Ama Dabalam Base Camp Trek is one of the finest short treks in the Everest Region. This trek gives you the Perfect introduction of the Everest Region. Ama Dabalam Base Camp Trek takes you to the famous Buddhist Monasteries’ and Sherpa villages of the Everest Region. The trek gives you an amazing trekking experience with the most stunning views and wonderful memories.
Ama Dabalam Base Camp Trek is one of the finest short treks in the Everest Region. This trek gives you the Perfect introduction of the Everest Region. Ama Dabalam Base Camp Trek takes you to the famous Buddhist Monasteries’ and Sherpa villages of the Everest Region.
The trek gives you an amazing trekking experience with the most stunning views and wonderful memories. Ama Dabalam trekking route follows the most popular footsteps in the world Ama Dabalam Base Camp Trek route. This trek gives you a wonderful view of Mount Everest Himalayan range. The world ‘Ama Dabalam’ is coined by two different word ‘Ama’ means Mother and ‘Dabalam’ means necklace. The mountain was named Ama Dabalam because of its appearance that looks like a traditional pendent worn by Sherpa women.
The highest altitude gained during the Ama Dabalam Base Camp trek is 4570 m. This trek is best for trekkers with short time and normal physical fitness. You can see the beautiful Picture of Ama Dabalam Mountain from the Base Camp.
Pangboche Village is a beautiful village that holds a major route to a number of stunning trekking destinations in the Everest Region. Among a number of trekking destinations from Pangboche Ama Dabalam Base Camp trek and Expedition is one of the most popular options. The trek to Ama Dabalam Base Camp from Pangboche is about 4km. The trial is not very difficult but goes through some dusty trials. It takes about two to three hours from Pangboche to reach Ama Dabalam Base Camp. The trial gives amazing views of the mountains.
Ama Dabalam Mountain stands at an altitude of 6,812 meters. There are two summits of the peaks. The main peak is 6,812 meters (22,349 ft); the lower western peak is 6,170 meters (20,243 ft). Ama Dablam is the third most popular Himalayan peak for permitted expeditions.
The accommodations during Kathmandu will be provided in standard 3-star hotels. However, accommodations during the trek will be provided in Tea houses or lodges and hotels during your stay in Kathmandu. All the accommodations will be provided on twin sharing basis. In Kathmandu you will get luxurious rooms with attached bathrooms and other luxury facilities. But, it might not be possible during the trek. You will be provided with clean and comfortable accommodations but in the mountain region there might not be facilities of attached bathrooms in the lodge or guest houses and also you may have to pay extra charges for hot water as well. We will try our best to provide you the best available services as far as possible. Single supplement rooms can also be provided on request but may not be available on higher altitude.
All meals during the trek will be provided by the company. The meals are provided three times a day that includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The breakfast is provided at the same lodge/teahouse where you had your overnight stay; Lunch is provided on the way and dinner at the last stop of the day where you will have your overnight stay. Since, all the tea houses/ lodges are run by the local people they have the similar food items on the menu. The tea houses mostly serve the local Nepali dishes and also offer some common Indian and continental food items as well. You can choose your food as according to the menu. We advise you to give a try to local food items and treat your taste buds with new flavors. Since, most of the food items are made up of locally grown it is healthy and organic as well. The breakfast during Ama Dabalam Base Camp Trek usually consists of toast, eggs, potatoes, and tea or coffee. Some tea houses offers instantly made chapattis or Porridge instead of toast. The lunch and dinner usually consists of typical Nepali food called Dal Bhat (cooked Lentils and Rice) including vegetables and pickles or you can also choose noodles, pastas, soups and other items. Since every food items are made by the local people you may not get that exact taste in the dishes other than local dishes.
Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your. Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek. Here are the tips for consuming water during Everest Base Camp Trek.
Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek.
Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water.
You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.
You can also use filtered water as well during your Everest Base Camp Trek. This can be an alternative where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. Filters like hand pumps are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria, and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective in removing viruses.
During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guides and porters will join you from Lukla. We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have a highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the pieces of training. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders).
Why do we use Porters?
Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them with employment opportunities and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for every two members of a group and also provide a personal porter on request at additional costs.
During your Everest Base Camp Trek, you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porters. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis giving employment opportunities to the local people.
It is in the hand of a guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life whereas a bad one can ruin your trek and make it worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced passionate trekking guides, expedition leaders, porters, and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields, they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have detailed information about our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff).
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences, or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensates for emergency helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies.
The number of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in the recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace-loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since a single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions.
Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel in the world. We see the number of solo travelers around the streets of the city and trekking areas. Tourism-related crimes in Nepal are very less and we Nepalese treat our guests as gods. Even though it is safe but still you need to be careful while walking to the cities alone at midnight and we recommend you hire a guide while trekking.
Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of culture which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists in a few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while traveling.
Nepal requires the use of guides and porters such as in some of the regions such as Inner Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, and Upper Mustang due to the areas being restricted. However, places such as the Annapurna Conservation Area and Everest Base Camp do not require guides. But we highly recommend at least having a guide with you. Since hiring a guide is very cheap in Nepal and it is not safe to travel alone in the mountain region you need to hire a guide for your personal safety.
The permit required for Everest Base Camp Trek like Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS card will be managed by the company itself. For this, you will need to submit your passport-sized photo (2 copies) and a photocopy of your passport in the office.
Culture and Custom of Sherpa People
It is highly recommended to our travelers respect the local culture and customs of the Sherpa people. The prayer rocks, walls, and flags are meant to be kept to the right at all times. It is a custom to follow what the local people believe. Also, ask before taking any photographs, many people do not want their photos taken.
For some trekking can be a short break from social media and the internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While traveling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities for telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Everest Base Camp are improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.
If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to Everest Base Camp you can use a satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own.
Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in Everest View Hotel and some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster than that of the cities.
Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Everest Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od the data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010. So you can have a better internet experience in the Everest Region through mobile data as well.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax and recover from your journey. In the evening, join a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant where you can savor delicious local cuisine and get to know your trekking guide and fellow trekkers.
After breakfast, embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a significant Hindu pilgrimage site located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Explore the ancient Boudhanath Stupa, an impressive Buddhist monument known for its peaceful ambiance. Continue to Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the city. Conclude the day by visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you can admire the intricately carved palaces, temples, and courtyards that reflect Nepal's rich architectural heritage.
Today, catch an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a thrilling mountain airstrip nestled in the Everest region. Meet the rest of the trekking crew in Lukla and begin your trek towards Phakding. The trail descends through beautiful pine forests, crossing suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. Pass through small villages and enjoy glimpses of snow-capped peaks along the way. Overnight stay in Phakding.
Continue trekking along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing more suspension bridges and ascending gradually towards Namche Bazaar. As you approach Namche, catch your first view of the majestic Mount Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. Namche Bazaar is a vibrant Sherpa town and the gateway to the Everest region. Explore the lively market, visit local shops, and immerse yourself in the unique Sherpa culture.
To aid acclimatization, spend an extra day in Namche Bazaar. Take a short hike to the Everest View Hotel, located above Namche, which offers stunning panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. Take in the breathtaking scenery and enjoy a hot drink while marveling at the highest peaks in the world. You can also visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery to learn more about the local culture, mountaineering history, and the Sherpa way of life.
Resume your trek, following a trail that offers mesmerizing views of Everest, Ama Dablam, and other neighboring peaks. Pass through dense rhododendron forests, cross suspension bridges, and make a steady ascent to reach Tengboche. Tengboche is home to one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in the region, Tengboche Monastery. Take some time to explore the monastery, immerse yourself in its spiritual ambiance, and witness the evening prayers.
As you continue your trek, the trail offers stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Descend through a forested trail until you reach the Imja Khola (river). Cross a suspension bridge and make a gradual ascent to Pangboche, a charming Sherpa village adorned with traditional houses and a beautiful monastery. Explore the village, interact with the friendly locals, and immerse yourself in the Sherpa culture.
Today is the highlight of the trek as you make your way to Ama Dablam Base Camp. The trail takes you through alpine meadows, rugged terrain, and rocky moraines. As you gain elevation, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, a stunning pyramid-shaped mountain that dominates the landscape. Arrive at the base camp, where climbers prepare for their ascent of this iconic peak. Spend the night at the base camp, enjoying the pristine mountain environment and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers and climbers.
Take the day to explore the Ama Dablam Base Camp area. Wake up early to witness the sunrise casting its golden glow on the surrounding peaks, creating a magical ambiance. Enjoy the stunning views and soak in the tranquility of the high-altitude wilderness. You can take short hikes around the base camp, capturing closer views of Ama Dablam and immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of the Himalayas.
Bid farewell to Ama Dablam Base Camp and retrace your steps back to Pangboche. Descend through the rugged terrain, taking in the breathtaking views as you make your way down. Rest and relax in Pangboche, reflecting on the incredible journey you've undertaken and the unforgettable experiences you've had along the way.
Continue your descent towards Namche Bazaar, following the familiar trail that you traversed on the ascent. Enjoy the views, interact with fellow trekkers and locals, and relish the sense of accomplishment as you near the end of your trek. Celebrate your achievements with your trekking companions in Namche Bazaar, sharing stories and memories of your journey.
Conclude your trek with the final leg from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. The trail descends through lush forests and crosses several suspension bridges, offering a final opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. Arrive in Lukla, bid farewell to your trekking crew, and board a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Small Group Journey (Monthly Departure)
Tailor Made Journey
The mentioned price for the trek mentioned in our website is price per person or small group. We can also tailor made the journey as according to your size of group and also customize private Ama Dabalam Base Camp Trek for you with your family and friends. We do provide certain percent discount for bigger groups as well. The rate of discount increases with additional number of people in your group. Bigger groups are highly encouraged for better rates.
The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is during March - May & Sept – Dec. The weather during this time is most favorable and offers promising views. However, Everest Base Camp can be visited at any time during the year with proper equipment’s and precautions. The Everest Region looks absolutely stunning during any time of the year.
The Nepalese Rupee (Nepali: रूपैयाँ, symbol: रू, Rs. code: NPR) is the official currency of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The Nepalese rupee is subdivided into 100 paisa. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal. The bank notes are available on 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 1000 rupees denominations.
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What currency works in Nepal?
Nepalese Rupee is used all over Nepal.
Can I use Indian Currency in Nepal?
Some of the shops and hotels also accept Indian currency but the Indian currency of, Rs 200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000 rupees denominations has been banned in Nepal.
How can I get currency in Nepal?
Your travel agent or hotel and they can help you exchange your cash into Nepalese rupees as per the exchange rate generated by Nepal Rastra Bank. This is the easiest way to exchange currency in Nepal. However, if you have a traveler's check you need to visit one of the major banks to do so.
What is the exchange rate of Nepalese Currency?
The tentative exchange rate of Nepalese Currency by Nepal Rastrya Bank is shown in the table below. However, the rates keep on fluctuating so it is better to check the rates while exchanging the currencies when you are in Nepal.
Trekking Region: Everest
Trek Start Point: Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Trekking Accommodation: Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Medium-Easy
Best Season: March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 4600m
Duration: 12 Days
We will send our representatives from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd at Tribhuvan International Airport a bit earlier than your arrival. As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport and complete your immigration process you will see our representatives holding a placard of your and company’s name. They will welcome you in a Nepali style offering some flowers and then transfer you to the hotel in our own private luxurious vehicle. You will meet rest of the team members in the hotel. The next day you will have your breakfast at the hotel or drive to the airport for your flight to Lukla depending upon the flight schedule. The costs includes Airport to Hotel pickup and drop for both domestic and international flights. You will meet the rest of the team members in Lukla and only guide will be going along with you from Kathmandu.
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