Mount Ama Dablam Expedition
Ama Dablam Expedition is the climb to the summit of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Thus, The expedition returns great experience of scaling the Himalayas.
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Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Ama Dablam Expedition is the climb to the summit of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Ama Dablam (6856m). The expedition returns great experience of scaling the Himalayas. The Ama Dablam Expedition explores the majority of the Sagarmatha National Park. So, the views of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), Thamserku (6608m), and other mountains are ever-present on the journey.
Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition takes you to a number of Sherpa villages along the route. The trip also covers the initial trek route same as the classic Everest Base Camp Trek up to Debuche. The route to climb the mountain is sustained and also offers some level of difficulty. The panorama of the mountains from the top of the Ama Dablam (6856m) is certainly one to cherish forever.
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- Hotel stay in Kathmandu as per itinerary
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
- Air fair for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Best available accommodations during the trek
- Porter to carry your baggage
- A government license Holder Climbing guide (Sherpa), Cook and Kitchen boys
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Quality high altitude freeze dried foods & individual packet food.
- EPI gas with the burner for high camp.
- Oxygen cylinder: 4ltr -6 bottles each member 4 bottle each Sherpa
- A Mask and regulator
- All staff insurance.
- A Dining Tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, shower tent and store tent at base camp.
- The heater in dining tents
- Private tent at base camp with mattress.
- All meal for members and staff during the expedition.
- Walky –Talky set for communication
- Sat phone pay call basis.
- Generator and solar panel (power supply and recharging purpose
- A Tented camp during the expedition
- A Rescue Arrangement
- All necessary group climbing equipment like fixed rope, ladder, etc.
- Expedition permit
- Climbing map
- Certificate of Appreciation
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge as per itinerary
- TIMS card(Trekker’s Information Management System)
- First Aid Kit
- Entry Fees wherever required
- Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
- All government taxes and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
- Travel insurance
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee
- International Airfare
- Tips for trekking staffs and summit bonus for sherpa
- Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
- All items not listed in Cost included the section
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
You arrive at Kathmandu to our warmest welcomes. A company representative will lead you to your hotel. If you have any queries about the trip, then please let us know so we can clear them out today. After reaching your hotel have a soulful rest and explore around.
Trip Preparation Day
Today, we take some time off to prepare for the journey while also touring around the valley. Mountaineering, as an adventure sport, requires a wide set of equipment. You can head down to the local market to either rent or purchase the equipment. We also head down to the respective offices to gather all the required permits for mountaineering. We also journey around some of the UNESCO world heritages spread around the valley.
Fly to Lukla (2,840m) then trek to Phakding (2,610m): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
The first day of our trek and we begin our journey making our way towards the airstrip at Lukla. We head out of the valley towards the northern border of the nation making our way past majestic hills. Then, we land at the trail-head located at Lukla. After a brief rest, we begin our journey ascending towards Phakding.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 5-6 hours
Exiting Phakding, the journey takes us through a series of suspension bridges including the famed Hillary suspension bridge. With the beautiful views of Kusum Khangkaru (6,367m), the journey ascends through lush green forests towards Monjo, Chhamuwa, and Bengkar in quick succession. Entering the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail heads over to Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar (3,440 m): acclimatization
The first of our acclimatization days, today, we take some time off in Namche. Here, we can enjoy the pleasant Himalayan landscapes alongside the unique culture and local way of life. Adorning the horizon with views of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7,861m) and surrounding Himalayas. For our acclimatization hike, we make our way towards Khumjung and Khunde enjoying the pleasant landscapes. Khumjung is well known for its Yeti Skull Monastery which is said to house the skull of a real-life Yeti.
Namche Bazaar to Debuche (3,820m)
Beginning our journey through the classic Everest trail, we ascend through the rhododendron forests. Heading away from Namche, the first major settlement after crossing Phunke Tenga is Tengboche. Here, you can make a brief stop at the monastery and enjoy the views of the Mt. Everest (8,848m) alongside Lhotse (8,516m) and Ama Dablam (6,812m). Later, we ascend to Debuche for the night.
Debuche to Pheriche (4,240m): 5-6 hours
Our final day on the classic Everest trail, today, we make our way towards Pheriche. Enjoying the pleasant views of the majestic Everest Himalayan Range on the horizon, the journey ascends pasts the tree line. Crossing Pangboche, the journey takes us to Somare which boasts mesmerizing views of Island Peak (6,189m), Nuptse (7,861m), and Lhotse (8,516m). Ascending through the rugged Himalayan trail, we arrive at Orsho which leads us to Pheriche.
The second of our acclimatization days, today, we take some time off at Pheriche. At Pheriche, we can also learn more about the people, culture, and about the place itself. Pheriche is also the final well-established settlement on the trail. For our acclimatization hike, we take on the majestic hills nearby the hamlet enjoying the glorious views of the Himalayas en route.
Pheriche to Ama Dablam Base Camp (4570m): 5-6 hours
Exiting Pheriche, the trail once again begins to ascend heading towards the Ama Dablam Base Camp. The journey takes us through the rugged Himalayan trails surrounded by rocks and the majestic Himalayas. Heading past pasture lands and several summer settlements, we continue with the views of the Mt. Everest (8,884m), Nuptse (7,861m), Changtse (7,543m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Ama Dablam (6,856m). We gradually ascend towards the Ama Dablam Base Camp.
Acclimatization and Pre-climb training at Ama Dablam Base Camp
The final of our acclimatization days, today, we take time off to make sure everything is in order before beginning the climb. Checking all our equipment and making sure everything is good to go, we also practice for the climb. This offers us a chance to use the equipment at our disposal. Heading back to the camp, we map out an action plan for the climb.
Ascending and Descending of Ama Dablam (6856m)
For the next 9 days, we begin the climb of the majestic Ama Dablam (6,856m). The journey can be split into three different camps. The climb to Camp 1, located at an altitude of 5,700m, requires more technical know-how and how best to use the tools at your disposal. From Camp 1 to Camp 2, there will be heavy use of ropes as we carefully navigate on the trail lines set by the team leader. Trekking to Camp 3 is a different subject altogether as we head past several mountain crevasses and loose footings. The final stretch of the trek from Camp 3 to the summit is; however, less technical as compared to the sections down below. After summiting the majestic Ama Dablam (6,856m), we journey back to the base camp.
Trek back to Lukla
For the next two days, we will ascend back to Lukla crossing numerous villages in quick succession. Depending on our trekking speed, we either stay in Tengboche or if possible descend all the way to Namche Bazaar. Unlike the ascending journey making our way down through the vibrant Himalayan hamlets is a pleasant one. We then head through the lush green forests adorned with rhododendron, pine and fir trees. At the end of the second day, we reach Lukla exiting the Sagarmatha National Park.
Fly back to Kathmandu
The day begins early as we board the flight back to Kathmandu. With one final goodbye to the Himalayas, the journey takes us away from the snowy Himalayan landscapes in favor of the vibrant valley. Touching down at the capital city we make our way directly to the hotel which wraps all our scheduled activities for the trek. For the rest of the day, you are free to head down to the local regions or stay back at the hotel resting from the days of the journey.
Leisure day in Kathmandu| Farewell Dinner
Your final day in Kathmandu will be a free day and you are free to make your way down to the local regions enjoying the stunning capital city on your own. Today is the perfect time to hunt for souvenirs and don’t forget to try out the local delicacies. At the end of the day, you will be treated to a lovely farewell dinner which officially ends our trip.
A company representative will help collect your luggage then accompany you to the airport. We bid farewell today, and after completing your formalities at the airport you should be heading towards home. We part ways hoping our paths cross again and that we did a good job.
Ama Dablam Expedition at a glance
After your arrival, you will visit the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Then, your tour starts from Kathmandu with a short flight to Lukla followed by a trek to Phakding. From Phakding, you’ll head to Namche Bazaar and continue to Debuche via Tengboche. You’ll trek along the Imja River to reach Pheriche via Pangboche. The next stop will be Ama Dablam Base Camp where you’ll acclimatize and train for your climb. Finally, the next two weeks, you’ll ascend to the top and return back to base camp. You pass three camps whose difficulty increase as you proceed to the top. You return to Lukla by retracing your steps via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar. Finally, a short flight brings you back to Kathmandu.
Important Information on Ama Dablam Expedition
Autumn and spring are the best seasons for this trip. Autumn guarantees enchanting views of the Himalayas and decent weather. On the other hand, spring welcomes greenery and peaceful environment on the trails. Above all, it is also important to have previous experience or training before going on the Ama Dablam Expedition.
Visit Lhasa is best known for its trips to numerous places in Nepal. We offer you experienced guides, climbers, and porters on the Ama Dablam Expedition. Likewise, we also provide excellent transportation and accommodation services.
- Front row seats to the world’s tallest Himalayas including the Mt. Everest (8848m)
- Enjoy the beauty of the Sagarmatha National Park
- The thrill of conquering one of the most beautiful Himalayas in the world, Mt. Ama Dablam (6856m)
- The unique and vibrant culture of the Sherpa community
Geography : Mountains/Glaciers/Forests
Location : Solukhumbu
Level of Difficulty : Strenuous
Duration of Trip : 30 days
Max Altitude : 6856 m
Religions : Buddhist
Ethnic People : Sherpa
Accommodation : Lodge/Teahouse/Hotel
Transportation : Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Minimum Pax : 2
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