Kyanjin Gompa Trek: Exploring the Himalayan Enclave of Tranquility and Cultural Riches

Nestled in the heart of the Langtang Valley, the Kyanjin Gompa trek is a captivating journey that combines breathtaking mountain vistas with rich cultural experiences. Located at an elevation of 3,870 meters (12,697 feet), Kyanjin Gompa is a traditional Buddhist monastery and a vibrant Sherpa settlement. The trek to Kyanjin Gompa offers trekkers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of the Himalayas, interact with the friendly Sherpa community, and explore the spiritual ambiance of the ancient monastery.

The trek to Kyanjin Gompa typically begins in Syabrubesi and follows a scenic trail through the Langtang Valley. Trekkers pass through lush forests, picturesque terraced fields, and traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages. The trail gradually ascends, revealing breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. Upon reaching Kyanjin Gompa, trekkers are greeted by the tranquil atmosphere of the monastery and the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains. The area also serves as a base for further exploration, including hikes to Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri, which offer panoramic views of the Langtang range.

Kyanjin Gompa is not only a place of natural beauty but also a cultural hub that allows trekkers to delve into the traditions and lifestyle of the Sherpa community. Interactions with the warm and hospitable Sherpa people provide insights into their unique way of life, rich folklore, and deep-rooted Buddhist beliefs. Visitors have the opportunity to observe and participate in daily rituals at the monastery, such as prayer ceremonies and butter lamp offerings. The monastery’s ancient architecture, colorful prayer flags, and intricately carved mani walls create a spiritually enchanting atmosphere. Trekkers can savor traditional Sherpa cuisine, visit local cheese factories, and learn about the art of yak herding, which is central to the Sherpa livelihood.

The Kyanjin Gompa trek is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes that unfold along the way. The Langtang Valley is adorned with lush forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and pine trees, while the sound of gushing rivers and cascading waterfalls provide a soothing backdrop. The backdrop of snow-capped peaks creates a picturesque setting, with glaciers and high-altitude lakes adding to the enchantment. Trekkers are treated to panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, and other Himalayan giants, providing ample opportunities for photography and moments of awe and reflection.

Kyanjin Gompa serves as a serene retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The tranquility of the surroundings, combined with the crisp mountain air, offers a rejuvenating experience. The absence of light pollution in this remote location creates perfect conditions for stargazing. On clear nights, the sky transforms into a celestial masterpiece, with countless stars illuminating the darkness and the Milky Way stretching across the horizon. Trekkers can revel in the serenity of the night sky, connecting with the vastness of the universe and experiencing a profound sense of peace and wonder.

The Kyanjin Gompa trek is a remarkable adventure that combines the best of nature, culture, and spirituality. It offers trekkers an opportunity to explore the pristine beauty of the Langtang Valley, engage with the welcoming Sherpa community, and experience the tranquility of the ancient monastery. The trek to Kyanjin Gompa provides a profound escape from the ordinary, immersing trekkers in a world of stunning mountain vistas, cultural riches, and a sense of serenity that lingers long after the journey is over.

Trekking in Langtang  region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum one person
Maximum 15 person

Trek features :

  1. Old Tibetan monasteries , Buddhist culture .
  2. spectacular mountain views of Langtang  ranges
  3. Rhododendron flowers forest, many types of orchids
  4. Cheese factory , visit once 
  5. Tamang  cultural & practices.

Grade : Low to Medium

Elevation: Max. 4350 Meters. (Kyanjin ri)

Accommodation : Tea House

Food: Continental 

Equipment List

The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun  glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Kyanjin Gompa trek Itinerary

Day 1 :

Day to day itinerary for Trek (trek 9 days )

Day 1: Arrival in kathmandu airport (1350m.) then transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Full day sight seeing tour and trek preparation

Trek start

Day 3: Drive to syabrubeshi (5-6 hrs .) over night .

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2748m.), 5-6 hours

Day 5: Trek to Langtang village (3500m.), 5-6 hours.

Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m.),3-4 hours.

Day 7: Explore day to Kyanjin- Ri (4350m.) , 3-4 hours.

Day 8: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2748m.), 5-6 hours.

Day 9 : Trek to Thulo syabru (1970m.), 5-6 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Chandanbari (3330m.), 5-6 Hours.

Day 11: Trek to Dhunche (1980m.), 3 Hours , drive to kathmandu then transfer to the Hotel.

Trek End

Day 12: Rest and farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant .

Day 13: Fly out own destination or extra activities (visit Pokhara , jungle safari & water rafting is recommended).

Kyanjin Gompa trek cost Includes/Excludes

Kyanjin Gompa trek cost Includes

  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  • Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area /Restricted area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  • Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Kyanjin Gompa trek cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documets
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airpot & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather ,land slide
  • Bar bills such as mineral water , cola , beer & personal items.

Kyanjin Gompa trek map

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Kyanjin Gompa Trek: Exploring the Himalayan Enclave of Tranquility and Cultural Riches