Everest Views and Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
Everest Views and Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is the best alternative trekking trip for the classic and long Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal.Nepal is the only Himalayan country that has eight of the world’s ten highest peaks and is considered the most popular trekking destination not only for expert mountaineers but even so for novice trekkers and hikers.
We organize this great adventurous Everest Views and Ama Dablam Base Camp trek for you. Ama Dablam (6856m) means "Mother's necklace".Being 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.
This Everest Views and Ama Dablam Base Camp trekkingis best suitable for any mountain lovers who dream to experience the Himalayan culture and nature in the Everest region but lacking enough time to explore up to the Everest Base Camp (5350m) which needs 3 weeks and more. So if you have 2 weeks holiday and willing to visit Nepal for trekking around the Everest, then this Everest views and ama Dablam base camp trek is the perfect choice. You will trek up to the Ama Dablam Base Camp at (4570m).
Ama Dablam Base Camp trekking trip begins with exotic 40 min mountain flight from Kathmandu to the Lukla airport. From this entry point into the Khumbu valley, we follow the trekking trail towards Mount Everest, via the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar & the important Buddhist monastery at Thyangboche.From these locations we make important acclimatization walkeven up to Everest View Hotel so far. Further on, at the village of the Deboche we strike uphill to the Base Camp of AmaDablam, from where are spectacular views across the valley to Cholatse& to the far west, Cho Oyu (8,2o1m). Ahead & further up the Khumbu valley, we can see Mount Everest, partly hidden behind the colossal South faces of Nuptse& Lhotse. After lunch at Ama Dablam Base Camp & the second night in Deboche, we re-trace our steps down the Khumbu valley, before our return flight to back to Kathmandu. Most trekking routes are open from February to April, May and October or November.
Day 01: Arrival and meet day at the Kathmandu Airport
First we welcome you to home of Mt. Everest, Nepal, country of Himalayas. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our representative will welcome you and assists to transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will have to make rest day in Kathmandu. Make permit day and you can look around in Kathmandu valley or make Sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu valley. After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for the welcome dinner in any comfortable restaurant in Kathmandu and short briefing about your trip and overnight hotel. We meet early morning and start our trekking trip.
Day 02: Early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2850m), 40 minute and Trek start to Phakding (2610m), 3/4 hour
Early morning we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla more like Himalayan mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. You will have time to stroll around in Lukla, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by the porters. The Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at the Lukla airport. After lunch, we then start our trekking with an easy walk to Phakding village for the overnight stop and rest of the time stroll around the village for local knowledge.
Day 03: TrekPhakding to Namche Bazaar (3,444m), 5/6 hour
After breakfast we will continue trekking up the banks of the Dudh Kosi River, crossing it twice by small the suspension bridges before reaching the village of Monjo, the entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park. While entering the National park boundary we will descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi River to Jorsalle village, the last village till Namche Bazaar. Namche is a prosperous trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Himalayan Region.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar and visit Everest View Hotel
We will have to spend a day in Namche Bazaar to rest and allowing our bodies to become acclimatized to the altitude of 3,440m. You have full day leisure or visit Everest View Point hotel for the wonderful panoramic view or stroll around the market. On Saturday, you can see many people in the Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well as a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering and stroll back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 05: Trek Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche Monastery(3,860m), 4/5 hour
From Namche, the well-established Everest trekking trail contours around the side of the valley high above the DudhKoshi River. As we follow the path, we will get even better views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and AmaDablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we will cross the DudhKoshiRiver and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of the famous and recently rebuilt monastery. We have plenty of time to look around Thyangboche, the monastery and have a cake at the bakery before dropping down to the river and the village of Deboche(4210m) a little further along the trail, where we will overnight in a relaxing lodge.
Day 06: Trek Thyangboche Monastery to Deboche (4,210m)
Today, wetrek further up the trail to the village of Deboche, situated directly below the view of AmaDablam. Many of the Sherpa’s who work on the mountain each season is from this Debochevillage. We continue up the trail from Deboche, where we stay in one of the comfortable lodges there.
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Deboche
To assist in our acclimatization, we can walk up the slope towards Taweche (4,800m) for great views up the Khumbu and Imja Valleys. There is hospital in Deboche, run by the Himalayan Rescue Association, and we can attend a seminar about high altitude acclimatisation. We are now just three days walk from Everest Base Camp, but on this shorter itinerary, tomorrow we will descend back down the valley and make the short climb up to Ama Dablam Base Camp at 4570m.
Day 08: Trek Deboche to AmaDablam Base Camp (4,570m)
We trek back down the trail to the bridge at Deboche and cross the DudhKoshi River before climbing up the far side of the river and following the trail and ridgeline up to base camp in about 4/5 hours from Deboche. Base camp is an idyllic, grassy spot from where the majority of the climbing route up the mountain is visible. The views across valley from the base camp area are excellent, with Cholatse (6,440m) being particularly dominant and Cho Oyu (the world's 6th highest mountain) visible in the distance. We will have lunch here, before descending back down gentle, grassy slopes to Deboche for the night.
Day 09: TrekDeboche to Kyangjuma (3,550m)
We follow the main Everest trail down the beautiful and scenic valley crossing the river before climbing to the monastery at Thyangboche. We'll have a short break here at Thyangboche before a steep descent of around 1500ft/500m leads through bird filled rhododendron bushes and fir trees to the DudhKoshi River. From here we will continue to Kyangjuma (3,550m/11,545ft) for overnight stay.
Day 10: TrekKyangjumaback to Monjo (2,835m)
Crossing on yet another suspension bridge, we climb up the opposite side of the valley to reach the contouring path leading back through Namche Bazaar. We should have enough time in Namche for shopping and relaxing in the bakery with a coffee and a cake, or even to check the Internet. A steep descent for 600m/2,000ft down Namche Hill leads to the suspension bridge crossing the DudhKoshi River and the small village of Monjo (2,835m/9,300ft). Monjo is less crowded place to stay than Namche and best for overnight stay.
Day 11: TrekMonjo back to Lukla
The trail now flattens out and we cross the river twice more before a rising traverse up the hill-side, pass numerous tea-houses to Lukla. Our last day of steady trekking will be a real joy as at lower altitudes, with ten days behind us, and nothing left to prove, we can soak up the atmosphere in each of the villages we amble through. You will have time to stroll around the area and the guide will be reconfirming your flight ticket.Enjoy the last celebration dinner with your crew member and overnight at Hotel in Lukla.All excess energy is guaranteed to be exhausted at our party this evening with our Nepalese crew.
Day 12: Early morning flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu takes about 40 minute
You can have early morning breakfast and ready to fly back to Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to the hotel. You may have to rest and relax after the adventure long journey from the Everest region. You can stroll around the Thamel streets for shopping and entertainment. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Departure international from Kathmandu
See you again wonderful Himalayan country in Nepal. Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your friend and family to gift, relatives for you until your departure flight to your home country. Or any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you will be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your home country. Hope to see you again Nepal Himalayan country.
- Airport/hotel pick up & drop services
- Hotel accommodation with BB plan as per the itinerary in Kathmandu
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu domestic airfare
- All necessary paper works, temple/museum entry fee and National park fee
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) and monument entrance fees
- An experienced English speaking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) and porters, necessary meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance
- All accommodation and meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, Coffee in Tea House) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Nepali Restaurant
- All government and local taxes
- International airfare and travel insurance
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee. Visa easily issued at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation other than itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Travel and helicopter rescue insurance (incase altitude sickness in the Himalayas)
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Tips, gifts for the staff