Baruwa Ama Chumo Yangri

having rest while traveling ama chumo yangri helambu

Baruwa Ama Chumo Yangri also well known as Ama Yangri Hilltop, the deity Ama Yangri (Mother Yangri) is considered the protector and the savior of the entire region of Helambu. In this region, tourists are not allowed to travel without a Langtang National Park entry permit. There are two options to get a permit for this region; those who are interested in traveling individually should get a permit from the Nepal Tourism Board in Virkutimandap Kathmandu. Likewise, Group travelers may join the registered trekking agency to get a permit for this region.

This is the secret holiest place for Buddhist followers. The Ama Yangri (3,771 m) is the best place to explore the sunrise views early in the morning similar to Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill. Most of the people of this region are Yolmo/Hyolmo and exercise various Tibetan-influenced festivals. The place becomes vibrant during the local festival the followers climb the holy Mountain Baruwa Ama Chumo Yangri before daybreak. Once they are on the summit of the mountain they offer prayer to the first-morning sunray. Moreover, the festival is observed during the months of March or April.

Ama Chumo Yangri is the Best Place to Explore Langtang Range

The prayers are offered to bask in the sun and relish the local barley beer (Chhyang/Nigar), butter tea and local wine. Apart from this religious significance, the place is the vantage point for the scenery of splendid mountains as far as Phurbi Chyachu (6,637 m), Langtang Lirung  (7,234 m), Jugal Himal (6,095m), Mount GauriSankar (7,134 m) Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m) and Everest ranges.

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