Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek - 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teas House
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 4,900 m

Mt. Ama Dablam stands at an altitude of 6,812 m in the Everest region of Nepal. Mt. Ama Dablam is the most scenic mountain and the first choice for alpinist climbers in the Everest region. Following the Everest Cultural Trek leads you to the base of Ama Dablam (4,700 m). The route to its base camp is demanding and rugged. Include Ama Dablam Base Camp while trekking to Everest Base Camp for lifetime memories!

  • One of the most beautiful alternative trek after Everest Base Camp
  • Stay with a Mountain climber at the Base camp in the Guest House.
  • Escape from the busy EBC route and find peace of mind
  • Visit the off-the-beaten-path trek route from Pangboche to Mangla Danda

A 9-day Ama Dablam base camp visit is surely the highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek as well. Fly to Lukla and follow the Dudh Koshi River, wall painting, mane wall, and prayer flag. While you are trekking in Everest base camp, Annapurna circuit or elsewhere, you will see engravings of Tibetan mantras on the big boulders, so make sure you trek clockwise. Follow the local customs, experience the local Sherpa culture, and enjoy the diverse landscape with its flora and fauna in Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazar is the ideal place to have an acclimatizing day to avoid altitude sickness. While in Namche, Visit the origin of the Mountain Climbers' village, Thame, which is the oldest settlement in the area.

Trekking in Nepal is not an easy task; you should be physically and mentally fit to go to higher altitudes. While trekking in the Mountains, you will have some advantages that you might anticipate. A) Cardiovascular endurance: you should be running or cycling at least an hour a day or walking an hour with 5-7 kg of the bag. B) Muscle strength: trekking will make your muscles strong like backbones, legs, and other parts. C) Weight loss: another great advantage is losing weight. If you are worried about being overweight, then yes, this is the best solution to lose weight without using medicine. D) Balance and Coordination, E) Mental wellbeing: Leave the things behind what you want to leave! Just enjoy nature and get lost in the right path and direction while you are in the remote area.

This trek lies in Sagarmatha National Park and we should obtain the necessary permits. As per the rules of the Nepali Government, You should be accompanied by a Guide or a porter for any trek that you undertake. Because of safety and security reasons. In the past, most of the unguided trekkers died and went missing due to the missing leading path and high-altitude sickness. The necessary permits will be issued by the registered Trekking company. The entry fee per trekker is 3000 Rupees for other nationals and 1500 rupees for Indian nationals, as well as the rural municipality entry fee of 2000 rupees for everyone.

Ama Dablam Base Camp is a moderate-level trek that involves five to seven hours per day. Of course, there are many ups and downs too. Our professional Guide and support team will be with you to help in every step of your achievement of the planned trek. Explore the lush landscapes, the world's tallest mountain, and the welcoming culture of Nepal in a small private group, solo, family, or honeymoon trip. Global Adventure is happy to get your feedback and make your journey safe and successful.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,620 m./8,595 ft.)/8 km./ 3 hrs.

Morning flight to Lukla (35 Minutes) and start the trek through Sherpa village. The trail goes gradually flat and easy to Phakding. Note: The Lukla flight may depart from Ramechap during the busy season.

Please remember: In high season all the STOL flights may conduct from Ramechap-Lukla-Ramechap to avoid air traffic and delays. Kathmandu to Ramechap is 130km/5 hrs. The Flight to Lukla from Ramechap is just 15 minutes. So, your departure from the Hotel will be about 2/3 am in the morning.

Flight Distance- 138 km./86 miles.

Flight Duration- 35 m.

Walking Distance- 8 km.

Walking time - 3 hrs.

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Plan
  • Hotel Snow land or Similar(Attached Bath)
  • 2,620 m/8,595 ft.

You are approaching the Himalayas. Viewing all-mountain and pine forest and following the yak trail takes you to Namche Bazar. On the way, you will have your first encounter with Mount Everest, Amadablam, Thamserku, and many more.

Distance cover- 12 km.

Altitude gain-820 m.

Walking time- 7 hrs.

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Plan
  • Hotel Namche or Similar
  • 3,440 m./11,285 ft.

Optional hike to Thame/Khumjung Monastery/Everest View Hotel 3,880 m/12,804 ft.

Distance cover- 8 km.

Walking time- 5 hrs.

Altitude gain 440 m.

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Plan
  • Hotel Namche or Similar(Attached Bath)
  • 3,440 m/11,285 ft.

Trek begins gradually first part then the trail goes downhill to Phunki Tanga on the riverside. Then ascend about 800m to Tengboche through the pine forest enjoying the scenic views.

Distance Cover- 11 km.

Walking time- 5 hrs.

Altitude gain 240 m.

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Plan
  • Hotel Himalaya or Similar
  • 3,680 m./12,070 ft.

Tengboche is the best place to view Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku in the back. Tengboche monastery is another attraction for the tourist so you may join for pooja in the morning and descend through the Rhododendron Forest to Debuche and walk to Pangboche. After Pangboche the path is rugged and fragile and reaches the base camp

Distance cover- 10 km.

Walking time- 6 hrs.

Altitude gain 1020 m.

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Plan
  • Pangboche guest house or Similar
  • 4,700 m./15,420 ft.

Explore the Base Camp and trek back to Pangboche (3,930 m). Trek through the upper part of Pangboche to Phortse village 3,810 m. and descend to the riverside and up to Mangla Danda. The last part of the trek is difficult compared to other days. This is the only part of the trek that you will visit anyone along the way. You will be fully into the wilderness. Just enjoy!

Distance cover- 8 km.

Walking time- 6 hrs.

Altitude gain- 200 m.

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House
  • 4,900 m./16,072 ft.

This is the best scenic viewpoint of the Everest region trek. Enjoy the great Mountain view including Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Ama Dablam, Peak 38, Island Peak, Lhotse sar, Nuptse, Everest, Pomari, Kwagde Peak, Tabuche Peak in 360-degree angles. Descend to Manjo via Namche Bazar. The total walking duration is 6 hours.

Distance cover- 12 km.

Walking time- 6 hrs

Altitude descend- 2065 m.

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Plan
  • Hotel Manjo or Similar
  • 2,835 m./9,298 ft.

Follow the Dudh Koshi River and wall engraving Mantra “Om Mane Padme Hun” leads to Lukla. Arrival and check in hotel. 

The distance covers 10 km.

Altitude descend- 35 m.

Walking hours- 5 hrs.

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Plan
  • Khumbu Resort or Similar(Attached Bath)
  • 2,800 m./8,185 ft.

After having an early breakfast at Lukla, Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel with a private car to your designated hotel.

Distance cover- 138 km.

Flying time- 35 m.

Altitude descend- 1,450 m.

Drive to the hotel- 30 min

Meals- Breakfast/Lunch

  • Full Board Plan
  • 2,800 m./8,600 ft.

What's included

  • Complementary pick-up and transfer to a designated hotel
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.
  • Local flights, destination to destination, as per itinerary (KTM-LUKla-KTM)
  • 15kg luggage allowance with departure Tax on flight
  • An experienced and qualified Sherpa Guide with equipment.
  • Local Government Permit
  • 8-night Tea-House house twin Accommodation
  • Meals while on Trekking (breakfast, lunch, or dinner).
  • All the food, lodging and salary of Sherpa Guide
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate with a token of Love
  • Farewell dinner in a Nepalese typical restaurant.
  • Gov't Tax and Company services charges.
  • Nepalese visa fee, Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Visa costs 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively
  • Excess baggage charge(s) if more than 15kg.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights Tickets to and from.
  • Travel insurance and evacuation costs in case of emergency
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, kinds of hot and cold drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
25 Jun, 2024 - 03 Jul, 2024 Guaranteed US$1175
30 Jun, 2024 - 08 Jul, 2024 Guaranteed US$1175
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Useful Info

  • Kathmandu International Airport is the only International Airport in Nepal. The Nepal Government facilitates an Arrival visa at the entry point. You can apply online visa to avoid the long queue.
  • A 6-month valid passport is required by the time you enter Nepal.
  • It is recommended to take a copy of your travel documents like passport, travel Insurance, Personal Photograph, and A pen and paper.