Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek with EBC

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek with EBC
At a Glance
  • Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Places to Visit Ama Dablam BC/Everest BC
  • Max Altitude 5,545m/18,192ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Lukla
  • Ends Lukla
  • Activity Teahouse Lodge Trekking
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek with EBC Highlights:

  • Thrilling Flight to Lukla airport with inclined airstrip.
  • The warm and rich Sherpa culture where hospitality and local customs create an authentic and unforgettable Himalayan experience
  • The Sherpa villages amidst pristine landscapes surrounded by towering peaks, offer a breathtaking blend of natural beauty and cultural charm that is truly captivating.
  • Walk the most incredible High hill trekking trail of Pangboche with awe-inspiring views.
  • Overnight at Pangboche, a picturesque village with a historic monastery and incredible mountain scenery.
  • The Ama Dablam Base Camp, with its serene location, delivers a close-up view of the iconic peak and is a place of unparalleled natural beauty and tranquility.
  • Trek to the iconic Everest Base Camp that stands at the foot of the world's highest peak.
  • Hike to Kala Patthar for a breathtaking sunrise view.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, a spiritual and cultural landmark.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek with EBC Overview:

The Ama Dablam Base Camp trek with EBC is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It takes you to the breathtaking incomparable region of splendor. It delivers to anyone with an awe-inspiring mountain view, and picturesque landscapes, and introduces you to the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture.

After the first-ever human conquest over the 8000 m, mighty peak in 1950 by Maurice Herzog there came along Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Their breakthrough in 1953 over the world's highest mountain unlocked the human quest and curiosity for these secret valleys and majestic peaks. Since then mountains have never failed to lure millions over the years to follow their footstep to their natural beauty.

Ama Dablam – “The Matterhorn of Nepal”

The beauty of Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,576 m/15043 feet):

The Ama Dablam Base Camp is located is situated on the other side of the high ridge of Pangboche village. This stunning base camp offers a breathtaking view of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, Ama Dablam.

Ama Dablam is a majestic mountain that stands 6,812 meters (22,349 feet) tall. It is very well known for its distinctive pyramid shape and steep, technical climbs. The mountain's name means "Mother's necklace" in the Sherpa language, which refers to the ridges on the mountain that resemble the arms of a mother embracing her child.

The Ama Dablam Base Camp is 4,576 meters (15,013 feet) and offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. This majestic view includes Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. The base camp itself is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, green meadows, and glacial streams. All this adds up to the serene natural beauty of the area.

The base camp is also home to several trekking lodges and tea houses, where trekkers can rest, relax, and take in the breathtaking views. The lodges provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere, with cozy beds, hot showers, and delicious meals. Overall, the Ama Dablam Base Camp is a truly beautiful and unforgettable destination. It offers a glimpse into the stunning natural beauty and rich culture of Nepal.

Adore the real tranquility:

The Ama Dablam Base Camp trek with EBC provides a wonderful mixture of very untouched and less trodden mountain terrain and an eventful legendary Everest base camp trail. Furthermore, it takes you to the serene, undoubtedly the most beautiful surroundings of Ama Dablam base camp.

It is certainly less trodden and away from the modern trekking civilization. Here we go beyond the established trails beneath the awesome flanks of Ama Dablam which is simply phenomenal. It offers anyone a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic mountain view.

Moreover, the view of the unique Everest summit on the horizon above the Nuptse wall is evidently visible with its grand stature. Besides being at Everest Base Camp gives you a great sense of achievement with the thrill of your efforts.

EBC and Kala Patthar

Visiting the Everest Base Camp is a dream come true for many adventure enthusiasts and trekkers around the world. The Everest Base Camp (EBC) is  5,364 meters (17,598 feet) on the south side of Mount Everest in Nepal. The Everest Base Camp is a surreal experience in itself.

Standing at the base of the tallest mountain in the world is a humbling experience, and visitors can witness the preparations and excitement of mountaineers gearing up for their ascent. The views of the Khumbu Icefall and surrounding mountains are simply breathtaking.

Furthermore, Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet), is a popular vantage point to witness the sunrise over Mount Everest. The hike to Kala Patthar is challenging, but the view from the top is worth the effort.

In summary, this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers adventure, stunning scenery, and a chance to witness the culture and traditions of the Sherpa people.

The Nepal Pyramids itinerary is so designed that we have enough time for healthier adaptation to the thin-air environment. Besides, the gradual ascent can ultimately guarantee everyone a safe passage to where we are going.

Join Nepal Pyramids for this ultimate holiday.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,400 m/4,593 feet) - Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02:Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) (474 m / 1,555 feet) and Overnight Stay
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,800 m 9,186 feet) and Trek to Phakding (2,600 m/8,530 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3450m / 11,318 feet) a vibrant Sherpa Town.
  • Day 05:Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar
  • Day 06:Trek to Phortse Village (3810 m / 12,500 feet) - the most picturesque village.
  • Day 07:Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m/12,893 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600 m/ 15,091 feet) - Overnight Stay
  • Day 09:Trek to Dingboche (4,350 m/14271 feet)
  • Day 10:Acclimatization Day at Dingboche
  • Day 11:Trek to Lobuche (4,910 m / 16,108 feet)
  • Day 12:Trek to Gorak Shep (5,288 m /17,349 feet) and Trek to EBC (5,360 m/17,585 feet)
  • Day 13:Morning walk to Kala Patthar (5,545 m /18,192 feet) and trek to Pheriche (4,240 m/13,901 feet)
  • Day 14:Trek Back to Namche Bazaar (3,450 m/11,318 feet) via Tengboche Monastery (3,860 m/12,664 feet)
  • Day 15:Trek back to Lukla our Final Destination @ 2,840 m/9.317 feet
  • Day 16:Mountain Flight to the Capital City of Kathmandu OR MANTHALI AIRPORT
  • Day 17:Departure Day

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek with EBC Detailed Itinerary

Once you arrive in Kathmandu airport, your trekking Group Leader or our office representative will be there to receive you. Shortly you will be transferred to your beautiful hotel which is a 25-minute drive, depending on traffic. Your hotel is located in Thamel, a vibrant town, a tourist hub with lots of activities around. If you, by any chance arrive early it is worth a tour going around Thamel and try quick shopping or fresh coffee. 

Your Group leader will organize a meeting around early afternoon for the Trek briefing and distribute trekking equipment provided by us. After you are done with the Trek briefing you will be led to a traditional restaurant in Thamel itself which will be a walking distance for a fabulous Welcome Dinner. This is high time to interact with one another and get ready for your soon-to-come enchanting adventure. 

  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Today leisurely we will start our day with a healthy breakfast in the hotel itself. Gradually, we leave for our scenic 4 hours drive towards Ramechhap a district of TAMANG PEOPLE. Our route passes through the beautiful town of Dhulikhel, a historical hub with a rich heritage and offering one of the most stunning panoramic mountain views. Shortly, we will stop for a fabulous lunch in one of the highway restaurants and continue our drive further towards Ramechhap.

Once we reach Ramechhap we will stay overnight at the beautiful town of Manthali, a district headquarters of Ramechhap. Manthali Aiport is from where we will be flying to Lukla tomorrow. In spite of being just identified as the specific airport for Lukla flights, the hotels at Manthali have not yet been fast-tracked to rapid development. So overnight we stay at basic hotel and prepare ourselves for the next days early flight to Lukla

  • Altitude: 474 m / 1,555 feet
  • Accommodation: BASIC HOTEL
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hrs. DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 132 km
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

Today we will wake up very early to catch up with our earliest flight to Lukla. This scenic flight to Lukla will take about 20 minutes. It cruises through the deep valleys giving you ample opportunity to witness the wonders of Nepal's landscapes and unknown valleys. As you soar high up in the clouds you will see the mountain view which is simply phenomenal. Soon we land at Lukla airport where you have the inclined airstrip, which is nowhere to be found in the world. 

We spend a few moments in Lukla to witness the thrill of flights flying in and out. You will be introduced to the rest of the trekking crew like your assistant guides and porters and soon we head out on our thrilling Everest journey. We will walk the Dudh Koshi (Milky River) gorge valley and eventually, after walking for 4/5 hours we will get to our first destination, Phakding. Overnight at the local teahouse.

  • Altitude: 2,800 m 9,186 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 7 km
  • Transport: Mountain Flight

After breakfast, casually we leave Phakding, and crossing the suspension bridge we head towards the north. Today's walking can be considered a little challenging being it a little longer and one steep switchback trail climb to Namche Bazaar. Leaving Phakding crossing several suspension bridges and Sherpa villages en route we get to the town of Monjo. We will take a break here since we need to register our permits at Monjo Check Post. After Monjo we walk a few minutes further and crossing the Dudh Koshi river we will take one big break for lunch at Jorsale, the last settlement before Namche Bazaar. 

After lunch, we walk the valley cross the highest ICONIC HILLARY SUSPENSION BRIDGE, and climb the hill that will lead us to Namche. Namche is the capital and administrative center of Khumbu Valley. It's a vibrant town, a paradise for trekkers to relax and enjoy the moment. 

  • Altitude: 3450m / 11,318 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9 km

Since acclimatization is very crucial - today we will go for an excursion to the village of Syangboche or Everest View Hotel, famous for its view. This Japanese-built hotel has its fame for ages being one of the luxury hotels in the Everest region at that elevation. 

This 3/4 hours hike in total will make you fresh and give you ample ground to adapt to a new environment of thin air. Once you get high up to the ridgeline you will be amazed to have a grandiose view of the mountain range including the iconic Ama Dablam, Mount Everest, and its neighboring peaks. After the excursion you will have a free afternoon that will give you enough time to do your last minute shopping at Namche bazaar or explore the town. 

  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 3810 m / 12,500 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8.9 km
                        What's Included
                        • PERMITS: All essential permits required from the Government and local authorities to legally trek in the region are procured.
                        • PICKUP AND DROPS: Roundtrip airport pickup and drop-off facilities for both domestic and international flights are included in the trek package.
                        • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Three nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at a three-star twin-sharing hotel on a bed and breakfast-basis.
                        • WELCOME DINNER: A traditional Nepali-style welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Kathmandu.
                        • SIGHTSEEING: A half-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's two most sacred UNESCO World Heritage sites with entrance fees paid.
                        • TAXES: All applicable local and national government taxes are covered.
                        • TRANSPORTATION: Roundtrip PRIVATE VEHICLE transportation between Kathmandu and the Manthali Airport for the flight to Lukla.
                        • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights TO and FROM LUKLA.
                        • EQUIPMENT: Essential trekking gear such as sleeping bags, fleece liners, PrimaLoft jackets, rain ponchos, yak tracks, trekking poles, etc are provided.
                        • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
                        • DRINKING WATER: Properly filtered and boiled water for drinking is provided each morning and evening. Trekkers are advised to carry reusable water bottles/bladder bags that can hold at least 3 liters.
                        • GLORIOUS FOOD: All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with hot beverages are provided throughout the trek duration.
                        • TREK LEADER AND ASSISTANT GUIDE: An experienced trek leader holding legitimate licensing leads the group, along with assistant guides based on group size. Groups of 3 or more are typically assigned at least 1 assistant guide.
                        • PORTERS: The porter to trekker ratio is 1:2 - meaning 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. However, for groups larger than 4 trekkers, an additional porter is provided specifically to assist with hot water supply during the trek.
                        • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: Insurance coverage, wages, and allowances for all trek staff are included.
                        • SAFETY CONCERNS: Emergency equipment including oxygen cylinders and a comprehensive medical kit is available at all times during the trek.
                        • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Trekkers receive a duffel bag, t-shirt, multi-functional headwear, baseball hat, trekking map, and completion certificate to take home.
                        What's Excluded
                        • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
                        • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
                        • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
                        • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
                        • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
                        • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
                        • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
                        • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
                        • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
                        • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
                        • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
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