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Everest Base Camp with Ama Dablam Base Camp

Yak in der Everest Region mit Blick auf Ama Dablam
Nepal Nepal

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This is the shortest route to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar, which due to its beauty, magnificence and history is perhaps the most famous trekking tour in the world.

The hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp, the ascent to Kala Patar (5,545 m) with panoramic views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and the hike to Gorakshep, along the Khumbu Glacier to Mount Everest Base Camp, are the highlights of this route.
The tour begins with a fascinating flight to Lukla (2,800 m). From there it goes first through a lush and colorful landscape. You then switch to the barren glaciers and ice fields in the direction of Everest Base Camp with an ascent to Kala Patar (5,545 m).

This trek is an ideal choice for hikers who are looking for an exciting trek and want to follow into the foodsteps of famous mountaineers. You need to have mountain hiking experience, height tolerance, and be surefooted.

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – Introduction to the trip, equipment check and welcome dinner
Arrival in Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and driven to your hotel. In the afternoon we will discuss the details of the trip with you, and in the evening you are invited to dinner with your mountain guide. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (D).

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and drive o Ramechap – approx. 4 hrs drive
Today we explore Kathmandu with a local guide. This day can be designed flexibly according to your wishes. The most popular places and most impressive sights include Pashupatinath – a Hindu temple with cremation places and the Boudhanath Stupa. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar category, (B).

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,840m), Trek to Phakding (2,610m) – 4 to 5 hours walk
You will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the airport. The morning flight to the airstrip in Lukla is waiting for you there. A spectacular start to the trek, where you fly over the Himalayan foot-hills of Nepal, whose mighty peaks can then be admired in the north. On arrival, your mountain guides will organize the porters. Then we start the tour and follow the Dudh Kosi valley to Phakding village. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m) – 5 to 6 hours of walking
Today we have a long and steep climb ahead of us. We arrive at the trading town of Namche Bazaar. Halfway up the mountain, we are rewarded with the first brief glimpses of Everest and Lhotse. Namche is the largest village in the Khumbu region and basically also the capital of the Sherpas. From there, there are wonderful views to Thamserku (6,648m), Khumbila (5,700m) and Kwangde (6,220m). Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche and hike to Khumjung (3,780m)
In Namche Bazaar we will spend the first of two important days of acclimatization so that your body can adapt to the increasing altitude and the associated reduced oxygen content in the air. In the beginning, we can expect a lighter sleep up here. We start the day with a morning walk on the high mountain ridge above Namche. During the ascent on the mountain path, we always have beautiful views of the main path to the Everest base camp, which we will hike for the next few days. High up on the ridge, we bypass the mountain side and get to the viewpoint on Mount Everest. The views during the uphill and downhill hike are just spectacular. On the way back we take our lunch and hike to Khumjung. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 6: Trek to Deboche (3,770 meters) – 5 to 6 hours of walking
From Namche Bazaar we cross the Dudh Kosi (Dudh: milk, Khosi: river) on our path. The route leads us through rhododendron forests including wonderful views up the valley to Everest and Ama Dablam. After passing the river at Phunki Tenga, we begin the ascent through forest to Tengboche. From the Tyanboche monastery we enjoy spectacular views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku and Tobuche. We reach our lodge in Deboche after a 15-minute walk from Tengboche. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 7: Trek to Pangboche (3,930m) and Ama Dablam Base Camp (4,570m)
After descending to the Imja Khola River, we cross it and gently climb to the village of Pangboche. After arriving at the hut, we will have an early lunch and start our way to Ama Dablam Base Camp. This gives us the opportunity to branch off the actual Everest Base Camp path and discover a quieter area in the Khumbu region, at the foot of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Should you prefer to take a shorter route, you can also hike to the viewpoint above the Pangboche River and visit the small monastery Gompa. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4,350m) – 5 to 6 hours walk
The hike behind the gompa leads us today past the summer pastures of the yaks, where the Spartan life of the Sherpa is clearly visible and tangible. In addition, it goes without saying that the overnight accommodations here reflect the roughness of our surroundings. Most of the footpaths here are comparatively gently rising, in keeping with the serenity and tranquility that is recommended anyway at these heights. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 09: Acclimatization day, hike to Chukhung and back to Dingboche
A second day of acclimatization to unfamiliar heights, with options for a hike to Nagajun Hill (approx. 5,050m) or to the village of Chukung, with beautiful views of Ama Dablam, Makalu and other peaks, interspersed with lakes and glaciers. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,931m) – 5 hours walk
From Dingboche we bypass a ridge above Pheriche on our path and approach the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We cross the moraine and finally reach Dughla. From there, the route continues upwards to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier, before we turn left to reach the Sherpa monument after an intermediate ascent. From the monument, the route slopes down a little and follows the western side of the valley to Lobuche. Tawache and Nuptse are spectacular peaks that tower almost 3000 m above the village. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 11: Lobuche to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep (5,160 me-ters) – 7 to 8 hours walk
After an early start, we follow the path on the western side along the wide Khumbu Valley. The conical summit of the over 7,000m high Pumori is now visible. Tomorrow we will see it from a much higher perspective and also Mount Everest from Kala Patar. The path drops off briefly to a sandy area near Gorakshep. It should take between 2 and 3 hours to reach Gorakshep from Lobuche. After a light lunch, those of the group who wish will hike to Everest Base Camp. The hike to the base camp and back to Gorakshep will take about 5 to 6 hours. This path mainly runs on a rocky moraine before we finally walk over the glacier itself. From the base camp we have a spectacular view of the Khumbu Icefall at the foot of Mount Everest. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 12: Trek from Gorakshep to Kala Patar (5,545m), then hike to Pheriche
In the morning we slowly climb up to Kala Patar, which with the highest point at 5,545m represents the apex of our trekking trip. A definitely worthwhile destination, as from up there we can enjoy fascinating views of Everest, the summit of which we could not see from the base camp the day before, as it is covered from below by huge walls of rock and ice. From today’s summit we now have a clear view of the other Himalayan giants Pumori, Changtse, Nuptse and Lhotse. After enjoying the unique distant and amazing views, we descend again and have lunch in the tea house in Gorakshep. Then we continue our descent and return in the afternoon to the lower Pheriche, where the higher air pressure provides us with more oxygen again. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 13: Trek to Phortse village – 6 hours walk
Shortly after leaving Pheriche, we cross a bridge over the Khumbu River and join the path we took on day 8 to Dingboche. Shortly before we reach the village of Pangboche, we take another path that goes around the hill side and now arrive in the village of Phortse. Here we can look forward to a great view of the Tengboche monastery and the 6,783m high Mount Kangtega in the background. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 14: Trek to Monjo – 6 to 7 hours of walking
After leaving Phortse, we descend steeply through birch and rhododendron forests to Dudh Kosi. After we have crossed the river, there is a steady upward walk to the Mong La Pass at 3,963 meters. From here we climb down to Tashinga and return to the main route to the base camp to Monjo. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 15: Return to Lukla – 5 hours walk
From Monjo the route continues downhill through the Dudh Kosi Valley and the villages of Phakding, Ghat and Cheplung. At Chaurikharka we begin the ascent over one last hill of the trek to reach Lukla. After getting to the sunrise hut, we can relax and enjoy our last evening with our mountain guides and our wonderful porters. Overnight at tea house lodge, (B|L|D).

Day 16: Flight back to Ramechap and drive to the hotel in Kathmandu – approx. 4hrs drive
You will be picked up from the airport and driven to Kathmandu. The rest of the day can be used as free time. Overnight in Hotel Tibet or similar, (B).

Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is a free day in Kathmandu, which you can spend relaxing, sightseeing or shopping in Thamel. One last good opportunity to get some souvenirs at short notice. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu, (B).

Day 18: Flight back home
Farewell and transfer to Kathmandu Airport. End of the journey, (F).

We reserve the right to change the program due to special events, force majeure or weather reasons.

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner


German guided tour
English guided tour

This trekking tour can also be booked for individual travelers (one person alone) at an additional cost for your group at dates other than shown here.

Duration: 18 days
Costs: € 2.090
Group size: min. 2 Persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
170 for single room supplement (only for hotel accommodation, for lodge overnight stays during the trek, especially during the high season, single accommodation is not available).

What’s included:

  • Airport transfers in Nepal
  • All relevant surface transfer
  • All hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All meals on trek (B,L,D)
  • All internal flights (with Tara Air, Goma Air or Buddha Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle
  • Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees
  • Guide and porters
  • 12 kg free luggage on trekking tours, carried by porter
  • Quality service and trek equipment
  • Portable Altitude chamber
  • Oxymeter
  • Satellite Phone

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
  • Beverages
  • Personal bills
  • Visas
  • Excess baggage charge (beyond 15 Kg each)
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Tips

Your visa can be issued on arrival at a counter at Kathmandu airport. Visa costs on arriving in Kathmandu amount to US $ 50 (stay of up to 30 days) and US $ 100 (stay of up to 90 days).
The fees can also be paid in euros, which are converted by the bank at the airport in accordance with the dollar exchange rate. Two passport size photographs must be provided for the visa. At the time of the trip your passport must be valid for at least a further six months and have at least one blank page.

These visa and passport regulations apply to EU countries, Switzerland and the USA. Other nationals should check with the relevant consular authorities.

Travel health insurance (with recovery costs) is essential for your own safety and a precondition for participation in our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains which requires a helicopter rescue, the helicopter will not take off before the responsibility for the cost is clarified.
The conclusion of travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the case of bargain price flights in particular, changes or cancellations generally can’t be made free of charge. In Nepal complications with the weather or with your health could make it necessary to break off your journey.
We have requested ERGO (Reiseversicherung) to create various service packages for you. You can book travel health insurance at www.reiseversicherung.de/

Please note: ERGO insurance can be booked by residents of Germany and Austria. Those living in other countries are requested to book their travel insurance through an insurance provider in their own country.

It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours advises its customers to book their travel insurance via ERGO as a recommendation only, and accepts no responsibility for the contractual content between the customer and the travel insurance provider. Customers can book their travel insurance via ERGO or another provider at their own discretion.

The hotels and lodges booked by us
In Kathmandu and Pokhara the hotels we book are good and correspond to medium-level Western standards. Sanitary facilities are clean and functional; the hotel cuisine is adapted to Western eating habits and the food is safe to enjoy. There may sometimes be power cuts, or no hot water may be available for a while. The hotel staff is generally very friendly and looks after the welfare of guests. The hotels booked by us are as follows:

Kathmandu: Hotel Tibet/Manaslu ***+
Pokhara: Mount Kailash Resort, Lake side retreat ***
Palpa/Tansen: Hotel Srinagar **
Lumbini: Hotel New Crystal ***
Chitwan: Jungle Villa Resort
Nagarkot: Nagarkot Farmhouse

During the trek and in the interior of the country conditions are very varied, and travelers must sometimes expect basic sanitation facilities. For standard treks and tours you will stay overnight in typical “lodges” (teahouses). These usually offer very small single rooms or double rooms (some with no running water and no private shower / toilet).
In general, during the trekking tour you can select what you wish to eat from the menu. However, at altitudes of 4,000 meters it can happen that on some routes the choice of food is not very extensive. Typical Nepalese cuisine is mostly vegetarian, but very tasty, filling and wholesome. Travelers need to be adaptable, however.

Flying in Nepal
The domestic flights booked by us are with Tara Air, Yeti Air, Sita Air, Summit Air or Budha Air.

Tour program
The travel program for all of our recommended tours is carefully planned. It can happen, however, that roads are closed without advance notice or are impassable, that there are waiting times of several hours because of traffic congestion or fuel shortages and that specific tourist attractions are closed for various reasons. Other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes, the health of participants or unfavorable conditions while trekking may also make the implementation of the travel program more difficult or at worst make it impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will make every effort to achieve every aspect of the program to your satisfaction. As a result the inconvenience can normally be kept to a reasonable level. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this juncture that for the above reasons program changes are possible at any time and cannot be influenced by the organizers. The resulting costs are borne by the traveler. We ask for your understanding.

Trip Details

  • Duration: 18 days
  • Holiday Type: Lodge Trek
  • Best trekking period: Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Mar/Apr/May
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Max Altitude: Kala Patar at 5,545m
  • Group size: Min. 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
  • Tour guide: English speaking, trained Nepalese mountain guide
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 2.090,00 
  • Single room supplement: 170,00 €
    (only for hotel accommodation, for lodge overnight stays during the trek, especially during the high season, single accommodation is not available)