Amadablam Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Amadablam Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trek Days 10
  • Grade B +
  • Max Altitude 4600 m
  • Best Time Oct - May
  • Trip Mode Lodge Trek

Trip Overview


Ama Dablam Base Camp is one of the most fascinating short trek in Everest region of Nepal. If you have about 12 days in total in Nepal and like to explore the Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa culture with unparalleled views of some of the world’s highest peaks including awesome flanks of Ama Dablam this is the trek for you.

This is a fine excursion from Pangboche, offering those with time a little visited option. The added height allows many more peaks to be seen. The trail departs from lower Pangboche and descends to cross the Imja Khola. The steep path has suffered badly from erosion as far as the yak meadows on the plateau of Cholungche. Further on the trail zigzags up to a prayer flag cluster – the chorten col. Dingboche can be seen below the massive Lhotse, Nuptse wall, with Pumori further northwards, The trail turns briefly northeast before climbing past the disused Mingbo airstrip, It continues steadily up to the base of the east ridge of Ama Dablam to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600 m)

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The Trail Conditions

Straight, Up hill, Down hill, Jig Jag with small rocky, pebbles, muddy, some where dusty, man made stone steps, through the moss covered forests, Rocky glacier or If snows, snowy path crossing suspensions metal bridges and wooden bridges over the rivers

High Altitude Sickness:

Often times treks that ascends beyond 3500 m would require more days for acclimatization to ensure that trekkers do not suffer from high altitude sickness. The thinner air affects you in many ways and if you go high too fast there is a high chance to get effect.

Insurances of Guide and Porters

We do our Trekking insurance for the duration of 10 or 15 years from reputed insurance company in Kathmandu, Nepal which covers our insurance for the duration of our trek as well. On the other hand we (Hike Nepal) are member of TAAN (Trekking Agent Association of Nepal) TAAN takes fully responsible for the staffs of its members while we are on the trek. You are highly recommended to be insured for this trek from your country.

We, Nepalese eat a meal of Dhal Bhaat (rice with lentil soup, curry and  pickles) twice daily. The ingredients vary according to local and seasonal availability, but vegetarian options are the norm. Another cheap popular local dish is the ubiquitous instant noodle soup, enhanced by local vegetables, or meat or egg, depending on availability.. Eating Nepali-style will provide you with a truly local experience, guarantees fresh ingredients everywhere, and rules out disappointments.

Also, in all lodges tourists will be served their meals in the lodge dining room before the Nepali staff gets their meals in the kitchen or another place where guides and porters relax. And staff members’ quarters are separate from the tourist rooms. This seemingly two-class system may be a difficult concept for some tourists, but it can also be seen as “time off” for the staff members. Nepalese eat mostly with their hands, a custom that is considered offensive by some tourists another reason why the staff members may actually prefer to eat separately.

Medication 

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/paracetamol – general painkiller
  • Oral dehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
  • Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox (altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu)

Clothing / Equipment List

Kindly bring the following list of clothing / equipment for our trek to Everest Base Camp Trek

-Pair trekking boots and waterproofing agent

-Pair lightweight trekking sandals

-Pairs thin walking socks

-Pairs lightweight wind – water proof pants

-T-shirts

-Fleece Jacket

-Set lightweight thermals

-North Face down Jacket (Preferably)

-Small thin towel (sports towel best)
-Soap
-Shampoo
-Sunscreen
-Extra lightweight shirt for daypacks – for stops along the way
-Hat
-Cotton or silk bag liner – optional
-Neck warmer

-Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves

-Rucksack

-Pack tissues

-Pair sunglasses

-Water filter / Iodine (you could buy boiled water in hotels/ lodges which is safe to drink.

-Camera and films

-Head torch and spare batteries

-Sleeping bag (rated -15(above) D C during our trek )

Above things are required for Everest Base Camp. However if you do not have clothing you can either buy or rent in Nepal. In this case we have equipment cheaper than your country.

 

 

Itinerary


Day 01. : Kathmandu (1350m)- Lukla (2840m)- Phakding (2600m)

Day 02. : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 03. : Rest day

Day 04. : Namche - Tyangboche (3860m)

Day 05. : Tyangboche - Pangboche (3930m)

Day 06. : Pangboche - Amadablam Base camp- Pangboche (4600m)

Day 07. : Pangboche- Phortse (3860m)

Day 08. : Phortse- Namche Bazaar (3440m)

Day 09. : Namche Bazaar- Lukla (2840m)

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Trip Includes


  • All transportation by a car, domestic flight to and from Lukla within Nepal.
  • All listed twin occupancy accommodation within Nepal.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while on trekking
  • Accommodation with BB plan for 2 nights in Kathmandu
  • Drinks included with meals are teas, hot lemon and coffee
  • Guide, porter, driver wages and insurance
  • All necessary documents (trek permits, TIMS, tax)
  • All entrance fees to listed sites and places of interest.

Trip Excludes


  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All alcoholic & bottled drinks (beer, wine, spirits, sodas, juices etc) and hot shower during the trek
  • Between meal snacks and drinks while on trek
  • Personal shopping
  • Option donations (temple, gompas, assistance projects etc)
  • 30 days visa,
  • Personal travel insurance including emergency mountain rescue evacuation.

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.