it is almost 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. We will stay in Dhunche on the first day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek to start the trek next morning after breakfast. Dhunche is a small village where traditional Tibetan people leaves, Some local basic tea houses are there for trekkers’ facilities. Instead of Dhunche nowadays trekkers directly drive to Syabru which is one hour drive up from Dhunche or more or less two hours hiking up.
Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek Highlights
– Visit Tibetan village at Langtang
– Amazing views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa
– Ascent of Chorkari Ri (5050m)
– Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
– Spectacular views of the Ice fluted Gyanghempa.Beautiful Langtang valley, breathtaking scenery of Langtang, Dorje Lakpa ranges, Cheese factory, rhododendron,
Elevation and altitude profile for Langtang Kyanjing gompa trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu and tranfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Free and arrangement day.
Day 03: Drive to Dhunche by public bus.
Day 04: Dhunche (2030mtrs) trek to Syabru gaon(2210mtrs)
Day 05: Syabru gaon to Lama Hotel (2340).
Day 06: Lama Hotel to Langtang(3330mtrs).
Day 07: Langtang to Kyanjing gompa (3730mtrs) for 2 to 3 hrs and after lunch hike to Langtang Glacier or hike to Kyanjing ri.
Day 08: Kyanjing trek down to Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabru besi.
Day 10: Syabru Besi drive back to Kathmandu by public bus.
Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu and tranfer to the hotel.
We will pick up you from the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu on the very first day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trekking.
Day 02: Free and arrangement day.
Today is free and arrangement day or as an option you can also do the Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (2000 m).
On the third day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek, we will take a bus to Syarbu Besi early morning after breakfast. Trekking with seeing terraced fields, few jungles, Small River, few different villages. En route, we can enjoy the scenic views of the mountain and rice terrains. SyabruBesi bazaar. Syabrubesi is the initial point for trekking in Langtang valley.
Day 04: Syabru to Lama Hotel (2748 m)
On the fourth day of 10 days Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek Itinerary, we will depart from the main road and lower down to a camping area via the route opposite to the Hotel Village View. The trail further prolongs through the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi and ascends to Thulo Syabru before crossing a bridge over Langtang Khola. Later the trail leads to set of six lodges at Changthang which goes by the name of Lama.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3500 m).
The fifth day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek 10 Days Itinerary starts your trek onward of stepping up, it takes around 5-6 hrs to reach Langtang Valley.
A short ascent up the hill will take us to the trail that opens up in Langtang valley. The valley offers the breathtaking scenery of Langtang Lirung. Later we will pass through a forest to reach the meadow where yak and the wild goats can be seen grazing. We will stay in beautiful Langtang valley overnight on the fifth day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek.
Day 06: Langtang Valley to Kyagjin (3800 m).
On the sixth day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek, the l skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun up to Kyagjin.
We will clamber uphill all the way to Sindum and Yamphu. Later the route takes us through Laja Khola to arrive at a viewpoint which provides the panoramic views of Kyanjin Gompa and icefall from Lirung and Kinshung. Below to the viewpoint exists Kyanjin Gompa where we will stay overnight.
Day 07: Kyagjin Rest Day. Explore day,
You can enjoy your day walking around to the Langtang Region and see the Cheese Factory. We will take a well-deserved rest from trekking and ease up our stiff muscles. Kyanjin Gompa offers splendid views of Langtang Lirung, Genjempol and Kenga Himal ranges.
The cheese factory, Buddhist monastery and Tsergo Ri (5033m) are other sites which you would like visiting. Mostly we recommended for Tsergo Ri Hike, which provides you with a stunning view of mountains, and when you be on the top of Tsergo Ri Unbelievable mountains will surround you. This would be one of the most exciting days on Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek 10 days itinerary.
Day 08: Kyagjin to Lama Hotel (2748 m).
Today is the eighth day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek 10 days itinerary. We walk back to Lama Hotel following the trail of we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (2000 m).
We start our trek back to Syabru Besi on the ninth day of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek 10 days itinerary.
Day 10: Syabru Besi to Kathmandu.
Today we drive back to Kathmandu by bus and finishing our Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek.
Trip Cost US$ 690 Per person
- Your arrival and departure from Airport –hotel -airport.
- Two night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- All your standard meals like, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek.
- Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
- Equipment like sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things etc if you do not have your own. To be returned after the trip.
- All ground transportation by bus.
- Well English speaking guide, experienced, with government license holder.
- A Guide, food, Transport, Accommodation, Salary, equipments, e.t.c. All paid.
- A Strong Porter among the two trekkers ( one porter sharing among two member ) including all his expenses including full insurance during the trek.
- Monastery fees.
- A trekking route map
- Emergency helicopter rescues service. ( pay by your travel insurance company.)
- Insurance of Guide and porter.
- National Park fee
- TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System.)
- First aid box with normal medical supplies, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
- All kind’s of Drink’s like Mineral water, beer Juice, Coke, fanta, other alcoholic hard drink’s, ETC.
- Extra night hotel night and activities in Kathmandu.
- Sweet things like chocolate and others
- Your personal expenses.
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FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions
Trekking to a new place can always be nerve-wracking disregard of the number of times you might have done it. Every place has its own culture, non-verbal norms and values, government policies and so on.
Having even the basic knowledge about the place can boost your confidence and give you a positive anticipation of the experience you can gain from the place.
If you are looking forward to trek in Nepal, this article will indeed be of great use to refer to. Answered below, are some of the most frequently asked questions about trekking in Nepal.
1. Is trekking difficult?
The difficulty level of the trek entirely depends upon the trek you chose.
If you happen to be trekking for the first time, or your physical condition does not permit you to (because of age or other medical conditions) you can always look for easy treks.
Easy treks have shorter number of days, less distance to be walked in a day, and relatively lower altitudes. You do not have to have prior experience or knowledge to trek to these places.
If you are adventurer and are looking for some thrill, you have plenty of options to choose from. Difficult treks have longer number of days. You will have to walk for 5-7hrs a day on an average and these treks are mostly situated in high altitudes. These treks also demand a good level of physical fitness.
Unlike other product, trekking is not about more for better. The difficulty level has got nothing to do with the experience you can gain from a trek.
Go for what you want to and what your physical ability will allow you to. Do not push yourself too hard. Trekking is not a competition. Its relaxation.
2. Is trekking expensive?
This entirely depends upon how much you are willing to spend on your trek. You can trek luxuriously by spending lavishly or you can backpack. It all depends upon how much your bank balance allows you to.
You will get accommodation for as less as 3-4$ per night, or you can pay up to 60-1004 per night for luxury resorts. On an average, you will need not more than 10$ for a meal. If you are looking for economical places, you can eat 3 meals for 10$! But eating at such places come at a great cost of low hygiene rate.
Bottom line: Nepal is not an expensive place when it comes to tourism. It is probably one of the places you can have the most economical luxury trek comparing to what a luxury trek would otherwise cost in your country!
3. What preparations should I make before trekking?
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.
Ending up with sore muscles, blisters, joint pain, and back pain can be very discomforting while trekking. This is unlikely to happen if you exercise beforehand.
Start exercising at least a month before the trek. You can do cardio exercises like running, jogging, long walks, cycling and swimming. Carry a light backpack along with you to get used to it. Gym work out can be a good option too. Just don’t over-do it.
If you are going on an easy trek, you need not be very physically fit. But prior exercising is still a good option. You will only make your journey more comfortable.
4. What are the things I need to pack?
There are a long list of things you will need for trekking. The things you carry can affect the entire experience of your journey. So make sure that while purchasing any gear, make no compromisation on the quality or the brand of the equipment.
To know about the things you require, refer to the following link-
5. Do I need special permission to trek?
You will not need trekking permits in any of the treks in the Everest region, the Annapurna region and also in the Langtang region. But you will have to pay entry fees while entering a conservation area or a national park.
Trekking permits are a must for trekking in the restricted regions. The permits are available for purchase in the department of immigration located in Dillibazaar, Kathmandu. For further information, refer to-
6. Is drinking water easily available?
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.
An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 0.4-0.7$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.
Therefore, do not forget to take at least two water bottles with you.
7. What kind of food is available during trekking?
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.
Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. The best part- an extra helping will no cost you extra! The meal is highly nutritional. It will also keep you fueled for long walks.
8. What kind of accommodation should I expect?
Accommodation depends upon the type of trekking you are going for. There are two types of trekking
1. Tea house trekking:
You will be spending your night in tea houses. Tea houses are local lodges and hotels. They are small and comfortable enough. Most rooms are shared with two small cots that have mattress, pillows and sheets. If you need spare blankets, you can always ask for it. The rooms have attached bathroom, western flush designed and shower. You will have to pay for hot shower and electricity.
Dormitories are also available and a very low cost of about 3-4$ per night. These come with common toilets and bathrooms.
The cleanliness of the rooms may not live up to your expectations. Bring your own pillow if possible. Conjunctivitis is a common case you might fall sick of.
2. Camp treks
In this type, you will spend your nights in tented camps. Such treks mostly lie in the restricted regions. These regions do not have enough facilities to accommodate many people.
9. What are the risks associated with trekking?
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.
You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.
10. How to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
There is absolutely nothing you can do to prepare your body for altitude sickness. But yo can take few precautionary measures to avoid it. They are-
- Attain height gradually and slowly
- As you cross over 2000meters, reduce your number of walking hours and walk slow
- Drink plenty of water
- Take ample rest. Take more rest if you feel like your body is asking for it
- Eat high caloric food
- Avoid smoking or drinking
11. How to diagnose AMS?
In order to detect AMS, you need to be aware of the symptoms of them. They are-
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
- Feeling unsteady
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty sleeping
If you notice any of the symptoms, take immediate precautionary measures such as:
- Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
- Descend to a lower altitude if possible
- Take complete rest until you feel well
- Do not exercise
- Do not smoke
- Drink plenty of water
- Take external oxygen supply if necessary
- Take anti-sickness medicines
If you see no further improvement in your heath within the next 48 hours, you will have to be deported to Kathmandu in a helicopter. Therefore, do not forget to issue and insurance that will cover you helicopter reuse cost.
12. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.
A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.
A porter is someone who will carry your load for you so that you can enjoy long walks.
In case you hire them, you are entirely responsible for providing them with trekking gears, food and accommodation and other medical facilities.
Guide/porter as also available these days. These are people who play the role of both a guide and a porter. Hiring them will save you from bearing an additional cost.
13. Can I trek solo?
To some places, yes. But trekking solo in the restricted area is completely forbidden. You will have to trek in a group.
A lot of people trek solo in Nepal and have thoroughly enjoyed. Trekking solo has its own benefits. You will not have to adjust your schedule according to anyone. You can also follow your own route as you wish to. Also, finding your way, especially in the non-restricted regions, is very easy. The routes are well marked and pretty straight.
Nepal is completely safe for solo trekkers. But you will also have to be a little more careful while travelling alone.
14. What is the difference between trekking independently and trekking with an agency?
Trekking independently means trekking without an agency. You can hire a guide or a porter if you want to. You may also have a trekking partner. But the entire journey depends upon the way you want to take it.
In treks organized by agencies, they will have a well-planned schedule designed for you which you will have to strictly follow. Most of the times, you will be travelling with a group. The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.
15. Which is the best season to trek in Nepal?
Every season as its own charm. However, the best seasons are spring lasting from April to May and autumn lasting from September to November.
In these two season, Nepal sees the maximum number of tourists who come to trek. These are the busiest months of the year. The weather is highly pleasant and favorable for long walks. The trails are blossoming with fresh leaves and flowers. The clear skies allow you to get a great view of the magnificent Himalayas.
The above information covers up almost everything you need to know about trekking. If you happen to have any queries, please feel free to leave a comment below or inbox us at [email protected]