Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is one of the most fascinating treks in the Everest region. With the elevation of 6812 meters from the sea level, Ama Dablam Basecamp offers you the unparalleled view of the Himalayan range of Khumbu region including world highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 Meter), Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse Shar and other peaks.
Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace”- the long ridges on each side looks like an arm of the mother protecting her child. And the hanging glacier which resembles a “Dablam”, traditional jewelry containing the pictures of god, worn by Sherpa women. While walking along the trail to the Ama Dablam Base Camp, you will pass through some of the most fascinating Sherpa villages of Khumbu valley. You can also explore the Buddhist monastery and experience the immense influence of Buddhism in the lifestyle of people there. Beside the Sherpa and Buddhist culture, this trek offers you the ultimate adventure experience in the Himalayas as the route is loaded with the panoramic views of majestic mountains adding glitters to the splendid beauty of the region.
The journey to the base of one of the world’s most beautiful mountains begins with a Trans-Himalayan flight to Lukla. Lukla is commonly known as the entry point of the Everest Base Camp Trekking. Commencing our trekking adventure, we hike through the forest of rhododendron, pine, fir and pass through several Sherpa villages, until Namche Bazaar elevated at the height of 3436 Meter. Hiking out of the Namche Bazaar, we further enhance towards the Sagarmatha Nation Park where you will encounter a wide variety of flora and fauna. While hiking through the National Park you will be rewarded with the splendid view of the Everest soaring behind Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Kangtega, and Tawache making a panoramic Himalayan vista until Amadablam Base Camp. Before we fly back to the Kathmandu and to end our exhilarating Amadablam Base Camp trek, we will have a visit to small Sherpa settlement in Khumjung village. Here, you will have the opportunity to experience the Sherpa lifestyle, culture, and tradition along with their heart-warming hospitality.
Join us on this 12 days fascinating trip to the base one of the world’s best beautiful mountain of Ama Dablam; where you can experience a range of Sherpa culture and lifestyle. October to December and March to May is the best season for trekking on this locale of Nepal. The fitness level required for the trekking in this region is decent with an average of 5-6 hours walk per day. Contact us in case of any professional expertise and a tailored trip.
NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior from the actual day from trekking.
If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and you get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Similarly, if you can manage a day or two after trekking. In case of any flight delay from Lukla to Kathmandu due to different circumstances, you will have a lower chance of missing your international flights. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights
Highlights of Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
- Take in a 360-degree panoramic view of Everest and surrounding peaks
- Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites enlisted in UNESCO
- Get a bird's eye view of the Himalaya on a mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
- Explore at the stunningly situated monastery of Thyangboche
- Explore Ama Dablam Base Camp which provides the eye-popping view of Mt. Ama Dablam
- Experience authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style villages where inhabitants follow different traditional ways of livings
- Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:
- Day 2:Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
- Day 3:Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding:
- Day 4:Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar:
- Day 5:Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar:
- Day 6:Trek from Namche Bazar to Tengboche:
- Day 7:Trek from Tengbuche to Pangboche:
- Day 8:Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp and back to Pangboche:
- Day 9:Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar:
- Day 10:Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla:
- Day 11:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel:
- Day 12:Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure:
- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
- Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
- Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
- Accident insurance for all staff
- Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
- Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & TIMS Card Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Personal Travel insurance
- International airfare
- 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 US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
- US $ 20 Local Government Tax
- Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
- Hot showers during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
tollmarkUnited Kingdom Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Everest Base Camp trek with Nam & Harry, the best guide and porter in Nepal!An absolutely amazing experience made even better by our guide and porter Nam & Harry. The trek itself was incredible with amazing scenery and experiences. Accommodation was all arranged through the company which was perfect. Nam was very knowledgable, attentive and communicative throughout the trek, he ...read more
Anthony JSpain Published: Friday, February 08, 2019
So lucky to have a great guide and porters(Nyran, Norriss, Modern) thankyou guys for helping an old 65year Yorkshireman do Everest Basecamp with such ease, one of the best experiences every!, the whole trip was great thankyou to all of youread more
Rich9606United Kingdom Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
My friend and I recently trekked to Everest base camp with this company, led by our excellent guide Narayan and we found the whole experience unforgettable. Lucky with the weather we flew into Lukla and began our trek, Narayan proved to be a credit and great asset to the company with his knowledge of the area, attention to detail, the ...read more
KayT860New Zealand Published: Thursday, December 20, 2018
As a solo woman traveller things can always get a bit intimidating. Not so with the team at HST on your side. The transfers to and from the airport went without a hitch. The hotel in Thamel, the best in my opinion, was situated perfectly for the ultimate souvenir shopping experience and equipped with the most caring staff ever. My ...read more
607IreneUnited Kingdom Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018
This small dedicated company in Kathmandu are focused on communication, keeping you safe and on helping you to achieve your goals!I had an incredible trek to Mount Everest Base Camp with Gopi as my guide and I could not have asked for more. He was attentive, observant and motivated. We made an outstanding team and I’m very grateful.On arrival to ...read more
In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.
Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla:
Tenzing Hillary Airport also known as Lukla Airport, is the small but busiest airport situated on a wonderful valley fenced by high mountains. This airport has been carved into a mountain ridge and sites by a perilous three-kilometers drop. Because of the high location, the weather around here erratic and is likely to be changed in every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancelation.
Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only the modes of transportation to and from Lukla Airstrip. However, because of the unpredictable weather of the high mountain reason, there is always the risk of flight cancellation or delays. In some cases, the flights are delayed or canceled for 2 or more days. Due to the long delays in the flight schedule, it may hinder your trip. However, we Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, help you to Charter helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, in case of flight cancellation or delays due to harsh and unpredictable mountain weather condition. We will provide you with the best service to make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connection.
To charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, you will be charged approximately 2500 USD to 3,000 USD per Helicopter. The helicopter conveys 4 to 5 passengers at a time, so the aggregate chartered fee can be shared amongst the passengers (USD 500 to USD 3000 is applicable per person). The cost of this service is payable directly to our office, and later this can be submitted to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Our company will provide you with all the required documentation for the claim.
Hotel and Accommodation on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek:
Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.
On the trip to the Ama Dablam Base Camp, we provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During the trip to Ama Dablam, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. The lodges on the trail to Ama Dablam Base Camp is always crowded and in some cases, you may have to share a room with other trekkers or may have to sleep in a dining room. We put our every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places).
In Kathmandu beside the 2/3 stars hotel, some 4/5-star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.
Food and Beverages:
All the food and Beverages included on the package to Ama Dablam Base Camp are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful trekking journey, we will provide farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.
We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the flight to and from Lukla Airstrip for the Ama Dablam Base Camp trip.
Luggage and Backpack:
The main luggage of your will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.
Guide and Porters on Trek:
We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.
Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provide to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.
Rescue and Evacuation:
Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.
Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:
The Ama Dablam Basecamp Trek is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.
Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.
If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.
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- Destination Nepal
- Trip Difficulty Moderate
- Trip Style Trekking
- Accommodation Hotel + Tea Houses + Lodges
- Group Size 01 - 14
- Max Altitude 4600 Meter
- Transportation: By Air
- Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Fruit
- Best Time: October to December and March to May
- Trip Begins: Kathmandu
- Trip Ends: Kathmandu