AMADABLAM BASE CAMP TREK
– AMADABLAM – “THE MATTERHORN OF NEPAL” –
• Trekking Days: 09 Days.
• Kathmandu Stay: 04 Days (Including one contingency day)
• Departure Day: 01 Day.
“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”
Amadablam (6,812 m/ 22,349 ft), as it emerges and stand so resolute and strong that it rightly assumes the name as Matterhorn of Nepal. The Amadablam Base Camp trek offers anyone with a wonderful mixture of eventful legendary Everest base camp trial and untouched Amadablam base camp. Amadablam base camp trek takes you to the serene and most beautiful surroundings still very untouched by civilization. It is undeniably considered one of the most picturesque trekking destinations in the entire Everest trekking category.
From Lukla, the world’s most dangerous airport we enter the buffer zone into the most enchanting valley of Dudh Koshi. We walk the historical trail set by the pioneer mountaineers to the beautiful settlement of Namche. Being at Khumjung, the green hidden valley and to witness the Yeti scalp is fascinating. Trekking over the high elevated trail to Pangbuche is remarkable where the inspiring Amadablam dominates the skyline.
The most delightful hike to Amadablam base camp starts early with an awe-inspiring view and remarkable settings. Moreover, here we go beyond the established trails beneath the overwhelming flanks of Amadablam which is simply phenomenal. It offers anyone with a breathtaking 360 degree mountain panorama with the view of unique Everest summit on the horizon above the Nuptse wall. Nothing is so fascinating than being in the serene mountain meadow with motivating surrounding and sensational views.
Our itinerary is so designed that we have enough time for healthier adaptation to the thin air environment that exists in Everest region. This gradual adaptation can eventually guarantee everyone a safe passage to where we are going.
come and join us to experience the adventure of a lifetime.
- DAY 01: Arrive to Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 ft)
- DAY 02: Half day city tour/ afternoon trek briefing and preparation / welcome dinner
- DAY 03: Fly to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 ft) and trek to Phakding (2,610 m/8,562 ft) 3 -4 hours
- DAY 04: Trek to Namche (3,450 m/11,318 ft) 6 - 7 hours
- DAY 05: Acclimatization day at Namche /morning excursion.
- DAY 06: Trek to Khumjung (3,780 m/12,401 ft) 2 - 3 hours
- DAY 07: Trek to Phortse (3,810 m/12,500 ft) 5 - 6 hours
- DAY 08: Trek to Pangbuche (3,930 m/12,893 ft) 4 - 5 hours
- DAY 09: Trek to Amadablam Base Camp (4,600 m/ 15,091 ft) and Trek to Tyengbuche (3,860 m/12,664 ft)
- DAY 10: Trek to Monjo (2,850 m/9,350 ft) 5 - 6 hours
- DAY 11: Trek to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 ft) 5 - 6 hours
- DAY 12: Fly to Kathmandu - 35 minutes
- DAY 13: Contingency day in Kathmandu in case of flight cancellation.
- DAY 14: Departure day
The above itinerary is simply a guideline and is subject to alteration as per the circumstances. Your group leader is solely liable to bring about changes in the best interest of the group.
Flight Delay/Cancellation in Kathmandu and Lukla:
The unpredictability of Flights flying to and from Lukla airport, the gateway to Mount Everest and the world’s most electrifying airport is pretty evident from its history of delays and cancellation. Diverse factors leads to the situation of cancellation including the weather, technical issues, poor visibility etc. In such conditions, Nepal Pyramids will charter a helicopter to make certain that you don’t miss your trip or your international flight. But again under these circumstances the possibility of flying helicopter depends on the Nepal Civil Aviation flying rules.
Travelers are to pay the cost of the chartered helicopter which is payable through cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa and Master Cards only). Travelers will be provided with receipt upon payment so that they may claim the amount from their travel insurance. The cost per person is governed by the number of people taking this facility.
Why extra night in Kathmandu???
After the trip, travelers have one additional leisure day in Kathmandu, the living heritage city, which in reality is a contingency day in case of Lukla – Kathmandu flight cancellation under certain circumstances. This certainly gives anyone more of a chance to explore Kathmandu, the capital, ‘The Shining Pearl of Asia’ with its beautiful temples, monuments and time honored legends and history. The city undeniably has so much to offer anyone with thrilling tour experience. Nepal Pyramids will always be there to assist you with your city exploration.
⭐ Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at the elevation of 2840 m is more adventurous and startling.
⭐ Walking on the legendary trekking trail through the Sherpa village with its exceptional culture is way stunning than anything.
⭐ Visit to the Khmujung Monastery and witnessing the Scalp of mythical creature [Yeti] will surely add up to your legendary quest.
⭐ The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan-Buddhist culture and to witness the territory of the yaks from the very first day is charismatic.
⭐ Walking uphill to the Amadablam Base camp which is very untouched is thrilling and to witness the Matterhorn of Nepal with its enormous physique standing right up to the sky is awe-inspiring.
⭐ While from Amadablam Base Camp you will be literally overlooking the complete enchanting valley below you which is touching.
⭐ View of world’s highest peak and its neighboring mountains and spectacular landscapes that get closer everyday eventually makes you appreciate about trekking being an ultimate holiday.
“THE MATTERHORN OF NEPAL”
DAY 1: KATHMANDU, THE CAPITAL CITY (1,400 m/4,593 ft)
Soon you land in Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there with Nepal Pyramids board to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Despite, the capital city of Nepal certainly being the busiest with hectic traffic it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and vigorous activities around, where you can simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.
• Pick up from the international airport.
• Transfer to hotel by your Group Leader.
• Short preliminary briefing.
• Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
• Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.
DAY 2: IN KATHMANDU
Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates you the entire mysticism over its existence.
• Breakfast depending on your choice and preference.
• Meet-up at 9 am for the tour.
• Visit to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath.
• Lunch on your preference.
• Getting together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader.
• Distribution of company’s trek equipment’s.
DAY 03: FLIGHT TO LUKLA (2,800 m / 9,186 ft) TREK TO PHAKDING (2,600 m/8,530 ft) 3/4 hrs
This 3/4 hours easy walk on the legendary trekking trail through the cultured Sherpa villages with its exceptional beauty and the view of stunning landscape, deep valley and Dudh Koshi gorge is unique.
• Flying in a twin-otter plane to a small Lukla airport at the elevation of 2840 m
• Beautiful walk through the series of stunning native settlement
• Phenomenal sight of profound gorges, ancient farming terraces and the scenic beauty at the backdrop is something special on the very first day.
• Overnight stay at stunning Phakding, fabulous dinner and briefing by your leader along with number of fascinating stories.
DAY 04 - 05: TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,450 m / 11,318ft) 7 hrs. ACCLIMATIZATION DAY
Today we will start early for Namche Bazaar, the capital and the Administrative Center of the Khumbu district. It’s more of a luxurious city in the middle of no way in the midst of remoteness and thin air. Despite long hours walk it’s far more than just trekking. Give time to adapt your body with thin air. It’s not a matter about proving your physical strength, its more about taking pleasure with steady ascend.
• Wake up call as set by your leader
• 3 hours gentle walk through series of pleasant villages to the last settlement of Jorsale for lunch
• Crossing of 5 high suspension bridges is daring.
• The scenic beauty, deep gorges of soaring cliffs at the backdrop is phenomenal.
• Being at Namche, the dream land is remarkable which is worth an effort.
• 1 and ½ hours amazing walk for acclimatization.
• Walk to Syangbuche, one of the enchanting place in the region with the world’s highest airstrip.
• The close view of the magnificent mountain, extensive green hills, the Tibetan Buddhist culture and to witness the territory of the yaks is charismatic
• The first view of the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest)
DAY 06: TREK TO KHUMJUNG (3,780 m / 12,401ft) 3 hrs.
Short and relaxing walk to the “Valley inside the Clouds”, Khumjung, situated at the base of the holy mountain, Khumbiyela is exceptionally sensational. Khumjung, the green hidden valley is indeed very enchanting with its extent making it one of the largest settlement in the region and with all the green painted roofs giving it more of a peaceful appearance.
• 2 and ½ hours easy walk
• Visit to yak farm, school built by Edmund Hillary and the Khumjung monastery to witness the scalp of the yeti is another legendary quest.
• Free afternoon for self-exploration around the village of Khumjung.
DAY 07: TREK TO PHORTSE (3,810 m / 12,500 ft) 6 hrs.
We skip the overcrowded traditional trial and explore the lower section of Gokyo valley with the most amazing setting.
• Fabulous walk to the ridge of Mong-La with stunning mountain views.
• Deep drop to the gokyo gorge for lunch with chances to see musk deer
• Unlike many other settlement the terraced village of Phortse is special of its kind
DAY 08: TREK TO PANGBUCHE (3,930 m/12,893 ft) 4 hours
Leaving Phortse we take the high trail, considered to be one of the most beautiful trails with outstanding view of enormous mountain and deep valley. Pangbuche, situated at the foot of soaring Amadablam Mountain is another attraction.
• Beautiful walk through high elevation trail with the most beautiful view.
• Chances to witness the musk deer, mountain goat and different birds
• Effortless walk to Pangbuche and fabulous lunch.
• Getting closer to mount Amadablam is appealing.
• Free afternoon for self-exploration and ease.
DAY 09: TREK TO AMADABLAM BASE CAMP (4,576 m/15,043 ft) AND TREK TO TYENGBUCHE (3,860 m/12,664 ft)
Today we ascend over 500 m to get the stunning Amadablam Base camp. Despite the 3 hour climb it’s worth an effort to be at the base of one of the most beautiful mountain in the world. The breathtaking view is simply unbelievable. We then trek to Tyengbuche monastery, one of the most active monastery in the region. Tyengbuche monastery has always been a place of worship for the natives and the mountain climbers before climbing any peak the Everest region.
• Delightful walk to the base of the world’s most beautiful mountain.
• Witness the most enchanting moment of your life.
• Unlike many other settlement Tyengbuche is special of its kind with stunning mountain views
• Visit to the monastery and lighting the butter lamp is an incredible experience
• Witness the untold history and the activities of Tyengbuche.
DAY 10: TREK TO MONJO (2,850 m/9,350 ft) 6/7 hrs.
Today we will walk an entirely different route that will eventually take us to Namche. Walk to Namche on a fresh route makes anyone cheerful of their accomplishment.
• Effortless walk to Phunki Tenga through forest of rhododendron with chances to see the wild life
• Steep ascent to Kyangjuma ridge with splendid view.
• Lunch at Nacmche and a break for small shopping.
• Give yourself a break at Monjo either with drinks or buying souvenirs.
DAY 11: TREK TO LUKLA 5 hrs
Being it a last night fun activities follows with dancing, eating, drinking and tipping.
Day 12 - 13: FLY TO KATHMANDU AND CONTINGENCY DAY
Sensational flight back to the capital city of Kathmandu. You have a contingency day in Kathmandu in case of Lukla-Kathmandu flight cancellation which can be appropriately exploited exploring around the city that has so much to offer.
• Morning flight to Kathmandu
• Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
DAY 14: DEPARTURE DAY
Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will be there to send you off home.
Dates & Cost
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✅ National park entry fees, conservation fees, trekking permit, TIMS permit.
✅ Airport pickups and drops facility on both Domestic and International flights.
✅ Three star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis.
✅ Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
✅ Half day guided city sightseeing with paid entrance fee.
✅ All Government and Local tax.
✅ Domestic flights as per the itinerary.
✅ Fundamental trekking gears like sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner etc.
✅ Tea-house accommodation or tented camp as per the trek.
✅ Properly boiled hot water for drinking every morning and evening.
✅ Meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast with hot beverages) during trek.
✅ An accomplished trekking Group Leader and assistant guides.
✅ Staff insurance.
✅ Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
✅ Take away Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt and trekking Map.
✅ Porter service.
✅ Porters’ Clothing.
❌ Fee levied on Nepali visa.
❌ All personal expenses including Food while in Kathmandu.
❌ International flight fares.
❌ Medical examination or emergency rescues.
❌ Staff Tipping.
❌ Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival.
❌ Travel or medical insurance.
❌ Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
❌ Other personal expenses – laundry, battery charges, shower etc.