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Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

11 Days

Trip Highlights

  • One of the shortest treks in the Everest area
  • Visit ancient gompas and monasteries
  • Learn about ancient cultures and practices
  • Head towards the base of Ama Dablam

The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek takes you to the base camp (4,420m/14,502ft) of a highly technical iconic mountain peak named ‘Ama Dablam’ that goes above 6000m, and all its delights from there. If you are looking to experience the Himalayas for a time that fits your executive timeline, then this Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is perfect for you. ‘Ama Dablam’ means ‘mother and necklace’ – because the permanent glacier hanging like a ‘Dablam’ resembles a traditional piece of jewelery worn by Sherpa women. The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek serves as a short Everest trek that does not exceed an altitude of (4,500m/14,760ft) and still gives you a feel of the mighty Everest and nearby mountains.

Our trail to Ama Dablam base camp leads to the bustling Khumbu capital village town of Namche Bazaar and Tengboche Monastery, the largest in the region and from both of these areas we get great views of the King Peak of Everest. However, bunking out in the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar, getting amazing views of Mt. and visiting the famous monastery of Tengboche, we also wander into remote areas that are too quiet to explore the lesser-known trails. And desirable compared to the more crowded trekking circuits in the Everest region. Another element of our trip will be a visit to the Sherpa villages of Khunde, Phortse and Khumjung where we will witness the generous projects undertaken by the late Sir Edmund Hillary through the Himalayan Trust for the development of the Sherpa community in Khumbu. And we also have the opportunity to interact with the local people which gives us a thought-provoking insight into their lifestyle and culture. Finally, after our journey through the beautiful natural wilderness of the Everest region, we return to Lukla. And on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 4 – 6 hours. Involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well…

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/44,30ft] and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft], 3-4 hours
Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3,440/11,286ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Rest and acclimatization day [3,440m/11,286ft], 3-4 hours
Day 5: Trek from Namche bazaar to Phortse (3840m/12,598ft), 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek from Phortse to Pangboche [3,985m/13,075ft], 4-5 hours
Day 7: Hike up to Ama Dablam Base Camp [4,420m/14,502ft] and trek back to Tengboche monastery, 6-7 hours
Day 8: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo [2835m/9,301ft], 5-6 hours
Day 9: Trek from Monjo to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft], 4-5 hours
Day 10: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and day, explore.
Day 11: International Departure.

Special Note:
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Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different request numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation. (Helicopter or Airplane)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu International & Domestic Airport, pickup/drop on arrival/departure.
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotels for 2 night in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary transportation on private basis.
  • Both-way domestic flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Teahouse/lodge clean and comfortable accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Meals throughout the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea, coffee).
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits each day.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Full support guide crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • Cost of guide and porter - food, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • National park permit fee & Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance Ticket.
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medications.
  • Organizing rescue operations in case of complex medical conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for trek

The gear listed below is recommended. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.

— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Suncream (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

— Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
— Light-weighted Towel
— Swiss Knife
— Passport and extra passport photos
— Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Flight tickets
— Travel Insurance
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Trip Map

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Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • 11 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4,420m/14,502ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lodge & Hotel
  • 2 Person

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