Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek 

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  • Aug,18,2022
  • Naveen Poudyal
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A magnificent peak, Ama Dablam, is located in Nepal's Himalayas, next to Mount Everest, and provides a spectacular close-up view of Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and Mount Cho Oyu and the region. Dablam means "pearl necklace" and Ama means "mother" in the native language. The glacier on the mountain resembles a “Dablam,” the jewelry box worn by women in the Sherpa tribe. The technical rock, snow, and ice climbing of the Ama Dablam Expedition combine Everest base camp. On the way, every trekker and hiker is greeted by the breathtaking Everest View Trek, Lhotse, and Makalu. The South West Ridge of Ama Dablam is regarded by some of the best mountaineers in the world as a secure, avalanche-free route. Moreover, Ama Dablam has been nicknamed the "Matterhorn" (a mountain between Switzerland and Italy) of the Himalayas because of its towering ridges and sheer cliffs. A few decades back, the mountain was depicted on a one-rupee note released by the Nepal Rastra Bank.

A picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the entrance to Everest, marks the start of the trip. It then proceeds along the standard hiking path up to Ama Dablam base camp at an elevation of 4570m. The trek commences at Lukla (2810 meters), on a clearly designated trail, through the Dudh Koshi Valley before spending the night in Phakding (2640m). The next day, the trek starts from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3450m). The first few days of the journey take the trekkers through the renowned Sherpa homeland and up the breathtaking high valley of the Khumbu region. The majority of the climbing path is fixed and concentrated on a ridge's top; there are no icefalls or glaciers to cross along the way. From Namche Bazaar, the trekkers will trek to Pangboche (3985m). The trail offers excellent views of Ama Dablam and winds through a rhododendron forest before crossing the Imja Khola. The next day you will hike towards the Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m), the final destination of the trek, and return to Pangboche. The 11 days trek is completed along with your arrival in Kathmandu.


The height of Ama Dablam Mountain

Ama Dablam is a scary peak rising 6,856 meters above sea level in the Nepalese Himalayas. Expert rock climbers love mountaineering not only because of its amazing natural beauty but also because of the thrilling challenges that come with the ascent. The top of Ama Dablam can be reached via eight distinct approaches altogether. Mountaineers and guides generally use the Southwest Ridge Route. Only experienced mountaineers typically travel the other routes. But the trekkers will return from the base camp (4600m).


Best time for Ama Dablam trek

Due to its extreme altitude and geographical position, Ama Dablam is better to trek during two seasons each year—April to May or September to October. A trek in April or May will have slightly more erratic weather than in the fall. The finest season to trek in Ama Dablam's loveliness is autumn since it serves as the perfect interlude between the intense summer heat and the cold winter winds. Autumn in the base camp has a moderate temperature of around 13-16 degrees Celsius.


What are the difficulties during the Ama Dablam trek?

The Ama Dablam trek is a physically challenging and technically difficult trek compared to other mountain treks. On the magnificent trail, there are various short, steep stretches as well as vertical ice and rock. Though Ama Dablam Base Camp is difficult to reach by trekking, you can still accomplish it.


Sagarmatha National Park and Ama Dablam.

Sagarmatha National Park is one of the world's highest national parks. It is also the best national park in the world for viewing mountains in the Everest circuit. One of the attractions of the National Park and Everest region is Ama Dablam mountain. But there is so much more that Sagarmatha National Park offers you to see besides the mountains. The park is rich with various kinds of flora and fauna. Khumbu glacier, icefall, Rhododendron forest, red pandas, snow leopard, Danphe (Himalayan Monal), and alpine forest are some of the important aspects of 1148 square kilometers of Sagarmatha National Park. With views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku, you can have the finest acclimatization possible. In addition, you will detour through various Sherpa communities from Namche Bazaar and the renowned Tengboche, until you encounter the close-up view of Mt. Ama Dablam, 6,856 meters from the base camp (4600m).


Does the Ama Dablam trek require a permit?

A Trek permit is compulsory for trekkers who want to travel to Nepal. TIMS and Sagarmatha National Park permits are required to trek Ama Dablam. The government charges you 17 USD for TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and 30 USD for the Sagarmatha National Park permit. 


Things you need to consider while trekking to Ama Dablam

Ama Dablam is a part of the Everest circuit and its elevation makes a trek quite tough. Daily, you will be hiking for 5-6 hours to adjust to the atmosphere. More hours of hiking can result in altitude sickness. Besides that, you also need to be careful about your food and drink. Every day you burn a lot of calories, and you need to fulfil the requirements by consuming nutritious food. The next thing you need to do is stay hydrated. Do not forget to carry electrolytes and any necessary medicines you require. Apart from this, proper clothing, necessary equipment, physical fitness, and self-preparation are the most important things you need to consider. 



Mt. Ama Dablam is a wonderful trek within the Everest region. The travelers who desire to reach Ama Dablam base camp will have a wonderful experience of the surroundings of Everest, which includes the other highest peaks on earth. (Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, Cho Oyu) and many others. The 11 days trek will help you provide a lot of information regarding the Everest region, Mount Ama Dablam, Sherpa people, Sherpa culture, and biodiversity at the top of the world, which is a dream for many people around the globe.           


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