Ama Yangri Trek: Hidden Gem of Helambu || Highest Peaks

Ama Yangri Trek Hidden Gem of Helambu Highest Peaks

Highest Peaks of Helambu- 2024 Updated

Ama Yangri is situated at a height of 3771m, in the Helambu region of Sindupalchowk district. It is one of the highest peaks in the area surrounding Kathmandu Valley. Ama Yangri area is well known among the local tourists who enjoy trekking in the Himalayas. 

Details on Ama Yangri Trek:

  • District: Sindupalchowk
  • Height: 3771 meters
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Days: Three days from Kathmandu Valley
  • Estimated Cost:  Rs 4000-Rs 6000
  • Best Season: September-October-November

In Brief about Ama Yangri Trek:

Ama Yangri Trek is the nearest beautiful destination from Kathmandu which can be done in two days. It is situated at an altitude of 3771m above sea level, which lies in Helambu and is also a beautiful tourist destination in the Sindupalchowk district.

Ama Yangri Trek Hidden Gem of Helambu Highest Peaks
Ama Yangri Trek Hidden Gem of Helambu Highest Peaks

It provides an almost 360-degree mountain range from the top without anything blocking the view. Ama Yangri Trek presents you with a stunning view of the Langtang Range, the Annapurna, Manaslu, Everest, and surrounding peaks. According to the legend, Ama Yangri is a deity who protects the entire Hyolmo Valley Area.

The history behind Ama Yangri:  2024 Updated

Ama Yangri is a beautiful destination that is also equally important for its religious aspects. It is said that during the  reign of King Jagat Prakash Malla, a harmful disease known as “Kal Nenni” spread over the area killing many people. In the meantime, a person was possessed by divine power and was informed by a guru named Surya, that the person could stop the disease from spreading. As King Jagat Prakash Malla was informed about the person, he immediately sent his messengers to invite the guru to Nepal.

The Guru accepted King’s invitation and came to Nepal and end the disease “Kal Nenni”. The King offered the guru land near areas of Ama Yangri as a gesture of gratitude, where he formed a monastery of various sizes called Gompa. Mahaguru Padmasambhava established three types of Gompas, large, medium, and small, on the slopes of the Yangri mountains.

From the top of Ama Yangri, dozens of Himalayan peaks can be seen, including Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gaurishankhar Himal, Bhairav Takura, Gyaljen Peak, Yalung Ri Himal, Kimshung, Bhemdang Himal, Yansa Chenji Himal and many more.

Ama Yangri Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kathmandu – Tarkeghyang.
  • Day 2: Tarkeghyang – Ama Yangri Basecamp – Ama Yangri top.
  • Day 3: Ama Yangri Basecamp – Kathmandu.

Route while travelling to Ama Yangri

1. Tarkeghyang-

The Tarkeghyang village which is located at an elevation of 2560 meters above sea level looks absolutely beautiful in the morning. The sun’s rays barely reach this area as it is located in the low valley. A community of 145 households has a 600-year back history.

The Tarkeghyang village
The Tarkeghyang village

Here, the Sonam Loshar is mostly celebrated as a major occasion in a beautiful way. Apart from this, about 13-14 other festivals are celebrated each year. This village is believed to hold significance to the Hyolmo community which celebrates several kinds of festivals, and worship gods on auspicious day.

2. Ama Yangri Base Camp-

Ama Yangri Base Camp is situated at a height of 3200 meters above sea level, it takes around two hours of walk from Base Camp to reach the top of Ama Yangri. You will be mesmerized by the view of the beautiful peak of Ama Yangri and the surrounding Himalayan ranges during the walk.

Ama Yangri Base Camp
Ama Yangri Base Camp

In the Local language, Ama Yangri also known as Lakshmi Danda, where Yang refers to Lakhsmi or Wealth, and Ri refers to a high place or a hill. The trail to Ama Yangri top from Base Camp is very steep but not difficult.


How far is Ama Yangri from Kathmandu?

Ama Yangri is approximately 90km away from Kathmandu Valley.

What is the height of Ama Yangri?

Ama Yangri is situated at an altitude of 3771m, in Helambu, Sindupalchowk district, one of the highest peaks around Kathmandu Valley.

Which mountains are seen from Ama Yangri?

Ama Yangri provides a stunning and breathtaking view of the Himalayan range, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, the Annapurna, Manaslu, Everest, and surrounding peaks.

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