Amadablam Base Camp Trekking takes you to the mystical Himalayan region of the Nepal that offers a great trekking adventure while enticing you with views of exotic snow capped mountains. Ama Dablam is yet another great peak of Nepal measuring 6812m. Amadablam has its own traditional meaning the ‘Mother’s Necklace’; the long ridges on the each sides resembles a protecting Mother (Ama) and the hanging glacier resembles Necklace (Dablam). Ama Dablam is a dominating peak during the Everest region trekking.
Amadablam Base Camp Trekking is one of the famous trekking trails among many other trekking trails in Nepal. This trek provides ample opportunity to discover the traditional villages, culture, tradition and lifestyle of people living in the Khumbu region. Hiking to the Trekking to Ama Dablam Base Camp is the main purpose of this trip.
Our trip begins with a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu where we will be visiting many historical, cultural and spiritual monuments of the capital and its vicinity. Next day we will board a scenic flight to Lukla enjoying the beautiful Himalayan range. Our trekking expedition actually begins from Lukla; a gateway to the Everest region trek. We trek all the way through the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park (UNESCO world heritage site) filled with pine trees, Rhododendron flower, Juniper etc.
A day’s acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (a trade junction for local traders and expeditors in the region) would be a great idea in order to acclimatize to higher altitude. We trek further to the scenic villages of Khunde (3500m) and Khumjung where you will have the opportunity to interact with legendary Sherpa people while learning more about their tradition and culture. The following days trekking brings us to Tengboche (3930m) that holds a famous monastery of the region; Tengboche Monastery.
We pay our visit to the monastery and enjoy some rituals out there. The views of Himalayas are simply breathtaking from Tengboche. From Tengboche we ascend to Pangboche (4100M) and then hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4500m). The view of Ama Dablam from its base camp is simply superb. Breakfree Adventures makes your adventure trekking to Ama Dablam Base Camp more exciting and vibrant with its ideal trek plan and well designed itinerary.
Highlights of Amadablam Base Camp Trekking
- Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Magnificent flight to Lukla from Kathmandu (Enjoy the view of Himalayan range from the flight)
- Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas (esp. Sherpa)
- Trekking in Sagarmatha National Park (Listed in UNESCO world heritage natural site)
- Discover numerous Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments.
- Variety of floras and faunas to witness
- Explore the Sherpa Museum in Namche Bazaar, a busy Sherpa settlement at the altitude of 3440m
- Discover rich Buddhist and Tibetan culture and traditions
- Visit to Sir Edmund Hillary memorials (Sir Edmund Hillary School in Khumjung and Sir Edmund Hillary Hospital in Khunde Valley)
- Eye-popping view of world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8848m) along with Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho oyu (8201m), Mt. Thamserku (6623m), Mt. Nuptse (7816m) etc.
- The largest glacier in the world; Ngozumba Glacier
- Hike to Ama Damlam Base Camp.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2840m) – Phakding (2652m) [40 minutes flight, 3-4 hours of trek]
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3440m) [5 – 6 hrs of trek]
Day 05: Namche Bazaar, Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Pangboche (3930m) [7 hours]
Day 07: Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m) and back to Pangboche
Day 08: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
Day 09: Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 10: Lukla to Kathmandu [40 minutes flight]
Day 11: Transfer to airport for your onward destination
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport you will be greeted by one of our representatives who would be waiting for you at the arrival gate holding Breakfree Adventures display board. You will be then transferred to the hotel. After check in you can either take rest or hang around the city as per your convenience. We may organize a welcome dinner in one of the fine traditional Nepali restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program with a fine meal. Overnight at the hotel.
Today after breakfast we will organize a guided city tour to several historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. We will visit the world heritage sites like historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. Later we will have a pre-trip discussion with our trek leader and crew members. A team of Breakfree Adventure will brief you on your trek plan and itinerary and also answer your queries regarding our adventure. Overnight we at the hotel.
Today is the first day of your trek expedition. After early breakfast you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of the airport to catch an early morning flight to Lukla (2800m), a gateway of our trek. The forty minutes of scenic flight over the beautiful Himalayas lands us in Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. This is considered to be one of the most beautiful air routes in the world. Upon arrival at Lukla, we will meet our other crew member and start trekking through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. Overnight at the guest house.
Today after breakfast in Phakding, we will set off for Namche Bazaar. Our walk today is going to be rather a pleasant one with few climb ups and climb downs with numerous crossings over the Dudh Koshi River. The magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6608m) from Benkar village is really awesome. After crossing few bridges we reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo which is habitat for varieties of floras and faunas found in the Himalayan region. Our trekking permits are checked by the authorities for the record purpose. A descend and steady walk from Monjo brings us to Jorsale and further walking we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. As we climb up hill towards Namche Bazaar, we can see the emerging sight of Kwangde peak along with its neighboring peaks like Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Tawache along with other Himalayas. A short halt at Chautra for the scenic view and photograph would a great idea. Finally we reach our destination for the day; Namche Bazaar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight we stay at a guest house in Namche.
We have set this day for acclimatization. A few hours of walk is recommended by health experts even during the rest day so we will be discovering Namche Bazaar and its vicinity. Today we will either spend the day hiking to Thame or Visiting Khunde or exploring Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazaar is a junction for many trekkers and climbers in the region. It is also a trading junction for many local and Tibetan traders. A special market draws attention of tourists during every Friday evening and Saturdays. Namche bazaar is a hub of many restaurants, pubs, hotels, bakery, café along with many government offices. A few hours of walk would be really helpful for acclimatization. Our guide will lead the way to guide you through the Tourist Visitor Center near headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe the collection if things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and traditions and more about the lifestyle of people living in the Himalayas. You will also be pleased to learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. Namche Bazaar is simply a great place to hang around. Overnight we stay at the guest house.
Today we will have a long walk from Namche Bazaar to Pangboche. We start early in the morning and take the trail that leads us to magnificent village of Tengboche enjoying the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam and close-up view of Mt. Thamserku. Our journey today would rather be an exciting one for it offers magnificent view of the Himalayas and the Himalayan range throughout our expedition. On the way, we can spot wildlife musk deer, a herd of Himalayan Thar and multicolored pheasants. The trail via Kayangjuma eventually reaches Sansa, which is the major trail junction to Gokyo valley and Everest Base Camp. We walk further through the beautiful pine forest crossing prayer flags festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi river to reach Phunki Thenga. After few minutes of halt for lunch we climb through the forests for few more hours to reach Tengboche. Tengboche is a great place for close up views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Nuptse. The biggest Buddhist Monastery of the Khumbu region “Tengboche Monastery or Gompa” is the central attraction of Tengboche. We pay our visit to the monastery and continue our expedition to reach Pangboche. From Tengboche the trail drops all the way down to Debuche, crosses another suspension bridge on the Imja Khola and Climbs to Pangboche village. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Pangboche.
Today we gear up to hike all the way to Ama Dablam Base Camp. We will hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp following the regular trail enjoying the scenic views of the mountainous region. As we trek further Ama Dablam appears closer and becomes vividly stunning. Upon reaching the Ama Dablam Base camp we get to see its stunning peaks along with its hanging glacier. The view it offers is simply mesmerizing. We can also see many colorful tents used by the climbers in the base camp. We spend some time hanging around in the base camp and capturing the scenic beauty on our cameras. We will later descend down to Pangboche for the overnight stay.
We would be trekking down to Namche Bazaar today. We follow the trail through the hillside filled with Rhododendron, Pine and Juniper trees. The trail offers superb view blended with natural vegetation and the high Himalayas. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi river, the trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge further descending through the pine forest eventually reaching Sansa. We may also get chance to see the wild lives of the region such as mountain goats, snow leopards, pheasants etc. while travelling via forest. Trekking further we pass through a Chorten and reach army camp of Namche Bazaar. Upon reaching at Namche we may choose to hang around and take beautiful pictures of Mt. Lhotse, peak of Mt. Everest and Tengboche from this juncture. Overnight, we stay at a guest house.
We will be wrapping up our trekking expedition today walking all the way to Lukla following the lower altitude trail in the Everest region. We walk passing various Sherpa settlements enjoying the dense forest area covered by beautiful rhododendron and pine trees. We will also see many monasteries that resemble unique Buddhist culture and tradition. Upon arrival at Lukla we have a relaxing time at the hotel and make preparation to fly back to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight, we stay at a guesthouse in Lukla.
We will wave our final goodbye to the beautiful mountains today. The flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for the morning because the windy afternoon may cause difficulties flying the aircraft. The early morning scenic flight over the Himalayas drops us at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport from where you will be escorted to the hotel. Today we have the whole day to relax at the hotel or hang around in the city for buying gifts to your near and dear ones. You will be joining a special farewell dinner in a cozy traditional Nepali restaurant hosted by Breakfree Adventure and its team. Overnight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree adventure to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful trekking adventure. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!