Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp and High Camp

Tendi Sherpa, multiple Everest summiteer, looks forward to welcoming you to Nepal and taking you on a trek up the Khumbu valley and on to Ama Dablam’s Base and High camps, in the process giving you an insight into the Sherpa lifestyle and culture generally unavailable to other trekkers.

Our trek offers a bit of everything – staying at a historic hotel in Kathmandu; camping below one of the most beautiful mountains on earth; wonderful views of Everest and other Himalayan giants; the experience of being at significant altitude; exciting and scenic airplane and helicopter flights; a drive through Nepalese villages and countryside; a guided cultural tour in Kathmandu; a farewell celebration dinner hosted by Tendi.

In Kathmandu, we stay at the famous and historic Yak & Yeti Hotel, only a short drive from Tribhuvan International Airport.

On trek we stay in comfortable lodges offering good food and private toilet facilities.

There is ample time to explore Kathmandu where we have the opportunity to take a guided tour to visit some of its most iconic sights.

THIS TREK WILL RUN FOR A GROUP OF 4, 8/9 OR 12/1

Overview
Arrive Kathmandu:
Sunday 3 November 2024
Total nights in Nepal:
11
Total days Trekking:
7
Maximum Height:
5,216m
Difficulty:
Moderately difficult
Depart Kathmandu:
Thursday 14 November 2024

COST PER PERSON: £3,995

To register your interest please email trustees@tsfnepal.org
A deposit of £1,000 per person is payable to confirm a booking

DAY 1:

Kathmandu – Elevation: 4,383 feet / 1336 meters

Your international flight will land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International airport where you will be met by Tendi and transferred to your Hotel. You can do any last-minute shopping, visit the tourist area of Thamel or simply relax in the hotel. Stay at the famous and historic Yak & Yeti Hotel. D

DAY 2: Kathmandu

In the morning rest and relax. Trek briefing and final packing. In the afternoon we arrange for you to enjoy an optional cultural city tour with a professional guide. Favourite destinations include the Monkey Temple, a Buddhist temple situated on a small hill that offers panoramic views of the city, and the Pashupatinath temple, one of the most famous Hindu temples in Nepal and the most famous Shiva temple in Asia, with cremation ghats similar to the Ganges in India.. Stay at the famous and historic Yak & Yeti Hotel. B

DAY 3:

Helicopter to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Elevation: 2610 m

We experience a thrilling and scenic helicopter trip to the fascinating village of Lukla in the Himalayan foothills, where we begin our trek into the Khumbu region. On the way you will enjoy dramatic views of terraced hills and the distant Himalayan giants. On landing at Lukla, we will meet up with the rest of our staff and porters before trekking for about two and a half hours to Phakding. Stay at a comfortable guest house with private toilet and shower facilities. BLD

DAY 4:

Trek to Namche Bazaar
Elevation: 3440 m

We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing this majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags. After entering Sagarmatha National Park, the trail climbs steeply with breathtaking views to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital and gateway to the Khumbu region. Stay at a comfortable guest house with private toilet and shower facilities. BLD

DAY 5:

Namche Bazaar
Elevation: 3440 m

In the morning we will visit the Sir Edmund Hillary school in the village of Khumjung and the renowned Everest View Hotel to see a spectacular view of Everest and other Himalayan giants, including the beautiful Ama Dablam. In the afternoon you can relax and explore the fascinating small town of Namche Bazaar. Namche has many wonderful and interesting shops and vendors, fabulous food, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Stay at a comfortable guest house with private toilet and shower facilities. BLD

DAY 6:

Trek to Deboche
Elevation: 3710 m

The trek continues high above the rushing glacial waters of the Dudh Kowsi with magnificent views of the mountains. We visit the Thyangboche monastery, the spiritual centre of the Khumbu region. Inside the monastery are incredibly ornate wall hangings, a 20-foot sculpture of Buddha, and the musical instruments and robes of the Lamas. With luck, our group will see the Lama perform a ceremony and hear the mystical chanting and music. Then we continue our trek to Deboche. Stay at a comfortable guest house with private toilet and shower facilities. BLD

DAY 7:

Trek to Pangboche
Elevation 3,985 m

Today we have a relatively easy day with a short walk to the village of Pangboche, set amongst thousands of Mane stones directly below Ama Dablam. There is plenty of time to explore and relax. Stay at a comfortable guest house with private toilet and shower facilities. BLD

DAY 8:

Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp
Elevation 4570 m

From Pangboche, the trail crosses an exciting suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and climbs for 3.5 hours to reach the stunning situated Ama Dablam Base Camp. Here we will enjoy the experience of being at a fully operational base camp and have the opportunity to mix with the many climbers getting ready to attempt this technical peak. Overnight in tea house. BLD

DAY 9:

Ama Dablam High Camp
Elevation 5,216 m

After breakfast, we will head towards the High Camp of Ama Dablam. We follow a nice walking trail with great close-up views of many 6000m plus mountains including, of course Ama Dablam itself. From High Camp we will be able to see the whole climbing route on Ama Dablam and the Mingbo glacier in the other valley. We can take in the fantastic views while enjoying a packed lunch. After spending some time at High Camp we will return to Ama Dablam BC. It will take 3 – 4 hours to reach High Camp and about 1½ hours to return to BC. Overnight in tea house. BLD

DAY 10: Kathmandu

After breakfast, we take a scenic helicopter flight back to Lukla and continue by fixed wing aircraft to Kathmandu or to the town of Ramechhap, where we will be met by our private vehicle to drive to Kathmandu. The interesting drive takes between 4.5 and 6 hours and passes through many villages en-route. Should the weather prevent our flight to Ramechhap, we will explore the fascinating village of Lukla and stay there overnight. Stay at a comfortable guest house with private toilet and shower facilities in Lukla BLD or the famous and historic Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu BL

DAY 11

Kathmandu

If we have not returned to Kathmandu already, we take an early morning flight to Ramechhap and drive to our hotel in Kathmandu. Final Celebration Dinner. Stay at the famous and historic Yak & Yeti Hotel. BD

DAY 12: Thursday 14 November

Depart Kathmandu and flight home

You will be met at your Hotel by a TAGNepal representative and transferred to Tribhuvan

International airport for your international flight. Depart Kathmandu. B

Note on Itinerary: Although we expect to follow the itinerary shown, our trek is subject to change due to weather, route conditions, and other factors beyond our control.

Included:

• Airport pick-up and drop-off
• Shared twin-room accommodation at the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu
• Shared accommodation on trek
• Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (based on 4/5 sharing)
• Helicopter flight from Ama Dablam Base Camp to Lukla
• Airplane from Lukla to Ramechhap
• Private transport from Ramechhap to Kathmandu
• All cargo fees in Nepal
• Breakfasts in Kathmandu and all meals on trek
• All National Park fees
• All wages for porters, assistant guides, cooks and kitchen crews
• All tips for porters, assistant guides, cooks and kitchen crews
• Cultural tour in Kathmandu with a professional guide
• Final Celebration Dinner

Excluded:

• Nepal visa fees
• International air tickets
• Personal medications and immunizations
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal trekking equipment and clothing
• Personal expenses on trek
• Single supplement for Yak & Yeti Hotel of £50 per night
• Single supplement for all accommodation on trek of £300

A full Equipment List will be provided on Booking.