Ama Dablam Expedition

35 Days

Ama Dablam Expedition offers the prettiest mountain climb in the world. Starting with the Ama Dablam base camp trek you will climb the Ama Dablam elevation 6812m. Exploring the Everest region and touching the highest point of Ama Dablam gives great achievement for climbers.

The Ama Dablam expedition is one of the most challenging and technical expeditions in the Everest region. The steep slope and South ridge expedition route make it difficult for climbing. You have to set up three high camps for the Ama Dablam summit climb. Ama Dablam Camp I at 5700m, Camp II at 5900m and Camp III at 6300m are set up for completing the expedition.

The mesmerizing view of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Everest from Ama Dablam is incredible. After landing at Lukla Airport you will start trekking following the Everest base camp trekking route until you reach Tengboche. Continuing trekking to Ama Dablam base camp you will prepare for an expedition to Ama Dablam camp I.

Climbing Ama Dablam offers various levels of difficulty. The base camp to camp I route is moderately difficult and the camp I to camp II route is more technical with snowy slopes, and steep and compact ice. Similarly, the camp II to camp III route is a combination of a snowy path, rocky cliffs, and a snowy ridge. From camp III you will reach the summit of Ama Dablam and return back to base camp which would be extremely difficult and challenging.

Ama Dablam Expedition is of 35 days which includes the Ama Dablam base camp trek until reaching base camp. You will spend 18 days on the expedition on Mount Ama Dablam following the same route followed by Mike Gill (NZ), Barry Bishop (USA), Mike Ward (UK), and Wally Romanes (NZ) via the Southwest Ridge on March 30, 1961.

Challenges and difficulties in Ama Dablam expedition

The steep peak of Ama Dablam itself is a challenge for climbers. The steep ice and rock of the southwest ridge, crevices, moraine ridges, and scree creates difficulties in climbing. Even though expert Sherpa will fully support for successful expedition both on ascending to the summit and descending down. Fixed ropes will be used in deep crevices.

 Preparation for Ama Dablam expedition

Climbers should be fully prepared and well-experienced for the Ama Dablam expedition. You should do proper preparation through rock and hard compact ice climbing, and technical mountain climbing training with experts. No permission is allowed with experience in mountain climbing for climbing Ama Dablam.

Best season for the Ama Dablam expedition

Spring season ( March, April, May) and autumn season, (September, October, and November) is the best season for the Ama Dablam expedition. Spring and Autumn season has pleasant weather which is best for climbing.

You can’t climb Ama Dablam during winter due to extreme cold and in summer due to bad weather.

Ama Dablam expedition itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfers to hotel and welcome dinner in the evening
Day 02: Kathmandu day tour,  Ama Dablam expedition preperation
Day 03: Briefing at Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Tourism Industry Division.
Day 04: By Plane: Kathmandu to Lukla, (35min-2800m). Trek to Phakding, (4h-2640m).
Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazaar, (6h-3446m).
Day 06: Acclimatization.
Day 07: Namche to Tengboche Monastery (6h-3687m).
Day 08: Tengboche to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (5h-4600m).
Day 09-27: Mt. Ama Dablam Climbing Period
Day 28: Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 29: Base Camp to Tengboche
Day 30: Tengboche to Namche
Day 31: Namche to Lukla
Day 32: By Plane: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 33: Debriefing at Tourism Industry Division
Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities
Day 35: Departure

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

After your arrival in Kathmandu airport our company member will welcome you in Nepal and drop you to hotel. You will take rest and in the evening meet your guide and climbers. You will have welcome dinner in cultural restaurant.

Day 02: Kathmandu day tour and preparation of climbing.

After having breakfast you will visit Pasupatinath, Shyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu durbar square. After completing the day tour Kathmandu you will prepare for trekking and climbing and do last hour shopping. Checking the equipment & packing, introduction between our staffs and members concerning how do communicate each other.

Day 03: Briefing at Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation

All of us will visit Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Tourism Industry Division.

Will get briefing of climbing there and return to hotel.

Day 04: Fly To Lukla (2800m) (35min) &Trek to Phakding

You may have flight either from Kathmandu or Ramechap. So if flight occurs from Kathmandu you will reach Lukla in 35 minutes. But in case you have flight from Ramechap we will drive to Ramechap and fly to Lukla. From Lukla you will trek to Phakding for maximum 4 hour.

Day 05: Phakding to Namche Bazaar, (6h-3446m).

After having breakfast you will trek towards Namche bazzar. Passing suspension bridges, small villages, forest trials and stone paved path you will reach Namche.

Day 06: Acclimatization.

To save body from altitude sickness you will rest in Namche bazzar for acclimatization. After having breakfast you will do hiking towards Syangboche airport and Everest view hotel. You will have panoramic view of various mountains of Everest region from Syangboche and Everest view hotel.

Day 07: Namche to Pangboche

You will walk around 6 hours from Namche to reach Pangboche. It is the easiest trial of Everest region due to not having more uphill and downhills. You will pass Tengboche, Phungithanga and crosses Dudh Koshi River, Deboche and reach Pangboche.

The elevation of pagbuche is 3900 and today we have to walk 6 hours from Namche.

Day 08: Pangboche to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp

After having breakfast we will trek from Pangboche to Ama Dablam which is also common as side trek of Everest region. It takes around five hours to reach Ama dablam from Pangboche. You will stay in camp and prepare for expedition.

Day 09: Acclimatization and pre climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp

You will stay in Ama Dablam basecamp, do last hour training before expedition. Your body will acclimatize and prevent from altitude sickness.

Day 09-24: Mt. Ama Dablam Climbing Period

It takes around two weeks to complete Mt. Ama Dablam expediton. Daily itinerary may not be fixed during expedition due to uncertain weather. Expedition leader will set up plan and fixed the climbing period. Total three camp will be set up and you will spend 1, 1 day in each camp.

Camp I will be around 5700m, Camp II at around 5900m and Camp III at around 6300m.

Among three camps, camp II is most challenging due to having lesser surface area. You should be more careful in camp II.

Route from camp II to camp III is rocky, icy and snowy. After reaching camp III stay in camp III and next day or early morning you will climb the summit of Ama dablam. Amazing view from summit would be really great.

You will do training, go to high camps and return to low camps for acclimatization. Climbing will be done on good weather only. The climbing period may be long or short than estimated days.

Day 25: Cleaning up Base Camp.

After returning back to Ama dablam base camp, you will take rest and clean the camp before leaving camp. Cleaning is important to save nature and maintain cleanliness in Himalaya.

Day 26: Base Camp to Tengboche

You will return from Base camp and trek to Tengboche for night stay. The heavenly beauty of Ama Dablam from Tengboche reminds your joy of climbing the summit.

Day 27: Tengboche to Namche

After having breakfast, you will return to Namche bazaar, the beautiful and busy town of Everest region. You will celebrate the successful climbing in Namche.

Day 28: Namche to Lukla

You will descend from Namche and reach Lukla till evening. You will follow the Namche to Lukla route passing Jorselye, Manjo, Banker, Toktok, Phakding, Ghap, Thadokoshi and Lukla.

Day 29: Lukla to Kathmandu/Ramechap.

You will return back to Kathmandu from Lukla. You may have direct flight to Kathmandu or  Ramechap. From Ramechap you will drive 4 hours to reach Kathmandu.

Day 30: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities

You will rest in Kathmandu, visit Thamel, enjoy the best food in Kathmandu and do last hour shoping

Day 31: Departure from Nepal

Our company member will drop you to airport and give farewell. Ama Dablam expedition ends after your departure from Nepal but memory, recorded photographs and video always remains with you.

COST INCLUDED

  • 5 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast
  • Climbing permit fee of Mt. Ama Dablam
  • Trek on lodge from Lukla to Base camp and Base camp to Lukla. Food for Base camp during Expedition period
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
  • Porters/Yak from Lukla to Base camp & Base camp to Lukla
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew and flight tickets
  • Plane fare: Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and Helicopter rescue for Nepalese expedition crew.
  • 1:1 climbing Sherpa
  • 1 tent for 2 person for Expedition
  • Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
  • National Park fee of Sagarmatha National Park
  • Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator, Satellite Phone (call basis), Gas heater and Generator
  • Air Cargo to and from Lukla
  • Agency service charge

COST NOT INCLUDE

  • Personal equipment for climbing & trekking
  • Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
  • Lunch & dinner n Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Walkie Talkie permit & Satellite phone permit
  • Personal expenses
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa and staffs’ tip (US$500 to US$1,000)
  • Bar Bills & beverage

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