• Duration:13 Nights 14 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 4,570m

About Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking

Mount Ama Dablam 6812m is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Khumbu Himalaya of Nepal. Ama Dablam is a towering, dominant and stunning mountain that you will witness during most of your Everest trips in Nepal. Ama Dablam attracts a good number of climbers each year. The Southwest ridge of Ama Dablam is one of the most aesthetic climbing routes in the Himalaya. Trek to the spectacular Ama Dablam Base Camp is one of the most charming hiking and trekking experience in Nepal. The name Ama Dablam means ‘Mothers Necklace’ and the long ridges on each side implies the arms of a mother (Ama) protecting her child. Similarly, the hanging glacier (Dablam) represents the traditional double pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. Ama Dablam was first climbed on 13th March, 1961 by Mike Gill, Barry Bishop, Mike Ward and Wally Romanes via the Southwest Ridge led by Sir Edmund Hillary. For its towering rims and abrupt surfaces, Ama Dablam is also referred as the ‘Matterhorn of the Himalaya’.

Our Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking begins with a scenic mountain flight to Lukla (2860m). As the trail progresses from Lukla, we trek through Dudh Koshi valley to Namche Bazaar, widely known as the ‘Sherpa Capital’ and ‘Gateway to Everest’. Sherpa community inhabits most part of Khumbu region. To cope up with the thin air as we gradually gain altitude, we spend two nights at Namche Bazaar. We can explore this beautiful village in the second day as there’s a lot to do in Namche Bazaar apart from hiking. Hike up to Hotel Everest View for breathtaking views of the Khumbu Himalaya is an excellent option.

Moving onwards, we climb the trail above the Namche to reach Khumjung. Both Khumjung and Khunde have a history of having many legendary Sherpa mountaineers. We follow the offbeat trail leading up to Phortse, another Sherpa village with great mountain climbers. The trail then moves to the beautiful village of Pangboche. Next day we will make a day hike up to the Ama Dablam Base Camp and then return back to Pangboche. Ama Dablam Base Camp rewards us with sublime views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, kantega, Ama Dablam and other snow capped giants.

We return back through the Everest Base Camp Trekking Trail. We hike through the oak and rhododendron forests, eventually reach Tengboche, the largest and sacred monastery in Khumbu region. Classic view of Mount Ama Dablam along with the Everest and Lhotse range will be seen from Tengboche. We retrace our way back to Namche Bazzar and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

The captivating trek to the Ama Dablam Base Camp gives you an opportunity to experience and interact with the local Sherpas and know their way of living, culture, tradition and warm hospitality.

Highlights of Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking

  • Experience the dazzling scenery of Mount Everest and the Khumbu Himalaya
  • Explore Ama Dablam Base Camp; probably the most beautiful base camps in Nepal
  • Trek through the Sherpa villages, experience their culture, lifestyle and warm hospitality
  • Day trips at Namche Bazaar; widely known as the ‘Sherpa Capital’ & ‘Gateway to Everest
  • Hike around the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Khunde
  • Visit Tengboche monastery; one of the biggest and sacred monastery in the Khumbu


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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300 m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be staying before commencing the trip.

  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1300m

We head to the domestic airport for our early morning flight to Lukla. From the twin otter plane, we will enjoy some amazing views of several of the world’s highest mountains including Cho Oyu, 8153m, Lhotse, 8516m, Gauri Shankar, 7145m, Menlungtse, 7181m, and Mount Everest.

At Lukla, our support crew will be waiting to welcome us. After distributing our luggage among the strong Sherpa porters who will so cheerfully carry our burdens for the trip, we set out downhill into the Dudh Koshi (Milk River) Valley. The trails in these parts reflect the large roll Tibetan Buddhism plays in the lives of the Sherpa people. There are many mani stones, which are large stones with Tibetan prayers chiseled into them, all along the trails. You will soon become familiar with the customary way of passing chortens, Mani stones, and prayer wheels in a clockwise direction. We reach Phakding a small village beside the Dudh Koshi River.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
  • Domestic Flight

Today will be one of the hardest days of the trek. So, we take it slowly, giving our bodies a chance to acclimatize and our senses a chance to take in the sights and smells on this trail into the heart of the Khumbu. From Phakding, the trail follows the Dudh Koshi valley north for 2-3 hours to Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. There is a good view of Thamserku, 6608m. We follow the river to the Hilary Bridge, a fantastic suspension bridge that spans the deep chasm over the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi. From here, it is a tough climb to Namche. The trail continues to climb through forests of pine. About half way up there, is a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt. Everest rising majestically from behind the great ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse.

Namche Bazzar is a beautiful village in itself with colorful houses and lodges and prayer flags, and the setting is majestic as it is spread on the steep sides of a horse-shoe shaped valley facing the beautiful Kongde Ri Peak.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We suggest the hike up to Hotel Everest View for spectacular viewpoint where we can see all the way up the Imja Khola Valley to where the glacial moraine begins below the towering Mt Everest, 8848m. We can see Taweche, 6542m, Thamserku, 6808m, Kantega, 6685 m, Ama Dablam, 6856m, Nuptse, 7896m and Lhotse, 8511m. Besides, the great bazaar with a wonderful variety of shops to visit, today gives us a chance to visit the Sherpa Cultural Centre which has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we hike to Syangboche hilltop 3900m to witness the alluring panoramic views of Everest Region as a whole. We then descend to Khumjung. We will reach there by lunchtime. After having a good lunch, we explore the local area. We can visit the Sir Edmund Hillary School, Khumjung Monastery famous for its Yeti Scalp and hike around. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

After having breakfast, we head towards Phortse from Khumjung. Passing through the rhododendron forest with an ascent to Mong La, we will be rewarded with splendid views of Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam, Kongde Peak and other snow capped peaks. We have our lunch at Phortse Tanga and walk uphill through forest to Phortse where we stay overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

An easy walk of approx. 5 hours will lead us to Pangboche village where we will stay for the night. After lunch at Pangboche, we visit the famous Pangboche monastery and if we’re lucky enough, we might be able to get a blessing from the senior Lama.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
  • 5 hrs

Today, we hike to the dazzling Ama Dablam Base Camp, probably the best day of our trek. We leave the classic trail of Everest Base Camp behind and trek on the trodden trail today to reach the base camp of Ama Dablam. Ama Dablam Base Camp rewards you with sublime views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, kantega, Ama Dablam and other snow capped giants. We enjoy our packed lunch and hot drinks taking in the spectacular views and return back to Pangboche.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
  • 4 hrs

Gradually, we retrace our step and hike along the same trail we used on the way up. The trail leads down to a river. After crossing the river, we walk for an hour up through the forest and reach Tengboche. After taking a good break there, we'll walk continuously to Namche. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Boosted by all our new red blood cells, we rush down the footpath toward Sagarmatha National Park gate, in Jorsale. In Lukla, this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your Sherpa guides and porters and a good chance to sample some chhyang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. The staff will be hoping for some precious and well deserved tips.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge
  • 7 hrs

You will take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Domestic Flight

After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Four nights (bed and breakfast and tax included)  on Twin sharing 
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 9 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder). 
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis. 
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's Tshirt 
  • Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Excess baggage charge(s) (Domestic Flights).
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes 

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.


start date18 May, 2022end date31 May, 2022Available$1400

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Ama Dablam Base Camp is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Best Season for the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking:

The best seasons for the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking are from September to November and from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views. The summer months from June to August are also beautiful, but the trek can be affected by the monsoon rains.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trekking:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to ‘god’, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!  

Meals on the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking:

Three meals a day are included during your Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.

Drinking Water on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking:

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Fitness/Health on the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking:

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize. 

Local Customs You Should Know during Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking:

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.

Travel Insurance for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking:

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to you go into this remote area.Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability,medical treatment is recommended.The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Flight Delay and Cancellation:

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.

If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting.  In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.

If the guest wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.

In an emergency, or upon request by our clients, a heli-rescue can be organized. The helicopter costs around USD 3500, and can lift 4-5 persons per flight.  

If flight cancellations at the end of your trek delay your return to Kathmandu, you will be responsible for all your expenses during the wait in Lukla.