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Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking
  • Group Size: Min-2, Max 12,
  • Highest Altitude: Pangboche 4000M
  • Grade: Moderate/ Strenuous
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
  • Type of Tour: Trekking, Hiking, Walking, Culture
  • Trekking Hour: Approximately 5-6 hours each day
  • Total Days: 15 Days
  • Trip Cost: USD 2000

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking

Trip Overview

Ama Dablam Base Camp TrekkingThe trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp has been designed to take you to some of the prettiest Sherpa villages within easy walking distance of the Namche Bazaar Sherpa capital, with the ultimate objective of standing at the foot of the region’s most beautiful mountain. This trek is also part of Responsible Tourism with the specific intention of helping the villages of Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche, which very few trekkers pass through, to get some income through your participation on this trip.

Ama Dablam means ’mother’s necklace’ – the hanging glacier resembles a ‘dablam’ which is a piece of traditional jewellery worn by Sherpa women. You spend 10-nights in lovely lodges, owned by local Sherpa families. The lodges employ local staff, and consist of neat and clean rooms. If you are feeling well acclimatized to the altitude, you can even attempt to reach the staggering altitude of 5000m on this trek!

Trip Information

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Arrive in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. Free time in the afternoon. Evening meal of local fare as you get acquainted with the group.
Day 2 - Morning: Walking tour of Ason (an old spice market), walking through old busy streets of the capital, seeing the old Durbar (palace) Square. After the walking tour we will go to Kilroy's restaurant for lunch and briefing for the whole trek. Those who want to buy or hire equipment for the trek can do so after lunch at the nearby trek hiring shop. Rest of the afternoon free. Evening get together for drinks and briefing about the next morning's departure and go out for dinner.
Day 3 - We fly to Lukla( 2,800m ) Trek to Phakding ( 2,600m )
Day 4 - Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 5 - Acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar
Day 6 - Trek to Thame
Day 7 - On and up to Khumjung ( 3,790 ) where we enjoy afternoon tea in the highest bakery in the world.
Day 8 - Trek to Pangboche past the famous Tengboche monastery. (3790m)
Day 9 - DAY EXCURSION TO AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP (4,576m) 6-7 hrs approx.
Day 10 - Day excursion to Taboche Meadows (4380 m) and trek to Kyangjuma
Day 11 - Trek to Monjo
Day 12 - Trek to Lukla
Day 13 - Flight to Kathmandu
Day 14 - Free day in Kathmandu
Day 15 - International departure

Day to Day Detail Itinerary

Day   Activities
Day 1 - Arrive in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. Free time in the afternoon. Evening meal of local fare and to get acquainted with the group.
Day 2 - Morning: Walking tour of Ason (an old spice market), walking through old busy streets of the capital, seeing the old Durbar (palace) Square. After the walking tour we will go to Kilroy's restaurant for lunch and briefing for the whole trek. Those who want to buy or hire equipment for the trek can do so after lunch at the nearby trek hiring shop. Rest of the afternoon free. Evening get together for drinks and briefing about the next morning's departure and go out for dinner.
Day 3 - We fly to Lukla( 2,800m ) perched high on the side of the mountains and following our exciting landing, we start the trek. The small settlements are close together and you will find a tea house every kilometer or so through to the lovely little village of Phakding ( 2,600m ) with its large selection of lodges, as it is a common first night stop.
Day 4 - The following day sees us following the Dudh Koshi River, cross a suspension bridge on the Kyashar Khola, pass through Monjo( 2,840m ) before entering Sagarmartha (Nepalese for Mt Everest) National Park. We soon start a long steep uphill climb to Namche Bazaar, ( 3,400m ) an important trading centre in the Khumbu region. This section of the trek must be taken very slowly to aid acclimatization
Day 5 - We rise early and climb for views of Everest on our first rest day, which allows us time to look through the Sherpa museum and cultural centre.
In the afternoon we visit the home of one of the two remaining climbing Sherpas' who contributed towards the success of the Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa's famous climb.
Day 6 - We trek to Thame( 3,700m ) where we will be staying in a lodge owned by Appa Sherpa, who is the world record holder of 19 successful ascents of Everest.
Day 7 - On and up to Khumjung ( 3,790 ) where we enjoy afternoon tea in the highest bakery in the world.
Day 8 - Trek to Pangboche past the famous Tengboche Monastery. (3790m)
Day 9 - DAY EXCURSION TO AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP (4,576m) 6-7 hrs approx.
Day 10 - Day excursion to Taboche Meadows (4380 m) and trek to Kyangjuma
Day 11 - Retracing our footsteps we pass through Namche Bazaar and, after the long downhill stretch, we follow the turbulent Dudh Koshi river to Monjo ( 2,840m ) where it meets the Kyashar Khola for lunch. Trek to Phakding
Day 12 - We will enjoy a pleasant walk through the densely populated area between Phakding and Lukla to finally relax over a drink to celebrate your achievement and absorb the wonderful experiences you have shared. Overnight in Lukla
Day 13 - Flight to Kathmandu
Day 14 - Free day in Kathmandu
Day 15 - International departure

Fact Finder

Duration - 15 days
Trip Details: -
  • Experienced Nepalese guides & leader
  • Porters to carry personal gear
  • Safe trekking due to low altitude
  • 4 nights in Kathmandu
Activities - Cultural, Touring, Walking
Trip Grade - Moderate/ Strenuous
Mode of Travel - Private coach, domestic flights.
Group & Staff - Min 2, Max 12, Responsible Adventures leader, local guides plus driver.
Accommodation - Comfortable lodges throughout 10 day trek
Land Cost - US$ 2000

Departure Dates

Kodari to kodari Kailash 2015

Start Date End Date Trip Cost/ Pax Availability Trip Booking
5th January 19th January UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
12th January 26th January UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
26th January 9th February UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
9th February 23rd February UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
23rd February 8 th March UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
9th March 23rd March UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
23rd March 6th April UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
6th April 20th April UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
20th April 4th May UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
4th May 18th May UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
18th May 1st June UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
1st June 15th June UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
15th June 29th June UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
14th September 28th September UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
28th September 12th October UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
12th October 26th October UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
26th October 9th November UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
9th November 23rd November UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
23rd November 7th December UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
7th December 21st December UD$ 2000 Available Book Now
21st December 4th January UD$ 2000 Available Book Now

Trip Cost

Cost Includes:-

  1. Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  2. Hotel/ Lodges on twin sharing basis
  3. All transportation
  4. Responsible Adventures' Expert Trek leader (Click to watch video of trek leaders)
  5. Complimentary T-Shirt
  6. Use of trekking kit bag during trek
  7. 1 Assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  8. Trekking "Chef" - We are the first and only trekking company that has this post
  9. 1 porter between two trekkers
  10. Good clothing for porters and crew
  11. Food for porters & crew members (We are one of the few trekking companies that provide this facility)
  12. Insurance for crew and porters
  13. All permits
  14. Twin sharing room on trek
  15. All meals on trek (best trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
  16. Domestic airfare.

Cost Does Not Include:-

  1. Visas
  2. All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  3. Transportation outside of the tour program
  4. Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  5. Tips(suggested amount US$50 per week for staff only); Leader's tip at your discretion
  6. Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.

Client Reviews

2 thumbs up for Responsible Adventures! We had a very enjoyable and unforgettable time throughout the trek - starting from Lukla and all the way back to Lukla at the end of the trek. Our heartfelt gratitude for the professional services rendered, be it through the bad and the good times for all of us in the team. A big thank you to your boys for making sure that our needs were fulfilled at all times.

The EBC trek has opened our eyes to really appreciate the magnificent views of beautiful snow-capped mountains, icy flowing rivers, beautiful lakes not forgetting the bluest skies one could ever imagine.

We hope to come back to Nepal and hopefully it would be with Responsible Adventures again. Thank you so much and god bless!

Wan Adibah Zulkhefli
Central Bank of Malaysia

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