Trip Highlights
  • Explore the Sherpa villages and the Buddhist Monasteries on a trek to the Everest.
  • Two overnights stay at Pangboche village where you can walk to Ama Dablam Base Camp.
  • This itinerary welcomes a good presentation to hiking in Nepal while you stay at the warm and comfortable lodges in the Everest Region.
  • Experience the culture of the Khumbu region and ramble around the village.
  • Get a splendid insight to the peaks including Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Tengboche.
  • Explore the peaceful areas of the Khumbu.

Ama Dablam is one of the prevalent prefaces in the Everest Region. The word “Ama“refers to the mother and the “Dablam” which refers to the jewelry worn by Sherpas. This trek to Ama dablam base camp knits through the holy Buddhist Monastery and the villages of the Sherpas while granting unequalled views of the world’s highest peaks. Trekking to the Namche Bazaar stands out mainly during this trek. Here we get moreover to the settled track underneath the breathtaking flanks of Ama Dablam. On the basis of the splendid ascendancy point, we acquire a mind boggling 360 degree mountain spectacle that accomplishes in the diverse summit of the Everest imminent above the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. Additional volume to our hike is a visit to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde.

Explore the wondrous surrounding of the Khumbu region right under the lap of one of the most gorgeous peaks known by the name of Ama Dablam and be left with nothing but immense pride and appreciation in your heart.

The 13 days Ama Dablam Base Camp trek takes you to the wondrous existence of gorgeous Himalayas in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. This amazing Ama Dablam Base Camp trekking experience is certain to humble you with the serene existence of its pretty Sherpa villages. The Ama Dablam Base Camp route carries you towards the exploration of peaceful monasteries of Thame in the Khumbu region. The journey brings you close encounters of glorious snowcapped mountain peaks like the Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam itself. The trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp gives you enormous opportunities to explore the local mountain life style, cultures, ethnicity and their belief system. The trails of Ama Dablam connect you with the trail to Mt. Everest, diverging towards the Base Camp. The Ama Dablam Base Camp hike leads you through the beautiful Thame Valley providing you with an environment filled with nature’s wonders. The walks through forests scented with wilderness will definitely refresh your soul from within and wash all your tiredness away. With days filled with luck, you are likely to be introduced to the rare wildlife found in the region like Ghoral, Musk deer preserved beautifully in the Sagarmatha National park. Moreover; the stroll around Namche Bazaar itself provides you with a vibrant and vivid image of the Sherpa country. Likewise, the astounding landscape views will take your breath away with its unique formation and the gorgeous view of Mt. Thamserku is out of the world. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa first conquered the world’s highest mountain and this has swayed a lot of trekker and climbers from all around the world. You are likely to feel welcomed and humbled with the helpful and kind gesture of friendly Sherpas living in the region. This trekking experience is likely to be an experience of a lifetime for the enthusiasts of trekking and climbing.

The Everest Region is the superlative area in Nepal as well as the whole Himalaya and is considered as the main focus of the major mountaineering expeditions. Himalayan giants from the Everest to Ama Dablam tower beyond the Khumbu valley forming this valley as the world’s most miraculous and stimulating places to trek and explore. We abide by the footfalls of the renowned mountaineers and walk through a good track and from lodge to lodge through the picturesque Nepalese villages. An outstanding site of the Mount Everest and many other Khumbu peaks can be seen while exploring the main Sherpa monasteries and villages. We also get a chance to hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp which provides and beaten path and well valued walk for its worthwhile views.

At Nepal Nomad trekking, you can meet our experienced climbing crew who were born and bred on rugged mountains. Our team includes all the members with the same goal to provide an amazing trekking experience. The reason why you should trust us and our trekkers is here. Join the venture now to any massive peaks and you will certainly be pleased with the journey. If you are searching for a specific or different mountain to climb then contact us at Nepal Nomad. We can give you tailor madeAma dablam base campitineraries that will be suitable according to your time for the listed peaks or any other peaks that may excite. We will be replying within 24 hours of your inquiry. We as a Team of Nepal Nomad promise you that you will have an amazing journey while we go through the paths and hardships.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu!! You will meet a representative of Word Expedition to welcome you as soon as you arrive and will be moved to the Radisson Hotel. Your afternoon can be at leisure where you can get familiar with your surroundings. Around 5pm a pre-brief discussion will be schedule where preparations regarding the distribution of your sleeping bag, kit bag and down jacket. For all the world expeditions’ clients arriving today, evening drinks from 6:30-7:15pm shall be served. This is a great chance to know your fellow group members before dinner.

  • Meals: Welcome Dinne
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m


Using Kathmandu as your home, take a day trip and explore around on an organized sightseeing tour to world heritage sites including a visit to an ancient and beautiful Bodhnath Stupa known for its unique structure and as the biggest shrines in the world. For a more lighthearted day, a visit to Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River which is considered as a home to the hundreds of thousands Hindus people identified as the famous Hindu temple across the country.

Here, we will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. The cremation site here is open to all the citizens of Nepal that begins with royalty to the simple man on the street. The same afternoon you will be free to relax to hotel garden or take a visit Thamel for some last minute shopping. Later, trek departure information will be provided.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Day 02: Kathmandu Phakding via Lukla

It is the second day, we shall move to airport for flight of 45mins to the airstrip at Lukla. On this flight, if you sit on the left side, you will get the excellent sight if the eastern Himalayas. At Lukla, you will be surrounded by the outstanding peaks in the village and this is the beginning for what is to come. Our trek will be commences after we assemble then head downhill towards the Dudh Koshi which is a raging river that flows from the highest mountains. The wide and well designed track winds around the fields of buck wheat and potatoes passes through the tiny villages.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Phakding
  • Altitude: 2652m,


Today is the day we trek to the famous heart of the Khumbu and the capital of the Sherpa. You will acclimatize with the locals as we walk across the mani, yaks, stones, chorten and spin prayer wheels for the good luck and have fun exploring the bustle and hustle of the hiking and everyday life that exist in the Khumbu. We will slowly progress towards the uphill of Namche. As said in Nepali”bistarai” which refers slowly is the key to adjust the norm of the trek. For about 2 or 3 hrs walk from Phakding, a walk to Monjo the path follows the Dudh Koshi with valley north. Then you will again see the great view of Thamserku. Moreover, we reach to the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park and fill the entry formalities then we ascend Hilary Bridge. With the zig zags of forest and as we catch our breaths with the beautiful views surrounding to us we ascend upward. As we reach half way up to the view point we can catch the first glimpse Mount Everest behind the crest of Nuptse-Lhotse. After we pass the entry point, first view of the capital of the Khumbu Namche Bazaar can be seen which is designed on a steep sides of incline mountain bowl. It is a grand sight of pretty houses and lodges, with Buddhist prayer flags. Namche is a flourishing, busy and vibrant Sherpa Village as most treks pass through this place.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3445m


Today is the acclimatization around Namche Bazaar where we have choice for this day to aid for adjustment. The first option is the longer walk to the Thame at 3800m and then again we head back to Namche between 7 to 8 hours. The second option is if you favor walking for a short trek then you can visit Everest View Hotel at 3800 near Khumjung village located above Namche. We have sufficient guide so if necessary we can arrange both of these walks for different members of the group. The path up to the Thame valley is stunning and is less explored by the trekkers compared to the main path to the Everest Base Camp. Then we go away from Namche on the high path which outlines the village high above Bhote Koshi River. This is an old Tibetan route where you might pass Tibetan for trading in Namche. The wide trail makes it simple on our walk to the village of Thame. There will be high possibility to see the Griffin vultures. Subsequently, we will return on the same way back to Namche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namche Bazaar
  • Altitude: 3445m


In the early morning after a steep and brief climb, we bid goodbye to Namche and advance our trail to Everest which outlines the hillside above the Imja Koshi. You will be surrounded by the spectacular views of the mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest and the exquisitely shaped Ama Dablam (6812m). The mountain is named after ‘Mothers Necklace’, as the ridges are extended with the arms of a mother protecting the child and suspending glacier believed as the dablam which the ancient two fold pendant enclosing the pictures of the Gods is worn by the Sherpa women. After passing through the several villages, we come across the Dudh Koshi River which is on a suspension bridge located at Phunki Tenga before we start ascending for about 2 hours up to the monastery. The trail is timbered by pine and rhododendron which is well dimmed. The ambient of the Tengboche monastery is dazzling and you will feel incredible thinking only a few years ago this was burnt down but with the efforts of the Sir Edmund Hillary Trust, the temple is built back remarkably. Every day at 3pm, monks shall make prayers and it is remarkable experience to watch this ceremony at Tengboche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tengboche
  • Altitude: 3860m


It is day six, and today our designation is towards Ama Dablam Base Camp. This is an open door opportunity to get off the trail Everest Base camp and stroll around the peaceful area in the Khumbu. As we walk towards Ama Dablam we will progress our acclimatization. As we climb to the Ama Dablam Base Camp we cross the Imja Drangka river on a suspension bridge followed by the Gradual climb until Lhabarma. You can absorb the atrocity of the mountains. Ama Dablam Base camp is at 4576m on top of the yak pasture. Ama dablam base camp provides you with an awesome view of peaks like Thamserku (6618m), Kangtega (6783 m) and Taboche (6542 m). You might find trek at Ama Dablam Base camp either fixing the route or acclimatizing depending upon the climbing season. With couple of binoculars there is a possibility of climbers going downhill at the 50/60 degree ice slopes from the summit. After relishing some time at the Ama dablam base camp, we return on the same way back to Pangboche.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ama Dablam Base camp
  • Altitude: 4576m


On our way from the Pangboche village, we walk on a distinct path which outlines the hillside above the river that provides spectacular view across to Tengboche on the other side of the valley. Tengboche Monastery is one of the oldest monastery which faces Kangtega and in the back we have the majestic Ama Dablam. After certain 2 to 3 hours, we visit the least explored village of Phortse at the opening of the Gokyo valley. Thereafter, crossing the Dudh Koshi River we switch back trail for 400m to look back across to Phortse and beyond. We then accomplish at Mong La pass at 3963m where we have some tea to look back around and reflect and then go down to the Sanasa and walk back to Khumjung village

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khumjung village
  • Altitude: 3970m


From Khumjung, we trek on the high trail which outlines the village above the Bhote Koshi river passing through the open pastures and rhododendron forests and then cross through the tiny hamlets of Mende, Phurte and Samde where everything is theatrically beautiful with the ancient traditional Sherpa houses and green, terraced pastures and fields. The walk is much simpler because of the wide path to the village of Thame. Before you reach to the village of Thame, you are more likely to see the Danphe pheasant, Griffin vultures, mountain goat and musk deer at the hike. It takes about 7 hours trek to trek to Thame. Before you reach to the village, you can see large paintings of Guru Padmasambhava at downhill. The whole backdrop of snow covered peaks can be seen as you ascent to the beautiful village of Thame. Legendaries like Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Apa Sherpa lived here. We will walk to the monastery (3940), after lunch if we have sufficient time. This monastery is one of the oldest out of four in Sherpa country which is over 600 years old. The path is steeply ascends from Thame to join the crest where there includes Mani stones which is hand carved. From here the sight is praise worthy as you can see the splendid view and calmly reflect to your trip

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Thame
  • Altitude: 3750m


Today we go way back to the bustle and hustle of Namche Bazaar and it takes about 4 to 5 hours of walking for the main designation of Monjo. At Namche we reintegrate back to the main Base Camp and grab our lunch. Then we cross Sir Edmund Hillary Bridge and proceed down to the Monjo village.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge


Out of Monjo, we continue our downhill trek to the Dudh Koshi through the villages of Phakding, Ghat and Cheplung. From Chaurikharka we begin our final uphill climb to reach Lukla and about 5 hours of walk all over. Later at the lodge, we can relax and spend our last evening with the amazing porters and the Sherpa guides.

  • Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu


If the weather condition is good in Lukla then we will flight back to Kathmandu in the early morning which takes about 40 minutes. You will then be moved to the hotel in Kathmandu and stay the rest of the day doing what delights you.


    Today is the final day to settle your thoughts and chill in Kathmandu after a trek or do some shopping and sightseeing near the downtown. The main cause for having this day is just unless there are any delays or buffer/ cancellations of flight back from Lukla to reduce the risk of flight delay back home.


      You will be moved to the Kathmandu airport as you bid your last goodbye for your flight back home.

        What's Included

        • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
        • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
        • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
        • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
        • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
        • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
        • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
        • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
        • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
        • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
        • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
        • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
        • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
        • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

        USEFUL INFORMATION

        Experience Required:

        A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Ama Dablam Base camp trekking. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak.

        Pre-Trip Meeting:

        Prior to set off to Ama Dablam Base camp trekking, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Ama Dablam Base camp trekking as well as introduce yourself to one another.

        Equipment Check List:

        The specified basic equipments check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

        Head:-

        For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

        Lower Body: -

        Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

        Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

        Upper Body:-

        As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

        Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

        Accessories:-

        Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

        Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

        Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

        Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

        Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

        A typical day:

        At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the over night. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well deserved night.

        Accommodation:

        While at the Ama Dablam Base camp trekking., lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Ama Dablam Base camp trekking tend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

        Insurance:

        Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Ama Dablam Base camp trekking includes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

        Altitude Sickness:

        Itinerary of the Ama Dablam Base camp trekking is designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

        Meals:

        On Ama Dablam Base camp trekking, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.

        FAQs

        Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking is regarded as one of the challenging treks in the Everest region however, it can be attained by any enthusiastic individual who seeks keen interest in travelling and trekking and is ever ready to pour their dedication on the trekking process. Similarly, the walks won’t last for more than eight hours a day which means 8 hour is the maximum time limit for a day’s trek and normally 5-6 hours of walk is carried out in each day with challenges in accordance to the route and weather.

        Of course! Your shoes are what lead you all throughout the route and walking with the support of good shoes will provide you the best trekking experience.

        What’s more? Remember quality socks. Glad feet equivalent an upbeat trekker, so search out an open air and gear store that will assist you in getting admirably fitted, reasonable, tough and agreeable shoes that will last until the end over the long haul.

        We don't have an itemized preparing program as it is hard to prescribe a general program that applies to everybody. The preparation you ought to do as per your plan for the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking relies upon your present degree of wellness and any physical ailments.

        Every person is prone to altitude sickness in a way or another, while the only difference can be the physical fitness and immunity in accordance to different individuals. Through our several experiences, we've discovered that including carefully coordinated acclimatization days into the trek, has helped trekker’s adjust with climate and heights pretty easily in comparison to those treks done in the absence of acclimatization days.

        However, the common Symptoms of altitude sickness are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

        In the case of an emergency, there are bounded medical facilities on the course, yet our aides convey a full medicinal pack and are prepared broadly on the best way to utilize it. We likewise convey compact elevation chambers, which are helpful in the event that somebody is experiencing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) yet can't be emptied because of terrible climate. The wellbeing of our voyagers and team is our main need. On the off chance that a kindred trekker in your gathering needs to plunge, at that point an associate guide would go with them. We have bunches of care staff on the trek, so the individual sliding would be very much cared for, and won't affect on the remainder of the gathering's experience. In a extreme health cases, helicopter evacuation is managed.

        A few housing have charging stations accessible for little electronic gadgets, for example, mobile phones, cameras and battery packs, however will frequently come at an extra expense

        The best time for Ama Dablam Base Camp trekking is autumn (September to November) and spring (March to June). As these seasons are the time where we will get amazing views and the temperatures will also get hotter which will be good for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking. But winter and monsoon trekking can also be done with extra preparations.

        No, you do not get to stay at Ama Dablam Base Camp for overnight as it doesn’t have proper facilities and thus, has not been permitted. Rather, you remain at pangboche where you stroll into base camp for a day trip.

        Yes, you can safely leave your any excess gears in your Kathmandu accommodation.

        Dress Simple. For the individuals who wish to wear shorts, ensure the shorts spread your knees. For those that are agreeable in stockings, have a long top over them. Keep in mind; we are visitors going through these towns. Neighborhood individuals may feel humiliated, for them and for you, in the event that you dress inappropriately

        There are various stores where you can trade cash directly down the road in Thamel. You can exchange Nepalese rupees from five to one thousand. There are likewise ATMs accessible for use in fundamental urban areas including Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche; be that as it may, ATM expenses are pertinent, which might be in extra to what your card or bank supplier may charge.