Trip Facts

Trip Duration 13 Days
Trip Difficulty Inspiring
Maximum Altitude 4,570m
Best Season To Visit Autumn and Spring

Trip Overview

The Kathmandu-Ama Dablam Base Camp-Kathmandu trip kicks off with an exciting flight on a Twin Otter to the airstrip in the Himalayas at Lukla. Then, we follow the footsteps of famous Everest climbers along the trail to Namche Bazaar. We are now in a Buddhist Sherpa country. Here you come across colorful prayer fags, carved main walls, and ornate monasteries along the way. The trek takes you to some of the prettiest Sherpa villages and on to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is the colorful,  vibrant heart of Sherpa country. One of the highlights of the trek is a visit to the famous Tengboche Monastery in the Khumbu region. This monastery was partially destroyed by fire in the 1980s and rebuilt soon after. The trail takes you through beautiful Nepalese villages with scintillating views of the Khumbu and Everest regions. A moderate trek designed for the first-time trekker, it follows a section of the classic Everest Base Camp trail. The mountain views are stunning as famous peaks like Everest, Ama Dablam and Thamserku appear to be within touching distance. Reaching Ama Dablam Base Camp, we will get an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to Hotel Tibet; rest of the day at your leisure.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,840m), trek to Phakding (2,610m)- 4 to 5 hours walk

Leave the hotel for the Domestic Airport to catch the early morning fight to Lukla high in the mountains.
This is a spectacular fight as you rise above the hills of Nepal to gaze excitedly at the gigantic Himalayan peaks towards the north. Sherpa guides will be there to greet you and lead you on an amazing journey following the Dudh Khosi valley to the villageof Phakding.

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m)- 5 to 6 hours walk.

Climb up to the thriving trading town of Namche Bazaar, a popular stop for many treks. Halfway up the hill is a
special moment on the trek as we get our frst views of Everest and Lhotse. Namche Bazaar is the largest town in
the Khumbu region and enjoys superb views of peaks like Thamserku (6,648m), Kwangde (6,220m) and Khumbila (5,700m).

Day 05: Day walk to Everest view point.

This is the frst of two acclimatizing days in Namche Bazaar which is essential to help your body adapt to the higher altitudes. Today’s morning hike takes us up above Namche to the Everest view-point. On the way back we stop treks for lunch near the interesting Sherpa Culture & Everest Mountaineering Museum which is well worth a visit. After lunch we walk back to the lodge and the afternoon is free for you to relax or explore Namche.

Day 06: Trek to Deboche (3,770m)- 5 to 6 hours walk

As we leave Namche Bazaar, we embark on a trail that passes high above the Dudh Khosi river through rich rhododendron forest with superb views of the valley to Everest and Ama Dablam. After a river crossing at Phunki Tenga, we start the climb through a forest to Tengboche. The Tengboche Monastery is located here and is well worth visiting. Our lodge at Deboche is a 15-minute walk away from Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek to Pangboche (3,930m), afternoon walk towards Ama Dablam BC (4,570m).

We descend to the Imja Khola, before crossing the river and then climb gradually to the village of Pangboche.
Arrival at the lodge is followed by an early lunch after which we start the hike towards Ama Dablam Base Camp. This is an opportunity to get of the main Everest Base Camp trail and explore a quieter area in the Khumbu, below one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
If you prefer a shorter walk then you can walk to the viewpoint above Pangboche village and also visit the Gompa (small monastery) there.

Day 08: Trek to Phortse village- 6 hour walk.

We follow a diferent trail that takes you high up the hillside before arriving at the village of Phortse. Here you
are rewarded with an enchanting view of Tengboche Monastery with Mount Kangtega as the backdrop.

Day 09: Trek to Monjo- 6 to 7 hours walk.

After Phortse, we descend steeply through delightful birch and rhododendron forests to the river Dudh Khosi. Crossing the river, we embark on a steady hike up to the Mong La pass at 3,963m. From here it is downhill to Tashinga where we join the main Base Camp trail again. We retrace our steps all the way to Namche Bazaar and then down to Monjo village.

Day 10: Return to Lukla- 5 hour walk.

From Monjo we continue the descent of the Dudh Khosi valley through the villages of Phakding, Ghat and Cheplung. At Chaurikharka, we start ascending the fnal hill of the trek to reach Lukla.
Overnight at Numbur Lodge.

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu

Provided the weather is fne at Lukla, we catch an early morning fight back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day you are free to relax in Kathmandu or go shopping. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 13: Fly back home.

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, for the fight back home.
End of trip.

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