Ama Yangri Trek

Ama Yangri Trek Overview

Ama Yangri is one of the shortest treks from Kathmandu yet the most beautiful peak located in the Helambu region, Sindupalchok. Ama Yangri is one of the holy peaks that stands at an elevation of 3771m from sea level. Helambu region is popular for a lot of trekking destinations, however, Ama Yangri is one of the less explored areas with off-beaten paths. This peak is also known as Poonhill of Helambu region and Ama Jyomoyangri locally. The word Ama Yangri is a combination of two sacred words “Ama” (Mother) and Yangri (Goddess) “. Basically, Ama Yangri is the deity of the Helambu region that protects people and places from evil. The trek to Ama Yangri is collectively and highly decorated by Buddhist culture, dense forest, small traditional villages, Rhododendron forest, and the best view of Dorje Lakpa Himal. There is no doubt, this place has a lots of potential to attract national and international tourist. Ama Yangri is lagging behind the tourism and not much famous among people even though the place is very deserving.

This route takes around 7-8 days with proper rest. It cost around 100$-180$ since it is a short trek. The cost includes all the foods, accommodations, transportations, permits, etc.

Highlights of Ama Yangri Trek

  • Explore the holy Ama Yangri peak
  • See the colorful Rhododendron forest
  • Cultural villages of Helambu region
  • Astonishing view of Ganesh Himal range, Langtang Himalayan range, etc.

Best season to go

The best season to trek Helambu Ama Yangri peak is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November). In this season the temperature is very favorable, the views are very clear with crystal blue sky. You can see a green forest, Rhododendrons and beautiful mountain views. This season doesn’t receive much rainfall and the trails are in the best condition. It is still possible to trek in the Monsoon season and winter season but due to heavy rainfall and snowfall, you have to be more careful with the trails since they are muddy and slippery.

Other requirements

Travel insurance- you can always purchase your travel insurance. It usually costs around 150$(15000 NRS) good for 30 days. It is important to mention or cover high altitudes since trekkers sometimes really need to be evacuated from helicopters. Travel Insurance depends on the details you have provided that’s why it’s important to notify them earlier about the altitudes you will be reaching.

Visas/ passports – foreigners other than Indians need to have valid visas and passports prior to visiting Nepal. The passport must hold a minimum of 6 months of visa validity from their date of arrival. They can have the Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport.

Packing List

Clothing and equipment

Trekking trousers Money/cash
Trekking shocks Torch lights
Trekking boots Medicines
Water proof pants Sunglasses
Water proof jackets Beanies and gloves
Warm shirts and t shirts Medicines
Thermal tops and bottoms Toiletries
Underwear Wash kit
Fleece jacket Safety kit
Down jacket Hand sanitizers
Trekking pole Water bottles and water purifier
Raincoats Trash bag and tissue papers
Sleeping bags(optional) Charger/adapters
Duffel bags Power banks
Backpack Camera

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
The average temperature in the spring season in Helambu is 15-20 degrees Celsius making it mildly warmer but not too hot. The average temperature in summer (June, July, and August) is around 10- 28 degrees Celsius and can fall to 10-13 degrees Celsius at night time. In autumn the daytime temperature can be around 22 degrees Celsius and at night it can be around 10 degrees Celsius. The winter is undoubtedly the coldest season. The temperature in winter can range from -5 to -3 Degree Celsius.
Food and accommodation
Teahouses are available throughout the way up to Tarke Ghyang. They are very basic and simple and meet your basic needs. They have simple rooms with twin sharing beds, blankets, and pillows. Toilets and bathrooms have to be shared. However, once you hike up from Tarke Ghyang to Ama Yangri base camp you have to do camping overnight. All the necessary stuff for camping like tents, sleeping bags, cooking utensils are highly recommended. Food- enough options for food is available in the teahouses, traditional food Dal, Bhat, and vegetables being the most common one. Besides this, noodles, eggs, bread, pasta, soup, etc are available. Hot and cold drinks, minerals water are available too. Again, on your camping days, you need to prepare food by yourself.
Transportation
A bus is easily available from Kathmandu to Timbu which takes around 4-5 hours on a local bus and costs you 400-500 NRS (4-5$). Once you reach Timbu, you need to hike up to Tarke Ghyang and further to reach Ama Yangri.
Electronics and communication
Being not so far from the Capital city, Helambu has all the needed facilities. You can charge your electronics and phones in the lodges. Most of the areas have hydroelectricity or solar panel. You can also have access to the internet through mobile data or Wi-Fi. Mobile coverages are properly available in this region so you can talk to your friends and family. However, for all these facilities you need to pay extra to the owner.
Guides and porters
Ama Yangri is quite an easy trek, if you are an experienced trekker and know well about the directions there is no definite reason to hire a guide. But if you are a beginner and want to know additional information about the places then you can hire a guide. They usually charge you 20-25$ per day. For porters if you are physically strong and can carry your own belonging then there is no need for a porter however If you want to enjoy your trek without any extra burden then you can hire a porter. They usually charge you 15-20$ per day.
Permits and fees
TIMs-this permit includes the details of every trekker and is mandatory to have with you. This costs 1000 NRS (10$) per trekker if you are in a group. If you are a solo traveler it cost you 2000 NRS (20 $) Langtang National Park permits- trekking to Helambu also means entering Langtang national park so you need to have a permit for this. This permit costs you 3000 NRS (30$) excluding 13% VAT. Shivapuri Nagarjuna Park entrance fee- this cost you 5$ excluding 13% VAT to every foreigner besides SAARC counties. They only have to pay 3 $ excluding 13% VAT.
Safety and fitness
Trek to Helambu Ama Yangri can be defined as an easy to moderately difficult trek. The walking hours are 5-6 hours per day which does not necessarily require past experience of trekking. However, it is always better to practice and prepare yourself for the journey. You can do light exercises, running, and jogging before your trek starts. The maximum altitude here is 3771m, so the risk of altitude sickness is not so high but still has a low chance. You need to be hydrated throughout the journey and eat nutritional food.

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