Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam Expedition

TripGrade: Very Strenuous
Very Strenuous Trekking covers 4000 meters to 6000 meters. No doubt, your physical fitness, and acclimatization are the must. Generally, you walk about 7 hrs every day, but the altitude becomes an obstacle and it is really tough to walk that much. You have to cross the Himalayan passes using basic climbing equipment. Even the trail is steep and may be slippery.

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Duration:

33 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

(6,812m) Mount Ama Dablam.

Group Size

2-10 pax

Trial Access:

Private vehicle, Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Best Season:

Spring (April-May) and autumn (Sept-Oct).

Mount Ama Dablam (6812 m) is one of the beautiful peak located in the Solukhmbu region of Nepal. The literal meaning of Ama Dablam is mother's necklace.

The name comes from the unique shape in which it looks like a mother holding her baby with a chain like a glacier. Hence, considered one of the most elegant peak of the Himalayas.

The peak was first ascended in 1961 through the southwest ridge.

Ama Dablam dominates the eastern sky for all those who trek to the Everest region. Almost every attempt is made from the southwest ridge to the top like the first one made by four climbers, two from New Zealand and 1 from United States and UK.

While this is a minor spike compared to its sky-high neighbors, sometimes even the Everest veterans have issues with the technical issues they face when scaling Ama Dablam. 

The journey begins after a flight to Lukla from where you and your team trek for about 5 days to the base camp of Mount Ama Dablam. The most popular route by far is the Southwest Ridge. Climbers typically set up three camps along the ridge with camp 3 positioned just below and to the right of the hanging glacier, the Dablam.

A special climbing permit and a government-appointed liaison officer are the prerequisites for this expedition. As for any endeavor to the Everest region, spring from March to May is the best time but October also offers ideal conditions for climbing this summit.

Besides the climbing experience, the journey is one of the best experiences where you get very close to Mount Everest and from the top of the peak - you can witness three highest peaks of planet earth. 

Starting Price

USD 7449 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in the land of Everest, Nepal.

Meals included: BB

A representative of Himalayan trekkers with your nameplate will be waiting for you. After arrival meets, greet, welcome, assist and transfer to the overnight staying hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive.

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing and expedition preparation.

Meals included: BB

Today after breakfast you will be picked up by your city guide and takes you to some of the landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and so on.

You will visit some of these and the rest of the time you can do last moment shopping for an expedition by consulting with your expedition guide.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic flight to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (2,650m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will fly to Lukla which is considered as the world adventurous airport. We will take an early Twin Otter flight to Lukla which is the main entrance to the Khumbu Region. This is an adventurous as well as exciting flight, which provides you a stunning view of Everest in the distance.

Upon arrival in Lukla, we will meet all crew members of the expedition and start our journey to Phakding (2650m). Phakding lies at the bank of Dudh Koshi River which drains the whole of the Khumbu region, this small village is on the main trade route through the area. We will stay in well-built lodges.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 3-4 hrs trek.

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We begin this beautiful journey following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream. Expect to be blown away on the first day of the glorious journey to the Mount Pumori.

 As the day progresses we will cross and re-cross the rapid Imja Khola upon sturdy suspension bridges. Since most of the day will be spent traipsing along the banks, the trek will be mostly on a plain stretch. However, towards the end of the day’s trek, we will make a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3440m). The rest of the day is designated for relaxing or exploring the bazaar after having checked into our comfortable lodge.

Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Acclimatization on Namche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We desperately need the spare day in order to adjust to the low oxygen levels. Today we will ascend to Syanboche hill (3900m). From this spot, we can see the mouth-watering view of the entire Everest Region including of course Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanguru, Tawache, Kunde and other small snow-capped peaks. Also, people use to say that you have to be at Syanboche before you die. Furthermore,

we will visit the high Himalayan Sherpa Village- Khumjung, from where you can see the Hillary school. And a little bit of walk from Khumjung we can reach Khunde where we visit the Khunde monastery which depicts the clear picture of local Sherpa culture, traditions and you can also see the sculpture of “Yeti”, which you have heard in myths only. In this acclimatization day, we will spend time hiking and resting which will allow fasting acclimatizing in the high region. After this marvelous view, we will return to Namche for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel / guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs hike

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche (3,850m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

we continue onwards along the banks of the Imja Khola and make our way to Thyangboche (3850m). The start of the trek involves a steep climb out of Namche Bazaar to get to the trail. However, once that’s been overcome, we continue along the well-maintained trail and follow a slight gradient to reach the new elevation.

Upon reaching our destination, you will not be disappointed with the amazing village located on a ridge below the impressive north ridge of the Kang Taiga. The best part about the hike is that you can see the summit of Mt. Everest from almost every part of the path. Following our day’s hike, we will rest at the lodge close to one of the most important monasteries in Nepal.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Ama Dablam base camp (4,600m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With a warm breakfast, we will step uphill towards the base camp of Mount Ama Dablam which will be successfully summited by us in the near future.

Our expedition team members from Himalayan trekkers will set up the camps for an overnight stay at the base camp.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8-27

Climbing period of Mount Ama Dablam (6,812m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

During this time frame, you will be more connected with expedition team members who will train, guide and assist you to meet your dream.

You will acclimatize, stay in various camps and conquer the summit of Mount Ama Dablam ( the most beautiful peak of the world) and return back to the base camp.

Celebration in the camp. Overnight.

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 28

Cleaning up the campsite and return back to Tengboche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After sanitation and cleaning programs at the campsite, we will descend down to Tengboche for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 29

Return back to Namche.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

With warm sunlight and good breakfast, we will descend down to Namche for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 30

Trek back to Lukla.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We proceed along the Dudh Kosi River following the crests and troughs on the grassy banks. We can expect a mostly downhill trek to our finish line with a little rise in the terrain that we will follow at the end of the day to our lodge at Lukla.

Final celebration with all team members of Himalayan trekkers by opening some beers and good food. Overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ guest house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 31

Fly back to Kathmandu and free day.

Meals included: BB

Today we will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu as it lies in the Himalayan region and we cannot be sure about the bad weather.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can go to the spa and massage center to get rid of the pain and tired of trekking.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 30 min drive.

Day 32

Free/spare day.

Meals included: BB

Today is the free day as you can visit some of the Heritage sites of Kathmandu or you can stroll at Thamel and can do last minutes shopping, a souvenir for friends, families, and relatives.

In the evening, Farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers by enjoying a cultural show.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 33

Departure from land of Everest and majestic mountains.

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your flight and takes the feedback of the trip.

Hope to see you again in the next holidays!!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Experienced expedition guide (Everest summit)
  • An experienced cook with 1kitchen helper
  • High altitude climbing (Sherpas) - 1 for 6 members
  • Expedition permit for Ama Dablam
  • Nepal Government liaison officer
  • Sagarmatha National park entry fee and local taxes
  • Airport – hotel – airport land transfers
  • Expedition cargo to/from Lukla (max. 10 kg of personal equipment)
  • Porters from Lukla/Ama Dablam BC/Lukla to carry Members` equipment, food, and fuel to Base Camp and back
  • meal during the trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Flight Fare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • 04 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu  (B&B) Plan with twin sharing room
  • Lodging during trekking
  • High-altitude food for climbing
  • Kitchen utensils in high camps
  • Gas fuel (250 gr) - 5 cartridges per member
  • Gas stove - 1 per tent in high camps
  • Tents - 1 per 3 members
  • Sleeping bags for high camps - 1 per member
  • Ropes - 200 m
  • Ice screws
  • Walkie-talkies -3 ( In Sharing)
  • Satellite phone (5USD per minute)
  • summit treks T-shirts

Whats Not Included

  • Entry Visa Fees for Nepal
  • International Flights Fare
  • More than 4 Nights in Katmandu
  • Personal equipment for the ascent(Climbing)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Katmandu
  • Extra porters if required
  • Tips
  • Russian poiks oxygen( USD $ 450)
  • Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Personal high-altitude Sherpa


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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