Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 20
  • Max Elevation: 3800m
Highlights
  • 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

Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gumpa Trek is popular as moderate trekking in the Langtang region which takes us to incredible Langtang Valley and the highest point of this trek Kyanjin Gumpa. Both Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gumpa are rewarding vantage points to capture stupendous mountain summits and glaciers in the Langtang Himalayan range. The Himalayan range you are going to witness during Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gumpa Trek are Langtang, Lirung and Rolwaling. Also, this trek offers you authentic insights into Tamang cultural heritage and civilization.

Langtang National Park, diverse species of flora and fauna, soothing Langtang River, high pastures, magnificent landscapes, holy monasteries, and colorful prayer flags, stone inscriptions, mani walls, age-old Tamang Heritages, organic cheese factories, incredible Langtang Valley, the popular viewpoint Kyanjin Gumpa, majestic Himalayan views include Langtang, Lirung and Rolwaling are the prominent highlights of Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gumpa Trek.

Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gumpa Trek commences from the lower Langtang valley, Syabrubesi, through the forests and along with the Sherpa villages and farmlands of the people. Many villagers are originally from Tibet and still practicing Tibetan traditional ancient Time this route was an important business route with Tibet, Hence most of the villagers and peoples here still are associated with the trade and their trade link is mostly with Tibet. The trail ascends along Langtang river through the deep woods of Langtang National Park. The serenity and refreshment we experience during this walk will absolutely be first-class. Trekking via high green meadows and traditional Tamang settlements, we get to Langtang Valley, the most awaited highlight of this trek. Further, we trek to Kyanjin Gumba and celebrate the thrilling Himalayan ranges. Walk along the same trail down to Syabrubesi, get the bus, and drive back to Kathmandu to end your Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gumpa Trek

Since Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gumpa Trek is a moderate trek, it doesn’t demand sound stamina and technical skills of trekking and hiking. Those who have normal skills of hiking and trekking with good level stamina can do this trek. The best time of the year for Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gumpa Trek is Autumn ( Sep-Nov). Optionally, this trek also can be done in Spring( Mar-May).

You will be using very basic accommodation at local lodges and guesthouses. The room will be on sharing basis. You will hardly get the attached accommodation during the trek. And the lodges may get full during the peak season, Autumn. Regarding food, the local lodges provide us with the food item we want as mentioned in the food menu. Normally, noodles, bread items, Dal Bhat, dumplings, etc are the most common items of the food you find during this trek.

Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to the hotel.

Our representative presents at the airport on the arrival will be holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition. Try to find it. After we receive you at the airport, soon, we will  transfer to the hotel. This is a  short drive around 30 minutes from airport to the hotel you stay. Sometimes, you mat get heavy traffic too. 

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will let you see your guide or trip leader in this meeting. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, copy of passport and copy of travel insurance

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

After breakfast in the morning at Hotel your tour to explore Kathmandu valley begins. For the whole day, you will be exploring Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical cultural heritages like Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu durbar square, Boudhnath, Pashupatinath which are enlisted in UNESCO World heritage sites. 

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

The Bus depart is early in the morning from the Kathmandu New Bus Station Gongabhu. As you drive 30km you will reach the immaculate village on the bank of the river Trishuli. During your drive, you also get an overview of the Himalaya including Mt Manaslu, Mt Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and the Peaks of the Langtang Area.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Syabru Besi

Today, you will follow  Langtang River till you get to Lama Hotel. The lush forest with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo make your walk more delightful. It is a moderate walk. Similarly, crossing the suspension bridges and passing via traditional Tmanag settlements will be another highlight of today’s trip to Lama Hotel from Syabrubesi. You will also enjoy melodious natural waterfalls on the way. Some trekkers have shared their experience of seeing wild boar on today’s trip. Eventually, on reaching 2748 meters, we get to Lama Hotel where we end up the walk for the day-Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lama Hotel
  • 2748m

Leaving lama hotel, we have an accent above the Langtang Khola. Now, the trail becomes steeper. We have the most fabulous views of Langtang and Lirung lying at 7246 meters. Next, the trail leads to a log bridge, and on ascending further we come across beautiful meadows of Ghoda Tabela located at 3000m. Here, we see several local lodges and an army check post. Progressing the trip, the path opens up into a wide and incredible valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang traditional settlements. We, further, see water-driven mills and holy prayer wheels. After passing the stream and ascend up to 3500m meters we reach the Langtang Valley. Langtang Valley is also the headquarter for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses. The valley offers a stupendous view of Langtang and Lirung. Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Langtang Village
  • 3500m

From Langtang Valley, the trail takes us through incredible yak pastures and picturesque traditional settlements of Muna to Singdun. Now, we cross a wooden bridge across a creek and arrive at a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Ultimately, on ascending the mountain passes, we arrive at our final destination of this trip, KyagjinGompa. At Kyanjin Gompa, we can see a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kyangjin Gompa
  • 3800m

We take a day off for acclimatization and exploration. We go to explore interesting places like the holy monasteries, cheese factory, and the entire surrounding including magnificent mountain peaks and the mighty glaciers. We can also climb KyangjinRi located at 4350m from where incredible views of snow-capped mountains are just in front of you. Further, we can walk up the moraine to see more stupendous mountain ridges and mighty glaciers-Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Teq House
  • Kyangjin Gompa
  • 3800m

 From Kyangjin Gompa, we undertake our trip along the same trail back to the Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we again follow the melodious Langtang Khola to Langtang village and further on to Ghoda Tabela. Here, we may stop briefly for lunch or for some snacks and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel- Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lama Hotel
  • 2748m

We are still inside Langtang National Park and can experience pure wilderness during this descent to Syabrubesi. Especially, the lush forest, green pastures, and natural waterfalls make our today’s trip more memorable. Eventually, we end this walk for today after we get to Syabrubesi and celebrate our successful trip in the evening.Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Syapru Besi

It is around 9-10 hours drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. We drive along Araniko Highway from Trishuli to Kathmandu. After arriving at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will have a farewell dinner where you can again see your guide and our representative to share your trip experience. Overnight in Hotel-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

We will arrange your drop to Kathmandu airport for your flight back to home. Or optionally, your another trip will be arranged.

  • BF
  • Non
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

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 paperwork 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

Useful Info

Necessary Trekking Equipment

To fully enjoy your trek, having the right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. The trekking equipment necessary depends on the type of trek, the time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and the maximum altitude of the trek.

A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget the essential equipment for your safety and comfort on your trek. Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during the winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having the required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios that could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For your ease, the following are the equipment that you have to bring with you. 

Footwear

  • Trekking Boot: one Pair
  • Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1

Clothing

  • Down  or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
  • Warm cotton trousers: 2
  • Shirt and T-shirts: 4
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
  • Long underwear: 2,  Short underwear: 4
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
  • Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1

Medicinal

  • Basic first-aid box
  • Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
  • Insect/anti-itch Ointment
  • Non-prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reducer, antibiotics, and ointments
  • Prescription medicine traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine 
  • Female Sanitary pads
  • Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
  •  Band-aid
  • Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever 

Other Equipment

  • Day Pack at Least 25 kg
  • Water Bottle 1
  • Sun Cream 1
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Towel
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Laundry soap
  • Swiss Knife
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.

Optional

  • Notebook and Pen
  • Toilet articles
  • Toilet Roll

For additional information, you can check our article  Trekking Gears Checklist

Altitude sickness:

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 suffer altitude sickness.
You may get some of the mild and common symptoms including headaches, low appetite, and restless sleep. More challenging symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. The severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty in breathing, poor communication, 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.

Travel insurance:

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness at 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 is 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, visit our information section.

Tea house trekking:

Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at a 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. The cost of porters is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers according to the guidelines recommended by the International Porter Protection Group. If you are planning to carry more weight than the guidelines, please let us know prior to the trekking. Normally, 18kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that is not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave it at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 people's 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 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 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

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