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Ama Yangri Trek derives its name from the religiously significant mountain Ama Yangri. This sacred site is ideally located in the holy region of Helambu. The word Ama Yangri, meaning Mother Yangri. Locals consider Ama Yangri as the protector and the savior of the entire region of Helambu.

Ama Yangri Trek begins from the comfort of Shivapuri National park. Making your way from Shivapuri, the majority of the trail remains in Helambu region. The trail of this trek makes its way through various settlement. As a result, you will see different culture and rituals. One of the important tribe of people includes Hylmo people. Hylmos are Sherpa people and this is the only region after Everest where Sherpa people live.

The best time to do Ama Yangri Trek is in the Nepalese month of Chaitra. This month more or less falls on month of March or April. This time of the year is important because Hylmo people from all the region gather in this very place. On the full moon day of Chaitra, Hylmos from all around visit and pay homage to Ama Yangri. As a part of ritual, they climb to the summit of this mountain before day break and witness the sunrise. Furthermore, the lamas pay homage to Ama Yangri by carrying out hours long prayer. Whereas, the locals bask in the sun and enjoy butter tea, barley beer and local wine.

Other than culture, the trek is an off the beaten trek and beats all the crowd. On top, this trek does not gain rapid elevation and is not very demanding. Hence, it makes as a perfect destination for trekkers not willing to trek on high altitude. The peak of the Ama Yangri as well is an undebatable view point in the entire region. The top of the peak offers the best views of rolling hills towards the south. Furthermore, beyond the hills lie the most expansive views of the sprawling Kathmandu . On the other hand, the beautiful views of mountains await in the north. Few mountain ranges include langtang and Manaslu. In good weather conditions you can get the glimpse of Mount Everest as well.

All in all this trek is a beautiful trek. The trek offers culture, religion, adventure and the mountain panorama. Book this trek today and join us in this beautiful journey!

trip overview

Trip Code: BT-113 Total Duration: 12 days
Destination: Langtang Region Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Moderate Group Size: 1 - 12
Max Elevation: 3770 m

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Arrival in Kathmandu

Thank you for choosing Ama Yangri Trek as your next adventure destination. You will arrive on this day to Tribhuvan International airport, in Kathmandu. A representative from Budget Trekking will transfer you at your hotel. You can take your time to stroll around and see the surrounding of your accommodation.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

No Meals Included

Trek Preparation and Shopping Day

You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking in Nepal and your chosen destination. Meanwhile, the back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking. later in the day, you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast only

Drive to syabru besi.

The local vehicle (bus or jeep) leaves Kathmandu at around 7 - 8 am in the morning and there only one highway that leads to Syabru besi. There are no options available when it comes to the choice of buses or jeeps. Mostly you will travel on unpaved, winding and hilly roads and the travel is bumpy along with it being crowded. The scenery on the other hand is amazing. The only option other than a local bus with jam packed people and frequent stops is a private 4 wheel sports utility vehicle. Once in Syabru besi you will call it a night and relax for the days to come. Overnight in Syabru.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Syabru bensi to Thulo Syabru

Primarily you will walk on the trails of Langtang and branch off to Thulo Syabru. A lot of trekkers skip Thulo Syabru from the itinerary but this village is very important from the viewpoint of culture and tradition. After the 2015 earthquake, the village alike other villages of the region suffered a huge loss in terms of life and infrastructures. Once you are on a bridge that takes you to the other side of the Langtang Khola the trail climbs all the way to Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Thulo Syabru - Sin gompa (chandan bari) (3330m/ 10925 ft) (4-5 hrs trek )

Right after Thulo Syabru you cross a suspension bridge and begin walking on the trail that traverses through a very dense forest of Rhododendron and pine. Often people in Thulo Syabru will tell you stories of how villagers randomly spot leopards and musk deer. Keep your eyes open because you never know if you would be able to spot not only these animals but also elusive red pandas. Buckle up, as you will mostly walk uphill in himalayan terrain. The trail firstly leads to Forpand Danda and furthermore to Dursagang. The prior destination lies at 3200 meters and the later at 2660 meters, so there will be a lot of walking down to the foot of the hill before ascending to the top. The mountains become closer and clearer as you move closer to your destination of the day. Towards the end of the day today you will walk through the forest of Oak, Hemlock and Firs. Overnight in Sing Gompa, which is also known by the name of Chandan bari.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake (4400m/ 14436 ft) (5 - 6 hrs trek)

Immediately out of Chandan bari or Sing Gompa, you will embark on the trail left behind a day before. Sighting of langur monkey is common if you do not scare them off with any sudden noise. The trail ascends gently on the first half to a pass namely Lauri Binayak La.The views from here of West Himal Chuli , Manaslu (8156 m), Ganesh Range, Langtang Lirung and the mountains in Tibet will make you feel like you have already reached the zenith of your trek. However, the trail from here becomes more steeper and on rugged terrain. The landscape from beyond the pass becomes barren. At a point, you will reach yak pastures and slowly these pastures open up to dozens of small lakes. These lakes are part of Gosainkunda basin. Overnight in Gosainkunda.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3440m/11286 ft) (7-8 hrs trek)

It is going to be a long descend and it will take anywhere from around 6-8 hours to descend 1320 meters from Gosainkunda to reach our final destination of the day. Immediately out of the lake, you will make your way through Laurebina La and then drop to Bheda Goth. From here there are two ways to reach Tharepati and it will be a huge mistake if you take the upper route as it has several hazardous and steep drops. Three hours down from Gosainkunda, you will reach Phedi; a place with basic teahouse out of nowhere. From Phedi the trail drops down to a stream and then climbs pretty steeply. This back breaking climb takes you to Kasturi Danda and further to Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Phedi to Melamchi Ghyang (2530m/ 8301 ft)(5-6 hrs trek)

From Phedi, it is a short uphill stroll to Thapati. A lot of trekkers heading back to Kathmandu prefer staying here but as the trail to Helambu branches from here and your next stop Tarke Ghyang is just around 4 hours away, you will begin walking towards it. Most of the day’s walk is all downhill and at times very steep. Soon, the mountain views disappear and you would enter forest and recurring landscape until you arrive Melamchi Ghyang. Overnight in Melamchi Ghyang.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Melamchi Ghyang to Tarke Gyang (2590m/ 8497 ft) (5-6 hrs trek)

There are two options to reach the bottom of the valley and we will not just walk to the bottom but trek to the beautiful stone village of Tarke Gyang. The trail quickly descends from the village of Melamchi Ghyang and then makes its way through dense forest. Through the forest and in the villages and hamlets you make through, you will witness a lot of chortens, gompas and monasteries. These infrastructures quickly makes you realize that this is the home of Buddhist people. Overnight in Tarke.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Tarke Ghyang - Ama Yangri (3771m/ 12372 ft)- Tarke Ghyang (4-5 hrs trek)

Ama Yangri is a special attraction of this treka and it is around 4-5 hours of a round trip from Tarke Gyang. Ama Yangri is a hill located on the northern end of the village and is considered as the deity and the protector of the entire Helambu valley. It is a nerve wrecking climb from Tarke Gyang to the peak of Ama Yangri as it is no child’s play to ascend 1200 meters within few hours. From the top of the hill, you can see the soul stilling views of mountains in the Langtang region and as far as Mt. Kanchenjunga. After spending some time with the deity, you will head back to the same hotel in Tarke Gyang.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2504m/ 8215 ft) (3-4 hrs trek)

This is the part of original Helambu circuit trek which is left out in today’s day due to construction of the roadways. However, there is still a way to include this beautiful destination on our itinerary. We will take the higher way out of Tarke Ghyang via Buddhist villages of Setighyang and Gangyul. The views of Langtang range is beautiful from this village. You will as well see the only school in the village where we have donated 14 warm blankets in the year of 2017. Overnight in Sermathang.

Accommodation

  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Sermathang - melamchi bazaar - Kathmandu (drive) (1-2 hrs trek, 2-3 hrs drive)

Initially we will dodge the newly built roadways and take the old trail down to Melamchi Bazaar. The bazaar is mostly inhabited by Sherpa people and few other mixed race. Once in Melamchi bazaar, the biggest town in the region, you will take a bus back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to your hotel and hence your Ama Yangri trek will come to an official end.

Accommodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Meals Included

  • 2 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch  or  any one item from the menu.)

cost includes

  • All government and local taxes
  • National Park Permit
  • TIMS Card Permit
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking Guide
  • All accommodations on the trails and  3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu )
  • 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail ( in most of the places where applicable)
  • Best available local lodges / Teahouse  in mountain
  • Taxi to and from airport
  • Certificate of trek Completion

cost excluded

  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Porters
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water  etc)
  • Additional food
  • Tips for guide
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included

cost & dates

Important Notes

  • Please bring 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit to the group meeting.

Essential Trip Information

  • The trip begins from Kathmandu
  • You need to arrive at least 2 days prior to your scheduled trek initiation date
  • You will begin your trip from day 2 of your arrival and only after signing necessary formalities
  • You need to bring along at least 2 passport sized pictures and hand it to the company on day 2.
  • In case of trek cancellation or trek forfeit due to unseen circumstances, we shall compensate with an alternate itinerary or activities.
  • You need to bring along at least 500 dollars additional in cash. The funds will help you in case of delayed flights or unseen circumstances
  • You need to aware of the company of any medical conditions developed recently
  • You need to be of age 15 and above to join this trip
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