HIGH-END AMA DABLAM BASE CAMP TREK
14 DAYS – MODERATE / STRENUOUS
Enjoy the comfort of pampered trekking and high-end teahouses while trekking to 15,000ft Ama Dablam Base Camp!
Widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalaya, Ama Dablam stands sentinel to the Khumbu region.
Begin by following the legendary trail to Mount Everest as you make your way into the heart of the Himalaya. Through Sherpa villages then off the beaten path to monasteries and tranquil lodges, our route takes us through the shadow of some of the highest mountains on Earth.
Pampered trekking means you only have to carry a light daypack.
Enjoy delicious meals, hot tea & coffee, and a soft bed at high-end teahouses each night.
- Some of the most spectacular views anywhere
- 15,500 ft Ama Dablam Base Camp
- Delightful high-end teahouses
- Sherpa hospitality
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 1 Kathmandu | Boutique Lodging in heart of ancient city
Airport pickup – Transport to boutique B&B – Welcome Dinner – Orientation
DAY 2 Kathmandu | Temples and Palaces of Ancient Kathmandu
Walking tour of hidden backstreets and iconic landmarks of Kathmandu.
DAY 3 Lukla – Phakding | Himalayan Tea-house Trekking
Morning flight to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (3.5-4 hrs)
DAY 4 Monjo | Trek to Monjo (3.5-4 hrs)
Follow a local’s footpath through hidden hamlets. Visit the Gumila Monastery.
DAY 5 Namche | High-end Tea-House with amazing Himalayan views
Trek to Namche (4-4.5 hrs)
DAY 6 Namche | Day hike to Sherpa Villages
Follow the path less traveled through yak pastures and Sherpa villages, all in the shadow of the sacred mountain – Khumbu Yul La.
DAY 7 Mende | Trek to Mende (4 hrs)
Leave the main trail to Everest Base Camp and go where few tourists do. Climb a quiet trail to remote Mende. Share the view with yaks and the nuns in the nearby nunnery.
DAY 8 Thame – Mende | Day hike to Thame
Follow the old salt trade route from Tibet to quiet Thame. Unspoiled views of glaciers and peaks.
DAY 9 Tashinga | Trek to Tashinga (4-5 hrs)
DAY 10 Pangboche | Trek to Pangboche (6.5 hrs)
Visit the famous Tengboche Monastery and soak up stunning views of Amma Dablam and Mount Everest.
DAY 11 Ama Dablam Base Camp | Day Hike to 15,500ft
The highpoint of our journey. An amazing ascent up open ridges to Ama Dablam Base Camp.
DAY 12 Kathmandu | Helicopter flight to Kathmandu – Transport to hotel
Option to circumambulate the iconic Bouddhanath Stupa with pilgrims from all corners of the earth.
DAY 13 Kathmandu | Sightseeing / Shopping.
Free day for rest, shopping, or to explore around Bouddha Stupa
DAY 14 Departure | Last minute shopping. Departure.
PRICING & WHAT’S INCLUDED
$9,895 per person
- Airport transfers
- All in-country transportation
- 13 nights lodging
- 3 meals per day
- Flight: Kathmandu – Lukla
- Helicopter flight: Pangboche – Kathmandu
- Sagarmata National Park entrance fees
- TIMS trekking permit fees
- Licensed and insured trekking guide and porters
- Entrance fees for listed Kathmandu sights
- Morning tea / coffee
- Trekking map
- Eli as personal Trip Leader and Cultural Liaison
- International airfare to / from Nepal
- Nepal visa fee
- Any drinks other than complimentary drinks
- Personal equipment
- Trip insurance
- Emergency evacuation if required
- Other personal expenses
- Tips for guides, staff, drivers, etc…
DEPARTURE DATES 2018
Feb 23-Mar 06 | Mar 09-20 | Mar 23-Apr 03 | Nov 23-Dec 04
FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
Don’t see dates that work for you? Contact me to plan dates that fit your schedule.
October – December, February – May