Duration: 12 Days
Departure From: kathmandu
Price: USD 1,170
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
Everest Ama Dablam trek in the Everest region is also one of the popular trekking as being less crowded compared to other routes to reach the Everest Base Camp and other destination in the Everest region. Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m) derives her name from the traditional language where Ama means mother and Dablam means necklace worn by Sherpa women on her neck. Hence, this peak is named as mother necklace in traditional language but usually, people called it Ama Dablam.
This trek takes you to the mystic Himalayan region of Nepal which rewards you with a great trekking escapade whereas tempting you with the splendid vista of the striking snowcapped peaks.
This trekking begins from a short scenic flight to Lukla and continuing trekking. On your trail, you will be trekking through terraced fields following the Bhote Koshi River and headed to the Namche Bazaar, the center of Sherpa communities. Here, you get to explore the Sherpa cultural traditions and try their local food. And continuing trekking further, we will visit the most famous Tengboche monastery which is the biggest and ancient monastery in the Himalayan region. You not only get to explore this monastery but also get the mystic view of Ama Dablam. Alongside the way, you will have abundant chance to observe the Himalayan wildlife and unspoiled biodiversity.
We will continue trek to reach our destination leading to Dengboche and Mingbo crossing several Sherpa villages through dense forest. We will finally reach our destination Ama Dablam Base Camp which offers you the best viewpoint to grasp panoramic Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m), world highest peak Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Nuptse (7861 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Kangtega (6782 m) and several other peaks. The highest point we reach is Ama Dablam Base Camp, which is at the altitude of 4600 meters. Since trekking to this region is covered by the Sagarmatha National Park, you get to spot several wild animals like snow leopard, Himalayan Thar, varieties of birds and this region is also home to Red Panda. Besides that, you also get to spot yak herders and you will be trekking through the wide range of floras of this region.
This trekking is a moderate trekking, so can be done with family members or even beginners can try attempt this trekking being physically and mentally fit. The best season for this trek would be on spring from the month of March to May and in the autumn from September to November. But, we Accent Himalaya can arrange treks in every season according to our client’s desire. We also adjust the itinerary as per your desired departure date, either in a group or in solo. So, if our itinerary does not fit your vacation, we will definitely customize the itinerary as per your desire. If you would like to know about this trekking or have any queries regarding this trek, please email or contact us. We will quickly respond to your queries.
Here we provide you the detailed itinerary for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek of the Everest region:
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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization
Day 06: Namche Bazaar trek to Phortse Village (3810m)
Day 07: Phortse village trek to Pangboche (3930m
Day 08: Day hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m)
Day 09: Pangboche trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) through Tengboche (3867m)
Day 10: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla (2840m)
Day 11: Lukla flight to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
Includes and Excludes
- Airport pick up, drop and all ground transports in private vehicle
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a 2 - 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trek
- Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
- Round trip flight Kathmandu - Lukla, and Lukla - Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
- TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Farewell dinner
- Government taxes & office service charge
Not Included in the Cost
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple entry tourist visa, good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple entry tourist visa for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos and cash for the Visa.)
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.
But once you set out for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking of the Everest region, normal lodges or teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and teahouses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Guide and Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Everest Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and a couple of them for up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expense on Trek
A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Luggage/Backpack on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Itinerary and Possible Changes to it
Our normal Itinerary includes 12 days package for Everest Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla
The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.
So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $ 500 and the maximum US $ 3500 depending on the number of people in a flight.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Everest Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and it would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August.
Gears Available at Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available at Kathmandu for a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek along with a copy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.