Ama Dablam Base camp trek is another popular trek in Khumbu region, the itinerary is designed for the trekkers who has short time yet still would like to walk on the trail of Everest & see Mt. Everest without having to reach the Everest base camp. We take flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & then follow the trail to Namche Bazar, the Sherpa capital in Khumbu valley. This trek is ultimately an easy trek which will bring us up to the altitude of 4600 m. at the base camp of Ama Dablam. In Sherpa culture Ama Dablam has great significance and meaning, it literally meaning as mother’s necklace, the hanging glacier resembles a piece of traditional Jewelry that is worn by Sherpa women which shout as “Dablam”.
We will get familiarize to know some part of the Buddhism through the biggest monastery in Tengboche in Khumbu valley. Throughout the trek we will get familiarized with the Sherpa culture and during the clear sky we will be bestowed by the mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kangtenga & the grand Ama Dablam Base camp. Diverse flora & fauna is another attraction of this trek.
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your respective hotel by one of our representative.
Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley that includes the UNESCO world heritage sites, Bhaktapur, Boudha & Pashupati Nath. This day is also as information session & last minute preparation
All your bags are packed, morning starts with drive to the domestic airport of Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla and then you start walking to Phakding after you land at the airport in Lukla. Your 1st night of trek will be at Phakding.
This day can be bit tiring as you start your walk, you can feel that you are gradually walking uphill and your guide will tell you Namche is just behind that hill. Do not get distracted just keep walking to have your first glimpse of the Everest before arriving at Namche.
Prepare yourself after breakfast to have short excursion to Everest view point. As it states the name on clear day you can actually see Mt. Everest. The rest of the day is for you to get acclimatize, let your body and mental health adjust with the height
Namche Bazar gives you the feel of developed town, Tengboche will set your body and soul to the religious atmosphere. We begin the journey early from Namche to Tengboche after breakfast. The trail goes easy uphill climb. Around 5 hrs. of walk will take us to Tengboche. At different occasions we can witness the locals gathered inside the monastery of worship. Especially during the full moon there are some special reciting of Buddhist mantras by Lama (monks). We will get to know how the monastery looks inside we will visit the inner side of it. Ovenight in Tengboche
Today after breakfast we will set our journey to Pangboche on easy trail, from Tengboche we descend around 100 m. then we walk on plain path for about 45 minutes where we will pass by short pine forest, After crossing Imja Khola (river) we ascend for about 40 minutes and we will be walking on the easy trail again. On the way we can witness some of the beautiful mountains & peaks like Mt. Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Chukung Ri Peak, Mt. Nuptse, Tabuche Peak, Island Peak and many other. After trek of 5 hrs. we finally finally arrive in Pangboche.
The starts quite early after breakfast, as we will not be staying at the base camp we will just carry the day pack with some chocolate and energy bars, water & other necessary stuffs, we will also be carrying pack lunch for the hike. After crossing Imja Khola our walk mainly goes uphill. We will be passing through green pastures where will see Yaks grazing. Imja Khola & other surrounding beauty of nature will add stamina to the hike. Finally after 4½ hrs. of walk we reach the beautiful & grand Ama Dablam Base Camp. From the base camp the view that we see is an astonishing one. The front face of Ama Dablam is breathtaking. During the climbing season we can see multiple tents of the climbers at the base camp waiting for good weather to reach the summit altogether the hike up to base camp takes 5½ hrs..
After breakfast we start our trek to Mong La, today we change our route from regular to the other side of Imja river walk on the higher level. When we look down the regular trail, the route to E.B.C. Debuche, Tengboche looks very low; at the same time Himalayan ranges can be felt in closer distance. This trail is popular amongst the photographers and known as the “Photographer trail”until we do reach our lunch spot at Phortse Thanga our trail goes easy with bit of plain and easy climb, after Phortse Thanga we will be ascending steep up, which can be covered with in 1½ hr. Mong La is a beautiful village that sits on a small ridge in between Dole and Namche. Since the area is small the lodges that we will stay are very basic one. Overnight in Mong La.
After breakfast we trek down to Monjo through Namche Bazar. For some time we will be trekking through Kyangjuma but this trail will later join the regular route down to Monjo. We will Cross Larjya Doban along with Dudh Koshi river, passing through jorsalle we arrive in Monjo. After Monjo the view of mountains are merely accessible.
From Monjo it’s an easy walk to Lukla, on the way we pass by some settlement which we have crossed at the beginning of our trek. This is the final day of the trek so after we arrive in Lukla we say good bye to our accompanying staffs except for your Trekking guide. So, if you would like to appreciate their service by providing some gifts or tips.
We catch up with early breakfast and then check into the airport for our flight to Kathmandu. Weather factor and other technical issues might delay the flight so for this sort of issues also we have to get ready. After we arrive in Kathmandu one of the representatives from International Adventures Treks & Expeditions will receive us and transfer to our respective hotel. Afternoon will be at leisure. Optional activities can be a short tour to the UNESCO heritage site.
Depending on your flight time our team will transfer you to airport for flight to your next destination.