Ama Dablam & Lower Solu Khumbu Trek

A personalised trip introducing you to diverse cultures of these regions including Sherpa, Tamang and Rai people. We experience flora and fauna in rich forests, passing through villages with ancient monasteries, into low alpine terrain, topped off with breathtaking mountain views. This is a less travelled trekking route, quieter and camping is the best way to go!

As we make our way up the Khumbu valley toward Phakding (2,600m), near the gateway to the Everest region and into the historical home of the Sherpa people, we start to slowly gain more altitude and the high peaks begin to come ever so close to us. Even before Namche Bazaar at 3,400m we have the chance to get our first glimpse of Mt Everest and other beautiful mighty peaks of this region – Lhotse, Nuptse, Taboche, Cholatse - with many more viewing opportunities of many snow capped peaks in the days ahead. Our high point for the trip is to trek up to Ama Dablam base camp at 4,600m and to see the base camp during its bustling climbing season, and see climbers ascending and descending, or resting in base camp and we can stop for a cup of tea and bikkies. Ama Dablam base camp is a favourite visiting place for trekkers as you feel as if you are enveloped in the arms of this beautiful mountain, known as the jewel of the Khumbu.

We have a night at Pangboche, after descending from Ama Dablam base camp, and we head down the valley via a different trail so that we can stop at the historic village of Phortse, famed for its potato crops and for being the location for training facilities for Nepalese mountain guides – this laid back village off the main trail is a real treat. Then, it is back to Namche Bazaar and down the valley to Lukla before we fly back to bubbly, effervescent, exotic Kathmandu.

Trip Facts

  • Price Starts From: USD 2500

  • Duration: 17 Days, 16 Nights

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate Trekking

  • Type:

  • Activity: Trekking

  • Max. Altitude: 4600m

  • Destination: Nepal

Trip Highlights

  • Exotic Kathmandu
  • Diverse ethnic group
  • Ancient monasteries
  • Buddhist culture
  • Namche Bazaar
  • Tengboche Monastery
  • Ama Dablam base camp


Internal fixed wing flights (Kathmandu to Phaplu, and Lukla to Kathmandu), trekking permit fees, 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel equivalent to Hotel Tibet, Lazimpat (or similar) based on twin share accommodation, welcome dinner in Kathmandu, camping, tea house or lodge accommodation on trek (twin share), experienced trekking guide(s), team transport in Nepal, personal tents (twin share), team cook for camping sections, dining facilities, extensive high altitude wilderness first aid kit, all quality meals outside Kathmandu plus breakfast in Kathmandu (buffet style included at hotel), porters to carry personal/group gear.
Expedition Base will provide camping mats, sleeping bag, and complimentary duffel bag. (All accommodation is on a twin share basis - single share can be arranged on request at an additional cost).


International flights to and from Kathmandu, lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (allow USD $10- 15 per meal), aerated and alcoholic beverages, personal items (e.g. phone calls, internet, laundry), staff tips, travel insurance (incl. early departure, mountain rescue) and personal trekking/climbing gear.


Trip Map

Short Itinerary

Day 1:   Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 2:   In Kathmandu, Welcome team dinner
Day 3:   Fly to Phaphlu (1,800m), drive to Taksindu (2,700m)
Day 4:   Trek to Khari Khola (1,800m)
Day 5:   Trek to Cheybas (2,700m)
Day 6:   Trek to Surke (2,600m)
Day 7:   Trek to Phakding (2,600m)
Day 8:   Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 9:   Morning stroll to Khunde/Khumjung (3,700m), return to Namche Bazaar, afternoon exploring Namche Bazaar or relax
Day 10:   Trek to Tengboche (3,800m)
Day 11:   Trek to Pangboche, trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp, return to Pangboche
Day 12:   Trek Pangboche to Phortse (3,800m)
Day 13:   Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m)
Day 14:   Trek to Lukla (2,800m)
Day 15:   Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 16:   In Kathmandu
Day 17:   Depart Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m)

Airport transfer to hotel, gear check

Day 2

In Kathmandu, Welcome team dinner

Free day for sightseeing, gear check (if late arriving day prior), last minute preparation and purchases, if required

Day 3

Fly to Phaphlu (1,800m), drive to Taksindu (2,700m)

35m flight, 2 hours driving

Day 4

Trek to Khari Khola (1,800m)

7 hours

Day 5

Trek to Cheybas (2,700m)

5-6 hours

Day 6

Trek to Surke (2,600m)

5 hours

Day 7

Trek to Phakding (2,600m)

3.5 hours

Day 8

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

6 hours

Day 9

Morning stroll to Khunde/Khumjung (3,700m), return to Namche Bazaar, afternoon exploring Namche Bazaar or relax

4-5 hours

Day 10

Trek to Tengboche (3,800m)

Optional visit to Tengboche Monastery

Day 11

Trek to Pangboche, trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp, return to Pangboche

6-7 hours

Day 12

Trek Pangboche to Phortse (3,800m)

4-5 hours

Day 13

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,400m)

5 hours

Day 14

Trek to Lukla (2,800m)

6-7 hours

Day 15

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

45 mins

Day 16

In Kathmandu

Free day for sightseeing

Day 17

Depart Kathmandu

Transfer hotel to airport

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