-Ama Dablam base camp with EBC trek offers 360° views including Mt. Everest 8,848m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516m, Makalu 8,481m, Mt.Cho Oyu 8,201m and many 7,000m and 6,000m mountains.
-Hike to Kalapathar for the beautiful sunrise view as well as a close view of Mt Everest.
-Explore the oldest monastery of Nepal located in Tyangboche.
-Experience the new culture and traditions of local Sherpa during your Trek.
-Taste the unique food of Nepal between the mountains.
Why Ama Dablam base Camp with EBC trek?
First of all, Ama Dablam base camp with EBC trek is designed for those people who like to have a new way to reach Everest Base Camp. This new trek can be completed within 15 days. When trekking to Everest Base Camp, everyone can see the beautiful mountains in their way where Ama Dablam is one of them. That is why this trek is designed to lead your way to the base of Mt Ama Dablam and see it even close.
Actually, Mt Ama Dablam is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world located in the Everest region. This mountain is widely famous among Everest climber and they prefer to climb Mt Ama Dablam first before Mt Everest. Ama Dablam is with an altitude of 6,838m above the sea level and its base camp is 4,570m above the sea level. Similarly, Ama Dablam base camp (ADBC) 4,570m offers a great view of the Everest Himalaya region.
This trek is similar to Everest Base Camp trek but with an extra day to reach Ama Dablam base camp, it is very unique. Unfortunately, very few trekkers have gone to Ama Dablam base camp because it’s new to them. Therefore, don’t miss the chance to trek to the most popular base camps in Nepal in one package.
|Max Elevation||5,364 m|
|Activities||Trekking, Hiking, Culture exploration, Flora & Fauna exploration etc.|
|Trekking Permits||National Park Permit,Local Government entrance fee TIMS Card|
|Accommodation||Lodge/ Tea House/Hotel with good services|
|Starting/Ending point||Actual trekking starts from Lukla whereas end in Kathmandu|
|Region||Everest region, East Nepal|
|Other Information||Walk slowely, be alert of slippery roads and yak caravan|
|Single Supplement Charge||$145 for single person/trekker only|
Routes of Ama Dablam base camp with EBC trek:
As usual, after your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked by one of our members on time. The next day will be your flight to Lukla with a beautiful scenic flight above the mountains. Crossing Namche Bazar, it’s a one-day hike to Pangboche village which will take up to 7 hours. You can go directly to Pangboche village from Namche Bazar instead of stopping at Tyangboche also. It’s only three to four hours hike from Pangboche to Ama Dablam and two to three hours to go back to Pangboche. You can say that it is an acclimatization day also where you will train your body. After that trek again continues in the main trail of EBC trek from Pangboche.
You will have a first acclimatization day at Namche Bazar with an altitude of 3,440m to adjust your body with the atmosphere. Likewise, Ama Dablam base camp day is also like acclimatization day which will take four hours to reach & 2-3 hours to return. That is why you have to stay at Pangboche for 2 days.
After the successful attempt in Ama Dablam base came with an EBC trek, you can have a short hike on Kalapathar. Kalapathar is very best for its panoramic view of the Himalayas including Mt Everest. You can see the Mt Everest very close from the top of Kalapathar. So, wear your thick caps and jackets because it’s very cold in Kalapathar and the wind blows very hard.
After the last stay in Pheriche 4,200m, you will then return back following the same route that you came from to Namche Bazar. From there, it almost descends all the way to Lukla. You will then have the last stay in this region on your 13th day and the next day; you will fly back to Kathmandu.
Best time to do Ama Dablam base camp with EBC trek
|March 19-June 20||15°C at Day and -10°C at night||Spring season||Warm at day, clear sky.|
|June 21- Sep 22||17°C at daytime & 5°C at night||Summer season||Too much fog/mist. Slippery roads.|
|Sep 23- Dec 21||20°C at day & -10°C at night||Autumn season||Dry winds, warm and clear sky|
|Dec 22- March 20||15°C at day and -17°C at night||Winter season||heavy snowfalls possibilities, extreme cold at night.|
The best time to do Ama Dablam base camp with Ebc trek is in the Autumn season and spring season. It is not recommended to trek at the time of Jan-Feb because the weather gets bad. It’s very risky to do trekking in winter and monsoon season.
Some of the best tips to enjoy your stay
At the time of acclimatization day on Namche bazar, it is recommended to have a hike or explore the Bazar. If you get lucky to stay in Namche Bazar on Saturday then you can go check out the market. Because every Saturday, there opens a big market place selling different kinds of stuff at a cheap price. You can taste many unique foods in there which is very tasty. Most of the peoples think that it is very expensive here but to be true its’s not different than Kathmandu price.
Similarly, you will have wifi facility during your trip but rather than using your phone, you can play cards with your teams also. Most of the tourists love playing cards because they find it very fun during the trek. Or you can play different games with the team also.
Also, make lots of videos to keep it a memory and don’t forget to capture every moment during your trip. You will encounter lots of new things on this trip that you can’t find at other places. That is why you have to keep it your precious memory of your life.
Pristine Nepal Treks staff or guide will pick you up after your arrival in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
Then you will have a short drive to Thamel shortly about half an hour. We will meet you at the hotel and finalize everything regarding this trip Ama Dablam base camp with EBC trek. We will give all the information about the trip and if there is a doubt, please clear that in this meeting. You can ask any questions if you are not 100% cleared for this trip. Feel free to ask; we are always keen to do our best.
The trekking guide will come to your hotel early in the morning for Lukla flight. It is only 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu. Sometimes in a busy season, you should fly to Lukla from Ramechhap due to the high air traffic of Kathmandu airport.
Ramechhap is only 4 hours driving distance from Kathmandu. Normally you can fly to Lukla from Kathmandu.
After reaching Lukla 2,800m, you will have breakfast there. You will meet your porter too at Lukla. They will carry your bag packs from here for the whole trip. Today you don’t have to walk that long. It is approximately 4 hours trekking on this first day to Phakding 2,660m. You will pass through some beautiful Sherpa villages Chaurikharka, Thadokoshi, Ghat before Phakding.
Phakding is a beautiful Sherpa village alongside the Dudhkoshi Rivar. It has some beautiful guest houses, tea houses and hotels. They offer a pleasant stay within this Everest region.
Your morning starts with a delicious breakfast. Normally it is better to start early in the morning. Morning time is the best to have a walk whereas 7:00 to 8:00 am is the best time to start your day.
You will have experience with the suspension bridge today. You have to cross at least 5 different suspension bridges today including very popular Hillary Bridge before climbing to Namche Bazar 3,440m.
You should buy a National park entrance permit at Monjo village. Similarly, you will stop for lunch at Jorsalle. After Jorsalle, there is no place for eating before reaching Namche Bazar. Hilary Bridge and steep part before Namche Bazar are considered as a hard part of this trekking due to its steep uphill.
It will take approximately 6 hours to trek in this second day of trekking to reach to Namche Bazar. Namche Bazar is well known Sherpa village as an entrance point of Everest region. This place is famous for its weekly opened market. Nowadays it offers beautiful hotels, lodges, bars, restaurants, trekking gears shops, art gallery, banks, and many more.
Normally every trekker stops at Namche Bazar at least two nights for acclimatization.
They explore Syangboche 3,830m for Mt. Everest’s view and come back to Namche Bazar in acclimatization day. But we recommend going to Khumjung village 3,790. It’s just approximately 4 hours walking distance behind Syngboche from Namche Bazar and really beautiful Sherpa village.
Namche Bazar is becoming more touristic and busy too. You will first climb Syngboche 3,830m then walk down to Khumjung which is no risk for altitude sickness too. Especially it is not recommended to go more than 600m for an overnight stay to adopt elevation.
Exploring real Sherpa village will be amazing too. Likewise, this village also has beautiful lodges and guest houses.
After a pleasant stay at Khumjung village, your morning walk starts a bit downhill to Lausasa. Lausasa is on the main trail of Everest base camp trek. It is about 3 hours far from Namche Bazar. But for us, from Khumjung village, it takes less than an hour.
It is all downhill to Phungi Thanga 3,250m. From Phungi Thanga, you should climb up to Tengboche 3,860m which is considered a hard part for this day.
You can have a lunch stop at Tengboche and similarly, you can visit the famous Tengboche (Tyangboche) monastery. From here you goanna have bit downhill to Deboche 3,810m and almost flat for an hour before climbing to Pangboche 4,000m. You need to climb uphill about 30 minutes to Pangboche from the Riverside.
Pangboche 4,000m is another beautiful Sherpa village. You will stay here for two nights.
Mount Ama Dablam 6,838m is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world within the Everest region. It’s base camp offers a great Himalaya view.
It is an easy and short distance from Pangboche village. So you will hike to Ama Dablam base camp 4,570m early in the morning after having your breakfast.
It takes only 3 to 4 hours to reach Ama Dablam base camp from Pangboche. You should cross a suspension bridge and climb up to base camp with a great Himalayan view.
Mt. Ama Dablam is considered one of the hardest and technical mountains for climbing. Ama Dablam base camp is busy in autumn season (September to November). You can see many tents and climber here in autumn. Make photographs and go down to Pangboche. Back to Pangboche in the afternoon for overnight stay.
After doing a beautiful Ama Dablam base camp which is considered as an acclimatization day as well, you will trek to Dingboche 4,400m.
It’s a short day to Dingboche from Pangboche. Dingboche is another beautiful Sherpa village within the Everest region. You will have 2 nights here including another acclimatization day. Dingboche village is situated alongside the Imja River.
Today is another acclimatization day. It is recommended to go high altitude and come back to the same place for an overnight stop to adjust your body.
This place is 4,400m above sea level. It offers two different places to explore in acclimatization day. One is Chhukung village 4,830m and the other is Nagarjun hill 5,100m. It will be helpful if you go to one of them.
Nowadays, most people attempt Nagarjun hill 5,100m. They test their ability for Everest base camp on this mountain. It does not take that long day too. You need to hike 3 to 4 hours to go up and two hours roughly to go down to Dingboche. Afternoon will be free for rest.
From today, you will have high altitude trekking. It is an easy trail to walk to Lobuche 4,940. First, about three hours will be easy due to its gradual flat mountain with a great view of beautiful mountains.
You will have mountain views of Tawache, Cholatse, Lobuche peak, Ama Dablam, Pumori and more.
There is a short unstable trail nearby Thukla 4,600m due to fast pace river. And you have to climb up to Lobuche pass 4,870m. This pass is popular for its cemetery of mountaineers. From here, it will take an hour to reach Lobuche 4,940m with just gradual flat.
Today is the highlight day for this trek. You will trek to the highest base camp of the highest mountain.
Everest base camp 5,364m is considered as the highest base camp. You need only three hours roughly to reach to Gorakshep 5,180m from Lobuche. You can leave all your bag pack at Gorakshep except water bottle and camera.
Its two hours from Gorakshep to reach to Everest base camp. You can see a big Khumbu icefall nearby base camp. However, you will see many tenting here in the spring season and almost no tent in the autumn season. All veteran climbers set their camps before attempting to the summit.
Nowadays there is a mobile reception as well so if you wish, you can talk back to the home with your family. After a tiring day, it will be better just making photographs and enjoying the Everest base camp.
After a historic moment on Everest base camp go back to Gorakshep for an overnight stop. If you are not that tired from altitude and trekking, you are recommended to climb up to Kalapathar 5,545m for sun set view on Mount Everest. Otherwise you can attempt Kalapathar next morning.
Normally, new people cannot have good sleep at Gorakshep. If you are ready to climb Kalapathar 5,545m, climb it early in the morning before sun rising.
It takes about two and a half hours to reach the top of Kalapathar. This place offers a great view of Mount Everest and other stunning mountains. Similarly, Kalapathar 5,545m always have the strong chill wind in the morning time.
After catching a moment of Kalapathar, go back to Gorakshep for high altitude breakfast. Then trek down to Pheriche 4,200m via Lobuche and Thukla for an overnight stop on the way back to Lukla.
After an overnight at Pheriche, your morning starts with a breakfast. Then trek down to Somare, Pangboche, Deboche, Tengboche, Phungi Thanga, Lausasa and Namche Bazar. Mostly you will have downhill but you should climb up to Lausasa from Phungi Thanga for an hour. You will have hot shower and better place at Namche Bazar.
The morning starts with a delicious breakfast & walking downhill via a famed same higher bridge. Follow Dudh Koshi stream, Jorsalle, Monjo, TokTok, Phakding, Ghat, Thadokoshi, Chaurikharka & Lukla. You will have a last lunch at Phakding before another few hours to trek to Lukla. Ascent up before Lukla can cause you too tired however finally, you’ll be at Lukla for the last night on the mountain. It’s time to say bye to your porters. Most of them come back to the landing field to bring your backpack however formally, their duty is finished here.
You will have a short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It’s about 30 minutes of flight. But they fly to Ramechhap sometimes due to high air traffic in Kathmandu airport. If you have a flight to Ramechhap from Lukla then you will have 4-hour driving to Kathmandu and you can have afternoon free.
Normally, we always offer a farewell dinner in this day. We will bring you at reputable Nepali restaurant for a Nepali culture show with a dinner. We will hear your comments, complaints and suggestion. We are keen to provide the best service to our guest.
If it’s departure day for you then we will drop you to the airport as per your flight time. It will be our pleasure to make your trip memorable and wonderful. You can always contact us because we are there for you.
If it’s not a departure day then we can have a discussion about your future trip or anything else.