Ama Dablam Base Camp TrekAma Dablam Base Camp Trek

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

  • Duration13 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4576m
  • Group Size 2-10+
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking, Day Tour
  • Best Season Mar - May and Sep to Nov

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal is a remarkable journey that brings you to the foot of one of the world's most iconic and majestic peaks, Mt. Ama Dablam. Spanning 13 days, this trek offers unparalleled views of renowned eight-thousand-meter peaks such as Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.

One of the main highlights of the trek is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich heritage, culture, and traditions of the Sherpa people. As you pass through their settlements along the trail, you'll gain a deeper understanding of their way of life and their connection to the mountains.

In addition to the breathtaking mountain vistas, the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek allows you to explore the pristine pockets of the Dudh Koshi river valley, where you can encounter rare flora and fauna that thrive in this untouched wilderness.

The trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll pass through Namche Bazaar, a vibrant Sherpa town, and continue to Pangboche village. From there, you'll embark on a day trip to Ama Dablam Base Camp, offering a close-up encounter with this stunning peak. Afterward, you'll retrace your steps, passing through Phortse village and eventually reaching the exit point at Monjo before returning to Lukla.

In terms of difficulty, the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is considered to be an easy to moderate level trek. It is suitable for trekkers who wish to explore the pristine and less crowded parts of the Everest region, while also immersing themselves in the Sherpa culture and enjoying magnificent mountain views. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a nature enthusiast, the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek promises an unforgettable adventure, where you can connect with the raw beauty of the Himalayas and create lasting memories of this extraordinary region.

Reach the stunning elevation of 4,570 meters on an adventurous trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp, where you'll be in close proximity to one of the most breathtaking peaks in the Everest region.

  • Embark on a remarkable journey to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600m) and behold the exquisite beauty of one of the world's prominent peaks, Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856m/22,494ft). Along the trail, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of majestic mountains like Lhotse (8,498m), Everest (8,848m), Ama Dablam (6,854m), and Makalu (8,485m).
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture and lifestyles of the local Sherpa community, gaining insights into their traditions and way of life. The trek also takes you through the Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can appreciate the pristine natural surroundings and spot rare animals such as snow leopards, musk deer, wild yaks, and Himalayan black bears.
  • Before embarking on the trek, take the opportunity to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath or Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu city, further enriching your cultural experience.
  • Additionally, don't miss the chance to visit the famous Sherpa monastery at Tengboche, an iconic spiritual landmark in the Everest region.
  • This extraordinary journey combines stunning natural landscapes, cultural immersion, and encounters with rare wildlife, making the Ama Dablam Base Camp trek a truly unforgettable experience.

Overview of Ama Dablam Base Camp

The Ama Dablam Base Camp trek via Mong La Pass is a challenging yet highly rewarding adventure in the Everest region. This less crowded route offers a thrilling experience for adventure enthusiasts, as the trail traverses steep and rocky slopes, often covered with snow and ice. Along the way, you will pass through small traditional villages inhabited by ethnic groups, including the Sherpas.

The journey begins with a scenic 40-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek to Phakding (2,650m) through dense forests adorned with pine trees, rhododendron flowers, and abundant wildlife within Sagarmatha National Park. The trail then leads to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), where a rest day is dedicated to acclimatization. Namche Bazaar serves as a bustling gateway to Everest, offering modern amenities such as cafes, restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops.

Continuing from Namche, you'll proceed to Tengboche, passing the revered Tengboche Monastery situated atop a hill. The next leg takes you to Pangboche (4,360m) through small villages, Stupas, and mani walls. From Pangboche, you'll trek to Lobuche, crossing the renowned Kogma La Pass (5,535m/18,159ft) along the way. This challenging but immensely rewarding section offers breathtaking views of glaciers, lakes, and the majestic Himalayan peaks.

The following day, the trek leads from Lobuche to Pangboche (3,985m) through comparatively easier trails, where you might catch sight of yaks grazing in the meadows. On the tenth day, you'll reach the highlight of the journey, Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600m). Ascending from Pangboche, you'll witness remarkable panoramic views of snow-capped mountains including Mt. Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Pumori, Lobuche Peak, Thamserku, Kongde Peak, Tawoche Peak, and more. After soaking in the beauty of Ama Dablam Base Camp, you'll return to Pangboche.

The return journey commences from Pangboche, passing through Phortse and spending the night there. The next day, you'll trek from Namche back to Lukla, where you'll spend your final night in the trekking region. On the following morning, you'll take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, concluding your unforgettable Ama Dablam Base Camp trek. This trek provides an exhilarating combination of challenging terrain, stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and awe-inspiring mountain views, making it a memorable experience for adventure enthusiasts seeking to explore the Everest region.

Route for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

The Ama Dablam Base Camp trek follows the same route as the famous Everest Base Camp trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, trekkers hike to Phakding and continue to Namche Bazaar, which serves as a crucial acclimatization stop. Spending two nights in Namche, trekkers then proceed to Pangboche before reaching Ama Dablam Base Camp.

The trail to Ama Dablam Base Camp shares the same path as the Everest Base Camp trek for the initial days. If desired, trekkers can spend an additional day at the tea houses in Ama Dablam Base Camp itself or choose to stay in Pangboche and hike for about three hours as a day tour to explore Ama Dablam Base Camp.

For those interested in joining the Everest Base Camp trek, the trail continues uphill from Pangboche for four more days to reach the iconic Everest Base Camp.

After reaching Ama Dablam Base Camp or completing the Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers retrace their steps along the same route, descending back to Lukla on the second day. Finally, a flight from Lukla takes trekkers back to Kathmandu, concluding  the trek.This route offers breathtaking mountain views, cultural immersion, and a chance to witness the beauty of Ama Dablam and the surrounding Himalayan peaks. It is a challenging and rewarding adventure in the renowned Khumbu region.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Ama Dablam trek in the Everest region of Nepal is a fascinating journey that offers stunning views of the Himalayas. Compared to the Everest Base Camp trek, the Ama Dablam trail is considered moderate in terms of difficulty.

The trek begins after landing at Lukla airport, which is the same starting point for the Everest Base Camp trek. From Lukla, trekkers will follow a well-maintained trail that takes them through the beautiful forests, hills, and valleys of the Khumbu region. The trail offers majestic views of the Himalayas without significant altitude concerns until reaching Pangboche.

The trek includes ascending and descending sections, as is typical in the Himalayas. However, the Ama Dablam trail is relatively smooth and manageable for trekkers. With an extra day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, trekkers can adjust to the high-altitude environment before continuing to Tenboche and Pangboche.

Tenboche and Pangboche, located at an elevation of 3,860m and 3930 meters respectively, serves as the last overnight camp before heading to Ama Dablam Base Camp. The hike from Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp is a short three-hour trek, and trekkers will find a tea house waiting for them at the base camp.

These factors, including the moderate difficulty level, well-maintained trail, and the opportunity for acclimatization, make the Ama Dablam trek suitable for all age groups and even for those with limited trekking experience.

Best Season for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

The Ama Dablam Trek can be undertaken throughout the year as it is a lower altitude trail compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek. However, there are certain considerations to keep in mind when choosing the best time for the trek.

For the most magnificent views, pleasant weather, and clear skies with unobstructed views of the Himalayas, the recommended months are January to April and August to December. During these months, trekkers can expect clear blue skies, higher visibility, and minimal precipitation. Even during the winter season in December and January, the lower altitude of the trail means there is usually lesser snowfall.

On the other hand, the months of May to July fall during the monsoon season in Nepal. During this time, trekkers may encounter rainfall, particularly in Namche Bazaar, and the trail can become slippery. Additionally, the views of the Himalayas may be obscured by clouds. By choosing the recommended months, trekkers can enjoy the best weather conditions and maximize their chances of clear mountain views and a memorable experience on the Ama Dablam Trek.

Why us for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Nepal Nomad trekking is a reliable and experienced trekking company that can assist you in organizing your Ama Dablam Base Camp trek. Our climbing crew consists of well-experienced individuals who have grown up in the rugged mountain areas of Nepal. With over a decade of experience, Nepal Nomad ensures a friendly and professional environment, prioritizing your comfort and safety.

The team at Nepal Nomad is composed of licensed operators who have undergone extensive training in first-aid services and evacuation procedures. We are also skilled in map reading, ensuring that you are guided accurately throughout your journey. With our profound experience in guiding and climbing, the team is well-equipped to assist you in your ultimate adventure. Furthermore, Nepal Nomad offers flexibility in departure dates for the Ama Dablam Base Camp trek. We can customize the trek according to your preferences, ensuring that it aligns with your schedule and requirements.

Itinerary

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As you embark on your journey to Kathmandu, the captivating views unfold beneath you, showcasing the city's splendor, the majestic Himalayas, and the mesmerizing terraced fields. Upon landing and completing the customs process, a friendly representative will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. Their purpose is to assist you in navigating the initial culture shock that may arise from Kathmandu's narrow and winding streets, ensuring a smooth transition as you settle into your hotel.

As evening descends, we cordially invite you to a delightful dinner in the heart of Thamel, the vibrant tourist hub. Here, you will have the perfect opportunity to savor your first meal in Nepal, immersing yourself in the rich flavors of authentic Nepali cuisine. To enhance your dining experience, cultural shows will be presented, offering a glimpse into the diverse cultural heritage that thrives within the country.

Thamel's lively atmosphere, adorned with a myriad of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, provides an ideal backdrop for an enchanting evening. Indulge in the delectable local delicacies, marvel at the enthralling performances, and allow yourself to be swept away by the vibrant tapestry of Nepali culture.

This dinner in Thamel not only promises to satiate your taste buds but also serves as a delightful introduction to the warmth and hospitality that Nepal is renowned for. It sets the stage for a remarkable journey filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

  • Max. Altitude:1,400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

After a satisfying breakfast, your day unfolds with a visit to some of the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Sites nestled within the city of Kathmandu. This vibrant city pulsates with a rich tapestry of culture, heritage, and spirituality, harmoniously blending with its bustling urban life. As you venture out, the labyrinthine alleyways reveal hidden treasures in the form of ancient temples and monuments, bearing witness to centuries of history.

Your first destination is Kathmandu Durbar Square, conveniently situated near Thamel and affectionately known as Basantapur or "freak street" among the locals. Here, you can immerse yourself in the grandeur of the ancient Shah dynasty palace, which has been transformed into a captivating museum. The palace museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Nepal's regal past, showcasing art, artifacts, and historical relics.

As you explore further, the courtyards of Kathmandu Durbar Square unfold, each with its own unique charm and architectural splendor. Marvel at the intricately carved wooden temples, adorned with exquisite craftsmanship, and listen to the tales they silently whisper.

To continue your spiritual journey, you have two options. The first is the majestic Swayambhunath Stupa, perched atop a western hill, offering panoramic views of the city below. This sacred Buddhist site, also known as the "Monkey Temple," is adorned with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, and its serene ambiance invites introspection and tranquility.

Alternatively, you can venture to the outskirts of Kathmandu to visit the renowned Boudhanath Stupa. This impressive structure stands as one of the largest stupas in the world and holds great significance for Tibetan Buddhism. Join the pilgrims as they circumambulate the stupa, spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras, creating an atmosphere of deep devotion and spiritual energy.

To conclude your day's exploration, make your way to the sacred Pashupatinath temple. Revered as one of the holiest Hindu sites, this temple complex sits on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Observe the rituals and ceremonies being performed by devotees, and witness the intertwining of spirituality and everyday life.

  • Max. Altitude:1,400m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After a hearty breakfast in Phakding, prepare yourself for a challenging day ahead as you embark on a steady and steep ascent towards Namche. This part of the trek introduces you to the effects of altitude, and it's important to listen to your body and take it slow to acclimatize.

As you make your way forward, you'll encounter several high suspension bridges that span the Dudh Koshi River, requiring you to navigate them with care. Beyond the village of Monjo lies the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, a protected area established to preserve the delicate mountain environment. Your guide will take care of your permit fees at this point, allowing you to appreciate and respect the natural wonders that surround you.

The trail continues to grow steeper as you progress, but as the weather permits, you'll be rewarded with the first glimpses of the majestic Mount Everest, a sight that leaves many in awe. The towering presence of the world's highest peak serves as a constant reminder of the grandeur that lies ahead.

Upon reaching Namche, take the time to settle into your accommodations and catch your breath. Namche Bazaar, often regarded as the gateway to the Everest region, is a vibrant town teeming with various amenities. It's an excellent opportunity to stock up on necessary supplies, as numerous small shops offer a range of snacks and trekking gear. Additionally, you'll find an array of restaurants and bars to replenish your energy and indulge in the local cuisine.

If you happen to be in Namche on a weekend, make sure to visit the Saturday market, a bustling gathering place for traders from the lowlands and Tibetan yak caravans that have crossed the glaciated Nangpa La. The market offers a fascinating blend of cultures and goods, providing insight into the vibrant trade routes that have shaped the region's history.

Take some time to explore Namche, soak in its unique atmosphere, and interact with fellow trekkers and locals who call this place home. This is an opportunity to rest, acclimate further to the altitude, and prepare for the awe-inspiring adventures that lie ahead in the Everest region.

  • Max. Altitude:3446m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hours
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Today is a well-deserved rest day in Namche, providing you with an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate. Take advantage of this day to sleep in and allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude. Namche, nestled between two ridges amidst the towering peaks of the Khumbu region, offers a range of lodges, tea shops, and markets filled with intriguing souvenirs.

To aid in the acclimatization process, you can choose to visit the Khunde Hospital, a medical facility established by the renowned Sir Edmund Hillary. This visit not only offers insights into the healthcare initiatives in the region but also contributes to the local community.

Alternatively, a highly recommended activity is a one-hour walk to the Everest View Hotel, situated above Namche. This scenic trek rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of notable peaks such as Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and the awe-inspiring Everest itself. The Everest View Hotel provides a perfect vantage point to marvel at the grandeur of these majestic mountains.

For those seeking a deeper immersion into the Sherpa culture, you can visit the Sherpa Culture Museum located just above the town. The museum offers an enriching experience where you can learn about the traditions, customs, and history of the Sherpa people. Additionally, it provides captivating views of the surrounding landscapes.

Make the most of your rest day in Namche, whether it's by simply taking time to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere or by engaging in activities that further enhance your understanding and appreciation of the local culture and natural wonders. Embrace this day of acclimatization, as it prepares you for the forthcoming adventures that await you on your trek in the Everest region.

  • Max. Altitude:3446m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:4 hour
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After a nourishing breakfast in Namche, it's time to resume your trek. Follow the trail that winds along the side of the valley, offering breathtaking views of the Dudh Kosi River below and the towering giants of the Khumbu region. As you progress, the majestic peaks of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam will come into view, leaving you in awe of their grandeur.

Pass through several charming villages and numerous tea shops, immersing yourself in the local culture and hospitality along the way. Descend steeply to cross a bridge over the river at Phunki Tenga, where you can take a well-deserved break and enjoy a satisfying lunch. Rest and rejuvenate before embarking on the next leg of your journey—a steep climb towards Tengboche.

Although the zigzag path to Tengboche requires effort, the rewards are plentiful. As you ascend, you'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful rhododendron forests, home to a variety of colorful birds. The ever-changing mountain scenery continues to unfold, captivating your senses and fueling your enthusiasm.

Tengboche awaits with its renowned monastery, the largest in the Khumbu region. This sacred site holds deep spiritual significance and offers a serene setting for reflection and contemplation. Take a moment to soak in the panoramic views of the towering peaks that surround you, providing a majestic backdrop to this unforgettable stop on your journey.

As the day comes to a close, settle into your accommodation in Tengboche, surrounded by the awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. Reflect on the challenges overcome and the natural beauty experienced thus far, knowing that tomorrow holds even more wonders in store for you.

  • Max. Altitude:3,860m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:4 hours
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Today's trek takes you further up the valley as you make your way to Pangboche. The trail meanders through enchanting rhododendron forests, offering a vibrant display of colors during the blooming season. Crossing the Imja Khola, you'll be treated to magnificent vantage points that showcase the majestic Ama Dablam, a striking peak that stands as a testament to the natural wonders of the Khumbu region.

As you continue your ascent, the trail gradually climbs, revealing beautifully carved mani stones along the way. These intricately crafted stones, adorned with Buddhist inscriptions and prayers, add a sense of spirituality to the journey.

Finally, you'll arrive in Pangboche, a tranquil village nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. Enjoy a late lunch and take a moment to immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance that surrounds you.

In the afternoon, engage in an acclimatization trek to prepare for tomorrow's adventure to Ama Dablam Basecamp. This trek allows your body to adjust further to the increasing altitude, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience as you venture higher.

Embrace the serene beauty of Pangboche and use this time to recharge and connect with the natural wonders that envelop you. As you reflect on the journey so far, anticipate the incredible experiences that await you on your trek to Ama Dablam Basecamp, where you'll be rewarded with even more breathtaking views and a deeper connection to the majestic mountains of the Khumbu region.

  • Max. Altitude:3,908m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After finishing the exceptional journey to base camp, we start moving for the conclusion of our amazing Trekking Journey. Today we head for Tangboche from Pangboche which shall be trekking of about six hours to 3,875 meters. We will be guided by the Imja Khola through some ups and downs which will eventually lead to Tangboche. We shall have some time to explore the well-known monastery of Tengboche. Likewise, through some small hikes around the surrounding, we can enjoy views of the trekking trails and the glorious mountains like Everest and Ama Dablam. We stay at Tangboche for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:3875m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:4 hours
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Today's trek takes you on an exhilarating journey as you cross the Imja Khola river and embark on the ascent towards the iconic Ama Dablam. This part of the trek offers a unique and awe-inspiring experience, as you leave behind the main trails and venture into less traveled paths.

As you make your way higher, the trek becomes more secluded, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the Himalayan wilderness. The absence of large crowds enhances the sense of tranquility and solitude, creating a truly special atmosphere for your trek.

After a rewarding uphill climb, you'll arrive at the esteemed Ama Dablam Basecamp, where you'll be greeted by breathtaking views that will leave you in awe of nature's grandeur. Take a moment to savor the accomplishment of reaching your goal and celebrate this significant milestone. Enjoy a well-deserved lunch in the midst of this extraordinary setting, surrounded by the towering peaks and the peaceful serenity of the basecamp.

After taking in the incredible views and relishing in the sense of achievement, it's time to retrace your steps and begin your descent back down the trail. As you make your way back to Pangboche, reflect on the remarkable experiences and memories you've created throughout the day. The return journey offers a chance to appreciate the surroundings from a different perspective, allowing you to fully absorb the beauty of the landscapes you pass by.

Arriving back in Pangboche, you can relish in the satisfaction of completing the trek to Ama Dablam Basecamp and cherish the memories of this extraordinary adventure. Rest and rejuvenate in this tranquil village, reflecting on the challenges conquered and the profound connection forged with the majestic mountains of the Khumbu region.

  • Max. Altitude:3875m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hours
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Embarking on the next leg of your trek, you'll begin with a climb past the monastery located in Upper Pangboche. This spiritual site holds significance for the local community and provides a serene backdrop to the start of your journey.

As you continue, you'll venture along one of the most spectacular trails in the entire Everest region. The high trail takes you through breathtaking landscapes, offering panoramic views that will leave you in awe of nature's majesty. The beauty of the surroundings will unfold before your eyes, captivating your senses and invigorating your spirit.

This particular trail leads you to the lesser-visited village of Phortse, situated at an elevation of 3800 meters. Phortse is not only a charming village but also holds a special place in the hearts of Everest climbers. Many mountaineers call this place home, as they prepare for their ambitious expeditions to conquer the world's highest peak.

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of Phortse, surrounded by the towering Himalayan peaks that serve as a constant reminder of the immense challenges and triumphs experienced by those who dare to dream of conquering Everest. Engage with the local community and learn about their rich mountain culture and the fascinating stories of mountaineering legends who have passed through this village.

As you explore Phortse, let the spirit of adventure and perseverance inspire you. Take in the beauty of the landscapes and soak in the vibrant energy that permeates the air. This is a chance to connect with the mountaineering heritage of the Everest region and gain a deeper appreciation for the dedication and determination required to conquer the world's highest summits.

Enjoy your time in Phortse, relishing in the unique experiences and encounters that await you in this extraordinary village. The memories and insights gained here will continue to fuel your own personal journey through the magnificent Everest region.

  • Max. Altitude:3,680m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

Leaving Phortse behind, you'll embark on a steep descent, making your way towards Photse Tenga, where you'll cross the river. This section of the trail offers a thrilling and challenging descent as you navigate the rugged terrain.

Once you've crossed the river, your journey continues with a climb towards Mong La, situated at an elevation of 3973 meters. This vantage point provides you with one last opportunity to witness the stunning beauty of Ama Dablam, a peak that has captivated you throughout your trek. Take a moment to savor the awe-inspiring views before proceeding on your journey.

From Mong La, you'll begin your descent and rejoin the main Everest Trail that leads to Namche Bazaar. As you make your way down, the trail unveils the familiar sights and sounds of this bustling Sherpa town. Namche Bazaar offers a lively atmosphere, with its array of shops, markets, and eateries. Take some time to rest, replenish your supplies, and enjoy the vibrant energy that permeates the town.

Continuing your descent, you'll venture further down the trail until you reach the village of Monjo. Nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of the Khumbu region, Monjo provides a peaceful setting to rest and reflect on your remarkable journey. The village exudes a sense of serenity, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings and appreciate the simplicity of mountain life.

As you bid farewell to the rugged landscapes and picturesque vistas, cherish the memories and experiences gained along the way. Each step brings you closer to the end of this incredible adventure, but the impact of the journey will remain with you long after you've left the trails behind.

Take the time to relax and recharge in Monjo, embracing the final moments of tranquility before resuming your trek towards the bustling world beyond the mountains. Reflect on the challenges overcome, the friendships formed, and the profound connection forged with the Everest region.

  • Max. Altitude:2835m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After enjoying a hearty breakfast in Monjo, you'll set off on the final day of your trek, making your way along the scenic trail that follows the Dudh Kosi river towards Lukla. The journey begins with a pleasant walk from Monjo to Ghat, where you'll have the opportunity to pause and enjoy a well-deserved lunch.

Continuing your descent, you'll pass through a series of charming villages such as Chumoa, Benkar, Phakding, and Chuthawa, each offering glimpses into the local way of life and providing a pleasant backdrop for the final leg of your adventure.

As you progress along the trail, you'll eventually reach the Pasang Lhamu Memorial Gate, a symbolic landmark that marks the end of your trek. This gate pays tribute to Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest.

While most of the route during this final stretch is an easy downhill slope, the last section of the trail before reaching Lukla presents a fitting challenge—a final uphill climb. Embrace this last effort as a metaphorical representation of the strength and perseverance you've demonstrated throughout your entire journey.

Arriving in Lukla, you'll find a small but vibrant hub with a variety of shops, bars, and cafes. Take this opportunity to unwind, reflect on your incredible experience, and celebrate the successful completion of your trek. Perhaps you might even indulge in a visit to the faux Starbucks—a whimsical reminder of the world beyond the mountains.

Spend your remaining time in Lukla savoring the memories and connections you've made along the way. Engage with fellow trekkers, share stories of your adventures, and relish in the sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering the Everest region.

As you prepare to depart from Lukla, carry the lessons learned and the experiences gained during your trek, knowing that the mountains will always hold a special place in your heart. May this journey inspire and empower you to seek new heights and embrace the spirit of adventure in all your future endeavors.

  • Max. Altitude:2,800m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea

After enjoying a satisfying breakfast in Lukla, you'll board an early morning flight that will take you back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can settle in and relax.

With the rest of the afternoon and evening at your disposal, you have a variety of options to make the most of your time in Kathmandu. You can take to the streets and explore the city on foot, rent a bicycle, or hop on a rickshaw to discover hidden gems and soak in the vibrant atmosphere. This is a great opportunity to revisit any places you might have missed at the beginning of your trip or to shop for souvenirs and keepsakes.

If you're looking to pamper your muscles after the trek, consider indulging in a massage service at Seeing Hands. This unique establishment is staffed by visually impaired therapists who offer exceptional massage experiences. Alternatively, you can opt for the upscale Kinjalla Spa, where you can unwind and rejuvenate with a range of spa treatments.

For those seeking a more holistic experience, Pranamaya Yoga offers early evening yoga classes at their locations in Thamel and Patan. Immerse yourself in the ancient practice of yoga, finding balance and serenity amidst the bustling city.

When it comes to dining, Kathmandu offers a diverse culinary scene. You can choose from a variety of cuisines, including traditional Nepali, French, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern dishes. Explore the local eateries and let your taste buds embark on a culinary journey, savoring the flavors and spices of the region.

As the evening unfolds, take the time to reflect on your trekking adventure and the unforgettable experiences you've had. Cherish the memories of the breathtaking landscapes, the warmth of the Nepali people, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing such a remarkable journey.

Tomorrow, as you bid farewell to Kathmandu, carry with you the spirit of the mountains and the resilience you've discovered within yourself. May the lessons learned and the connections made during your time in Nepal continue to inspire and shape your future adventures.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch

As your journey in Nepal comes to an end, take some time to savor your last moments in Kathmandu. Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast at a local café, enjoying the flavors and aromas of Nepali cuisine.

Afterward, consider taking a leisurely stroll through the bustling streets of Kathmandu, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and observing the daily life of the city. This is an opportunity to soak in the unique sights, sounds, and colors that define Kathmandu's rich cultural heritage.

If you have any last-minute souvenir shopping to do, explore the markets and shops that offer a wide range of traditional handicrafts, textiles, artwork, and other mementos. Select something special to bring back home, a tangible reminder of your incredible journey through Nepal.

As your departure time approaches, a representative will meet you at your hotel and assist with your transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport. It is recommended to arrive at the airport at least two hours before your scheduled departure to allow for check-in and security procedures.

Reflect on the transformative experiences you've had during your time in Nepal, the breathtaking landscapes you've witnessed, and the warm hospitality of the Nepali people. Carry these memories with you as you prepare for your return flight home, knowing that the spirit of Nepal will always be a part of you.

Farewell, and may your adventures continue to unfold, guided by the spirit of exploration and the memories you've created in the beautiful country of Nepal.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
What's Included
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu) tickets and airport departure taxes.
  • Meals as specified in the trek itinerary (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Guide and porters' costs, including their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee.
  • Khumbu Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality fees.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits provided daily.
  • All government and local taxes and official expenses.
  • Arrangement of rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Nepal Nomad Trekking trek appreciation certificate after the successful completion of the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek.

These inclusions ensure that you have a hassle-free and well-organized trekking experience with Nepal Nomad Trekking.

What's not Included
  • International flight airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport, which need to be paid in cash.
  • Excess luggage charges, if your luggage exceeds the limit of 9 kg per person.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or in case of an early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, snacks, bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone calls, battery recharging fees, extra porters, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear required for the trek.
  • Travel insurance that covers medical treatment, emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation, which is compulsory for all trekkers.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Additional costs that may arise due to circumstances beyond our control, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications for safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Any other costs and expenses not specifically listed in the "what is included" section of the package will be considered as excluded.

Please make sure to budget for these additional expenses when planning your Ama Dablam Base Camp trek with Nepal Nomad Trekking.

Good to Know

Experience and Insurance for Ama Dablam Base Camp

Participating in the Ama Dablam Base Camp trek requires a good level of physical fitness and some prior trekking experience. The trek involves challenging days, and it is important to be in good health and well-prepared to fully enjoy the experience. Nepal Nomad Trekking has certain booking terms and conditions, which include the requirement of proper insurance coverage for emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, and medical expenses. It is essential to have adequate insurance coverage to join us on the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking.

Pre-Trip Meet for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Prior to the trek, our team at Nepal Nomad Trekking will organize a pre-trip meeting to ensure smooth coordination and teamwork during the trekking journey. This meeting will include introductions and discussions on various aspects of the trek. We will determine the exact location for the meeting, which can either be at our office in Kathmandu or at a convenient place based on the preferences and comfort of the participants. The purpose of this meeting is to address any queries, provide necessary information, and establish a cohesive team spirit among the participants.

A typical day for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

A typical day during the trek starts with a refreshing cup of tea or coffee, prepared and served by our Sherpa team. This helps you kickstart your day with energy and warmth. After enjoying the morning beverage, we pack our bags and set off on our trekking adventure, aiming to reach the next destination on our itinerary.

Throughout the day, we trek through scenic trails, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and landscapes. We make stops along the way to rest, hydrate, and enjoy our packed lunch. This allows us to refuel and regain our energy for the remaining journey.

As we continue our trek, we arrive at our next accommodation in the afternoon. Here, we have time to relax and unwind. You can engage in various activities such as playing games, exploring the surroundings, or simply having conversations with fellow trekkers and locals. In the evening, we gather for a hearty dinner, which is provided at the accommodation.

After dinner, you have free time to indulge in personal activities or simply soak in the serene ambiance of the mountains. It's a time to reflect on the day's experiences and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead. Rest and a good night's sleep are essential to rejuvenate for the next day's trek.

Overall, each day of the trek is filled with a blend of physical activity, natural beauty, cultural experiences, and moments of relaxation, creating a memorable journey in the lap of the Himalayas.

Food and Accommodation for Ama Dablam Trek

During the Ama Dablam Base Camp trek, you will be provided with three meal services: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast and dinner will be served at the same overnight accommodation where you stay, while lunch will be taken along the journey during the middle of the trekking day.

It's important to note that the lodging facilities in the area are limited and often have shared facilities such as bathrooms and showers. Due to this, there may be certain adjustments required. At times, access to a shower can be challenging. However, rest assured that your comfort will be given the highest priority, and the trekking team will make every effort to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable experience for you.

The meals provided during the trek will be prepared by the trekking crew and will consist of a variety of local and international dishes. The menu typically includes items like rice, noodles, soups, curries, vegetables, bread, eggs, and seasonal fruits. Special dietary requirements or preferences can be accommodated if informed in advance.

It's advisable to carry some energy bars, snacks, and water purification tablets with you during the trek to supplement your meals and stay hydrated. The trekking crew will assist in organizing safe drinking water throughout the journey. Overall, while the facilities may be basic, the team will strive to ensure that you are well-fed and comfortable throughout the Ama Dablam Base Camp trek.

Altitude Symptoms for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Altitude sickness is a significant concern when trekking in higher altitudes, and it's important to be aware of its symptoms and take necessary precautions. There are three stages of major altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE).

To mitigate the risk of altitude sickness, Nepal Nomad Trekking has included an acclimatization process in the trekking plan and itinerary. This allows for gradual ascent and gives your body time to adjust to the increasing altitude. The acclimatization process typically involves spending an extra day at certain elevations to allow for adaptation. For example, Namche Bazaar (3,440m) is a common acclimatization point during the Ama Dablam Base Camp trek.

During the acclimatization days, you can engage in light activities, explore the surrounding areas, and take short hikes to higher elevations to aid in the acclimatization process. It's important to listen to your body and communicate any symptoms or discomfort to the trekking team.

In the event of severe altitude sickness or any other emergency, Nepal Nomad Trekking has provisions for emergency rescue evacuation. The team is trained to identify the signs of altitude sickness and will take appropriate action to ensure your safety. This may involve arranging immediate evacuation to a lower altitude or medical facility for proper treatment.

It's crucial to note that altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of age, fitness level, or prior experience. It's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking high-altitude treks and to be mindful of your body's response to the increasing altitude throughout the journey. Additionally, staying hydrated, maintaining a gradual pace, and following the guidance of the experienced trekking team can help minimize the risk of altitude-related complications.

Travel Responsibly for Ama Dablam Base Camp

Nepal Nomad Trekking is committed to responsible travel and ensuring that our journey on the Ama Dablam Base Camp route is conducted with care for the environment and local surroundings. We believe in sustainable tourism practices and strive to minimize our impact on the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region.

Throughout the trek, we adhere to Leave No Trace principles, which means we leave the environment as we found it and minimize any negative impact on the trails and surroundings. We educate our trekkers about responsible trekking practices, such as proper waste disposal and respecting the local culture and traditions.

In terms of transportation, the primary mode of transport for reaching the Ama Dablam Base Camp route is a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We use established airlines that adhere to safety standards and environmental regulations. Private vehicles may be used for ground transportation within the region.

In the event of emergencies or severe cases of altitude sickness, we have arrangements for helicopter evacuations. These evacuations are carried out by experienced pilots and in coordination with relevant authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of our trekkers.

We prioritize the safety of our trekkers, the preservation of the environment, and the well-being of the local communities throughout our journey. By practicing responsible travel and respecting the natural and cultural heritage of the Ama Dablam Base Camp route, we aim to create a positive and sustainable trekking experience for all.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek FAQs

  • The permits which are necessary for the adventure of Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking are Sagarmatha National Park Permit, Local Government’s Permit, and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

  • Nepal Nomad considers the safety and security of its customers before anything else no matter the situation. Likewise, in the case of Ama Dablam Base Camp Emergency Situations, the Nepal Nomad team shall use its top-level measures with the application of first-aid services along with evacuation services for the assurance of your safety at the highest level.

  • Yes, traveling with Nepal Nomad guarantees your safety regarding all aspects no matter your gender preference or whether you are a solo trekker. Thus, anyone can attempt the solo trek of Ama Dablam Base Camp with Nepal Nomad.

  • Regarding toilet facilities, it is better to keep a flexible mindset since usually the facilities will be of basic level and in a shared manner in the lodges of the Ama Dablam Base Camp Journey. Apart from city areas, or lower-level areas of the Himalayas, it is better not to expect luxury. Similarly, one shall need to be prepared for the use of alternative ways in the off-beaten routes.

  • Without any doubt, you can find the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking equipment on rent if they are top-level gears and not the basic ones.

  • The condition of communication services depends upon the area we are traveling in and as we move higher, the weather pattern can get uncertain which can hamper even the basic level of services of communication. Thus, we need to stay flexible for any circumstances in the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking regarding communication.