Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
Ama Dablam base camp trek is most popular trekking located in Everest region in Nepal. Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace”; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by women.
Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest basecamp.
Moreover, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain valley tallest human inhabitants with ancient Buddhist monasteries. Trek to Everest base camp including Ama Dablam base camp excursion is an opportunity to experience the Sherpa hospitality, their lifestyles, and tradition.
A trek to ama Dablam base camp is in Sagarmatha national park (listed in UNESCO world heritage sites) is outstanding to see the highest mountain of the world, Everest at 8,848m, and many of the world’s 8,000-meter mountains such as Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Basecamp. Furthermore, it is suitable for all age walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude.
Along the routes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. Express Everest base camp combine with Ama Dablam base camp trek is possible to do in anytime throughout the year.
Ama Dablam base camp trek 9 days itinerary details
Hike to Ama Dablam base camp is a short but possible within 11 full days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain but are restricted time-wise. Travelers who wish to reach the Everest base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary is not fit you than send us an inquiry for tailor-made itinerary.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then have a delicious breakfast in a hotel and start the trek to Bengkar village (2,660 m). Leaving Lukla bazaar, we walk with the gentle ascent up the mountainside on the bank of Dudh Koshi river. We pass several Sherpa settlements such as khusum khola, Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok and finally to Bengkar village.
The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left than right bank into the mountain, through a forest Sagarmatha National Park office. Walk further to cross over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we would have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar (3,440m) is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gears and other necessary goods.
We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3,790m) than Khunde passing numerous chorten and hill station. Walk further to get an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and much other snow-capped mountains in a row. Furthermore, walk to Khumjung village (foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila). We can also visit Khhumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.
Having breakfast, we catch the main trail to Tengboche Monastery. The trail goes ahead leaving a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi. During the journey, we would have a panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m). We would visit Trashinga, Phunki Tenga and reach Tengboche monastery. Tengboche hill station offers an excellent view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam. Then walk about 60 minutes further to reach Dewoche village where we stay overnight.
Walking about 45 minutes further we reach the river bridge. We ascend easily about 1 hour to reach Pangaboche village. If you are lucky enough, you might see the Himalayan Thar, Yaks, Pheasant, and wild eagle, etc. You can also visit an old monastery in whole Everest region as well as you will see the Yeti head at the monastery on request. Walk further to descend down to the river again.
The steep ascend uphill to cholungche Kharka. After the trail gradually climbs up to the Ama Dablam base camp located at an altitude on 15,088ft. Along the way, you can see an incredible view of Ama Dablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,516m), Lhotse Shar (8,382m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lobuche peak (6,090)Mt. Pumori (7,165m), Kangtega (6,783m), Kusum kangaru (6,367), Thamserku (6,623m), Cholaste (6,335m), Tabuche peak (6,495m), Khumbi La (5,765m), Kwangde Ri (6,011m),khumbu yul Lha (5,761m), Amphu gyabjen (5,630m), Ombigaichan (6,340m),and beautiful view of minbo Glacier etc. Visiting around the base camp we walk with an easy downhill to the river. After crossing the river a bit climb up and finally you reach at Pangboche.
The trail descends past some magnificently carved mani stones to the Imja Khola. We walk further through a forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons crossing a steel suspension bridge high above the river. Reaching Tengboche(3,867m), You may enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Everest including the other Himalayas. Tengboche monastery is one of the beautiful monasteries in solu khumbu area as well as the religious center of the whole Sherpa people. Descend downhill walk along the Dudh Kosi River through magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. On your ascend to Lagusasa takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. An easy walk further about 2 hours to get Namche Bazaar.
We trek to Lukla with teh same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost. Trip finish
How much does the Ama Dablam base camp trek with an experienced guide cost?
This trek is available now on USD 1,050 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For deluxe & luxury trek plan, we add 3-star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu and Tourist standard accommodation with an attached toilet while on a trek on possible places.
AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Ama dablam base camp trek cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing tourist standrad hotel accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu
- Government license holder – Professional license holder Mountain Trekking Guide
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable domestic airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 3 times everyday during the trek
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Khumbu Pasang lamu minicipality entrance permit fees
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but higly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private trek to Ama Dablam base camp starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Ama Dablam base camp trek?
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking – yes, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 3000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Ama Dablam base camp trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on trek routes. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in express Ama Dablam base camp trek?
Answer: All the lodges they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along quick Ama Dablam base camp trek?
Answer: The lodges they have 24 hours hot/cold shower somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Ama Dablam base camp trekking?
Answer: You can buy bottled water for drinking but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way in the camping trek.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Ama Dablam base camp trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city tours/city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on ama dablam base camp trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: Is it possible to stay overnight at Amadablam base camp? What would be the options?
Answer: Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Amadamlam Base Camp on your journey on your own cost. Staying overnight at base camp is recommended during the spring season to meet climbers.
Question: What permits are required for Ama Dablam base camp trek?
Answer: There are two different permits required for this trekking and they are TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit. All these permits will be arranged by Gokyo treks and Expedition agency.
Question: What should my insurance policy cover during Ama Dablam base camp trek?
Answer: Travel insurance is mandatory before joining any trips with us, and you need to get your travel insurance policy before joining your trips to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the helicopter rescue up to 6000m altitude. It comes in handy during medical emergencies and contingency situations. It is recommended to get it from your home country. In case you haven’t bought travel insurance after arriving at Kathmandu; we can help you get one.
Question: What about guesthouses occupancy and crowd during peak season?
Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all around the world especially in popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guests houses along the routes.
Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during the quick Amadablam base camp adventure?
Answer: You should never walk too quickly too high ignoring your body symptoms. Proper altitude acclimatization is the best way to prevent high-altitude sickness. Listen to your body, trek gradually enjoying the best of culture and nature while giving enough time for your body to adapt to the changing atmosphere. Drink a lot of fluid & keep your body hydrated. If symptoms like a headache, difficulty in breathing and other occurs then descend to a lower altitude and taken to the hospital. If condition worsened you will be airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu.
Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?
Answer: Weather at the Himalayas is uncertain which we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you will be boarded on the flight tomorrow and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning Ktm) at Ktm (if you are going Lukla). You can flyout with chopper-Helicopter but it depends upon the situation. So, we recommend you to allocate a couple of extra days after your Everest trek, so that you will not miss your international flight back.
Question: What are alternates to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla?
Answer: The best-recommended way to go for any Everest trek is to board a Kathmandu-Lukla 33 minutes scenic mountain flight. Another available option is to drive from Kathmandu to Phaplu (12 hours’ drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Phakding. In the present day, there is also regular jeep service from Kathmandu to Salleri.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls for Ama Dablam base camp trek?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Ama Dablam base camp trek highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Syangeboche hill
- Amazing view of view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains
- Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Ama Dablam base camp trek notice !
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Ama Dablam base camp trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Ama Dablam base camp trek review
We booked our trek to EBC via Ammar at Gokyo Treks.
He booked our flights, organise our trekking permits, and guide. He also advise us how much we would need to spend each day whilst trekking. Whilst we were booking our trek with Ammar we met a guide who had just returned from EBC who told us what to expect. When we arrived in Lukla we were met by our guide. We did have to book a porter after two days but our guide was helpful arranging this. Ammar kept in touch with us during our trek to see how we were and to check the trek was going well. I would definitely recommend booking a trek with Gokyo Treks – everything was really well organised and easy, he gave us all the information we needed and the guide he organised was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Trip Price : USD 1,050 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 9 Days
- Max Altitude: 4,600m/15,088 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-40 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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