Ama Dablam Base Camp 12 Days
Duration: 12 days
Trip level: moderate
Maximum altitude: 4570 m (info?)
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
Ama Dablam base camp trek takes you into the heart of Sherpaland with the Sherpa culture. You will hike some days on the Everest Base Camp trail, but after Thyangboche you will bend of towards the east. Now the herds on the trail are gone and you can quitly enjoy the impressive mountains surrounding you. After visiting the Ama Dablam base camp of this beautiful shaped mountain, you will hike to the villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Here you can visit the Sherpa monastery of Khumjung , the Edmund Hillary-school and the local hospital of Khunde.
A short flight will take you from Kathmandu to Lukla. Here the trek begins with a short walk to Phakding. The next day you hike on a comfortable trail towards the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar. An easy day hike to the famous Everest View Hotel will help in the acclimatization. The terrace of this hotel offers a stunning view of Everest and Lhotse, and the entire Khumbu valley. An optional visit to the visitor centre of Sagarmatha National Park in Namche offers an interesting introduction to the local flora and fauna, and the Sherpa culture. The trek continues its path along the Buddhists monastery of Thyangboche. After Thyangboche you will leave the main trail and continue into a valley towards the grasslands of Ama Dablam base camp. Immediately you will leave the crowded trails and are you able to enjoy the impressive Khumbu mountains by yourself. At base camp of Ama Dablam you can have close look at the pyramid shape of this characteristic mountain. The climb to the summit is one of the most technical climbs in the region, and only experienced climbers will take on the challenge. From Ama Dablam base camp you will hike to the monastery of Pangboche. A typical Gompa in Khumbu region and it is possible to visit the holy site. After this impressive visit you will continue the trek to Phortse. A Sherpa village from which you enjoy good views into the Khumbu valley. When you enter Khumjung, you will understand why this village is called the green village. All roofing in Khumjung is green coloured. In Khumjung you can visit the beautiful local monastery. The monastery was severely damaged by the April 2015 earthquake, but has been fully restored in all its glory. Also a visit to the local Edmund Hillary-school is possible. The school is supported by the Himalayan Trust of New Zealand. The trust once was founded by Sir Edmund Hillary. Sir Edmund and Tenzing Norgay were the first summiteers of Mount Everest on May 29th in 1953. When Sir Edmund was in the Khumbu he saw the desperate need of education in the region. Since then many schools were supported and young students, who had the chance to study abroad, returned to the Khumbu as a teacher, doctor or engineer to educate and help others. At Khunde you can visit the hospital which is specialized in mountain sickness. From Khumjung you will descend back to Lukla for your flight back to Kathmandu.
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Day 01 Flight Kathmandu to Lukla (0,5 hrs.) and trek to Phakding (2640m – 3 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m – 5 hrs.)
Day 03 Resting day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Optional day hike to the Everest View hotel
Day 04 Trek to Deboche via Thyangboche monastery (3820m – 7 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Mingbo ((4455m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4570m – 4 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Pangboche (3930m – 7 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Phortse (3810m – 5 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Khumjung (3780m – 5 hrs.)
Day 10 Visit Khunde hospital and Edmund Hillary-school and trek to Jorsale (2805m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Lukla (2800 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 12 Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (flight 0,5 hr.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return flight Kathmandu to Lukla, and transfer to and from domestic airport
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return flight Kathmandu to Lukla
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)