Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek


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Ama Dablam base camp trek

Trip Summary

    1. Hike duration: 9 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Moderate level
    3. Base Camp Altitude: 4,600m/15,088 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 hours
    5. Group-Size: 2 – 10 People
    6. Best month to go: October – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Foods on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Primate Car/Plane/ Bus

The Ama Dablam base camp trek is the most popular trekking located in the 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.

Majestic Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for anyone trekking to Mount Everest. Moreover, you can see the tallest mountains, brilliant landscapes, the high mountain valley highest human inhabitants with ancient Buddhist monasteries. The best of Ama Dablam base camp hikes is possible combines together with the most renowned base camp Everest. Journey to Everest excursion is an opportunity to experience 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 an outstanding tour to see the highest mountains in the world. In addition, expedition Ama Dablam is a top most popular expeditions in the Himalayas. From the Ama Dablam expedition, Tourists can notice the most beautiful sight of Mount Everest at 8,848m, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and many other world’s 8,000-meter mountains in a single line.

Everest Icefall glacier with huge ice pinnacles soaring to unbelievable height before reaching the Basecamp. Furthermore, it is suitable for every age hikers looking for something a little more ambitious and energetic. Our program always includes rest days and forms up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude.

At ama Dablam hikes, you can walk at your own pace, with plenty of stops for rest. An express base camp Amadablam or Amadablam base camp hiking is possible to visit at any time throughout the year.


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 comparing to most walks in this region leading up to the Ama Dablam foothills. The specific trek route is designing for all-age hikers to the spectacular mountain base camp but is restricted time-wise. Travelers who wish to reach the Everest Base Camp Trek combo 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, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. In the evening, our representative will brief you Ama Dablam base camp hiking information.

2 Day Fly to Lukla airport (2,886m/9,437 feet). Bengkar village trekking (2,698m/8,822 feet), 4 hours

We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then have 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 Dudh Koshi river bank. Pass several Sherpa settlements such as khusum khola, Ghat, Phakding, Tok Tok, and finally to Bengkar village.

Lukla airport

3 Day Namche Bazaar hiking (3,440m/11,249 feet.), 6 hours

The trail climbs from the riverbed on the left than right bank into the mountain, through a forest Sagarmatha National Park office. Furthermore, you can cross over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. 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 gears and other necessary goods.

namche bazaar
4 DayKhumjung hikes (3,789m/12,428 feet) via Sengboche hill, 3 hours

We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip at 12,431 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 Kwangde. Furthermore, walk to Khumjung village, foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila and visit the Khumjung monastery. Khumjung is a small settlement of Sherpa community.

5 DayDewoche hikes(3,805m/12,480 feet), 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. Walkabout 60 minutes further to reach Dewoche village where we stay for overnight.

khumjung village tour
6 DayAma Dablam Base Camp trek (4,600m/15,088 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, and 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 ascend cholungche Kharka hill after the trail gradually climbs up to the Ama Dablam base camp located at an altitude of 15,088 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), 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 a super view of minbo Glacier, etc. Exploring base camp, Get back to Pangboche lodge to eat and sleep.

7 DayTrek descend to Namche Bazaar passing Tengboche Monestry (3,867m/12,684 feet), 7 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 downhill walk along the Dudh Kosi River through magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. On your ascend to Lagusasa takes us under the pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. An easy walk further about 2 hours to get Namche Bazaar.

8 DayNamche Bazaar to Lukla nepal airport hiking (2,886m/9,337 feet.), 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 refresh 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 Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afeeternoon, 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?

Hike Ama Dablam base camp cost is USD 1,050 per person. At this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the 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 to 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.

The best of 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 tax
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 3 times everyday during the trek
  • Tourist standard 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 municipality entrance permit fees
  • Updated Ama Dablam base camp trek map 1 piece for each guest.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Ama Dablam base camp hiking 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.
  • Traveller’s private trekking gears including clothes.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Guest travel insurance 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
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Price and Dates

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



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

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

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 ages nomads who can walk about 4 – 5 hours daily, with a lightweight day pack. It does not require any experience to go.

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 in the express Ama Dablam base camp trek?

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

Answer: Guesthouses have 24 hours hot/cold shower available on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the Ama Dablam base camp trekking group?

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 bringing AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as the 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 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 are the payment 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 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, our every porter carries a 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 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 permit. 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 guesthouses 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 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 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 Ktm-Lukla-Ktm route gets delayed or canceled?

Answer: Weather in 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 fly out with 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 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 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 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 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 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 review

Ama Dablam base camp trek review

100% 5 star based on – 310 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We booked our Ama Dablam base camp trek via Ammar at Gokyo Treks agency.
He booked our flights, organise our trekking permits, and guide us. He also advises 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 Ama Dablam base camp including 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 in arranging this. Ammar kept in touch with us during our ama Dablam hiking 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 organized was good. I would definitely go on another trek with Gokyo Treks if I visit Nepal again. – Sophie Boyce, Shropshire, United Kingdom.

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.

Mystical Ama Dablam base camp trek notice

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 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 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 reduce costs and consumption.

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