Helambu Ama Yangri Trekking - 8 Days

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Overview

According to myth, Ama yangri is considered to be a deity that has turned into the protector of the Helambu region. It is the highest and nearest peak from the capital city, Kathmandu with a height of 3771 m. Helambu circuit trekking is one of the famous traveler’s destinations which is a naturally and geographically fascinating tour that provides us the opportunity to experience majestic mountains, green and variation of landscapes along with unique Hyolmo culture. Excellent view of mountains including the range of Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang, and even Everest on a clear day can be seen from Ama Yangri viewpoint.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to Ama Yangri Peak
  • Witness Mount Everest, Jugal Himal, Manaslu, Langtang and Annapurna ranges.
  • The trek passes through some beautiful rhododendron, pine and oak forests
  • One of the oldest monasteries of the Helambu area as well as home different flora and fauna.

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

    Our representative will meet at the arrival gate with a signboard for Mandala Holidays. Then you will be escorted to your selected hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. In the evening, you are collected from your hotel and taken for a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious and authentic Nepali food followed by traditional Nepali Dance.

  • Day 2:
    Sightseeing of cultural UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu

    Today is the auspicious day of our tour. We visit some of cultural UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudha and Pashupatinath would be our touring destination today. These heritages are the live reflector of the religious integrity and architectural wealth of Nepal. After the time you will get brief about the tour.

  • Day 3:
    Drive to Timbu (1580 m.)

    We start off from our hotel after our breakfast then we have our lunch on the way driving towards Timbu. We make several stops on the way taking break in the village of Gyaltum, it is a very warm and heartfelt stop! We continue driving north to Timbu where we spend the night and rest for starting the trek tomorrow. Driving time is around 4 hours.

  • Day 4:
    Trek Timbu to Tarkeghyang (2600 m.)/5 hours walk

    Todays trail is an uphill path crossing a small hydropower project, settlements, terraces and forests. If we are lucky we can still see some of the rhododendron trees blossoming. Tarkeghyang is a Sherpa village and many of the people here belong to the Hyolmo tribe, after who Helambu got its name.

  • Day 5:
    Hike to Ama Yangri peak (3771 m.)/6 hours

    Today we split the group in two; the ones who want to climb the Ama Yangri peak (3771 m.) and the ones who instead prefer to make a less exhausting walk in the area around Tarkeghyang. In the evening everyone meet up again at the teahouse (same teahouse both day 4 and 5) to talk about our separate experiences during the day. From Ama Yangrima peak we get a breathtaking 360 degrees view and we have several 8000 m peaks in sight, among them Mt Everest! More detail on easy hike will come later.

  • Day 6:
    Trek to Shermathang (2621 m.)/5 hours

    Today the trail is easier and on what can be explained as ”nepali flat”, a bit down and a bit up. We cross beautiful forests and some streams. We have lunch in the mesmerizing village of Ghangyul (2770 m.) before we continue to the Sherpa village of Shermathang From Shermathang we can see Jugal Himal range and enjoy meeting and talking to the welcoming local people.

  • Day 7:
    Drive back to Kathmandu

    After watching the morning chores in the village and having breakfast we will get prepared for our Journey towards Kathmandu. We will be having our lunch on the way. In Kathmandu we stay at a beautiful heritage hotel in the center of the town where we can clean up after the trek and have a swim in the swimming pool.

  • Day 8:
    Final Departure

    Our office representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your International Departure. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, mountain biking etc.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley
  • Sightseeing Transfers by private vehicle
  • Entry fee to monumental sites
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • Trek Transfer by Private vehicle
  • 3-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • English speaking professional Trek guide
  • 4 nights accommodation in Tea House during the trek AP Basis
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • First Aid Kit
  • Permit fee and TIMS card
  • Salary, Insurance of Trek Guide
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Trekking Gears and Equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue (It is necessary in case of emergency)
  • Extended Stay due to any natural disaster
  • Anything not included in inclusions

Gears List

Trekking Shoes

Trekking Poles (can be hired in Kathmandu)

Down jacket

Fleece Jacke

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Helambu Ama Yangri Trekking

Trip Facts

  • 3771 m
  • 4WD Jeep
  • min 2 pax
  • Tea House
  • Sep-Nov & Mar-May
  • Tea House Trek
  • National Park entry Permit & TIMS
  • Moderate