Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Cost, Itinerary, Map and Guide

  • Duration 14
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at
  • Ends at
  • Meals
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Max. Altitude 46m
  • Activity Trekking / Hiking /walking
  • Group Type Private
  • Group Size 1+
  • Best Season Spring / Autumn / Winter / Mansoon

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Cost, Itinerary, Map and Guide Overview

This is our most popular introduction to trekking in the Everest region.

This trek weaves through the famous Buddhist villages and monasteries of the Sherpa people while affording unparalleled views of some of the world’s highest peaks. The highlights of this trip are the days spent trekking above Namche Bazaar. Here we get beyond the established trails to our alpine camp beneath the awesome flanks of Ama Dablam. From our spectacular vantage point we gain a breathtaking 360 degree mountain panorama that culminates in the distinctive summit of Everest looming above the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. A further dimension to our trek is a visit to the Sherpa villages of Khunde and Khumjung where we visit some of Sir Edmund Hillary’s projects established through the Himalayan Trust. *Itinerary amendment effective 1 September 2016. Please refer to Trip Notes. Contact us for more details. with Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition or Nepal Guide Info Team

What’s the best time of the year to go

There are two main trekking seasons in Nepal: Spring and Autumn. Their Autumn (September to November) is the most popular trekking season as mountain views are at their best, however it is incredibly busy!

If you’re not a huge fan of snow then I’d recommend going when we went, which was late April – early May. That’s their Spring and it’s beautiful there. On our trek, we saw so many gorgeous rhododendrons (their national flower) in full bloom. It was stunning!

About food

It was recommended to bring any snacks we might want during the day and carry them in our day packs, however, we were fed so well that none of us really ate our snack food at all!

The snack food that I took with me consisted of mixed nuts, beef jerky, dark chocolate, lollies and Clif gel shots, which I did actually have before a couple of the big climbs to give me more energy.

We had breakfasts of pretty much whatever we wanted, whether it be toast, cereal, eggs, pancakes etc. Then we had a cooked lunch, dinner and dessert every day! We ate so much food!

The menu consisted mainly of soups, egg meals such as omelettes, pasta, and traditional dhal bhat and momos. My favorite momos were the cheese and potato. Delicious!

Accommodation

The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is an 11-day lodge-based trek so we stayed in lodges and tea houses.

The rooms were always twin share with about half of them having a bathroom as well. Most of the showers were free. There was only one place that charged us for a shower but as we each got a big dish of hot water in the morning we didn’t really need to pay for a shower.

The beds were always made up with a sheet and pillow and usually had a thick blanket or quilt folded up on the end. We were provided with sleeping bags and took our own sleeping bag liners but sometimes we needed the blanket or quilt on us as well.

Amadablam base camp trek Cost 

The cost of an Amadablam Base Camp trek can vary depending on several factors, including the trekking agency you choose, the duration of the trek, the level of service and accommodation you prefer, and the inclusions/exclusions in the package. Generally, the cost of the trek covers permits, guide and porter services, accommodation, meals, transportation, and sometimes equipment rental services .

On average, the cost or price for an Amadablam Base Camp trek can range from $1,000 to $2,000 per person for a 12-16 day trek. However, please note that these are approximate figures, and prices may vary significantly. It’s recommended to contact reputable trekking agencies or tour operators for accurate and up-to-date pricing information.

Additionally, keep in mind that the cost mentioned above typically covers only the trek itself. Additional expenses such as international flights, travel insurance, visa fees, equipment purchase or rental, tips, and personal expenses are usually not included in the package price, so you should budget accordingly.

When planning your trek, it’s essential to research multiple agencies, compare their offerings, read reviews, and ensure that you choose a reliable and experienced company that prioritizes safety and provides quality services.

Distance of the Amadablam Base Camp trek

The distance of the Amadablam Base Camp trek can vary depending on the route taken and the starting point. Typically, the trek starts from Lukla, which is a popular gateway to the Everest region in Nepal. From Lukla, trekkers follow the trail through several villages and valleys, enjoying breathtaking views of the Himalayas, until they reach the base camp of Mount Ama Dablam.

The total trekking distance for the Amadablam Base Camp trek is approximately 70-80 kilometers (43-50 miles) round trip. This distance includes the trek from Lukla to the base camp and the return journey. It’s worth noting that the actual distance covered each day can vary, as the trek involves ascents and descents along the mountainous terrain.

The trek typically takes around 10-14 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and the pace of the trekker. It’s important to note that this estimate doesn’t include additional acclimatization days, which are recommended to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek at high altitudes.

Day to Day Itinerary
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After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside ( Nepal Guide Info Team ) Sanjib the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel

Early morning your trek guide will be meet you at your hotel and transfer you to airport by private vehicle for the Lukla flight. Kathmandu to Lukla you will fly on a twin-engine (tiny) aircraft. The views from the plane are amazing, providing dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. After landing in the village of Lukla (2840m) you will meet the rest of your staff/porters that guide will hire them in Lukla for your whole trek. The trail drops steeply for bit then descends to Chheplung (2660m) and Thado Khosi gaon there is suspension bridge that you have to cross after that you see the head of the valley Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6367m). After bridge climbs bit to reach at Ghat (2590m) on banks of the Dudh Koshi River just short visit at monastery then little easy walk then after climb again to reach at Phakding (2610m) Overnight at Teahouse.

Today, the trail we cross the Dudh Koshi river and climb gently the valley to Toktak (2760m) and Benkar (2710m) The trail keeps close to the river valley and is lined with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest that is very spectacular in the spring months, when the flowers are in bloom and also you will see the beautiful waterfall. We will see the snow-capped peak of Thamserku (6623m) & Khumbi La (5765m) at Benkar. We cross the Dudh Kosi River at Benkar. From here it is only a short walk to Monjo (2840m). Just beyond the Monjo trek enters the Sagarnatha (Everest) national park where you need to check your permits. After checking the permits the trail steep rocky descend to large farm aftermath cross bridge at Dudh Kosi and follow the west banks. Just short distance up the river is Jorsale (2830m). The trail follows the river for a while, then re-crosses the Dudh Koshi along the river bank and after short ups and downs, makes a steep climb near the confluence of the two rivers (Bhote Koshi & Dush Koshi) then little climb and re-crosses bridge at Dudh Koshi after that the trail follows steeply ascent towards the Namche Bazaar(3440m). One hour before arrive Namche Bazaar from where we may see the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) and Nuptse (7879m) first time in your life. Namache bazaar is gate way to khambu. Namche is the main trading village in the Khumbu region and holds a busy Saturday market. There is set a meeting place for the Hindu traders from the lowlands and the Tibetan yak caravans that have reached there by crossing the glaciated Nangpa La pass nepal guide info oranized best hotel in Namchebazzar . Overnight at teahouse.

Acclimatization is most important before heading higher. Most off the trekker’s acclimatization at Namche on their trek schedule. Today you may excursion either Thame village or viewpoint as your wish but better to consult with your guide regarding the day trip earlier night. If you prefer to Thame it takes approximately 7/8 hours walking both way go and return to Namche. it is popular for visiting Thame monastery but most of the trekker’s choose the easy option just to go Viewpoint in the stand point of splendid view of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), peak- 38(7591m), Ama dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6783m), Kusum kangaru (6367), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m), Khumbi La (5765m) and Kwangde Ri (6011m) etc. overnight at teahouse.

Today the trail at first slightly climb up for a while up to the Chor camp at Namche Bazzar then continue easy level walk to kyangjuma 3550m. Along the way from chor camp at Namche bazaar to kyangjuma you may enjoy incredible view of Mt. Everest (8848), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), peak- 38(7591m), Ama dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6783m), Kusum kangaru (6367), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m), Khumbi La (5765m) and Kwangde Ri (6011m). From kyangjuma the trail follows for a while easy level walk through Rhododendron forest to sanasa .There is three way directions from where one way right hand side leads to the direct Everest base camp trek and another way up ward left hand side leads to the Gokyo valley trek. From here the trail steep climb up approximately one and half hour to reach at Mongla danda (3978m) where there are a few teahouse and a chorten so you may rest here for a while and enjoy magnificent view of Mt. Ama dablam including numerous mountains. The trail from Mongla danda descends in steep bends trail to Phortse thanga (3680m). From Phortse thanga you will meet two trails one higher route left hand side lead to Gokyo valley trek and lower trail right hand side lead to Phortse village. At first the trail follows short easy walk and cross the Dudh Kosi River then steep climb up through pine, juniper and rhododendrons forest finally you reach at Phortse village (3810m.) from here you can see magnificent view of Mt. Cho oyu (8201m), Machhermo peak (6237m), (Thamserku (6623m), Khumbu yul Lha (5761m) and kwangde peak (6090m) etc. overnight at teahouse.

From phortse village the trail at first climb up to the ridge of Phortse village from where you may see the Tengboche monastery, valley of Namche, kahmjung as well as magnificent view of Himalayas. After that the trail follows narrow cliff steep climb up with a bit descends approximately one hour. Aftermath the trail follows easy up and down walk to upper pangboche. Along the way between Phortse villge to pangboche you see the Himalayan thar, yak, pheasant and eagle etc. at Upper Pangboche you may visit old monastery in whole Everest region as well as you will see the yeti head at the monastery on request. Overnight at teahouse.

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). Along the way you can see the incredible view of Ama dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), Lobuche peak (6090)Mt. Pumori (7165m),Thamserku (6623m), Kangtega (6783m), Kusum kangaru (6367), Cholaste (6335m), Tabuche peak (6495m), Khumbi La (5765m) and Kwangde Ri (6011m),khumbu yul Lha (5761m) ,Amphu gyabjen (5630m), ombigaichan (6340m),and beautiful view of minbo Glacier etc. After relaxing at base camp for a while easy walk then steep descends down to river. After crossing the river a bit climb up and finally you reach at Pangboche . Overnight at teahouse

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. After Tengboche trek along the Dudh Kosi River through a magnificent rhododendron forest and past brilliant waterfalls. 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. Overnight at teahouse.

After Namche the trail descend to Larja dobhan (confluence of two rivers) though the pine forests before you reach at Larja Dobhan you may get last opportunity to see Mt. Everest and Lhotse. After cross the bridge at Larja Dobhan the trail descends for while and then walk along the Dudh Koshi River. Re-cross the Dudh Koshi continue level walk to Jorsale. Beyond the Jorsale the trail leads a bit ascend after that re-crosses the suspension bridge then short steep climb to Monjo (2835m). From Monjo the trail leads descends for a while and cross Dudh kosi over the suspension bridge then short easy level walk to Benkar. After Benker the trail follows a bit up and down and level walk along the Dush kosi valley then after re-crossing the suspension bridge you reach at Phakding (2610m). Beyond Phakding 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 Bhattis then short distance walk to approach to Hotel close by Lukla airport. Overnight at teahouse.

In the morning, we take the tiny aircraft to flight from Lukla to Kathmandu which is very interesting scenery flight journey on the earth. After arrival in Kathmandu airport we drive you to hotel.

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company ( nepal guide info team ) to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • The price includes the following services: 2024
  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • Trekking guide
  • Porters (1 porter for each 2 participants to carry 25 to 30 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including fresh fruits, 3 times tea/coffee every day and drinking water
  • Accommodation in Lodges (Tea house) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipments for the guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical
  • services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical
  • treatment cost incase required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant it called Gokrana house
  • Paknajol, Thamel on the last evening
Cost Excludes
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
    Travel insurance
  • sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Tips
  • Meals in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in Thank you
( Nepal Guide Info ) Snajib Team

 

Departure Dates
  • We have daily departures for this trip from beginning March to May and from frist -September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you’ve made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
Useful Info

Ama Dablam Trekking Gear Recommended by Nepal Guide Info 2024

  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
  • Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
  • Flashlight
  • Walking Boot

Ama Dablam  Base camp Trekking /Hiking Health Insurance Recommended by Nepal Guide Info 2024 /2025

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist. Health Issues We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader Vaccinations Required Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority, We recommend the following Poliomyelitis Tetanus Typhoid Rabies Meningococcal Immunoglobulin

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