Everest Trekking-Ama Dablam and Kalapathar Trek
Ama Dablam and Kalapathar is the hub of this Everest trek. In exact words, Ama Dablam means ‘mother’s necklace’ and Kalapathar means ‘black rock’. The trek includes hikes to Ama Dablam (6812m.), Island Peak (5080m.) and Kalapathar (5545m.).
Ama Dablam is located in the Khumbu Valley and is one of the most popular Himalayan peaks for permitted expeditions. Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Everest are clearly seen from the peak of Ama Dablam. The Island Peak (6189m.), located in the upper Imja Valley, is also known as Imja Tse. The hike to Island Peak is a popular one despite the climb being difficult due to the steep climbing. The hike to Kalapathar begins at Gorakshep and is also the easiest route that leads to Kalapathar. From the Kalapathar, Everest, Changtse, Nuptse Nup II and also a part of Lhotse is seen.
The Namche Bazaar, located in the Khumbu valley, is known among trekkers as a place for altitude acclimatization and refilling center of their necessary stock.
Day 01. Kathmandu – by flight to Lukla 2840m. & trek to Phakding 2610m.
Day 02: Namche 3440m.
Day 03: Pangboche 3930m.
Day 04: Hike to Ama Dablam BC & to Dingboche 4410m.
Day 05: Chhukung 4730m.
Day 06: Hike to Island peak BC 5080m. and back to Chhukung
Day 07: Lobuche 4910m.
Day 08: Gorakshep (hike to Kalapathar 5545m.)
Day 09: Lobuche 4910m.
Day 10: Pangboche 3930m.
Day 11: Namche Bazar 3440m.
Day 12: Lukla 2840m.
Day 13: Lukla – fly back to Kathmandu 1260m.