Tserko Ri: Mountain Peak In Langtang Region Of Nepal

by Afaque Ghumro

The Langtang National Park area has the high peak known as Tserko Ri. It is located northeast of Basen-Powell Peak and southeast of Tsanbu Ri Peak. Tserko Ri summit is located at 5033 meters above sea level. This summit is not on the main Langtang Valley trekking path. But those who enjoy a little extra adventure usually include a visit to Tserko Ri in their holiday plans. 

Kyanjin Ri Peak is the highest peak in the Lantang Valley walk. It is a short distance from Kyanjin Gompa, a hamlet in Latang. A well-liked location for sightseeing is the Kyanjin Ri Peak. The peaks and glaciers encircling the Upper Langtang Valley are seen from this location. One sees landscapes that include the Lantang Lirung glacier and the entire mountain. The location is well-liked for its views of the sunset and sunrise. On the other hand, Lantang’s Tserko Ri, which is far higher up, provides equally stunning vistas.

The most popular walk is to Kyanjin Ri, but there is also a far more difficult and uncommon option to climb Tserko Ri. It’s a fantastic option for hikers looking for a challenge. The Kyanjin Gompa is dwarfed by the Tserko Ri summit. There is an almost 1500 m vertical increase from the summit to the apex. This compensates for an extremely challenging last push. It’s not an insurmountable effort, though. 

Trekkers hardly ever visit the unexplored section of Lantang Valley. Walking through a place this unexplored makes for a very thrilling experience. We’ll give you a brief overview of what to expect on your Trek to Lantang here.


Take on a challenging hike to the astounding elevation of 5033 meters. 
Reach an unspoiled natural area where you may enjoy vistas that extend all the way to Tibet and snow-capped peaks like Lantang. 
Explore mani walls, Chortens, and historic monasteries. 
Engage in conversation with the locals to learn more about Tibetan culture. 
Trek across the alpine forests of Nepal, passing through stands of birch, pine, and rhododendron. 
excellent opportunity to observe up close the wildlife, unique birds, and other Himalayan species found in Nepal.

Permits needed to reach Tserko Ri

Only the standard permissions required for the Langtang Valley trek are needed for the Tserko Ri hike. To enter the Langtang National Park, you need an admission permission. It is also necessary to have a Trekker’s Information Management System Permit (TIMS). The TIMS permit is used for all kinds of long treks in Nepal.

Best time to visit Tserko Ri

Traveling to Tserko Ri is best done in the months of March through April and October through November. There are two seasons during these months: spring and autumn. This is the best time of year for trekking because there won’t be any mud or dangerous trails. The temperature will be moderate and the weather will be less turbulent. In addition, you’ll be treated to spectacular, unobstructed views with unclouded blue skies throughout specific months. The trails will be crowded with hikers at these times, though, as these are the most popular times for trekking. We advise making reservations in advance!

How to reach Tserko Ri?

To reach the Tserko Ri, you have to hike for three to four hours every day for almost a week over the Langtang Valley. The walking route will begin at Syabrubesi. It just takes seven hours by car to get from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. You’ll pass through valleys, historic hamlets, and subtropical forests along the way. You will pass through rivers that flow and rugged hills as you journey downward. The trail ends at the Lama Hotel after a few nearly identical climbs and descents. Terrace farms flank the hotel, which is lined with birch trees on both sides. 
From Lama Hotel, your hike to Tserko Ri will formally begin. There will be multiple dense forests and meadows during the hard climb. The paths are wider once you pass the small river valley at Ghoda Tabela. You will also pass through Chyamki village, which is a great site to visit for sightseeing, on the walk.

You walk past ancient Chortens, mani walls, and prayer wheels on your way onward. It also offers a fantastic chance for cultural and educational encounters. Strolling through Langtang village, you will see several of these hamlets as well as places where water mills are located. The initial occupants of the Lantang village were the Tamang people. Thus, the majority of the settlements in the area are Tamang. Tibetan monasteries and chortens can be found here. Trails from this point traverse a number of small plateaus that are home to yak pastures.

As you head out of Langtang Trekking, Tserko Ri will become closer. You will pass by several remote communities along the way that have prayer wheels and holy rocks. After some strenuous walking, you will arrive at Kyanjin Gompa, your next destination. Getting acclimated to the altitude and weather here may take some time. 

Stunning vistas may be found in abundance at the Kyanjin Gompa. It is possible to observe views of the tall mountain peaks and the valleys. Here you can relax and get used to the altitude before heading to the highest peak and our ultimate target, Tserko Ri. The approach to Tserko Ri will gradually increase in elevation. You will be traveling over rough terrain. 

After hiking uphill for six to eight hours from Kyanjin Gompa, you can reach the summit of Tserko Ri. You will need to climb a nearly 1500-meter-long steep summit to reach the summit’s ultimate location. You will then have the good fortune to reach the Tserko Ri point and gaze in wonder at the horizon. This location offers stunning views of the mountains. Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhotse, Makalau, and the Latang range are a few of the prominent ones. The surrounding valleys, craggy mountains, verdant hills, and glacier moraines all seem quite lovely from this vantage point.

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