Stage 3 – Deng – Hinang Gompa

Meandering Budi Gandaki river © Oleg Bartunov

Today’s start will be flat for the first 30 seconds. We descend to the river and cross a bridge (walking please!) and then it’s an uphill again to reach a high traverse that follows the river’s course. We’ll pass Bihi, Ghap and then have a long climb (through beautiful old growth forest) to Namrung before climbing again steeply and briefly to Hinang.

This gompa is partially newly rebuilt and the old Gompa is very near by (go for a walk and see it). It lies at the foot of Himal Chuli. Nang, or Himal Chuli glacier is just a short-ish walk from the Gompa. Hinang is another open, living and vibrant monastery with about 30 monks normally living there though at the time we visit many of the younger monks will have left for winter study in Kathmandu. Few visitors come here and they will be happy to see us.

monk at hinang gompa

One of the monks of Hinang Gompa

himal chuli nang mountain

The view to Himal Chuli from the monastery


Stage 4: Hinang > Pungyen Monastery > Samagaon