Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

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Ama Dablam base camp trek

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Summary

    1. Trek duration: 09 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Level
    3. High Altitude: 4,600m/15,093 feet
    4. Walk Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Trekking Group-Size: 1 – 10 People
    6. Trip Mode: Lodge Basis
    7. Best month to hike: February, March, April, May, October, November, and December
    8. Foods on trek route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car / Flight / Bus

Overview

The Ama Dablam Base Camp trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including the majestic Ama Dablam peak. Located in the Khumbu region, this trek takes you through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and high-altitude landscapes.

Furthermore, Ama Dablam Base Camp trek provides breathtaking panoramic views of mountains like Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many others. Along the way, you’ll pass through Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, and experience the unique Sherpa culture and hospitality. The trek also includes visits to Tengboche Monastery, one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries in the region.

Literal meaning of Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace” the long ridges on each side are like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier is thought of as the Dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by women.

Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp is in the Sagarmatha national park (listed in UNESCO world heritage sites) considered a moderately challenging trek. It requires a good level of physical fitness and some previous trekking experience at high altitudes as it involves steep ascents and descents, and you’ll be trekking at elevations above 4,500 meters.

As you’ll be trekking at high altitudes, there is a risk of altitude sickness. It’s crucial to acclimatize properly, drink plenty of fluids, and take rest days to adjust to the altitude. If you experience severe symptoms of altitude sickness, descending to a lower altitude is necessary.

The trek generally takes around 9-12 days, including arrival and departure from Kathmandu. However, the duration can vary depending on the itinerary and the destination you want to adjust on your journey. Additionally, it’s essential to check the weather forecasts before embarking on the trek. And Amadablam base camp trekking is possible to visit at any time throughout the year.

Kyubo Kharka mountain Lake

How much is the Ama Dablam Base Camp Package Trip cost?

The price of the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trip Package with a local Gokyo Treks Agency (guide-owned company in Nepal) ranges between US$ 825 to 1150. However the base camp trekking cost depending upon the group size you are traveling to and the mode of transportation service you choose. Given price includes transportation, a guide, porters (check on includes section), hotels, food and accommodation, and hiking permit facilities.

But of course, the trip price will vary based on the group size you are traveling with and the month you visit. Moreover, we have special discount travel deals for leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (besides you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike to Ama Dablam base camp on 50% discounts.

However, we basically arrange a private trip in order to avoid group tours with strangers. Private hiking gives you a better experience on your tours. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It is the standard trip package price for 8 days trek to Ama dablam. If you are 2 people Ama Dablam base camp trek cost US$ 999 for 8 days base camp trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the price as per your own demand. Here is the price list for the Ama Dablam base camp hikes in Everest territory.

Price Per Person for 8 days Trekking in Khumbu Territory

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1150
2 PersonUS$ 999
3 PersonUS$ 999
4 to 6 personUS$ 950
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 898
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 825

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Ama Dablam base camp trek itinerary 9 days details

Hike to Ama Dablam base camp is short but possible in 9 full days. The hiking itinerary is compared to most walks in the Sagarmatha region leading up to the Ama Dablam foothills. The specific base camp trek route suits all-age hikers to the spectacular mountain base camp in a restricted time-wise. Travelers who wish to reach the Everest Base Camp Trek combine with hiking at the Amadablam base camp in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary. However, if this schedule is not fit you then send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.

1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and shift you to a hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, our representative will brief you on Ama Dablam base camp hiking information.

2 Day Fly to Lukla airport (2,840m/9,318 feet). Bengkar village trekking (2,630m/8,629 feet), 4-5 hours

We take an early flight to Lukla airport, Solu Khumbu airport. Take a delicious breakfast in a hotel and start the trek to Bengkar village. Leaving Lukla bazaar, ramble with the gentle ascent up the hillside on the Dudh Koshi river bank. Pass several Sherpa settlements such as Kusum Khola, Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok, and finally to Bengkar village.

Lukla airport
3 Day Namche Bazaar hiking (3,440m/11,286 feet), 4-5 hours

The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left then right bank into the mountain, through a forest Sagarmatha National Park office. Cross over the Hillary Bridge to the steep ascent to Namche Bazaar. This part of the hike to Namche bazaar is a bit laborious for beginners in terms of rapid higher elevation gain.

On the way, we have a breathtaking view of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8,516m.). Encircled on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazar is a central hub of the area for food supplies, trekking gear, and other necessary goods.

Namche bazaar
4 DayHike to the Khumjung Village (3,780m/12,402 feet) via Sengboche hill, 3-4 hours

We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip at 12,402 feet and Khunde passing multiple Chorten and hill stations. Walk further to get an excellent view of Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, and Kongde.

Furthermore, walk to Khumjung village, the foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila and visit the Khumjung monastery. It’s a small settlement of the Sherpa community.

5 DayTrek to Deboche Lodges (3,820m/12,533 feet), 5-6 hours

Catch the major trail to Dudh Koshi river and visit Tengboche Monastery where Tourists can see the Monk lifestyles and praying. En route, Tourists can accomplish the Himalayan panorama view such as Ama Dablam (6,812m), Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m), and Tawoche (6501m).

Travelers can achieve an excellent view of sunrise and sunset at Everest and Ama Dablam mountain. Walk about 60 minutes further to reach Dewoche village where we stay overnight.

Khumjung village tour
6 DayAma Dablam Base Camp trek (4,600m/15,093 feet) – Pangboche, 7 hours

Just proceed to walk to reach Pangaboche village. If you are lucky enough, you might perceive the Himalayan Thar, Yaks, Pheasant, wild eagle, etc. You can also visit an old monastery in the whole Everest region as well as you will see the Yeti head in the monastery on request.

Steep ascends cholungche Kharka Hill after the trail gradually climbs up to the Ama Dablam base camp located at an altitude of 15,093 feet. The journey to base camp Amadablam offers an incredible view of Ama Dablam itself (6,856m), Lhotse (8,516m), Lhotse Shar (8,382m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lobuche peak (6,090) Mt. Pumori (7,165m), Kangtega (6,783m).

In addition, Kusum Kanguru (6,367), Thamserku (6,623m), Chocolate (6,335m), Tabuchi peak (6,495m), Khumbu La (5,765m), Kongde Ri (6,011m), Khumbu yul Lha (5,761m), Amphu garden (5,630m), Ombigaichan (6,340m), and a super view of minbo Glacier, etc. Exploring base camp, Get back to Pangboche Lodge to eat and sleep.

Ama Dablam base camp trek
7 DayReturn to Namche Bazaar passing Tengboche Monastery (3,860m/12,665 feet), 6 hours

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 monastery, you may enjoy the wonderful view of Everest mountain including the other towering peaks. Tengboche monastery is a beautiful monastery in the Solu Khumbu area as well as the religious center of the Sherpa people.

Descend a downhill walk along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. On your ascend to Lagusasa take us under the pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. An easy walk further about 2 hours to get to Namche Bazaar.

8 DayTrek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla airport (2,840m/9,318 feet), 7-8 hours

We trek to Lukla with the same trail that we ascend earlier. It is the final day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, get refreshed and reconfirm the flight tickets.

9 Day Scenic Himalayan Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, our representatives will pick you up to transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. Trip finish.

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Cost

How much does the Ama Dablam base camp trek price?

Hike the Ama Dablam base camp trekking package price is USD 999 per person on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe & luxury trek plan, we add a 3-5 star hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. Likewise Tourist standard accommodation with an attached toilet -bathroom in the possible places en route.

However, Yeti Mountain Home comfort lodges are also available until Namche Bazaar but they are super expensive. We could remake a travel plan for you as per your demands at extra cost. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

The best of Ama Dablam base camp trek package price includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport pick up on your arrival in TIA by private car.
  • Single night double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
  • Lukla Domestic flight tickets (both way) with an applicable domestic airport tax.
  • 8 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 7 Lunch and 7 Dinner [main course] on Ama Dablam trek routes.
  • Tourist standard guest House accommodation during the trekking.
  • Professional and certified Mountain Trekking Guide as per the given plan.
  • An assistant guide will provide for 7 plus group tourists.
  • Required number of porters during the trek (one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry a maximum of 24 kg of your bag pack.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese trekking guide and porter.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permit and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance permit fees
  • Trek certificate and Ama Dablam base camp trek map – keep as souvenirs.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 Liters) and trekking poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check oxygen level and Pulse rate every day to save you from higher risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

The Ama Dablam base camp hiking package price excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu city.
  • ALL kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the Ama Dablam Base Camp hike.
  • Traveler’s private trekking gears including clothes.
  • Personal nature expenses, and bar bills.
  • Guest travel insurance is mandatory in case of emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

We can organize a private trek to Ama Dablam base camp starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Do I need the experience to hike Ama Dablam base camp?

Answer: Hike Ama Dablam base camp is not tough comparing other base camp hikes. It is suitable for all age nomads who can walk about 4 – 5 hours daily, with a lightweight day pack. It does not require any experience to go.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! Provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at the hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is this trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the Annapurna base camp trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on base camp Ama Dablam 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. Nevertheless, we suggest you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on trekking days?

Answer: All the guest houses en route will have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of vegetarians such as Pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, noodles, and soups. Likewise, 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 with a quick Ama Dablam base camp hiking solo?

Answer: Guesthouses have 24-hour hot/cold showers available on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water?

Answer: Tourists can purchase bottled water at local tea shops en route. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste. Instead, tourists can buy either boiled water or bring AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as normal water is available almost everywhere.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: As you hike through the lodge basis, you can recharge your phone – camera battery. But we advise you to bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Are there any internet facilities on Ama Dablam base camp trek?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only internet provider at the Amadablam Base Camp trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link Internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels, or any small lodges in the Everest zone.

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 are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 15% advance deposit of the total trip price 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 to Ama Dablam base camp trekking lodge?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kilos luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: Is it possible to stay overnight at the Amadablam base camp? What would be the options?

Answer: Yes, it is possible to stay overnight at Amadamlam Base Camp on your journey at 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 trekking?

Answer: There are two different permits required for this trekking and they are TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits. All these permits will be arranged by Gokyo Treks and the Expedition agency.

Question: What should my insurance policy cover during Ama Dablam base camp treks?

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 in Kathmandu; we can help you get one.

Question: What about guesthouse occupancy and crowd during peak season?

Answer: Oh yes, you will see many travelers from all around the world, especially in the popular Everest region during the best high season like in spring and autumn. However, recently, there are many guest houses along the routes.

Question: How to prevent altitude sickness during the quick Amadablam base camp adventure?

Answer: You should never walk too quickly or too high ignoring your body’s 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 others occur then descend to a lower altitude and take to the hospital. If the condition worsened you will be airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu.

Question: What will happen if my scheduled flight in Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu route gets delayed or canceled?

Answer: Weather in the Himalayas is uncertain and we cannot predict. Therefore, the rate of fight delay and cancellation is high at Lukla. If this happens then you board the next day’s flight (tomorrow) and you have to spend an extra night at Lukla (if you are returning to Kathmandu) at Kathmandu (if you are going to Lukla). You can fly out with a chopper-Helicopter but it depends upon the situation. So, we advise 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 the alternatives to flying 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 (a 12-hour drive) and trek for 2 days to reach Phakding. In the present day, there is also a 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 gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles for Ama Dablam base camp trek?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just suggested 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 base camp holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detailed 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 your trek.

Ama Dablam base camp trek highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view at 360 degree angle from Syangeboche hill
  • Amazing view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many other mountains.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, tallest monastery, Local sherpa, and their lifestyles.

Best time for Ama Dablam base camp Trekking?

The best time for Ama Dablam base camp trekking in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions in the Everest zone.

During spring, the temperatures are mild, and the rhododendron forests along the trail come alive with vibrant blooms, creating a picturesque landscape. Skies are generally clear, and you can enjoy breathtaking views of the snowy Himalayan peaks.

Autumn is another excellent time for Ama Dablam base camp Trekking. The weather is stable, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures during the day. The autumn months offer excellent visibility, allowing trekkers to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.

Both spring and autumn are considered the very busy seasons for hiking in Nepal, including the Sagarmatha region. Usually, the trails are well-maintained, and there is a festive atmosphere in the local villages due to various cultural celebrations.

It’s worth noting that while these seasons are generally ideal, weather patterns can vary from year to year. It’s always a good idea to check the latest weather forecasts time to time that your holiday adventure to ensure the best possible experience.

Ombigaichen Peak climbing Options

Optional trip for Ombigaichen Peak climbing journey if you have 2 more extra days right above Amadablam basecamp ground. If trekkers are interested to climb Ombigaichen? ask us for an add-on trip. Summit offers the best view to watch the Khumbu peaks. As this peak has less publicity, it’s not very popular like other top-climbing mountains in the Khumbu area.

Notice for mystical Ama Dablam base camp trekkers

The Ama Dablam base camp hiking information stated above is just a guideline. But it is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or the other multitude of factors that are out of our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the Ama Dablam 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. When 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 are scattered all over this planet. At Ama Dablam Base Camp trek stands out for its awe-inspiring mountain vistas, remote landscapes, cultural encounters, and a sense of adventure that makes it an extraordinary and unforgettable journey.

We provide valuable assistance, ensure your safety, and share their knowledge about the region. We are a team of professional, experienced, well-trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduces costs and consumption.

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