Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

 

Overview

This is a great introduction to trekking in Nepal. Take in Buddhist, Sherpa culture, while trekking into a breathtaking big-mountain landscape. Ama Dablam, the ‘Jewel of the Khumbu’, is often hailed as one of the most exquisite peaks in the world. The trek to the Base Camp of Ama Dablam goes beyond the established trail and takes you to the foot of this sublime peak, from where you have an incredible panorama of Himalayan giants.

Highlights

  • Soak in an incredible panorama of the high Himalayas, culminating in the distinctive summit of Mt. Everest, soaring above Lhotse (the 4th tallest mountain in the world).

  • Witness the tent city at the Base Camp of Ama Dablam and watch climbers scale the mountain.

  • Visit traditional Sherpa villages like Khunde and Khumjung along the way. Stay at and explore the fascinating Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.

  • Journey to ageless Buddhist monasteries - the spectacular Tengboche monastery is a cultural highlight of the trek.

Trek Details

Destination - Nepal

Trek Style – Lodge based Trekking

Duration – 13D/12N (9N Trekking | 3N Kathmandu)

Group Size – 2 to 10 people

Trek Difficulty - ★★★☆☆☆ (Moderate) 

Price – US$ 2,050 / € 1,800

Single Supplement – US$ 250 / € 220

Best SeasonMarch to May & mid - September to December

 
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Pricing

Price per person: US$ 2,050* / € 1,800*

Single Supplement: US$ 250 / € 220

*SAARC nationals are offered a discount of US$ 100 / € 90 due to reduced administrative costs

Price Includes

  • Leadership by our Founder and lead guide Ananth Reddy

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis

  • Domestic flights between Lukla and Kathmandu with a baggage allowance of 15kg

  • All transfers between the airport (domestic & int'l) and hotel

  • Porters carrying a maximum of 10kg per client

  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees. A guide:client ratio of 1:3 

  • Purified drinking water on the trek

Price does not include

  • International airfare, airport taxes or excess baggage charges

  • Personal equipment and clothing

  • Dinners and lunches in Kathmandu (Days 1, 2 & 12)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, internet, laundry, souvenirs etc.

  • Visas

  • Tips 

For detailed information on pricing, the single supplement & inclusions and exclusions, download our trip dossier.

Single Supplement: US$ 250 / € 220


This is a mandatory charge if you are travelling solo and desire private accommodation, or if we are unable to match you with another single traveller to share accommodation with.

 

+ Extras


Allow approximately US$ 200 for extras such as alcoholic/aerated drinks, snacks, laundry and battery charging on the trek and for meals while not on trek plus tips for our local staff.

 

Extensions

+ Heli ride down to Kathmandu after visiting Ama Dablam Base Camp

 

Take a wild chopper ride through the Himalayas and skip the walk back down. Cuts short the duration of the trek by 2 days.

+ Heli ride to and lunch at Kongde

 

A spectacular option for your last day in the mountains. The short heli ride up to Kongde, from Namche, takes you to one of best view points in all of the Khumbu. After lunch, the helicopter brings you down valley to Lukla to allow you to catch your flight to Kathmandu the next morning. Taking this optional negates having to walk down to Lukla.

 

+ Khumbu Heli Sightseeing Tour

 

Take in the rest of the Khumbu on a once in a lifetime helicopter tour of the Everest region’s spectacular peaks, glaciers and Himalayan passes! Fly over the Khumbu Glacier and the sublime Everest ice fall. Next, your flight path takes you over Dzongla Lake, the glaciated Cho La pass and into the stunningly beautiful Gokyo valley, flying low over the turquoise Gokyo Lake. After a touchdown to splash some sacred lake water on yourself, cross the Renjo La pass to the traditional Thame valley, the old trade route to Tibet.

Note: Please contact us for details and pricing for all helicopter options

Climate

Autumn

Late September to end-November offers the best weather in the Khumbu, but is also the most crowded time to be trekking. Blue skies, sunny days and chilly night-time temperatures are the norm. The mercury starts to dip towards the end of Autumn and the crowds start to thin out before the lodges and teahouses close for the winter.

Spring

March to mid-May brings dry & warm weather after the Himalayan winter and the benefits of trekking in this season are multi-fold: fewer crowds and gorgeous rhododendron blooms. There is pollen in the air though, which make for less clear views than in autumn.

Winter

The months of December to February offer uncluttered trails, crystal-clear air, sunny days and often empty lodges and teahouses. This is a lesser-known but brilliant season to hike in. Temperatures drop well below freezing at night, but there is very rarely snow underfoot. Solitude and the Himalayas blanketed by fresh winter snowfall are the reward.

 
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Equipment check & Leisure time in Kathmandu

Day 3: Fly to Lukla & Explore the surroundings

Day 4: Trek to Monjo

Day 5: Up to Namche Bazaar

Day 6: Acclimatisation day at Namche

Day 7: Trek to Deboche via Tengboche

Day 8: Trek to Pangboche

Day 9: Arrive at Ama Dablam Base Camp!

Day 10: Return to Namche Bazaar

Day 11: Retrace your steps to Lukla

Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 13: Trip Ends

We strongly recommend scheduling an extra day in Kathmandu, before your international flight, post-trek in the case of flight delays or cancellations out of Lukla. We can assist you with the necessary bookings if required.

 
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