It feels good to be lost in the arms of mother Ama Dablam…
Ama Dablam Base Camp is a popular trekking destination for trekkers who prefer to be in the Everest Region of eastern Nepal. It is a unique trail leading you to one of the third most popular base camps of Mt. Ama Dablam (4600m/15092ft).
The trail is filled with colorful flora and fauna along with the mighty Himalayas and the most popular settlement of the Sherpa, the abode of the Himalayas, which is Namche Bazaar.
Ama Dablam literally in the local language means ‘Mothers Necklace’. The mountain has such a lovely shape as if a mother is welcoming her children by spreading her arms. This will be an easy-going trek for those who lack time to be at the Everest Base Camp but prefer to be in the Khumbu Region to explore Mount Everest and the other Himalayas.
The mountain Ama Dablam rises with an altitude of 6812m/22349ft, making it one of the most viewed mountains while on the Everest trek and also one of the most magnificent mountains with its unique shape. Trekkers in this region will witness Ama Dablam mountain frequently during the trek.
Making it one of the most fascinating mountains since it was scaled on 13th March 1961 by a group of an expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary. So, Ama Dablam Expedition is possible if you have some climbing experience and good stamina.
The highlight of the trek is not only to be at the Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp, but it’s an open site for every traveller to observe the culture along with the natural environment, vegetation, and the Himalayas.
The Sherpa’s’ hospitality, unique custom, and tradition will provide you with a new experience during the trek. Visiting the monastery, spinning the Mani (praying wheel), viewing the fluttering praying flag all the way, crossing the suspension bridges, etc will be the centre of attraction.
With the diversity of the region, the trek will start with a cultural tour in the Kathmandu valley, and flying to Lukla will be an exciting one. Throughout the trail, the diversity of vegetation and landscape will astonish you before reaching Namche Bazaar the capital city of the Sherpas, accompanied by modern facilities like ATMs, Banking, Hospitals, Schools, etc.
A day extra for acclimatization in the Namche Bazaar will help you to hike all the way to Everest View Hotel (3880M) and visit a museum nearby. With a couple of days’ trek, you can reach Pangboche and then hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp.
During the expedition season, you will be able to spend time with the expedition group heading towards Ama Dablam.
Further, descending downhill, you will be at Lukla for your flight back to Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal.
Although the base camp of Ama Dablam is just 4600M, your journey will be towards the highest mountain on earth Mt. Everest. Visiting Ama Dablam Base Camp in 2022-2023 will take you to the lower altitude without fear of altitude sickness, as the highest overnight camp will be Pengboche 3930M.
Discover Altitude has a specially designed the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek 2022-2023 itinerary with frequent field visits by professional staff, who carry more than a decade-long experience; to make sure the program goes according to the itinerary mentioned below.
If you want to continue Everest Base Camp with combined Ama Dablam Base Camp, the possible best itinerary can be Everest Base Camp and Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek.
For the convenience of our client minute detailed itinerary, cost, highlights, pictures, and the map has been provided. As it is an energetic trek in the Himalayas, so the trekkers can visit this trail every season throughout the year. Regarding the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking Cost, it varies on the number of days and people.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Ama Dablam which lies in the Everest region of Nepal is one of the most fascinating mountains in the entire Everest region. The trek and the trail to Ama Dablam Base Camp start after landing at Lukla airport, which is also the same for Everest Base Camp Trek.
Moreover, the Ama Dablam trail is a moderate trek as compared to the Everest trek as the last overnight camp for the Ama Dablam trek is Pengboche, whereas, for the Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers need to go further uphill 4 days to reach the base camp of Everest.
Till Tengboche, the trail will be easy going with the majestic views of the Himalayas and the surrounding hills and valleys of the Khumbu region, without any altitude worries.
Of course, trekking into the Himalayas includes ascending and descending all the way but in the context of the Ama Dablam trek, you will be following a smooth going well-maintained trail through the forest into the Himalayas.
This will be with an extra day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar before reaching Tengboche, which will help trekkers to cope with the surrounding environment of the Himalayas.
Further, Pengboche is just 3930 meters and is also the last overnight camp before heading to Aa Dablam Base Camp. Trekkers need to hike from Pengboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m), this is a day tour because there are no alternative teahouses in the Ama Dablam Base Camp area.
All these make Ama Dablam trek an easy-going trail for all age groups and for a layman trekker as well.
Best Time to Trek Ama Dablam Base Camp
Ama Dablam Trek is a lower altitude trail as compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek, so trekkers can trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp throughout the year.
The main trouble in the high Himalayas trek comes mainly during the winter when thick snow covers all the trail but trekking to Ama Dablam is possible even during the winter season.
For the magnificent views, floral and fauna, and clear blue sky with the spotless Himalayas we recommended trekkers choose January-April and August-December for Ama Dablam Trek.
This time of the year will be clear blue sky and higher visibility rate and no precipitation, and even in winter which is December and January, you will experience lesser snowfall due to lower altitude.
As the month of May-July is Monsoon season in Nepal, in Namche Bazaar, trekkers will experience some rainfall, which makes the trail slippery. Further, the view of the Himalayas will not be clear due to clouds.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Route
Ama Dablam Trek Route is the same as the Everest Base Camp, as both lie in the Khumbu/Everest region of Nepal. Trekkers will need to take a stunning domestic flight to Lukla and further hike all the way to Pengboche, the last overnight teahouse camp for Ama Dablam.
Further, the very next day, trekkers need to explore a day hike all the way to Ama Dablam Base Camp. This will be through a rocky trail but fair enough to hike. From Pengboche, the Everest trail passes further uphill for 4 days to reach Everest Base Camp.
The trail to Ama Dablam passes after landing at Lukla airport, this will take you to Phakding and then to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar will also be your acclimatization place, spending two nights in Namche you will hike to Pengboche before visiting Ama Dablam.
Further, through the same trekking route which you followed all the way uphill, you descend back to Lukla on the 2nd day from Pengboche, before taking a flight back to Kathmandu.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek Altitude
Altitude of Ama Dablam Base Camp is lower as compared to other base camp trek of Everest region. Starting the trail from Lukla, the gateway to Everest region, one can hike all the way to the base camp of Ama Dablam in a relaxing way.
Ama Dablam Base Camp is a moderate trek taking you to the highest altitude of 4600M from Lukla which is 2840M just in a three days trek. This depends upon the stamina and physical level of trekkers.
Trekkers, after taking their flight from Kathmandu airport (1350M), land at Lukla airport (2840M) just in 30-minute time and hike continues to Phakding (2610M) for the first overnight in a lodge.
Acclimatizing self, the hike continues to enter Sagarmatha National Conservation Area and to Namche Bazaar(3440M) on the second day. Namche Bazaar is a popular well-organized town and center for trade in the entire Everest region. However, some trekkers prefer spending a night extra at Namche for acclimatization before heading towards higher altitude.
From Namche, your journey ascends towards Pangbuche (3930M), this hike will be through real Himalayas. Pangbuche is a popular destination to spend a night for trekkers who prefer to hike towards Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp.
However, during trekking season there is a tea house in the Base Camp of Mt. Ama Dablam. So, if you are fit enough to hike to the base camp that will be best choice. To make sure the tea house is opened or not during your visit, please feel free to contact Discover Altitude.
If you hike all the way to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600M) you can spend a fabulous night under the sky with twinkling star. Or having an extra full day to observe Mt. Ama Dablam will be great achievement.
Finally, trek will descend all the way to Namche Bazaar (3340M) for overnight stay and finally to Lukla (2840M), for the last night to spend in the Himalayas before you take the very next day early flight to Kathmandu.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek food and Accommodation
Trekking to Ama Dablam Base Camp is a moderate trip leading you to the highest altitude of 4600M at the base of Mt. Ama Dablam 6812M. Throughout the trek, trekkers will be staying in tea house/ lodge.
Tea house/Lodge are popular over night camp while trekking into the Himalayas of Nepal. Those are tourist standard room with two single bed, mattress, bedsheet, pillow, blanket and a tea table. Toilet and bathroom are normally not attached inside the room.
Some lodges will have attached toilet but normally at the lower altitude. However, lodges will have bathroom within every floor and has to be used as a common bathroom. Apart from this there will be a toilet and bathroom outside the hotel building, with the compound.
Foods are standard dish cooked by professional. Trekkers will have a menu to choose their required items and varies from Nepali cuisine, Chinese, continental, Italian, Indian etc. food always are fresh and they cook after trekkers choice. So, this might take a bit longer.
Thus, dinner is ordered almost 2-3 hours prior to the time and breakfast before the bed time and lunch during the trekking. So be prepared to wait at least 20 minutes after your order for lunch. This is applicable for those cuisine which takes time to cook.
Highlights of Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek
- Cultural city tour in Kathmandu.
- Adventurous trek in one of the most incredible regions on the earth.
- Experience the domestic flight to one of the most incredible airport Lukla.
- Magnificent view of the Himalayas.
- Meet and know the people of the mountain, their culture and their daily activities.
- Experience nature with the panoramic view of the Himalayas.
- View the sunrise over the top of Mt. Ama Dablam.
- Feel the thrill of the Paradise on the earth.
- Easy trek in the real Himalaya
- Enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges
- Experience the majestic view of the Mt. Everest
- Explore the real Ama Dablam Base Camp.