Mountain Expedition

Ama Dablam Expedition

Nepal

Ama Dablam Expedition

Trip Rating

N/A

Trip Duration

33 Days

Trial Access

Private vehicle, Flight from KTM-Lukla-KTM

Country

Nepal

Max Altitude

Ama Dablam Peak (6,812 m) M

Activity Level

strenous

Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Best Season

Spring (Mar, Apr)

Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

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.

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing & expedition preparation

1,350 m

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.

BB

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3

Scenic flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding

30 mins flight & 3-4 hrs trek

2,800 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazar

5-6 hrs

3,440 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel/ guest house

Day 5

Helicopter

Acclimatization day at Namche

4-5 hrs

3,440 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel / guest house

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche

4-5 hrs

3,850 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 7

Trek to Ama Dablam Base Camp

5-6 hrs

4,600 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented camp

Day 8-27

Mount Ama Dablam climbing period

19 days

6,812 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tented camp

Day 28

Trek back to Tengboche

4-5 hrs

3,850 m

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

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 29

Trek back to Namche

4-5 hrs

3,440 m

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

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel/ guest house

Day 30

Trek back to Lukla

6-7 hrs

2,800 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ guest house

Day 31

Fly back to Kathmandu & free day

30 mins

1,350 m

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.

BB

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 32

Free/spare day

1,350 m

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.

Breakfast & Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 33

Final departure

30 mins

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!!

Breakfast

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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

  • Airport – hotel – airport land transfers
  • 04 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu  (B&B) Plan with twin sharing room
  • Flight Fare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • 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
  • 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
  • Meals during the trek
  • 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
  • Welcome/farewell dinner
  • All government taxes and official expenses

Whats Not Included

  • Entry Visa Fees for Nepal
  • International Flights Fare
  • Accommodation 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
  • Personal expenses including bar bills, laundry, phone bills, etc.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the includes section

Gearlist

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing