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Ama Dablam Base Camp with EBC Trek

Duration 15 days
Max-Altitude 5,545 m /18,192 ft
Transportation Flight
Grade Moderate
Accommodation Teahouse/Camping
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek
Best Season March, April, May, September, October, November
Communication Avialable
Group Size 1+

Ama dablam Trek, you will witness some of the beautifully settled Sherpa villages within easy walking distance from the Namche Bazaar (the Sherpa capital). And also you will find yourself standing at the foothill of Ama Dablam; the most splendid mountain in the world. Ama Dablam base camp trek shares the same route with Everest Base Camp Trek, and Kala Patthar until Pangboche (3930m). The trail separates either from Tyangboche monastery or from Phortse village. But after reaching Pangboche, it is just a day hiking trip to reach Ama Dablam base camp.

The term “Ama Dablam” means ‘mother’s necklace’. The glacier resembles a ‘Dablam’ which is a piece of traditional necklace worn by Sherpa women around their neck.  This trekking trail passes through the lovely dense forest to the world renowned and sacred monastery of Tyangboche.

This fascinating trek to the base camp of the world’s most beautiful mountain Ama Dablam provides magnificent views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Kangtega. And also the fantastic view of Ama Dablam as well as the beautiful landscape of the Ama dablam Camp Trek, itself. It is also a great opportunity to get interact with the Sherpa lifestyle, culture, tradition and religion.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:

Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding(2,612 m / 8,570 ft)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar(3,440 m / 11,287 )

Day 05: Acclimatization and Rest day in Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m/12,893 ft) 6- 7 hrs.

Day 07: Day Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp( 4,600 m/15,091 ft).

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m /14,468 ft) 04 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m /16,208 ft )05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak- Shep (5,164 m / 16,942 ft ) hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m /17,598 ft) back to Gorakshep.

Day 11: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5,545 m /18,192 ft) and trek to Pheriche( 4,137 m / 14,340 ft (4-6 hrs).

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar (4-6 hrs).

Day 13:
Trek to Lukla (2,860 m / 9,383 ft (5-6 hrs).

Day 14: Fly From L
ukla to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Day 15: Departure Day

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel 
You will be met by our airport representative and escorted to your hotel, refresh yourself & your evening is free, first overnight at hotel in the valley of the Gods, the Kathmandu and overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (B):
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. After having breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa then return to hotel. overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,612 m / 8,570 f) 5- 6hr 
After having early breakfast at hotel, you will drive to airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, after reaching at lukla our guide will introduce with the porters, then start trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 4 hour to reach at Phakding and overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar  (3,440 m / 11,287 ft)5- 6hr
After having breakfast at lodge, you continue trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times on the way, you enter the park in Jorsale and you will stop for lunch as we rest our weary bones; and again continue our trek; after few hours of walking we reach the bustling Namche Bazaar which appears ahead as we travel along a path surrounded by pines. We pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Dudh Koshi. This vibrant village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here, overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05:  Acclimatization and Rest day in Namche Bazaar.
This is really good for our acclimatization. It prevents any unforeseen altitude problems ahead on the trail as we go to higher altitudes on the trek. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook as the lights come on in the evening. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For acclimatization, we walk up to Khumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangboche and we will see beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. Khumjung village is a brimming little town which is densely populated by the Sherpa community. At this village is an old monastery which we will visit as well. After this, we return to Namche for our overnight under a starry moonlight sky if the weather is clear, overnight at Guesthouse.  

Day 06: Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m/12,893 ft)6-7 hrs.
After pleasant and enjoyable time at Namche, morning walk leads to a short climb and then on good wide trail facing views of Everest and Amadablam with array of peaks, as our route leads into woodland then descend towards Imjatse River to reach a small place in Phunke-Tenga, possible lunch stop in the middle of a wood. Afternoon climb into forested areas facing views of Kangtenga-Tharmasarku and other peaks as walk brings at a wide-open plateau in Thyangboche with its beautiful colorful Buddhist monastery, with time to visit the interior of the monastery where you can witness monks and priest on religious activities with prayer. A scenic spot surrounded by high peaks with views of Everest and magnificent looking Amadablam amidst the forest of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-juniper-birch and fir tree lines. In the month of October-November great colorful festival takes place called Mani-Rimdu with mask dancers by monks of the monastery. After time at Thyangboche and visiting its interesting monastery catching views of surrounding peaks, where walk leads downhill to Deoboche, within green forested area and further walk to reach Imjatse River and then cross over a steel bridge, from here end of tree lines as walk leads into windswept dry and arid country to reach at Pangboche for overnight stop. The last permanent village on route Everest base camp.

Day 07: Day Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4,600 m/15,091 ft.
Morning on a downhill walk for few hours to cross over Imjatse River, after a small bridge where climb leads for an to reach an open and wide area where tree lines fade for few short junipers and dwarf rhododendron bushes, with some Yak herders hut and shades. The walk continues for another few hours with gradual up till Ama Dablam base camp is reached within the large grassy field beneath towering Amadablam peak. After enjoying fabulous views within the serene environment descend towards a river and then climb up to Pangboche for overnight after a great day hike.

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche 4,410 m /14,468 ft – 04 hrs.
From Pangboche heading higher with ups and down to a river, with the last climb of the day for an hour to reach a scenic Imjatse valley at Dingboche facing North Face of Amadablam with views of Island Peak a lovely spot for an overnight stop. Afternoon free to wander around Dingboche located within beautiful Imjatse valley beneath might peaks of Amadablam North Face.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m /16,208 ft – 05 hrs.
After an enjoyable rest day in Dingboche, morning walk leads to short climb on a ridge top, marked with Buddhist prayer flags and monuments facing views of high close peaks and then on a good gradual path to walk. Our route leads on the winding path above Pheriche valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks as walk comes to a small place at Thugla, where massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. After crossing a short bridge and climb to Thugla for possible lunch stop and rest, before heading higher up to Lobuche, having break and lunch start with a slow climb to a ridge top line with the memorial of unfortunate mountaineers who risk their life climbing high mountains around Khumbu and Everest. From here a good walk with gradual up to reach Lobuche located on the corner of a wide valley beneath peaks of Lobuche East and West.

Day 10: Trek to Gorak-Shep 5,164 m / 16,942 ft after lunch hike to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m /17,598 ft) back to Gorakshep.
Adventure today leads to our goal at Everest base camp, as morning walk follows a flat valley with a slow climb to reach further and then a steep climb to reach a ridge near above Khumbu glacier. As the walk continues over rocky moraines and ice to reach scenic flat areas at Gorak-Shep located at the bottom of Kalapathar and Mt. Pumori on route Everest base camp, at Gorak-Shep with a short break. From Gorakshep heading further east to reach to reach highlight destination at Everest Base Camp with marvelous views of Khumbu Ice-Falls, glaciers looking above peaks of Nuptse, Everest, and Lhotse, in high mountaineering season of April to May this grand spot flooded with tents of expeditions. After an exciting time achieving our target walk back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop before heading downhill back to Lukla with a climb of Kalapathar.

Day 11: Early morning hike to Kala Patthar 5,545 m /18,192 ft and trek to Pheriche 4,137 m / 14,340 ft – 06 hrs.
Early morning before breakfast climb on a top rocky hill above 5,545 m to reach the highest spot of the adventure, where you will be rewarded with a glorious panorama of giant surrounding peaks with close views of Everest and Mt. Pumori. After a great wonderful moment descends back to Gorakshep for breakfast and then carries on trekking down to Pheriche valley for an overnight stop in one of its nice lovely lodge. Pheriche located on a scenic valley close to Dingboche where HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) stationed near this settlement.

Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
From Pheriche, an easy walk on nearly flat ground and then further down to reach at Pangboche village with a great scenic walk on completing our memorable and exciting adventure at Everest base camp and Kalapathar, a slow enjoyable walk from here on without worry of high altitude sickness as route leads losing elevation every hour of walks. From Pangboche reaching with a climb to beautiful Thyangboche and its colorful monastery reaching back into green woodland, from here lovely walks of downs and ups and on the nice scenic trail to Namche Bazaar for last night in Khumbu before Lukla.

Day 13:
Trek to Lukla 2,860 m / 9,383 ft – 06 hrs.
Our last final day of the adventure with long day treks to reach Lukla starting with descending to reach a river valley and at Sagarmatha National Park entrance and exit to Monjo village, where walk continues past Phakding with last short climb to reach at last overnight stay in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: From Lukla fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

morning with last breakfast within Khumbu and at Lukla, then transfer to air terminal named after Tenzing and Hillary, first to conquer Mt. Everest in 1953. As per the flight schedule board in a smaller aircraft for sweeping short air journey to reach Kathmandu airport and then transfer back to your respective hotels.

Day 15: Departure Day
Our driver will drop at Tribhuvan International Airport to Catch the Flight for onward Destination.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
  • 3-star catagory  hotel  in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse Accommodation  including Breakfast, lunch and Dinner  during the trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trip
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Sightseeing in kathmandu
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Entrance Fee for Sightseeing
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills,wifi,  battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

The following gives you a general idea of trekking equipment in the himalaya. we suggest you to bring the following items 

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other essential important items

  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snacks (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and batteries)
  • Pee bottle for man and pee funnel for woman

Note :  This equipment list is only a guide. You need to bring the listed items, however, you can choose from your preferred brands using your expertise. Plus, you can shop the trekking equipment and clothing at a reasonable price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.

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