Ama Yangri Trek - 7 days

Ama Yangri Trek - 7 days

Ama Yangri Trek is a recently-opened trekking trail in the immediate vicinity of Kathmandu. Located in the Helambu region of Sindhupalchowk district, Ama Yangri peak is a hidden gem and among the best treks near Kathmandu valley. At the altitude of 3771m, Ama Yangri is one of the highest peaks around Kathmandu Valley. You can admire the stunning view of Langtang Range, the Annapurna, Manaslu, and even Everest from the peak. And for this very reason, Ama Yangri Trek can be compared to the Poon hill of the Annapurna region. Legend has it that Ama Yangri is considered to be a deity who protects the entire Hyolmo valley region.

The trekking route is spectacular, brimming with a diverse landscape, lush forests, and beautiful villages. This trek is perfect for those looking for a short and easy trek near Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • among the best treks near Kathmandu 
  • It is a short and easy trek near Kathmandu.
  • Hike to one of the highest peaks in Kathmandu valley.
  • Stunning view of Langtang Range, the Annapurna, Manaslu, Everest, and surrounding peaks.
  • Gain insight into the Hyolmo culture and the lifestyle of Helambu Sherpas.
  • Explore beautiful Tarke Gyang village, the popular resting ground for the trek.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Drive to Timbu (1580m/5,183ft) 3-4 hours drive
Day 3 Trek Timbu to Tarke Gyang (2,600m/8,530ft) 5-6 hour trek
Day 4 Trek to Ama Yangri (3,371m/11,059ft) and back to Tarke Gyang (5-6 hour trek)
Day 5 Trek to Sermanthang (2,621m/8,599ft) 4-5 hours trek
Day 6 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 7 Final Departure

Route Map

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, a Third Rock Adventures representative will pick you up and escort you to your hotel in Thamel. After relaxing and refreshing, get your documents ready and stroll around the Thamel area in the evening. You can buy or hire missing gears and equipment for the trek in the Thamel area. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive to Timbu (1580m/5,183ft) 3-4 hours drive

Ama Yangri Peak Ama Yangri Peak

After having a delicious breakfast, you will drive to Timbu. Kathmandu is only 60 Km away from Timbu and it takes around 3 hours via Helamchi Helambu Road to reach Timbu by private vehicle. Upon reaching Timbu, you will prepare for the next day, and in leisure, you can explore the village. Overnight in Timbu.

Day 3: Trek Timbu to Tarke Gyang (2,600m/8,530ft) 5-6 hour trek

Early in the morning, you will have a light breakfast and march towards Tarke Gyang, a beautiful village settlement in the Helambu region. The trail meanders through a lush forest and rewards eye-pleasing views of the hills and sparse village settlements. After trekking for 4-5 hours, you will reach Tarke Gyang. It is a beautiful Buddhist village, also called the gateway to Ama Yangri Peak. Overnight in Tarke Gyang.

Day 4: Trek to Ama Yangri (3,371m/11,059ft) and back to Tarke Gyang (5-6 hour trek)

Ama Yangri Peak Stunning view from the top of Ama Yangri Peak

After spending quality time in the unspoilt valley of Tarke Gyang, today you will ascend to Ama Yangri Peak. It takes about 4 hours to climb Ama Yangri Peak from Tarke Gyang. The trail leads through quite forests and slowly rises to the peak that unveils the incredible views of the Helambu regions and towering snow-clad peaks. There are no tea houses along the route, so it is better to carry some food and enough water. After admiring the view it has to offer, you’ll slowly descend to Tarke Gyang. Overnight in Tarke Gyang.

Day 5: Trek to Sermanthang (2,621m/8,599ft) 4-5 hours trek

On the fifth day, you will head to Sermanthang. Today is the final leg of this amazing trek. The trail is comparatively easier than the previous days. The forested trail, chortens, cascading waterfalls and lush forest takes you to a small village called Gangyul. From Gangyul slowly descends through forests to Sermanthang. Overnight in Sermanthang.

Day 6: Drive to Kathmandu

Finally, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It takes a few hours from Sermanthang to reach Kathmandu on private vehicle. We will drop you off at your hotel. You can rest and do souvenir shopping. In your leisure, you can stroll around Thamel neighbor and explore the local pubs and restaurants. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 7: Final Departure

One of the team members will take you to the international airport, three hours prior to the scheduled departure. Today you will leave Nepal with beautiful memories and wonderful experiences. Bid farewell to the team and head to your beautiful country.

Based on 2 reviews

Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Based on 2 reviews
Very good

Jayce Aceron
Apr 20, 2022
Beautiful Short Trek
Ama Yangri Trek is the best short trek from Kathmandu. I was not planning for this trek. My friend from Nepal suggested me this short trek and I couldn't say no. Doing this trek with Third Rock I absolutely enjoyed this trek. I customized it a bit. It was a great trek. Hopefully, this trek will be among the best trek in Nepal.
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Clovis Picard
flagsSaint Barthelemy
Apr 08, 2022
Beautiful Trek
My travel consultant recommended this recently introduced trek to Ama Yangri. My son and I headed to Kathamndu and ascended the yangri peak to enjoy mesmerizing views from up there. The trek took us to some beautiful village near Kathmandu valley. It's an easy trek and amazing as well.
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