The Ama Dablam Base Camp and Everest trekking are for those who want to mix up with nature by avoiding the risks associated with high altitude and steep ascents. Acclimatization is necessary nevertheless. However, a good physical strength and physique are sufficient to carry out this trek into the heart of the Everest region.

The Ama Dablam Base Camp and Everest trek, as the name suggests takes us to the Base Camp of the beautiful Ama Dablam Peak. Through the beautiful Khumbu valley, amidst the warm and welcoming Sherpa inhabitants, this trek offers a chance to experience the heritage and culture of the indigenous populations residing in the Everest Region.

Without going into extreme altitudes, one can experience the majestic landscape of the Everest region in all its glory. This moderately difficult trekking itinerary is designed to give you the utmost satisfaction, with adequate acclimatization and perfect walking hours per day so that you can experience the beauty of nature as well as the people residing in Everest region.

To experience the views of lofty snowy mountain peaks and the unique wildlife of Everest, this trek starts off with a small airstrip in Lukla and end in the same place. The highest point and the highlight of the trek are the Ama Dablam Base Camp. There are teahouses along the way but areas requiring tent encampment are too present along the way. All in all, this is an experience not to be missed by people of all age groups. If you are short in time and yet want to explore the majestic beauty of the highest peak in the world, then you are welcome to take part in this adventure.

  1. Day Arrival transfer

    From your respective locations, you will arrive in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu today. Upon being transferred to the hotel, you can either relish the exquisite Nepali cuisine or stroll around the streets of this throbbing city.

  2. Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    The architecturally saturated Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth exploring. Today, we will be visiting the Kathmandu durbar Square in the morning. In the evening, we will be strolling around the majestic beauty of Patan durbar Square, another World Heritage Site standing tall and proud with his perfect architectural mystique.

  3. Day Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2610m)

    Today, we will be boarding one of the best flights around the world after breakfast. The 25-minute flight ends in an airstrip in the beautiful Lukla (2840m). The trek commences today and we will start off from Lukla to reach Phakding (2610m). Approximately 3 hours walk.

  4. Day Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)

    Namche Bazaar (3440m) is rightly called the entry point to the Everest. The Sherpa village offers views of the Everest and Lhotse and is equipped with all kinds of urban requirements like cafes, the internet, and proper lodges. Trekking equipment too can be found here. We reach Namche Bazaar through Jorsale. Approximately 6 hours walk.

  5. Day Acclimatization day In Namche (3440m)

    As we will have reached an altitude of 3000 meters, it is absolutely essential to acclimatize today. For this purpose, we will explore the museum in the national park headquarters. We will also visit the Everest Viewpoint and visit the local market in the afternoon.

  6. Day Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867m)

    Today, we start off and walk through the Khumjung Village, Trashinga Village and then to a small settlement of Phunki. From here, we ascend upwards to reach Tengboche (3867 m), which arguably offers one the finest viewpoints in the Himalayas. After visiting the Tengboche monastery, we spend the night in a lodge in the settlement. Approximately 6 hours of walk.

  7. Day Trek from Tengboche to Pangboche (3860m) & hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4572 m)

    Today, we will be reaching the highest point of the trekking trail and this day is the highlight of the entire trekking duration. We make an excursion to the monastery at Pangboche, which is the oldest in the Khumbu region. The magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and Tengboche are mesmerizing. We leave behind our things in the lodge and head up for the excursion to the Ama DablamBase Camp (4572m). After witnessing the spectacular mountain views from there, we will return back and spend the night in Pangboche. Approximately 7-8 hours walk.

  8. Day Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m)

    Today we will follow the Imja River and then cross it for an uphill climb to Thyangboche. After visiting the Thyangboche monastery, we descend downwards to reach Khumjung (3790m) which offers mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam. Approximately 5 hours walk.

  9. Day Trek from Khumjung to Monzo (2840m)

    We adopt a different route to reach Namche from Kumjung. After witnessing the awesome views from the Everest View Hotel, we continue to Khunde and reach a small pass with views of the spectacular peaks lying ahead of us. We descend downwards to reach Namche and continue down the valley to reach Monzo. Approximately 5 hours of walk.

  10. Day Trek from Monzo to Lukla (2840m)

    Today, we leave behind the spectacles offered by the Sagarmatha National Park and descend along the banks of the Dhudh Koshi. An ascend will bring us to the Lukla plateau by midafternoon. An optional excursion to a small monastery above the river is recommended. Approximately 5 hours of walk.

     

  11. Day Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)

    With the memories of the spectacular trek in mind, it is now time to return back to Kathmandu. Boarding the same adventurous flight of 35 minutes, we reach Kathmandu. We have the entire afternoon to ourselves. You can buy souvenirs for loved ones back home or explore the nightlife of the city.

  12. Day Free day in Kathmandu

    For those interested, optional sightseeing in Kathmandu will be scheduled. The UNESCO World Heritage sites like the pilgrimage site of Pashupatinath Temple and the BoudhanathStupa will be explored today. In the afternoon, we will visit the Bhaktapur durbar Square.

  13. Day Depart transfer

    With hearts heavy for the departure and with memories of the beautiful trek, you will return back to your respective countries, only sure to come back for more.

  • Day Arrival transfer

    Today you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the only international airport in Nepal. A representative will meet you and after welcome, you will be transferred to the hotel. You will have the entire afternoon to yourself today. You can relax in the hotel and relish the exquisite cuisine that Nepal is so famous for. Another option is to stroll around the streets to observe the throbbing nightlife of Kathmandu.

    • No meals included
    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    Today, the day will be spent in sightseeing around the architectural haven of Nepal. Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites. Despite the earthquake that shook the nation on April 2015, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites have managed to maintain all their valor and glory. 

    After breakfast, there will firstly be a briefing about the trek that will start off from the very next day. After this, we will move towards the Kathmandu durbar Square. We will pass along the spice market of Ason. With the old temples and palaces, the Kathmandu durbar Square is an epitome of religious and cultural life of the people of Nepal. The Durbar Square is where the kings of Nepal were solemnized and crowned. The interesting areas worth visiting are the Kalbhairav statue, Basantapur Durbar as well as the Temple pod Kumari. Kumari is the only living goddess in the World.

    After lunch, we will be transferred to Patan Durbar Square, yet another epitome of architectural spectacle. Situated in the center of the Patan City, the Durbar Square is a species of Newari architecture. The major contrary like the Mulchowk, SundariChowk, and Keshav Narayan Chowk houses the interesting architectural spectacles including the likes of the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna as well as the Krishna Mandir. Other attractions include the scenes from the holy books of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m) & trek to Phakding (2610m)

    Today, we will board an early morning flight to Lukla. This flight has been regarded to be one fo the most beautiful and exhilarating flights in Nepal and probably in the world. The approximately 35 minutes of flight offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks like Gauri Shankar, Numbur as well as Melungtse. After meeting the Sherpa crew in Lukla, we will descend downloads to the Phakding (2610m) village.

    If the flight to Lukla is not delayed, there will also be the opportunity to visit the Lukla monastery as well as the Thanka painting School situated alongside it. After lunch in Lukla, we head towards a northwest descending path to Choplung (2700m). following the Dud Koshi Valley, we head towards the village of Ghat and finally end out day in the village of Phakding.

    Adverse weather conditions and other factors can cause cancellation of the flight or delays. The itinerary should be adjusted to suit our needs in such a condition. Approximately 3 hours walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Phakding to Namche (3440m)

    The destination for today’s trek is the village of Namche Bazaar (3440m). After breakfast, we follow alongside the bank of the Dhudh Koshi River and then cross it to reach Monzo. From here, we will enter the Sagarmatha National Park and cross a suspension bridge. Further upwards is the Jorsale Village passing which we will pass along the confluence of BhoteKoshi and Dhudh Koshi. After a steep ascent, we will reach the Sherpa Village of Namche Bazaar. Views of Everest and Lhotse, glistening all along the way, will surely set our moods for the walk. Namche is aptly called the entry point to the Everest. Along with perfect views of mountain peaks, this village offers all facilities including the likes of cafes, internet facilities, good lodges and trekking equipment. Approximately 6 hours walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Acclimatization day In Namche (3440m)

    This day has been scheduled for acclimatization in Namche. As we will have crossed an altitude of over 3000 meters, we need to acclimatize in order to remove the possibility of altitude sickness. For this, we will explore the Namche Village.

    A visit to the museum housed in the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters is rewarding. A display of Sherpa traditional life, as well as the flora and fauna found in the park, adorns the museum. We move further above the army camp to the view point. The perfect snowy peaks of Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse can be seen from here. There is also time to visit the local market of the Namche Bazaar. If you happen to be in the Bazaar on a Saturday, the weekly “haat” or “bazaar” is set there. Daily necessities are sold in abundance in these “haats”. Another option is to visit the Everest View hotel, which offers the exclusive of Everest from close up too. Approximately 3 hours of walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Namche to Tengboche (3867m)

    Today, we will walk through the Khumjung village in the part of the day. Down the valley, we will pass several prayers walks to reach the Namche/ Tengboche trail. After descending towards, we will reach the Trashinga village. A steep descent now brings us to the small settlement of Phunki Tenga. From here, the path ascends upwards through prayer walls and forests to the village of Tengboche.

    Tengboche is arguably one of the finest viewpoints of the mountainous peaks of the Everest region. We will visit the Tengboche monastery. The monastery was damaged by a fire in 1989 but has been rebuilt. A museum is attached to the monastery which was built on 1916. There is also a cultural center and a school which house and educates 30 monks. We will keep our belongings in Tengboche before moving to the Eco Center and monastery. You can also buy tea from the Eco Centre. Approximately 6 hours walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Tengboche to Pangboche (3860m) & hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4572 m)

    Today is the day we will be reaching the highest point and the highlight of the trek, the Ama Dablam Base Camp (4572 m). We start off by the excursion to the monastery situated in Pangboche (3860m). Thegompa situated in Pangboche is the oldest in the Khumbu region. It is about 300 years old. The gompa in Tengboche and Pangboche are both the part of the Red Hat or the Nyingmapa sect. the views from the gompa are nothing short of excellence. With Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse and Taboche to the northwest and north, we move on to check into the lodge. After leaving the belonging behind, we move towards the Ama Dablam Base Camp.

    The Ama Dablam base Camp is situated at an altitude of 4572 m.  From atop the Base Camp, we will be able to take in the magnificence of the Everest region in all its glory. The views of the Nuptse, Lhotse, and the mighty Everest all shine in full glory. With the views in mind, we return back to the lodge to spend the night. Approximately 7-8 hours walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Pangboche to Khumjung (3790m)

    The day starts today by following the Imja River until we come across a bridge. After crossing the bridge, we will follow a gentle uphill track to Thyangboche. After visiting the Thyangboche monastery, we will descend down to the Dudh Koshi River. Quiet mornings will offer the views of the fauna like Himalayan Thar and Musk Deer.

    After crossing the Dhudh Koshi River, we will ascend upwards to the village of Khumjung. Khumjung is also home to awesome views of mountain peaks. Especially the Ama Dablam peak can be seen close by. There is also the time and the opportunity to visit the Hillary School, made in the name of Edmund Hillary. Also present are the local gompa and the “highest bakery in the world”. Approximately 5 hours walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Khumjung to Monzo (2840m)

    To reach Namche today, we will take a different route from Khumjung. We can make an optional excursion to the Everest View Hotel to witness the views of the mighty Everest. We can also continue to Khunde and make a short visit to see the Khunde Hospital. The hospital was built by the Himalayan Trust, which is a charity established by Sir Edmund Hillary for the Sherpa people.

    From Khunde we will ascend upwards to a small pass. The pass offers close-up views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and the Kangtega. We will then descend downwards to the yak breeding farm created by the government. Now, we continue downwards to the small airstrip of Shyangboche (3720m). we leave the airport behind and descend steeply to Namche. After lunch in Namche, we will continue down the Dhudh Koshi valley and end the day upon reaching our lodge in Monzo. Approximately 5 hours of walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Trek from Monzo to Lukla (2840m)

    Today, we will bid farewell to the beautiful SagarNath National Park. Descending downwards along the banks of the roaring and pure Dhudh Koshi, we will ascend upwards to the Lukla Plateau. We will reach Lukla by midafternoon. We can make an optional excursion to a small monastery situated above the Dhudh KoshiRiver near the ghat. We will stay the night in a lodge in Lukla today. Approximately 5 hours of walk.

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)

    It's finally time to bid farewell to the Everest region with a promise to return for more. We will board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu in the morning after breakfast today. You and your luggage will be transferred to the Lukla airport early in the morning. You will walk into the Lukla airport and bid farewell to the views of the peaks like the Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse from up above. After 35 minutes of this spectacular flight, we will reach the domestic airport in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel and will have the entire afternoon to yourself. The throbbing Kathmandu city has an active nightlife that can be experienced today. You can also rest and relax and scroll through the pictures of your adventure of the past days.

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at local teahouse
  • Day Free day in Kathmandu

    For those interested in taking in the architectural beauty of Kathmandu some more, an optional sightseeing tour will be managed.

    Early in the morning, we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. The pagoda houses surround the sacred linga or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple is an aid to have been made prior to 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy waters of Bagmati beside the temple premises.

    After lunch, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Boudhanath can be visited. It is one of the largest Stupas in South Asia. The focal point of Buddhism in Nepal, the white mound is thirty-six meters overhead. This Stupa is situated on the ancient trade route to China where Tibetan merchants offered prayers.

    In the afternoon, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is called the open museum and is a living heritage full of architectural delights. Countless temples and showpiece adorn the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Some include the Lion Gate, the 55 Windows Palace, other Temple as well as the picture Gallery. The figures of Hanuman, Narasingh Narayan, and Bhairav adorn the entire region.

    • Breakfast included
    • Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day Depart transfer

    With the memories of the wonderful adventure in kind, it is finally time to bid goodbye to the culturally, architecturally and topographically diverse country of Nepal. It is sure that you will come back for more whenever possible.

    • Breakfast included

Trip Info

  • Accommodation & meals

    • Pre and post trek three star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.  

    • 04 nights at three star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis

    • 08 nights’ accommodation in the local teahouses on twin sharing basis during the trek

    • Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided during the trek period.

    • Only breakfast will be provided in Kathmandu.

  • What’s included

    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare including airport taxes
    • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
    • One English speaking trek guide & assistant guides depending on the group size
    • English speaking city guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • One porter or pack animals for each two clients
    • Everest National Park fee & TIMS card fee
    • First Aid Kit
    • All Govt. taxes including service charges
  • What’s not included

    • Emergency evacuation fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal Insurance
    • Personal expenses (Alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc)
    • Visa fee
    • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation

    All transfers will be conducted on a private vehicle.

  • Visa & documentation

    A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

    Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. To renew a Visa you can go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

    Your passport must be valid for at least six months and you will need a blank page on your passport for visa.

    Visa Facility   Duration    Fee

    Multiple entry   15 days      US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   30 days      US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

    Multiple entry   90 days      US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Successful trek require proper clothing for ease, comfort & safety. Read along to find the checklist of items which are essential for a typical multi-day trek in Nepal.

     

    Clothing

    • Heavy down jackets  (can be rented in Kathmandu)
    • Lightweight down jackets
    • Hiking boots (well broken in)
    • Woolen socks (a few pairs of different thickness)
    • Slippers
    • Walking sneakers
    • Lightweight trekking pants/trousers
    • Lightweight thermal legging
    • Trekking shorts
    • T-shirts (long sleeve & short sleeve)
    • Under garments
    • Waterproof jacket and trouser/raincoat
    • Sun hat
    • Woolen/fleece hat 
    • Scarf
    • Warm gloves
    • Sweaters
    • Ear warmer

     

    Trekking Gears & Accessories

    • Backpack 
    • Hiking poles
    • Sleeping bag (can be rented in Kathmandu)
    • Sleep liner
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottles 
    • Head lamp with extra batteries
    • Camera and extra batteries and lenses
    • Waist bag
    • Daypack and cover
    • Dry packs (essential for keeping your valuables dry)
    • Water purification (pump, tablets or steripen)
    • Maps (can be brought in Kathmandu)
    • Reading materials

     

    Personal supplies

    • Sun screen
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Toiletries
    • Wet wipes & tissues
    • Feminine hygeine products
    • Anti-itching cream/powder
    • Medications (don't forget to carry adequate supply of your prescription medicines)
    • Deodrants 
    • Moisturizers 
    • Energy bars

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Are these trips physically demanding?

Everest regions are the primary approach route to the highest peak on earth, Mt. Everest. A land of extremes, Everest is home to varying landscapes, most of it being demanding regarding trekking. While the views of the loftiest peaks all around make trips exciting, it should be noted that one has to keep in mind the adverse effects of Altitude Mountain Sickness. Trips to the Everest Base Camp trek with Gokyo are not recommended for children and old people. To tread the path between the rocky terrains, one must have some prior walking experience and good stamina. Read the physical rating of each trip in order to determine if the trip is meant for you.