Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace" - the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier resembles the 'Dablam', the traditional double-pendant with pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women.
Hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp is a short but possible within 9 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp of the mountain Ama Dablam which is of 6812m height, deep on the Everest Region.
Ama Dablam is popular for its mysterious and stunningly located Camp2 location on the cap of a rock pillow with room for just a few tents.
Ama Dablam Trek is for tourists who like to explore Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa Culture with unparalleled views of some world's highest peaks. While walking along this trail, you have stunning views of the highest mountains in the world. Everyone wants a glimpse of Everest, but there is also imposing Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Flanks of Ama Dablam smiling at you.
We design this route for travelers who wish to hike to the base camp of the spectacular mountain which passes through the lovely forest to the world-renowned and sacred monastery of Tengboche but are restricted time-wise. Captivating Ama Dablam and Everest region will leave you fascinated and wanting more.
Travelers who wish to reach the Everest Base Camp Trek in a more relaxed manner can try this itinerary however if this itinerary does not fit you then send us an inquiry for a tailor-made itinerary.
Destination: Khumbu, Nepal
Trip Routes: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Khumjung - Dewoche - Ama Dablam Base Camp - Namche Bazaar - Lukla - Kathmandu
Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing
Season: March to June and September to November
In Kathmandu, your accommodation will usually include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception and dining services.
Once you start your trek, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, especially the higher you get, so your room may vary from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. Bed mattresses are usually firm, not sprung mattresses that you may be used to at home. The accommodation is very basic and there will usually be shared shower and toilet facilities.
Any luggage that you will not require during your trek can be kept securely in the hotel in Kathmandu or in the storeroom of our office.
Walking polls are not essential but can be useful especially on the way down. Poles help you balance on the way down and take the strain off of your legs (quad muscles) on some of the steep climbs. You can buy or hire poles in Kathmandu and they easily collapse so you can attach them to your backpack when they are not needed.
There are plenty of trekking shops in Kathmandu selling equipment inexpensively compared to the prices you would normally pay at home, although, the quality of these products cannot always be guaranteed. If you do not want to take the risk, we recommend you buy major items such as trekking shoes, before you arrive in Nepal.
Yes, you can, in the teahouses. Please remember that plugs might be different than at home so don’t forget to bring adapters with you or buy them in Kathmandu before the trip. You will have to pay for the use of the electricity to recharge your electrical items, usually at a cost of $2-3 US per hour.
Showers are available at the teahouses. They will usually be shared bathrooms in most teahouses, especially the higher up you go. You will have to pay for a hot water shower per person.
The amount of money you will need on a daily basis depends on your spending habits. A guide would be $10 per day for extra drinks and bar bill during your trek and $20 per day to cover lunch/dinner whilst in Kathmandu.