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Ama Dablam Expedition

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35 Days






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The Ama Dablam expedition is one of the challenging and technical expedition in Everest region. The steep slope and South ridge expedition route make it difficult for climbing. You have to set up three high camps for Ama Dablam summit climb. Ama Dablam Camp 1 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 expedition to Ama Dablam camp 1. Climbing Ama Dablam offers various levels of difficulty. Base camp to camp I route is moderately difficult and camp I to camp II route is more technical with snowy slopes, steep and compact ice. Similarly,  Camp II to Camp III route is the combination of both snowy path, rocky cliffs and snowy ridges. 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 for an 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 south west ridge, crevices, moraine ridges and scree create difficulties in climbing. Even though expert Sherpa’s 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, the months of March, April May and the autumn season, the month of September, October and November is the best season for the Ama Dablam expedition. You can’t climb Ama Dablam during winter due to extreme cold and in summer due to bad weather.

Ama Dablam Expedition Plan 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, and welcome dinner in the evening
Day 02: Full-day Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley. 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, 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


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

After having breakfast you will visit Pasupatinath, Shyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu durbar square. After completing the tour 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.

All of us will visit the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Tourism Industry Division. Will get a briefing about climbing there and return to the hotel.

You may have a 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.

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

To save your 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 a panoramic view of various mountains of the Everest region from Syangboche and Everest View Hotel.

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

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.

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

It takes around two weeks to complete Mt. Ama Dablam expedition. The daily itinerary may not be fixed during the expedition due to uncertain weather. The expedition leader will set up a plan and fix the climbing period. A total of 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 the estimated days.

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 the Himalayas.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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



  • 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


  • 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

Cost and Date

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35 Days

2023-11-01 - 2023-12-05