Ama Dablam Base Camp with EBC Trek
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 Kalapatthar 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, and 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 Gorakshep (5,164 m / 16,942 ft ) and hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m /17,598 ft) back to Gorakshep.
Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapatthar (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 Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 15: Departure Day
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and transfer to The Hotel
You will be met by our airport representative and escorted to your hotel, refresh yourself & your evening is free, first overnight at the hotel in the Valley of the Gods, Kathmandu, and stay overnight at the 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 a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, then return to the hotel. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding (2,612 m / 8,570 f) 5- 6hr
After having breakfast, you will drive to the airport for the Lukla flight. A scenic view of the breathtaking Himalayas and green hills in your 35-minute flight is impressive. Our guide will receive you at the airport and introduce you to the porters. You will trek further with the guide and porters from there to reach Phakding. Stay overnight at a lodge there.
Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m / 11,287 ft.) 5- 6hr
We continue trekking crossing the Dudh Koshi River after our breakfast to reach Jorsale where we will stop for lunch. After a good lunch and rest, we will trek for a few hours to reach the beautiful Namche Bazaar which appears ahead as we travel along a path surrounded by pines. Namche Bazaar is surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides and the entrance is faced 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 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 a beautiful place abundant with lodges, teahouses, and souvenir shops. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off toward 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. The bustling Khumjung village is inhabited by the Sherpa community. In this village, there is an old monastery which we will visit too. 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 a refreshing acclimatization break at Namche Bazaar, we will trek to lunch stopover Phunke-Tenga passing through woodlands and climbing down towards Imjatse River to reach there. 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 architecturally beautiful monasteries. In the month of October-November great colorful festival takes place called Mani-Rimdu with mask Dancers by monks of the monastery. We will walk downhill to Deboche and further proceed by crossing a bridge over the Imjatse River to reach Pangboche. Stay overnight at the last permanent village on the Everest Base Camp.
Day 07: Day Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp 4,600 m/15,091 ft.
Morning on a downhill walk for a few hours to cross over Imjatse River, after a small bridge where climb leads for an to reach an open and wide area of rhododendron and juniper forests. We will gradually walk to reach Ama Dablam base camp surrounded by a grassy field. After enjoying fabulous views within the serene environment descend towards a river and then climb up to Pangboche 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. Roam around Dingboche in the afternoon in your free time. Stay overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Lobuche 4,940 m /16,208 ft. – 05 hrs.
We will have a short climb passing through flapping Buddhist prayer flags, beautiful monuments, and a backdrop of high close peaks to reach Pheriche. Our route leads on the winding path above Pheriche Valley with views of Cholatse and Taboche peaks as the walk comes to a small place at Thugla, where the massive Khumbu glacier melts into a raging river. After crossing a short bridge and climbing Thugla for possible lunch stop and rest, before heading higher up to Lobuche, having a break and lunch start with the slow climb. Stay overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Gorakshep 5,164 m / 16,942 ft. After lunch hike to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m /17,598 ft.) back to Gorakshep.
Our adventurous trek begins to reach our destination Everest Base Camp. Gradual walk to the steep climb and you will witness the huge and beautiful Khumbu glacier. Passing through rocky moraines and icy glaciers to reach Gorakshep and trekking further to reach Everest Base Camp. The jaw-dropping view of Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, and other surrounding peaks. Spent some time there and back to Gorakshep. Stay overnight.
Day 11: Early morning hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m /18,192 ft. and trek to Pheriche 4,137 m / 14,340 ft. – 06 hrs.
Early morning hike to Kalapatthar elevated at 5545 m for a breathtaking and close panoramic view of Everest and other surrounding peaks. After a remarkable hike, descend to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trekking down to reach Pheriche Valley. Stay overnight at a nice lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 06 hrs.
Passing through great sceneries and easy walk on the flat ground down to reach Pangboche village after a memorable and thrilling trek to the base camp. Happy and comfortable trekking down back with no fear of altitude sickness. 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 the last night in Khumbu before Lukla.
Day 13: Trek to Lukla 2,860 m / 9,383 ft. – 06 hrs.
Our adventurous final day-long trek begins from Namche to reach Lukla. We will descend passing through Sagarmatha National Park and exit to reach Monjo village, where the walk continues past Phakding with the last short climb to reach at last destination in Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: From Lukla fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Our morning starts with the last breakfast in Khumbu and at Lukla, then transfer to the air terminal named after Tenzing and Hillary, the first to conquer Mt. Everest in 1953. As per the flight schedule board a smaller aircraft for a sweeping short air journey to reach Kathmandu airport and then transfer back to your respective hotels.
Day 15: Departure Day
Our driver will drop us at Tribhuvan International Airport to Catch the Flight for our onward Destination.
- Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
- 3-star category 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
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Entrance Fee for Sightseeing
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the 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, Wi-fi, 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 Himalayas. we suggest you bring the following items
Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat)
- Wool or synthetic hat that covers the ears
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Neck warmer
- Liner gloves
- Heavier shell gloves
- 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
- 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 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
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snacks (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
- 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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