AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP TREK - Corporate Adventure Treks
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Trip Facts

  • Ama Dablam Peak Altitude : 6815m
  • Renowned for its pyramid shape and vertical walls.
  • First ascent in 1961.


  • Kathmandu: Hotel
  • Trekking: Teahouse


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner




Trip Introduction

The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in the Everest region of Nepal. Offering stunning views of the majestic Ama Dablam peak. This trek is known for its scenic beauty, diverse landscapes and opportunities to experience the local Sherpa culture.

The trek typically starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. An  followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages like Namche Bazaar, Khumjung,  Pangboche. As you ascend higher, you’ll pass through rhododendron forests, cross suspension bridges over rushing rivers and enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.

The highlight of the trek is reaching the Ama Dablam Base Camp, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Ama Dablam peak. And surrounding Himalayan giants. The base camp provides a serene setting to take in the natural beauty and marvel at the towering mountains.

Throughout the trek, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture, visiting monasteries, interacting with the local people and learning about their traditional way of life.

The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek.It is  suitable for trekkers with a good level of fitness. It’s a great option for those seeking a memorable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas with the added bonus of experiencing one of Nepal’s most iconic peaks up close.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience close-up views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m/22,349ft) and other majestic peaks from Ama Dablam Base Camp.
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath or Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu city.
  • Enjoy an adventurous and scenic flight to Lukla’s Tenzing Hillary Airport, the gateway to the Khumbu region.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Sherpa community in villages like Phakding, Tengboche, Pangboche and Monjo.
  • Observe the daily life of the Sherpa people in Namche Bazaar and along the Dudh Koshi river valley.
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region and soak in its spiritual ambiance.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku and Cholatse from the heights of Pangboche.
  • Explore Pangboche Monastery, the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region and learn about its history.
  • Discover the subalpine flora and rare fauna of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park, home to diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Is the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek suitable for you?

Physical Fitness: The trek involves walking for several hours each day over varied terrain including steep ascents and descents. Good physical fitness is essential for this trek.

Altitude: The trek reaches high altitudes with the Ama Dablam Base Camp located at over 4,750 meters (14,700 feet). Acclimatization days are included to help your body adjust to the altitude.

Experience: While no previous trekking experience is required some hiking experience and a reasonable level of fitness will enhance your enjoyment of the trek.

Weather: Weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable with cold temperatures and the possibility of snowfall, especially at higher elevations. Be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Accommodation: Accommodation along the trekking route is in teahouses or lodges, which provide basic amenities. Facilities may be more basic at higher elevations.

Health Considerations: It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking the trek especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

Travel Insurance: It is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes including emergency medical evacuation.

Permits: Ensure that you have the necessary permits for the trek such as the TIMS card and Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.

Packing: Pack appropriate clothing and gear for the trek including layers for varying temperatures, sturdy hiking boots and a good quality backpack.

Guided Trek: Consider joining a guided trek with experienced guides who can provide support, knowledge of the area and ensure your safety throughout the journey.

Day To Day Itinerary

  • Arrival On: Kathmandu
  • Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Over night in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2

Over night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3

Over night stay in Phakding.

Day 4

Over night stay in Namche Bazzar.

Day 5

Over night stay in Namche Bazzar.

Day 6

Over night stay in Tengboche.

Day 7

Over night stay in Pangboche.

Day 8

Over night stay in Pangboche.

Day 9

Over night stay in Phortse.

Day 10

Over night stay in Monjo.

Day 11

Over night stay in Lukla.

Day 12

Stroll around the thamel market or rest at the hotel.

Over night stay in Kathmandu.

Day 13

Today marks the end of the “Ama Dablam Base Camp” trek. You can buy souviners at the market and bid farewell to Nepal.

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Route Map

Altitude Map

What's Included

  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle.
  • 3-star deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing room with breakfast.
  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trip.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek and Kathmandu breakfast.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek.
  • Domestic flights. (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)/ ( RCH -LUA-RCH)
  • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg.
  • Highly experienced English-speaking, government-licensed trained in first-aid Trek Leader. (Guide)
  • Porter service to carry your main luggage during the trek. (2 trekkers : 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their food, accommodation, salary, flight, insurance, equipment etc.
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee and Community Fee.
  • First Aid kit, Pulse Oximeter and essential medicines (Paracetamol, Diamox etc.) carried by the Trek Leader.
  • Rent available down jacket and sleeping bag (per day USD2 respectively to be returned after trek completion) | Note: if you have own jacket and sleeping bag bring yourself.
  • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges. [13% Government Tax]

What's Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charge(s).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International flights.
  • Travel insurance, covering trekking over 4000m, evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation.
  • Personal expenses. (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).

Note: Lukla weather and Flight

The easiest way to reach Lukla (2840m), the trailhead of your Everest Base Camp Trek is via a flight. One of the highest and most extreme airports in the world, flying to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla has its own challenges. The challenging part among them is the weather.

The airport is built on a narrow plateau over a steep cliff. Navigating the plane along the short and narrow runway is difficult when strong winds whip across the mountains. Surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world, the weather here is unpredictable and changes frequently. It would be clear and sunny one minute and the next moment the clouds will appear and everything will turn hazy. Flights operate only when the weather is stable and visibility clear.

The chances of your Lukla flight getting canceled cannot be ruled out. If this happens your EBC Trek may get extended by a day or two. So come prepared and keep buffer days so that you may not miss your international flight.

If there is a long delay due to bad weather, we will try to secure a space for you on a helicopter flight. The cost for the heli flight [USD 500 one way per person] is not included in the trip price and should be borne by you.

Due to congestion at the Kathmandu airport during high season (Spring- March, April, Autumn – October, November), flights to and from Lukla now operates from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap. The airport lies 132km (4hrs 30mins drive) from Kathmandu.

However, airline companies operate their first and last flights directly from Kathmandu and Lukla (KTM-LUKLA-KTM). If you book your trip early, we can try to secure a place for you on the direct flight to or from Lukla. It will be easier and more comfortable to fly directly from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa instead of making that additional journey to Ramechhap.

Helicopter Flights to Everest Region will operate from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

The Trekking Group

For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.

Accommodations and Meals


We will be accommodated in Hotel Moonlight or Similar in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 270. Corporate Adventure treks rooms with attached washrooms however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.


During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for our guests.

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Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

Remember you will be trekking to the world’s highest trekking destination, Everest Base Camp which lies well above 5000 meters beyond the sea level. Here there is less oxygen in the atmosphere which will make breathing a bit difficult.

To let your body get used to the thin air, you need to walk slowly, steadily, and keep your body hydrated. If you try to hasten and walk fast to reach your destination in less time, chances are you may suffer from AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness.

AMS symptoms like dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc., are seen at elevations above 2000 meters. Usually, these symptoms occur once you reach Namche or beyond Namche.

Taking Diamox and a good night’s rest may work for mild cases. Drinking plenty of fluids (water, tea, soup, etc.) and keeping your body hydrated will also help to keep the sickness at bay. One should take the necessary precautions to ensure that the condition does not worsen. But if the symptoms worsen, one may have to return to a lower elevation and get medical help.

There are clinics at Lukla, Namche, and Pheriche which offer basic care for minor ailments. In the worst-case scenario, an air evacuation will be arranged, where the patient will be flown to Kathmandu to receive medical aid. AMS, if untreated or ignored can take your life.

On a high altitude trek like the trek to EBC, acclimatization is very important. Your body needs time to get used to thin air which can be done by resting at a lower altitude before reaching a higher level of elevation.

Our experts have included two days in the itinerary for acclimatization. During your trek, you will be spending extra days at Namche (3440m) and Pangboche (3985m) to acclimatize successfully before trekking further.

 Drinking Water

 It is important to keep your body hydrated on the trail as dehydration also causes AMS. One should drink at least 3-4 liters of fluids daily.

We dissuade you from buying bottled water as it adds up to the thrashing problem in the mountains. Moreover like everything else, bottled water is also expensive in the mountains.

We highly recommend you to carry a reusable water bottle with you, one that can hold hot water. You can use one with a steri pen or an inbuilt filtration system like LifeStraw. You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water. While the water in the mountains tends to be pure and without impurities, it’s better not to take chances and filter or treat the water before drinking.

Using chlorine or iodine tablets to treat the water may alter its taste. You can add flavored electrolyte powder (which readily available at pharmacies in Kathmandu) to mask the bitter chemical taste. Adding electrolyte to your drinking water may also be beneficial as the minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.) you lose while walking gets replenished.

Teahouses offer boiled drinking water at an additional cost. It can cost anywhere between 1 USD to 4 USD. Up to Namche, you may have to pay around 1 USD per liter or pot (every teahouse use a different sized pot). The price increases gradually as you climb higher. You pay the highest for boiled water at Gorak Shep, ie, 4USD. While cold water is provided free of charge, it is not advisable to drink untreated tap water.

Internet Connectivity on Amadablam Base Camp Trek

Despite being the world’s highest trekking trail, internet connection (though erratic and irregular at some places) is available in the Everest Region.

You can connect with your loved ones while trekking, post updates, and upload pictures on social media. Wi-fi is available at all teahouses up to Gorak Shep. While it is free at some cafes in Lukla and Namche, most teahouses will charge you extra for using their Wi-Fi hotspot.

It will be cheaper and easier to get an Ncell (a private telecom company) or Ntc ( Government, Nepal dur Sanchar company)  sim card in Kathmandu and purchase internet data that could last you for your entire trip. The company offers 3G connectivity up to Everest Base Camp (5364m).

Everest Link, another local internet provider also offers paid internet access on the trail. You can purchase the username and password at any of the teahouses or shops along the trail.

Packing Checklist For Everest Base Camp Trek

As opposed to popular belief, you don’t need a lot of complicated gear and equipment for an Everest Base Camp adventure. Here’s a basic checklist of the most essential items that you should not forget to bring with you during your Amadablam BC Trek:

A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support

Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with a waterproof cover

Trekking pants and waterproof trousers

T-shirts or shirts

Down jacket

Wind/ waterproof light jacket

Fleece jumper or jacket

Inner Thermal (top and trouser)

4-6 pair of socks and underwear

Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap or balaclava

Inner and outer gloves

Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries

Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer

Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries

Water bottle and water purification tablets

Sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner


These are only some of the essential items. Check a more detailed packing list for trekking. Most of the trekking equipment are available on hire in Kathmandu. You can keep your baggage light by only packing the most essential items and renting or buying the rest in Kathmandu. Shops in Thamel offer branded as well locally made gear and equipment.

Travel Insurance

For Everest Base Camp Trek, you need a good travel insurance policy that offers you coverage for all activities and altitudes included in your itinerary. The highest altitude you reach is 4,570 meters and your travel insurance should offer you suitable coverage up to this elevation.

Though we take your safety as our number one priority, we cannot rule out mishaps and emergencies that may occur at this altitude. There is less oxygen in the environment and trekkers usually suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness, which could prove to be fatal if not treated on time. Walking on a treacherous mountain environment also exposes you to physical injuries. Therefore, make sure that your insurance covers the cost of all injuries and emergencies that you can possibly face during this trekking adventure. Your insurance policy should especially cover the cost of helicopter evacuation and hospitalization in case of an accident or medical emergency, as these happen to be quite expensive. Check for vaccination requirements as some travel insurance policies makes it mandatory to immunize yourself before you leave your country.

Before you decide on a policy, be mindful and don’t forget to read the fine print. It would be advantageous for you also to choose a company that offers insurance cover on both domestic as well as international flight cancellations and lost or stolen baggage.

Entry Permits & Requirements

The permits you need for the Amadabalam Base Camp trek are – 1) Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and 2) Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. Unlike other treks in the Nepal Himalaya, you won’t be needing a TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board’s Office in Kathmandu or at the park’s entrance gate in Monjo by paying NRS 3000. For citizens of SAARC countries, the fee is NRS 1500. You need to fill out the permit form and show your passport or a copy of your passport. This will be including on our package.

To get the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, you need to be in Lukla. You have to pay NRS 2000 for the permit at the rural municipality counter which lies at the edge of the village.

You won’t have to worry about queuing up to get the permits as the company or our guides will arrange all the permits for you.

Trip Safety

We ensure the safety of our clients by following all safety protocols during the trip. The Aamadablam Base Camp Trek itinerary has been designed by travel experts and veteran guides who have guided several groups to A.  Base Camp innumerable times.

To prevent AMS, the required number of rest days has been added to the itinerary. Our guides always carry a first-aid kit and pulse oximeter (to measure the oxygen level in your blood) with them. The guides assigned to you have more than 10 years’ experience and know what steps to take during an emergency. They are well-trained in wilderness first aid and crisis management.

If a client shows symptoms of AMS and needs to descend to a lower elevation, an assistant guide will escort him/her and will follow the safety protocol. He will closely monitor the client’s condition and will take the required steps needed for the well-being of the client.

If he/she feels alright after a night’s rest, the guide will escort the client back to join the group. But if the condition worsens, the client will be escorted down to Lukla or get airlifted to Kathmandu for expert medical aid.

Guide(S) & Staff Arrangements

Everest Base Camp Trek takes you to the highest trekking trail in the world. Having an experienced local guide accompanying you will enrich your trip in so many ways. Trekking with a person who has in-depth knowledge of the mountain will also keep you safe and secure.

All our guides have an experience of more than 10 years and have a vast knowledge of the area you are visiting. They have completed the trekking guide course and have the required government license to work as a mountain guide. They can communicate in English and have received training on wilderness first aid and crisis management.

The trek will be led by a chief guide or trek leader. For every 8 trekkers, there will be an assistant guide assisting them personally. One porter will carry the luggage of 2 clients. Make sure that your luggage does not exceed 12/13 kg, as the porter can only carry a weight of 25/30 kg.

We believe in the ethical treatment of our staff. All our Guides and Porters are provided with weather-appropriate gear and clothing to battle the harsh weather in the mountains. Before the start of a trek, we ensure that our mountain guides are fully insured. They are given fair wages and treated with respect.


We seriously follow the guidelines set by IPPG (International Porter Protection Group) and offer assistance to porters to develop other skills. A portion from the booking fee goes to fund the education of our field staffs’ kids.