Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Amadablam
At a Glance
Duration12 Days
Trip GradeModerate
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CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude4800m/15748.03ft
Group Size1 to 10 pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeSeptember to November and March to May

The Amadablam Base Camp Trek is an alternative route in the Everest region that provides a short, easy, and captivating experience for adventure enthusiasts in the Khumbu region. With Mt. Amadablam standing tall at 6,812 meters, it is a popular choice for those seeking a moderately challenging climbing peak. Although this trip does not involve summiting the peak, it takes you close to its foothills. Following the classic Everest Base Camp trail from Lukla to Pangboche, the route then veers to the right from Panboche village, crossing a bridge and ascending to the base camp along the glacier. Upon reaching the base camp, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 

Highlights:

  • Discover the historic realm of Kathmandu while delving into its vibrant culture, art, and architecture
  •  Indulge in a memorable mountain flight experience from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek along the renowned Everest base camp trail until reaching Pangboche, then proceed to the Amadablam base camp at 4800m
  • Marvel at the breathtaking towering peaks such as Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Taboche, Thamserku, and more
  • Immerse yourself in the local village atmosphere and savor authentic regional cuisine
  • Witness the diverse flora and fauna of the National Park
  • Traverse the suspension bridge for an added thrill and adventure
  • Soak in the beauty of the Himalayan landscape and its serene surroundings
  • Engage with the local community and gain insights into their way of life
  • Create lasting memories as you explore this enchanting region of Nepal

Embarking on our 12-day Amadablam Base Camp trek is preceded by exploring the Kathmandu Valley and a thrilling science flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This 35-minute flight treats us to a mesmerizing journey through a lush green valley, majestic mountains, and snow-capped peaks. However, during the peak season in autumn (October and November) and spring (March and April), no direct flights are available between Kathmandu and Lukla. In such cases, travelers must travel to Ramechhap Airport for alternative options. If you plan to travel from Kathmandu to Ramechhap on the same day, it is advisable to commence your journey around midnight to catch a flight to Lukla

Upon reaching Lukla, you will be welcomed by stunning mountain vistas and a unique climate. Join our team and begin the Amadablam base camp trek, following the same path as the Everest base camp trek. Start your journey from Lukla to Phakding, descending through a picturesque, lush green valley and passing by quaint Sherpa villages and monasteries. Cross the suspension bridge over the Dudha Koshi River with the majestic Kusum Kangaru mountain (6,367 m) in the background.

Embark from Phading village and proceed towards Namche. Along the journey, you will traverse through pine trees, verdant valleys, and picturesque villages. Upon crossing the Hillary Bridge, ascend to Namche Bazar, a prominent Sherpa town. As you cross the bridge, you will reach the initial viewpoint of Mount Everest. The path will lead you through pine and rhododendron forests until you reach Namche Bazar. If fortunate, you may even spot the Himalayan pheasant during the expedition.

Discover the vibrant Namche Bazaar and explore the local market, cafes, and the renowned Everest Views Hotel, which stands as one of the highest-elevation hotels globally. Visit the National Park Office and Musume before embarking on the journey from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche, surrounded by picturesque green pine valleys and majestic peaks in the distance. The trail from Kangjuma winds through forests and yak meadows, descending to Pungethanga, crossing rivers, and passing checkpoints before ascending to Tengboche through pine forests teeming with wildlife such as deer, Himalayan thar, Himalayan pheasants, and various bird species.

Discover the allure of Tenboche, home to the revered Tengboche Monastery, an ancient Tibetan monastery. Embrace the tranquility of the night as you witness the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views over the snowcapped peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest. Immerse yourself in the monastery's spiritual ambiance and gain insight into its profound values. Traverse the Himalayan terrain, crossing the next bridge, until you reach the picturesque Pangboche village. Delve into the rich Sherpa culture by visiting the Pangboche Monastery. To further enhance your adventure, embark on a day hike from Pangboche village to the Amadablam Base Camp, the ultimate trekking destination of the Amadablam Base Camp trek.

Concluding our Amadablam trek in Pangboche, we then retraced our route back to Lukla through Tengboche, Namche Bazar, Manjo, and Phanding, before catching a flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the Amadablam Base Camp Tour by exploring the detailed itinerary, which provides complete information for a memorable trekking adventure.

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Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel
Max. Altitude: 2610m/8562.992ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286.09 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3880m/12729.66ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3820m/12532.81ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Logde
Max. Altitude: 3985m/13074.15ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4700m/15419.95ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2800m/9186.352ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2840m/9317.585 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: Breakfast
Cost Details
Included
  • Our services include transportation to and from the airport in a private vehicle, following the Amadablam Base Camp Trek itinerary and package.
  • You will have two nights of accommodation in Kathmandu before starting the Amadablam Camp trek, as well as one night after the trek. The accommodation in the city includes breakfast.
  • Included in the cost is a half-day tour in Kathmandu, which comprises a knowledgeable guide, a private vehicle, and the entrance fees.
  • If you are flying to Lukla from Ramechhap, we will arrange a shared Jeep or minibus for your transportation between Kathmandu and Ramechhap.
  • The cost of a round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • During the trek, you will stay in mountain lodges as per the itinerary.
  • All your meals during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided.
  • A professional local guide who is licensed by the government, well-trained, and fluent in English will accompany you.
  • We will provide porter service, with 2 trekkers assigned to 1 porter. The maximum weight for a porter is 20kg.
  • All expenses for our staff, including their food, insurance, accommodation, equipment, and a fair salary, are covered.
  • A daily provision of fresh seasonal fruit, along with 3 cups of tea or coffee, accompanied by cookies, nuts, and a chocolate bar.
  • Trekking poles, a company-branded T-shirt, a duffel bag, and a map.
  • All necessary permits, including the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System), National Park Permit, and Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entry fees.
  • A government tax of 13% and company service fees.
  • Experience and appreciation certificate
  • A well-equipped first-aid box.
  • Rescue service is available solely for emergencies.
Excluded
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and medical insurance for their safety.
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • All kinds of trekking gear