Asiana Treks

Helambu Ama Yangri Trekking

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Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
3771 m / 12372 ft
Group size
1 - 15
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Local bus or private van
Best Season
March to may/September to November
Accomodation
Teahouse
Meals
B/L/D/ while in Trekking.
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Among the top and best trekking options in the vicinity of Kathmandu.
    • This trekking is a straightforward trek close to Kathmandu.
    • Trek to the summit of one of Kathmandu Valley's tallest peaks, Ama Angri.
    • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Langtang Ganesh Range, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Everest in the east.
    • Immerse yourself in the Hyolmo culture and the way of life of the Sherpas in Helambu.
    • Discover the charming villages of Chisapani, Tharipati, Melamchhi, and Tarke Gyang, a well-known stopover for trekkers.

Overview

Overview

The Helambu and Ama Yangri Trek introduces an exhilarating hiking experience close to Kathmandu, set amidst the captivating landscapes of the Helambu region in the Sindhupalchowk district. At an impressive altitude of 3,771 meters, Ama Yangri Peak stands as one of the tallest peaks near Kathmandu Valley. Its summit rewards trekkers with awe-inspiring panoramic views that include the Langtang Range,Ganesh himal range, Annapurna, Manaslu, and even the tollest mountain Everest. This trek has earned a reputation similar to the renowned Poon Hill Trek, 
But helambu with Ama Yangri is more than just a mountain; it holds a special place in local folklore as a guardian deity watching over the Hyolmo Valley region. This spiritual connection adds a unique and meaningful dimension to the trek.
The trekking route is a visual feast, offering diverse landscapes, lush forests, and charming villages. It's a perfect choice for those seeking a short and manageable trek near Kathmandu, making it especially suitable for families and senior citizens.
Helambu and Ama Yangri Trek is its accessibility from Kathmandu. The starting point can be effortlessly reached by road, making it a convenient choice for trekkers.
The village of Helambu, encountered along the way with culture and showcases a varied landscape. Throughout the trek, you'll have the opportunity to visit several Tamang and Sherpa settlements. These communities are known for their warmth and hospitality, deeply rooted in their wealthy family traditions and vibrant local culture. This interaction offers a fascinating glimpse into the authentic local way of life.
The adventure commences with a scenic overland drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. From there, you'll embark on the actual trek. Along the way, you'll traverse picturesque terraced fields, and verdant oak and rhododendron forests, all framed by stunning mountain peaks. This journey promises a delightful blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion.
In summary, the Helambu and Ama Yangri Trek route in the Helambu region near Kathmandu, promising an unforgettable experience. With its accessibility, cultural richness, and breathtaking vistas, it presents an excellent choice for those searching for a short and manageable trek that seamlessly combines Nepal's natural splendor with its local heritage.=The Helambu and Ama Yangri Trek introduces an exhilarating hiking experience close to Kathmandu, set amidst the captivating landscapes of the Helambu region in the Sindhupalchowk district. At an impressive altitude of 3,771 meters, Ama Yangri Peak stands as one of the tallest peaks near Kathmandu Valley. Its summit rewards trekkers with awe-inspiring panoramic views that include the Langtang Range,Ganesh himal range, Annapurna, Manaslu, and even the tollest mountain Everest. This trek has earned a reputation similar to the renowned Poon Hill Trek, 
But helambu with Ama Yangri is more than just a mountain; it holds a special place in local folklore as a guardian deity watching over the Hyolmo Valley region. This spiritual connection adds a unique and meaningful dimension to the trek.
The trekking route is a visual feast, offering diverse landscapes, lush forests, and charming villages. It's a perfect choice for those seeking a short and manageable trek near Kathmandu, making it especially suitable for families and senior citizens.
Helambu and Ama Yangri Trek is its accessibility from Kathmandu. The starting point can be effortlessly reached by road, making it a convenient choice for trekkers.
The village of Helambu, encountered along the way with culture and showcases a varied landscape. Throughout the trek, you'll have the opportunity to visit several Tamang and Sherpa settlements. These communities are known for their warmth and hospitality, deeply rooted in their wealthy family traditions and vibrant local culture. This interaction offers a fascinating glimpse into the authentic local way of life.
The adventure commences with a scenic overland drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. From there, you'll embark on the actual trek. Along the way, you'll traverse picturesque terraced fields, and verdant oak and rhododendron forests, all framed by stunning mountain peaks. This journey promises a delightful blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion.
In summary, the Helambu and Ama Yangri Trek route in the Helambu region near Kathmandu, promising an unforgettable experience. With its accessibility, cultural richness, and breathtaking vistas, it presents an excellent choice for those searching for a short and manageable trek that seamlessly combines Nepal's natural splendor with its local heritage.

Trip Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Today we drive to Sundarijal in a private vehicle for an hour and begin trek to Chisopani (2300m.) which takes about four hours. The trail enters through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement we will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang inhabitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.) Overnight at lodge

The trail continues to drop from Chisopani crossing meadow and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang up to Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow can be a good camping spot, we further walk downhill to Kutumsang in a saddle atop the ridge. Over night at lodge

The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge from where we can have mountain views. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. Overnight at lodge

From Tharepati the trail steep descends through pine and rhododendron forests with good views down into the Helambu Valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, and is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There are also some Buddhist monasteries to visit along the trail. Overnight at lodge.

The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Yalmo tribe. The Sherpa people living here originally belong to Yelmo tribe.

 You'll pass through serene forests along this scenic route, gradually ascending towards the peak. When you arrive at the the top, an incredible view of the Helambu region and the majestic snow-covered mountains will unfold.

It's important to note that there are no tea houses or eateries along this route, so it's advisable to carry some food and ensure you have ample water. After soaking in the summit's awe-inspiring views, you'll gently descend back to Tarke Gyang. You'll spend the night in Tarke Gyang, nestled in the heart of this beautiful valley same place.

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several old villages with their own unique traditions. The trek today is quite pleasant with mountain views and interactions with many local and friendly people. Overnight at lodge.



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Helambu Ama Yangri Trekking

Includes

    • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
    • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3-star category with breakfast.
    • A day of Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language city guide.
    • Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu
    • Langtang National park Entry Permit, and TIMS cards
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew
    • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Farewell dinner with culture show.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and your Travel/Medical insurance.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Hot shower while on trek.
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
    • Bar bills and laundry and optional trips not specified in the itinerary
    • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost).
    • Personal trekking equipment and Drinks (including tea).
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
    • Donations to the local organization
    • Tipping to guide and porter.

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Equipment List

Clothing:
  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
  • Quick-drying T-shirts
  • Thermal socks
  • Waterproof and insulated gloves
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
Footwear:
  • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
  • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
Backpack:
  • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
  • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
Sleeping Gear:
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

Trekking Gear:
  • Trekking poles for stability
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
  • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
Health and Hygiene:
  • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Personal hygiene items
Electronics:
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Helmet
Documents and Permits:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport-sized photos
Miscellaneous:
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Whistle
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
  • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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