Aama Yangri Peak Trek

7 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Helambu, Sindhupalchowk
  • Moderate
  • Adventure/Active
  • 12+
  • Private and Group
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 5000 m
  • March-May and Sep-Nov


Ama Yangri Trek is a recently inaugurated trekking trail in close proximity to Kathmandu. Ama Yangri peak, in the Helambu region of Sindhupalchowk district, is a hidden gem and one of the best hikes close to the Kathmandu valley. Ama Yangri, at an elevation of 3,771 meters, is one of the towering mountains surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. From there, you have a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang Range, Annapurna, Manaslu, and even Everest. This is why the Annapurna region’s Poon hill is often used as a metaphor for the Ama Yangri Trek.

According to myth, Ama Yangri is a divine protector who watches over the entire Hyolmo valley. The locals refer to Ama Yang-Ri (Ama Yangri Protector of the Entire Hyolmo Valley), also known as “Yang Rill Mountain,” as “mother Yangri.” Dakini Yangri has become the regional goddess of compassion and protection via the power of her compassion.

Natural and geographically fascinating, this trekking excursion offers sightseers a glimpse of the Hyolmo people and their unique culture, as well as the majestic Himalayas. The Langtang Range, Annapurna Mountains, Manaslu, and even Everest can be seen from relatively low elevations on a clear day. Helambhu Sherpas are distinct from their Khumbu and Rolwaling counterparts in appearance, language, and culture. This is a famous Thanka art site.

The environment, dense forests, and picturesque villages along the trail are nothing short of breathtaking. Those in search of a quick and simple hike close to Kathmandu should consider this route.


  • Among the best treks near Kathmandu
  • It is a short and easy trek near Kathmandu.
  • Hike to one of the highest peaks in Kathmandu valley.
  • Stunning view of Langtang Range, the Annapurna, Manaslu, Everest, and surrounding peaks.
  • Gain insight into the Hyolmo culture and the lifestyle of Helambu Sherpas.
  • Explore beautiful Tarke Gyang village, the popular resting ground for the trek.


After having a delicious breakfast, you will drive to Timbu. Kathmandu is only 60 Km away from Timbu and it takes around 3 hours via Helamchi Helambu Road to reach Timbu by private vehicle. Upon reaching Timbu, you will prepare for the next day, and in leisure, you can explore the village. Overnight in Timbu.

Early in the morning, you will have a light breakfast and march towards Tarke Gyang, a beautiful village settlement in the Helambu region. The trail meanders through a lush forest and rewards eye-pleasing views of the hills and sparse village settlements. After trekking for 4-5 hours, you will reach Tarke Gyang. It is a beautiful Buddhist village, also called the gateway to Ama Yangri Peak. Overnight in Tarke Gyang.

After spending quality time in the unspoilt valley of Tarke Gyang, today you will ascend to Ama Yangri Peak. It takes about 4 hours to climb Ama Yangri Peak from Tarke Gyang. The trail leads through quite forests and slowly rises to the peak that unveils the incredible views of the Helambu regions and towering snow-clad peaks. There are no tea houses along the route, so it is better to carry some food and enough water. After admiring the view it has to offer, you’ll slowly descend to Tarke Gyang. Overnight in Tarke Gyang.

On the fifth day, you will head to Sermanthang. Today is the final leg of this amazing trek. The trail is comparatively easier than the previous days. The forested trail, chortens, cascading waterfalls and lush forest takes you to a small village called Gangyul. From Gangyul slowly descends through forests to Sermanthang. Overnight in Sermanthang.

Finally, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It takes a few hours from Sermanthang to reach Kathmandu on private vehicle. We will drop you off at your hotel. You can rest and do souvenir shopping. In your leisure, you can stroll around Thamel neighbor and explore the local pubs and restaurants. Overnight in Kathmandu.



  • Airport pickup and drop by car/van/bus
  • TIMS cards
  • Entry permit
  • Meals during trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Experienced local guides and porters
  • All accommodation during the treks
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular check up of oxygen saturation


  • Any food, deserts and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge and donation. etc.
  • Extra night food and accommodation due to any reason.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section


Trek difficulty

The difficulty of this hike is about average. Because the path goes virtually vertically, the higher portion of the road that leads to the summit is one of the more challenging parts of the journey. In addition to this, it appears that the trail becomes exceptionally hazardous whenever it rains. Aside from that, the way is enjoyable to travel through.

Best Seasons

The months of September through mid-December, and March through the first week of June, are ideal for a trip there. Due to the conclusion of the rainy season and the return of clear skies, autumn is the most pleasant time of year. Views and greenery are at their peak during this season. On the other side, snowy peaks and budding rhododendron shrubs are signs that spring has arrived. For this reason, the Ama Yangri region is most enjoyable during the two seasons.

The weather in Helmabu is notoriously unpredictable, often undergoing dramatic swings several times within a single day. The weather outdoors is cold and humid. Despite the tempting sun beaming down on you, you feel chilly because of the chilly air. Particularly in the Ama Yangri region, the climate is reliable throughout the lower half.

People and Lifestyle

Locals call Ama Yang-Ri, sometimes called “Yang Rill Mountain,” “mother Yangri.” Dakini Yangri is the regional goddess of compassion and protection.

On the full moon of Chaitra (March or April), a festival is held to honor her, thank her for her guardianship, and wish for the coming year’s success. Buddhist monks lead a midday Puja, and locals dance from noon till night. Raksi (corn, apple wine), Chang (barley beer), and traditional butter tea are popular among Sherpas (Hyolmo). Ama Yangri is left alone at moondown with only music, laughing, and incense as offerings. To be consumed, dead leaves piled up. He’s a holdover from last year’s yak herder migrations after the monsoons.

He’s alone on the mountain, bewilderedly watching passing cars. The medieval pilgrims’ walk travels through a large wetland (assuming environmental topography has changed little in the intervening 400 years). It swirls up the mountain’s base and meets the new trail near the crest. The path loops left before the peak. Near the mountain lies a big white Chorten, whose circumambulation completes the outer, inner, and sacred levels of any truly major Cora pilgrimage site.

Heritage and landscapes

Ama Yangri is populated by Sherpas, Tamangs, and Chhetries under Helambu Circuit trekking, a popular tourist destination in Sindupalchok District under Langtang National Park. Helambu Circuit Trekking, also known as “Hyolmo Heritage,” is a straightforward, natural, and geographically intriguing trekking excursion that allows travelers to enjoy majestic Himalayan vistas, green landscapes, and Hyolmo culture. It is a natural and geographically exciting trekking journey where guests may see Majestic Himalayan views, Green Landscapes, and Hyolmo culture. We have great views of the Langtang Range, Annapurnas, Manaslu, and Everest on a clear day. Language, culture, and dress of Helambhu Sherpas are different from Khumbu and Rolwaling. The area is also known for Thanka art.

Recommended Gears for the Trek

The Aama Yangri Trek can be appropriate and pleasant if you are geared up with a proper packing list. Therefore, being prepared with the packing list prior to the trek comes in handy.

The necessary packing list for the trek are mentioned under the following points:


  • Jackets (Windproof or Down)
  • Waterproof outerwear
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen hat or cap
  • Pair of gloves
  • Shoes
  • Tracksuits and trouser
  • Trekking boot
  • Towel


  • Bags
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera, binocular and mobile phones
  • Extra batteries or power bank
  • Water purifier tablets
  • Headlamp and torch
  • Trekking Sticks
  • Lighters
  • Whistle
  • Toilet papers and tissue papers


Overall, it’s a gentle, exciting trek where most of the locals are Sherpas, Tamangs, and Chhetries, and more and more people from within the country are discovering it. Langtang National Park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, and a trip through the park is a great way to see all of it without spending a fortune.

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Aama Yangri Peak Trek
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