Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Trekking to the base camp of Ama Dablam - A beautiful mountain in Nepal
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek 13 Days
What to see & doSpecific information about Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek - 13 Days
  • Duration13 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4570m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek leads you to the base of beautiful and famous Mt. Ama Dablam in a short period of time while offering you less-crowded trail and enough time to indulge in nature."

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek traverses the beautiful Khumbu region and leads you to the base of stunning Mt. Ama Dablam. The popularity and hype for Everest Base Camp can become overwhelming some time and the true essence of the trek might get missed due to the crowd.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking allows you to take a slightly different trail while offering less-crowded trail and more time to connect with nature. The trail is moderate and presents breath-taking landscape and tempting views of the Himalayas.

Mt. Ama Dablam is one of the very famous mountains of Nepal standing 6,812 meters above sea level. The legends say Ama Dablam means Mother's Necklace, which is worn by Sherpa women. Likewise, these two words have one more representation, which says Ama means mother and Dablam means baby. The long ridges on both sides of the mountain are like the arms of the mother who is protecting his child. While trekking towards the Ama Dablam Base Camp, you get to hear many adages like this that attach you to the mountain and the locals.

We have designed our Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek itinerary to be completed in 13 days. As it is a short trek, beginners' trekkers are encouraged to go for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek. This trek give you the perfect introduction of the Himalayan trekking terrain and adventure. During the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking, you get to see fantastic views of numerous Himalayan Mountains and picturesque villages. You get to experience local culture and practices.

The Ama Dablam Base camp Trek is available from Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition. You can do either group trek or private trek to the base camp of Ama Dablam. Check our departure dates for Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking and join that suits you the most. In case you do find one for you, then contact us, we will arrange a perfect journey for you.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Thrilling flight to Lukla

Lukla flight is no doubt will be the most stimulating flight of your life due to all circumstances that involve during the flight, i.e. from breath-taking aerial views of the Himalayas to small runway of Lukla airstrip. It is a short 35 minutes flight over lush green hills, dense forests, and scattered settlements.

The adventurous trail through Sagarmatha National Park

From Monjo onwards, the trail passes through the Sagarmatha National Park. This national park is one of the UNESCO World Natural Sites and home to hundreds of flora and fauna. The trial involves many ascends and descends crossing several streams and dense forests along with steep sections.

Explore Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar, a very famous and developed village in the Khumbu region. It is a tourist hub in the Khumbu region that serves as the biggest Sherpa residence offering luxury facilities as well. Usually, trekkers stay here for a couple of days for acclimatization. Nearby this place is famous short hike spots like Everest View Hotel, Syangboche Airstrip, and Khumjung Village. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum, Everest Photo Gallery, library, cafes, etc.

Experience rich culture and tradition of Sherpa

During Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, the trail passes through several Sherp villages, where you get to see the daily lifestyle of these people along with their rich culture and tradition. Similarly, you can see many stupas, chortens, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags throughout the trail that tells you the cultural richness of the region.

Visit ancient Tengboche monastery

Built-in 1961 by Lama Gulu, the Tengboche monastery is the oldest and the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. After being destroyed by an earthquake in 1934 and fire in 1989, the monastery was rebuilt twice and now stands proudly. Inside the monastery, you see ancient statutes, manuscripts, paintings, and antiques.

Reach Ama Dablam Base Camp

Reaching Ama Dablam Base Camp is the main highlight of this trek. Situated at 4,570 meters from the sea level, Ama Dablam Base Camp is the foot of Mt. Ama Dablam. From the base camp, you get to see the surreal view of Ama Dablam itself along with numerous other surrounding mountains.

Get to see panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is an amazing journey that offers stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains from a very different perspective. You get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Kantega (6,782 m), etc. Also, the spectacular views of glaciers and moraines will decorate the trial.

Things you should know before going on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek itinerary

Like most of the journey in the Khumbu region, Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek begins with a 45 minutes thrilling flight to Lukla airport. Upon landing here, you meet the trekking crew and begin walking towards Namche Bazar. The trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park crossing numerous streams, small villages, and lush forests. Namche Bazar onwards the trail moves through Tengboche and Pangboche and takes you to Ama Dablam Base Camp.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek map

With the help of the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek map, you can easily understand and possibly memorize the trial. We have mentioned all the stops during the trek with major highlights nearby the villages. The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek map is designed professionally following our itinerary.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek difficulty

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. The route is not technical and strenuous. Even though climbing Mt. Ama Dablam is considered very challenging, the trail to the base of Mt. Ama Dablam is not difficult at all. Regardless, trekking in the Himalayan terrain while overcoming altitude difference is not easy. You have to walk 5 to 7 hours a day. As per the experts of our team, you have to be in good health, physical fitness, and strong determination to go on Ama Dablam Base Camp.

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek cost

Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek cost is designed based on all the services you get during the trek. From your accommodation, food, permits, to the expenses of guide & porters all are in the package cost. Yet, there are few other things that are not included in the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek package cost. You can check our cost includes and excludes sections to know more in detail or get in touch with us.

Best time to go on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

Spring- March to May and Autumn- September to Mid-December is the best time to go on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek. These are the peak months to go on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek 13 Days. The trail is more crowded, yet the stable weather and lovely climate attract hundreds of travelers every year.

Food & Accommodation during Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek

We book all the accommodations on the trail for you in advance. As per your budget, we book you the best possible lodges. Facilities in the lodge are not anything fancy, however you find enough services to spend the night. The dining area is more like a common room in the lodge, where you can spend some time chit chatting with fellow trekkers and locals.

Meals are served as per the menu of the lodge. The food menu is extensive in this Himalayan region because of the heavy flow of tourists. You can find Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and Continental dishes on the menu. Likewise, you can also buy bars and snacks on the way.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you get picked up by one of our airport representatives. He guide you to the hotel and help you check-in. The evening is free for you to relax and stroll on the colorful streets of Thamel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

You go on a guided sightseeing tour of cultural heritage sites today. During the tour, you visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You get to see a great blend of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism while on the tour.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today, you fly to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. The flight is for 35 minutes long. During the flight, you get to see wonderful aerial views of mountains and villages. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, you begin trekking towards Phakding village. The trail follows the mountainside along the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River.

  • Max. Altitude: 2610m/8563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1260m/4133ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

The trek continues following the Dudh Koshi River and crosses it many times. Trekking through several forests and small villages, you reach Jorsale. Here, you take a short break for lunch. After that, you ascend on a steep forested path that leads to Namche Bazar that welcomes you with stunning views of snow-capped Himalayas.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 830m/2723ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, you take a break for acclimatization and explore the Namche Bazar and its nearby areas. You go on a short hike to Everest View Hotel from where you get to witness fantastic views of many snow-capped mountains like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, etc.

You also have the option to continue Khumjung village, a beautiful mountain village. Later, in the day, you stroll on the narrow and uneven streets of Namche Bazar. Visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

From Namche Bazar, the trail heads to the Tengboche village. The trail moves along a ridge on a flat level mountain path enjoying excellent panoramas of Kantega, Thamserku, and Kusum Kangaru. Further, the trail descends to Phunki Tenga and ascends through the lush forest of rhododendron to reach Tengboche village. This village houses the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery.

  • Max. Altitude: 3867m/12687ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 427m/1401ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast, you start trekking towards Pangboche village. The trail is short and offers you time to rest. From Tengboche, you drop down to Debuche and cross a suspension bridge over Imja Khola. Further, the trail ascends and takes you to Pangboche village. Here, you can visit the ancient Pangboche monastery that houses the head of the so-called Yeti.

  • Max. Altitude: 3930m/12894ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 63m/207ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, you wake up early in the morning and ascend towards Ama Dablam Base Camp. The trail offers stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains. As you reach the base camp, you get to see panoramic views of mountains and hanging glaciers. After spending some time at the base camp, you descend to Pangboche to spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4575m/15013ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 645m/2119ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Following the same trail, you move back to Namche Bazar. The trail offers beautiful scenes of many snow-covered peaks. From Pangboche, you ascend through lush forests of rhododendron and small villages to reach Namche Bazar.

  • Max. Altitude: 3440m/11286ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 490m/1608ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having a warm breakfast, you begin trekking. The trail descends through lush forests, crossing numerous suspension bridges and small fine settlement areas. You reach Phakding and ascend along Dudh Koshi River to reach Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude: 2840m/9318ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 600m/1969ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You wake up early and have your last Himalayan breakfast. After that, you take a short flight that takes you to Kathmandu. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1490m/4889ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla if you could not fly on scheduled date and time, shopping tour, etc if you want.

We can remove this extra day from the tour itinerary if you do not want so, contact us and consult about options available for the day.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today is your last day in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your home or next destination.


If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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