Kyanjin Valley Trek

Trip Duration

6 Days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude

3,850 m





Group Size


Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Kyanjin Valley Trek Overview

Kyanjin Valley Trek takes you through the exotic mountain trails while enjoying the pristine beauty of nature. Kyanjin valley is a beautiful Himalayan valley, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It is located in the Langtang region, Rasuwa district, in the border region with Tibet.


Langtang is an amazing gift of nature, with the unique combination of huge rocky mountains on its head and Lekali Kharka on its lap. The name ‘Kyanjin valley‘ comes from a 700 years old monastery Kyanjin Gompa located here. Besides, Kyanjin Gompa has the highest human settlement in Langtang valley. The Gompa lies at a height of 3850m, in Kyanjin valley. From Kyanjin Gompa, we can see Langtang Mountain along with Dorje Lakpa, Lirung, Jul, etc.


Kyanjin valley and Kyanjin Gompa are the major trekking destinations in Nepal. Kyanjin Valley is highly protected by Langtang National Park. The trail passes through green vegetation and rare animals. In addition to crystal clear rivers, mountain views, and flat gazing lands, Tibetan cultures, and lifestyle make the trek to Kyanjin valley very adventurous.


Along with the scenic beauty, Kyanjin valley is also a rich place in arts, culture, and unique traditions. The trail passes through several monasteries, stupas, prayer walls, and small Tibetan Buddhist villages. Kyanjin valley trek is one of the short and easy treks from Kathmandu.

Highlights of Kyanjin Valley Trek

  • Amazing view of Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, etc
  • Explore one of the oldest monasteries of Kyanjin valley
  • Get to know the Tibetan Buddhists, their culture, and their lifestyle
  • Explore several monasteries, stupas, and prayer walls

Trip Map

Difficulties of Limi Valley

The Kyanjin valley trek is a relatively short and easy trek. You will be walking for 4-5 hours per day which requires a good level of fitness. Physical, as well as mental fitness, is a very important part of this trek.


It is important to build muscle, ankle, and knee strength so that you do not have any problems during the journey. It is better to exercise, run, jog, and have healthy food before your journey starts.


The highest altitude here is 3850 m, the valley itself. There is also a slight risk of altitude sickness on this trek. Even though you will have opportunities for good acclimatization, there is still a low risk of altitude sickness

Symptoms of Mountain sickness

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heartbeats

Preventing mountain sickness 

  • Walk slow
  • Stay hydrated
  • Have nutritional food 
  • Have enough rest
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol 

Medicines for mountain sickness 

  • Acetazolamide 
  • Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
  • Promethazine (for nausea) 

Trekking Equipment List

Woolen t-shirts/shirts/thick sweaters. Backpack/Duffle bag
Thermal top/bottoms Passport
Jackets (Fiber or down) Passport size photographs
Raincoat Permit and travel insurance
Pair of sandals Suns cream and lip balm
Underwear Travel towel
Trekking trousers Wash kit
Sleeping trousers First aid kit
Hiking shorts Power bank
Waterproof pants Summer/winter hat
Daypack Buff/bandana
Sleeping bag/Sleeping bag liner Water bottles and water purifiers
Hiking boots Trekking poles
Hiking shocks Charger/adapter
Camp shoes Money/cash
Gloves and beanies Camera
Snow glasses and sunglasses trekking map
Down jacket/Gore-Tex Toiletries
Neck gaiter Water purification
Sun hat/woolen hat Water bottles

Other Requirements

Travel Insurance

Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you.


Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month. 



If you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months.      

Payment and Cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:


1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival.
3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.



1) A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2) The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3) A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4) All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.


Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

Dates of Trip


Group Discount Prices

No. of Persons
Price per Person
1 Person
2 Persons
3-5 Persons
6-9 Persons
10-14 Persons
15-17 Persons
17-25 Persons

Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
The average temperature in the spring season (March-May) can be around 10-20⁰C which is quite warm. Similarly, the temperature in autumn (September-November) can be around 10-20⁰C but might fall to 5⁰C at night. Summer being the hottest season the temperature rises over 30⁰C in the daytime. It slightly drops when there is rainfall. The temperature in the winter season ranges from 6-9⁰C in the daytime while it can fall to zero or below zero at night. The lowest temperature in the winter season is -3⁰C, especially in January. Kyanjin valley trek can be done in any month throughout the year. However, the best season to go is spring, (March to May) and September to November. December- February is also possible and offers you beautiful views of Rhododendrons forest and views of mountains. Monsoon season (July and August) also known as summer receives lot of rainfall and the trails are slippery and muddy also with low chances of floods and landslides. With necessary precaution, you can still trek Langtang valley.
Food and accommodation
Kyanjin valley trek is entirely a teahouse trek. There are enough teahouses available on the way and on the valley itself. However, the teahouses are very basic. They have a single room with twin sharing beds. The toilets and bathroom have to be shared as well. You can also get a private room sometimes. The price for tea houses is normally 6-7$ (600-700 NRS) per night. There are enough options for food. Several home-cooked meals like Dal, Bhat, vegetables, noodles, pasta, eggs, bread, etc. are found here. Besides this, you will also get tea, coffee, juice, pancakes, potatoes, momos, fried rice, hot soup, and many more. The basic price for lunch and dinner is 4-5$ (400-500NRS). Water, tea, and coffee might cost you 1-3$ (100-300 NRS).
Electronics and communication
Mobile coverages of NTC and NCELL are available in all villages, so you can be connected to your friends and families. Electricity is available in every teahouse so you can charge your phones and other electronics. Internet is available only in a few places like Shyabrubesi, Dhunche, and Langtang valley itself. You might have to pay extra money for these facilities.
Permits and fees
Langtang National Park SAARC countries- 1500 NRS (15$), excluding VAT NON-SAARC countries- 3000 NRS (30$), excluding VAT TIMS- 1000 NRS (10$)
Guides and porters
Kyanjin valley is one of the short treks from Kathmandu. If you are an experienced trekker and have basic ideas, there is no need for a guide. Nevertheless, a guide makes your journey more interesting and informative. They usually charge 25-30$ per day. If you are physically able to carry your own belongings, there is no need for a porter as well. However, they usually charge 20$ per day.
The gateway to Kyanjin valley is Shyabrubesi. There are many buses available from Kathmandu to Shyabrubesi which takes around 8-9 hours and cost 1200-1400 NRS. A helicopter tour is available to Kyanjin valley and Kyanjin Gompa as well. It is best suited to people who are under limited time or want to have a luxurious journey, or for someone who is physically disabled. It takes around 45 minutes to reach Kyanjin valley from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

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