Amadablam Base Camp Comfort Trek

From $3,200 pp

  • Duration

    15 days
  • Bookable From

    September - November March - May
  • Trip Style

    Privately Guided
  • Country

  • Physical Rating



Trek in comfort and soak in breathtaking views along the Amadablam Base Camp path in the awe-inspiring Everest region of Nepal's Himalayas.

This trip provides the opportunity to walk at your own pace while enjoying captivating views such as Everest soaring above the Nuptse Ridge, the incredible peak of Ama Dablam, and other neighboring peaks. You will also get to immerse yourself in the culture of the local people, and try out the regional cuisine to discover new tastes, flavors, and textures.


  • Visit the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • Hike with stunning views of glaciers and mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse.
  • Take part in the Mani Rimdu festival and see the monks and the Lamas dressed in colorful dresses with elaborate masks.
  • Immerse in Nepalese traditions and learn about the culture of the Sherpas.
  • Visit the first school built by Edmund Hilary, one of the first two individuals to successfully summit Mount Everest, who also worked to improve the lives of the Sherpa people in Nepal.
  • Explore the untouched village of Thame to be amazed by its buildings and culture.

What makes this holiday even more charming is the Mani Rimdu festival, held on the tenth Lunar month of each year. This, as well as other cultural activities, allows you to connect with local communities and a different way of life.

What is so special about the Mani Rimdu festival?
The Mani Rimdu festival is a unique and fascinating celebration that offers a window into the rich cultural and religious heritage of the Sherpa people of Nepal. This vibrant event is a time of spiritual renewal, community building, and cultural celebration, and it features a wide range of religious gatherings, songs, dances, and enactments of legends that are sure to captivate anyone who attends.

In addition to its cultural and spiritual significance, the Mani Rimdu festival is also a celebration of the breathtaking natural beauty of the Khumbu region of Nepal. The festival is held against the backdrop of the stunning Himalayan mountain range, and attendees have the opportunity to explore the area and experience the beauty of the region firsthand.

Our multiple hikes offer great chances to see picturesque villages as well as local fauna and flora. Rejuvenating and invigorating, this holiday adventure will be a lifetime experience you would not want to miss. Don't worry about your safety, our trek is designed in such a way that allows proper acclimatization. You just have to enjoy it, are you ready?

Seasonal Notes

Autumn (September-November) is the ideal season for trekking. The temperatures are moderate with clear skies and enticing mountain vistas. Additionally, trekkers can get the opportunity to explore local people's festivals and culture because these months are festive seasons when most Hindu festivals in Nepal celebrate grand festivals like Dashain and Tihar.

Spring (March-May) is also great season for trekking and climbing. It offers a diverse range of wildflowers blossoming that create a real paradise. The weather is mildly warm at lower altitudes and there are quite moderate temperatures at higher elevations over 4000 meters.


Day 1 Kathmandu [Nepal] (arrival day)

  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport, where one of our representatives will welcome you.
  • You will be escorted and transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle.
  • Briefing on the activities of the trips as well as hygiene and safety.

Accommodation in a hotel
Driving time: approx. 30 minutes
Altitude above sea level: 1,302 m.

Day 2 Cultural Introductory Tour - Drive to Mulkot

  • Start with a guided cultural tour around Kathmandu Valley to soak all its colors, sounds, and tastes.
  • Take a short drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square, an extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines dating from the 15th to the 18th century.
  • Visit Swayambhunath, the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. There, you can appreciate the religious harmony in Nepal.
  • In the afternoon, head towards the small settlement of Mulkot.

Accommodation in a hotel
Breakfast included
Tour duration: 4 hrs. approx.
Altitude above sea level: Kathmandu (1,302m), Mulkot (493 m)

Day 3 Start trek. Ramechhap - Lukla: Hike to Phakding (~4-5 hrs)

  • After breakfast, you will be transported to the Ramechhap airport for a spectacular flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. During the flight, you get to see the world’s soaring mountains.
  • Once landed, set for the hike to Phakding. During the trek, you will follow the ridge on the bank of "Milk River", named for its chalky color that emerges from all the glaciers up above. On your trek, see picturesque hamlets and villages.

Accommodation in a Mountain home
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking duration: 4-5 hours
Altitude above sea level: Lukla (2,840m), Phakding (2,610m)

Day 4 Phakding - Namche Bazaar (~6-7 hrs)

  • Cross and re-cross the thundering glacial river, walking through pine forests and cleared areas to reveal terraced fields and a variety of crops. Be prepared to pass small groups of donkeys and yaks carrying trek gear and trading goods.
  • Explore the market town of Namche, a central hub of the area and historic meeting point for Hindu traders.

Accommodation in a Mountain home
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking time: 6-7 hours approx.
Altitude above sea level: (3,445m) Namche Bazaar

Day 5 Namche - Tashinga (~5-6 hrs)

  • Have breakfast and hike through a trail contouring the hillside high above the Imja Koshi. You can enjoy an amazing view of Everest and other mountains such as Ama Dablam, known as one of the most beautiful in the world.
  • Refresh at the lodge in Tashinga with views down the valley.

Accommodation in a lodge
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
Hiking duration: 5-6 hours
Altitude above sea level: 3,450 m.

Day 6 Tashinga - Pangboche (~5-6 hrs)

  • Trek through a dense forest of rhododendron and pine trees as you head to the Tengboche monastery, the largest in the Everest Region.
  • Participate in the famous Mani Rimdu festival, featuring religious gatherings, songs, dances, and enactments of legends.
  • Continue to trek toward the lovely village of Pangboche.

Accommodation in a lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking duration: 5-6 hours.
Altitude above sea level: 3,985 m (Pangboche)

Day 7 Pangboche Excursion or (Optional: Hike to Amadablam Base Camp, ~4-5 hrs)

  • Today is for resting and recharging energy. If you feel energetic, explore Pangboche, a picturesque village with stunning views of the Himalayas. Leverage the opportunity to learn about the culture of the Sherpas.
  • You can also head to Ama Dablam Camp to enjoy a trek through untrodden trails.

Accommodation in a lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking duration: 4-5 hours
Altitude above sea level: 3,985 m (Pangboche), 4,500m (Amadablam Base Camp)

Day 8 Pangboche - Tashinga (~6 hrs)

  • Leave Pangboche and trek to the lodge at Tashinga. This trail provides a great chance to savor the magnificent views of the mountains and charming stone houses.

Accommodation in a lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking duration: 6 hours approx.
Altitude above sea level: 3,450 m. (Tashinga)

Day 9 Tashinga - Mende (~5-6 hrs)

  • Head to the villages of Khunde and Khumjung. The latter is where the first school was built by Edmund Hillary and the Himalayan Trust.
  • You will visit the village gompa above and have the chance to see the infamous ‘yeti scalp’.
  • After lunch, walk towards your next destination, Mende.

Accommodation in a lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking duration: 5-6 hours
Altitude above sea level: 3,750 m. (Thame)

Day 10 Thame (5-6 hrs)

  • Visit the beautiful village of Thame to appreciate its well-conservated buildings and culture. The iconic value of Thame is its landscape and the people untouched by the effects of modern society.

Accommodation in a mountain home
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking duration: 5-6 hours
Altitude above sea level: 3,750 m.

Day 11 Mende - Monjo (~6 hrs)

  • Enjoy a hearty breakfast and walk on a descending trail to Monjo.
  • Continue walking to Namche, where you will have a break for lunch. Thereafter, head all the way down to Monjo.

Accommodation in a mountain home
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking duration: 6 hours approx.
Altitude above sea level: 2,850 m.

Day 12 End trek. Monjo - Lukla (~5 hrs)

  • Final trek day. From Monjo, you will be walking down to the Dudh Koshi through the small villages.
  • From Chaurikharka you start ascending the final hill of the trek to reach the Lukla.

Accommodation in a mountain home
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
Hiking duration: 5 hours approx.
Altitude above sea level: 2,800 m.

Day 13 Lukla - Ramechhap - Kathmandu

  • After breakfast, you will fly back to Ramechhap airport. Once there, drive back to Kathmandu.

Accommodation in a hotel
Breakfast included
Flight time: 25 minutes approx.
Altitude above sea level: 1,302 m. (Kathmandu)

Day 14 Buffer Day

  • Today is a spare day in case bad weather in Lukla impeded the flight. We can also organize a guided day tour around Kathmandu.
  • Your leisure time can be spent relaxing or shopping for souvenirs for your beloved ones.

Accommodation in a hotel
Breakfast included
Altitude above sea level: 1,302 m.

Day 15 Kathmandu (departure day)

  • A representative will transfer you to TIA airport, where you should check-in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.
  • Fly back home keeeping all the experience in Nepal in your mind!

Breakfast included
Driving time: 30 minutes approx depending on traffic.

Route Map

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 3-nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • 1-night hotel in Mulkot with breakfast

  • 11 nights at Comfort Lodge throughout the trek on full board

  • 14 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 10 Dinners

  • Domestic flight from Ramechhap-Lukla-KTM

  • Private transfer to/from Ramechhap

  • Private airport pick-up and transfer

  • Half-day Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Day 2)

  • National Park fees

  • Trek permits

  • Any meals not mentioned as covered above and in the itinerary

  • Tips

  • Travel Insurance

  • Liability Insurance

  • Beverages

  • Personal equipment

  • Visa fee: US $30 for 15 day, US$50 for 30 days, and US $125 for a 90-day, multiple entry visa

  • Any activities not mentioned in itinerary

  • Excess baggage beyond 15 kilo including day pack


Prices exclude flights to/from the destination.

Prices are for double room occupancy unless indicated otherwise.

Prices are for twin-share rooms.

If you're traveling by yourself, you will NOT be sharing a room with someone else.

  • Deposit per person

    $200 pp

  • Group of 2 Travelers - price per person

    $3,350 pp

  • Group of 10 Travelers - price per person

    $3,200 pp

Optional Add-ons

  • Single Room Supplement: $1,115 (if traveling with a group and you prefer a private room)


Our company is Travelife certified, and we are committed to minimizing our negative impact on the environment and society. To achieve this, we work with our business partners such as accommodation providers and excursion providers to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices. We also create awareness among our guests and staff about the importance of sustainability. We believe that by promoting sustainable tourism, we can contribute to the preservation of natural and cultural resources for future generations.

  • Environmental Initiatives

We have taken various measures to reduce our carbon footprint. For example, we encourage guests to bring reusable water bottles and water filter tablets to reduce plastic waste. Our guides also collect trash along the trail and dispose of it in designated areas. During the trip, we avoid plastic-related items as much as possible, and we use cloth bags instead. Additionally, the trip is centered around trekking, which is a low-carbon impact activity. Our accommodations, including hotels and mountain lodges, are environmentally friendly, and most electricity and heating are generated by solar power and village electricity schemes.
Lastly, our office is an example of our economic practices, where we prioritize the use of sustainable products. We use biodegradable hand soap and cleaning powder, which are handmade and hand-packed by women from poor, remote communities. The office is solar-powered, and we use energy-efficient lights and water-efficient toilets. By incorporating sustainable practices in all aspects of our operations, we aim to promote responsible tourism that benefits both the environment and society.

  • Sociocultural Initiatives

We support the local community in various ways. The mountain lodges we use are made by locals with local materials, and they employ locals as staff. These lodges serve organic meals prepared from local produce and ingredients, catering to guests' dietary requirements such as vegetarian and vegan. The trip also includes hiking through villages, providing guests with an opportunity to interact with locals and witness their traditions and way of life.

Health & Safety

Be sure you have traveler's insurance.


What does he Physical Rating of "Average" mean?

You don’t have to be really fit, but the minimum level of fitness is required as the trek is not an easy one. You do have to be healthy and mentally prepared for trekking in this region although it doesn’t require mountaineering skills. You will be walking for a minimum of 5-7 hours a day.

What are the accommodations like?

The city hotels chosen are the finest boutique hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. Depending on the guest’s budget and preferences, we arrange three to five-star hotels.

As for the mountain accommodations, we try using eco-hotels as much as possible. Generally, typical teahouse lodges have a clean and basic shared roomcontaining two or three beds. Toilet paper is not provided, so you should bring your own or purchase it locally.

Our campsites are in remote trekking areas. Our team of leaders, guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters will accompany guests and take care of all the technical and logistical parts during camping treks.

We will provide large comfortable domed tents with thick foam mattresses on thinner insulation liners with stools and tables for meals. You will have meals at the camps, where our cooks prepared and serve scrumptious freshly cooked organic meals.

What is the best time of the year for this trek?

The trek is possible throughout the year. However, autumn and spring are the best seasons; choose to trek in autumn (Sep-Nov) as spring is busy with expeditions.

Why should I choose to do this specific trek?

We believe in socially and environmentally responsible, sustainable tourism. Our personalized services are guided by these principles and our 27 years of experience in the field of trekking is invaluable in giving our clients quality service. Our itineraries are suitably designed for acclimatization and we use the best-selected lodges through the trail and in Kathmandu.

Can children trek in this region or are there any age restrictions?

Yes, children can trek as there are no age restrictions. We can design a suitable trekking itinerary for all age groups above 8 years old. However, children fewer than 8 can have a hard time trekking for longer periods of time, and altitude sickness can be a problem.

What do I need to take for the trek?

Trekking equipment and clothing are requisite items for the trekking and expedition in the Himalayas. It is hard to reach the trekker’s destination without the necessary trekking /mountaineering gear. Following trekking gear and clothes are essential to bring for your trekking:

1. Lightweight walking boots with ankle support and rubber soles with thick tread are best. Your boots should be worn with thick natural-fiber socks. Needless to say, they should be comfortable enough, uncomfortable boots can ruin a trek.

2. Bring reusable bottles, which are much more environmentally friendly than purchasing new bottles consistently. Most water available in trekking lodges is drinkable, but sometimes you’ll need to refill your bottles from outside taps while trekking. So we advise you to bring Steri-Pen or water purification tablets or drops to treat drinking water.

3. Tissue and toilet paper, as these supplies are rarely provided in lodges and public toilets.

4. Waterproof/wind trousers and jackets are advisable to bring with you. They are essential to keep you dry and warm. In some places, the wind can be very strong and freezing.

5. Due to the higher altitude, down jackets is advisable as it’s extremely light, keep you toasty warm, and can be folded easily. Likewise, light, comfortable, and quick-drying T-shirts, jumpers, and trekking trousers are recommended

6. Keep a separate change of clothes to wear in the lodges and overnight. Thermal underclothing i.e. Long pants and short and long sleeves is also recommended..

7. A 30 liters bag is the perfect size to use as a day bag to pack your camera, a sweatshirt, a water-resistant jacket, a water bottle, and other miscellaneous kinds of stuff. We advise you to bring a Duffel bag as well to make the transport easier on the porters.

8. Snacks according to your needs that are not available along the trails such as energy bars, electrolyte replacement drink mix cookies, dark chocolates, and multivitamins.

9. Bring a torch or head torch with spare batteries for reading in the evenings and a midnight trip to the bathroom, or early morning treks

10. It is suggested to bring a basic medical kit. Your trek leader is first-aid trained and will also carry a standard medical pack. However, it would be best to bring your own prescription medicines.

11. Other important things include a multipurpose knife, suntan lotion, soap, toothpaste, camera equipment, binoculars, adapters, earplugs, sunglasses with UV protection for higher altitude, rain poncho, Nepalese phrasebook, walking stick, cotton scarf or bandana, sun hat, neckerchief, chapstick with SPF protection, spare shoelaces, padlock or combination lock, whistles for emergencies i.e. when you’re lost, or you’re hurt and require help, large plastic bag for lining backpack, waterproof shell gloves and insect repellent if you trek during the summer months.

Do I need travel insurance covered while trekking/traveling in Nepal?

Traveler's insurance. is a compulsion as anything can happen in the trek; for emergency rescue, personal liabilities, cancellation, loss of luggage and other reasons if necessary.

How much weight do I have to carry or how much will my porter carry?

You can bring as much as clothes you want but extra luggage is not required for the trek, you can leave your extra luggage in Kathmandu or Pokhara’s hotel. For the trek you can carry enough clothes you require in your backpack or carry only the camera, water bottle few clothes etc in your backpack. The potter can carry your extra duffle bag clothes which can weigh up to 15 to 30kg and a camping porter carries up to 30kg. However the local domestic flights allows maximum of 18kg per person.

What medical facilities are there on Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek?

Medical facilities are available according to the tourist seasons. During the season time there are basic altitude clinics at certain places as Gokyo and Pheriche, there is health post in Namche and Lukla.
Besides the season time there are pharmacies in Namche and Lukla, and a small hospital in Khumjung. However, you need to carry a First Aid and bring all your personal medicines you need. (First aid will be provided by our local partner), also your guide will be trained for first aid in case of emergency.

Is this trip suitable for vegetarian or vegan people?

We accommodate our guests with specific dietary requirements i.e. Vegan, nut-allergic, latex, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian meals. 

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