Ama Dablam & Lower Solu Khumbu Trek

Trip Overview

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.

Why join with Expedition Base?

Our goal is to ensure you have the best trip possible with our highly skilled and knowledgeable trekking guides, with a personable team, and with quality services. We do our best to ensure that your experience is in accordance with or better than your expectations. We want you to go home remembering an adventure of a lifetime with memories you will treasure for life. We have a strong reputation for high quality services and we seek to maintain our reputation with every trip that we do. To help keep our mission strong, we value your feedback at any time. It helps us to be better. When some companies keep you to a strict schedule, when needed and where you have time we work with you to adjust your timing to make your experience better. We are not selling ‘trips’ – we are offering great experiences, cherished memories, and personal challenges for you to value into the future. We provide services that many other companies do not offer – to us, they are a natural part of our service. To others, they can be add-ons at an additional fee, or not available at all. Our food offerings can be adjusted to suit your needs, season and area permitting. We have quality resources and a fun, experienced team. Our gear and equipment is fit for purpose. Our trekking guides are well-trained, experienced in leading trips and look after our clients well. We are pleased to have clients who come with us for their adventures time and again. Let us know what you are looking to experience and we will help to make it happen.

Trip Highlights

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

Trip Facts

  • Price starts from

    USD 2500

  • Moderate Trekking

    Difficulty

    Moderate Trekking

  • Duration

    17 Days, 16 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    4600m

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

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Difficulty level

Moderate Trekking

Moderate Trekking

This trip involves medium trekking days at a slow place, on uneven terrain, with some hills, carrying a backpack weighing around 6-8 kg. Therefore, you want to have a good level of fitness, with cardiovascular exercise and own-body weight type exercises (or similar) at least 3-4 times per week for the period of around 3-4 months before this trip. Training on uneven terrain is recommended.

Trip Notes

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Detailed 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

Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.

Package Details

Inclusions

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).

Exclusions

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.

Meet Our Expert Team

No matter what the enquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

Lakpa Sherpa

Managing Director

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Director

Chris Jensen Burke

Co-ordinator

Chhiring Sherpa

UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

Jangbu Sherpa

UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

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