Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek is a short and amazing journey in the Khumbu region that goes through picturesque mountain villages and lush forests, offering a blissful and serene journey.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekfollows an adventurous, less-traveled route in the Khumbu region. It is a great alternative to the famous and bustling Everest Base Camp Trek route. The trail cuts off from Pangboche and ascends to the base of Mt. Ama Dablam, known for its spectacular beauty. Moreover, this mountain is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. We have designed this 13 days Ama Dablam Trek itinerary for those, who are seeking a pristine and less-crowded venture in the Everest region.
Standing 6,812 meters above sea level, Mt. Ama Dablam has close ties with the locals of the region. The meaning behind the word 'Ama Dablam' means "Mother's Necklace" because of the perennial hanging glacier, which resembles 'Dablam'- a unique piece of traditional jewelry worn by Sherpa women. Likewise, the view of this mountain from Tengboche looks like a mother's hands protecting her child on each side.
Following the famous route to Everest Base Camp, you trek through Sagarmatha National Park that passes by dense forests, and crossing numerous thrilling suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River. The trail takes you to the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazar, where you will spend a couple of nights for acclimatization, and during that, explore around the village. Get to see the daily lifestyle and culture of locals, have intimate interaction with them, and visit some of the centuries-old monasteries along the way, including the oldest and the biggest monastery of the Khumbu region, the Tengboche monastery.
From Namche Bazar, the trail descends & ascends through lovely forests of rhododendron to Tengboche village and continues towards Pangboche. Visit the ancient Pangboche monastery and hike to the Ama Dablam Base Camp, situated at 4,576 meters. The views from the base camp are phenomenal. The trail then traces back its steps and descends to Lukla.
Ama Dablam Base Camp Trekking route offers you stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains, towering high and dominating the sky. Likewise, on the way, you might get to see Himalayan birds and animals. There is more to Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek than this, and we would love to see you feel that experience firsthand. Get in touch with us to book a trek for you or to know more about the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek package.
Major Attractions of Dablam Base Camp Trek
Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The Ama Dablam trek package includes a guided sightseeing tour of several monuments, where you will be learning Nepali art, architecture, culture, and history. Some of the places you will be visiting during the tour are sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Thrilling flight to Lukla
Located at 2,860 meters, a flight to Lukla Airport is one of the thrilling flights one can have in his/her lifetime. Not over exhilarating, the spectacular views of the Himalayas during the flight and thrilling landing at the short runway of Lukla flight adds more adventure to the journey.
The trail goes through Sagarmatha National Park
The Sagarmatha National Park begins from Monjo onwards at 2,845 meters and spreads up to 8,848 meters, the highest point on Earth, Mt. Everest. The trail ascends through the park, where you will be crossing many streams and wooden/suspension bridges. Similarly, you will trek through dense forests of rhododendron, magnolias, blue pine, chir pine, juniper, and hemlock. On the way, you might also come across birds like the golden eagle, snow pigeon, yellow-billed, and red-billed choughs, along with Himalayan animals like blue sheep, yaks, snow leopards, etc.
Pass by picturesque villages
The Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek route weaves its way through remote mountain villages and many small settlement areas. Some of the villages you will be walking through are Ghat, Phakding, Jorsale, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, Pangboche, etc. You can see the daily lifestyle of the locals, doing their daily chores. People from several different communities like Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, Bhote, etc live in the villages along the trekking route. Get to see their tradition, practices, and norms, and learn their values & beliefs.
Explore the Namche Bazar
Namche Bazar is the tourist hub of Khumbu region. This village has most of the facilities like the ATM lounge, better WiFi service, numerous cafes & restaurants, souvenir shops, and museums. While spending a couple of nights in this village, you will visit the Everest Photo Gallery and Sherpa Culture Museum. Likewise, you will go on short excursions to places like Syangboche Airstrip, Everest View Hotel, and Khumjung monastery.
Visit Tengboche monastery and Pangboche Monastery
Tengboche monastery is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region, located at 3,867 meters. Established in 1916 by Lama Gulu, this monastery was destroyed and rebuilt twice. You can see some ancient paintings, sculptures, and artifacts in the Monastery. Likewise, the Pangboche monastery is one of the ancient monasteries of the Khumbu region, situated at 3,900 meters. Pangboche Monastery is believed to be built around 350 years ago by Lama Sangwa Dorjee.
Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp & witness beautiful Himalayan Mountains
Ama Dablam Base Camp is situated at 4,576 meters. The views from the base camp are surreal. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains and glaciers, it feels like standing in heaven. On Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek, you get accompanied by breath-taking landscapes and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), and many others. Likewise, you can see glaciers and small lakes along the way. Every new village will unfold a distinct scenery for you, and it will only get better.