Would you like to visit the Himalaya but have a maximum of two weeks holiday time? Plan Holidays designed this Trip for those who would like to see Everest. The Everest region is understandably one of the worlds most popular and spectacular hiking destinations. Everest Amdablam Base Camp Trek begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to the 9,000-foot airstrip at the mountain village of Lukla.We then follow the traditional expedition route to the Sherpa capital of the Khumbu, the village of Namche Bazaar and onwards, alongside the raging Imja Khola River to the high valley below mount Everest. This trek weaves through the famous Buddhist villages and monasteries of the Sherpa people while affording unparalleled views of some of the world highest peaks. The highlights of this trip are the days spent trekking above Namche Bazaar& Dingboch. The ultimate aim of this trail is to reach the Base Camp of the Majestic Ama Dablam. The highest point of the trek is Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570m) a wonderful grassy expanse below one of the world most iconic mountain profiles. Ama Dablam base camp trekking tail is follow the same trail for Everest base camp (5364m) and Kala Patthar (5545m) until Pangboche (3930m) either though Tengboche monastery or Phortse village but after Pangboche just day hiking trip to Ama Dablam base camp.
Climbing this mountain is very technical. During this trek we want to give you an opportunity to observe it up close. Plan Holidays offers you unforgettable view of the Himalayan range of Khumbu region including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse Shar and other peaks on this Trip. Ama Dablam Base Camp trek is designed for adventure lovers and the scenery of the base camp itself will be a fascinating memory. This trek is also an opportunity to know about Sherpa life style, culture and religion in Khmbu valley.
Trip Highlights of Everest Amdablam Base Camp Trek:
- Duration:17 Days
- Type of Trek:Teahouse
- Minimum Pax:1 +
- Mode of travel:Airplane (local airlines)
- Season:Oct-Dec, Mar-May
|Day 02:||Fly Lukla-Trek Phakding|
|Day 03:||Namche Bazzar|
|Day 04:||Namche Bazzar|
|Day 05:||Namche Bazzar-Tengbouche|
|Day 09:||Everest Base Camp -Gorakshep|
|Day 10:||Kala Pattar back Thukla|
|Day 12:||Pangboche-Ama Dablam Base Camp- Pangboche|
|Day 13:||Pangboche-Namche Bazzar|
|Day 14:||Namche Bazzar-Phakding|
|Day 16:||Fly Kathmandu|
Day 01: Kathmandu
Meeting at airport upon arrival by Plan Holidays Personnel. We will pick up from airport and then escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. During the driving of half an hour, enjoy the heart-stopping views along the Kathmandu city. After arrival at your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the local area, overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Fly Lukla-Trek Phakding
Wake up earlier around 5.30am. After breakfast, we will take 20-25 minutes to the Domestic airport and take a scenic flight which take a 45min to Lukla, gateway to the Everest region flying over the Langtang and Jugal ranges that surround the Kathmandu basin and the Rolwaling Himal, Mahabharat Range mountains & Himalayan Range mountains. Himalayas that are seen on board are: Numbur, Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Shishapangma , Phurbi Ghyachu, Amadabam could be seen . Lukla is most important place & gateway to Everest Expeditions & Everest Trekking .For people who does not have longer holidays they save 1 week by taking flight to Lukla from Kathmandu, instead of taking the trekking route from Jiri. It is situated at 2860m (9383ft), having a airstrip, it has changed its face, becoming a town over the last few years time due to the influx of Trekkers. Lukla Airport, named as Tenzing -Hillary Airport in 2008, is very popular as it is start point to Mount Everest.The runway of airstrip is 460m by 20m (1510 by 66 ft)with 12% gradient. The elevation of airport is 2800m (9200ft). You will meet porters & Sherpas waiting for you at the airport. You will be greeted with smiles. Depending upon your flight arrival time, we will plan your meals. if you arrived in time & weather favored you, you will be arrived in Lukla around 9-10 o’clock in the morning. Sometimes it may take longer, & flight could be delayed too.You will be transferred to a lodge nearby about 5-10 min walk.You will have tea/coffee. Guide will brief about the plan of the day. Your luggage would be sorted out & divided to porters. You will have to separate your things for your day pack. Your luggage would be with the porters, they will carry your luggage & it will be available to you in the evening, at the lodge where you will overnight. You will set out from Lukla, for Phakding Gradual downs -1 hours walk through jungle. Then arrive at Chaurikharka Village, a Sherpa village. In clear day you can see Numbur Himal from here. You will pass Chorten, Mani Wall ( prayers inscribed on the stone ). After an hour Short ups & Short downs walk you will arrive at THADO KOSHI River. Cross suspension bridge, then walk to GHAT village. Ghat villages you will see Mani walls, Terraces field & many chortens around this villages.
From THADO KOSHI river where you can have splendid view of Kusum Kangaru (6370m). after 1 and half hours walk from Ghat village You will reach at Phakding village. Our lodge has been arranged by our staff. Check in the lodge. Enjoy the dinner.
Day 03: Phakding-Namche Bazzar
After breakfast your trek continues from Phakding. While crossing the suspension bridge over DudhKoshi river,the trail is pleasant with a few short uphill & then downhill, crossing the view with magnificent peak of Thamserku(6608m). You will cross long suspension bridge again near Benkar village, after half an hour walk you arrive at Manjo. After few minutes walk, you will arrive the sagarmatha National Park check point. After check point, you have short descent to Jaorsale Village, It is the last village where you can still shop at until Namche. From here trail goes steep upward, there would be no shops found other places on the route until Namche. You will continue trek by the river until the last bridge over the Imitate river is reached .From here the road goes up winding uphill all the way until Namchebazzar. As you climb higher you will have view of Kwangde Peak, Kusum Kangaru & there are also views of Mt Everest Nutse, Lhotse & Tawache peak. All the view is possible until Thop Danda.There will be still 1 -2 hours walk before arriving famous Namche, the sherpa capital village. Namchebazaar is a economic hub of sherpas, trekkers & local vendors.Traditionally the Namche village used to be trading post with locals bartering yak cheese & butter for agricutural goods grown at lower altitude. It is the places where trekkers stop over for at least two overnights for acclimatization There are many lodges, restaurants, Shops & internet cafes. On Saturday morning there is open market where Chinese daily household goods & clothing are main article of the market. Overnight at Lodge.
Day04: Namche Bazaar
This day can be spent relaxing at lodge, exploring the tiny shops in the bazaar and the local museum with exhibits of the flora, fauna, and history of the Everest region. We recommend you to take walk up to Everest view Hotel. You will have spectacular view of Everest, Lhotse & Amadablam. You can also participate in an optional hike to some of the Sherpa villages of Khumjung, which will take 2 hours to reach then after short walk you reach Khunde village, then get back to Namche. Overnight at Lodge
Day 05: Namche Bazzar-Tengbouche
Namche to Tengboche distance is 19km (12 miles). You will trek today about 6 hours. After breakfast around 8 am, start the trek, Pleasant Trail -2 hours to Kenjuma. then Steep down 1 hour to Lausasa village. What to see in Lausasa? you can see Mani walls, Pine Forest, Conifer trees & Rhododendron Trees. Cross suspension bridge at Phungetaga, have lunch. Trek Steep up 2 hours to Tengboche. Tengboche Village located at an altitude of 3867m (12,690ft). It has a largest Gompa of the Khumbu Region. Tengboche is situated on a hill at the confluence of Dudhkoshi river & Imja Khola river. You can see the views of Everest, Nustse, Lhotse, Thamserku & Amadablam from Tengboche. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Tengbouche-Dingboche (4,530 m ,14,800 ft)
Distance Tengboche to Dingboche is 9.5km ( 5 miles), 4-5 hours walk 15minutes walk through Short down to Dibuche village. then 1 hour gradual up to Pangboche. From Pangboche to Samare( 1hour), lunch at Samare. then gradual up 2 hours to Dingboche. The early part of the day is spent walking through lush rhododendron and pine forests. We eventually emerge above the tree line and continue for the rest of the day up the glacial valley until we reach Dingboche at (4252m). En route we see some of the area most beautifully carved mani (prayer) stones. Dingboche village is situated at an altitude of 4530m ( 14,800 ft) in Chhukhung Valley. Among trekkers. It is a popular place where they spent two nights for acclimatizing purpose. It is dependent on tourism. There are internet facilities available here. The long stone wall is seen in Dingboche, which covers all valley of Imja river .
Day 07: Dingboche (NAGARTSANGpeak 5400m)
Today we will spend day for adapting altitude. We climb to Nagartsang Peak at 5400m. The ascent & descent would take about 3-4 hours time. You have the great views of the Lhotse, Tawache, Amadablam, Chalotse & Makalu. Dinner & overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Dingboche- Lobuche
Generally it takes following hours time, Dingboche-Yakkharka -1 hour -Gradual up,Tugla -1 Hour-Gradual up Tugla -Steep up 1-1/2 hour, after 25 minutes you reach Memorial -Chorten in the memory of Everest climbers who died during expeditions & Gradual up -1-1/2 to Lobuche. The trail from Dingboche starts , after 25 minutes you reach a chorten . While climbing the Pheriche valley you will see the giant looking Tabuche peak to name, but there are many glacial peaks. It is a short but steep climb up to Lobuche (4930m), which is really just a few huts at the foot of giant Lobuche peak. Again the views are spectacular and the sunset on Nuptse, towering directly ahead of Lobuche is especially impressive.5 hours trek to Lobuche; Generally it takes following hours time, Dingboche-Yakkharka -1 hour Gradual up, Tugla -1 Hour Gradual up Tugla Steep up 1- 1/2 hour, Memorial -Chorten in the memory of Everest climbers who died during expeditions & Gradual up -1-1/2 to Lobuche which is especially impressive. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09: Lobuche -Everest Base Camp Gorakshep
In this day we Continuing along the main trail to along the Khumbu Glacier and up to Everest Base Camp at 5380m, the closest you can get to Mt.Everest without mountaineering equipment. There will likely be a team there about to attempt the summit. The view of the Khumbu Icefall from Base Camp is spectacular. But the view of the Everest itself is not as spectacular as from Kala Pattar. This is a short distance but somewhat challenging at the present altitude. From here we can follow in the footsteps of the late, great Sir Edmund Hillary and trek up to Everest Base Camp, where he and Tenzig Norgay began their immense, record-breaking expedition to reach the highest peak on Earth! Take in the atmosphere and witness the expedition life of those present day mountaineers attempting to reach the summit. This will be one of the most difficult yet rewarding days of the trek. Most of this day is spent climbing Mt. Kala Pattar, a small peak (by Himalayan standards) at 5545m. The ascent is demanding but the climber gets the most magnificent mountain panorama possible: Everest, the highest point on the planet at 8848m, towers directly ahead and on all sides loom the other giants, Nuptse, Pumori, Chagatse, Lhotse and countless others. If possible we can stay and watch the awe-inspiring sunset on Everest and its neighbors. We make a quick descent to Gorak Shep, a tiny hamlet 5170m. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Gorakshep-Kala Pattar back Thukla
Today, we climb Kala Pattar for arguably the most magnificent mountain vista in the world – the west and south face of Everest, so close you can even see the incredible climbing route from base to summit. The teahouse at Dughla/Thukla is a good spot to have lunch. At the top of this climb there are many stone caves, built as memorials to the many Sherpas who have died while climbing Mt Everest. The path then climbs gently along the glacier, to eventually reach the cluster of houses at Lobuche. After then return back to Thukla. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Thukla-Pangboche
Early in the morning, we take a slightly different route down to Upper Pangboche. Here is the oldest monastery in the region, which once contained what was said to be the scalp and bones of a Yeti, or abominable snowman! Overnight at Lodge.
Day 12: Pangboche-Ama Dablam Base Camp- Pangboche
Today,from pangboche at the beginning the trail descends and cross the river then steep climb up to cholungche Kharka. Then after the trail gradually climb up to the Ama dablam base camp (4600m). Ama Dablam is one of the most loved and admired mountain in Khumbu. After crossing the Imja Drangka river, followed by a gradual ascent until Lhabarma you are suddenly standing right in front the mountain ridge. The fact that one can walk right to its foothill and absorb the aura of the mountain is real gift of Mother Nature. Those who wish to go further till the advanced base camp, your guide will more than happy to comply with your wishes. Return to pangboche. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Pangboche-Namche Bazzar
Today,after breakfast, from pangboche the trail descends past some magnificently carved mani stones to the Imja Khola, which we cross via a steel suspension bridge high above the river at a spot where it rushes through a narrow cleft then to Debache and a short steep climb to Tengboche through a forest of birches conifers and rhododendrons. Finally you reach at Tengboche(3867m). You may enjoy the magnificent view of the Mt. Everest including other Himalayas from Tengboche. Tengboche monastery is one of the beautiful monasteries in solu khumbu area as well as the religious center of the whole Sherpa land entire solu khumbu area. Shortly before reaching Namche, the trek takes us through a pine forest, where musk deer often graze in the early morning. Arriving in town, we may see lowland porters, highland Sherpas, and Tibetan people and finally you reach at Namche bazaar. Explore the local museum with exhibits of the flora, fauna, and history of the Everest region. Spend the evening relaxing or perhaps sampling the local nightlife and enjoying.
Overnight at Lodge.
Day 14: Namche Bazzar-Phakding
After, trek along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. After re-crossing the suspension bridge you reach at Phakding (2610m). Overnight at Lodge.
Day 15: Phakding-Lukla
Today, the trail follows a short descends continue level walk for a while then short steep climb up passes several Buddhist setups at Ghat village. Aftermath short steep climb up to Thado kosi and a bit descends re-cross the small bridge then climb up a short distance after that finally you re-crosses last long suspension bridge of your trek. The trail after the long suspension bridge follows the up wards route as far as Chablung, then turns off towards Lukla. The broad trail at Chablung leading uphill to the left hand side climbs steadily past a few (bhattis) local inn and houses. From there the trail follows through scrub forest above the school and houses of Chaurikharka village then final climb up of your trek about half and hour reach lukla Tamang tole where a new settlement with houses and Bhatt is then short distance walk to approach to Hotel close by Lukla airport. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 16: Fly Kathmandu
An early morning flight takes us back to Kathmandu, and gives us a last view of the mountains we have just spent a time for exploring. We can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 17: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey or to your next favored destination.
In kathmandu Twin sharing basis with breakfast.
All transfers from and to airport.
Flight from Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu with domestic airport tax.
An experienced English speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage
(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
15 Nights in lodge accommodation during trekking,
3 meals a day ( Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner ) during trekking
Plan holidays duffle bag for trekking
Sleeping bag for trekking, a used one (return after completion of trekking)
Trekking permit and paper work
Trekking information management system fees (TIMS Card)
Everest National Park Entrance fee
All government taxes
First aid kit
Price does not include:
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
Personal travel health insurance,
Drinks and tip,
Extra expenses due to inclement weather,
Flight cancellation or any unforeseen events beyond human control