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Amadablam Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts

Duration

Duration 10 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Amadablam base camp trek starts with magnificent view after a short fly to Lukla. We trek to the Sherpa settlement of Namche bazzar through the dudh koshi valley. Hiking through lovely forest to the world well known and secred monastery of Tyangboche is rewarded with the stunning views of Everest soaring behind Lhoste, Nuptse, Kangtega, tawache and Amadablam making a panoramic Himalayan vista. We ascend to the Amadablam base camp via Pangboche. You will visit the traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung shows you the Sherpa life style and yeti skull in a old monastery before you fly back to Kathmandu.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Amadablam Base Camp
  • Enjoy the trek across the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Visit the various Sherpa villages like Namche, Khumjung and Tengboche
  • Relish the panorama of Everest Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m)

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Lukla - Trek to Phakding

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

7km Uphill hike
(Avg. 3 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Phakding

Altitude

(2800m.)
(2600m./8580ft.)

Amadablam Base Camp Trekking begins at Kathmandu. The day begins rather early as you pack your bags and drive to Tribhuvan International Airport. Embark on a domestic flight to Lukla. The scenic half-hour long flight takes you over the pristine forested hills and deep ravines towards Lukla. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy your breakfast and then embark on the first day of the trek. Enjoy a scenic trek along the pristine Dudh Koshi River to Phakding village.

Day 2

Trek to Namche bazzar

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Avg. 5 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Namche Bazaar

Altitude

(3440 m.11352ft.)

Leaving Phakding, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Dudh Koshi River towards Monjo village. You’ll walk past few scenic waterfalls en route. At Monjo, you’ll get the permit for Sagarmatha National park. The trail continues through Jorsalle and crosses few suspension bridges en route to Namche Bazaar. Namche is the largest village in the entire Everest Region. Enjoy the majestic sight of Kongde Ri range from Namche Bazaar.

Day 3

Acclimatization day /Explore around

Today is a rest day, and you can undertake a scenic tour around the village. Later, you can also take a short hike to the Khumjung and Khunde villages. After exploring Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin trekking uphill for an hour to reach Khumjung Monastery. A small Sherpa village of Khumjung is home to Khumjung Monastery, which has preserved the remains of Yeti, an abominable snowman. Walk past the scenic Syangboche Airport towards Khunde village. You can visit the equally beautiful Edmund Hillary School en route to Namche Bazaar.

Day 4

Trek to Tyangboche

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Avg. 5 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Tyangboche

Altitude

(3870m./12771ft.)

Leaving Namche Bazaar, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Dudh Koshi River. A steep hike takes you towards Phunki Tenga village. The trail continues alongside the mesmerizing view of Ama Dablam (6856m) and climbs over 427 meters in altitude. Tengboche village is home to Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Everest Region. The 100-years old monastery celebrates the history of Tibetan-Buddhism. It also hosts the annual festival of Mani Rimdu in October. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 5

Trek to Pangboche

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Uphill hike
(Avg. 3 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Pangboche

Altitude

(4020 m./13266ft.)

It is an easy and shot trek to Pangboche. The trail leads past the tiny village of Devoche, crosses the Imja Khola  and, after passing beautifully carved mani stones and a few chortens, we reach Pangboche. Ama Dablam dominates the skyline. Explore around in the afternoon and stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6

Day Excursion to Amadablam Base camp

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Avg. 8 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Pangboche

Altitude

(4800 m./15840ft.)

After early breakfast, we make our way up the ridge high in a sheltered valley. It means “Mother’s necklace” the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (Ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women. We will need to have pack lunch in the Base camp and walk back to Deboche along the main trail in the afternoon. A lot of up and down on this section, with another crossing of the Imja Khola on a steel suspension bridge. Stay overnight at same lodge

Day 7

Trek to Phortse Tanga

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Uphill hike
(Avg. 4 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Phortse Tanga

Altitude

(3600m./11880ft.)

If sky is clear, Tyangboche monastery and mountains on our way through are outstanding in distance. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse are at the head of the valley, their line of sight flanked by Taweche on one side and Ama Dablam on the other. Almost above our head are Kanngtega and Thamserku. Completing a 360 degree panorama of mountains are Khumblia and Kongde Ri which encircle us from across the valley. It is a comfortable day’s walk, with time to explore these unique and more traditional villages. As we near the villages we pass through terraced fields that are home to a brightly colored pheasant, the Danphe Pheasant, , Thar, the national bird of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 8

Trek to Khumjung

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Downhill hike
(Avg. 5 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Khumjung

Altitude

( 3780m./12474ft.)

Today, We head to Khumjung. This is village where Sir Edmund Hillary built his “Schoolhouse In the Clouds” and the famed Khunde hospital is close by. There will generally be the opportunity for you to visit the hospital and school. We will also be able to visit the monastery at Khumjung where we may have the opportunity to see the “scalp of a yeti”. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 9

Trek to Lukla

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

22km Uphill hike
(Avg. 8 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in
Lukla

Altitude

( 2800m./9240ft.)

Leaving Khumjung, We descend through the forest towards the Dudh Kosi, and continue our return journey crossing and re-crossing the river. It will seem like a long time since we ascended through the villages on our first days of the trek, as we have witnessed many stunning views on our trek into the highest mountain range in the world. Retracing our steps along the valley, we pass through a variety of settlements and forests before a gentle climb to Lukla. We savor our final mountain sunsets of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey. Our last evening of the trek is a good time to have a small party for all the team, especially the porters who will return to their villages from here. There is usually lots of music, dancing and singing. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

35 minutes Flight

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in
Kathmandu

Altitude

(1295./4273ft.)

Catch an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the beautiful mountainous panorama from the flight as you leave Lukla. Before landing at Kathmandu, you can catch a stunning aerial view of the entire city, including a few of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Drive to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you wish Overnight in Kathmandu.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport (Airport – Hotel – Airport )  transfer in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge (Twin share) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trek.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Everest region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (One porter for two persons).
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation etc.
  • Kathmandu/ Lukla/Kathmandu round trip by flight.
  • Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry fee.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • A trekking map, duffel bag, first aid kit box, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, company T-shirt and trekking completion certificate .
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All kind of service charges and government tax .
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, hot water, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested).

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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ESSENTIAL INFO

When to visit

The best time to do Amadablam Base Camp Trekking is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, you will be able to see the beauty of the surrounding in clear visibility. Furthermore, during this season you will also be able to find proper accommodation for your stay. At this time of the year, the temperature is also moderate. Which will multiply your experience and fun during the trek.

The difficulty of this trek

It is always difficult to trek at high altitudes. Similarly, you will face a lot of difficulties. But, the most common of them all is altitude sickness. There are a lot of incidents where people fall victim to this sickness. If this sickness is not treated properly then this can lead to death as well. Similarly, other difficulties that you will face during the trek are its landscape and the remote nature of the trek. So, make sure that you are prepared for that. similarly, if you travel here during the season you might find it difficult to book a suitable lodge facility. Likewise, during on-season, you might find it challenging to hire capable guides or porters because they might already be hired by other tourists.  Furthermore, if you travel here during the off-season then you might find bad weather and climate to trek on. So, you should visit in the spring and autumn seasons to find a suitable climate and the difficulties can be minimized.

Travel insurance

Your travel insurance is the most important thing that you should have on your trekking journey. Amadablam Base Camp Trekking is one of the hardest treks in Nepal. So, you need to have your insurance with you. Furthermore, make sure that your insurance policy is not expired. In addition, make sure that your insurance company has ticked all your trekking-related policies such as rescue missions, medical expenses, and loss of personal equipment. Therefore, if all these things are good then it will be easy for you to go on the trek with us.

Meals and Accommodation

We provide Meals and Accommodation facilities in Kathmandu. Similarly, we also don’t provide any soft or hard drinks during the trek. But, we provide. Lodge accommodation (twin share basis) during the trekking. Most importantly, we provide meals 3 times a day which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner facility as your wish. Likewise, we also provide food in sufficient quantities. In addition, we also provide healthy Nepali and western food during the trek with us. Likewise, the local food at higher altitudes is mostly cheaper than the western foods because most of the local dishes are produced from local farms. Whereas for western food, they have to import it from the cities which adds to the cost of the foods, So, western foods are slightly expensive. Furthermore, as you go higher up the altitude the price of the meals also increases. And, all kinds of hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, alcoholic drinks, hot shower, laundry, phone bill, bar bill, hot water, etc are not provided. But, it can be adjusted according to our consumers’ wishes. But, at higher altitudes Nepali and Western foods differ in price. Where western food is more expensive than local food.

Fitness and experience requirement

Amadablam Base Camp Trekking is a very long trek so you should be physically fit and mentally tough. In addition, you should have at least the experience of climbing small peaks. Not everyone can do this trek. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Furthermore, you should not have any heart or lung diseases. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases. Furthermore, you should have confidence in yourself.

Climate and weather

Amadablam Base Camp Trekking is at a high altitude. So, the temperature of Nepal at high altitudes is mostly cold. So make sure you have warm clothes with you. But, the best time for you to travel is during the spring and monsoon seasons. These seasons provide you with the best scenery of the surrounding. Similarly, the temperature is also moderate. In addition, the temperature is also moderate.  If you want to experience the perfect weather and climate these seasons are perfect. Similarly, if you travel here during this time then this can multiply your fun and trekking experience during the trek.

Safety and security

We are very reputed trekking and travel company who takes consumers’ safety and security very seriously. It is the most important component of our company. Likewise, we take full care of our consumer and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly and carefully checks every area of our travel. So, you can feel free and enjoy your time trekking with us.

Required Permits

Sagarmatha National Park Fee : NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1500 for SAARC.

Pashang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Fee: NPR 2000

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

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