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trek Ama Dablam for Dementia UK

itinerary

DAY 1

Departure from London

We will meet our group and Action Challenge staff at the airport and check in together before boarding our flight to Kathmandu.

 

Meals: L,D*   Accom: Flight / Hotel*   *(dependent on flight schedule)

DAY 2

Kathmandu

We are met at the airport and transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu. Here we have a briefing from our head guide that will be taking us on the challenge. In the evening we have a welcome meal and relax before our departure on the challenge of a lifetime.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 3

Lukla and Monjo - 14 km / Approx 5 hours

We leave our hotel early and transfer to the airport for our exhilarating flight to Lukla. Clear skies permitting, we will get our first glimpse of Everest, Ama Dablam and Nuptse. The awe-inspiring scale of the Himalayan giants will give us an exciting taste of what’s to come. On arrival in the famous town of Lukla (‘Place with many goats and sheep’) we start our acclimatisation walk down to Monjo 2,850 m and to our lodge for the night.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tea House

DAY 4

Namche - 3,449 m - 6 km / Approx 3 - 4 hours

On our first full trekking day we cross the mighty glacier-fed Dudh Kosi river and continue through forested valleys to enter the Sagarmatha National Park, where we find rock walls and huge boulders ornately carved with Buddhist prayers. Tonight we stay at the famous village of Namche Bazaar.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tea House

DAY 5

Acclimatisation Day - 5 km / Approx 4 - 5 hours

Today we rise early to climb to the ridge above Namche for a stunning sunrise over the panorama of the Khumbu peaks. We then trek along the beautiful river valley and return for a more leisurely afternoon in Namche. We remain at Namche for a second night to allow for further acclimatisation. 

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tea House

DAY 6

Tengboche - 3,867 m - 8 km / Approx 6 - 8 hours

Our views today are dominated by the beautiful Ama Dablam 6812m. This afternoon we trek past the Tengboche Monastery with Everest summit views peering above the Nuptse wall. We descend through the Edmund Hillary forest to the banks of the Dudh Khosi. From here we climb to Tengboche whose Buddhist Monastery is the most active in the Khumbu Valley and we may be fortunate enough to witness a religious ceremony. We climb one of the nearby ridges for more spectacular mountain views. To watch Mt Everest at sunset is unbelievable. 

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tea House

DAY 7

Pangboche - 10 km / Approx 9-10 hours

Today we trek to Pangboche further up the valley The trail winds through rhododendron forest, crosses the Imja Khola and has fine vantage points of Ama Dablam. It then climbs gradually past beautifully carved mani stones to reach the village of Pangboche where we should arrive for a late lunch. We have an afternoon acclimatisation trek in preparation for tomorrows walk to Ama Dablam Basecamp.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tea House

DAY 8

Ama Dablam Base Camp - 8 km / Approx 8 - 9 hours

Today we cross the Imja Khola river early and then start on our ascent of the valley and trail to Ama Dablam. This is an incredible trek as we leave the almost all trekkers behind and visit far less travelled trails. We reach Ama Dablam Basecamp where we have our lunch, taking in the incredible views and celebrate reaching our goal before heading back down the trail and back to Pangboche.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tea House

DAY 9

Descend to Lukla - 8 km / Approx 8 - 9 hours

Today, we complete the last leg of our challenge together back down to the town of Lukla.


Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tea House

DAY 10

Descend to Lukla - 8 km / Approx 8 - 9 hours

Today, we complete the last leg of our challenge together back down to the town of Lukla.


Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Tea House

DAY 11

Fly to Kathmandu

On arrival back in Kathmandu, we sit down for our last meal together; a celebration of our great achievement and a toast to our new found friends!

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 12

Free day in Kathmandu and depart

This morning, we will have the opportunity to take in the ancient Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site, crammed full of brightly-coloured stalls laden with Buddhist and Tibetan souvenirs and surrounded by palaces and temples. We can also visit Swayambhu, a large Stupa with stunning views of the city, plenty of monkeys and a great place to eat Momos (a delicious local specialty!). Those who want to take it easy can spend the afternoon wandering around backpacker haven Thamel, or kick back with a book in the beautiful “Garden of Dreams.” This evening we transfer to the airport for our return flight.

 

Meals: B   Accom: Flight / Hotel*   *(dependent on flight schedule)

DAY 13

Arrive in London

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