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Descent from Kyangin Ri to Glacier Valley

Alternative descent from Kyangin Ri

Petr Liška
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Descent from Kyangin Ri to Glacier Valley
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Langtang Trek Part 9: Kyangin Ri is a popular acclimatization tour from Kyanjin Gompa. However, most tourists return the same way or just a short distance away. A more interesting and adventurous alternative is to come down to the so-called Glacier Valley and return to the Kyanjin gompa by a little detour. Basically, you will make climbing from Kyangin Ri a relaxing trip for the whole day

Descent from Kyangin Ri by an alternative route

From the top of Kyangin Ri you continue on and descend along a narrow path towards the saddle. View back to the top

Descent from Kyangin Ri by an alternative route
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View from the saddle

You are in the saddle for a while, but before you start to descend into the valley, go a few meters further over the saddle and enjoy the beautiful view

View from the saddle
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Bad descent
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Bad descent

From the saddle, two paths descend into the Glacier Valley, the seemingly worse winding one is the right one. This more pronounced and at first glance more comfortable ends in a landslide slope and you will have to descend at least 50 meters before you hit the second one.

The bottom of the valley

The bottom of the valley is a proper stonemason supplied with material from weathered slopes. You must cross the valley to the other side along which the path leads down the valley

The bottom of the valley
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View of the saddle

In the stream in the middle of the stonemasonry, we replenished the water, which must be naturally nicely filtered. View from the other side of the valley to the saddle from where we started the descent and rubble slopes, which must be traversed on the way down

View of the saddle
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Descent down the valley

When descending, pay attention to the footpath, which is not always 100% clear. But be sure to always head to the pastoral stone pens, which you will see from a great distance on the edge of the valley

Descent down the valley
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View of the Kimshung Glacier

When descending the valley, you have the largest Kimshung glacier here in the palm of your hand. If you still have the strength it is probably realistic to climb up the slope to the front of the glacier

View of the Kimshung Glacier
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Glacier View Point

After about two hours of descent from Kyangin Ri through a completely deserted valley, you come to places where there are pastoral fences and large boulders. From here, the way back to Kyangin Gompa is absolutely clear and distinct. This place is also marked on the map as Glacier Viewpoint, which is based on the truth, as seen from the photo. From here you will meet people who come here for an easier acclimatization trip. So thanks to this alternative descent, you have two trips in one day

Glacier View Point
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Langtang Lirung from Glacier View Point

Langtang Lirung is nice from everywhere

Langtang Lirung from Glacier View Point
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View of the descent path

Glacier View Point is more than a hundred meters above the valley and the road descends steeply. From here you can see all the way to our destination – Kyanjin Gompu far on the horizon

View of the descent path
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Road through the valley

After the initial steep descent, another walk through the valley is absolutely comfortable. It pays to turn quite often

Road through the valley
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Road below Lower Kiangin Ri

The road follows the Lower Kiangin Ri, which we climbed at the very beginning of the day. From here it looks like a real rock

Road below Lower Kiangin Ri
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Before Kyangin Gompa

The circuit closes and we come back to Kyanjin Gompa

Before Kyangin Gompa
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