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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We submitted a proposed Annapurna itinerary to multiple guiding companies. After receiving responses from the various companies, we chose Wilderness Excursion. It was the most responsive to our specific requests for our trip to Nepal. In planning our trip, Pradip Tamang was excellent in responding to our questions and preparing us for the trek. Pradip was also our guide. He was an outstanding guide in numerous ways. He was extremely knowledgeable about the sites and particular mountains we saw on ...
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