Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek - 14 Days Days

 Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

This fantastic Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek starts from Lukla following classic and legendary Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek is designed for those who would like to see Everest, but don't have time to walk all the way to Everest base camp but can allow a couple weeks in Nepal. The highest point of the trek is Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570m) - a delightful grassy expanse below one of the world's most beautiful mountain profiles.

Upon arriving at Kathmandu international airport our company representative will meet and greet you; transfer to Hotel Radisson and relax before the memorable 30-minutes flight to Lukla airstrip early the following morning. From here you follow the trail towards Everest, via the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar and the region's most active and important Buddhist monastery at Tengboche. From both of these locations you can see Everest in the distance. Further on, at the village of Pangboche, you strike uphill to the Ama Dablam base camp, from where there are spectacular views across the valley. After lunch at Ama Dablam Base Camp and a second night in Pangboche, you re-trace your steps down the Khumbu Valley, before flying back to Kathmandu and a day of sightseeing in the capital.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu airport, meet and greet, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Explore the sights and sounds in Kathmandu valley / Trek preparation.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,635m).
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m).
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,800m).
Day 07: Trek to Pangboche (4,000m).
Day 08: Excursion Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570m) back to Pangboche
Day 09 - 11: Return trek to Lukla
Day 12: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Fly back to home

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee the weather conditions, flight delays and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Day 01: Fly to Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu airport, our company staff will greet you and transfer to Hotel Radisson. After the welcome drink and refresh, a short briefing is held. Overnight in Hotel Radisson.

Day 02: In Kathmandu, visit ancient temples / Trek preparation
Explore UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley. We will prepare your trek permits and will introduce your trek leader in the evening. Overnight in Hotel Radisson. Meal Breakfast.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,635m)
After hot continental break drive to domestic airport take early morning Twin Otter flight to Lukla (2,840m), the gateway to the Khumbu Valley. Trek about 3 hours to Phakding . Overnight in clean and neat trekking lodge. Meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m), 5-7 hours walk.
Enter the Khumbu National Park and cross the confluence of the Dudh Kosi and the Bhote Kosi. You climb steeply for about two hours up 'Namche Hill' to reach Namche Bazaar. This is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. Overnight in neat and clean trekking lodge. Meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05: At leisure in Namche Bazaar (3,400m) for Acclimatization
You will spend two nights in Namche Bazaar to allow you to slowly acclimatise. On Day 5 you trek to the Everest View Hotel (3,900m) for your first views of the highest mountain in the world. Overnight in neat and clean trekking lodge. Meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,875m). 5-6 hours walk.
From Namche, the well-worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. You cross the Dudh Kosi and make a steep climb to Tengboche, home of a famous monastery. From here you can see Everest in the distance before you drop down to the river and the village of Deboche. Overnight in neat and clean trekking lodge. Meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07: Trek to Pangboche (4,000m), 3 hours walk.
It is about three hours walk further up the trail to the village of Pangboche situated directly below Ama Dablam. Overnight in neat and clean trekking lodge. Meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 08: Excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570m)
You cross the Dudh Kosi before climbing up the far side of the river and following the trail and ridgeline up to base camp. You will have lunch here then descend back down gentle, grassy slopes to Pangboche. Overnight in neat and clean trekking lodge. Meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Days 09 &11: Return trek to Lukla
Descend back down the Khumbu Valley via Kyangjuma and Monjo. Overnight in neat and clean trekking lodge. Meal Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
Take morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. You could rest or have a leisure time in Kathmandu. A chance to explore the bustling capital, with its beautiful temples and bustling markets. Buy some souvenir for dear and loved ones back home. Overnight in Hotel Radisson. Meal included farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese restaurant.

Day 13: Fly back to home
We will drop you at the airport for your final destination. See you off. Namaste and Tashi Delek!

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop off by private car or van as per group size.
  • 3 Nights sharing deluxe room in Hotel Radisson in Kathmandu with buffet breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered and friendly local guide.
  • 1 Assiatnt guide to support and help group as per group size.
  • 1 Sharing high altitude porter for 2 travelers (weight limit: 20-25kg plus their own stuffs).
  • All meal: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trekking.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, fresh fruits during the trip.
  • Neat and clean trekking lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round flight (cost USD 322.00) per person and airport taxes.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round ticket (cost USD 100.00) for your guide.
  • TIMS Card and Sagarmatha National Park Entrance fees.
  • Food, accommodation and salary of your guide and porters.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.
  • Tax, vat and office charges fees.
  • Farewell dinner in one of authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture show after the trek.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell dinner.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu, we can arrange on request.
  • All bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water.
  • Hot shower, hot water, wifi and battery charge during trekking.
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls, laundry.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer service to book your trekking.
  • Gratitude and tips for guide and porters.
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Getting There

Several different airlines operates daily flight to Luka from Kathmandu (The cost is U$ 161.00 for one flight per person). It takes about 30-35 minutes to Lukla by domestic flights. You can enjoy fantastic view wide range of Himalaya while flying. It is always recommended to reserve morning flight as day time is windy and flights may get delay. Take the left side seats to see the mountain vista. Many people combine Ama Dablam hike with Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three High Passes trek. For your information; Lukla flight is notorious for being delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more rarely, it may happen even in top trekking season also as you know how climate change effecting our world. So, please allow a couple of spare night/s in Kathmandu following your trek if possible.

How difficulty is this trip

Regarding the difficulty of Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, this trip is medium hard for the first time Nepal trekkers but if you are reasonably fit; this trek is not so hard for you. However, Wilderness Excursion suggests you; to hike gradually and follow rest days on the way up to get acclimatized and avoid AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness) to enjoy more of this trip.

What is the price of this trip?

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek price depends on the group size, season, and the type of hotel include in Kathmandu and the lodges we contain on the trail head. The cost we have offer USD 1265.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement will cost extra USD 155.00. Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in Hotel Radisson on twin/double sharing basis deluxe bed room with buffet breakfast. Lodging on the way to trekking will be in neat and clean mountain lodges on twin/double sharing basis. We can book deluxe lodges in Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Pangboche on request and that will cost extra.

How will be meal in this tour?

During our Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, you could enjoy wide-range of food verities, from western food to Authentic Nepal meal, Chinese and Tibetan etc. There are choices everywhere; Pasta, Pizza, Macaroni, Cheese, Eggs items, Rice Items, Chicken, Potato Items, Spring Roll, and Chapati, Muesli, Porridge, Omelet, Pancakes for breakfast are few to name. At any lodge you could expect the choices to fall into one of these menu categories: Please do not expect the meal as world class standard but they always try to do their best to serve you in the high remote area.

How long does it take?

It depends on your route but mostly Mt Ama Dablam Camp Trek takes about 12 to 14 days for total trip as per your physical fitness, the time you have and as much time you would like to spend in the Himalaya. You do not want to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You land in Lukla at 2800m (9190 ft.) and hike to Base Camp at the 4570 meter, 17,500 fit. If you go too fast you will get altitude sickness which can be lethal. Hereafter it is always suggested to trek gently while going up.

Further Afield

Visitors can extend their Mount Ama Dablam Base Camp Tour trekking further up to Everest Base Camp or Chola Pass and going to charming valley of Gokyo and beautiful glacial lakes then trek down to Namche but trekking through Chola Pass will involve demanding walks in high altitude and it requires good stamina and moderately well shaped body.

Packing List and Equipment for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
 
Footwear
  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, 
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around, 
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.
Leg wears
  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.
Body
  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.  
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
Head/Hands
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for ABC Trek. 
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • head lamp/torch with spare batteries
Personal Trekking Equipment 
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose pocket or hiking knife.
Optional items
  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS. 
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
For water 
  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary.
 
Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.
 
Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade, 
 
Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com
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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude: 4570m
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best time to trek: Autumn & Spring
  • Mode of Tour: Teahouse Trek

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