Amadablam (6812m) is one of the most popular and perhaps the most beautiful mountains in Nepal.The name Amadablam refers to an amulet box (dablam) worn by mother (ama) in the Sherpa/Tibetan language. Amadablam vies with many 6700m to 7000m peaks that surround the high valleys of this region, and outshines all by its classic beauty. It is a steep pyramid of ice with vertical walls and sharp exposed ridges. The trek to AmaDablam base camp begins in Kathmandu with sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next, we fly to Lukla and begin trekking. We go to through Namche, Tyangbuche, Pagbuche and finally get to the base camp. The best season for this trek is from Feb to May and September to Decembe
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
You will be picked up by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. You can have refreshment at the hotel and explore around city.
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation of the trek
Today, we drive you to Bhaktapur for sightseeing. It is one of the oldest heritage site of Kathmandu valley where you can see the ancient Bhaktapur Durbar Square and others old temple as well. After that you will be taken to Boudhanath Stupa which is the most popular and huge Buddhist temple of Nepal. Having finished it, we will drive you to Hotel and prepare for the next day’s trip.
Day 03 Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Phakding (2640m) 3-4 hours
Today we fly to Lukla which takes around 35 minutes. Lukla is the entrance point for this trek where we take short break for tea. Then we will continue the journey to Phakding which takes about 4 hours and stay overnight there.
Day 04Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3435m) 6-7 hours
From Phakding the trail starts with the beautiful scenery of waterfalls along with the magnificent view of Thamserku Himal then crosses long suspension bridges several time. If the weather is clear, you can see the Mt. Everest as well while ascending to Namche. It takes around 7 hours from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.
Day 05 At Namche for acclimatization
you have whole day free in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. You can visit Sherpa museum and army camp to see the Everest view along with detail information for flora and fauna that can be found in this region. After that, we come back to the hotel and will spend the time by wandering around Namche Bazaar.
Day 06Namche to Tengboche (3863m) 5-6 hours
The trail this morning descends to the DudhKhosi. There are spectacular views of AmaDablam (6696m) and Kantega (6779m) as well as Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8501m). Keep a look-out for pheasant in the undergrowth. We cross the river at PhunkiThanga and climb through the afternoon amongst rhododendron forest to the saddle at the top of the hill. Suddenly in front of us is Tengboche, the principal monastery of the Khumbu area; the views from here are unforgettable
Day 07Tengboche to Pangboche (3985m) 3-4 hours
The route descends through dense forest of pine trees passing Gompa of Devoche (3757m), settlements of Milingo (3820m) then to a bridge over ImjaKhola at 3780m. The short upward climb brings you to the monastery of Pangboche (3985m), the monastery claiming to own scalp and hand of legendary Yeti. Pangboche village serves as a base for climbing AmaDablam. The village also has a school built by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust in 1963.
Day 08Pangboche to Amadablam Base Camp (4500m) 3-4 hours
From Pangboche, the trail descends till you cross a river. Then the trail starts ascending till you reach the Base Camp (4500m). Throughout the trek, you can see the beautiful view of popular peaks of Khumbu region including AmaDablam (6856m), Lhotse (8516m), Lhotse Shar (8382m), Nuptse (7879m), Lobuche (6090), Pumori (7165m), Thamserku (6623m) etc. The Base Camp is located on a grassy field at an altitude of 4500 m. This place is traditionally used as a pastureland for grazing yaks by the yak herders of Khumjung village.
Day 09 Base Camp to Pangboche (3985m) 2-3 hours
Now you will return back the same trail but in quicker pace as you will start losing altitude.
Day 10Pangboche to Namche (3440m) 6-7 hours
We will return back through the same way to Namche. This time at Namche, enjoy the success with drinks, explore the Bazaar, and hunt souvenirs.
Day 11 Namche to Lukla 6-7 hours
Namche is a beautiful city of Khumbu region from where we descend down to Dudhkoshi River, cross the suspension bridge several times. We follow the same route to Lukla which takes around 7 hours. By the evening we will arrive at Lukla and sleep a night there.
Day 12 Fly back to Kathmandu 35 minutes
we will fly early in the morning from Lukla to Kathmandu with the magnificent views of Kongde Himal, Mt. Everest along with the entire Khumbu and Langtang ranges. We will be picked up by the airport representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 13Free Day
Today is whole day free and you can do shopping and packing for your final departure. By the evening, we will take you to the Nepali Chulo for farewell dinner and then drop to the hotel.
Day 14Final airport drop
The driver will drop you to the airport for your final departure.
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- All Private ground transportation
- Hotel in Kathmandu three star level with breakfast.
- Entry fee for popular sites
- All necessary paper work and permits(Everest National park and TIMS Card)
- Trekking poles with company T-shirt
- An experienced English-speaking Govt registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
- Flight ticket Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu
- Guide and porter salaries,insurance,equipment,transport,meals and accommodations
- Your (Clients) meals(Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)with Tea
- Seasonal fresh fruits deserts everyday
- Trekking equipment:Down filled sleeping bag ,Trekking poles and duffel bag
- First day,Welcome Nepali dinner with Culture program
- First Aid Kit Box
Required equipments and useful tips for your Trekking/ Hiking Tours:
The Hiking /Trekking generally goes through the high Himalayan passes, it may covers with full of snow so, we advise you to accompany a porter to carry your necessary stuffs. The porter usually carries 18 kgs of your luggage.We also expect you to carry a regular backpack for your valuables and required goods.
We as a travel operator suggest you to bring the basic clothing and accessories to the trek and the remaining you can just leave/store at Himalayan Abode Trekking or at your Hotel in Kathmandu for free. Here are the basic list of usual equipments regarding your Trekking/ Hiking duration.
- Winter hat/ Insulating hat/ Wide-brimmed hat
- Headlight with an extra supplement batteries
- Sunglass with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight winter gloves
- Sun hat or Scarf
- Lightweight cotton pants
- T-Shirt ( Lightweight wool)
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket (available on hire in Kathmandu/ Pokhara)
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks (bring an extra pair of thick light socks)
- Hiking Shirts/Long-Sleeved Shirt
- Rain Jacket or Rain Coat
- Fleece Jacket
- Water sterilization tablets or liquids
- Trekking/Hiking pole
- Sleeping bag (-15 is recommended in high altitude trekking)
- Deodorant floss
- Thermal Bottle
- Biodegradable bar soap
- First aid kit etc.