Clench once in a lifetime opportunity to reach underneath one of the most aesthetic mountains of the world ‘Ama Dablam’ trekking through the most appealing routes of renowned Everest region.
Ama Dablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalaya, has superior importance to the Sherpas in the Khumbu region. The title of the peak ‘Ama Dablam’ has a unique meaning. Ama Dablam proposes a ‘Mother’s Necklace’; which seems like the long moraines on each side of the peak like the arms of a mother (Ama) shielding her child. Also, the hanging glacier considered of as the Dablam, the traditional double pendant containing images of the Gods worn by Sherpa women.
The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek offers you a whimsical opportunity to observe the mountain very closely taking you up to the base of the peak at an elevation of 4,600 meters. The dumbfounding trekking to the bottom of the beautiful ‘Ama Dablam’ winces with a scenic flight to one of the most extreme airports in the world, Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla.
The trek follows the similar classic trail of ‘Everest Base Camp’ until Pangboche and then with around two days’ hike to the top, the trail turns off on its own less congested path.
This trek is an excellent opportunity to get familiar with the traditional Sherpa lifestyle, and their religion and culture while relishing the panoramic view of the world’s towering peaks and serene beauty of the Himalayas.
So, if you’re pondering about heading to Everest region of Nepal for an unforgettable excursion, Ama Dablam Base Camp trek is one of the best options to choose amongst numerous.
You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into the room and spend some relaxing time until we meet at some point in the evening for the trip briefing. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival at the hotel.
After breakfast in the morning, we take you for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes:
• Swoyambhunath: A journey up to this monumental stupa with glittering golden spires provides the travelers with a picturesque view of the Kathmandu Valley and it is a must visit for those who wish to dive in the knowledge of Buddhism. The word Swoyambhunath means self-existent one and history dictates that it was made in the 13th century. At Swoyambhu, immerse yourself in the devotion of God by spinning the prayer wheels, with a backdrop of religious prayer ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ and the beautiful fragrance of incense.
• Boudhanath: The Boudhanath Stupa takes its place among the largest stupas in South Asia. The gigantic white mound spreads 36 meters, and on top of it, there\'s a square tower consisting of the holy Buddha eyes facing all four directions. Prayer flags tied to the stupa flutter in the wind carrying the hopes of people to heaven. As Tibetans inhabited the area in the 1950s, you can see the remains of Tibetan culture to this day too and enquire with them to get in-depth knowledge about their culture. Turn the prayer wheels and circle the stupa as you say your prayers amidst the crowd and pleasant yet strong fragrance of incense.
• Pashupatinath: One of the most revered Hindu pilgrimages in the world is ‘Pashupatinath.’ A small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was built here in 879 AD, but the temple stood in its current format 1697 AD when King BhupatindraMalla made it. This temple is an example of architectural magnificence as the gold-plated roof, silver roofs and woodcarvings of the highest caliber soothe and simultaneously amaze you. The temple comprises of Linga images of Lord Shiva along with numerous statues and shrines. A walk in this temple shows you the true meaning of life as in the yards you’ll see young boys doing ‘Bratabandha’ which starts their journey to adulthood and on the other hand you’ll witness the deceased being cremated in the banks of the holy river Bagmati, indicating that life is short. Talk with the sages residing there and expand your knowledge on Hinduism.
Patan City: Patan houses the famous Patan Durbar Square which was once the abode of the kings of Patan. The Square is a perfect example of Newari architecture at its prime and shows that the Malla rulers were the masters of the art. The square is home to Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, and the Golden Temple. Further tour the SundariChowk to learn about the fascinating samples of woodcarvings, stones. There you’ll see a massive stone platform, made for the extremely religious king who was said to endure great hardships to attend true peace. Enjoy the traditional Newari dishes in the restaurants there and watch as the urban life passes.
We enjoy a beautiful breakfast early in the morning and head towards the airport to catch a flight to the world’s most dangerous airport, Lukla. Our trekking guide will fly along with you. We operate by a Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world. Once on the flight, we can enjoy the stunning beauty of the rugged foothills that give way to the snowline of the majestic Himalayas. A lot of the world\'s highest mountains including Kanchenjunga III, Lhotse IV and Makalu V and much other snow -capped mountains are located here. After enjoying the adventurous flight for about 45 minutes, we land in Lukla, a magnificent mountain town in the Everest Region where we meet our porters and prepare to walk toPhakding, another mountain town. The descending walk leads us along the DudhKoshi River and to Phakding village for the overnight stay.
Approximate Distance: 7 km. Estimated Trekking Duration: 4 Hrs
Note: In case the regular flight is not going due to weather/wind etc. we will have the option of using an alternative helicopter and that may cost from USD 350 - 500 per person extra. It depends on demand on the Top of the regular ticket price included on the trip cost.
The early start of the trek of the day takes you on mostly flat and gradual uphill trail along the DudhKoshi River up to the Hilary suspension bridge. From this point, your first steep uphill walk on the Everest trail starts which takes you to an extraordinarily beautiful town of Namche, which is famously known as Namche Bazaar.On the way to Namche, you can enjoy the view of the snow-laden Himalayan peaks including Thamserku, Tabuchi, and Cholatsem. You’ll see the revered mountain ‘Khumbila,\' which is a s acred Mountain that protects the Khumbu region and many other peaks. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the local Sherpa and the Buddhist culture, take pictures of yaks, and take in the spirituality from the prayer flags along the trail and many more. Focus on the destination for today to enjoy the more majestic view of Kongde, KusumKangri, and Thamserku.
Today we stop inNamche for acclimatization. Hike to Everest viewpoint for about two hours uphill and enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Amadablam and many other Himalayan peaks. Hike down to Namche and spend rest of the day exploring Namche Bazaar enjoying the local atmosphere.
Enjoy breakfast early in the morning and start the trek of the day to Tyangboche. The initial part of the walk today is on a mountain flat and downhill trails to PhungiThanga for about four hours. From there another steep walk for about another two and a half hours will take you to the famous Tyangboche.Once you are in Tyangboche, never miss the opportunity to visit an ancient Tyangboche monastery where you can see the footprint of Milarepa, a famous ancient Tibetan yogi, and poet from the Kagyupa sect. In a bright day you will see superb Himalayan views including the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt.Lingterin 6679m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.KusumKhagaru 6367m, Mt. Kongde 6011m,Mt. Khumbila 5761m(God of the Khumbu), Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m, Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m, Pokalde peak 5806m and Honku south peak 6119m. Overnight at Tengboche. Stay in a Mountain Lodge.
After breakfast,make your trail through Diboche by crossing the ImjaKholawhich ultimately leads to Pangboche – today’s destination. As you walk on the Nepali flat – sometimes up and sometimes down, enjoy the enchanting view of the snow-capped mountains which is luring you even closer to the Everest and AmaDablam. The view and the fresh mountain air is enough to make you forget about your tiredness. Engage yourself in the observation of the incredible beauty of the Himalayan atmosphere.
Pangboche toAmaDablam base camp (5120m) then trek back to Pangboche.walk approximately 6-7 hours. The trek from Pangboche to AmaDablam Base Camp is a bit difficult, so you better prepare yourself for any hardships. On the route, you\'ll see the snowcapped mountains. The base camp is located in the idle spot from where you can see the majority of the way.
We trek towards the Khumjung village which is located in the Khumbu region. There is a monastery in Khumjung which is famous for its religious significance. Traverse the rocky terrain and feel the mountains getting closer with each step. The remote village of Kumjung welcomes you with open arms.
From Khumjung , we continue our descent towards Monjo via the Namche Bazar. Monjo is a small and remote village which lies in the DudhKoshi river valley just north of Phakding and south of Jorsale. The town lies just below the Sagarmatha National Park.
We further trek towards Lukla where we will spend the night over there. B, L, D.
We fly to Kathmandu from Lukla and from there we transfer to a hotel. You have the option of doing laundry , spa, and message. B
Today, the day will be spent on leisure activities in Kathmandu. At night, the management will host a farewell dinner along with a cultural show. B, D.
Our representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport.