Langmusi Tibetan village and temples

Langmusi Gannan Gansu
The village of Langmusi is located in a remote stunning crossroads among Gansu, Sichuan and Qinghai. Here, Tibetans are the majority and they continue to live in compliance with their traditions. Temples and mosques are within walking distance from each other as cultural respect is very important here. The valley in which the Langmusi village situated is ideal for a leisurely walk in a virgin nature.

Langmusi Location

The Chinese name can be confusing because usually the character "si" is used for the temples. Out here, the term is applied to name the village itself. It simply sits on the border of three provinces. Here live the Han Chinese, Tibetans and Muslims. Lie in part in Gansu, there is a temple for the prayers, in the part Sichuan, a temple dedicated to the study and in the part of Qinghai, a mosque for Muslims. And yet every religious site is only 5 minutes’ walk from each other!

Sky Burial Tradition

On the slopes of hills surrounding the monasteries of Dacheng Lamo and Kerti Gompa, Tibetan traditional sky funerals are still practiced. Indeed, the custom is to leave the body to be eaten by the vultures, so the body can take part in the cycle of life together with the soul... it is possible to admire the spectacle helplessly, respect for tradition.

Langmusi Tibetan Horse Trekking

Langmusi starts to become known for its beautiful Tibetan horse trekking its surroundings. Starting off the beaten path here, we discover a pristine landscape where nature takes its course. Plenitude and serenity are then awaiting you.

  • Best time to visit

    Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. 
  • Altitude

    2 800M Altitude Langmusi
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