Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Duration
13 Days
Grade
Moderate (3)
Altitude
4600m / 15092ft
Service Level
Standard
Rating

Overview

The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek takes you close to one of the most beautiful peaks of the Himalayas in the heart of Everest’s Khumbu region: Ama Dablam is situated directly opposite the Pangboche Monastery on the route to Everest. The trek takes you through many traditional Sherpa villages enabling you to catch glimpses of their everyday life in immensely spectacular surroundings.
Various Accommodation and meal arrangements are on offer: these could be luxury or simple lodges or tents (or a mix) with generally full board (breakfast, lunch or packed lunch, & dinner) provided. Cheaper options available, please inquire.

Trip Itinerary

01 Day Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to your Hotel.

After arrival at Kathmandu International Airport an ‘Region Treks’s representative will take you to your hotel in town. You will be briefed about your trek and there will be time to walk around in the vicinity of the hotel. Evening meal. There will also be a chat regarding accommodation and meals during the trip.

02 Day Sightseeing in and around Kathamandu.

After breakfast we offer a guide for a tour of the Kathmandu valley with visits to the Pashupatinath Temples, Durbar Square and the Boudhanath Stupa. If preferred you can have a free day.

03 Day Flight to Lukla (2860 m) and walk to Chaurikharka 2590m:

After breakfast transfer to Kathmandu Airport for the half hour flight to Lukla: one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in the dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by giant peaks. After a brief rest we start the walk through Lukla with its many shops to the nearby village of Chaurikharka visiting a school and monastery on the way. Meeting staff and porters, evening meal and overnight stay in Buddha Lodge.

04 Day Trek from Chaurikharka to Monjo (2860m), approx. 5 hours.

After early breakfast we trek along the undulating trail up the marvelous Dudh Kosi valley with a break in Phakding. Onwards mainly uphill through various small settlements, across bridges and past tea houses to Monjo.

05 Day Monjo to Namche Bazar (3460m) ; approx. 4 hrs

Soon after breakfast we enter the Everest National Park (access formalities will be completed by your guide). The trail follows the Dudh Kosi crossing it several times to the Hillary Bridge festooned in prayer flags. There the steep and relentless climb to Namche begins; usually a rest is taken at the spot where Everest can be seen for the first time. Namche Bazar with its many shops, tea houses and hostels is the true heart of the Khumbu district.

06 Day Acclimatization Day in Namche Bazar

You have a choice to rest, stroll through the village or take part in an easy walk to Chor Camp and its museum with views to Everest and many other remarkable peaks.

07 Day Trek from Namche to Phortse (3810m), approx. 6 hours.

The undulating trail leads across rhododendron slopes to Sansa followed by a steep climb to Mong La (3978m) with its restaurants handy for a break. Then down to the bridge at Phortse Dranka before ascending to the village of Phortse with its magnificent surroundings.

08 Day Phortse to Pangboche, approx. 4 hours.

After breakfast we ascend the ridge above the village with great views to many fantastic mountains and the Tengboche Monastery. Thereafter the trail undulates along the steep slope to upper Pangboche where we can visit the old Monastery.

09 Day Walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m) , approx.5 hours.

After an early breakfast we cross the Imja Khola below to take the steep slope to Cholungche Kharka, then less steep to Base Camp: incredible Ama Dablam with its hanging glacier towering above. All around numerous majestic peaks. After a well-deserved rest we descend by the same route to Pangboche.

10 Day Pangboche to Namche Bazar; approx. 6 hours.

After breakfast we trek downhill and cross the Imja Khola, through forest to Tengboche where we visit its famous monastery. Many zigzags down through rhododendron to cross the roaring river to Sanasa and almost level along the slope past the Tenzing Memorial Stupa to Namche Bazar .

11 Day Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla, approx 7 hours.

We return mainly downhill by the trails taken on the way up. Near Monjo we check-out of the Everest National Park (the guide will do this) to reach Lukla. It may be possible to stay overnight in ‘Buddha Lodge’. It is customary to tip porters & guides.

12 Day Flight Lukla to Kathmandu

After breakfast to Lukla Airport for the flight back and transfer to accommodation in town. The rest of the day is free: you either take a break or enjoy the town with its many shops and sights. In the evening we celebrate our successful trek with a farewell dinner.

13 Day Final Departure to your port of Destination

After breakfast we will take you to Kathmandu International Airport about three hours before your scheduled return flight.

Included in Our Price

  • Airport pickups and drop and from and to the airport by private or tourist vehicle.
  • 2 or 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at a 2 - 3 -5 star hotel in Kathmandu according to program deal.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff Round trip flight Kathmandu - Lukla, and Lukla - Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee.
  • TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • Farewell dinner (according to your cost).
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

Excluded from Our Price

  • International flight airfare and departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple entry tourist visa cost for 30 US $ 40. Similarly, Multiple Entry Tourist Visa for 90 days cost US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and cash for the Visa.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance required for rescue and evacuation. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and porters (staff) and drive (well tipping is expected).

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