Aama Yangri Trek
Aama yangri trek derives its name from the religiously significant mountain Aama Yangri, that is ideally located in the holy region of Helambu. The word Ama Yangri, meaning Mother Yangri, is considered as the protector and the savior of the entire region of Helambu. Aama yangri trek begins from the comfort of Shivapuri National park and the majority of the trail remains in Helambu region. Apart from witnessing the rich culture of Hyolmo people a different variety of Sherpa people, year around, you will as well rejoice exploring the rich biodiversity of the Langtang National park. This trek can be immensely enjoyed in the Nepalese month of Chaitra, which more or less fall on the month of March or April. On the full moon day of Chaitra the Hylmos from all around the region, country and abroad as well flock to Aama Yangri. As a part of ritual, they climb to the summit of this mountain before day break and witness the sunrise. On one hand the lamas pay homage to the mother protector by carriying out hours long prayer and on the other, the locals bask in the sun and enjoy butter tea, barley beer and local wine.
Other than culture, Aama yangri trek is an off the beaten trek and beats all the influx of trekkers travelling in Nepal. On top, this trek does not gain rapid elevation and is not very demanding and hence, it makes as a perfect destination for trekkers not willing to surpass altitude limits. The peak of the Aama Yangri as well is an undebateable view point in the entire region. The top of the peak offers the best views of rolling hills towards the south which opens up for one of the most expansive views of the sprawling Kathmandu valley. Towards the north, the beautiful views of mountains in the langtang, Manaslu and as far as Everest will greet you on a clear day.
All in all this trek is a beautiful trek that is rewarding in terms of culture, religion, adventure and the mountain panorama.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
- Day 03: Drive to shyapru besi.
- Day 04: Syabru bensi to Thulo Syabru
- Day 05: Thulo Syabru to sin gompa (chandan bari)
- Day 06: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake
- Day 07: Gosainkunda to phedi
- Day 08: Phedi to tharepati.
- Day 09: Tharepati to melamchi gaun.
- Day 10: Melamchi gaun to Tarke Gyang.
- Day 11: Ama yangri peak climbing with packing lunch and back to same hotel in tarke
- Day 12: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang.
- Day 13: sermathang to Baruwa village. (Camping)
- Day 14: Baruwa to melamchi bazaar (drive to Kathmandu)
- Day 15: Departure your destination.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Thank you for choosing Gosainkunda Ama Yangri Trek as your next adventure destination. You will arrive on this day to Tribhuvan International airport, in Kathmandu. A representative from Karma Eco trek will transfer you at your hotel. You can take your time to stroll around and see the surrounding of your accommodation.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
On this day we get busy with couple of things; one making the last minute paperwork for your trekking and second, sightseeing some rare UNESCO world heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend staff will make ready all the permits to take along on the trail. Simultaneously, our guide will help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritage sites. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trek either in your hotel or over the dinner.
Day 03: Drive to shyapru besi.
This is the first day on the road to get to our trek put in destination. The choice of vehicle can differ from the package you opt to choose, ranging from public vehicle to a private vehicle. There are two ways to reach Syabru Besi and the best way is the national highway namely Prithvi highway. The trip on a coiled highway and along one of the biggest tributaries of Trishuli takes roughly around 7 hours. Once in Syabru Besi you will unload your luggage and call it a night.
Day 04: Syabru bensi to Thulo Syabru
Today is the warm up trek day for you and you will only walk around 4 hours to gain 750 meters in elevation. You will follow the only major trail out of Syabru besi and follow the Langtang Khola until you hit the fields of Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Day 05: Thulo Syabru to sin gompa (chandan bari)
We head out of Thulo Syabru all the way to the village of Dursagang. From here, the trail then climbs steeply through the forest of hemlock and rhododendron to the ridge namely Phoprang danda. There is another option as well available to Sing Gompa and depending upon the condition the route may differ. From here the trail continues in the forests and makes through hamlets and lodges all the way to Chandan bari. Chandan bari is famous as Sing Gompa. Overnight in Sing gompa.
Day 06: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake
The trail climbs through the same forest you left behind on the previous day and soon enough you will enter the protected area of Gosainkunda. With every spur towards your destination of the day, the mountain vista becomes bigger and awe inspiring. The trail climbs through Chalang Pati all the way to Lauribina Yak. The views of all Ganesh including the Paldor peak, Manaslu, Annapurnas and several unnamed peaks are captivating. From Laurebina you will enter tree less terrain. Soon enough, the lakes starts unfolding from the distance and the first ever lake that you will witness is Saraswati Kunda. It is believed that there are 108 lakes in the Gosainkunda periphery. Overnight in Gosainkunda.
Day 07: Gosainkunda to phedi
It is a downhill from Gosainkunda to Phedi and your knees will be put into test. Out of Gosainkunda the trail traverses through the pass of Laurebina and then further drops steeply to the seasonal lodges of high camp. Further down the trail you will take the easier and less steep path to Phedi. Since the trek will last for around 3 hours you will get plenty of time to rejuvenate for the days to come. Overnight in Phedi.
Day 08: Phedi to tharepati.
Usually people walk all the way to Ghopte from Gosainkunda which is around 8 hours of downhill. However we break the day into 2 as it would be too much to ask within a day from your body, adventure apart rest and your fitness is a must. You would start downhill from Phedi until the final nerve wrecking uphill through the forest of Bamboo to ghopte. There are high chances of seeing a lot of wildlife in this section of the trek. From Ghopte the trail drops and climbs continues and makes its way through windy and exposed ridges. Overnight in Tharepati.
Day 09: Tharepati to melamchi gaun.
Two trails branch from the village of Tharepati, one heads to Kathmandu valley and the second drops down towards Helambu. The walk from Tharepati to Melamchi Gaun is basically all forest and ruined temporary herders shelters and the grazing ground for local livestock. The views aren't as such but at times the landscape becomes beautiful. Towards the end of the trek the trail gets literally steep and very challenging. You will make your way through several chortens, prayer flags and mani wheels until you will see Melamchi Gaun in the distance. Melamchi gaun also known as Melamchi Ghyang is pretty big enough to be called a village. Overnight in Melamchi Gaun.
Day 10: Melamchi gaun to Tarke Gyang.
You head out of the Gompa in the Melamchi Gaun and then drop down through dense forest. There are several chortens and prayer flags along the trail which is a reminder of the fact that the region has a very big Buddhist influence. Once in Tarke Ghyang you realize how beautiful this village is, made of mostly stones. Overnight in Tarke Ghyang.
Day 11: Ama yangri peak climbing with packing lunch and back to same hotel in tarke
Tarke Ghyang is a culturally rich village good enough to call it a day and explore around. The peak of Ama Yangri is a perfect for a day trip. This peak which lies to the north of the village is regarded as a deity and the protector of the valley. At all times it is draped in prayer flags and is visited by pilgrims. In terms of trekkers, it can be called a virgin land. You will have to ascend and descend not so demanding 1200 meters to and back from this peak. The zenith of Ama Yangri peak is around 3771 meters and you will have to traverse on a scenic trail through the forest of rhododendron and pine. The views of Langtang range, peaks in the Tibet and the Kanchenjunga in the west is irreplaceable. Overnight in Tarke.
Day 12: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang.
Sermathang is a very popular rest area that falls in the Helambu circuit. To make it to Sermathang, which takes around 4 - 5 hours, you head out of Tarke Ghyang hotel. You embark on the only trail that traverses through religiously and culturally rich Buddhist villages of Seti Ghyang and Gangyul. From the village of Gangyul you reach an unfinished road which leads in the beautiful village of Sermanthang. In Sermathang awaits beautiful views of mountains in the langtang range. Overnight in Sermathang.
Day 13: sermathang to Baruwa village. (Camping)
It is a very short walk to Baruwa village from Sermathang and this is the last village in the Helambu circuit. Despite very close to motorable road and having 700 household and being a large village, this is least developed village. In such a huge village exists no teahouses or very basic school and facilities. Overnigth in Baruwa village.
Day 14: Baruwa to melamchi bazaar (drive to Kathmandu)
The trail drops from Baruwa but more gently towards our final destination. As you leap forward towards Melamchi Bazaar, the settlements get more mixed and the villages turn into towns. Once in Melamchi Bazaar, which takes slightly above couple of hours in slow pace, you will board a vehicle to Kathmandu. When you reach Kathmandu our guide will transfer you to your hotel. Our Gosainkunda Ama Yangri trek officially comes to an end on this day. Thank you for choosing Karma eco trek as your travel partner in Nepal!
Day 15: Departure your destination.
On this day Karma Eco Adventure's representative will drop you at airport to fly back your home according to the flight sheduled.
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.(depends on the group size)
- Welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation at 3 star category in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
- All government and local taxes.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- Highly an experienced Trekking guide, Assistant guide, and Porters.
- All accommodations on the trails and full board meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or any one item from the menu )
- Best available local lodges / Teahouse in mountain.
- Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs.
- Both way private bus/jeep transportation from Kathmandu to Syapru/Melamchi to Kathmandu.
- Certificate of trek Completion.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, boiled water, shower, mineral water etc).
- Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (4 copies of passport size photo).
- Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
- In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves.
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel.
- Tips for trekking crews.
- Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.