- duration 11 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 8+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 4800 meters
- Trek difficulty Moderate
- Trek to the base camp of Mount Ama Dablam
- Explore the picturesque Everest region
- Enjoy panoramic views of Mount Everest and other peaks in the Himalayas
- Learn more about Sherpa lifestyle and culture
This trip starts in Kathmandu where we will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport for a short flight to Lukla (2,827 meters). Your journey from Lukla initially follows the route to Everest Base Camp as it travels to Namche Bazaar via Phakding.
Spend a day in Namche, acclimatising and preparing for the journey. Then head for Pangboche via Phortse. Travel through lush forests, past mani walls and via quaint Sherpa villages where time seems to have come to a halt. Take the trail that goes from Pangboche to Ama Dablam Base Camp. See Mount Ama Dablam as well as Lhotse, Nuptse and Pumori mountains in close proximity as well as Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, that is positioned between Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse.
Start your journey downhill along the same trail and catch your flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. Your trip comes to an end on arrival in the capital city.
The trek is great to get a taste of Nepal beyond the cities, offers lots of opportunities for protography, and can be done even by people with no head for heights (you don't have to be "schwindelfrei"). Deepak -my guide- was incredibly helpful, adjusting to my pace while keeping the tempo, helping all the time and even looking for "Shiva trees" to shoot. Thank you very much!
Link to photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/armxesde/albums/72157711446861208”
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m)
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) & trek to Phakding (2,610 m)
Day 3: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 4: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 5: Trek to Phortse (3,810 m)
Day 6: Phortse – Pangboche (3,930 m)
Day 7: Pangboche – Amadablam Base Camp – Pangboche
Day 8: Return to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)
Day 9: Namche – Lukla (2,800 m)
Day 10: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu departure
- All ground transport, including airport arrival and departure transfers, provided by private vehicle
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
- Round trip flights Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Twin-share accommodation in best-available lodges/teahouses during the trek
- All meals during the trek
- An experienced, English-speaking tour guide including his/her accommodation, salary, food, flight, equipment, insurance, etc
- One porter available for 2 people traveling together (need to be in the same booking)
- All permits and fees for the trek, including TIMS card fees and Everest National Park entrance charges
- Down jackets, sleeping bags and duffel bags for use during the trek (to be returned after the trek is over)
- A first aid kit (we recommend that trekkers also carry their own first aid kit)
- A map of the area as well as a trip achievement certificate
- Government taxes & office service charge
- International airfare
- Meals not specified in the 'What's Included' section
- Nepal entry visa fees. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
- Expenses that are personal in nature like phone calls, internet (unless free WiFi is available), battery charging & laundry
- Personal trekking equipment
- Travel insurance with chopper rescue
- Hot shower during the trek except in Phakding, Namche & Lukla
- Earn US$ 49+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationPrivate bathrooms with hot shower facilities only available in Phakding, Namche and Lukla during the trek.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.
- What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?
- How does it work with a porter?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.