Ama Dablam Trekking is one of the most impressive mountains in the world for trekkers, not for it's altitude, but for it's beauty, aesthetics and the pure exposure encountered high on it's flanks which is clearly visiable from its Base Camp. Located almost due south of Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region, it stands among many peaks that surround the high valleys of this region. Yet stands out by way of its classic beauty,it is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp exposed ridges. Ama Dablam Trekking forms a lasting impression on many trekkers in Nepal.
General Facts of Ama Dablam Trekking
Trip Days : 13 Days
Trekking Days: 9 Days
Maximum Altitude: 4650 m.
Weather : Be well equipped for coldness.
Accommodation : Guest House/Camping.
Transportation: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.
Trek Grade: Moderate to Strenuous.
Rescue Operations : Helicopter Flights from Kathmandu.
Per Day Trekking: 5 to 7 hours.
Season : February - May / September - December
Tour Code: ADT 12
Ama Dablam Trekking Summary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla (2850 m) trek to Phakding (2650 m).
Day 04: Trek Phakding - Namche Bazzar (3440m).
Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazzar (3440m).
Day 06: Trek Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3865m).
Day 07: Trek Tengboche - Dingboche (4350m).
Day 08: Trek Dingboche - Ama Dablam BC (4650m) - Pangboche (3860m).
Day 09: Trek Pangboche - Khumjung Village(3790m).
Day 10: Trek Khumjung village - Phakding (2610m).
Day 11: Trek Phakding - Lukla.
Day 12: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu (1300m.).
Day 13: Transfer to Airport for final Departure.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Upon your arrival our representative will pickup from the airport and transfer to Hotel. After short refreshment we will conduct a briefing of the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla (2850 m) trek to Phakding (2650 m).
A short spectacular mountain flight to Lukla (2850m) early in the morning takes us to the gateway of the Everest trek. After a short explore of Lukla village, the trek starts with a descent towards the Dudh Koshi River which meets the main trail of our trek. This fairly easy 4-5 hours trek passes trough few pleasant Sherpa villages and provides magnificent views of Kongde and Kusumkangaru; two of Nepal's technical trekking peaks. We fnally reach Phakding where we stay for the night.
Day 03: Trekking Phakding - Namche Bazzar(3440m).
We start the morning with slow ascend through the blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months when the flowers are in full bloom. We will cross the Dudh Koshi River at Benkar and enjoy great views of the snow peaks Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku until we reach Monjo. After Monjo the trek will be a little strenuous with steep ascent. We then enter the Sagarmatha National Park where our permits are checked before we descend quite steeply to Jorsale. The trek continues upstream on a flat terrain to the confluence of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. After crossing a large suspension bridge high above the river we climb steeply up to the village of Namche Bazaar where we will have the first glimpse of Everest including , Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Tawoche. This is a slow 6-7 Hours walk to reach Namche where we spend the night.
Day 04: Rest day in Namche Bazzar(3440m).
Today is a rest and acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar. Namche is a colorful village with many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. An early hike above town, before the clouds move in, reward climbers with a spectacular Himalayan sunrise and views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse (the 4th highest peak in the world), and the beautiful Ama Dablam. On the way down, we can visit the Sherpa Museum that houses an exhibit on traditional Sherpa lifestyle and a fabulous photography display by a local Nepalese naturalist. There is the option of walking up to the Everest View Hotel 3,900m to khumjung Hillary village or day hike to Thame. Over night stay Namche in same hotel.
Day 05: Trekking Namche Bazzar - Tengboche (3865m).
From Namche, the trail continues on to the side of the valley, high above the Dudh Kosi through few villages and numerous tea shops. We descend steeply before we cross over the river at Phunki Tenga. The village is an ideal stopover for lunch where we can rest before making the steep climb to Tengboche. Although the hike up the zigzag path is tiring, it presents us with many beautiful sights of rhododendron bushes with beautiful birds and superb mountain scenery. On most treks we see Himalayan Thar, Danphe (the National Bird of Nepal) and Musk Deer along the trail. Tengboche is famous for its legendary monastery; the largest in the Khumbu. We spend the night next to the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual center of the Khumbu region. It takes 6-7 hours to reach there where we spend the night.
Day 06: Trekking Tengboche - Pangboche (3860m).
From Tengboche we continue our walking through the Chukung valley relatively ascent into a lush green forest, fillde with rhododendron around 2 kilometers to the bridge across the Imja Khola (river)all the way to the village of Pangboche. Pangboche has the oldest monastery in the region and a yeti hand. It takes around 5 hours from tengboche to reach Pangboche village.
Day 07: Trekking Pangboche - AmaDablam BC (4650m) - Pangboche(3860m).
From Pangboche we steep descend to the Imja Khola (river) cross the bridge and climb up following the trail and ridgeline up to the Ama Dablam Base Camp. It is around 3.5 hours trek from Pangboche. Base camp is located in an idyllic spot from which the majority of the route is visible. At an altitude of about 4650m, it provides a comfortable escape from the rigors of the climb.Ama Dablam Base camp is one of the most beautiful place in the whole of Khumbu Valley.
Day 08: Trekking Pangboche - Khumjung Village(3790m).
From Pangboche we will descend down through beautiful forest to Dudh Koshi river.As we descend, the air becomes richer, the air temperature warmer and the sounds of raging rivers louder. We’ll stop for lunch beside the Dudh Khosi River before winding our way up towards the picturesque village of Khumjung. We will visit the Khumjung monastery where you can se the so called "Yeti Scalp" and then visit the Khumjung high school built by Sir Edmund Hillary.
Day 09: Trekking Khumjung village - Phakding (2610m).
From Khumjung we descent first to Namche Bazaar and then continue our way back down the valley and descent steeply back to the Dudh Kosi river and continue our way past the national park checkpoint at Monjo. From Monjo we will go through forests of magnolia, giant firs and rhododendrons to Chomoa, the site of an agricultural project. We cross the Dudh Kosi River to its west-bank and continue our way down to Phakding.
Day 10: Trekking Phakding - Lukla.
From Phakding we will have morning breakfast and continue our trek down to LUkla. It is around 3 hours walk down to Lukla passhing through rhododendrons forest.
Day 11: Lukla fly back to Kathmandu (1300m).
Early morning 05:30 for breakfast then check in airport for flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for final Departure.
The Above Cost Includes:
All accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
All Transportation by private Car.
All Trekking arrangement (Guide,Sherpa, and Helpers).
All meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner) in Trekking.
Accommodation in Trekking on Tent or Guest House.
Kathmandu - Lukla-kathmandu domestic flight.
Trekking permit and all entry permits.
Above Cost Doesnot Includes:
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
Personal nature cost,Beverages,Personal insurance and personal tips.
Beverages like coke,fanta,mineral water,Beers and wines.