October 14th, 2022
Nepal has many hidden gems and AmaYangri peak is one of the gems. Located in the Helambu region of Sindhupalchowk district, it is one of the isolated and less popular but an amazing hiking destination in the Helambu region. AmaYangri peak lies at the altitude of 3,771m and is considered to be one of the highest peaks around Kathmandu Valley.
According to the myth, AmaYangri is considered to be a deity that has turned into the protector of the Helambu region. The AmaYangri peak can be compared to the Poon hill of the Annapurna region in terms of views of the mountains. The route is filled with diverse forests, birds and little beautiful villages. This trek is beautiful to experience both in the natural and cultural ways.
Main Features of Ama Yangri are:
Rhododendron and pine forest
Enchanting views of Ganesh Himal Range, Lantang Himalaya range including other
Holy Ama Yangri Peak
The attractive village of Helambu
How to Trek Ama Yangri
Ama Yangri Trek starts from Kathmandu, as we drive for 4 hours to reach Timbu. After we reach Timbu, we hike towards Tarke Ghyang. Tarke Ghyang is the small village situated on the way to our destination. The trek is adventerous as we pass thorugh beautiful villages and landscapes. From Tarke Ghyang, we hike towards our destination, "Ama Yangri" (3,771m). Ama Yangri is also known as Ama Jyomo Yangri. You pass along the dense rhododendron forest and wildlife inhabitants. On the way, you can find many ancient monastries and buddhist prayer flags. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayas and serenity of the place. After some peace time and observing natural beauty, we head back towards Tarke Ghyang. You'll trace back your footsteps to Timbu from Tarke Ghyang. From Timbu, we head back to capital Kathmandu.
Best time to visit Ama Yangri
The best months to visit are September through mid-December and March through the first week of June. Because of the open skies and the end of the monsoon season, fall is the ideal season.
Permits Required to trek Ama Yangri
Foreigners need to get TIMS and Langtang National Park Entrance Permits.
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