Langtang Valley Kyangji Gumba Trek begins from the lower Langtang valley, through the forests and along with the Sherpa villages and farmlands of the people. Many villagers are originally from Tibet. Once this route was an important trading route with Tibet, therefore, most of the villagers and peoples here still are involved in the trade. Langtang Valley Kyangji Gumba Trek is great trek in Nepal. Langtang Valley Kyangji Gumba Trek also called “the valley of glaciers trek”. Mountain View is excellent and surrounding spectacular views of mountains. On either side of the valley, mountains rise, soaring into the sky. The valley offers pain forest, slow-moving rivers, and swift mountain streams, rugged rock, and snow-capped peaks. In the upper part of the valley, there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lake with icebergs floating on them and water of crystalline brightness. There are also high mountains of solid ice.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Trekking
Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
Group Size: 20
Max Elevation: 3800m
A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
- Spectacular moderate walk via Lush rhododendron and diverse vegetations
- Rhythmic and crystal clear Langtang River
- Core wilderness into the Langtang Langtang National Park
- Mesmerizing high pastures and meadows
- Langtang National Park and its diverse species of flora and faunas
- Holy stone inscriptions, manis, prayer flags and monasteries
- Organic cheese factories
- Giant glaciers and mountain peaks include Langtang, Lirung and other alluring mountain summits
- Friendly Tamang people and their rich culture
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to the hotel.
This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative at the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.
After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, copy of passport and copy of travel insurance
Day 02: Local sightseeing in Kathmandu - Overnight in hotel –
This sightseeing tour commences after breakfast at around 8. You will have lunch during the tour in the afternoon. So, you have better have some money, Nepali currency is expected. For the whole day, you will be exploring Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical cultural heritages like swoyambhunath, Kathmandu durbar square, buddhnath, Pashupatinath which are enlisted in UNESCO World heritage sites. The tour ends at around 4 pm.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Syabru Besi at (1400m. 4593ft.) about 9 hours bus journey
After driving for 30 km, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. We also get to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region-Overnight in Lodge-
Day 04: Syabru Besi - Lama Hotel at (2748m. 9015ft.) about 8 hours Trek
We traverse the ridge on Syabru Besi’s main road and soon reach Ghopcha Khola. Terraced fields and dense forest with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo open up. We may get to see yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkey, red panda, and Himalayan black bear en route. Further on, the trail crosses a stream and a bridge. We pass by several small bhattis (tea shops). As we continue ascending steeply along the trail, we come across a steel suspension bridge at 2000 meters. The route further crosses to the north bank of the Langtang Khola amid the spectacular vistas of cascading waterfalls and opens into a scrub oak forest. On reaching 2748 meters, we arrive at Lama Hotel where we conclude the trek for the day-Overnight in Lodge-
Day 05: Lama Hotel - Langtang village at (3500m. 11482ft.) about 7 hours Trek
Leaving lama hotel, then we continue ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meters. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a army check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. We arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses-Overnight in Lodge-
Day 06: Langtang village - Kyangjin Gompa at (3800m. 12467ft.) about 4 hours Trek
From Lang Tang village. the trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending the mountain passes, we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory-Overnight in Lodge-
Day 07: Day exploration in Kyangjin Gompa
We take a day off for acclimatization and proper rest. We get to explore interesting places like the monastery, cheese factory, etc. We can climb Kyangjin Ri located at 4350m from where amazing views of snow-capped mountains are spreading right next to you. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers-Overnight in Lodge-
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa - Lama Hotel at (2748m. 9015ft.) about 7 hours Trek
From Kyangjin Gompa, we take the route back to the Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel-Overnight in Lodge-
Day 09: Lama Hotel - Syapru Besi at (1400m. 4593ft.) about 8 hours Trek
Leaving Lama Hotel, and we head back to Syabru Besi. We can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight into the culture and custom of the Tamang community. We can also simply relax in the sun savoring the beauty of the majestic Himalayan Mountains-Overnight in Lodge-
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
We conclude our trip with a drive of 9 hours back to Kathmandu-Overnight in Hotel-
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home.
What to Expect
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu
- City Tour In Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- City Tour entrance fees
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
The more you ascend to the higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standards policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
Tea house trekking:
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.
Carrying my stuff when trekking:
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that is not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Can I drink the tap water:
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chlorine tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.
How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking:
- All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend/family member who is over 18 years of age.
- Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
- Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11