Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Quick Details

Visit the prettiest Sherpa villages

The Ama Dablam Base Camp trek has been designed to take you to some of the prettiest Sherpa villages within an easy walking distance of the Namche Bazaar, also known as the Sherpa capital of the world.

The ultimate objective is standing at the foot of the region’s most beautiful mountain, Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam means ’mother’s necklace’ – the hanging glacier resembles a ‘dablam’ which is a piece of traditional jewelry worn by Sherpa women.

You spend ten nights in remote villages in lodges run by local Sherpa families. Highlights include afternoon tea in the bakery, a visit to the Tengboche monastery and an excursion to Ama Dablam Base Camp.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Briefing for the trek and transfer to Mulkot.

Day 02: Walking tour of Ason (old spice market), walking through Kathmandu, and seeing the old Durbar Square.

Day 03: We fly to Lukla (2,800m) Trek to Phakding (2,600m)

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 05: Acclimatisation day at Namche Bazaar

Day 06: Trek to Thame

Day 07: On and up to Khumjung (3,790m) where we enjoy afternoon tea in the highest bakery in the world.

Day 08: Trek to Pangboche past the famous Tengboche monastery (3,790m)

Day 09: DAY EXCURSION TO AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP (4,576m) 6-7 hours approx

Day 10: Day excursion to Taboche Meadows (4,380m) and trek to Kyangjuma

Day 11: Trek to Monjo

Day 12: Trek to Lukla

Day 13: Flight to Manthali and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 15: International departure

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel/ Lodges on twin sharing base on the trail
  • All transportation
  • Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Trek with Raj
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
  • 1 assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  • Trekking
  • One porter between two trekkers
  • Proper clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters & crew members (we are one of the few trekking companies that provide this facility)
  • Insurance for team and porters
  • All permits
  • Twin sharing room on the trek
  • All meals on the trek
  • Domestic airfare

Cost Excludes:

  • International airport taxes
  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir, etc.

Trek FAQ

Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.

Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.

Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

What should I bring on a Trek?
Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.

If you have more questions please check the FAQ section or contact us.