Langmusi Travel Guide, Sichuan & Gansu



Sitting on the border between Sichuan and Gansu Provinces, Langmusi is a remote Tibetan village with 2 gompas nestled in a valley of alpine scenery and meadows.

langmusi in Rain
Langmusi, Gannan & Sichuan
Gerdi Gongpa, Langmusi

The village is devided into 2 by the Bailong River. The Dachang Lamo Kerti Gompa belongs to Sichuang, a home to 700 monks, the Bailong Valley stretches along. The Sertri Gompa belongs to Gansu, smaller but it's where the weird Tibetan "celestial burial" is held.

Langmusi is an ideal destination for the backpackers, quiet and picturesque.

Gompa / Horse trekking / Celestial Burial / Sunset at Gahai

Best Time to go: April~November

How long: 2~3 days

Getting there and away

From Zoige of Sichuan - buses from Zoige to Hezuo pass by the intersection at Langmu Bridge (Langmuqiaotou) between 10:00am to 11:00am. Then take a 3-wheel truck to Langmusi for Y2 or Y3.
Langmusi has direct bus leaving for Hezhuo every day.

From Hezuo of Gansu - Hezuo has direct bus to Langmusi leaving from the north bus station every morning. The journey is around 4 hours.

Also, Hezuo-->Zoige buses pass by the Langmu bridge intersection between 12:00 am and 1:00 pm, you can take the bus to Zoige from here.


Sana Hotel - Tel 0941-6671062

Youth Hostel -Tel:1351-941-5604,Y15/bed, hot water avaible at 8:30pm~11:30pm, halfway between Lesha's restaurant and Sana Hotel, PC network available

Lesha's Coffee - located on the way to the monasteries along the river. Well-known to backpackers, especially its apple pie.

Things to do

  • Visit the monasteries
  • Meet the living Buddha and watch the debating in the gompa if you catch the right time
  • Trek along the river to enjoy the amazing view in the valley
  • Witness a celestial burial ceremony if you are nor scared.
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