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Ama Yangri Trek (12 Days)

  • Trekking in Langtang budget trekking

    Trekking in Langtang

  • Langtang budget trekking


Trip Code: WEVT-70
Group Size: 2- 10 Person
Max Altitude: 4380.00 meters
Trip Category: Adventurous
Travel Style: Adventurous Hiking in Nepal
Area Langtang Region
Activities Trekking and Hiking
Places Covered
Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, Thamel, Ananda Hill, Syabrubesi, Thulo Syabru , Sing Gompa / Chandan bari , Gosainkunda, Ghopte, Gongabu/Kathmandu Bus Park,
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Ama Yangri Trek derives its name from the religiously significant mountain Ama Yangri, that is ideally located in the holy region of Helambu. The word Ama Yangri, meaning Mother Yangri, is considered as the protector and the savior of the entire region of Helambu.

Ama Yangri Trek begins from the comfort of Shivapuri National park and the majority of the trail remains in Helambu region. Apart from witnessing the rich culture of Hyolmo people ; a different variety of Sherpa people, year around, you will as well rejoice exploring the rich biodiversity of the Langtang National park. This trek can be immensely enjoyed in the Nepalese month of Chaitra, which more or less fall on the month of March or April. On the full moon day of Chaitra the Hylmos from all around the region, country and abroad as well flock to Ama Yangri. As a part of ritual, they climb to the summit of this mountain before day break and witness the sunrise. On one hand the lamas pay homage to the mother protector by carrying out hours long prayer and on the other, 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 influx of trekkers travelling in Nepal. On top, this trek does not gain rapid elevation and is not very demanding and hence, it makes as a perfect destination for trekkers not willing to surpass altitude limits. 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 which opens up for one of the most expansive views of the sprawling Kathmandu valley. Towards the north, the beautiful views of mountains in the langtang, Manaslu and as far as Everest will greet you on a clear day.

All in all this trek is a beautiful trek that is rewarding in terms of culture, religion, adventure and the mountain panorama.

Short Itinerary:

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 3Drive to syabru besi.
Day 4Syabru bensi to Thulo Syabru
Day 5Thulo Syabru - Sing gompa (chandan bari) (3330m/ 10925 ft) (4-5 hrs trek )
Day 6Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake (4400m/ 14436 ft) (5 - 6 hrs trek)
Day 7Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3440m/11286 ft) (7-8 hrs trek)
Day 8Phedi to Melamchi Ghyang (2530m/ 8301 ft)(5-6 hrs trek)
Day 9Melamchi Ghyang to Tarke Gyang (2590m/ 8497 ft) (5-6 hrs trek)
Day 10Tarke Ghyang - Ama Yangri (3771m/ 12372 ft)- Tarke Ghyang (4-5 hrs trek)
Day 11Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2504m/ 8215 ft) (3-4 hrs trek)
Day 12Sermathang - melamchi bazaar - Kathmandu (drive) (1-2 hrs trek, 2-3 hrs drive)
Best Seasons:
Spring(April, June, July), Monsoon(August, September, October), Summer(November, December January), Winter(February, March, April), Fall(September, October, November),
Number of Days:
12 Days
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

Activities: Briefing

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.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation

Places Visited: Thamel Kathmandu

Activities: Sightseeing Shopping Briefing

On this day we get busy with couple of things; one making the last minute paperwork for your trekking and second, sightseeing some rare UNESCO world heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend staff will make ready all the permits to take along on the trail. Simultaneously, our guide will help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritage sites. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trek either in your hotel or over the dinner.

Day 3
Drive to syabru besi.

Places Visited: Gongabu/Kathmandu Bus Park Syabrubesi

Activities: Travelling on Bus Briefing

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.

Day 4
Syabru bensi to Thulo Syabru

Places Visited: Syabrubesi Thulo Syabru

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

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

Places Visited: Thulo Syabru Sing Gompa / Chandan bari

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

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

Places Visited: Sing Gompa / Chandan bari Gosainkunda

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

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

Places Visited: Gosainkunda Ghopte

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

Day 8
Phedi to Melamchi Ghyang (2530m/ 8301 ft)(5-6 hrs trek)

Places Visited:

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

Day 9
Melamchi Ghyang to Tarke Gyang (2590m/ 8497 ft) (5-6 hrs trek)

Places Visited:

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

Day 10
Tarke Ghyang - Ama Yangri (3771m/ 12372 ft)- Tarke Ghyang (4-5 hrs trek)

Places Visited:

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

Day 11
Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2504m/ 8215 ft) (3-4 hrs trek)

Places Visited:

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

Day 12
Sermathang - melamchi bazaar - Kathmandu (drive) (1-2 hrs trek, 2-3 hrs drive)

Places Visited: Ananda Hill

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

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.

Price :
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What's Included:
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking Map
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • appointment
  • all accommodation in kathmandu
  • Trekking guide
  • accommodation on trek
  • 3 time meals
  • accommodation on peak climbing
  • 3 time meal on peak climbing
  • Airport pick upon Nepal arrival
  • All permits including TIMS and National Park Permit
  • Accommodation in a basic teahouse from days 3 - 13
  • A trekking guide of your language preference or an English speaking guide
  • A porter to carry load of maximum 2 trekkers
  • A down Jacket of your size for the entire trek
  • A down sleeping bag for the entire trek
What's Not Included:
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • clothes
  • Anything else not mentioned on What's included
  • Any other trekking gear than mentioned
  • any donation or monastery entrance fees
  • extra night accommodation in the mountains or in Kathmandu for any reason
  • Things other than mentioned on inclusion list
Please make sure that you are equipped with following equipments and resuorces before you proceed for this tour package.
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturiser
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • I-pod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Modest swimsuits (for Kathmandu)

Reviews from our gratified travellers

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


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