Ama Dablam Expedition - 31 Days

About Ama Dablam Expedition

Ama Dablam Expedition is a very famous expedition in the Khumbu region. Located south of Everest and Lhotse, Ama Dablam stands 6,812 meters high from the sea level. The beautiful pyramid shape of the mountain has attracted thousands of climbers over the years. The meaning of Ama Dablam is also very deep. Some say Ama Dablam symbolizes mother protecting its child, whereas some consider it the Matterhorn of the Himalaya or the Mother Necklace.

Ama Dablam Expedition also lets you experience the rich culture and tradition of the Sherpa people. You get to spend time with them and observe their daily lifestyle. Likewise, during the journey, the trail offers tempting landscape views along with panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), Mt. Thamserku, etc (6,623 m).

Climbing Mt. Ama Dablam is a very difficult and well-planned itinerary is needed with professional support to reach the summit. Ama Dablam summit is located at 27°51'42'' N longitude and 86°51'40'' E latitude. Climbed first in 1961, Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition is a once in a lifetime journey that will teach you leadership, survival, and group work. To know more about the expedition, contact us at any time.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you want, you can also join Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Three Passes Trek with Ama Dablam Expedition. These two are very famous excursions in the Khumbu region. Likewise, we also offer tailor-made Ama Dablam Expedition package, where we will create the Ama Dablam Expedition itinerary as per your requirements.

Highlights

  • Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
  • Get to see divers flora and fauna
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Visit the oldest and the biggest monastery of Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery
  • Experience ancient culture and practices of Sherpas
  • Scale Mt. Ama Dablam
  • Get to see stunning landscape and panoramic views of Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Thamserku, etc

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get greeted by one of our team delegates. He/she will take you to the hotel that we have already booked for you. You can rest and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. In the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

The day begins early with a delicious breakfast and a warm cup of coffee. You go on a guided sightseeing tour, where you will visit ancient temples, shrines, palaces, and courtyards. We have arranged a professional guide with you who will brief you about all the places you will visit. In the late afternoon, you prepare for the expedition.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you will get informed about the trail and region. You will meet with your guide. The entire day is dedicated to the preparation of the journey. You will arrange all the documents and gears along with the guide. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

After having a delicious breakfast, you leave for a flight that will lead you to Lukla. From here, you begin trekking and descend to Phakding. The trail follows the Dudh Koshi river and passing by Phakding & other small villages, you reach Monjo.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Monjo is the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. From here, you trek through lush forests observing numerous species of vegetation, wildlife, and birds. The trail crosses many bridges and streams and steeply ascends to Namche Bazar.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Namche Bazar is the tourist hub of the Khumbu region and the biggest Sherpa residence area. Here, you will spend one extra day to acclimate your body with the altitude. You will go on short excursions to Khumjung Village or Everest View Hotel. You can also visit the Everest Photo Gallery or Sherpa Culture Museum.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

From Namche Bazar, the trail gradually heads towards Tengboche village. You trek through several small settlement areas and dense forests. After visiting the Tengboche monastery, you move towards Pangboche through lush forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper, and fir. Likewise, the trail offers superb views of several snow-capped peaks. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you continue trekking towards Ama Dablam Base Camp. The trail gradually ascends towards the base camp offering stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, etc.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Today is your rest day at the base camp. Your team leader will brief you about the route to the summit. He will also teach you basic climbing techniques and proper use of gears like harness, ascender, ice-ax, crampons, rope, etc. This small training will boost your confidence that will help you to summit Mt. Ama Dablam. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

From here onwards, the climbing period begins. Before reaching the summit, you will establish a few different camps at several elevations as per need. The route to the summit will be tough and steep. You have to cross crevasses, ice walls, etc. There will not be many technical sections on the way. Your team leader will fix ropes whenever required and give you full assistance to not only reach the summit but also get back safely to the base camp.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Leaving Ama Dablam Base Camp, you descend to Namche Bazar. The trail pass by many villages and dense forests. You will retrace the same path back to Namche Bazar. On the way, you get to see beautiful scenery and snow-capped mountain views. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you descend through lush forests, crossing many streams. Passing by villages like Monjo, Phakding, etc, you reach Lukla for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

You take a short flight back to Kathmandu. During the flight, you get to see the last view of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. You can explore the nearby area and shop souvenirs during the day. In the evening, you meet with team members over farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You wake up early and prepare to leave. As per your flight departure time, our team representative will take you to the Airport and wishes you a safe flight back to your home.

Cost Details

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • All ground transportation
  • Entry permits for National Park/Local permit/Garbage deposit
  • All climbing permits
  • Experience Sherpas
  • Hotel in kathmadu/bb
  • Trekking guide/Porter salary their insurance and equipment
  • Three meals a day =breakfast/lunch/dinner/tea/coffee
  • Lodge accommodations/Camping arrangements overall
  • All domestic ticket for your destination
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing
  • International airfare and airport tax.
  • Medical and personal high risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charge for Sat phone, communication equipment and commercial filming while on expedition.
  • International flight airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation and meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks for trek, beverages, laundry, telephone call, extra porters etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs or delays cause by out of management control for example, landscape, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear

Useful Information

Ama Dablam Expedition route (southwest route)

Base Camp (4,600m)

The base camp of Mt. Ama Dablam is the biggest grass base camp in Nepal. To spend the day, climbers play different sports like soccer, volleyball, etc. We will establish all the tents on Ama Dablam Base Camp before your arrival. You will spend many days on the base camp to acclimatize yourself before heading towards the higher camps.

Camp I (5,700m)

From Ama Dablam Base Camp, you walk for around five hours to reach Camp I. Walking on a rocky 100m long path, you reach at a slope of 60º, where we will set Camp I. Before reaching Camp I, you encounter fourth class slab. As there are not enough places to set many camps on Camp I, you will share a tent with a fellow group member.

Camp II (5,950m)

Camp I to Camp II is the most technically difficult part. You walk for around three hours to reach Camp II. Walking on an easy fourth class horizontal rock ridge, you climb Yellow Tower and reach Camp II. The exposure to sun and cold increases from here onwards.

Camp III (6,200m)

From Camp II, it is a short distance to Camp III. Walking on mixed terrain of ice and snow, using fixed rope along the entire route, you reach Camp III. You will also cross the Mushroom Ridge (6,150 m) before reaching Camp III. As it is an avalanche-prone area, be careful.

Summit (6,812m)

The day begins mid-night around 11:00-12:00 pm. You begin pushing towards the summit. Before the main summit lies a false summit. From Camp III, you cross two easy snow-ice (40º+) and gradually move to the summit of Mt. Ama Dablam.

Ama Dablam Expedition difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Climbing Mt. Ama Dablam is considered strenuous than climbing Mt. Everest in terms of technical climbing. The route to the summit involves many steep ascends and descends through snow walls, crevasses, moraines, etc. You have to be in good health and physically strong to go on the Ama Dablam Expedition. Likewise, the previous climbing experience is also needed to climb Mt. Ama Dablam.

Altitude sickness can be a major issue you have to look out for during the Ama Dablam Expedition. The trip leads to a high elevation, which can trigger altitude sickness if not given proper attention. Enough acclimatization days in between the trek with plenty of water and good food is needed to avoid altitude sickness. With us, you can trek without any worry as we have designed our Ama Dablam Expedition itinerary with ample rest days.

Best time to go on Ama Dablam Expedition

Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) is the best time to go on Ama Dablam Expedition. The weather mostly remains stable with pleasant climate and clear views during this time of the year.

Accommodation & Meals

The lodge is available in the villages to spend the night. You get basic facilities in the lodge with twin-shared rooms and usually a common washroom. Likewise, while climbing, you stay overnight in camps, which is carried by the crew members. We offer high-quality tents designed for harsh the Himalayas climate. Every member of the groups will get a single sleeping tent with a shared dining tent and washroom tent.

In a lodge, meals will be served as per their menu. You get three meals a day. You will find a good variety of dishes on the menu. Likewise, while climbing, all the meals will be cooked and served by our trained crew members. We will give you delicious, hygienic, and nutritious meals. 

Communication & Electricity

You can get a cellular network in lower elevation. As the remoteness of the region increases, the communication facility will get limited. Likewise, electricity is available almost everywhere. Locals in the higher elevation mainly depend on solar power, therefore charging electric appliances and hot showers can cost you a few bucks. While climbing, we will carry fuel and lights with us.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is necessary to join the Ama Dablam Expedition. You need to get travel insurance from your country as foreigners are not allowed to take travel insurance in Nepal. As the entire Himalayan region is far behind the modern advancement in communication, transportation, and basic health facilities, having travel insurance in hand while traveling will be a reliable option for you. Your travel insurance should cover emergency evacuation, hospital bills, medical bills, flight cancellation, and loss or theft of property. You have to take our insurance in your country.

Guide & Porter

On Ama Dablam Expedition, you will be accompanied by an experienced and professional team of Sherpa guides and porters. Our guides and porters are well-known with the trail and the environment up there in the Himalayas. The Sherpa guide will be government registered and well-trained in many areas from first aid, survival to climbing rocks, etc. Likewise, you will be accompanied by porters who are also well guided and cook delicious meals for you.

Environmental Contribution

During the Ama Dablam Expedition, we will make sure not to harm the fragile Himalayan environment by adopting several sustainable measures. We will carry eco-friendly supplies on the journey. Likewise, we will not use plastic water bottles and clean the camps while returning. Moreover, we also run a small organization that funds education to children of mountain villages.