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Ama Yangri Trek

Ama Yangri Trek

Langtang Region
Helambu Ama Yangri
Ama Yangri trekking
Helambu Ama Yangri trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 5 Days Max-Altitude : 3,771 M Program Type : tea house Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.


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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $450
2 Paxes $430
2-4 Paxes $420
4-6 Paxes $410
6-8 Paxes $400
8-10 Paxes $390
10-15 Paxes $380
15+Paxes $380

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Explore Ama Yangri Trek at Helambu Regions

The Ama Yangri trek offers an enchanting journey through lush forests, peaceful villages, and panoramic mountain views. Situated in the calm vistas of the Helambu region. This lesser-known trekking route, located northeast of Kathmandu, is a hidden gem for adventurers seeking a blend of cultural immersion and natural beauty. Most Buddhist monasteries add to the serene and spiritual atmosphere, making the trek a truly enriching experience.
Ama Yangri standing at an elevation of approximately 3,771 meters (12,372 feet), holds great spiritual importance in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The peak is considered a protector deity for the Helambu region. Locals believe that it safeguards the surrounding areas from natural disasters and evil spirits. The name “Ama Yangri” translates to “Mother Yangri,” reflecting its revered status as a nurturing and protective force.

Introduction to Ama Yangri Trek

The Ama Yangri trek begins from Timbu village in Melamchi. The journey from Kathmandu to Timbu is an adventure in itself, with a local bus ride that takes you through scenic landscapes. As you journey along the Melamchi River, you’ll pass through picturesque villages like Tarangmarang. The drive offers stunning views of terraced fields, lush greenery, and distant mountain peaks. Upon reaching Timbu, the trek gradually ascends through dense rhododendron forests, accompanied by the enchanting melodies of Himalayan birds.

Cultural Encounters and Village Life

Trekkers encounter traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages adorned with ancient monasteries and prayer flags. These villages offer a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal’s mountain communities:

  • Tarkeghyang Monastery: One of the oldest and most significant monasteries, located in Tarkeghyang.
  • Kakani Monastery: A serene monastery in Kakani, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Sermathang Monastery: Known for vibrant festivals and cultural events, located in Sermathang.
  • Melamchi Ghyang Monastery: A central spiritual hub for the local community in Melamchi Ghyang.
  • Yolmo Takpachenling Monastery: A revered monastery with a rich history, nestled in the heart of the Helambu region.

These monasteries are not only places of worship but also offer insights into the local culture and traditions of the Helambu region, characterized by warm hospitality and age-old traditions. Trekkers often engage with locals, learning about their lifestyles and savoring authentic Himalayan cuisine.

Historical Background

  • Ancient Times; At times, the Hyolmo people, an ethnic group with Tibetan roots, have inhabited the Helambu region, including Ama Yangri, for centuries. They have actively maintained their distinct cultural and religious practices, which are deeply intertwined with Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Buddhist Influence; The region boasts numerous ancient monasteries and stupas, some dating back hundreds of years. These religious sites play a crucial role in the spiritual landscape of Ama Yangri, attracting pilgrims and trekkers alike.
  • Pilgrimage Site: Ama Yangri serves as a popular pilgrimage destination, especially during the annual festival celebrated by the Hyolmo people. Pilgrims actively trek to the peak to pay homage to the deity and seek blessings.

Modern Times

  • Tourism: In recent years, Ama Yangri base camp has gained popularity among trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. The trek to Ama Yangri offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, and a chance to experience the rich cultural heritage of the Helambu region.
  • Conservation Efforts: Efforts have been made to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Ama Yangri region. These initiatives aim to protect the environment, support sustainable tourism, and maintain the cultural practices of the local communities.

Interconnected Treks in Nepal’s Ama Yangri Region

The Ama Yangri trek in Nepal is intricately connected to several other prominent trekking routes in the region. Situated near the Ganjala Pass and Tilman Pass of the Betan area trek, it offers a diverse and challenging terrain for trekking enthusiasts. Additionally, the trek intersects with the popular Helambu Gosaikunda trek, known for its stunning mountain vistas and sacred lakes. These trails collectively provide a rich tapestry of natural beauty and cultural encounters, making the area a favored destination for adventurers seeking both physical challenge and spiritual refresh in the middle of Nepal’s awe-inspiring Himalayan landscapes.

Scenic Delights and Natural Wonders

As the trail ascends Ama Yanri base camp, trekkers encounter breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa. The highlight of the trek is Ama Yangri peak itself, revered as a sacred site by locals. At an altitude of 3,771 meters, the summit offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan range and the verdant valleys below, making it a photographer’s paradise and a spiritual retreat.

Challenges and Rewards

While moderately challenging, the Ama Yangri trek rewards trekkers with unparalleled serenity and a sense of accomplishment. The journey involves hiking for around 5-6 hours daily, navigating diverse terrain ranging from alpine meadows to rocky trails. Trekkers are advised to acclimatize gradually and carry essential gear, including sturdy trekking boots and layers for changing weather conditions.

Best Time to Trek

The optimal time to Start on the Ama Yangri trek is during the spring (March to June) and autumn (September to December) seasons. During these months, the weather is mild, offering clear skies and excellent visibility of the Himalayan peaks. Spring showcases blooming rhododendrons, while autumn presents vibrant foliage, enhancing the trekking experience.

Eco-Friendly Trekking: Ama Yangri Trek

The Ama Yangri trek, located relatively close to Kathmandu, offers an excellent option for those with limited time. Its accessibility makes it a convenient choice for a shorter trekking experience that doesn’t require extensive travel. Moreover, the Ama Yangri trek is less crowded compared to more popular routes like the Everest View Panorama Trek, Ama Dablam Base Camp, or Annapurna Circuit. This makes it an ideal option for trekkers seeking a quieter, more serene adventure.


In conclusion, the Ama Yangri Base camp trek is a hidden jewel in Nepal’s trekking circuit, offering a perfect blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and spiritual enrichment. Whether you’re a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, this trek promises an unforgettable journey through picturesque landscapes and ancient traditions, leaving trekkers with cherished memories of Nepal’s majestic Himalayas.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Travel from Kathmandu to Timbu by road, which takes about 5 hours. Overnight stay in Timbu.
  • Day 2: Begin trekking from Timbu to Tarke Gyang, with a trekking duration of approximately 5-6 hours, depending on pace. Explore Tarke Gyang village and its surroundings. Overnight stay in Tarke Gyang.
  • Day 3: Trek from Tarke Gyang to Ama Yangri Base Camp, lasting around 5-6 hours. Settle in at the base camp and enjoy the scenic surroundings. Overnight stay at Ama Yangri Base Camp.
  • Day 4: Early morning hike to Ama Yangri Summit (3,800m) for panoramic Himalayan views. Descend back to the base camp and proceed to Sherpa Thang. Explore Sherpa Thang's natural beauty. Overnight stay in Sherpa Thang.
  • Day 5: Trek from Sherma Thang back to Timbu or Kakani, followed by a 3-4 hour drive back to Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your accommodation.

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu to Timbu by Bus
  • Sermathang or from Kakani to Kathmandu is by local bus
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the way during your trek.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, and Indian, delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Langtang Helambu National Park permits,
  • TIMS card permit
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • Equipment, such as the sleeping bag.
  • Guides/porters- food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Taxi return from Bus Station to the hotel.

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment
  • all beverages, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter.
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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