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 boutique hotel in a fantastic location 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 aeroplane 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 modern and stylish Aloft Hotel, situated on the edge of the bustling district of Thamel and only a 20 minute drive from Tribhuvan International Airport.

On trek in the Khumbu valley we stay in comfortable lodges offering good food and private toilet and shower facilities and at Ama Dablam’s stunningly beautiful base camp, we enjoy 2 nights camping in tents.

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

Tendi will accompany you on a trek through the beautiful Khumbu valley to the base camp of Ama Dablam at 4,570 metres where you will overnight before hiking to the high camp of Ama Dablam at 5,216m and returning for a second night at base camp.

This trek is also an opportunity to learn about Sherpa culture as you visit Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, which is rich in culture and tradition and depicts a typical Sherpa lifestyle.

In your 2 days at base camp you will mix with many climbers and experience life at a proper ‘base camp’.

Ama Dablam, 6,812 metres, is considered one of the most beautiful peaks in the World and dominates the eastern sky for several days on the route to Mt Everest.

Ama Dablam means “Mother’s necklace” as the long ridges on each side of mountain resemble the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child and the hanging glacier looks like the dablam, a traditional double-pendent with pictures of gods, worn by Sherpa women.

Ama Dablam is also referred as “Matterhorn of the Himalayas” because of its soaring ridges and steep faces.


Arrive Kathmandu:
Sunday 5 November 2023
Total nights in Nepal:
Total days Trekking:
Maximum Height:
Depart Kathmandu:
Thursday 16 November 2023


You will pay the Sterling equivalent of US$4,950* at the time you pay for your trek (* £4,065 as at 14 February 2023)

DAY 1: Sunday 5 November

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 Aloft Hotel. D

DAY 2:

Trek briefing and final packing. Explore Kathmandu at leisure, rest and relax. Stay at the Aloft 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 Kosi 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 camping. 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 sometime at High Camp we will return to Ama Dablam BC. It will take about 3 hours to reach High Camp and about 1 ½ hours to
return to BC. Overnight camping. BLD

DAY 10:

After breakfast, we take a scenic helicopter flight back to Lukla and continue by fixed wing aircraft 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 Aloft Hotel in Kathmandu BL

DAY 11

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

DAY 12: Thursday 16 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.


  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Shared twin-room accommodation at the Aloft Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Shared accommodation on trek
  • Helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (based on 4 sharing)
  • Helicopter flight from Ama Dablam Base Campo 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


  • 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 Aloft Hotel of $55 per night
  • Single supplement for all accommodation on trek of $350

A full Equipment List will be provided on Booking.