Ama Dablam Base Camp is a popular trekking destination for trekkers who prefer to be in the Everest Region of eastern Nepal. It is a unique trail leading you to one of the third most popular base camps of Mt. Ama Dablam 4,600 m (15,092 ft).
The trail is filled with colorful flora and fauna along with the mighty Himalayas and the most popular settlement of the Sherpa, the abode of the Himalayas, which is Namche Bazaar.
Ama Dablam literally in the local language means ‘Mothers Necklace’. The mountain has such a lovely shape as if a mother is welcoming her children by spreading her arms. This will be an easy-going trek for those who lack time to be at the Everest Base Camp but prefer to be in the Khumbu Region to explore Mount Everest and the other Himalayas.
The mountain Ama Dablam rises with an altitude of 6,812 m (22,349 ft), making it one of the most viewed mountains while on the Everest trek and also one of the most magnificent mountains with its unique shape. Trekkers in this region will witness Ama Dablam mountain frequently during the trek.
Making it one of the most fascinating mountains since it was scaled on 13th March 1961 by a group of expeditions led by Sir Edmund Hillary. So, Ama Dablam Expedition (25 Days) is possible if you have some climbing experience and good stamina.
The highlight of the trek is not only to be at the Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp, but to spend a night at the base camp itself will be a lifetime experience and the trial is an open site for every traveler to observe the culture along with the natural environment, vegetation, and the Himalayas.
The Sherpa’s’ hospitality, unique custom, and tradition will provide you with a new experience during the trek. Visiting the monastery, spinning the Mani (praying wheel), viewing the fluttering praying flag all the way, crossing the suspension bridges, etc will be the center of attraction.
With the diversity of the region, the trek will start with a cultural tour in the Kathmandu valley, and flying to Lukla will be an exciting one. Throughout the trail, the diversity of vegetation and landscape will astonish you before reaching Namche Bazaar the capital city of the Sherpas, accompanied by modern facilities like ATMs, Banking, Hospitals, Schools, etc.
A day extra for acclimatization in the Namche Bazaar will help you to hike all the way to Everest View Hotel (3,880 m) and visit a museum nearby. With a couple of days' trek, you can reach Pangboche and then hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp.
During the expedition season, you will be able to spend time with the expedition group heading toward Ama Dablam.
Further, descending downhill, you will be at Lukla for your flight back to Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal.
Although the base camp of Ama Dablam is just 4600M, your journey will be towards the highest mountain on earth Mt. Everest. Visiting Ama Dablam Base Camp in 2023-2024 will take you to a lower altitude without fear of altitude sickness and further you can combine the trip towards Everest Base Camp.
Discover Altitude has a specially designed Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek 2023-2024 itinerary with frequent field visits by professional staff, who carry more than a decade-long experience; to make sure the program goes according to the itinerary mentioned below.
If you want to continue Everest Base Camp with combined Ama Dablam Base Camp, the possible best itinerary can be Everest Base Camp and Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek (16 Day)
For the convenience of our client minute detailed itinerary, cost, highlights, pictures, and the map has been provided. As it is an energetic trek in the Himalayas, so the trekkers can visit this trail every season throughout the year. Regarding the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking Cost, it varies on the number of days and people.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Ama Dablam which lies in the Everest region of Nepal is one of the most fascinating mountains in the entire Everest region. The trek and the trail to Ama Dablam Base Camp start after landing at Lukla airport, which is also the same for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Moreover, the Ama Dablam trail is a moderate trek as compared to the Everest Trek, whereas, for the Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers need to go further uphill for 4 days to reach the base camp of Everest.
Till Pangboche, the trail will be easygoing with the majestic views of the Himalayas and the surrounding hills and valleys of the Khumbu region, without any altitude worries.
Of course, trekking into the Himalayas includes ascending and descending all the way but in the context of the Ama Dablam trek, you will be following a smooth going well-maintained trail through the forest into the Himalayas.
This will be with an extra day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar before reaching Pangboche, which will help trekkers to cope with the surrounding environment of the Himalayas.
Further, Pangboche is just 3,930 meters and is also the last overnight camp before heading to Ama Dablam Base Camp. Trekkers need to hike from Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600 m), this is a short 3-hour hike and a tea house awaits you.
All these make Ama Dablam trek an easy-going trail for all age groups and for a layman trekker as well.
Best Time to Trek Ama Dablam Base Camp
Ama Dablam Trek is a lower altitude trail as compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek (15 Days), so trekkers can trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp throughout the year.
The main trouble in the high Himalayas trek comes mainly during the winter when thick snow covers the trail but trekking to Ama Dablam is possible even during the winter season.
For the magnificent views, floral and fauna, and clear blue sky with the spotless Himalayas we recommended trekkers choose January-April and August-December for Ama Dablam Trek.
This time of the year will be a clear blue sky and higher visibility rate and no precipitation, and even in winter which is December and January, you will experience lesser snowfall due to lower altitude.
As the month of May-July is Monsoon season in Nepal, in Namche Bazaar (7 Day) trekkers will experience some rainfall, which makes the trail slippery. Further, the view of the Himalayas will not be clear due to clouds.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Route
Ama Dablam Trek Route is the same as the Everest Base Camp, as both lie in the Khumbu/Everest region of Nepal. Trekkers will need to take a stunning domestic flight to Lukla and further hike all the way to Ama Dablam Base Camp.
If you have a reserved day, you can spend a day extra at the tea house in Ama Dablam Base Camp itself, and if you are worried about the altitude you can spend the last night at Pangboche and hike 3-hours as a day tour to explore Ama Dablam Base Camp.
From Pengboche, the Everest trail passes further uphill for 4 days to reach Everest Base Camp, if you want to join the Everest trek.
The trail to Ama Dablam passes after landing at Lukla airport, this will take you to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar will also be your acclimatization place, spending two nights in Namche you will hike through Pangboche before reaching Ama Dablam Base Camp.
Further, through the same trekking route which you followed all the way uphill, you descend back to Lukla on the 2nd day, before taking a flight back to Kathmandu.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Altitude
The altitude of Ama Dablam Base Camp is lower as compared to other base camp treks of the Everest region. Starting the trail from Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region, one can hike all the way to the base camp of Ama Dablam in a relaxing way.
Ama Dablam Base Camp is a moderate trek taking you to the highest altitude of 4,600m from Lukla which is 2,840m just a three days trek. This depends upon the stamina and physical level of trekkers.
Trekkers, after taking their flight from Kathmandu airport (1,350 m), land at Lukla airport (2,840 m) just in 30-minute time and hike continues to Phakding (2610M) for the first overnight in a lodge.
Acclimatizing self, the hike continues to enter Sagarmatha National Conservation Area and to Namche Bazaar(3,440 m) on the second day. Namche Bazaar is a popular well-organized town and center for trade in the entire Everest region. However, some trekkers prefer spending a night extra at Namche for acclimatization before heading towards a higher altitude.
From Namche, your journey ascends towards Pangbuche (3,930 m), this hike will be through the real Himalayas. Pangbuche is a popular destination to spend a night for trekkers who prefer to hike towards Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp.
If you hike all the way to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,600 m) you can spend a fabulous night under the sky with a twinkling star. Or having an extra full day to observe Mt. Ama Dablam will be a great achievement. There are tea houses open throughout the year at the Ama Dablam Base Camp itself.
Finally, the trek will descend all the way to Namche Bazaar (3,340 m) for an overnight stay and finally to Lukla (2,840 m), for the last night to spend in the Himalayas before you take the very next day's early flight to Kathmandu.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek food and Accommodation
Trekking to Ama Dablam Base Camp is a moderate trip leading you to the highest altitude of 4,600m at the base of Mt. Ama Dablam 6,812m. Throughout the trek, trekkers will be staying in a tea house/ lodge.
Tea house/Lodge are popular overnight camps while trekking into the Himalayas of Nepal. Those are tourist standard rooms with two single beds, mattresses, bedsheets, pillows, blankets, and tea tables. The toilet and bathroom are normally not attached inside the room.
Some lodges will have attached toilets but normally at a lower altitude. However, lodges will have a bathroom on every floor and have to be used as a common bathroom. Apart from this, there will be a toilet and bathroom outside the hotel building, with the compound.
Foods are standard dishes cooked by professionals. Trekkers will have a menu to choose from their required items which vary from Nepali cuisine, Chinese, continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Food is always fresh and they cook after the trekkers' choice. So, this might take a bit longer.
Thus, dinner is ordered almost 2-3 hours prior to the time and breakfast before bedtime, and lunch during the trekking. So be prepared to wait at least 20 minutes after your order for lunch. This is applicable to those cuisines which take time to cook.
What to Expect
Low Altitude Moderate Trek
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek into the Everest region leading you to the highest point of 4,600 meters at the base of Mount Ama Dablam (6812 Meters) itself, for the overnight stay in a comfortable tea house.
However, if you are worried about such an altitude to stay, the other option will be to stay at Pangbuche 3,930 meters and the next day start your day hike tour to Ama Dablam Base Camp for just 3 hours hike and explore around the base camp of Mt. Ama Dablam and have your lunch and descend towards Pangbuche for the night stay.
In addition to this, you will be able to explore the highest mountain Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Cho Oyu, and many more.
Extend towards other trails of the Everest Region
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek will provide you with multiple options, this includes an extended trek to other areas of the Everest region.
If you have a sufficient number of days, you can extend your trek towards Gokyo Ri and Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp, and also the popular Three Pass Trek, and climbing some peaks will be more adventurous to do.
Highly Experienced Guide
Discover Altitude Treks always believe in the success of our clients because we know how important is a trip for each individual. To make sure you are with the right agency, we are determined to provide highly experienced and government-registered trekking and climbing guides.
Our guides are well trained about the trail, the Himalayas, and also high-altitude medical illness. Their expertise is highly applauded by the trekkers and helps trekkers in reaching their destination in a more comfortable way.
Best Accommodation Provided
In this Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, we provide the best tea house/ lodge available in the mountain and make sure the rooms are with attached toilets as far as possible.
Our long relationship with the local tea house operators helps to arrange those stays. During the trekking season finding a room to stay in is also a far cry. Our contacts help in booking those required rooms prior to the trek.
This help trekkers to hike at their nominal pace without being worried about the tea house or lodges.
Full Board Meals during the Trek
During this Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, you will be provided with Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) along with a cup of Tea/Coffee during daybreak and Seasonal Fruits of the Himalayas.
Apart, from the accommodation you can enjoy your trek in a comfortable way. This will help you to get rid of carrying extra amounts for your meals.
However, if you want us to arrange the trip in your own way without food, we can arrange accordingly.
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